Safety and Effectiveness of Adding Adefovir Dipivoxil and Nelfinavir to the Anti-HIV Therapy of HIV-Infected Children

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002219
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 1999 by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if it is safe and effective to give adefovir (a new anti-HIV drug) plus nelfinavir to HIV-infected children who are already receiving other anti-HIV medications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate Drug: Levocarnitine Drug: Adefovir dipivoxil Phase 2

Detailed Description:
During the first phase of the study (Days 1-6), the safety and tolerability of multiple doses of ADF is assessed when administered simultaneously with the patient's reverse transcriptase inhibitor (RTI) regimen. The second phase begins on Day 7 when nelfinavir is added to the therapy regimen for an additional 15 weeks. ADF pharmacokinetics are measured on Days 1, 2, and 7 (on a subset of 18 patients); peak and trough samples are collected on Day 28.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 36 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study of the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, Tolerance and Activity of Two Dose Levels of Adefovir Dipivoxil (ADF) and Nelfinavir When Added to Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of HIV-Infected Pediatric Patients

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Your child may be eligible for this study if he/she:

  • Is 3 months to 16 years old.
  • Is HIV-positive.
  • Has never taken protease inhibitors or has previously taken ritonavir (RTV), saquinavir (SQV), or indinavir (IDV) and is willing to stop the medication at study entry.
  • Is taking an anti-HIV drug combination that will not change during at least the 2 weeks prior to study entry.
  • Agrees to use effective barrier methods of birth control, such as condoms, during the study.
  • Has consent of parent or guardian.

Exclusion Criteria

Your child will not be eligible for this study if he/she:

  • Has ever taken NFV.
  • Has a history of opportunistic (AIDS-related) infection.
  • Has any disease or illness that would prevent him/her from completing the study, including cancer.
  • Has taken certain medications, including protease inhibitors at study entry.
  • Is receiving an HIV vaccine at study entry.
  • Is pregnant.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002219

United States, Florida
All Children's Hosp
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33731
United States, Louisiana
Tulane Univ Med Ctr / Dept of Pediatrics
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, New York
Bronx Lebanon Hosp Ctr / Dept of Pediatrics
Bronx, New York, United States, 10457
North Shore Univ Hosp / Division of Immunology
Great Neck, New York, United States, 11021
St Lukes Roosevelt Hosp Ctr
New York, New York, United States, 10025
United States, North Carolina
Duke Univ Med Ctr / Duke South Hosp
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
United States, South Carolina
Med Univ of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gilead Sciences Identifier: NCT00002219     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 232H
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: November 1999

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Antiviral Agents
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Disease Progression
RNA, Viral
Viral Load
Age Factors

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
Adefovir dipivoxil
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents