GEMINI Study - A Study of Saquinavir/Ritonavir in Treatment-Naive Patients With HIV-1 Infection

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00105079
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2005
Results First Posted : November 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: HIV Infections
Interventions: Drug: saquinavir [Invirase]
Drug: Lopinavir/ritonavir
Drug: Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
Drug: Ritonavir

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
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This study was conducted between 28 April 2005 and 24 August 2007 at 38 study centers in the United States, Canada, France and Thailand. Patients were randomized to receive saquinavir/ritonavir 1000/100 mg PO BID plus emtricitabine/tenofovir 200/300 mg PO QD or lopinavir/ritonavir 400/100 mg PO BID plus emtricitabine/tenofovir 200/300 mg PO QD .

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Saquinavir/Ritonavir saquinavir mesylate 1000 mg twice daily (BID) + ritonavir 100 mg BID + emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 200/300 mg orally every day for 48 weeks.
Lopinavir/Ritonavir lopinavir/ritonavir 400/100 mg BID + emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 200/300 mg orally every day for 48 weeks.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Saquinavir/Ritonavir   Lopinavir/Ritonavir
STARTED   167   170 
Safety Population   163   168 
COMPLETED   128   135 
NOT COMPLETED   39   35 
Adverse Event                5                12 
Death                3                1 
Lost to Follow-up                12                12 
Lack of Efficacy                9                3 
Refused treatment                6                4 
Violation of selection criteria at entry                0                2 
Protocol Violation                1                0 
not specified                3                1 

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Number of Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Viral Load <50 Copies/mL   [ Time Frame: Week 48 ]

2.  Secondary:   Number of Patients With HIV-1 RNA Viral Load <50 and <400 Copies/mL   [ Time Frame: Week 48 ]

3.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in HIV-1 RNA Viral Load   [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 48 ]

4.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in Cluster Differentiation Antigen 4 Positive (CD4+) Lymphocyte Count   [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 48 ]

5.  Secondary:   Number of Participants Assessed for Adverse Events (AEs)   [ Time Frame: reported up to 28 days after the last dose of study treatment. (Up to 52 weeks) ]

6.  Secondary:   Number of Patients Who Discontinued Treatment Due to Abnormal Laboratory Parameters   [ Time Frame: baseline and all study visits (Up to Week 52) ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

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