A Pilot Study to Characterize the Pharmacokinetics of Raltegravir in the Cervicovaginal Fluids of HIV-infected Women
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00774683|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2011
The purpose of this research sub-study is to learn about the levels of an antiretroviral (ARV) medication called Raltegravir, and response to HIV virus in the genital tract of HIV-positive women.
We would like to see how this study medication is tolerated, and how the body processes the study medication in women who are HIV-positive. More specifically, we are interested in how Isentress® might penetrate into the female cervicovaginal secretions thereby potentially reducing the amount of HIV in those secretions. A reduction in the amount of HIV in genital secretions may prevent female subjects from transmitting HIV to their sexual partners. This information will help the research team know how a medication such as Isentress® might be used to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|HIV AIDS||Drug: Raltegravir (Isentress®)|
Purpose: This study aims to characterize the pharmacokinetics of raltegravir in cervicovaginal fluids of HIV-infected women, and compare this to the blood plasma pharmacokinetics being obtained in the main study, CID 0706.
Participants: Six HIV-positive women from the CID 0706 study Procedures: During the pharmacokinetic visit to obtain blood plasma in the CID 0706 study, women will be asked to self-collect cervicovaginal samples using a vaginal aspirator at the following timepoints: pre-dose and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 hours after raltegravir 400mg dose administration.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1 participants|
|Official Title:||A Phase IV, Open-Label, Single-Sequence Pilot Study to Characterize the Pharmacokinetics of a 400mg Oral Dose of Raltegravir in the Cervicovaginal Fluids of HIV-Infected Women|
|Study Start Date :||August 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2009|
Sub-study Group A
Six HIV-positive African American women from the main study, CID 0706
Drug: Raltegravir (Isentress®)
400 mg p.o. BID x 7 days
- To characterize the pharmacokinetics of raltegravir in cervicovaginal fluids of HIV-infected women, and compare this to the blood plasma pharmacokinetics being obtained in the main study, CID 0706. [ Time Frame: Single Time Point Measurement at 4 Weeks after ART Initiation ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00774683
|United States, North Carolina|
|The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27514|
|Principal Investigator:||Kristine B Patterson, MD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Principal Investigator:||Angela DM Kashuba, PharmD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|