A Study to Evaluate the Effects of Anti-HIV Drugs in HIV-Positive Patients Who Also Have Hepatitis C Infection

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2008
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) who are receiving anti-HIV drugs. The purpose of this study is to learn more about HCV infection in patients whose HIV blood level decreases to less than 500 copies/ml.

Condition or disease
HIV Infections Hepatitis C

Detailed Description:
Sixty naive patients with HIV and confirmed hepatitis C who are co-enrolled in another AACTG antiretroviral study that involves the testing of HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) are entered on this prospective study. Patients who are defined as naive have never received specific, active antiretroviral agents that sustain viral suppression below the limit of detection (500 copies/ml) or have received those agents for only a very limited time. HAART is defined as therapy which is likely to result in HIV-1 RNA plasma levels less than 500 copies/ml for at least 16 weeks. Plasma is collected and evaluated during the study for additional quantitative measurements: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) by HCV RNA PCR and HIV-1 RNA levels. All evaluations for HIV-1 RNA are obtained from the co-enrolled study at the following time points: Pre-entry, entry, at least 2 measurements before Week 16, Week 16, and at least 1 measurement after Week 16.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 60 participants
Official Title: Dynamics of Hepatitis C Infection in Subjects With Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)

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

Inclusion Criteria

Patients may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are HIV-positive and have Hepatitis C.
  • Have an HIV blood level of at least 2,500 copies/ml 30 days before study entry.
  • Are co-enrolled in an active adult AIDS clinical trial using anti-HIV treatment.
  • Are at least 13 years of age (parent or guardian consent required if under 18).

Exclusion Criteria

Patients will not be eligible for this study if they:

  • Have liver disease.
  • Have cancer requiring chemotherapy.
  • Have Hepatitis B.
  • Abuse alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Have received certain antiretroviral (anti-HIV) drugs in the past.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00001117

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Study Chair: Raymond Chung
Study Chair: Cecilia Shikuma

Publications: Identifier: NCT00001117     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACTG 383
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2008
Last Verified: June 2003

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Drug Therapy, Combination
Hepatitis C
RNA, Viral
Anti-HIV Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
HIV Infections
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases