Raltegravir Augmentation on Persistent Central Nervous System (CNS) Immunoactivation in Treated HIV-1 Patients
This pilot study focuses on the persistence of central nervous system (CNS) immune activation that has been observed in the presence of 'effective' combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Attention to this issue is based on the fear that chronic CNS immunoactivation can cause indolent brain injury that will eventually compromise brain function as patients survive for years on treatment. A leading hypothesis explaining this continued immunoactivation is that viral replication continues within the brain at a level too low for detection in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), yet sufficient to stimulate local immunoactivation. Based on this hypothesis, we propose to use augmented treatment with raltegravir to test whether additional suppression of this hypothesized CNS HIV-1 replication will reduce continued CNS immunoactivation.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of Raltegravir Augmentation on Persistent Central Nervous System (CNS) Immunoactivation in Treated HIV-1 Patients|
- Changes in blood T cell activation as measured by co-expression of CD38 and HLA-DR on the surface of blood CD4+ T cells [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Changes in blood neopterin, IP-10, and MCP-1 [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: raltegravir group
The raltegravir dosing will be 400mg twice daily by mouth. Subjects will continue all of their regular medications throughout the protocol.
400 mg two times daily for three months
Other Name: Isentress
No Intervention: No augmented treatment
Subjects randomized not to receive augmented treatment will continue in the study with their regular antiretroviral regimen.
|United States, California|
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|San Francisco, California, United States, 94110|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Price, MD||University of California, San Francisco|