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AIDS Treatment Data Network
(ATDN) Interleukin-2 for HIV

March 1, 1995
Treatment Review #17 - March 1995

A trial studying IL-2 by subcutaneous injection for the treatment of HIV infection is enrolling in New York and other cities. Because of the side effects of IV infusion, some doctors are giving the drug by subcutaneous injection. This trial will study the combination of IL-2 and AZT. Participants will be divided into two groups. Everyone will take AZT. The first group will also be given shots of IL-2. After 24 weeks, the second group will be given shots of IL-2 and the first group will take only AZT. To participate in this study you must be HIV+, 18 years or older, and have a T4 cell count between 300 and 700. You must have taken and tolerated AZT for 6 months or longer at 500 mg./day. You cannot have any opportunistic illnesses or be pregnant or nursing. Call The Network for more information.