Assess the Downregulation of HIV-1 When Raltegravir is Added to a Virologically Suppressed HAART Regimen

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Brandorff, National Jewish Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00738569
First received: August 19, 2008
Last updated: April 1, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not adding Raltegravir to a fully suppressive antiretroviral regimen will assist in reducing HIV-1 associated chronic inflammation and increase the t-lymphocyte memory cell pool.


Condition Intervention
HIV
Drug: Raltegravir

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Assess the Downregulation of HIV-1 Associated Chronic Inflammation in Patients With Limited Immunologic Responses When Raltegravir is Added to a Virologically Suppressed HAART Regimen

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Further study details as provided by National Jewish Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quantitative changes in activated CD4+/CD8+ T-lymphocytes, pro-inflammatory cytokines and the central memory cell pool [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure the change in circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocytes [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Determine whether the circulating CD8+ T-lymphocyte count or the CD4+/CD8+ ratio can serve as a surrogate marker for suppression of chronic inflammation [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Raltegravir Drug: Raltegravir
Raltegravir 400 mg PO BID for 12 months
Other Name: Brand name is Isentress

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. HIV-positive by Western blot or viral load
  3. Viral load < 400 copies/ml
  4. CD4+ T-lymphocyte count less than 350 cells/mm3 or change in CD4+ T-lymphocyte count < 100 cells/mm3 for at least one year on stable HAART with viral load < 400 copies/ml for the same period of time

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. CD4+ T-lymphocyte count greater than or equal to 350 cells/mm3 or rise in CD4+ T-lymphocyte count greater than or equal to 100 cells/mm3 within one year of study entry
  2. Viral load > 400 copies/ml
  3. Allergy or resistance to raltegravir
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00738569

Locations
United States, Colorado
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80206
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Jewish Health
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kenneth A Lichtenstein, MD National Jewish Health
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jennifer Brandorff, Regulatory Manager, National Jewish Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00738569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Merck HIV
Study First Received: August 19, 2008
Last Updated: April 1, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by National Jewish Health:
Chronic inflammation
memory cells
activated t-lymphocytes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 29, 2014