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Effectiveness of the Early Addition of Abacavir to an Anti-HIV Drug Combination

Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID) · Aug 30, 2001

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Trial Information

Current as of July 14, 2024

Completed

Keywords

Placebos Hiv 1 Drug Therapy, Combination Rna, Viral Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Anti Hiv Agents Viral Load Abacavir

Description

Combination antiretroviral therapy can offer patients potent suppression of HIV replication and improved immunologic functioning. However, despite aggressive antiretroviral regimens currently in use, only about 50 to 60 percent of patients attain plasma viral loads below 50 copies/ml after 24 weeks. Initiating treatment with a 4-drug regimen may increase this percentage, but this may also contribute to patient non-adherence, drug-related toxicities, potential cross-resistance to drugs used in future regimens, and high financial costs. Another strategy is early intensification (adding a sing...

Gender

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Eligibility criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Patients may be eligible for this study if they:
  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have been taking anti-HIV therapy that includes at least 3 anti-HIV drugs and is an acceptable anti-HIV drug combination for 60 to 104 days before study treatment. Patients must not have changed any of the drugs in the 28 days before study entry. (This study has been changed by extending the number of days that anti-HIV therapy has been received.)
  • Have a viral load greater than 500 but less than or equal to 10,000 copies/ml and have had a significant decrease in viral load between 49 and 84 days after starting this anti-HIV therapy. (This study has been changed by extending the length of time of viral load decrease.)
  • Are at least 13 years old (consent of parent or guardian required if under 18).
  • Agree to practice abstinence or use barrier method of birth control (such as condoms) during the study and for 3 months after.
  • Exclusion Criteria
  • Patients will not be eligible for this study if they:
  • Have ever taken ABC.
  • Have received anti-HIV therapy for more than 104 days in the past. (This study has been changed by extending the number of days that anti-HIV therapy has been received.)
  • Have a fever for 7 days in the 30 days before study entry.
  • Have cancer, including Kaposi's sarcoma, that requires chemotherapy.
  • Have an active infection that requires treatment in the 21 days before study entry.
  • Have any opportunistic (AIDS-related) infection or disease that requires a change in medication in the 14 days before study entry.
  • Have any medical condition or history of an illness that the doctor feels would place them at risk or make them unable to complete the study.
  • Are taking drugs that affect the immune system or any experimental anti-HIV drugs, except for their current drug combination.
  • Are taking St. John's wort. (This study has been changed. Previously, patients taking St. John's wort were eligible.)
  • Have received a vaccine in the 21 days before study entry.
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Attachments

readout_NCT00001132_2024-07-14.pdf

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NCT00001132_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

New York, New York, United States

West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Rochester, New York, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

San Jose, California, United States

Stanford, California, United States

Stanford, California, United States

Torrance, California, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Buffalo, New York, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

San Juan, , Puerto Rico

Los Angeles, California, United States

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

St Louis, Missouri, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Menlo Park, California, United States

New York, New York, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

People applied

Timeline

First submit

Trial launched

Trial updated

Estimated completion

Not reported

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