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Lactoferrin Treatment in HIV Patients

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 12, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2016
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Ventria Bioscience
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jason Baker, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
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


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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01830595     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCC-006
First Submitted: April 10, 2013
First Posted: April 12, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2016
Last Verified: December 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