A Study Comparing Safety Of Abacavir And Lamivudine Administered Once-Daily As A Single Tablet Versus The Same Drugs Administered Twice-Daily As Separate Tablets (ALOHA Study)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2004
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2010
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Brief Summary:
This study was designed to evaluate if subjects who took 600 mg of abacavir and 300 mg of lamivudine once-daily as a single tablet were just as likely to have adverse events compared to subjects who took 300 mg of abacavir and 150 mg of lamivudine administered as separate tablets twice-daily.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infection Drug: Abacavir/Lamivudine Phase 3

Detailed Description:
A phase IIIB randomized, open-label, multicenter, parallel-arm study to evaluate the short-term safety and tolerability of the abacavir/lamivudine fixed-dose combination tablet administered once-daily or the separate abacavir and lamivudine tablets administered twice-daily, as part of a three or four-drug regimen, in antiretroviral naive HIV-1 infected subjects.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: See Detailed Description
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The occurrence of treatment-limiting adverse events after starting study drugs.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. occurrence of abacavir HSR
  2. completion of educational training
  3. subject satisfaction with treatment
  4. adherence to study medications
  5. change in HIV-1 RNA from BL
  6. change in CD4 measure from BL.

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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:

  • Have HIV-1 infection.
  • Had not received any prior HIV treatment for more than 14 days.
  • At least 1000 copies of HIV-1 RNA.
  • Willing to provide signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Enrolled in other investigational drug studies.
  • Female subjects who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • History of allergy or hypersensitivity to abacavir or lamivudine.
  • Certain medical conditions that would make subjects ineligible.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00094367

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials, PharmD GlaxoSmithKline

Responsible Party: Study Director, GSK Identifier: NCT00094367     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 101822
First Posted: October 18, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
fixed-dose combination
HIV infection

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
Anti-HIV Agents