A 14-Day Study of Racivir When Used in Combination in HIV-Infected Males
The purpose of this study is to evaluate Racivir. The safety, most effective dosage, and how the body reacts to Racivir will be studied.
The study is a 14-day study with a 21-day follow-up period. During the 14-days of active study period, participants will receive Racivir once daily in combination with efavirenz and stavudine. Following the administration of the first and last dose of study medication, patients will remain in the clinic overnight. During the study there will be medical and medication histories taken, physical examinations, vital sign measurements, EKGs, and routine clinical laboratory tests.
Inclusion Criteria Subjects may be eligible to participate if they: Are males with HIV infection with a positive HIV antibody test Have an HIV-RNA copy number of ≥ 5000 copies/ml (Roche assay) Have CD4+ cell counts ≥ 50 cells/ml Are 18-45 years of age, inclusive Have a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 18 kg/m2 Are antiretroviral nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-naive Have read and understand the informed consent,and is able and willing to comply with study procedures Exclusion Criteria Subjects may not participate if they: Have clinically significant ECG abnormalities Have clinically significant abnormalities in any safety laboratory parameters Have an ALT value ≥ 3xUNL Have previously participated in this trial Have participated in another trial of an investigational drug within the last 3 months or are currently participating in another trial of an investigational drug Have a history of chronic alcohol or drug abuse within the last 6 months Have a positive urine drug screening Have a positive alcohol breath test Have any medical or psychiatric condition, which in the opinion of the investigator would jeopardize or compromise the subject's ability to participate in this trial Have a known hypersensitivity to any components of the trial medication or comparative drugs as stated in this protocol