A Pilot, Open-Label, Phase II, Randomized Study to Determine the Effects of Viracept on the Outcome of Cutaneous and Mucosal KS in AIDS Patients With CD4 <= 500 Cells/mm3

A

Agouron Pharmaceuticals

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2

Conditions

Sarcoma, Kaposi
HIV Infections

Treatments

Drug: Nelfinavir mesylate

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT00002185
AG1343-513
259F

Details and patient eligibility

About

To determine the effect of Viracept in combination with modified antiretroviral therapy on the outcome of cutaneous and mucosal Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS).

Full description

This is an open-label, randomized, pilot, Phase II study of the safety and efficacy of Viracept in combination with modified antiretroviral therapy as treatment in patients with cutaneous and mucosal KS. Patients will be randomized to modify (add or switch or initiate) their current antiretroviral therapy and will add Viracept or remain on their current background antiretroviral therapy for a 2 month period. Initially 20 patients will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio (i.e., 14 Viracept, 6 control) for a 2 month period. Response to therapy will be evaluated at the end of the 2 month control phase. At this point, patients who were initially assigned to the control arm will continue on open label Viracept for an additional 10 month period.

Sex

All

Ages

13+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • HIV-positivity.
  • Diagnosed KS proven by biopsy.
  • NOTE:
  • Patients must not opt for immediate topical, systemic or radiation treatment.
  • At least 4 cutaneous lesions not treated within the previous 4 weeks.
  • Life expectancy > 6 months.
  • Signed, informed consent from parent or legal guardian for those patients < 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions and symptoms are excluded:

  • Neoplastic disease (excluding KS) requiring systemic cytotoxic or radiation therapy or who have had these therapies within 1 month of baseline and have not completely recovered from the effects of these therapies.
  • Unstable or severe intercurrent medical conditions, including but not limited to, significant symptomatic visceral KS.
  • Clinically significant malabsorption syndrome.
  • Renal insufficiency.

Patients with any of the following prior conditions are excluded:

Significant Fever (> 101 degrees F (38 degrees C) for >= 7 days) and/or diarrhea (> 6 loose stools/day for >= 7 days) within one month of baseline.

  1. Immediate topical or systemic treatment for KS lesions.
  • Use of Retinoid class drugs, either topically or systemically, or beta-carotene compounds or Vitamin A doses of more than 15,000 IU (5,000 mcg) per day concurrently.

Immediate radiation treatment.

  1. Treatment of KS lesions with intra-lesional chemotherapy within 4 weeks of entry.
  • History of > 2 weeks of prior therapy with Indinavir or Ritonavir.
  • Use of Retinoid class drugs, either topically or systemically, or beta-carotene compounds or Vitamin A doses of more than 15,000 IU (5,000 mcg) per day within 4 weeks of entry.

Treatment of KS lesions with radiation within 4 weeks of entry. Active substance abusers; urine drug tests may be performed if drug abuse is suspected.

Trial contacts and locations

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