HIV and Fat Accumulation (MATH)

This study has been completed.
California HIV/AIDS Research Program
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jordan E. Lake M.D., University of California, Los Angeles Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2010
Last updated: June 19, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
This is a research study to see whether fat accumulation either under the skin or in the body's organs, for example, the liver, improves in men and women who take a drug called telmisartan. The investigators will be looking at how the amount of fat in the body changes when HIV-positive persons on effective anti-HIV therapy take telmisartan. The investigators will be using a CT scan to make this comparison. Telmisartan is not an HIV medication. It is a medication used to treat blood pressure, but has been shown to decrease fat in the organs in people both with and without high blood pressure. The study involves 8 visits over a period of about 24 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infection
Drug: Telmisartan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Metabolic Abnormalities, Telmisartan and HIV Infection

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Change in Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) Volume [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    VAT volume was quantified at each timepoint by L4-L5 single slice computed tomography

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and Tolerability of Telmisartan [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Telmisartan
Telmisartan 40mg po daily for 24 weeks
Drug: Telmisartan
Other Name: Micardis


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive men and women 18 years and older
  • HIV-1 infection as documented by ELISA and confirmed by Western blot or plasma HIV-1 RNA >2000 on two occasions
  • Documented central fat accumulation
  • HIV RNA documented to be less than 50 copies/mL at screening and undetectable by assay of choice for at least 12 weeks prior to entry
  • Current antiretroviral therapy with a suppressive, highly active antiretroviral regimen.
  • Systolic BP >115mmHg.
  • Ability and willingness to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy (current or within the last 6 months) or nursing
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Prohibited concomitant medications
  • Subjects with untreated hyperlipidemia must be willing to abstain from initiating therapy for the 24 week duration fo the study.
  • Subjects undergoing treatment for diabetes with oral hypoglycemic agents must be willing to remain on their current dose of insulin sensitizing agents for the duration of the study.
  • Known, untreated renal artery stenosis
  • Unstable coronary artery disease/angina or decompensated congestive heart failure.
  • Any history of intolerance to any member of the angiotensin receptor blocker class of agents.
  • Need for ongoing potassium supplementation.
  • Screening laboratory values as follows ANC (absolute neutrophil count) <750 cells/mm3 Hemoglobin <10 gm/dL ClCr (creatinine clearance)< 30 ml/min (estimated by Cockcroft-Gault equation) AST (aspartate aminotransferase) or ALT (alanine aminotransferase) > 3 x ULN (upper limit of normal)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01088295

United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90035
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
California HIV/AIDS Research Program
Principal Investigator: Jordan Lake, M.D. University of California, Los Angeles
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jordan E. Lake M.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Identifier: NCT01088295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MATH 
Study First Received: March 16, 2010
Results First Received: January 16, 2013
Last Updated: June 19, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
Fat accumulation
Metabolic abnormalities in HIV infection
HIV Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Antihypertensive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 30, 2016