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Epicutaneous 1-Chloro-2, 4-Dinitrobenzene (DNCB) Patch in HIV Infection.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 1999
To evaluate the efficacy of dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) in patients with early HIV infection by monitoring immunologic parameters and serum HIV RNA. To facilitate the understanding of possible alterations in the immunological status of the HIV+ patient cohort.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Dinitrochlorobenzene
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Epicutaneous 1-Chloro-2, 4-Dinitrobenzene (DNCB) Patch in HIV Infection.

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Estimated Enrollment: 46

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • EITHER HIV negative or documented HIV+ by both the ELISA and Western blot tests.

For HIV+ patients:

  • Patients must fail to meet the AIDS-defining criteria.
  • CD4 lymphocyte count between 200 - 500 cells/mm3.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:


Patients with obvious ultra violet(UV)-irradiated skin damage in the treatment sites.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Patients who are likely to commence antiretrovirals within the 6-month study period.
  • Patients using other immunomodulator therapies or other alternative therapies.
  • Patients likely to require chemotherapy during the course of the study.

Concurrent Treatment:


  • Patients who are likely to require significant UV light exposure during the study period.
  • Patients who are likely to require radiation therapy during the course of the study.

Prior Medication:


  • Prior exposure to DNCB.
  • Patients who have used antiretroviral medications within the previous 3 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002175

United States, Hawaii
Queen Emma Clinics / The Queen's Med Ctr
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Honolulu Medical Group
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002175     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 265A
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Cohort Studies
RNA, Viral
Administration, Cutaneous
Anti-HIV Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
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 processed this record on April 28, 2017