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Evaluating Pharmacokinetic Interactions With Vaginal Ring Contraceptives and ART

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01903031
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2013
Results First Posted : January 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE July 16, 2013
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 19, 2013
Results First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 1, 2017
Results First Posted Date  ICMJE January 4, 2018
Last Update Posted Date June 6, 2018
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE December 30, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date October 3, 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 3, 2018)
  • Etonogestrel Concentrations at Study Day 21 [ Time Frame: Day 21 ]
    This evaluates the effect of EFV and ATV/r on etonogestrel by measuring etonogestrel concentrations on all three study arms 21 days after NuvaRing administration. The pharmacokinetic (PK) blood sample for measurement of etonogestrel on study day 21 was taken before the NuvaRing was removed. The assay lower limit of quantification for etonogestrel was 250 pg/mL; values < 250 were assigned a value of half the lower limit (ie, 125 pg/mL).
  • Ethinyl Estradiol Concentrations at Study Day 21 [ Time Frame: Day 21 ]
    This evaluates the effect of EFV and ATV/r on ethinyl estradiol by measuring ethinyl estradiol concentrations on all three study arms 21 days after NuvaRing administration. The PK blood sample for measurement of ethinyl estradiol on study day 21 was taken before the NuvaRing was removed. The assay lower limit of quantification for ethinyl estradiol was 5 pg/mL ; values < 5 were assigned a value of half the lower limit (ie, 2.5 pg/mL).
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 18, 2013)
Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol concentrations at study day 21 [ Time Frame: 21 days ]
Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol concentrations obtained at study day 21 (before the vaginal ring is removed) from participants enrolled in all three study arms.
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 3, 2018)
  • Etonogestrel Concentrations Obtained on Study Days 7 and 14 [ Time Frame: Study days 7 and 14 ]
    This evaluates the effect of EFV and ATV/r on etonogestrel by measuring etonogestrel concentrations on all three study arms 7 and 14 days after NuvaRing administration. The assay lower limit of quantification for etonogestrel was 250 pg/mL; values < 250 were assigned a value of half the lower limit (ie, 125 pg/mL).
  • Ethinyl Estradiol Concentrations Obtained on Study Days 7 and 14. [ Time Frame: Study days 7 and 14 ]
    This evaluates the effect of EFV and ATV/r on ethinyl estradiol by measuring ethinyl estradiol concentrations on all three study arms 7 and 14 days after NuvaRing administration. The assay lower limit of quantification for ethinyl estradiol was 5 pg/mL; values < 5 were assigned a value of half the lower limit (ie, 2.5 pg/mL).
  • EFV PK Parameter Area Under the Concentration-Time Curve (AUC0-24hours) Calculated Based on Intensive EFV PK Samples Obtained From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm B [ Time Frame: Intensive EFV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter AUC(0-24h) of EFV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. AUC(0-24h) defines area under the concentration-time curve over the period of 24 hours (pre-dose concentration was used to impute concentration at 24h).
  • EFV PK Parameter Minimum Plasma Concentration (Cmin) Determined Based on EFV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm B [ Time Frame: Intensive EFV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the EFV PK parameter Cmin obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmin defines minimum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • EFV PK Parameter Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) Determined Based on EFV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm B [ Time Frame: Intensive EFV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the EFV PK parameter Cmax obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmax defines maximum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • EFV PK Parameter Clearance (CLss/F) Determined Based on EFV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm B [ Time Frame: Intensive EFV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the EFV PK parameter CLss/F obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. CLss/F defines apparent oral clearance
  • ATV PK Parameter AUC(0-24h) Calculated Based on Intensive Atazanavir (ATV) PK Samples Obtained From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter AUC(0-24h) of ATV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. AUC(0-24h) defines area under the concentration-time curve over the period of 24 hours (pre-dose concentration was used to impute concentration at 24h).
  • ATV PK Parameter Cmin Determined Based on ATV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the ATV PK parameter Cmin obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmin defines minimum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • ATV PK Parameter Cmax Determined Based on ATV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the ATV PK parameter Cmax obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmax defines maximum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • ATV PK Parameter Time to Cmax (Tmax) Determined Based on ATV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the ATV PK parameter Tmax obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Tmax defines time to maximum concentration since dose is initiated.
