A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of a New Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NNRTI), (+)-Calanolide A, in HIV-Positive Patients Who Have Never Received Anti-HIV Treatment

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: NCT00002243
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the safety and effectiveness of a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), (+)-calanolide A, in HIV-positive patients who have never received anti-HIV treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Calanolide A Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Patients are randomized into 2 cohorts, with Cohort 2 receiving a higher dosage than Cohort 1. Patients in each cohort receive either (+)-calanolide A or a placebo for 14 days, followed by a 14-day follow-up period. Following study treatment, patients may elect to receive an open-label, 6-month course of anti-HIV drugs to be selected by and administered under the care of the patient's physician.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 32 participants
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1B Dose-Range Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Effects of (+)-Calanolide A on Surrogate Markers in HIV-Positive Patients With No Previous Antiretroviral Therapy

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have a CD4 count of at least 250 cells/mm3.
  • Have an HIV count (viral load) of at least 5,000 copies/ml.
  • Are at least 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria

You will not be eligible for this study if you:

  • Have received prescription or nonprescription medications within 14 days of study entry, or if you will need to take any of these medications during the study.
  • Have ever received anti-HIV medications.
  • Test positive for hepatitis B.
  • Have received a blood (or red blood cell) transfusion within 3 months prior to study entry.
  • Have severe diarrhea.
  • Have severe heart, liver, kidney, or neurological (brain and spinal cord) disease.
  • Have hemophilia or another blood disorder.
  • Have received certain medications or vaccines within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Have received chemotherapy or radiation within 16 days prior to study entry, or if you will need either of these during the study.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002243

United States, Florida
South Florida Bioavailability Clinic
Miami, Florida, United States, 331813405
Treasure Coast Infectious Disease Consultants
Vero Beach, Florida, United States, 32960
United States, Illinois
Cook County Hosp
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
United States, Maryland
Univ of Maryland Institute of Human Virology
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 212011192
United States, Massachusetts
Boston Med Ctr / Clinical Research Office
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
United States, New York
Beth Israel Med Ctr
New York, New York, United States, 10003
United States, Pennsylvania
Anderson Clinical Research / Inc
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212
United States, Texas
Univ of Texas / Med Branch at Galveston
Galveston, Texas, United States, 775550835
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sarawak MediChem Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00002243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 297A
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: July 2000

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Anti-HIV Agents

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
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Calanolide A
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-HIV Agents