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Safety and Effectiveness of PEG-Intron in HIV-Infected Patients

2014-08-27 03:58:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to see if it is effective to give PEG-Intron (PEG-IFN) to HIV-infected patients who are not doing well with their current anti-HIV drug combination (HAART).

Description

At entry, patients undergo HIV genotypic/phenotypic analysis. Patients continue their current antiretroviral regimen but are randomized to receive one of four doses of PEG-IFN or PEG-IFN placebo administered subcutaneously once per week until results of HIV genotyping/phenotyping are available (approximately 4 weeks). Patients who respond with a 0.5 log or greater decrease in HIV RNA at Week 4 have optimized HAART added to their ongoing PEG-IFN regimen and are followed for 24 weeks in an observational study.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

HIV Infections

Intervention

Peginterferon alfa-2b

Location

East Bay AIDS Ctr
Berkeley
California
United States
94705

Status

Completed

Source

NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:06-0400

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