Study of the Effectiveness of Passive Immunotherapy in HIV-Infected Patients Who Are in Virologic Failure
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To study the effect of passive immunotherapy (PIT) over the HIV-viral load and the CD4 T+-cell counts in patients who have failed to respond to three different Highly-Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), and who have at the moment less than 100 CD4+-T cells/ml and a viral load over 20,000 copies/ml.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
HIV-1 infected patients (CDC C category) confirmed by a Western-blot
CD4 T cell count under 100/ml form 6 months before the inclusion, and who have never been over 600 CD4 T cells/ml in the last 6 months, even if they have been receiving HAART.
The patients have received at least 3 different HAART regimens, and they have failed to respond (define failure: CD4 T cell count under 100/ml and plasma viral load over 20,000 copies/ml).
Plasma viral load over 20,000 copies/ml during at least 6 months.
Written informed consent
18 years old or older
Asymptomatic patients who fill the A category of the CDC (1993)
Younger than 18 years old
Who are not expected to accomplish the treatment or the follow up visits
Pregnancy, breast-feeding women, or women who want to get pregnant