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Lactoferrin Treatment in HIV Patients

This study has been completed.
Ventria Bioscience
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jason Baker, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2013
Last updated: December 20, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
Our general goal is to evaluate the potential effectiveness of recombinant lactoferrin (1500mg bid) for reducing inflammation among HIV positive participants.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infection Drug: Recombinant Lactoferrin Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Recombinant Lactoferrin to Reduce Immune Activation and Coagulation Among HIV Positive Patients

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Further study details as provided by Jason Baker, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Self reported side effects

  • Inflammation and Coagulation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Changes in markers of systemic inflammation (e.g., IL-6) and coagulation (e.g., D-dimer) will be compared between treatment groups

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
    DAIDS criteria will be used for grading adverse events (serious and non-serious)

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Monocyte Activation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • Tissue Factor Activity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Recombinant Lactoferrin
Recombinant lactoferrin will be administered by mouth twice daily
Drug: Recombinant Lactoferrin
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matched placebo will be administered by mouth twice daily
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. HIV-positive participants receiving ART for >1 year
  2. HIV RNA level <200 copies/mL for at least 6 months (≥2 separate values)
  3. Age >40 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior cardiovascular disease or stroke
  2. Diabetes
  3. Rheumatologic Diseases
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Chronic kidney disease, stage IV or V (creatinine clearance <30 mL/min/1.73m2)
  6. Cirrhosis or end-stage liver disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01830595

United States, Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jason Baker
Ventria Bioscience
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jason Baker, Associate Professor of Medicine, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Identifier: NCT01830595     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCC-006
Study First Received: April 10, 2013
Last Updated: December 20, 2016

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
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017