  • ATV PK Parameter CLss/F Determined Based on ATV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the ATV PK parameter CLss/F obtained from both sampling periods, before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. CLss/f defines apparent oral clearance.
  • Ritonavir (RTV) PK Parameter AUC(0-24h) Calculated Based on Intensive RTV PK Samples Obtained From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter AUC(0-24h) of RTV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. AUC(0-24h) defines area under the concentration-time curve over the period of 24 hours (pre-dose concentration was used to impute concentration at 24h).
  • RTV PK Parameter Cmin Determined Based on RTV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter Cmin of RTV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmin defines minimum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • RTV PK Parameter Cmax Determined Based on RTV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter Cmax of RTV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Cmax defines maximum concentration observed within the first 8 hours of the 24 hour dosing interval.
  • RTV PK Parameter Tmax Determined Based on RTV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter Tmax of RTV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. Tmax defines time to maximum concentration since dose is initiated.
  • RTV PK Parameter CLss/F Determined Based on RTV Levels From Individual Participants Enrolled in Arm C [ Time Frame: Intensive RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
    This evaluates the effect of NuvaRing on the PK parameter CLss/F of RTV before NuvaRing placement (at study day 0) and three weeks later (on study day 21), prior to NuvaRing removal. CLss/F defines apparent oral clearance.
  • Proportion of Participants With Plasma HIV-1 RNA Levels <40 Copies/mL [ Time Frame: Study day 0 and study day 21 ]
    This evaluates the short-term impact of Nuvaring on virologic suppression in participants who have been administered Nuvaring alone or together with EFV or ATV/r by measuring proportion of participants with plasma HIV-1 RNA levels <40 copies/mL at study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and study day 21 (three weeks after vaginal ring placement). An FDA-approved HIV-1 RNA assay was required.
  • Percentage of Participants With Signs and Symptoms of Grade 2 or Higher Deemed Possibly, Probably or Definitely Related to Study Treatment [ Time Frame: From day 0 to day 28 ]
    This evaluates toxicity and safety of NuvaRing alone, NuvaRing with EFV, and NuvaRing with ATV/r. Signs/symptoms were graded using the DAIDS AE Grading Table was used. Participants with sign(s)/symptom(s) of grade 2 (moderate), 3 (severe), 4 (potentially life-threatening) or 5 (death) are included in the percentage. Relationship to study treatment was determined by the study co-chairs and DAIDS clinical representative.
  • Proportion of Participants With Progesterone Levels Greater Than 5 ng/mL. [ Time Frame: Study days 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 ]
    This evaluates alterations in progesterone levels due to the potential PK interaction between NuvaRing and the ARVs EFV and ATV/r by examining progesterone levels at study days 0 (before vaginal ring placement), 7, 14, and 21 (before vaginal ring removal), and study day 28, without regard to menstrual cycle status at study entry.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 18, 2013)
  • Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol concentrations obtained on study days 7 and 14 after vaginal ring administration in all three study arms [ Time Frame: Study days 7 and 14 after vaginal ring administration ]
  • Efavirenz (EFV) Pharmacokinetics (PK) area under curve (AUC)(0-24h), Cmin, Cmax, Tmax, and CL/F calculated based on intensive EFV PK samples obtained from individual participants enrolled in Arm B [ Time Frame: Intensive EFV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement). ]
    AUC(0-24h) defines area under the concentration-time curve over the doing period of 24 hours; Cmin defines minimum concentration in the dosing period of 24 hours; Cmax defines maximum concentration in the dosing interval of 24 hours; Tmax defines time to maximum concentration since dose is initiated; CL/F defines apparent oral clearance.
  • ATV and RTV PK AUC(0-24h), Cmin, Cmax, Tmax, and CL/F calculated based on intensive ATV and RTV PK samples obtained from individual participants enrolled in Arm C. [ Time Frame: Intensive ATV and RTV PK samples at pre-dose, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose on study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and on study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
  • HIV-1 RNA copies obtained from individual participants enrolled in all of the three study Arms A, B, and C [ Time Frame: Study day 0 (before vaginal ring placement) and study day 21 (3 weeks after vaginal ring placement) ]
  • Any signs and symptoms of grade 2 or higher related to vaginal ring exposure from individual participants enrolled in all of the three study Arms A, B, and C [ Time Frame: Signs and symptoms are assessed during the weekly visits on study days 7, 14 and 21 ]
  • Hormone progesterone levels obtained from individual participants enrolled in all of the three study Arms A, B, and C [ Time Frame: Progesterone levels are measured at study entry (before vaginal ring placement) and study weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 after vaginal ring placement ]
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Evaluating Pharmacokinetic Interactions With Vaginal Ring Contraceptives and ART
Official Title  ICMJE Evaluating Pharmacokinetic Interactions With Vaginal Ring Contraceptives and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
Brief Summary

