Effectiveness and Safety of Epivir/Ziagen/Zerit (3TC/ABC/d4T) Versus Epivir/Ziagen/Sustiva (3TC/ABC/EFV) Versus Epivir/Ziagen/Agenerase/Norvir (3TC/ABC/APV/RTV) in HIV Patients Who Have Never Received Treatment

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2001 by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005017
First received: April 3, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: June 2001
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see how effective and safe it is to give 1 of the 3 following treatments to patients who may not have received anti-HIV treatment: 1) lamivudine (3TC)/abacavir (ABC)/stavudine (d4T); 2) 3TC/ABC/efavirenz (EFV); or 3) 3TC/ABC/amprenavir (APV)/ritonavir (RTV).


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Ritonavir
Drug: Abacavir sulfate
Drug: Amprenavir
Drug: Efavirenz
Drug: Lamivudine
Drug: Stavudine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Open-Label, Randomized Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Epivir/Ziagen/Zerit (3TC/ABC/d4T) Versus Epivir/Ziagen/Sustiva (3TC/ABC/EFV) Versus Epivir/Ziagen/Agenerase/Norvir (3TC/ABC/APV/RTV) for 96 Weeks in the Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Subjects Who Are Antiretroviral Therapy Naive

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Estimated Enrollment: 300
Detailed Description:

Patients are randomized to initiate antiretroviral therapy in 1 of 3 treatment groups. Within each group they are stratified based on HIV-1 plasma RNA levels.

Group 1: Patients receive 3TC/ABC/d4T; Group 2: Patients receive 3TC/ABC/EFV; and Group 3: Patients receive 3TC/ABC/APV/RTV.

Treatment continues for 96 weeks. Blood samples are collected to measure plasma HIV RNA and CD4 counts and patients are assessed regularly. In the event of incomplete viral suppression or virologic failure, patients will be switched to secondary therapy.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria

Patients may be eligible for this trial if they:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have a viral load of at least 5,000 copies/ml.
  • Have a CD4 count of at least 50 cells/mm3.
  • Agree to practice effective methods of birth control while on the study, if a woman.

Patients are not eligible for this trial if they:

Are pregnant or breast-feeding. Have ever taken anti-HIV drugs. (Less than 2 weeks of prior anti-HIV treatment is allowed.) Have a history of AIDS-defining opportunistic illness (except for Kaposi's sarcoma involving skin) within 45 days of the screening visit. Treatment for the illness must have been completed at least 30 days prior to screening.

Are enrolled in another study where the medication may interfere with the control of viral load in this study.

Have a serious medical condition such as diabetes or heart problems that would make it unsafe to be on this study.

Have a history of a severe nerve disease of the type that may cause muscle weakness.

Have had pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas) or hepatitis within 6 months of starting the study.

Have had radiation treatment or chemotherapy within 4 weeks prior to study entry, or think those treatments may be needed during the study period. Local treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma is allowed.

Have used certain medications, including vaccines, that interfere with the immune system within 4 weeks prior to study entry.

Have taken an HIV vaccine within 3 months prior to entry. Are taking St. John's wort. Have a history of being allergic to any of the study drugs.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005017

Locations
United States, North Carolina
Jaime Hernandez
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States, 27709
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glaxo Wellcome
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 264N, ESS40001
Study First Received: April 3, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
HIV-1
Drug Therapy, Combination
Stavudine
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Ritonavir
Lamivudine
VX 478
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
abacavir
efavirenz

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
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Ritonavir
Amprenavir
Stavudine
Lamivudine
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Efavirenz
Abacavir
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antimetabolites
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors

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