Double-Blind Study of Timunox (Thymopentin) in Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Either Mono (AZT or ddI) or Combination (AZT / ddI or AZT / ddC) Anti-Retroviral Therapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002109
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: March 1996
  Purpose

To confirm results from a previous study in which the combination of thymopentin plus zidovudine ( AZT ), an antiretroviral agent, slowed disease progression in HIV-infected asymptomatic patients. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of thymopentin in HIV-infected asymptomatic patients receiving either monotherapy with AZT, didanosine ( ddI ), or stavudine ( d4T ), or combination antiretroviral therapy with AZT / ddI or AZT / zalcitabine ( ddC ).


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Thymopentin
Drug: Stavudine
Drug: Zidovudine
Drug: Zalcitabine
Drug: Didanosine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind Study of Timunox (Thymopentin) in Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Either Mono (AZT or ddI) or Combination (AZT/ddI or AZT/ddC) Anti-Retroviral Therapy

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Asymptomatic HIV infection.
  • CD4 count 100-400 cells/mm3.
  • No HIV-associated neurologic abnormalities or constitutional symptoms.
  • No oral hairy leukoplakia.
  • At least 6 months of prior AZT.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Abnormal chest x-ray, consistent with active opportunistic infection.
  • Hypersensitivity to thymopentin.
  • Significant chronic underlying medical illness.
  • Grade 2 or worse peripheral neuropathy.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • HIV vaccines.
  • Investigational or non-FDA approved medication.
  • Immunomodulatory therapies.
  • Experimental therapies.
  • Any antiretroviral therapy other than AZT, ddI, ddC, d4T, or 3TC.

Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:

  • Herpes zoster (within the past year).
  • Recurrent (> one episode) oral candidiasis (confirmed).
  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis (persistent, frequent, or poorly responsive to therapy).
  • Bacillary angiomatosis.
  • Listeriosis.
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura.

Prior Medication:

Excluded at any time prior to study entry:

More than one dose of thymopentin.

Excluded within 30 days prior to study entry:

  • HIV vaccines.
  • Investigational or non-FDA approved medication.
  • Immunomodulatory therapies.
  • Experimental therapies.
  • Any antiretroviral therapy other than AZT, ddI, ddC, d4T, or 3TC.

Required:

  • Prior AZT (>= 300 mg/day) for at least 6 months; on current regimen (any combination of approved nucleoside analogues) for at least 4 weeks.

Significant active alcohol or drug abuse.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunobiology Research Institute
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 015H, 07.32.033-93
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Thymopentin
Zalcitabine
Didanosine
Drug Therapy, Combination
Zidovudine
Stavudine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Zalcitabine
Didanosine
Zidovudine
Stavudine
Thymopentin
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anti-HIV Agents
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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