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Exercise for Patients With HIV Infections

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: NCT00910936
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2009
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
The investigators will evaluate the effects of an endurance exercise program on the physical performance, the well being, and indicators of metabolic function in patients with an HIV infection.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Lipodystrophy Inflammation Behavioral: Exercise Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of an Exercise Program on Metabolic Parameters of Patients With a HIV Infection.
Study Start Date : May 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Behavioral: Exercise
12 weeks endurance training, 3 times weekly for 35 minutes

No Intervention: Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]
  2. Indicators of fat metabolism [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]
  3. Markers of inflammation [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 65
  • HIV infection
  • Antiviral therapy
  • Understanding of written German

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • All conditions which can be aggravated by exercise

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00910936

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Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD +493084452098

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Section Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30 Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD    +493084452098   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
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Principal Investigator: Fernando Dimeo, MD Charite University, Berlin, Germany
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Responsible Party: Dr. Fernando Dimeo, Dept. of Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Identifier: NCT00910936    
Other Study ID Numbers: EA04/050/07
First Posted: June 1, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
Quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
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
Skin Diseases, Metabolic
Skin Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases