Predictors of Drug Hypersensitivity in HIV Infected Subjects

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Insufficient recruitment)
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Monash University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Hoy, The Alfred Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: January 19, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

A case-control study to look at hypersensitive and tolerant individuals matched for HLA genetic predisposition, when considering predictors of drug hypersensitivity.The study aims to identify the immunological factors increasing the risk of drug reactions in HIV positive individuals.

HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Predictors of Drug Hypersensitivity in HIV Infected Subjects

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Further study details as provided by The Alfred:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

plasma, DNA

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: August 2005
Drug hypersensitive group
HIV positive patients with a history of a Hypersensitivity Reaction to the antiretroviral medications Nevirapine, Abacavir or Efavirenz
Drug tolerant group
HIV positive patients selected based on drug exposure greater than 2 weeks and tolerance to to Abacavir or Nevirapine.

Detailed Description:
  1. To determine in a case control study clinical parameters associated with drug HSR to abacavir, nevirapine and efavirenz in HIV infected subjects.
  2. To measure functional and numerical differences in DC populations and responses to TLR ligands in patients with HSR and tolerant subjects sharing genetic markers for susceptibility to HSR.
  3. Identify the role of different DC populations in the development of abacavir reaction by mixing and depletion studies in sensitized subjects and in in vitro assays for abacavir hypersensitivity.
  4. To measure T cell parameters including T cell viability in culture, and expression of fas and fasL on blood mononuclear cells in HIV infected controls and HSR patients.
  5. To measure blood T cell populations including drug reactive T cells and T regulatory cells in tolerant and reactive subjects with genetic susceptibility to Abacavir and Nevirapine HSR.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

HIV infection, exposed to antiretroviral treatment, either tolerant or hypersensitive to treatment


Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV infected patients on treatment with the drugs Efavirenz, Nevirapine, or Abacavir.
  • Age over 18 Cases are those who have had a hypersensitivity reaction, and controls are those who have had no reaction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00168220

Australia, Victoria
Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Alfred
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Monash University
Principal Investigator: Paul Cameron, Dr The Alfred
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Responsible Party: Jennifer Hoy, Professor Jennifer Hoy, The Alfred Identifier: NCT00168220     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 113/05
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: January 19, 2012
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council

Keywords provided by The Alfred:
Treatment Experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Drug Hypersensitivity
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Immune System Diseases processed this record on October 06, 2015