A Study of Saquinavir Soft Gelatin Capsules Plus Zidovudine Plus Lamivudine in the Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Patients Who Have Never Taken Anti-HIV Drugs
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To evaluate the efficacy of Saquinavir-SGC combination with Zidovudine and Lamivudine in the treatment of HIV-1 infected patients with no previous anti-retroviral drug therapy.
Condition or disease
Drug: SaquinavirDrug: LamivudineDrug: Zidovudine
All enrolled patients will receive the following 3 drug combination: Saquinavir, Zidovudine and Lamivudine. Efficacy and duration of anti-viral response will be evaluated by monitoring of HIV-1 RNA levels. Patients below the detectable limit of 200 copies/ml will be analyzed using the Ultra-direct method with a detection limit of 20 copies/ml. CD4 and CD8 cell counts will also be analyzed.
An Open-Label, Non-Comparative Study of Saquinavir-SGC in Combination With Zidovudine (AZT) and Lamivudine (3TC) in the Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Patients With No Previous Anti-Retroviral Drug Therapy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have:
Plasma HIV-1 RNA titers > 10,000 copies/ml.
CD4 cell count > 100 cells/mm3.
Patients with any of the following conditions will be excluded: