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Trial of Three Neonatal Antiretroviral Regimens for Prevention of Intrapartum HIV Transmission

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2004
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Last verified: February 2011
Results First Received: April 25, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Disease Transmission, Vertical
Vertical Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission
HIV Infections
Interventions: Drug: Zidovudine
Drug: Nevirapine (NVP)
Drug: Epivir (3TC)
Drug: Nelfinavir (NFV)

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Recruitment Details
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The first subject was enrolled on 02/27/2004 and the study ended 02/28/2011. A total of 17 sites in Brazil, South Africa, Argentina and the U.S. participated in the study.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Arm A (ZDV Only) Standard of care ( Zidovudine only). 12 mg PO BID if BW>2000 grams ; 8 mg PO BID if BW</= 2000 grams

Standard of care (Zidovudine) plus Nevirapine (NVP)

NVP, first dose initiated within 48 hrs of birth, second dose 48 hrs (+ 4 hours) after the first dose, and third dose 96 hours (+ 4 hours) after the second dose :

12 mg PO per dose if BW > 2000 grams, 8 mg PO per dose if BW < 2000 grams


Standard of Care (Zidovudine) plus 2 weeks of Epivir (3TC) and Nelfinavir (NFV) 3TC, given for 2 weeks: 6 mg po bid if BW > 2000 grams 4 mg po bid if BW < 2000 grams AND

NFV, given for 2 weeks:

200 mg po bid if BW > 3000 grams 150 mg po bid if BW > 2,000 – 3000 grams 100 mg PO BID if BW < 2000 grams

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Arm A (ZDV Only)   ARM B (ZDV + NVP)   ARM C (ZDV + 3TC + NFV)
STARTED   581   580   574 
COMPLETED   527   515   506 
NOT COMPLETED   54   65   68 
Death                11                15                17 
Withdrawal by Subject                19                19                23 
Lost to Follow-up                15                24                24 
moved out of area                9                7                4 

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Infant HIV Infection Status   [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

2.  Primary:   Participants With Serious Adverse Events   [ Time Frame: through age 6 months. ]

3.  Secondary:   Infant HIV-1 Infection Status   [ Time Frame: birth ]

4.  Secondary:   Participant Deaths   [ Time Frame: through age 6 months ]

5.  Secondary:   3TC and NFV Pharmacokinetics   [ Time Frame: through age 14 days ]

6.  Secondary:   Risk Factors for Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission   [ Time Frame: through age 3 months ]

7.  Secondary:   NVP Pharmacokinetics   [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

8.  Secondary:   Clinical Covariates of HIV-1 Infection   [ Time Frame: through age 3 months ]
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