A phase III trial to investigate the efficacy, tolerability & safety of TMC125 as part of an ART including TMC114/RTV and an investigator-selected OBR in HIV-1 infected subjects w/ limited to no treatment options

Investigator: Anne Luetkemeyer, MD
Sponsor: Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Location(s): United States


The purpose of this study is research with the goal of evaluating the effect of TMC125 (a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor) on slowing down the growth of the HIV virus. The study will also investigate whether this new medication is well tolerated, and to further confirm that the medication is safe to be used.

This is a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the long-term efficacy, tolerability, and safety of TMC125 as part of an antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen containing TMC114/ritonavir (RTV) and an investigator-selected optimized background (OBR) in treatment-experienced HIV-1 infected patients. TMC125 is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). TMC114 is a protease inhibitor (PI). In this trial, TMC114 will be given with a low dose of ritonavir (RTV), a protease inhibitor commonly used with other, full dose protease inhibitors to improve activity. Additional assessment to be evaluated in this trial include: changes in the HIV-1 genotype, drug susceptibility, and the population pharmacokinetics of TMC125. A pharmacokinetic substudy will be performed at selected sites. Health-related quality of life will be assessed for patients receiving an antiretroviral therapy containing either TMC125 or placebo. Safety and tolerability will be documented throughout the trial. Six hundred HIV-1 infected patients on a stable but virologically failing regimen will be included in the trial.