Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Early Access Program for Patients With HIV-1 Infection
This study will determine the safety and tolerability of Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) used together with other treatments for HIV infection in patients with advanced HIV disease. Fuzeon is an antiretroviral drug. Unlike other antiretrovirals, however, which work against the virus once it is already in the cell, Fuzeon prevents the virus from getting into healthy cells.
Patients 18 years of age and older with advanced HIV-1 infection, who do not respond to approved antiretroviral therapy, may be eligible for this study. Candidates must have a CD4 lymphocyte count less than 100 cells/mm3 and a viral load greater than 10,000 copies/mL. They will be screened with a medical history, physical examination, and blood tests, and may also have an electrocardiogram (ECG), chest x-ray and urine test.
Patients enrolled in the study will be re-examined and have additional blood tests before beginning treatment with Fuzeon. They will then be taught how to self-inject the medicine under the skin and will take two doses daily (less than 1/4 teaspoon each), 12 hours apart. After the first treatment, participants will have follow-up visits at weeks 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, and every 12 weeks after that, if necessary, until 12 weeks after the drug becomes commercially available. Visits may be scheduled more often if a problem arises. During the follow-up visits, patients will have blood drawn, and their blood pressure, pulse rate and temperature will be checked. They will also report any drug side effects they have experienced.
Patients may continue to take Fuzeon as long as they benefit from therapy and do not experience severe side effects from the treatment. The drug will be provided to participants until 12 weeks after it is sold in the United States.
Drug: Enfuvirtide T/20/Ro 29,9800, HIV-1 Infusion Inhibitor
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Multicenter, Open-Label, Early Acces Program of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide T-20/Ro 29,9800, HIV-1 Fusion Inhibitor) in Combination With Free Choice Antiretroviral Regimen to Assess Serious Adverse Events, Serious AIDS-Defining Events, and Tolerability in Patient|
|Study Start Date:||November 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2003|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00050856
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|