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A health economic analysis.

Antiretroviral dose reduction is a feasible approach to cost reduction and therefore wider access to HIV treatment. It would also reduce adverse events, improving tolerability and favouring adherence. We advocate for large, well-controlled non-inferiority trials the results of which could lead to a large scale reduction in antiretroviral doses.

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Tropical Medicine and International Health
Volume / Volumen: 18
Number / Número: 1
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 40-44
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: january

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Principal institution where the research took place
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University of Botswana School of Medicine, Gaborone, Gaborone, Botswana

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Other articles written by the author Sandro Vento
Otros artículos de Sandro Vento

Vento S, Garofano T, Renzini C, Cainelli F, Casali F, Ghironzi G, Ferraro T, Concia E. Fulminant hepatitis associated with hepatitis A virus superinfection in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
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Vento S, Cainelli F, Mirandola F, Cosco L, Di Perri G, Solbiati M, Ferraro T, Concia E. Fulminant hepatitis on withdrawal of chemotherapy in carriers of hepatitis C virus.
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Vento S, Guella L, Mirandola F, Cainelli F, Di Perri G, Solbiati M, Ferraro T, Concia E. Epstein-Barr virus as a trigger for autoimmune hepatitis in susceptible individuals.
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Vento S, Di Perri G, Garofano T, Concia E, Bassetti D. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia during primary HIV-1 infection.
Lancet 1993; 342: 24-25.

Vento S, Garofano T, Di Perri G, Dolci L, Concia E, Bassetti D. Identification of hepatitis A virus as a trigger for autoimmune chronic hepatitis type 1 in susceptible individuals.
Lancet 1991; 337: 1183-87.

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Lancet 1987; ii: 119-22.

Vento S, O’Brien CJ, McFarlane IG, Williams R, Eddleston ALWF. T-cell inducers of suppressor lymphocytes control liver-directed autoreactivity.
Lancet 1987; i: 886-88.

Vento S, O’Brien CJ, McFarlane BM, McFarlane IG, Eddleston ALWF, Williams R. T lymphocyte sensitization to hepatocyte antigens in autoimmune chronic active hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis: evidence for different underlying mechanisms and different antigenic determinants as targets.
Gastroenterology 1986; 91: 810-17.

O‘Brien CJ, Vento S, Donaldson PT, McSorley CG, McFarlane IG, Williams R, Eddleston ALWF. Cell-mediated immunity and suppressor T cell defects to liver-derived antigens in families of patients with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis.
Lancet 1986; i: 350-53.

Vento S, Hegarty JE, Bottazzo GF, Macchia E, Williams R, Eddleston ALWF. Antigen-specific suppressor cell function in autoimmune chronic active hepatitis.
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Sandro Vento was invited by SIIC on
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2013, march 22
  The authors' report was accepted on
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2017, june 10
The authors' report was accepted on
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2017, june 10
Published in siicsalud
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2017, september 8

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Clinical Pharmacology
Farmacología Clínica


Health Care Management
Administración Hospitalaria


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Dose Reduction of Antiretrovirals: A Feasible and Testable Approach to Expand HIV Treatment in Developing Countries

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Sandro Vento1, Massimiliano Lanzafame2, Emanuela Lattuada3, Francesca Cainelli4, Umberto Restelli5, Emanuela Foglia6

6 Phd, Centre For Research On Health Economics, Social And Health Care Management, Universita` Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza

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