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Biomarkers of Insomnia and Fatigue in HIV/AIDS (Symptoms and Genetics Study) (SAG)

This study has been completed.
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University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2007
Last updated: June 22, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
The purpose of this study is to identify biological markers, including genes, associated with sleep disturbance and other symptoms among people with HIV.

HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Biomarkers of Insomnia and Fatigue in HIV/AIDS

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Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This study will characterize insomnia subtypes and identify genetic markers and metabolic parameters associated with these subtypes. The results will be useful in later developing interventions to improve sleep, reduce fatigue, and thereby enhance the quality of life of HIV-infected persons.

A cross-sectional sample of 350 subjects will be recruited to describe relationships between biomarkers and insomnia subtypes. The initial assessment will include:

  • wearing a wrist actigraph for 72 hours
  • providing a fasting blood sample
  • measuring blood pressure, height, weight, neck, waist, hip, and thigh
  • completing questionnaires
  • urine screening

Depending on the results of the initial assessment, approximately 200 subjects will be followed every month by telephone to assess symptoms and every 3 to 6 months with study visits similar to the initial assessment. Findings from this longitudinal part of the study will characterize the development of insomnia, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness over time in patients living with HIV.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults with HIV

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV infection
  • Access to a telephone
  • Able to read and write English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current use of illicit drugs
  • Currently pregnant or within the previous 3 months
  • Working nightshift
  • Diagnosis of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, or periodic limb movements, dementia, or psychotic illness
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00503633

United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Kathryn A Lee, PhD University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kathryn A. Lee, PhD, University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT00503633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAG
Study First Received: July 17, 2007
Last Updated: June 22, 2010

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
sleep disorders

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
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 23, 2017