6th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV (IWADRLH) 26-28 October 2004, Washington
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base
This annual workshop, largely focused on lipodystrophy and metabolic complications, provides an opportunity to assess research developments over the previous year. It also addresses the implications on clinical practice, and to a more limited extent, the implications for clinical management. From a community perspective, this research is painfully slow, often based on in vitro cell studies and mouse and rat models.
The clinical approach for management of lipodystrophy in not addressed in a comprehensive way, but interesting individual studies, including treatment interventions, are usually included.
The meeting also includes invited lectures from expert in non-HIV related fields that gives useful insight into HIV-related lipids changes.
The areas covered in this report are:
- Nucleoside analogue-related mitochondrial toxicity and link to lipoatrophy: effect of non-thymidine analogues abacavir and tenofovir
- 25% patients take Kaletra on an empty stomach: dietary advice often missed at ‘centre of excellence’
- Coronary artery bypass graft is safe in HIV-positive patients but shows higher risk of longer term events
The excellent AEGiS conference abstract library already contains abstracts from this meeting:
Unless stated otherwise, all references are to the Programme and Abstracts from the 6th IWADRLH meeting published in Antiviral Therapy 2004.