Effectiveness of Treating HIV-Positive Patients With an HIV Vaccine (Remune)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2001 by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if it is effective to add an HIV vaccine (Remune) to the anti-HIV drug combination of Combivir (zidovudine plus lamivudine) and nelfinavir.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Lamivudine/Zidovudine Biological: HIV-1 Immunogen Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate Phase 3

Detailed Description:
All patients begin HAART at study entry (Day 1). Patients with a plasma HIV-1 RNA level less than or equal to 2,000 copies/ml at Week 8 are randomized to receive Remune or Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant (IFA) at Week 9. Patients who do not achieve a plasma HIV-1 RNA level of less than or equal to 2,000 copies/ml at Week 8 are not randomized and are terminated from the study. These patients are eligible to receive funding for up to a 3-month supply of nelfinavir (Viracept) and Combivir. Randomized patients receive Remune or IFA at Week 9 and approximately every 12 weeks thereafter until study completion (when the last patient reaches Week 48). Patients are considered virologic failures if they (1) fail to achieve a virologic response by Week 48 or (2) after achieving a virologic response, have a virologic relapse. Regardless of their previous response status, patients whose plasma HIV-1 RNA level increases to greater than 2,000 copies/ml while they are receiving protocol-specified HAART are eligible to receive salvage therapy and continue to receive Remune or IFA until study completion. Study visits occur at screening, Day 1, Weeks 4, 8, 9, 12, and then every 4 weeks thereafter until the last patient reaches Week 48. Patients who complete this study are eligible to participate in a rollover study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 688 participants
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Adjuvant-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Compare the Virologic and Immunologic Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Plus Remune Versus HAART Plus Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant (IFA) in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1)

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Are at least 13 years old (consent of parent or guardian required if under 18).
  • Have a viral load of at least 10,000 copies/ml.
  • Have a CD4 count of at least 250 cells/mm3.
  • Have never taken any anti-HIV drugs before.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005002

United States, California
Agouron Pharmaceuticals Inc
San Diego, California, United States, 92121
Sponsors and Collaborators
Agouron Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00005002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B009
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: August 2001

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Drug Therapy, Combination
HIV Protease Inhibitors
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
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
Lamivudine, zidovudine drug combination
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors