Phase III PEG-Intron in HIV-infected Patients (Study P00738)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00035360
First received: May 2, 2002
Last updated: April 24, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

This is a randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial testing 2 doses of PEG-Intron, 1.0mcg/kg/week and 3.0mcg/kg/week in heavily treatment-experienced HIV-infected patients compared to placebo. The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of PEG-Intron when added to stable optimized background antiretroviral therapy in this patient population.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
AIDS
Drug: PEG-Intron
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3 Study of PEG-Intron in Heavily Treatment-experienced, HIV-infected Patients

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Estimated Enrollment: 675
Study Start Date: April 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2004
Detailed Description:

This study will randomize 675 patients (225 in each of the 3 arms) to either: PEG-Intron 1mcg; 3mcg or Placebo, at 90 centers worldwide. Each center will enroll approximately 10 patients.

Study drug will be added to optimized background anti-retroviral therapy of patients whose HIV RNA is incompletely suppressed by their therapy (HIV RNA 400-50,000 copies/ML) after 2-6 months.

A single dose reduction of 50% will be allowed for toxicity. An Interim Analysis will be conducted when 50% of patients have completed 24 weeks of therapy. The study treatment phase will be 48 weeks with monthly visits for virologic virologic and safety monitoring. The primary endpoint is change in HIV RNA from baseline to week to assess efficacy. Durability of response will be assessed at 48 weeks.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • History of virologic failure on at least 2 antiretroviral regimens including exposure to at least one NRTI, one NNRTI and one PI
  • HIV RNA >400-<50,000 copies/mL
  • Laboratory parameters: platelet count (75,000u/L, hemoglobin >9gm/dl, absolute neutrophil count >1,000/uL, SGOT/SGPT<5xULN.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current ribavirin therapy
  • Subjects with a recent diagnosis or history of moderate or severe depression requiring ongoing psychiatric intervention
  • Females of childbearing potential who are breastfeeding, who are pregnant, or not using adequate birth control measures
  • Concomitant use of immunosuppressants or cytotoxic agents
  • History of seizure disorder requiring use of anticonvulsants
  Contacts and Locations
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00035360     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P00738
Study First Received: May 2, 2002
Last Updated: April 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
PEG-Intron
treatment experienced

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
Reaferon
Interferon Alfa-2b
Peginterferon alfa-2b
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Alcohol Deterrents
Central Nervous System Agents

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