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Double-Blind, Randomized, Dose Ranging Study of Alferon LDO (Low Dose Oral Interferon Alfa-n3 (Human Leukocyte Derived)) in HIV+ Subjects

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002018
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
  Purpose
To conduct a double-blind, randomized, dose ranging study of an orally administered low dose interferon alfa-n3 (IFN-An3) immunomodulator in the treatment of symptomatic HIV+ subjects.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections Drug: Interferon alfa-n3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind, Randomized, Dose Ranging Study of Alferon LDO (Low Dose Oral Interferon Alfa-n3 (Human Leukocyte Derived)) in HIV+ Subjects

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Estimated Enrollment: 60
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:

Allowed:

  • Zidovudine (AZT).
  • Didanosine (ddI)

Patients must have:

  • Seropositivity to HIV-1 by ELISA and Western blot.
  • At least 1 of the HIV-related clinical symptoms or opportunistic infections listed in protocol.
  • Written informed consent.
  • If already on zidovudine (AZT) or didanosine (ddI), must have been on this therapy for at least 75 of the 90 days prior to study entry.

Prior Medication:

Allowed:

  • Zidovudine (AZT).
  • Didanosine (ddI)

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Major active opportunistic infection requiring active care within 2 weeks of study entry.
  • Evidence of chronic hepatitis with severe liver dysfunction:
  • albumin < 2 g/dl and SGOT or SGPT > 5 x upper limit of normal prothrombin time > 1.5 x upper limit of normal).
  • Other active gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory, endocrine, hematologic, cardiovascular, neurologic, or psychiatric disorder.
  • Transfusion dependency defined as requiring > 1 unit of packed red blood cells (RBC) per month within 3 months prior to study entry.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Experimental medications other than didanosine (ddI).
  • Chronic prophylactic use of any topical or systemic fungal medication such as ketoconazole, fluconazole, or clotrimazole.
  • Chronic prophylactic use of any topical or systemic anti-viral medication such as acyclovir or ganciclovir except zidovudine (AZT) or didanosine (ddI).

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Asymptomatic at study entry.
  • Presence of antibodies to interferon due to prior therapy.
  • Hospitalization within 2 weeks of study entry.
  • Transfusion dependency.
  • Unwilling or unable to give informed consent.
  • Evidence of any concurrent organ dysfunction listed in Exclusion Co-Existing Conditions.
  • Unlikely or unable to comply with the requirements of the protocol.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 6 weeks of study entry:

  • Interferons.
  • Excluded within 45 days of study entry:
  • Immunosuppressive agents.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Steroids.
  • Immunomodulators.
  • Isoprinosine.
  • BCG vaccine.

Prior Treatment:

Excluded within 2 weeks of study entry:

  • Hospitalization.

Active intravenous (IV) drug abuse.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002018


Locations
United States, New York
Mount Sinai Med Ctr
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Interferon Sciences
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002018     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 069B
90-355ME
First Submitted: November 2, 1999
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: March 1993

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Interferon Type I

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Interferons
Interferon-alpha
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs