What are the DHHS guidelines for treatment-naive patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Dec 02, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The April 2015 DHHS guideline lists the following regimens as preferred in treatment-naive patients:

  • INSTI-based regimens are as follows:
    • Dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine (DTG/ABC/3TC) - only for patients who are HLA-B*5701–negative
    • DTG plus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC)
    • Elvitegravir/cobicistat/TDF/FTC (EVG/c/TDF/FTC) - only for patients with pre-ART CrCl of >70 mL/min
    • Raltegravir (RAL) plus TDF/FTC
  • The PI/r-based regimen is darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) plus TDF/FTC
  • HIV-2 is intrinsically resistant to NNRTIs and enfuvirtide.

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