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Safety and Efficacy of Polyethylene Glycolated IL-2 (PEG IL-2) Plus Zidovudine in HIV Positive, Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Individuals

To determine the safety of polyethylene glycolated IL-2 (PEG IL2) administered weekly or biweekly (per amendment) in a setting of oral zidovudine (AZT). To determine the effect of PEG IL2 in combination with AZT on parameters assessing the immune system as well as HIV virus and antibody titers. To evaluate a chronic dosing study phase offered to patients who complete the initial 25-week regimen.

Recent research has focused on enhancing cell-mediated immunity and reducing or eliminating viral replication (reproduction and growth). A main thrust of current treatment is the combination of antiviral drugs that may be more effective when combined than when each is used alone.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Drug: Interleukin-2, Polyethylene Glycolated
  • Drug: Zidovudine


Phase 1


Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


   - Prophylactic pentamidine for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).

   - Topical steroids.

Patients must:

   - Be HIV positive. Fit one of the zidovudine use groups listed in Disease Status. Be
   able to give informed consent.


   - Basal cell carcinoma of the skin, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, Kaposi's sarcoma.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

   - Major organ allograft.

   - Significant cardiac disease or central nervous system lesions.

   - Known previous intolerance to zidovudine (AZT) at 500 mg/day.

   - Active opportunistic infections. Score of > 0.5 on the ACTG AIDS dementia complex
   staging test. Any focal abnormality on neurologic exam.

Concurrent Medication:


   - Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or other immunotherapy.

   - Other investigational drugs, agents, or devices.

   - Beta-blockers.

   - Steroids other than topical.

   - Antihypertensive medication other than diuretics.

Concurrent Treatment:


   - Radiation therapy.

Patients with the following are excluded:

   - History of seizures. Concurrent neoplasms not specifically allowed.

   - Concomitant conditions listed in Exclusion Co-existing Conditions.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 30 days prior to study entry:

   - Anti-HIV medication other than zidovudine (AZT).

   - Immunomodulators.

   - Systemic steroids.

   - Interferons.

   - Interleukins.

   - Other chemotherapy.

Prior Treatment:

Excluded within 30 days prior to study entry:

   - Radiation therapy.

Excluded within 4 weeks prior to study entry:

   - Groups B, C, D

   - Transfusions.

Active substance abuse.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting