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The Efficacy and Safety of Retrovir in Patients Infected With HIV Who Are Asymptomatic (CDC Group II) or Have Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy (CDC Group III)

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: September 1989
To evaluate the safety and tolerance of chronic administration of Retrovir (AZT) in HIV-infected adult patients without clinical manifestations of disease. To assess the efficacy of AZT therapy in the treatment of HIV disease in these patients.

Condition Intervention
Lymphatic Disease HIV Infections Drug: Zidovudine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy and Safety of Retrovir in Patients Infected With HIV Who Are Asymptomatic (CDC Group II) or Have Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy (CDC Group III)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Prior history of a malignancy other than cutaneous basal cell or cervical carcinomas.
  • Other significant, chronic underlying medical illness which would impair study completion.
  • Liver dysfunction as demonstrated by lab results.
  • Laboratory evidence of compromised bone marrow function.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Any other experimental agents.
  • Any probenecid-containing product.

Patients are excluded if they have a history of symptoms characteristic of CDC class I or IV including any of the following:

  • Unintentional weight loss of greater than 10 lbs, or more than 10 percent of usual body weight within the last 16 weeks.
  • Unexplained fever > 38.5 degrees C on more than 14 consecutive days or on more than 15 days in the previous 30-day period.
  • Unexplained diarrhea defined by = or > 2 liquid stools per day persisting for = or > 14 days or 15 days in any 30-day period.
  • OR History of secondary infections associated with AIDS related complex (ARC) including:
  • Recurrent oral candidiasis documented by morphology or by response to antifungal therapy within 3 years.
  • Herpes zoster infection within 3 years.
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia at any time.
  • OR History of opportunistic disease fulfilling the CDC surveillance definition of AIDS.
  • Signs and symptoms at baseline characteristic of acute HIV disease (CDC group I).
  • Evidence of significant neurologic dysfunction as currently defined by CDC following standard neurologic screening and AIDS Dementia Assessment.

Prior Medication:


- Previous treatment for greater than 3 months duration with any antiretroviral compound such as zidovudine (AZT).

Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

- Treatment with any potentially myelosuppressive drug, nephrotoxic agent, or other experimental therapy.

Excluded within 3 months of study entry:

- Antiretroviral drugs or biologic response modifiers.

Excluded within 4 months of study entry:

- Systemic corticosteroids.

Patients must meet the following criteria:

  • HIV infection demonstrated by ELISA and confirmed by Western blot.
  • Signs and symptoms of HIV disease limited to those characteristic of CDC groups II (asymptomatic) and III (persistent generalized lymphadenopathy - PGL).
  • Ability to give informed consent.
  • Willingness to be followed by the originating medical center for the entire 3-year duration of the study.

Active drug or alcohol abuse sufficient in the investigator's opinion to prevent compliance with the study regimen.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002048

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Glaxo Wellcome
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002048     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 014J
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lymphatic Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
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