Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C With PEG Interferon alfa2a and Ribavirin in HIV-Infected Patients (ROCO2)
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.
Combination of PEG interferon and ribavirin is the standard treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Efficacy of this treatment has never been evaluated in HCV-HIV infected patients, who have previously been treated with a first line anti-HCV treatment. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the combination PEG interferon alfa2a-ribavirin in HIV-infected patients with chronic hepatitis C pretreated with interferon alone or interferon combined with ribavirin. The patients receive a dose of 180 µg of PEGASYS once a week and 800 to 1200 mg/day of ribavirin (according to weight) for 48 weeks. Primary outcome of the study is a sustained virological response, defined as an undetectable HCV RNA level 24 weeks after the end of anti-HCV treatment.
Condition or disease
HIV InfectionsHepatitis C, ChronicTreatment Failure
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Chronic hepatitis C : Detectable HCV RNA, Previously treated with interferon or interferon combined with ribavirin, Elevated ALT level
HIV infection (CD4>250/µL, HIV RNA<10 000 copies/ml) treated or not with antiretroviral therapy
Signed informed consent
Chronic hepatitis B
Evidence of decompensated liver disease
Other relevant disorders: organ transplantation, psychiatric or cardiovascular disease, poorly controlled diabetes, seizure disorders, hemoglobinopathy, autoimmune disease