11 September 2018
However, if women taking cART solely for the purpose of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV were omitted from the analyses, there were no differences between men and women in the time to virologic rebound. [...] Time to virologic suppression for both men and women has decreased over time while the duration of suppression has remained stable, irrespective of the calendar year of cART initiation. [...] 1 Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Cohort Study Fact Sheet OCS Fact Sheet September 11, 2018 What were the main results of the study? Study investigators found that the time to virologic load suppression was longer for men compared to women (4.8 months compared to 4 months) but that men tended to have more durable viral suppression compared to women (9% of men experienced viral rebound within. [...] What do the study results mean for the treatment and care of people living with HIV? The study results were consistent with previous studies indicating improved time to viral suppression over the past decade as a result of improved, more tolerable drugs with simplified dosing requirements (e.g., once daily dosing) becoming available. [...] The OCS was established to improve our understanding of HIV and to inform HIV prevention, care and treatment strategies for people living with HIV and groups at increased risk of HIV infection.