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Simplified Drug Regimens for HIV Patients in ACTG 388 or Patients Who Responded to A First Potent Combination Regimen

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: NCT00014937
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Brief Summary:
ACTG 388 was a clinical trial that compared three- and four-drug anti-HIV drug regimens and demonstrated the effectiveness of a three-drug regimen. This study will compare the ability of two different three-drug anti-HIV drug regimens to reduce levels of HIV in the blood. The study will also evaluate whether patients discontinue the regimens because of drug side effects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
HIV Infections Drug: lopinavir/ritonavir Drug: lamivudine/zidovudine Drug: efavirenz Drug: lamivudine Drug: stavudine Drug: zidovudine Drug: didanosine

Detailed Description:

ACTG 388 was designed to evaluate two four-drug regimens compared with a three-drug regimen in patients who were relatively treatment naive. Based on the increased complexity and toxicity of four-drug regimens and the resultant negative impact on response as compared with three-drug regimens, studies evaluating simplified potent regimens appear warranted. This study will evaluate simpilified drug regimens designed to enhance virologic activity without necessarily increasing the number of antiretroviral drugs. The study regimens will be assessed for both virologic control and tolerability. The study population will include patients previously enrolled in ACTG 388 and patients with prior advanced HIV disease who received and responded to potent antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virologic relapse.

Patients will be stratified according to ACTG 388 treatment or non-ACTG 388 study participation. Patients will then be randomized to receive either a protease inhibitor (PI)-sparing regimen of 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) with efavirenz (EFV) (Arm I) or an NRTI-sparing regimen of EFV with lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) (Arm II). Arm I options are enteric-coated didanosine (ddI-EC) plus lamivudine (3TC), ddI-EC plus zidovudine (ZDV), ZDV plus 3TC (or Combivir), stavudine (d4T) plus 3TC, or ddI-EC plus d4T (with exceptions as noted in the protocol). Only LPV/r, EFV, d4T, and ddI are provided by the study; other medications are obtained by nonstudy prescription.

All patients are evaluated for safety and for virologic and immunologic responses at Weeks 4 and 8, then every 8 weeks until the study ends. In addition, all patients have assessments for fat redistribution, fasting lipid profiles, fasting insulin levels, venous lactate levels, and treatment adherence. Patients will be followed for 1.5 to 3 years. Interim safety analyses will be conducted in June 2002 and June 2003. Patients in this study may also enroll in A5125s, a fat distribution and bone mineral density substudy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Two Potent, Simplified Regimens Utilizing A Protease Inhibitor-Sparing Regimen Versus A Nucleoside-Sparing Regimen for HIV-Infected Subjects Who Participated in ACTG 388 or Who Responded to A First Potent Combination Regimen and Have 200 or Less HIV-1 RNA Copies/ml
Primary Completion Date : December 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria for ACTG 388 Participants

  • HIV-1 RNA level <= 200 copies/ml within 70 days of study entry
  • Stable anti-HIV drug plan without harmful drug side effects or serious illness at the time of study entry

Inclusion Criteria for Non-ACTG 388 Participants

  • Potent anti-HIV drug regimen as a first HIV treatment for at least 18 months
  • HIV-1 RNA level >= 80,000 copies/ml or CD4+ count <= 200 cells/mm3 prior to starting anti-HIV drug regimen
  • HIV-1 RNA level <= 400 copies/ml (or less than 500 copies/ml by bDNA) within 32 weeks of initial therapy
  • HIV-1 RNA level <= 200 copies/ml within 60 days of study entry

Inclusion Criteria for Both ACTG 388 and Non-ACTG 388 Participants

  • Acceptable methods of contraception
  • Consent of parent or legal guardian if under 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria for ACTG 388 Participants

  • Viral resistance to study drugs as determined by resistance studies during ACTG 388

Exclusion Criteria for ACTG 388 and Non-ACTG 388 Participants

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Certain heart medicines (flecainide or propafenone); antihistamines (astemizole and terfenadine); rifampin; ergot derivatives (dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, or methylergonovine); intestinal agents (cisapride); herbal products (St. John's wort); lovastatin or simvastatin; neuroleptics (pimozide); and sedatives/hypnotics (midazolam or triazolam)
  • Allergy study drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00014937

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United States, California
Univ of Southern California / LA County USC Med Ctr
Los Angeles, California, United States, 900331079
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Denver Dept of Health and Hosps
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80262
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Denver, Colorado, United States, 80262
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Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Pediatric)
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030-3805
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Univ of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida, United States, 331361013
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Emory Univ
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
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Queens Med Ctr
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96816
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96816
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Northwestern Univ Med School
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
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Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
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Indiana Univ Hosp
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 462025250
Methodist Hosp of Indiana / Life Care Clinic
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
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Charity Hosp / Tulane Univ Med School
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, Minnesota
Univ of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
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Washington Univ / St Louis Connect Care
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63108
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St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63108
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Univ of Nebraska Med Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 681985130
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SUNY / Erie County Med Ctr at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14215
Cornell Clinical Trials Unit - Chelsea Clinic
New York, New York, United States, 10011
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New York, New York, United States, 10016
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New York, New York, United States, 10021
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Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 275997215
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Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
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Univ of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 452670405
Case Western Reserve Univ
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 441091998
Ohio State Univ Hosp Clinic
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 432101228
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Univ of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
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Univ of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
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Brescia, Italy
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Genova, Italy
Ospedale Luigi Sacco Milazzo
Milano, Italy
Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Modena, Italy
Puerto Rico
Univ of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 009365067
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Study Chair: Margaret Fischl, MD University of Miami

Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier: NCT00014937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A5116
AACTG 5116
Substudy AACTG A5124s
Substudy AACTG A5125s
ACTG A5116
10934 ( Registry Identifier: DAIDS-ES )
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Drug Therapy, Combination
HIV Protease Inhibitors
RNA, Viral
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
Viral Load
ABT 378
Treatment Experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Lamivudine, zidovudine drug combination
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors