Safety and Effectiveness of Giving Combinations of Three or Four Anti-HIV Drugs to HIV-Infected Patients
The purpose of this study is to see if it is safe and effective to give combinations of three or four anti-HIV drugs to HIV-infected patients. The drugs used in this study are delavirdine (DLV), nelfinavir (NLF), didanosine (ddI), and stavudine (d4T).
Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate
Drug: Delavirdine mesylate
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open-Label Randomized Study of Delavirdine Mesylate (DLV, Rescriptor) Plus Nelfinavir (NFV), Didanosine (ddI), and Stavudine (d4T) in Triple and Quadruple Treatment Regimens in HIV-1 Infected Individuals|
This is a multicenter, open-label study. Patients are stratified by HIV-1 RNA levels (20,000 to 200,000 copies/ml and greater than 200,000 copies/ml). Patients are equally randomized to one of four groups and receive antiretroviral therapy for 24 weeks. Group 1 receives delavirdine (DLV) plus nelfinavir (NFV) plus stavudine (d4T). Group 2 receives DLV plus NFV plus didanosine (ddI). Group 3 receives NFV plus d4T plus ddI. Group 4 receives DLV plus NFV plus d4T plus ddI. Patients are evaluated for drug safety and viral burden. Patients may opt to continue on the study for 24 additional weeks, at the discretion of the investigator.