This study was done to look at a method of hormonal birth control, called the NuvaRing, and specific anti-HIV medications, called antiretrovirals (ARVs). Some studies of women who use a hormonal birth control method (specifically oral pills, patches, and injections) and take ARVs have shown that ARVs interact with the hormones released by the birth control medication. These interactions may cause the birth control to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There is also concern that hormonal birth control can increase HIV spreading to others, but more studies are needed to determine if this is true. The investigators did not know whether the NuvaRing and ARVs interact when they are used together, so this study looked to see if certain ARVs (efavirenz and atazanavir/ritonavir) interact with the two hormones released by NuvaRing. This will help us to determine if NuvaRing is safe and effective for women with HIV infection who are taking ARVs. The study also included HIV-infected women who were not on ARVs but used the NuvaRing to show us what the hormone levels are like in a similar group of women not on ARVs.

Vaginal rings are also currently being studied to deliver anti-HIV medications that may prevent HIV acquisition, and to provide birth control over a longer period of time (more than 1 month). Since vaginal rings will become more commonly used to administer medications, the investigators wanted to better understand the potential for drug interactions with drugs given vaginally. This study will also help us understand the potential for drug interactions between ARVs given orally, and other drugs given through vaginal rings, like the NuvaRing. Additionally, this study will help us understand how hormones released from a vaginal ring affect the amount of HIV virus in the genital tract, the bacterial make-up (microbiome) of the female genital tract, and the immune system within the genital tract, all of which may affect the chances of spreading HIV.

Detailed Description This was a 28 day study from study entry through the final clinic visit. Post-entry visits were scheduled at Days 7, 14, 21 and 28. The Nuvaring was put in place at study entry and removed on day 21. A single pharmacokinetic (PK) blood sample was collected for assay of etonogestrel (ENG) and ethinyl estradiol (EE) at entry (day 0, prior to NuvaRing placement), and on days 7, 14, and 21 after placement of the NuvaRing. For participants on the ARV arms, intensive, 8-hour PK sampling, for assay of efavirenz (EFV) and atazanavir/ritonavir (ATV/RTV) respectively, was performed at study entry (day 0, prior to NuvaRing placement) and 21 days later. ARV sampling was performed at pre-dose (hour 0), and 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8 hours post-dose. Safety was assessed at each study visit.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE HIV-1 Infection
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Device: Nuvaring
    NuvaRing is made of ethylene vinylacetate copolymers (28% and 9% vinylacetate) and magnesium stearate, is latex free, and contains 11.7 mg etonogestrel and 2.7 mg ethinyl estradiol. NuvaRing has an outer diameter of 54 mm and a cross-sectional diameter of 4mm. Once NuvaRing is inserted into the vagina, the ring should remain in place (not be removed) continuously for 3 weeks (21 days). After being in place for the first 21 days of the study, the ring may be removed after the day 21 study visit evaluations have been completed.
    Other Name: Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring
  • Drug: EFV
    Participants received EFV 600 mg daily with two or more NRTIs
    Other Name: Efavirenz
  • Drug: ATV/r
    Participants received ATV/r 300 mg/ 100 mg daily with tenofovir and one or more additional NRTIs
    Other Name: Atazanavir/Ritonavir
  • Drug: TDF
    Participants received 300 mg of tenofovir in Arm C
    Other Name: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
  • Drug: NRTIs
    Participants received two or more NRTIs in Arm B and one or more NRTIs in Arm C
    Other Name: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: NuvaRing and no ART (Arm A)
    Once NuvaRing is inserted into the vagina, the ring should remain in place (not be removed) continuously for 3 weeks (21 days).
    Intervention: Device: Nuvaring
  • Experimental: NuvaRing with EFV plus ≥2 NRTIs (Arm B)
    Once NuvaRing is inserted into the vagina, the ring should remain in place (not be removed) continuously for 3 weeks (21 days). EFV is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor taken at a dose of 600 mg once daily.
    Interventions:
    • Device: Nuvaring
    • Drug: EFV
    • Drug: NRTIs
  • Experimental: NuvaRing with ATV/r plus TDF + ≥1 NRTIs (Arm C)
    Once NuvaRing is inserted into the vagina, the ring should remain in place (not be removed) continuously for 3 weeks (21 days). ATV/r is a combination protease inhibitor taken at a dose of 300/100 mg once daily. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) taken at a dose of 300 mg daily.
    Interventions:
    • Device: Nuvaring
    • Drug: ATV/r
    • Drug: TDF
    • Drug: NRTIs
Publications * Scarsi KK, Cramer YS, Rosenkranz SL, Aweeka F, Berzins B, Coombs RW, Coughlin K, Moran LE, Zorrilla CD, Akelo V, Aziz M, Friedman RK, Gingrich D, Swaminathan S, Godfrey C, Cohn SE; AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5316 Study Team. Antiretroviral therapy and vaginally administered contraceptive hormones: a three-arm, pharmacokinetic study. Lancet HIV. 2019 Sep;6(9):e601-e612. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30155-9.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 24, 2017)
84
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 18, 2013)
75
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE October 10, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date October 3, 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented HIV-1 infection.
  • Participants must have been receiving either 1) EFV 600 mg daily with 2 or more NRTIs, 2) ATV/r 300 mg/ 100 mg daily with TDF 300 mg and 1 or more additional NRTIs, or 3) no ART. ART regimens should have been stable for 30 days prior to study entry with no plans to change therapy during the first 28 days of this study. Participants receiving no ART should have had no plans to initiate ART during the first 28 days of the study.

