Safety and Effectiveness of Adding Saquinavir (FORTOVASE) in Soft Gel Capsule Form to an Anti-HIV Drug Combination in HIV-Infected Patients
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The purpose of this study is to see if it is safe and effective to give saquinavir (as a soft gel capsule taken by mouth) along with 2 other anti-HIV drugs to HIV-infected patients.
Condition or disease
Prior to initiation of study treatment all patients are screened and baseline lab values are taken. Patients then receive the study treatment, FORTOVASE, two times a day plus 2 new NRTI's. Assessments will be performed at specified intervals throughout the duration of treatment.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years to 64 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
You may be eligible for this study if you:
Have an HIV count of 5,000 copies/ml or more.
Have a CD4 count of 100 cells/mm3 or more.
Meet specific requirements if you have ever taken NRTIs.
Are 16 - 64 years old (need consent if under 18).
Agree to use effective methods of birth control during the study.
You will not be eligible for this study if you:
Have taken non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) or protease inhibitors (PIs) for more than 2 weeks.
Have taken all the available NRTIs.
Have certain serious medical conditions, including severe liver disease or active opportunistic (AIDS-related) infection.
Have a history of weight loss, muscle pain, and loss of appetite.
Have taken certain medications, including anti-HIV drugs other than those required by this study.