Safety of and Immune System Response to an HIV Vaccine (EP HIV-1090) in HIV Uninfected Adults

A Phase I Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of the EP HIV-1090 DNA Vaccine in Healthy, HIV-1-Uninfected Adult Participants


Hauptsponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Quelle National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Kurze Zusammenfassung

The purpose of this study is to test the safety of an HIV DNA vaccine (EP HIV-1090) and to test whether or not the vaccine can stimulate immune system responses in HIV uninfected people. This vaccine uses only parts of the virus's DNA and cannot cause HIV infection.

detaillierte Beschreibung

Epidemiological and animal model data support the hypothesis that HIV specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses contribute to control and clearance of the virus. Vaccines designed specifically to induce CTL responses are likely to be well suited for protection against HIV infection and disease progression. EP HIV-1090 is a DNA vaccine composed of 21 highly specific CTL epitopes. The vaccine is designed to optimize the immune response in people expressing one of three HLA Class I antigen subtypes: HLA-A2, -A3, and -B7. This design is predicted to induce an immune response in 85% of individuals in the general population. There is also a helper T lymphocyte (HTL) facilitating epitope (PADRE) in the vaccine. The vaccine is formulated with a water soluble polymer (polyvinylpyrrolidone) that protects the DNA and facilitates cellular uptake. This study will assess the safety of and immune response to different doses of EP HIV-1090 in healthy, HIV uninfected adults.

Participants in this study will be randomized to receive either one of three different doses of vaccine or placebo. Participants will receive vaccinations or placebo at study entry and Months 1, 3, and 6. Both vaccinations and placebo are administered by intramuscular injection. Participants will be followed for 18 months and will have 12 study visits. Each study visit will include a physical exam, medical history, and blood and urine tests. Each participant will have four HIV tests during the study. Women will have at least five pregnancy tests during the study.

Gesamtstatus Completed
Fertigstellungstermin September 2005
Phase Phase 1
Studientyp Interventional
Einschreibung 42

Interventionsart: Biological

Interventionsname: EP HIV-1090



Inclusion Criteria

- HIV negative

- Positive for one or more of the following HLA supertypes: -A2, -A3, or -B7

- Willing to receive HIV test results

- Good general health

- Acceptable methods of contraception for females of reproductive potential

- Hepatitis B surface antigen negative

- Anti-hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) negative or negative HCV PCR if anti-HCV is positive

Exclusion Criteria

- HIV vaccines or placebos in prior HIV vaccine trial

- Immunosuppressive medications within 168 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Blood products within 120 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Immunoglobulin within 60 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Live attenuated vaccines within 30 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Investigational research agents within 30 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Subunit or killed vaccines within 14 days prior to first study vaccine administration

- Current tuberculosis prophylaxis or therapy

- Active syphilis

- Serious adverse reaction to vaccines. A person who had an adverse reaction to pertussis vaccine as a child is not excluded.

- Autoimmune disease or immunodeficiency

- Unstable asthma

- Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

- Thyroid disease requiring treatment

- Serious angioedema within the past 3 years

- Uncontrolled hypertension

- Bleeding disorder

- Malignancy unless it has been surgically removed and, in the opinion of the investigator, is not likely to recur during the study period

- Seizure disorder requiring medication within the past 3 years

- Asplenia

- Mental illness that would interfere with compliance with the protocol

- Other conditions that, in the judgment of the investigator, would interfere with the study

- Pregnant or breast-feeding

Geschlecht: All

Mindestalter: 18 Years

Maximales Alter: 40 Years

Gesunde Freiwillige: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Insgesamt offiziell
Nachname Rolle Zugehörigkeit
Geoffrey J. Gorse, MD Study Chair St. Louis University
Brigham and Women's Hosp. CRS | Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Fenway Community Health Clinical Research Site (FCHCRS) | Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Saint Louis Univ. School of Medicine, HVTU | St. Louis, Missouri, 63110, United States
Miriam Hospital's HVTU | Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, United States
Gaborone Prevention/Treatment Trials CRS | Gaborone, Botswana
Standort Länder


United States


April 2015

Verantwortliche Partei

Art: Sponsor

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Studiendesign Info

Zuweisung: Randomized

Interventionsmodell: Parallel Assignment

Hauptzweck: Prevention

Maskierung: Double