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

This study has been completed.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier:
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 these drugs over CD4 cell counts.

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

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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 Recent HIV Infection

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

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   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have the following symptoms and conditions:

  • Treatment naive.
  • Recent HIV infection.
  • Baseline laboratory values within acceptable ranges.
  • Written, informed consent from parent or legal guardian for patients < 18 years old.
  • Available for follow-up for at least 96 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions and symptoms are excluded:

  • Documentation of other cause for previously mentioned clinical conditions.
  • 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 identifier: NCT00002177

United States, California
Univ of California at San Francisco Gen Hosp
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00002177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 244D
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: April 13, 2011

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

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