A Phase III Randomized Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 3TC/ZDV/1592U89 and 3TC/ZDV/IDV in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive Subjects.
To compare the safety, tolerance, early antiviral activity, and durability of antiviral response of the lamivudine (3TC)/zidovudine (ZDV)/1592U89 arm versus the 3TC/ZDV/indinavir (IDV) arm. To determine the effect of the two arms on clinical efficacy as determined by the occurrence of new CDC, defined class B/C events, survival, medical resource utilization, and the development of plasma viral genotypic and phenotypic resistance.
Drug: Indinavir sulfate
Drug: Abacavir sulfate
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase III Randomized Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 3TC/ZDV/1592U89 and 3TC/ZDV/IDV in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive Subjects.|
In this international study, 550 patients are randomized (225 per arm) to receive Combivir in combination with 1592U89 or indinavir. If after 16 weeks (and every 8 weeks thereafter until week 48) a patient has HIV-1 RNA >= 400 copies/ml (by PCR on two occasions >= 1 week and < 4 weeks apart), the patient has the option to switch to open-label therapy consisting of indinavir, 1592U89, and Combivir.