A Phase IIIB Open-Label, Comparative Study to Evaluate Saquinavir Soft Gel Capsule (SGC) Treatment in Combination With Other Antiretrovirals in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral-Naive Patients
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.
To determine the proportion of patients whose plasma HIV-1 RNA level falls below the level of detection (< 400 copies/ml) at week 16 and 24 of study therapy. To determine the absolute change in plasma HIV-1 RNA and in absolute CD4 cell count during the 24 weeks of study treatment. To collect safety data on the treatment regimens. To determine the percentage of patients without SQV soft gel capsules resistance-associated mutations at week 24.
Patients are randomized to receive 1 of 3 study regimens: Group A - Saquinavir (SQV) soft gel capsules (sgc) plus 2 reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTIs), Group B - SQV sgc plus delavirdine plus RTI, and Group C - SQV sgc plus nelfinavir plus RTI (or SQV sgc plus ritonavir plus 2 RTIs).
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have:
HIV RNA >= 5000 copies/ml by Amplicor assay.
Signed, informed consent from parent or legal guardian for patients less than 18 years old.