This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hiv infections
Treatments lamivudine/zidovudine, hiv-1 immunogen, nelfinavir mesylate
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Agouron Pharmaceuticals
Trial size 688 participants
Trial identifier NCT00005002, AG1661-202, B009


The purpose of this study is to see if it is effective to add an HIV vaccine (Remune) to the anti-HIV drug combination of Combivir (zidovudine plus lamivudine) and nelfinavir.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Masking double-blind
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 13 years old.

Inclusion Criteria Patients may be eligible for this study if they: - Are HIV-positive. - Are at least 13 years old (consent of parent or guardian required if under 18). - Have a viral load of at least 10,000 copies/ml. - Have a CD4 count of at least 250 cells/mm3. - Have never taken any anti-HIV drugs before.

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized, Double-Blind, Adjuvant-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Compare the Virologic and Immunologic Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Plus Remune Versus HAART Plus Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant (IFA) in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1)
Description All patients begin HAART at study entry (Day 1). Patients with a plasma HIV-1 RNA level less than or equal to 2,000 copies/ml at Week 8 are randomized to receive Remune or Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant (IFA) at Week 9. Patients who do not achieve a plasma HIV-1 RNA level of less than or equal to 2,000 copies/ml at Week 8 are not randomized and are terminated from the study. These patients are eligible to receive funding for up to a 3-month supply of nelfinavir (Viracept) and Combivir. Randomized patients receive Remune or IFA at Week 9 and approximately every 12 weeks thereafter until study completion (when the last patient reaches Week 48). Patients are considered virologic failures if they (1) fail to achieve a virologic response by Week 48 or (2) after achieving a virologic response, have a virologic relapse. Regardless of their previous response status, patients whose plasma HIV-1 RNA level increases to greater than 2,000 copies/ml while they are receiving protocol-specified HAART are eligible to receive salvage therapy and continue to receive Remune or IFA until study completion. Study visits occur at screening, Day 1, Weeks 4, 8, 9, 12, and then every 4 weeks thereafter until the last patient reaches Week 48. Patients who complete this study are eligible to participate in a rollover study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2005.
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