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A Study of Timunox (Thymopentin) in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Other Anti-HIV Drugs

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: December 1995
To evaluate the mechanism whereby thymopentin appears to retard the progressive immune suppression attributable to HIV infection.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Thymopentin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind Study of the Effect of Timunox (Thymopentin) on Lymphoproliferative Responses and Virus Load in HIV-Infected Subjects Receiving Nucleoside Analog Antiretroviral Therapy

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Estimated Enrollment: 60
Detailed Description:
Patients are randomized to receive subcutaneous thymopentin or placebo thrice weekly for 4 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic HIV infection (no evidence of AIDS).
  • CD4 count <= 400 cells/mm3 within 6 weeks prior to study entry (CD4 count changed to 100 - 400 cells/mm3 per amendment).
  • Tolerated the current nucleoside analog antiretroviral treatment for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Known hypersensitivity to thymopentin or any component of the formulation.
  • Significant chronic underlying medical illness that would impede study participation.
  • Grade 2 or higher peripheral neuropathy related to nucleoside analog antiretroviral treatment.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Any antiretroviral agents other than zidovudine, didanosine, or dideoxycytidine.
  • HIV vaccines or any investigational or non-FDA approved medication or immunomodulatory or experimental therapy within 30 days prior to study entry.

Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:

Abnormal chest x-ray consistent with active opportunistic infection within 6 weeks prior to study entry.

Prior Medication:


  • Any prior antiretroviral agents other than zidovudine, didanosine, or dideoxycytidine within 30 days prior to study entry.


  • Current nucleoside analog antiretroviral treatment.


  • Nucleoside analog antiretroviral treatment for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry.

Significant active alcohol or drug abuse sufficient to prevent study compliance.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002332

United States, California
Dr Marcus Conant
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Dr Jeffrey Galpin
Tarzana, California, United States, 91356
United States, Pennsylvania
Novum Inc
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15206
Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunobiology Research Institute
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002332     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 015I
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
AIDS-Related Complex

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 25, 2017