A Phase I Trial of Peptide T: Efficacy for the Neuropsychiatric Complications of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2002 by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00000393
First received: January 17, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 2002

January 17, 2000
June 23, 2005
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A Phase I Trial of Peptide T: Efficacy for the Neuropsychiatric Complications of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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To study the safety, toxicology, and activity of Peptide T (D-Ala-1-peptide-T-amide) in humans and to find out more about the ability of peptide T to prevent, halt, and/or reverse AIDS-associated immunologic disturbances.

Recent information suggests that the central nervous system (CNS) is often impaired in HIV-infected individuals. The dysfunction of the CNS may be either a direct or an indirect result of HIV infection. One method to prevent HIV infection is to block entry of the virus into the cells of the body. Peptide T shows laboratory evidence of blocking the entrance of HIV into cells that are susceptible to HIV infection. Studies that have been done indicate that peptide T is nontoxic in the doses that are used in this study.

AIDS patients with minimal (group 1) or moderate (group 2) cognitive dysfunction (mental impairment) receive an increasing schedule of three dosage levels of peptide T. All patients receive an intravenous (IV) dose of peptide T for 10 days followed by the intermediate dose and then the highest dose, each intravenously for 10 days. Following successful completion of 3 IV doses, four patients participate in an intranasal pharmacokinetic (blood level study) dosage trial of 3 doses (different from IV) of peptide T once for each of 3 successive days. Follow-up continues for up to 1 year.

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Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • HIV Infections
  • Cognition Disorders
Drug: Peptide T
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Active, not recruiting
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of either opportunistic infection and/or Kaposi's sarcoma, and/or serologic evidence of past infection with HIV. Ability to give informed consent.
  • Allowed but discouraged: Antiretroviral medication. Immunomodulating medication. Psychoactive medication.
  • Not breast-feeding
  • Abstinence or agree to use barrier methods of birth control / contraception during the study
  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • CD4 >= 200 cells/mm3 (200 - 300 - 400 - 500 - 600 - 700 - 800 plus).
  • Creatinine <= 1.6 mg/dl
  • Hemoglobin >= 12 g/dl
  • Platelet Count >= 100000 /mm3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with the following diseases or symptoms are excluded: Space-occupying lesion in brain. Life-threatening opportunistic infection at time of entry into trial. History of major psychiatric illness prior to 1977 or time of initial exposure to HIV, if that is known.
  • Patients with the following diseases or symptoms are excluded: Space-occupying lesion in brain. Life-threatening opportunistic infection at time of entry into trial. History of major psychiatric illness prior to 1977 or time of initial exposure to HIV, if that is known.
  • Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

Antiretroviral agents. Anticancer treatments. Psychoactive agents.

Excluded within 4 months of study entry:

Suramin.

  • Avoid: Antiretroviral medication. Immunomodulating medication. Psychoactive medication.
  • Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

Radiation.

  • Breast-feeding
  • Positive pregnancy test
  • Pregnant
  • No abstinence or no agreement to use barrier methods of birth control / contraception during the study
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18 Years and older
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00000393
89 MH-28
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Study Chair: Bridge TP
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
April 2002

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