Washington, District of Columbia 20009

  • HIV Infections

Purpose:

This is a 24 week placebo controlled, double-blind, 2-arm study of ADAPTAVIR, Monomeric Dala1-peptide T-amide (mDAPTA) compared to placebo, in HIV infected individuals with suppressed plasma viral loads < 200 copies/ml by highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment for at least 3 months prior to entry with at least 6 continuous months of HAART treatment preceding entry. 20 treatment and 20 placebo individuals will be enrolled in each arm. The study duration is 24 weeks on placebo or mDAPTA administered intranasally at 0.01 mg two times a day. The main (intent to treat) analysis is planned for the 24 week endpoint. The virological outcomes of interest in the present study are infectious virus recoverable from cellular (PBMC) sources and cellular viral mRNA and DNA copy numbers. Immune outcomes (plasma cytokines) associated with HIV disease, HIV replication, or immune function will be studied.


Study summary:

A primary objective of this study is to assess the safety and toxicity of mDAPTA (Adaptavir) in HIV infected individuals with suppressed viral loads with HAART treatment and assess the proportion of study participants achieving PMBC viral culture negative status at 24weeks. PMBC viral culture status is a direct measurement of treatment resistant, residual, active HIV replication in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells. We hypothesize this proportion will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm (the odds of achieving this endpoint are significantly greater in mDAPTA- than in placebo-treated participants). Secondary Endpoints (all analyzed as odds ratios) are to determine - The proportion of study participants achieving (0.5 log10) decrease in quantitative viral mRNA in PBMCs will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm. - The proportion of study participants achieving (0.5 log10) decrease in quantitative viral DNA in PBMCs will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm. - The proportion of study participants whose plasma viral loads were greater than 200 copies/ml on two successive measurements 6 weeks apart will be significantly greater in the placebo arm relative to the treatment arm. Immunological outcome hypotheses, based on 24-week data - The proportion of study participants achieving at least greater than 50% decrease in the inflammatory cytokines TNFa, IL-10, IL-8 or IL-6 will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm. - The proportion of study participants achieving at least greater than 50% increase in the cytokines IL-2, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13 and IFNa will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm. - The proportion of study participants achieving at least an increase in CD4 T cells will be significantly greater in the treatment arm relative to the placebo arm. - The proportion of study participants whose viral load becomes greater than 200 copies/ml will be significantly greater in the placebo arm relative to the treatment arm.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. HIV positive, male or female of any race and at least 18 years of age. 2. Must have received continuous currently acceptable anti-retroviral therapy ("HAART"; highly active antiviral therapy) for at least six months prior to entry. 3. Must have HIV-1 plasma viral load RNA (PCR or bDNA) < 200 copies/mL for 90 days prior to randomization in this study. 4. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at screening prior to randomization in this study. Upon randomization, these women must agree to use methods of birth control or abstinence to prevent pregnancy. 5. Must have a sustained CD4+ cell count > 350 cells/mm3 for 90 days prior to randomization in this study. 6. Must be considered clinically stable, in the opinion of the investigator, at the time of entry into the study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Expected to require adjustment to their antiretroviral therapy during screening or within 8 weeks after initiating mDAPTA therapy. 2. Current participation in other clinical trials with investigational drugs. 3. Use of any investigational agents including immunomodulatory agents (GM CSF, interferon, interleukin etc.) within 60 days prior to study entry. 4. Use of any vaccine, including for Influenza (killed or live), Pneumovax etc., within 60 days of initiating therapy with mDAPTA. 5. Use or anticipated use of immunosuppressive therapy, including chemotherapy during participation in the study. 6. Alcohol or substance abuse which, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with patient compliance or safety. 7. Study participants with an active opportunistic infection or malignancy. 8. Pregnant or breastfeeding. 9. Any condition or history of any illness which, in the opinion of the investigator, might confound the results of the study or pose additional risk in administering the study drugs to the participant. 10. Participants who previously received treatment with DAPTA.


NCT ID:

NCT00951743


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Richard Elion, MD
Whitman Walker clinic

Richard Elion, MD
Phone: 202-745-6152
Email: rickelion@gmail.com


Backup Contact:

Email: TCelenza@wwc.org
Tina Celenza, PA-C, MPH
Phone: (202) 745-6171


Location Contact:

Washington, District of Columbia 20009
United States



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Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 27, 2022

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