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The Effect of Valacyclovir on the Detection of HIV From Genital Herpes Lesions in HIV-Infected Patients

This study has been completed
Glaxo Wellcome

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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier

First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: January 24, 2008
Last Verified: June 1999
History of Changes


The purpose of this study is to see if valacyclovir affects the detection of HIV in genital herpes lesions in HIV-infected patients. Valacyclovir is used to treat recurrent genital herpes.

Condition Intervention
Herpes Simplex
HIV Infections

Drug : Valacyclovir hydrochloride

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Treatment With Valacyclovir 500 mg BID on the Detection of HIV From Genital HSV Lesions in HIV-Infected Patients: A Double-Blind Crossover Study

Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Enrollment: 30

Detailed Description:

Following evaluation for 2 consecutive episodes of genital herpes in this double-blind, crossover study, 30 HIV-1 positive patients are randomized to receive either valacyclovir or placebo.
All patients are treated for 10 days.



Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria
Patients must have:

  • Serologically documented HSV-2 and HIV-1 infection.
  • History of recurrent genital herpes that presents at least 3 recurrences within the 12 months prior to the start of study.
  • No contraindications to valacyclovir.

  • Exclusion Criteria
    Co-existing Condition:
    Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
    1. Hepatic impairment.
    2. Impaired renal function (creatinine above 2 mg/dl).
    3. Malabsorption syndrome or other gastrointestinal dysfunction.
    4. Any other condition that in the investigator's opinion would interfere with study procedures or successful completion of protocol.

    Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:
    History of hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir.
    Prior Medication:
    • Participation in any investigational drug trial within 1 month prior to entry on study.
    • Systemic anti-HSV therapy within 7 days prior to start of study drug.
      1. Probenecid.
    • Suppressive treatment with medication that has anti-HSV activity.

    • Required:
    • Stable antiretroviral therapy or no therapy for at least 1 month.

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    Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002404

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    Glaxo Wellcome
    More Information

    More Information

    Responsible Party: Glaxo Wellcome Identifier: NCT00002404   History of Changes  
    Other Study ID Numbers: 291A  
    Study First Received: November 2, 1999  
    Last Updated: January 24, 2008  

    Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

    Antiviral Agents
    Herpes Genitalis
    DNA, Viral
    RNA, Viral
    Herpesvirus 2, Human

    Additional relevant MeSH terms:
    Herpes Simplex
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