A Trial of PEHRG214 in HIV-Infected Patients

This study has been terminated.
(Difficulty recruiting eligible patients in timely fashion)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Virionyx Corporation Limited
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00385567
First received: October 1, 2006
Last updated: August 24, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
  Purpose

HRG2 is a Phase 2 randomized, controlled, open-label, multi-dose trial to determine the efficacy, safety, immunogenicity, and pharmacokinetic profile of PEHRG214 in HIV-infected patients, treated three times weekly for up to 16 weeks.

All patients are receiving optimized standard of care HAART.

The primary objective of the study is to determine the effect of PEHRG214 in decreasing the viral load (>=1.0 log10), as compared to a Control group. The primary hypothesis is that treatment with PEHRG214 will result in clinically meaningful and sustained viral load suppression.

The total sample size is 70-74 patients from approximately 8-10 participating study centers. The first 16-20 patients are enrolled in the non-randomized "pilot arm" and 54 subsequent patients are randomized (2:1 within center) to Treatment or Control group. The total study duration is 7-12 months.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: PEHRG214
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Randomized, Controlled Trial of PEHRG214 in HIV-Infected Patients

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Further study details as provided by Virionyx Corporation Limited:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrease in viral load >= 1.0 log10 at 16 weeks
  • Positive changes in CD4 count, weight, and Karnofsky Performance Score at 16 weeks
  • Improvement in quality of life as determined monthly, using the MOS-HIV Health Survey

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The study design is a randomized, controlled, open-label multi-dose trial of PEHRG214 administered intravenously three times weekly, with the potential for dose escalation in selected patients. Patients with HIV infection, viral load at least 10 times greater than the site laboratory's lower limit of detection and CD4 count of <220 cells/mm3, will be entered into the trial. All patients must be taking an optimized background regimen (OBR) of antiretroviral agents, as confirmed by the Principal Investigator, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents, May 4, 2006.

A non-randomized "pilot arm" of 16-20 patients will first receive 2.0 mg/kg three times weekly for 12 doses. After a "pilot arm" patient has received at least 12 doses of PEHRG214 at 2.0 mg/kg, dose escalation to 4.0 mg/kg three times weekly will follow a scheme based on adverse event, HAGAR, and viral load assessments for each individual patient, and in certain cases, further review by the DSMB. After the "pilot arm" patients have received 12 doses at 4.0 mg/kg, all subsequent patients will enter the protocol at the 4.0 mg PEHRG214/kg level. The subsequent 54 patients will be randomized, in 2:1 ratio within center, to the Treatment group and Control group, respectively. The treatment group will receive PEHRG214 at a dose of 4.0 mg/kg three times weekly for up to 48 doses (16 weeks). The Control group will not receive the investigational drug, but will undergo observation while receiving standard of care HAART.

After at least 12 doses of PEHRG214 at 4.0 mg/kg, dose escalation to 8.0 mg/kg three times weekly will follow a scheme based on adverse event, HAGAR, and viral load assessments for each individual patient, and in certain cases, further review by the DSMB.

The Control patients will be evaluated every 4 weeks for 16 weeks according to the Schedule of Assessments in Appendix 1F. After 16 weeks, these patients will have the option of being enrolled in an extension protocol where they can receive PEHRG214.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Serological documentation of HIV infection at any time prior to study entry.
  • CD4 cells count of <220 cells/mm3 within 35 days of study drug administration.
  • Viral load at least 10 times greater than the site laboratory's lower limit of detection within 35 days of study drug administration.
  • The patient must be taking an optimized background regimen (OBR) of antiretroviral agents, as confirmed by the Principal Investigator, in accordance with the US Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents, May 4, 2006; (http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/) or comparable standard of care guidelines.
  • OBR has been individually selected for the patient based on prior viral resistance testing and antiretroviral treatment history.
  • OBR has been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening and is expected to remain stable for the duration of the trial.
  • Karnofsky performance status >=60%.
  • Adequate laboratory parameters: absolute neutrophil count >1000 cells/mm3 hemoglobin >9.0 g/dL; platelets >75,000/mm3; creatinine <1.5 x upper limit of normal; SGOT/SGPT <3.0 x upper limit of normal; bilirubin <2.0 mg/dL. Note: Patients who are taking indinavir or atazanavir will be allowed on this trial if their bilirubin is >3.0 mg/dL and if it is deemed by both the Principal Investigator and patient's physician that the elevated bilirubin is solely related to indinavir or atazanavir.
  • Women of Child Bearing Potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test.
  • Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia using aerosolized pentamidine, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, mepron or dapsone is required for study patients.
  • Signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is pregnant or lactating.
  • Active opportunistic infection which is progressive, or imminently disabling or life-threatening, in the judgment of the Principal Investigator.
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy, interferon treatment, or radiation therapy within the preceding 3 weeks (patients who have received intralesional chemotherapy will not be excluded, however).
  • Any investigational drugs within 30 days or any investigational biologic agents within 6 weeks. Patients taking antiretroviral investigational drugs within Expanded Access Programs (21CFR312.34) are not excluded from participation, provided these drugs are not excluded elsewhere in the protocol.
  • Patients who have received an HIV vaccine.
  • Known hypersensitivity to animal proteins, including red meats, milk, or milk products, or previous treatment with a caprine antibody and HAGAR (Human anti-goat antibody response) or the presence of HAGAR at screening.
  • As this is an experimental regimen, patients will not be permitted to enroll if they had been on an effective antiretroviral regimen, which they tolerated well and which they discontinued for the sake of enrolling in this protocol.
  • Active drug abuse.
  • Any condition which in the Principal Investigator's opinion may render the patient unable to complete the study or which may pose significant risk to the patient.
  • Chronic treatment with immunosuppressant drugs, including corticosteroids, except for the treatment of adrenal insufficiency. Topical steroids are permitted.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00385567

Locations
United States, California
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90028
United States, Florida
University of Miami School of Medicine - AIDS Clinical Research Unit
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
United States, Illinois
Northstar Healthcare
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa - HIV/ AIDS Clinical Trials
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
United States, New York
Beth Israel Medical Center - AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
New York, New York, United States, 10003
United States, Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - HIV Research Clinic
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Puerto Rico
Clinical Research Puerto Rico, Inc
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00909
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virionyx Corporation Limited
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Simon Wilkinson, Virionyx Corporation Limited
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00385567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HRG2
Study First Received: October 1, 2006
Last Updated: August 24, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Virionyx Corporation Limited:
AIDS
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

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