A Study of Three Treatment Combinations Using Zidovudine Plus Lamivudine Plus Indinavir in HIV-Infected Patients

This study has been completed.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001084
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: May 1, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

November 2, 1999
May 1, 2012
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A Study of Three Treatment Combinations Using Zidovudine Plus Lamivudine Plus Indinavir in HIV-Infected Patients
A Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Three Maintenance Regimens for HIV-Infected Subjects Receiving Induction Therapy With Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Indinavir

To compare the proportion of patients who sustain suppression of plasma HIV RNA to undetectable levels [AS PER AMENDMENT 09/19/97: below 200 copies/mL by Roche UltraSensitive assay] among the 3 regimens during the maintenance phase.

The objective of antiretroviral therapy is to reduce HIV replication, preserve immunologic function and delay the development of HIV-related complications. In patients administered potent antiretroviral regimens, HIV RNA levels are reduced below 500 copies/ml of plasma and below the level of detection of commercially available assays. This protocol attempts to learn if a less intensive regimen can successfully sustain viral suppression after induction with a triple-drug regimen. The study also addresses whether HIV can be eradicated in patients following prolonged treatment with induction and maintenance regimens.

The objective of antiretroviral therapy is to reduce HIV replication, preserve immunologic function and delay the development of HIV-related complications. In patients administered potent antiretroviral regimens, HIV RNA levels are reduced below 500 copies/ml of plasma and below the level of detection of commercially available assays. This protocol attempts to learn if a less intensive regimen can successfully sustain viral suppression after induction with a triple-drug regimen. The study also addresses whether HIV can be eradicated in patients following prolonged treatment with induction and maintenance regimens.

All patients will receive open label induction therapy with zidovudine (ZDV), lamivudine (3TC) and indinavir (IDV) for 6 months. Following the 6 month induction phase, patients with undetectable plasma HIV RNA at weeks 16, 20 and 24 will enter the maintenance phase [blinded maintenance phase AS PER AMENDMENT 09/19/97] and be randomized to one of three maintenance regimens, i.e., either continued ZDV/3TC/IDV (control), or ZDV/3TC/IDV placebo or ZDV placebo/3TC placebo/IDV. Prior to randomization, patients are stratified according to entry HIV RNA level (greater than or equal to 30,000 or less than 30,000 copies/ml) and by prior ZDV therapy (at least 7 days or less than 7 days). After 12 months [AS PER AMENDMENT 09/19/97: 18 months] of maintenance therapy, treatment will be withdrawn at 6-month intervals in randomly-selected patients who have achieved undetectable HIV RNA. AS PER 09/19/97 AMENDMENT: After 18 months of blinded maintenance therapy, treatment is unblinded for patients whose HIV RNA levels remain detectable. Such patients receive optimal therapy, either continuing the protocol regimen or initiating alternative therapy.

AS PER AMENDMENT 2/27/98: An interim review conducted in January, 1998 demonstrated that the strategy of less intensive antiviral therapy after 6 months of IDV/3TC/ZDV induction therapy is less effective than continuation of triple drug therapy except for ZDV-naive patients assigned to ZDV/3TC. Therefore, the maintenance phase of this study has been discontinued.

Patients currently on blinded maintenance are unblinded immediately and have the option of reinitiating open-label triple therapy with IDV/3TC/ZDV or discontinuing study treatment. Patients currently on induction may register for continued open-label triple therapy or may discontinue study treatment. This amendment allows treatment extension so that subjects may receive open-label triple therapy until May 31, 1998. At that time, a rollover protocol or another modification with a longer period of drug supply may become available. Patients who choose to go off treatment are followed until May 31, 1998.

AS PER AMENDMENT 04/23/98: This study will now provide treatment with open-label ZDV/3TC/IDV until August 1, 1998. A rollover protocol or another 343 protocol modification with a longer period of drug supply may become available, but this cannot be guaranteed.

AS PER AMENDMENT 06/19/98: This study will now provide treatment with open-label ZDV/3TC/IDV until either November 1, 1998 or until 3 months after the rollover study (A5025) is available to the study sites (whichever comes first).

Interventional
Phase 2
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
HIV Infections
  • Drug: Indinavir sulfate
  • Drug: Lamivudine
  • Drug: Stavudine
  • Drug: Zidovudine
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Completed
500
December 1997
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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Documented HIV infection.
  • A CD4 cell count >= 200 cells/mm3 within 90 days prior to study entry.
  • Plasma HIV RNA >= 1000 copies/ml within 90 days prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with any of the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • A malignancy that requires systemic chemotherapy.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Oral ketoconazole (Nizoral), terfenadine (Seldane), astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), triazolam (Halcion) or midazolam (Versed).
  • All antiretroviral therapies other than study medications.
  • Rifabutin and rifampin.
  • Investigational drugs and vaccines.
  • Systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy.
  • Interferon, interleukins, GM-CSF and HIV vaccines.

Patients with any of the following prior conditions are excluded:

  • Unexplained temperature > 38.5 degrees C for any 7 days within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Chronic diarrhea as defined as > 3 liquid stools per day persisting for 15 days within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Proven or suspected acute hepatitis within 30 days prior to study entry, even if AST and ALT are <= 5.0 X ULN (upper limit of normal).
  • A history of >= Grade 2 bilateral peripheral neuropathy within 60 days prior to study entry.
  • A history of intolerance to 300 mg/day of ZDV defined as any toxicity requiring a dose reduction or termination of ZDV.

Prior Medication:

Excluded:

  • Acute therapy for an infection or other medical illness within 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Any prior therapy with 3TC or experimental drug 1592.
  • More than 2 weeks of lifetime exposure to protease inhibitor therapy; any exposure within 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Interferons, interleukins, GM-CSF or HIV vaccines within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Any experimental therapy (drugs or vaccines) within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Rifampin or rifabutin within 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Oral ketoconazole (Nizoral), terfenadine (Seldane), astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), triazolam (Halcion) or midazolam (Versed).
Both
18 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT00001084
ACTG 343, 11314
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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Study Chair: Havlir D
Study Chair: Richman D
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
May 2012

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