We conducted a pilot study to assess the effect of atorvastatin on HIV replication. Patients with stable HAART-controlled infection interrupted therapy and were randomly assigned to a control group or to start atorvastatin 40 or 80 mg/day. Statin groups showed lower serum cholesterol but similar viral loads and CD4 T-cell counts to the control group at weeks 4 and 12. Paradoxically, baseline serum cholesterol, but not atorvastatin, influenced viral rebound at week 4. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2006|