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Evaluation of Specific Infection-Fighting Cells For Prediction of Immune Response to Anti-HIV and Immune-Boosting Medication

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006578
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : March 9, 2015
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December 1, 2000
August 31, 2001
March 9, 2015
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Evaluation of Specific Infection-Fighting Cells For Prediction of Immune Response to Anti-HIV and Immune-Boosting Medication
Evaluation of the Relationship Between Immunologic Recovery After Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy and the Ability to Mobilize CD34+ Stem Cells Following G-CSF Administration

The purpose of this study is to see if the amount of stem cells (cells that can develop into many kinds of cells) in the blood before anti-HIV drugs are taken can predict if the immune system will become stronger after anti-HIV drugs are given and if anti-HIV drugs can restore stem cells.

HIV infection has been shown to cause stem cells not to function well. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which causes stem cells to go from the bone marrow (tissues in the bones where blood cells are formed) into the bloodstream, could possibly help boost immunity after anti-HIV treatment. This study examines the effects of G-CSF in helping the immune system become stronger after beginning anti-HIV treatment.

In HIV infection, a progressive decline and/or dysfunction of several cell types is seen. It is thought that stem cell dysfunction or destruction may contribute to the hematologic and immunologic perturbations characteristic of HIV infection and may possibly limit the extent of immunologic recovery following HAART. This study proposes to investigate whether stem cell function and reserves are important in determining the extent of immune reconstitution following HAART.

Patients are stratified according to CD4 count. On Day 0, patients receive a 7-day cycle of subcutaneous granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). Blood samples are collected regularly, and on Day 14 patients undergo real-time HIV-1 RNA determinations. On Day 28, or sooner if HIV RNA is at least 1 log above baseline on Day 14, HAART consisting of daily receipt of abacavir, lamivudine, amprenavir, and ritonavir is initiated and continues until Week 76. Patients who achieve viral suppression (below 400 copies/ml of plasma HIV-1 RNA) by Week 26 are eligible to receive a second 7-day cycle of G-CSF at Week 28 and, if viral suppression continues through Week 50, a third cycle of G-CSF at Week 52. Patients are followed every 8 weeks for changes in viral load. Additionally, patients are monitored at regular intervals for surrogate markers of immunologic recovery and, during each cycle of G-CSF, for measurements of stem cell mobilization. Patients may also volunteer for A5085s (Bone Marrow Aspirate Substudy) at participating sites.

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Primary Purpose: Treatment
HIV Infections
  • Drug: Ritonavir
  • Drug: Abacavir sulfate
  • Drug: Amprenavir
  • Drug: Lamivudine
  • Drug: Filgrastim
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Inclusion Criteria

Patients may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Are at least 18 years of age.
  • Have HIV levels of at least 1,000 copies/ml within 28 days prior to study entry.
  • Have a CD4 cell count of 500 cells/mm3 or less in the 28 days prior to study entry.
  • Have not had anti-HIV therapy or have had no more than 2 weeks of prior anti-HIV therapy 90 days prior to study entry.
  • Are a good candidate for anti-HIV therapy.
  • Agree to abstinence or use a barrier method of birth control during the study and for 12 weeks afterward.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients will not be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Have ever had cancer.
  • Have used G-CSF or GM-CSF within 180 days prior to study entry.
  • Are allergic to E. coli products (such as insulin or human growth hormone).
  • Abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Are receiving or have had, within 14 days prior to study entry, treatment for an opportunistic (AIDS-related) infection.
  • Have a medical condition that would interfere with the study.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
ACTG A5072
Substudy ACTG A5085s
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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Study Chair: Cara Wilson
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
June 2003

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