Safety and Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Raltegravir in HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)-Infected Children and Adolescents

Official Title: A Phase I/II, Multicenter, Open-Label, Noncomparative Study of the International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Group to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Antiretroviral Activity of Raltegravir (Isentress, MK-0518) in HIV-1 Infected Children and Adolescents

Integrase is 1 of 3 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)-1 enzymes required for viral replication. Raltegravir is a drug that prevents integrase from working properly. This drug has been tested for safety and efficacy in adults, but this is the first study to examine raltegravir in children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate dose for raltegravir across the pediatric age range from 4 weeks to 18 years of age, by acquiring short and long term safety data, intensive and population pharmacokinetic (PK) data, and efficacy experience with raltegravir in HIV-infected children and adolescents.

Yogev, Ram, MD

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Margaret Ann Sanders

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