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To evaluate the safety and tolerance of topical cidofovir (HPMPC) therapy for refractory mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus disease in AIDS patients. To determine whether topical HPMPC therapy can induce re-epithelialization and healing of refractory mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus disease in AIDS patients. To evaluate the virologic effects of topical HPMPC therapy on herpes simplex virus shedding from refractory lesions.
Patients are randomized to receive topical therapy with placebo (vehicle alone) or HPMPC at either 0.3 or 1.0 percent once daily for 5 days. Patients are assessed to day 15; those with no significant toxicity are eligible to receive open-label topical HPMPC for up to 6 months.
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Los Angeles County - USC Med Ctr
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:57:15-0400
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Trans-acting protein that combines with host factors to induce immediate early gene transcription in herpes simplex virus.
A cellular transcriptional coactivator that was originally identified by its requirement for the stable assembly IMMEDIATE-EARLY PROTEINS of the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS. It is a nuclear protein that is a transcriptional coactivator for a number of transcription factors including VP16 PROTEIN; GA-BINDING PROTEIN; EARLY GROWTH RESPONSE PROTEIN 2; and E2F4 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR. It also interacts with and stabilizes HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS PROTEIN VMW65 and helps regulate GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENES in HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS.
A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.)
Infection of the genitals (GENITALIA) with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in either the males or the females.
Herpes simplex, caused by type 1 virus, primarily spread by oral secretions and usually occurring as a concomitant of fever. It may also develop in the absence of fever or prior illness. It commonly involves the facial region, especially the lips and the nares. (Dorland, 27th ed.)