The purpose of this study is to determine if treatment with an anti-HIV drug containing
ritonavir and Agenerase is safe and can lower the level of HIV in the blood in patients who
have failed an anti-HIV drug treatment containing nelfinavir.
HIV-infected patients will be treated with a ritonavir-enhanced Agenerase regimen.
Patients may be eligible for this study if they:
- Are 18 years of age or older.
- Are HIV-positive.
- Have a viral load (level of HIV in the body) of more than 1,000 copies/ml.
- Have had more than 12 weeks of prior anti-HIV drug treatment.
- Have failed a previous anti-HIV treatment containing nelfinavir as the only protease
- Are responsive to Agenerase.
- Are able to follow study requirements.
Patients will not be eligible for this study if they:
- Are intolerant to ritonavir (an anti-HIV drug).
- Have or have had problems with absorption.
- Have liver disease or damage.
- Have pancreatic disease or damage.
- Have taken any protease inhibitor other than nelfinavir.
- Are receiving investigational drugs or devices from another study.
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Currently use triazolam, astemizole, ergot medications, cisapride, midazolam,
bepridil, rifampin, terfenadine, or pimozide.
- Have a bleeding disorder.
- Have previously been treated with Agenerase.
- Are receiving nonnucleosides.