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Abstract. The aim of the study was  to evaluate the associations between the polymorphism rs8099917 IL-28β and changing of HIV viral load and the effectiveness of high active antiretroviral therapy during the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in HIV-infected patients. 80 HIV/HCV-infected patients were recruited in the study. Antiviral therapy was performed with pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin combined with concomitant HIV therapy. Polymerase chain method was used for the gene polymorphism IL 28b (rs8099917) and HIV viral load estimation. More than half (56.25%) patients treated with combined therapy showed a significant decrease in CD4 T-lymphocytes in TG- and TT-genotype groups. Furthermore, viral load of HIV RNA significantly declined in the group with TT genotype during the treatment. It was concluded that rs8099917 polymorphism of the gene IL-28β affects the dynamics of the HIV RNA viral load in HIV-infected patients receiving concomitant therapy for treatment of viral hepatitis C. Herewith, rs8099917 polymorphism combined with other factors can be used as a predictor of high active antiretroviral therapy effectiveness.

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E. S. Kovaleva

State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd

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 Assistant Professor, Department of clinical laboratory diagnostics

400131, Russian Federation, Volgograd, Pavshikh Bortsov Sq., 1

Russian Federation


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