NOTE: Participants must have had access to their ART regimens through their primary care providers. ART medications were not supplied by this study.

  • For participants on ART, documentation of plasma HIV-1 RNA ≤400 copies/mL was obtained within 60 days prior to study entry.
  • For participants not on ART, CD4+ cell count must have been ≥350 cells/mm^3, obtained within 60 days prior to study entry.
  • Laboratory values within 60 days prior to study entry:

    • Platelet count ≥50,000 platelets/mm^3
    • Hemoglobin ≥8.0 g/dL
    • Aspartate transaminase (SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (SGPT) <5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Creatinine ≤1.5 x ULN
    • Total bilirubin ≤2.0 x ULN
  • Last menstrual period ≤6 months prior to study entry. If last menstrual period >6 months prior to study entry without another cause for amenorrhea, such as recent pregnancy, serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) must have been checked and be ≤40 mIU/mL to be eligible for enrollment.
  • Premenopausal females with at least one functioning ovary.
  • Documentation of Pap smear within 1 year prior to study entry.
  • Negative serum or urine-HCG pregnancy test with a sensitivity of ≤25 mIU/mL within 60 days prior to study entry and within 24 hours prior to study entry
  • All participants must have agreed not to participate in a conception process (eg, active attempt to become pregnant or in vitro fertilization) for the duration of the study. Because it was unknown if ARVs adversely affect the efficacy of NuvaRing as a contraceptive method, participants of reproductive potential, who were participating in sexual activities that could lead to pregnancy, must have agreed to use an additional reliable form of contraception while in the study. Acceptable additional methods of contraception included:

    • Condoms (male or female)
    • Non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD)

Other hormonal forms of contraception were not allowed during the study period.

Condoms should have been used to prevent transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases between sexual partners.

NOTE: Participants with bilateral tubal ligation or non-hormonal IUD were eligible to be enrolled.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Received depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) within 4 months prior to study entry.
  • Received other hormonal therapies (eg, oral contraceptive agents, hormone- containing vaginal ring, contraceptive patch, hormone replacement therapy, anabolic therapies, including nandrolone decanoate or megestrol acetate) within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Less than 6 weeks postpartum at study entry.
  • Use of any prohibited medications within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Initiated, discontinued, or changed doses of drugs that are CYP substrates or known to have drug interactions with ethinyl estradiol or etonogestrel within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Bilateral oophorectomy.
  • For women older than 35 years of age, smoking 15 or more cigarettes per day.
  • History of invasive cancer of the reproductive tract; known or suspected malignancy of the breast, or known increased risk for breast cancer; undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding; liver tumors; or serious ocular disorders at any time prior to study entry.
  • Chronic immunosuppressive conditions other than HIV.
  • Use of systemic or inhaled corticosteroids such as for acute therapy for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) or asthma exacerbation and prednisone ≥10 mg (or equivalent) for any reason other than a stable or tapering dose.
  • History of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
  • History of cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease.
  • Severe uncontrolled hypertension within 60 days prior to study entry.
  • Diabetes with vascular involvement.
  • Clinically active cervical or vaginal infection at study entry. NOTE: Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas testing was performed during screening using techniques available at the local sites and documented in source documentation and case report forms (CRFs). Testing for bacterial vaginosis, performed using techniques available at the local sites, was only necessary if the participant was symptomatic and the provider felt treatment might be necessary. Women with genital herpes lesions waited to be screened until the herpetic lesions had healed.
  • Acute infections or other opportunistic diseases requiring medication within 14 days prior to study entry.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Ages  ICMJE 16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Botswana,   Brazil,   Kenya,   Peru,   Puerto Rico,   South Africa,   Thailand,   United States
Removed Location Countries Zimbabwe
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01903031
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE ACTG A5316
UM1AI068636 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Study Sponsor  ICMJE AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Collaborators  ICMJE National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Verification Date May 2018

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