Durable efficacy of enfuvirtide over 48 weeks in heavily treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected patients in the T-20 versus optimized background regimen only 1 and 2 clinical trials

Mark Nelson, Keikawus Arastéh, Bonaventura Clotet, David A. Cooper, Keith Henry, Christine Katlama, Jacob P. Lalezari, Adriano Lazzarin, Julio S G Montaner, Mary O'Hearn, Peter J. Piliero, Jacques Reynes, Benoit Trottier, Sharon L. Walmsley, Calvin Cohen, Joseph J. Eron, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Joep Lange, Hans Jürgen Stellbrink, Jean François DelfraissyNeil E. Buss, Lucille Donatacci, Cynthia Wat, Lynn Smiley, Martin Wilkinson, Adeline Valentine, Denise Guimaraes, Ralph DeMasi, Jain Chung, Miklos P. Salgo

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Background: The T-20 Versus Optimized Background Regimen Only (TORO) 1 and TORO 2 clinical trials are open-label, controlled, parallel-group, phase 3 studies comparing enfuvirtide plus an optimized background (OB) of antiretrovirals (n = 661) with OB alone (n = 334) in treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected patients. Methods: The primary objective at week 48 was to investigate durability of efficacy, as measured by the percentage of patients maintaining their week 24 response or improving. Efficacy analyses used the intent-to-treat population. Results: A total of 73.7% of patients randomized to the enfuvirtide group remained on treatment through week 48 versus 21.3% originally randomized to the control group. At week 48, a higher proportion of week 24 responders maintained their response or were new responders in the enfuvirtide group than in the control group in each responder category: HIV-1 RNA level ≥1.0 log10 change from baseline,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-412
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005



  • Efficacy
  • Enfuvirtide
  • Fusion inhibitor
  • HIV
  • Subgroups
  • TORO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Immunology

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