Comparison of the efficacy and safety of a doravirine-based, three-drug regimen in treatment-naive HIV-1 positive adults: A bayesian network meta-analysis


Introduction: Extensive use of antiretroviral therapy has remarkably improved the survival rates of people living with HIV. Doravirine (DOR) is a newly-approved antiretroviral belonging to the class of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Here, we compared the efficacy and safety of DOR + tenofovir dipivoxil fumarate (TDF)+Lamivudine (3TC)/Emtritabine (FTC) with traditional triple therapies in treatment-naA_ve HIV-1-positive adults. Methods: Randomized controlled trials involving treatment-naA_ve HIV-1-positive adults that met inclusion criteria were systematically retrieved and data on the following outcomes extracted: virological suppression, adverse events, severe adverse events, and drug-related adverse events. A Bayesian network meta-analysis was then performed on the data. Results: This study included a total of 39 randomized controlled trials involving 26 antiretroviral therapies and 21,110 HIV1-positive patients. At week 48, relative to the other 25 regimens included in the network of virological suppression, DOR + TDF+3TC/FTC exhibited superiority to some efavirenz, nevirapine, atazanavir, or lopinavir-based regimens, including efavirenz + abacavir+3TC [Odd Ratio (OR) = 0.52, 95% confidence interval (CrI) = 0.35-0.77]. At week 48, the performance of DOR + TDF+3TC/FTC was relatively similar to all other analyzed regimens in terms of adverse events. The DOR + TDF+3TC/FTC regimen performed better in terms of severe adverse events and drug-related adverse events. Conclusion: The network meta-analysis showed that DOR + TDF+3TC/FTC has good efficacy and safety at 48 weeks.


Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhou J, Xu L, Zhou C, Chen G, Huang X




  • Epidemiology and Determinants of Health
    • Epidemiology
  • Population(s)
    • General HIV+ population
  • Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Engagement and Care Cascade
  • Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Treatment
  • Health Systems
    • Delivery arrangements


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