The investigation of genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance in the context of the South African national antiretroviral roll-out programme

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dc.contributor.advisor Preiser, Wolfgang en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Nachega, Jean en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, Gert Uves en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Pathology. en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-14T09:39:12Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-30T10:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-14T09:39:12Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2012-03-30T10:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20254 en_ZA
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--Stellenbosch University, 2012. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction: Since the South African public sector antiretroviral roll-out programme started in 2004, the success of antiretroviral combination therapy (cART) has been experienced in terms of survival, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and quality of life. However, as the programme matures, viral resistance to the constituent drugs will increase. Monitoring antiretroviral drug resistance (ARVDR) should therefore be a priority in the public health approach to HIV treatment. Methods: A cross-sectional investigation of genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance in: a) HIV-infected mothers who were exposed to a PMTCT regimen of short course azidothymidine (AZT) with single dose nevirapine (NVP) during labour. b) HIV-infected adults and children who were cART-naïve (transmitted or initial resistance). c) HIV-infected adults and children who were failing cART (drug-induced or acquired resistance). In case of adults, this includes patients on a first-line, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase (NNRTI)-based regimen, or on a second-line, protease inhibitor (PI)-based regimen, and in case of children, this includes patients on a first-line PI-based regimen. Results: In mothers who received a PMTCT-regimen that combined AZT and NVP the prevalence of NNRTI resistance mutations was 17.1% (95% CI: 8.7-25.6%). The prevalence of transmitted ARVDR in adults was low, as was initial ARVDR in young children (mostly PMTCT-exposed), except for NNRTI resistance in children who had received NVP as part of PMTCT. Drug-induced resistance was found in adults failing first-line NNRTI-based cART, with 83% having resistance to ≥1 drug. In contrast, adult patients failing second-line PI-based cART had a low prevalence of PI resistance; the predominant reason for failure was poor drug exposure, as detected by measuring lopinavir concentrations in blood plasma and hair samples. In contrast, PI resistance in children was not rare, largely due to historic exposure to un-boosted PIs. This resulted in extensive resistance to PIs and reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTI) in some children. Conclusions: A combined regimen of short course AZT with intrapartum NVP for PMTCT may, in addition to reducing the risk of neonatal infection, also reduce the risk of NVP resistance in the mothers compared to a regimen of NVP only. In South Africa, the prevalence of transmitted ARVDR remains low relative to industrialised countries, probably as comparatively little time has elapsed since the scale-up of cART. Adults failing first-line cART are likely to respond to second-line cART, without failure due to resistance. However some children with PI and RTI resistance cannot be adequately treated with drugs currently available through the roll-out programme. This emphasizes the urgent need for a rational and science-based approach to managing cART-experienced children, including access to additional drugs to form a third-line paediatric cART regimen. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Inleiding: Sedert die begin van die Suid Afrikaanse publieke sektor antiretrovirale uitrol program in 2004 is die sukses van antiretrovirale kombinasie-behandeling (k-ARB) ervaar in terme van oorlewing, voorkoming van moeder na kind oordrag (VMKO) en lewenskwaliteit. Nietemin, sal weerstandigheid teen die middels wat in die antiretrovirale program gebruik word toeneem soos wat die program gevestig raak. Die monitoring van antiretrovirale middel-weerstandigheid is derhalwe ‘n prioriteit in gemeenskap-gesondheid benadering tot MIV behandeling. Metodes: ‘n Deursnit ondersoek van genotipiese antiretrovirale middel-weerstandigheid in: a) MIV-geïnfekteerde moeders wat blootgestel is aan VMKO regimen bestaande uit ‘n kort kursus AZT met ‘n enkeldosis nevirapien (NVP) tydens kraam. b) MIV-geïnfekteerde volwassenes en kinders wat komibinasieterapie-naïef (oorgedraagde of inisiële weerstandigheid) is. c) MIV-geïnfekteerde volwassenes en kinders wat k-ARB faal (middel-geïnduseerde weerstandigheid). In geval van volwassenes, sluit dit pasiënte op ‘n eerste-linie, non-nucleosied tru-transkriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-regimen, en tweede-linie protease inhibitor (PI)-gebaseerde regimen, en in geval van kinders, sluit dit pasiënte in op ‘n eerste-linie PI-gebaseerde regimen. Resultate: In moeders wat ‘n gekombineerde AZT en NVP VMKO-regimen ontvang het, was die voorkoms van NNRTI weerstandigheid 17.1% (95%-vertrouensinterval: 8.7-25.6%). Die voorkoms van oorgedraagde ARVMW in MIV-geïnfekteerde volwassenes en kinders wat kombinasieterapie-naïef is, was laag, so ook ARVMW in jong kinders (meestal VMKO-blootgestel), behalwe vir non-nukleosied tru-transkriptase inhibitor (NNRT) weerstandigheid in kinders wat NVP ontvang het deur VMKO. Middel-geïnduseerde weerstandigheid was gevind in volwassenes wat die eerste-linie NNRTI-gebaseerde k-ARB gefaal het, met 83% wat weerstandigheid teen ≥1 middel het. Volwassenes wat ‘n tweede-linie protease inhibitor (PI) –gebaseerde k-ARB gefaal het , het ‘n lae voorkoms van PI weerstandigheid, met die oorwegenede oorsaak, swak middel-bloostelling, soos bepaal deur van lopinavir-konsentrasies in bloed plasma en hare. In teenstelling hiermee was PI weerstandigheid nie skaars in kinders nie, hoofsaaklik weens historiese blootstelling an ongeskraagde PI-behandeling. Dit het tot uitgebreide weerstandigheid tot PIs en tru-transkritptase inhibitors (RTI) in sommige kinders gelei. Gevolgtrekkings: ‘n Gekombineerde regimen van ‘n kort kursus AZT met NVP tydens kraam vir VKMO, mag bykomend tot die vermindering die risiko van pasgebore infeksie, ook die kans vir weerstandigheid teen NVP in die moeders verlaag in vergelyking met ‘n regimen van NVP-alleen. Die voorkoms van oorgedraagde ARVMW is tans laag in vergelyking met geïndustrialiseerde lande, waarskynlik aangesien daar nog betreklik min tyd verloop het sedert k-ART wyd beskikbaar gemaak is. Volwassenes wat eerstelyn kombinasie terapie faal sal waarskynlik goed reageer op tweede-linie terapie, sonder terapie faling weens middelweerstandigheid. Daarenteen kan sommige kinders met protease inhibitor en tru-transkriptase weerstandigheid nie voldoende behandel word met die huidig-beskikbare middels in die uitrol program nie. Dit beklemtoon die dringende noodsaaklikheid van ‘n rasionele en wetenskaplike benadering tot k-ART in kinders, met ‘n lang terapie geskiedenis, wat toegang tot bykomende medikasie behels om `n derde-linie regimen saam te stel. af_ZA
dc.format.extent 60 p. ill.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.subject Antiretroviral drug en_ZA
dc.subject Viral resistance en_ZA
dc.subject South African National antiretroviral roll-out programme en_ZA
dc.subject Antiretroviral drug resistance (ARVDR) en_ZA
dc.subject Antiretroviral drugs en_ZA
dc.subject Highly active antiretroviral therapy -- South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Pathology en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Pathology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pathology en_ZA
dc.title The investigation of genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance in the context of the South African national antiretroviral roll-out programme en_ZA
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University en_ZA


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