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Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Effects of switching from efavirenz to raltegravir on endothelial function, bone mineral metabolism, inflammation, and renal function: a randomized, controlled trial.


PMID 24278992

Abstract

We performed a randomized controlled trial in 30 HIV-infected participants to either continue tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz (Continuation Group) or switch to tenofovir/emtricitabine/raltegravir (Switch Group) for 24 weeks. There were no significant differences in the changes in flow-mediated dilation, 25(OH) vitamin D, or parathyroid hormone levels. Total cholesterol, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, serum alkaline phosphatase, sCD14 levels, and renal function significantly declined in the Switch Group compared with the Continuation Group; however, sCD163 levels significantly increased in the Switch Group. These findings suggest that raltegravir is not inherently more beneficial to endothelial function compared with efavirenz but may impact renal function and monocyte activation.