TMC278-TiDP6-C209: A Clinical Trial in Treatment Naive HIV-1 Patients Comparing TMC278 to Efavirenz in Combination With Tenofovir + Emtricitabine.

This study has been completed.
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Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Ireland Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2007
Last updated: October 25, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

October 4, 2007
October 25, 2012
April 2008
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Virological Response[ITT - TLOVR,<50 Copies/mL] [ Time Frame: Week 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Virological response is defined as confirmed plasma viral load < 50 HIV-1 (RNA) copies/mL at Week 48. The TLOVR algorithm was used to derive response. Response needed to be confirmed at 2 consecutive visits and subjects who permanently discontinued were considered nonresponders after discontinuation. Resuppression after confirmed virologic failure was considered as failure. Virologic Failure includes subjects who were rebounder (confirmed viral load >= 50 copies/mL after being responder) or who were never suppressed (no confirmed viral load <50 copies/mL)
Non-inferiority of TMC278 versus control (EFV) for proportion of patients with plasma VL < 50 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL (TLOVR algorithm) at week 48.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00540449 on Archive Site
Virological Response[ITT - Snapshot,<50 Copies/mL] [ Time Frame: Week 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The analysis is based on the last observed viral load (VL) data within the Week 48 window. Virologic response is defined as a VL<50 copies/mL (observed case). Missing VL was considered as non-response. Virologic Failure includes subjects who had VL>=50 copies/mL in the Wk48 window, subjects who discontinued early due to lack or loss of efficacy, subjects who discontinued for reasons other than an adverse event, death or lack or loss of efficacy and at the time of discontinuation had a VL>=50 copies/mL, and subjects who had a switch in background regimen that was not permitted by the protocol.
Evaluate safety and tolerabilty over 96 weeks; Compare antiviral activity, immunologic changes, assess viral geno- and phenotype over 96 weeks; Population PK; Assess preference based health states and adherence; Optional PK and DEXAscan substudies.
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TMC278-TiDP6-C209: A Clinical Trial in Treatment Naive HIV-1 Patients Comparing TMC278 to Efavirenz in Combination With Tenofovir + Emtricitabine.
A Phase III, Randomized, Double-blind Trial of TMC278 25 mg q.d. Versus Efavirenz 600mg q.d. in Combination With a Fixed Background Regimen Consisting of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricitabine in Antiretroviral-naive HIV-1 Infected Subjects.

The purpose of this trial is to compare the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of TMC278 given at a dose of 25 mg once daily versus efavirenz (EFV) at a dose of 600 mg once daily, when combined with a fixed background regimen consisting of emtricitabine (FTC) + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), in HIV-1 infected patients who have not yet taken any anti-HIV drugs. The following evaluations will be done: antiviral activity, immunologic changes, and viral geno-/phenotype evolution, relationship of Pharmacokinetics (PK) and PK/Pharmacodynamics, medical resource utilization and treatment adherence.

Over the past decade, anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drugs have been introduced sequentially for use in the clinic. Currently, patients are routinely being treated with 3 or 4 drug combinations including nucleoside/tide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs/NtRTIs), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), protease inhibitors (PIs), and/or fusion inhibitors. New potent antiretroviral (ARV) compounds that work in people whose HIV-1 virus is resistant to available drugs are urgently needed. This is a Phase III, randomized (study medication is assigned by chance), double-blind (neither the study physician nor the patient knows the name of the study assigned medication), double-dummy, active-controlled trial to compare the effectiveness, safety, and ability to tolerate TMC278 versus efavirenz (EFV). The study will last for 104 weeks which includes a screening period of 4 weeks, a 96-week treatment period, followed by a 4 week follow-up period. Patients will be randomly assigned to TMC278 or to efavirenz, either of these treatments will be in combination with two other anti-HIV drugs (2 NRTIs: emtricitabine (FTC) + tenofovir (TDF)). TDF/FTC will be administered as a fixed dose combination if available. The hypothesis to be provided in this study is that the investigational drug TMC278 will perform just like efavirenz (EFV) in terms of antiviral effectiveness (i.e., suppressing of the plasma viral load to a level < 50 HIV-1 RNA (ribonucleic acid) copies/mL) in ARV-naïve HIV-infected patients. During the trial, patients' health will be monitored by physical examination, interview to assess health and well being, and laboratory testing on blood and urine samples. Experimental Group: One tablet of TMC278 25 mg once daily plus one tablet of placebo once daily that looks just like efavirenz (EFV) plus tenofovir/emtricitabine; Control Group: One tablet of Placebo once daily that looks just like TMC278 plus EFV 600 mg once daily plus tenofovir/emtricitabine.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • HIV Infections
  • HIV-1
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1
  • Drug: TMC278
    25 mg tablet once daily for 96 weeks
  • Drug: efavirenz
    600mg once daily for 96 weeks
  • Active Comparator: 002
    efavirenz 600mg once daily for 96 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: efavirenz
  • Experimental: 001
    TMC278 25 mg tablet once daily for 96 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: TMC278

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2011
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with documented HIV-1 infection
  • Patient has never been treated with a therapeutic HIV vaccine or an ARV drug prior to screening
  • Patient's HIV-1 plasma viral load at screening is > 5,000 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL (assayed by RNA PCR standard specimen procedure)
  • Patient's virus is sensitive to TDF and FTC
  • Patient agrees not to start ART (antiretroviral treatment) before the baseline visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous use of ANY ARV drug for ANY length of time
  • Any documented evidence of NNRTI resistance associated mutations in patient's HIV
  • Category C AIDS defining illness, except: stable Kaposi Sarcoma, wasting syndrome if not progressive
  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) that is considered not cured
  • Active TB
  • Allergy or hypersensitivity to study or background ARTs
  • Specific grade 3 or 4 toxicity
  • Kidney impairment: calculated creatinine clearance <50 ml/min
18 Years and older
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United States,   Argentina,   Australia,   Austria,   Brazil,   Canada,   Denmark,   France,   Mexico,   Netherlands,   Portugal,   Puerto Rico,   Romania,   Russian Federation,   South Africa,   Spain,   Sweden,   Taiwan,   Thailand,   United Kingdom
Uganda,   India
CR002689, TMC278-TIDP6-C209
Compound Development Team Leader TMC278, Tibotec Pharmaceutical Limited
Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Ireland
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Study Director: Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trial Tibotec Pharmaceutical Limited
Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Ireland
October 2012

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