Nine Month Course of Anti-HIV Medications for People Recently Infected With HIV

This study has been terminated.
(The DSMB concluded that the findings regarding the primary analysis would persist and that no additional study goals would be achieved by continuing the study.)
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AIDS Clinical Trials Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00090779
First received: September 3, 2004
Last updated: November 16, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
Results First Received: July 2, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: HIV Infections
Interventions: Drug: Emtricitabine/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
Drug: Lopinavir/Ritonavir

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Participants were recruited across 27 study sites (25 in the US and 2 in Peru) in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group system between February 2005 and June 2009.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
  Description
IT Arm On step 1, IT arm participants received 36 weeks of emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate once daily and lopinavir/ritonavir twice daily. Participants in IT arm who met clinical, virologic or immunologic criteria for treatment re-initiation entered step 2 and re-initiated ART. At the time of the end of original randomized study, study participants in IT arm who did not enter Step 2 and did not initiate ART without meeting eligibility criteria for Step 2 had the opportunity to take part in a long-term follow-up study (step 3) for up to a total duration of five years in order to ascertain information about HIV-1 RNA, CD4+ T-cell count, occurrence of CDC Category B or C diagnoses, and initiation of ART.
DT Arm On step 1, DT arm participants received no Treatment,unless subsequent disease progression criteria were met. Participants in DT arm who met clinical, virologic or immunologic criteria for treatment initiation entered step 2 and initiated ART. At the time of the end of original randomized study, study participants in DT arm who did not enter Step 2 and did not initiate ART without meeting eligibility criteria for Step 2 had the opportunity to take part in a long-term follow-up study (step 3) for up to a total duration of five years in order to ascertain information about HIV-1 RNA, CD4+ T-cell count, occurrence of CDC Category B or C diagnoses, and initiation of ART.

Participant Flow for 3 periods

Period 1:   Step 1
    IT Arm     DT Arm  
STARTED     66     64  
COMPLETED     55 [1]   49 [1]
NOT COMPLETED     11     15  
Withdrawal by Subject                 4                 2  
Lost to Follow-up                 3                 2  
Death                 0                 2  
Physician Decision                 1                 0  
Pregnancy                 1                 0  
Non-compliance to study requirements                 0                 1  
Subject relocated                 2                 8  
[1] Results are based on the database frozen on July 2, 2009 per DSMB recommendation of study closure.

Period 2:   Step 2
    IT Arm     DT Arm  
STARTED     6 [1]   19 [2]
COMPLETED     0     1  
NOT COMPLETED     6     18  
Off study per study closure                 6                 16  
Subject relocated                 0                 1  
Non-compliance to study requirements                 0                 1  
[1] One subject who had two consecutive CD4<350cells/mm^3 did not enter step 2.
[2] Three with two consecutive CD4<350cells/mm^3 and one with CDC category B event didn't enter step 2.

Period 3:   Step 3
    IT Arm     DT Arm  
STARTED     7     5  
COMPLETED     0     0  
NOT COMPLETED     7     5  
Initiation of ART and off extended study                 3                 2  
Off extended study due to study closure                 4                 3  



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
  Description
IT Arm IT arm participants received emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate once daily and lopinavir/ritonavir twice daily
DT Arm DT arm participants received no Treatment
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    IT Arm     DT Arm     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  66     64     130  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  34.1  ± 11.3     34.6  ± 9.1     34.4  ± 10.3  
Age, Customized  
[units: participants]
     
<20 years     4     0     4  
20-29 years     24     23     47  
30-39 years     19     21     40  
40-49 years     12     16     28  
50-59 years     4     4     8  
60-69 years     3     0     3  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     8     5     13  
Male     58     59     117  
Race  
[units: participants]
     
White     49     56     105  
Black/ African American     10     3     13  
Other     4     4     8  
Unknown     3     1     4  
Ethnicity  
[units: participants]
     
Hispanic or Latino     14     9     23  
Not Hispanic or Latino     52     55     107  
CD4 Counts  
[units: cells/mm3]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  570  ± 197     611  ± 207     590  ± 202  
CD4 Count Category  
[units: participants]
     
