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Hospitalizations common in patients with HIV receiving contraindicated interacting medications

KEY POINT

A higher proportion of persons with HIV starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) and receiving contraindicated coadministered medications were hospitalized within the first year compared with those not receiving interacting medications, according to an observational study published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

SOURCES

Sangiovanni RJ, et al. Relationship between contraindicated drug–drug interactions and subsequent hospitalizations among patients living with HIV initiating combination antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2019;[Epub ahead of print]. 

University of Liverpool. HIV drug interactions. Accessed March 1, 2019.