for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
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This study will evaluate the efficacy of switching from emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (FTC/TDF) fixed dose combination (FDC) to emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF) FDC in HIV-1 positive participants who are virologically suppressed on regimens containing FTC/TDF. This study will consist of a 96 week double-blind treatment period. After Week 96, all participants will continue on blinded study drug treatment and attend visits every 12 weeks until treatment assignments are unblinded. All participants will return for an unblinding visit and will be given the option to receive open-label F/TAF and attend visits every 12 weeks until F/TAF is commercially available, or the sponsor terminates the F/TAF clinical development program.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Switch Study to Evaluate F/TAF in HIV-1 Positive Subjects Who Are Virologically Suppressed on Regimens Containing FTC/TDF


HIV-1 Infection HIV HIV-1 Positive Virologically-suppressed Anti-Retroviral Agents FTC/TDF F/TAF Allowed third antiretroviral agent F/TAF + 3rd Agent FTC/TDF + 3rd Agent


For people ages 18 years and up

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to understand and sign a written informed consent form, which must be obtained prior to initiation of study procedures
  • Currently receiving antiretroviral regimen containing FTC/TDF in combination with one third agent for ≥ 6 consecutive months prior to screening.
  • Plasma HIV-1 RNA levels < 50 copies/mL for at least 6 months preceding the screening visit (measured at least twice using the same assay) and not experienced two consecutive HIV-1 RNA above detectable levels after achieving a confirmed (two consecutive) HIV-1 RNA below detectable levels on the current regimen in the past year.
  • Plasma HIV-1 RNA should be < 50 copies/mL at the screening visit.
  • Normal electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 50 mL/min according to the Cockcroft-Gault formula for creatinine clearance
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 5 × the upper limit of the normal range (ULN)
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL, or normal direct bilirubin (individuals with documented Gilbert's syndrome or with Atazanavir-associated hyperbilirubinemia may have total bilirubin up to 5 x ULN)
  • Adequate hematologic function
  • Serum amylase ≤ 5 × ULN
  • Females of childbearing potential must agree to utilize highly effective contraception methods or be non-heterosexually active, or practice abstinence from screening throughout the duration of the study treatment and for 30 days following the last dose of the study drug.
  • Females who have stopped menstruating for ≥ 12 months but do not have documentation of ovarian hormonal failure must have a serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level at screening within the post-menopausal range based on the Central Laboratory reference range.
  • Females who utilize hormonal contraceptive as one of their birth control methods must have used the same method for at least three months prior to study dosing.
  • Males must agree to utilize a highly effective method of contraception during heterosexual intercourse or be non-heterosexually active, or practice sexual abstinence from first dose throughout the study period and for 30 days following the last study drug dose.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • A new AIDS-defining condition diagnosed within the 30 days prior to screening
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody positive and HCV RNA detectable
  • Individuals experiencing decompensated cirrhosis (e.g., ascites, encephalopathy, etc.)
  • Individuals receiving ongoing treatment with bisphosphonate to treat bone disease (eg,osteoporosis)
  • Females who are breastfeeding
  • Positive serum pregnancy test
  • Have an implanted defibrillator or pacemaker
  • Current alcohol or substance use judged by the investigator to potentially interfere with study compliance
  • A history of malignancy within the past 5 years (prior to screening) or ongoing malignancy other than cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), basal cell carcinoma, or resected, non-invasive cutaneous squamous carcinoma.
  • Active, serious infections (other than HIV-1 infection) requiring parenteral antibiotic or antifungal therapy within 30 days prior to Day 1 Visit
  • Individuals receiving ongoing therapy with any of the medications not to be used with FTC, TAF, TDF or other antiretroviral third agents.

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.


  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Torrance California 90502 United States
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Group San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94118 United States
  • Pacific Oaks Medical Group
    Beverly Hills California 90211 United States
  • Southern California Men's Medical Group
    Los Angeles California 90069 United States
  • Tarrant County ID Associates
    Los Angeles California 90036 United States
  • La Playa Medical Group and Clinical Research
    San Diego California 92103 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Gilead Sciences
Phase 3
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