201-350 cells/mm^3     4     2     6  
351-500 cells/mm^3     26     24     50  
>500 cells/mm^3     36     38     74  
Log10 HIV-1 RNA Viral Load  
[units: log10┬ácopies/mL]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  4.4  ± 0.6     4.4  ± 0.6     4.4  ± 0.6  
HIV-1 RNA Viral Load Category  
[units: participants]
     
200-399 copies/mL     0     1     1  
400-999 copies/mL     1     0     1  
1000-9999 copies/mL     16     15     31  
>=10000 copies/mL     49     48     97  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Ranked Log10 HIV-1 RNA Viral Load (log10 Copies/mL) Averaged at 72 and 76 Weeks for the IT Arm and DT Arm   [ Time Frame: At Weeks 72 and 76 ]

2.  Primary:   Ranked log10 HIV-1 RNA Viral Load (log10 Copies/mL) Averaged at Weeks 72 and 76 for the IT Arm and Ranked log10 HIV-1 RNA Viral Load (log10 Copies/mL) Averaged at Weeks 36 and 40 for the DT Arm   [ Time Frame: IT arm (weeks 72 and 76) and DT arm ( weeks 36 and 40) ]

3.  Primary:   Number of Participants Experiencing Either a CDC Category B or C Diagnosis, CD4<200 Cells/mm^3 or CD4 Percent <14%.   [ Time Frame: 96 weeks since randomization ]

4.  Secondary:   Change in CD4 Counts Cells/mm^3 From Week 36 for IT Arm and From Week 0 for DT Arm   [ Time Frame: IT arm (weeks 36, 60, 72, 84 and 96) and DT arm (weeks 0, 24, 36, 48 and 60) ]

5.  Secondary:   Number of Participants Meeting Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation   [ Time Frame: 96 weeks since randomization ]
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Measure Type Secondary
Measure Title Number of Participants Meeting Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation
Measure Description The clinical, virologic, or immunologic criteria for treatment initiation or re-initiation include CD4 count below 350 cells/mm^3 on two consecutive determinations at least 4 weeks apart, at least 12 weeks into the study or 12 weeks post-treatment discontinuation, (2) confirmed CD4 count below 200 cells/mm^3 or CD4 percent below 14% at any time on study, (3) confirmed HIV-1 RNA level above 750,000 copies/mL 4 weeks into the study or above 200,000 copies/mL 12 weeks or more into the study, or (4) CDC Category B or C diagnosis.
Time Frame 96 weeks since randomization  
Safety Issue Yes  

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
All 130 eligible subjects were included.

Reporting Groups
  Description
IT Arm IT arm participants received emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate once daily and lopinavir/ritonavir twice daily
DT Arm DT arm participants received no Treatment

Measured Values
    IT Arm     DT Arm  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  66     64  
Number of Participants Meeting Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation  
[units: Participants]
  7     23  

No statistical analysis provided for Number of Participants Meeting Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation



6.  Secondary:   Number of Participants in IT Arm Off Treatment Before 36 Weeks   [ Time Frame: At Week 36 ]

7.  Secondary:   Time to Meeting the Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation   [ Time Frame: 96 weeks since randomization ]

8.  Secondary:   Time From Study Entry in DT Arm Participants or From Week 36 in IT Arm Participants to Meeting the Clinical, Virologic, or Immunologic Criteria for Treatment Initiation or Re-initiation   [ Time Frame: 96 weeks since randomization ]

9.  Secondary:   Time to Treatment Initiation or Death   [ Time Frame: 5 years since randomization ]


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is less than or equal to 60 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.


Limitations and Caveats
Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Clinicaltrials.gov Coordinator
Organization: Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard School of Public Health
phone: (617) 432-2829
e-mail: CBAR.ClinicalTrials.Gov@sdac.harvard.edu


Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: AIDS Clinical Trials Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00090779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACTG A5217, 1U01AI068636, AIEDRP AIN503, ACTG A5217
Study First Received: September 3, 2004
Results First Received: July 2, 2012
Last Updated: November 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government