A Study of Thymopentin Effects on HIV-1 Infectivity of Blood Mononuclear Cells and Semen in HIV Infected Patients

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002050
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 1989
  Purpose

Examine the ability of Timunox (thymopentin) to reduce the amount and/or frequency of virus isolation. Examine the ability of thymopentin to stimulate the immune system and alter the clinical findings in patients infected with HIV who do not yet have AIDS.


Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Drug: Thymopentin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study of Thymopentin Effects on HIV-1 Infectivity of Blood Mononuclear Cells and Semen in HIV Infected Patients

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Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:

Allowed:

  • Aerosolized pentamidine.

Patients must have the following:

  • Seropositive for HIV-1 (ELISA assay) confirmed by Western blot.
  • HIV-1 p24 antigen must be detected in supernatant fluids from co-cultures of patients' PBMC on two separate occasions.
  • Voluntarily sign consent.
  • Patients with HIV "wasting syndrome" are allowed.

Prior Medication:

Allowed:

  • Aerosolized pentamidine.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • AIDS as defined by the CDC.
  • Significant hepatic disease.
  • Thrombocytopenia.
  • Hypersensitivity to thymopentin.
  • Hemophilia A or B or other hematologic disorders requiring current or previous administration of blood products.
  • Abnormal chest x-ray (indicative of active disease (opportunistic infection)) within 30 days prior to study entry.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • AIDS as defined by the CDC.
  • Significant hepatic disease.
  • Thrombocytopenia.
  • Hypersensitivity to thymopentin.
  • Hemophilia A or B or other hematologic disorders requiring current or previous administration of blood products.
  • Abnormal chest x-ray (indicative of active disease (opportunistic infection)) within 30 days prior to study entry.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 30 days of study entry:

  • Immunomodulatory or experimental therapy.
  • Excluded within 90 days of study entry:
  • Zidovudine (AZT).

Intravenous drug abuse.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002050

Locations
United States, New Jersey
Immunobiology Research Institute
Annandale, New Jersey, United States, 088010999
Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunobiology Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002050     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 015D, H87-75
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Semen
Thymopentin
Leukocytes, Mononuclear
AIDS-Related Complex

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Thymopentin
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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