A Pilot Open Label Trial of HIV Therapy With d4T (Stavudine), ddI (Didanosine), Nelfinavir and Hydroxyurea in Subjects With Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection

This study has been completed.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb
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First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: April 13, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
To assess the magnitude and duration of the antiviral activity in plasma and the incidence and time to total suppression of detectable HIV RNA in plasma. To assess the long-term safety and tolerability of this combination therapy and the magnitude and duration of the effect of this therapy over CD4 cell counts.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Drug: Hydroxyurea
Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate
Drug: Stavudine
Drug: Didanosine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Open Label Trial of HIV Therapy With d4T (Stavudine), ddI (Didanosine), Nelfinavir and Hydroxyurea in Subjects With Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection

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Study Start Date: May 1997
Study Completion Date: March 2000
Primary Completion Date: March 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Documented HIV infection.
  • CD4 count > 500 cells/mm3.
  • No HIV-associated symptoms.
  • Written, informed consent from parent or legal guardian for patients < 18 years old.
  • Availability for follow-up for at least 96 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions and symptoms are excluded:

  • Presence of a newly diagnosed AIDS-defining opportunistic infection requiring acute therapy at the time of enrollment.
  • Intractable diarrhea.
  • Signs and symptoms of bilateral peripheral neuropathy >= Grade 2.
  • Inability to tolerate oral medication.
  • Hemophilia, other bleeding disorder, or no accessible tonsillar or lymph node tissue.

Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:

History of acute or chronic pancreatitis. 1. Use of potent neurotoxic drugs is not permitted.

  • No other anti-HIV therapy allowed.
  • Nelfinavir should not be administered concurrently with rifampin or rifabutin, terfenadine (Seldane), astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), triazolam (Halcion), and midazolam (Versed).

    1. Any prior antiretroviral therapy.

  • Prior vaccination with a candidate HIV therapeutic vaccine.
  • Previous therapy with agents with significant systemic myelosuppressive, neurotoxic, pancreatotoxic, hepatotoxic or cytotoxic potential within 3 months of study start or the expected need for such therapy at the time of enrollment.
  • Previous therapy with rifampin or rifabutin, terfenadine (Seldane), astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), triazolam (Halcion), and midazolam (Versed) within 14 days prior to study entry or at any time while on study.

Active alcohol or substance abuse.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002176

United States, California
Univ of California at San Francisco Gen Hosp
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Principal Investigator: . ., .
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Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002176     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 244C  AI455-062 
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: April 13, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:
Pilot Projects
Drug Therapy, Combination
Anti-HIV Agents
Viral Load

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antisickling Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

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