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Miami, Florida 33132


Purpose:

Zinc deficiency is prevalent in HIV infected individuals who abuse drugs. The purpose of this study is to determine if zinc therapy will prevent immune failure in HIV infected individuals who abuse drugs and have low plasma zinc levels.


Study summary:

Low levels of zinc are associated with an increased risk of HIV-related death and opportunistic infections in HIV infected individuals. Drug users are especially susceptible to zinc deficiency. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of zinc therapy in preventing immune failure in HIV infected individuals who abuse drugs. This trial will last 30 months. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either zinc supplements or placebo. Male participants will receive 15 mg of zinc and female participants will receive 12 mg of zinc. Clinical and laboratory study visits will occur at 3 or 6 month intervals throughout the study.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - HIV infected - Drug User - Blood zinc level greater than 0.35 mcg/mL and less than 0.75mcg/ml Exclusion Criteria: - Currently participating in an another clinical trial - Blood selenium level less than 85 mcg/L - Pregnant or intends to become pregnant


NCT ID:

NCT00149552


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Marianna K. Baum, PhD
Florida International University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Miami, Florida 33132
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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