New Era Study: Treatment With Multi Drug Class (MDC) HAART in HIV Infected Patients (NewEra)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MUC Research GmbH Identifier:
First received: May 26, 2009
Last updated: March 25, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The purpose of this study is to decrease viral reservoirs in N=40 HIV-infected patients with either primary infection or chronic infection and successful HAART for at least three years. All patients will be started on a multi drug HAART including two NRTI, one PI, a CCR5-inhibitor and an integrase inhibitor. Decay of viral reservoirs like latently HIV-infected CD4+ T-cells will be monitored over time.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Drug: 2 NRTI + 1 PI/r + Maraviroc + Raltegravir

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: NEW ERA STUDY - HIV and Eradication: A Multicenter, Open-label, Non-randomized Trial to Evaluate Treatment With Multi-drug Class (MDC) HAART and Its Impact on the Decay Rate of Latently Infected CD4+ T Cells

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cell-associated proviral DNA: infectious units per 10exp6 PBMC (peripheral blood mononuclear cells) and per 10exp6 CD4 cells [ Time Frame: Screening, pre-baseline (only for CHI-patients), baseline, months 1, 3, 6 and then every 6 months until month 84, plus 3 post-follow-up visits ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma HIV RNA (using standard and single copy assays) [ Time Frame: Screening, pre-baseline (only for CHI-patients), baseline, months 1, 3, 6 and then every 6 months until month 84, plus 3 post-follow-up visits ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PHI-patients
Patients with primary HIV infection (PHI) (see also "Eligibility") are immediately treated with 2 NRTI + 1 PI/r + Maraviroc + Raltegravir
Drug: 2 NRTI + 1 PI/r + Maraviroc + Raltegravir
Treatment initiation with multi drug class (MDC) HAART.
Other Names:
  • Celsentri
  • Isentress
Experimental: CHI-patients
Patients with chronic HIV infection (CHI) and with suppressed plasma viral load for at least three years under continuous HAART (2 NRTI + 1 PI/r see also "Eligibility") intensified by Maraviroc + Raltegravir
Drug: 2 NRTI + 1 PI/r + Maraviroc + Raltegravir
Treatment intensification of PI-based HAART with Maraviroc and Raltegravir.
Other Names:
  • Celsentri
  • Isentress


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

For all patients:

  • HIV-infected patient
  • Age greater 18 years
  • No acute AIDS-defining disease or history of AIDS- defining disease
  • CD4-cell nadir above or equal 200 cells/microliter
  • Hemoglobin greater 8 g/dl
  • Neutrophil count greater 750 cells/microliter
  • Platelet count greater 50.000 cells/microliter
  • AST/ALT below 5x upper limit of normal range
  • No evidence for drug intolerability
  • No prior use of an HIV integrase inhibitor or CCR5 antagonist
  • No presence of malignancy (requiring active treatment and malignancy within 5 years prior to enrolment (even if in complete remission)
  • No significant underlying disease (non-HIV) that might impinge upon disease progression or death
  • No history of alcohol or other substance abuse or other condition which in the opinion of the investigator would interfere with the patient compliance or safety.
  • Written informed consent
  • For males and premenopausal females use of acceptable methods of birth control during the entire study and for 6 weeks thereafter
  • No pregnancy (for premenopausal women: negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 48 hours prior to initiating study medications)
  • No breastfeeding

For chronically HIV-infected patients:

  • Continuous plasma viral load below 50 copies/ml for the preceding 36 months under HAART (two or less single viral load blips up to 500 copies/ml are allowed)
  • Stable HAART (for at least 3 months) prior to the Screening visit consisting of 2 NRTI + 1 PI
  • No history of virological failure
  • No documented resistance to PI and NRTI
  • CCR5-tropic virus

For patients with primary HIV infection:

  • Detectable plasma viral load
  • ELISA positive or negative and Western Blot negative or positive with less or equal 2 bands at screening visit
  • No primary resistance to PI´s and NRTI´s
  • CCR5-tropic virus
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00908544

Onkology Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 76135
Private Practice for Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 68161
Private Practice Drs Ulmer/Frietsch/Mueller
Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 70197
Practice Dr. med. Lothar Schneider
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, 90762
MUC Research
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 80335
Private Practice Drs Pauli/Becker
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 80331
University Munich University Hospital, Dept. of Infectious Diseases
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 80336
ICH Study Center
Hamburg, Germany, 20354
Sponsors and Collaborators
MUC Research GmbH
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Chair: Hans Jaeger, MD MUC Research GmbH
Study Chair: Johannes Bogner, Prof., MD University Munich, University Hospital, Dept. of Infectious Diseases,
  More Information

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Responsible Party: MUC Research GmbH Identifier: NCT00908544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MUC_NewEra_3.1, 2008-002070-35, 4034932, 08101, ID 8879, IISP #35576
Study First Received: May 26, 2009
Last Updated: March 25, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by MUC Research GmbH:
Primary HIV-infection
Proviral DNA
Multi drug class HAART processed this record on March 26, 2015