Combination Treatment Using Capravirine (AG1549), Nelfinavir, and Two Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in HIV Patients Who Failed Initial Combination Therapy

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. Identifier: NCT00004985
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to look at the effectiveness of an anti-HIV drug combination that adds capravirine in patients who have failed their first drug combination treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Capravirine Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate Phase 2

Detailed Description:
[Note: As of 2/28/2001, due to toxicity studies and concern for safety, changes in the methodology were implemented and patients need to sign new informed consents. The study is unblinded. Group 1 receives AG1549; Group 2 receives an AG1549 placebo. Patients who are taking capravirine and who currently have viral loads below 400 copies/ml may continue to take capravirine at 1400 mg twice daily. Capravirine will be discontinued in patients with viral loads greater than 400 copies/ml at their last visit and they will be switched to new therapies or continue with their background therapies as deemed appropriate by the investigators.] Both groups also receive nelfinavir mesylate and 2 NRTIs. All patients receive the same dose of nelfinavir mesylate. The NRTIs are selected at the investigator's discretion provided the patient has not previously received the chosen NRTIs. Patients have regular physical examinations. Blood samples are collected regularly and at 1 month post-treatment to determine plasma HIV RNA, pharmacokinetics, and CD4 and CD8 counts. Patients who complete 24 weeks of treatment will have the option to continue treatment for an additional 24 weeks or end participation.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 75 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Single-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Capravirine (AG1549) in Combination With Viracept and Two Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in HIV-Infected Subjects Who Failed an Initial Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Containing Regimen
Study Start Date : January 2000

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients may be eligible for this trial if they:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have a CD4 cell count more than 50/mm3.
  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have adequate blood, kidney, and liver functions.
  • Are currently taking an anti-HIV drug combination of an NNRTI plus 1 or more NRTIs for more than 28 days and are failing that combination.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients will not be eligible for this trial if they:

  • Have had any protease inhibitor or capravirine treatment.
  • Have been given any drug that interferes with their immune system or with the study drugs within 28 days of study entry.
  • Have had radiation therapy within 28 days of study entry.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004985

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Agouron Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00004985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 286D
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: March 2001

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Drug Therapy, Combination
HIV Protease Inhibitors
RNA, Viral
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
Viral Load

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