Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread, TDF)

Published October 02, 2001; Updated June 2018
Susa Coffey, MD
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13. Schooley  RT, Ruane  P, Myers  RA, Beall  G, Lampiris  H, Berger  D, Chen  SS, Miller  MD, Isaacson  E, Cheng  AK; Study 902 Team.
Tenofovir DF in antiretroviral-experienced patients: results from a 48-week, randomized, double-blind study. AIDS. 2002 Jun;16(9):1257-63
[PubMed ID: 12045491]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of once daily doses of tenofovir DF (TDF) administered in combination with other antiretroviral therapy (ART) in treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected patients with incomplete virological suppression. DESIGN: One-hundred and eighty-nine subjects with plasma HIV-1 RNA levels between 400 and 100,000 copies/ml and stable ART (> or = 8 weeks) were randomized (2 : 2 : 2 : 1 ratio) to add TDF 75 mg, 150 mg, or 300 mg or placebo to existing ART in a double-blinded manner. After 24 weeks, patients initially randomized to placebo received blinded TDF 300 mg. METHODS: Efficacy was analyzed by the mean changes HIV-1 RNA levels (log10 copies/ml plasma; DAVG(xx)) from week 0 to weeks 4, 24, and 48. Safety was analyzed by incidence of grade 3 or 4 clinical and laboratory adverse events. RESULTS: At baseline, patients had mean 4.6 years prior ART use with 94% having HIV-1 with nucleoside-associated resistance mutations. There were statistically significant decreases in DAVG(4) and DAVG(24) for all doses of TDF compared with placebo, with the greatest effect seen with TDF 300 mg (DAVG(4), -0.62, P < 0.001; DAVG(24), -0.58; P < 0.001; DAVG(48), -0.62). The incidence of adverse events was similar among the TDF groups and placebo through week 24. Throughout the 48-week study, no significant changes in renal function were observed. CONCLUSIONS: In treatment-experienced patients with baseline nucleoside resistance mutations, TDF provided dose-related, durable reductions in HIV-1 RNA. Through 24 weeks, the safety profile of TDF was similar to that of placebo.