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HLA‐Bw4 homozygosity is associated with an impaired CD4 T cell recovery after initiation of antiretroviral therapy

Rauch, A., Nolan, D., Furrer, H., McKinnon, E., John, M., Mallal, S., Gaudieri, S., Günthard, H.F., Schmid, P., Battegay, M., Hirschel, B., Telenti, A., James, I. and Swiss HIV Cohort Study, . (2008) HLA‐Bw4 homozygosity is associated with an impaired CD4 T cell recovery after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 46 (12). pp. 1921-1925.

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Abstract

We assessed the influence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles HLA-Bw4 and HLA-Bw6 on CD4 T cell recovery after starting successful combination antiretroviral therapy in 265 individuals. The median gains in the CD4 T cell count after 4 years were 258 cells/μL for HLA-Bw4 homozygotes, 321 cells/μL for HLA-Bw4/Bw6 heterozygotes, and 363 cells/μL for HLA-Bw6 homozygotes (P = .01 , compared with HLA- Bw4 homozygotes). HLA-Bw4 homozygosity appears to predict an impaired CD4 T cell recovery after initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Copyright: © 2008 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2853
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