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Impact of Starting a Dolutegravir-based Regimen on HIV-1 Proviral DNA Reservoir Of Treatment Naïve and Experienced Patients (DRONE)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2015 by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
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University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2015
Last updated: August 6, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
This is a multi-center prospective study. The primary objective of DRONE study is to investigate the change of the size of HIV-1 DNA reservoir in blood from baseline to week 48 (W48) in participants treated by DTG-based regimen. Secondary objectives include: DTG pharmacokinetic and analysis of biomarkers of immune activation from baseline to W48.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV-1 Infection
Biological: Blood samples
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Starting a Dolutegravir-based Regimen on HIV-1 Proviral DNA Reservoir Of Treatment Naïve and Experienced Patients

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Proviral HIV-1 DNA at Week 48 [ Time Frame: baseline (Day 0) and Week 48 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dolutegravir pharmacokinetic (dolutegravir pharmacological blood levels) [ Time Frame: Week 4, Week 24 and Week 48 ]
  • Quantification of biomarkers of immune activation [ Time Frame: baseline (Day 0), Week 24 and Week 48 ]
    CRPus, IL-6, neopterin, D-dimer, CD14s

Estimated Enrollment: 202
Study Start Date: February 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dolutegravir Biological: Blood samples


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female aged from de 18 to 80 years
  • Patient starting a DTG-regimen
  • Patients agreeing to use methods of birthcontrol while on the study and during the 6 weeks after stopping DTG treatment
  • Signed and dated written informed consent is obtained from the subject or the subject's legal representative prior to screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • HBV or HCV coinfection
  • Participation in another clinical drug or device trial where the last dose of drug was within the past 30 days or an investigational medical device is currently implanted
  • An active AIDS-defining condition at Screening
  • Documented resistance to DTG
  • Allergy or intolerance to the study drugs or their components or drugs of their class
  • Any acute or verified Grade 4 laboratory abnormality (with the exception of Grade 4 lipids) at Screening.
  • Coadministration with Dofelitide
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02370979

Contact: Samira FAFI-KREMER, PhD +33369551438

Centre hospitalier de Belfort-Montbéliard Active, not recruiting
Belfort, France, 90000
Centre hospitalier de Colmar Recruiting
Colmar, France, 68024
Contact: Martin MARTINOT, MD   
Centre hospitalier de Mulhouse Recruiting
Mulhouse Cedex, France, 68070
Contact: Geneviève BECK WIRTH, MD   
Hôpitaux Universitaire de Strasbourg Recruiting
Strasbourg Cedex, France, 67091
Contact: David REY, PhD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Principal Investigator: David REY, PhD Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier: NCT02370979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5973
Study First Received: January 26, 2015
Last Updated: August 6, 2015

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Proviral HIV-1 DNA

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Integrase Inhibitors
Integrase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017