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Study of a New Anti-HIV Drug, T-20, in HIV-Infected Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001118
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2021
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine the best dose of T-20, a new anti-HIV drug, to treat HIV-infected children.

T-20, unlike other anti-HIV medications, lessens the ability of HIV to infect certain cells (T cells) in the body. Doctors hope to better treat HIV by adding T-20 to anti-HIV drug combinations that include 1 or 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and/or a protease inhibitor (PI).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Enfuvirtide Phase 1

Detailed Description:

T-20 is the first drug to be developed which specifically inhibits the function of the gp41 transmembrane glycoprotein. By inhibiting the essential protein-protein surface interaction, T-20 is able to block the process of virus-to-host cell membrane fusion. Combination antiretroviral regimens (reverse transcriptase inhibitors plus PIs) have benefited many HIV patients, but heavily pretreated patients often develop multi-drug resistance via multiple gene mutations. A pharmacologic agent, such as T-20, that is effective at an alternative point in the virus replication cycle will make a valuable addition to the treatment of HIV infection.

This Phase I/II open-label, dose-escalating, randomized study is divided into 2 parts. Patients may participate in Part A and/or Part B. Part A (single dosing): 12 patients are sequentially assigned to receive 1 of 3 doses of T-20 given once on Day 0 by SC injection into the abdomen, deltoid area, or anterior aspect of the thigh and once on Day 1 by IV infusion. Provided safety criteria are met, patients who complete Part A, or new enrollees who did not participate in Part A, enroll in Part B. Doses for Part B are determined by pharmacokinetic data obtained in Part A. [AS PER AMENDMENT 4/20/00: Current data has now projected a pediatric dose. Each child will move to chronic dosing in Part B provided the child has no Grade 3 or higher toxicity to study drug through Day 7 in Part A.] Part B (multiple dosing): Patients are randomly assigned to 1 of 3 dose cohorts to receive 24 weeks [AS PER AMENDMENT 12/7/00: 48 weeks] of treatment (optional extension to 48 weeks [AS PER AMENDMENT 12/7/00: 96 weeks]) with bid SC injections of T-20. Cohort 1 receives the dose identified in Part A (Dose 1) as the lowest dose that is well tolerated and that achieves the target trough plasma concentration. Cohort 2 receives the next higher dose from Dose 1 (Dose 2). Cohort 3 receives either Dose 1 or Dose 2, depending on the tolerability and antiviral activity of each dose. [AS PER AMENDMENT 4/20/00: Cohort 1 receives 30 mg/m2 SC bid (Dose 1); Cohort 2 receives 60 mg/m2 SC bid (Dose 2); and Cohort 3 receives Dose 1 or 2 SC bid.] On Day 7 of T-20 dosing, children begin a new antiretroviral therapy regimen chosen by the site investigator based on study parameters. (Abacavir and amprenavir are not allowed for this regimen.) [AS PER AMENDMENT 1/6/00: Abacavir and amprenavir are now allowed.] The first injection will be given in the clinic and a parent/guardian will be trained to give successive injections. [AS PER AMENDMENT 4/20/00: The 2 doses given prior to obtaining trough levels on Days 1 and 7 must be directly observed by medical personnel.] Patients undergo clinical and laboratory evaluations to monitor viral load, HIV-related symptoms, and pharmacokinetics at time points throughout the study. Patients participating in Part A are evaluated at the clinic on Days 0, 1, and 7. Patients participating in Part B are evaluated at the clinic 6 times during the first 3 weeks and then every 4 weeks through Week 24. [AS PER AMENDMENT 12/7/00: Patients participating in Part B are evaluated at the clinic 6 times during the first 3 weeks, every 4 weeks through Week 24, and then every 8 weeks through Week 48.]

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 24 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of T-20, a Fusion Inhibitor, in HIV-1 Infected Children
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2002

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
Drug Information available for: Enfuvirtide

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Children may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are 3 to 12 years old (consent of parent or guardian required).
  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Are receiving combination anti-HIV therapy. He/she must have been taking this combination for at least 16 weeks, and it must include either 2 NRTIs alone or 2 NRTIs plus either an NNRTI or a PI. (This study has been changed. This no longer has to be a child's first anti-HIV drug combination.)
  • Have a viral load greater than 10,000 copies/ml while taking this anti-HIV drug combination.
  • Have never received treatment with a PI or an NNRTI. (One or two doses are allowed.)
  • Have never taken at least 1 NRTI.

Exclusion Criteria

Children will not be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are receiving treatment for an opportunistic (AIDS-related) or serious bacterial infection at the time of study entry.
  • Are receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
  • Have certain serious diseases (other than HIV) or conditions.
  • Have received or are currently receiving certain medications.
  • Are pregnant.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001118

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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Study Chair: Joseph Church
Study Chair: Coleen Cunningham
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
Kosel B, Church J, Cunningham C, Sista P, Aweeka F. Pharmacokinetics (PK) of selected doses of T-20, a fusion inhibitor, in HIV-1-infected children. 8th Conf Retro and Opportun Infect. 2001 Feb 4-8 (abstract no 726)

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Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001118    
Other Study ID Numbers: P1005
11642 ( Registry Identifier: DAIDS ES )
ACTG P1005
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021
Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Injections, Intravenous
Injections, Subcutaneous
Drug Therapy, Combination
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Membrane Fusion
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
Viral Load
peptide T20
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Blood-Borne Infections
Communicable Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
HIV Fusion Inhibitors
Viral Fusion Protein Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents