Safety of and Immune Response to the Experimental Preventive HIV Vaccine, EP HIV-1090, in Healthy, HIV-1 Uninfected Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00141024
First received: August 30, 2005
Last updated: August 21, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

August 30, 2005
August 21, 2013
January 2006
December 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Safety as assessed by local and systemic reactogenicity signs and symptoms, laboratory measures, and adverse and serious experiences [ Time Frame: After each injection and for 12 months following the first injection ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Safety (local and systemic reactogenicity signs and symptoms, laboratory measures, and adverse and serious experiences)
  • immunogenicity (HIV-specific cellular responses assessed by interferon-gamma ELISpot assays and intracellular cytokine staining [ICS])
  • social impacts (negative experiences or problems reported by the participants)
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  • Immunogenicity as assessed by HIV-specific cellular responses assessed by interferon-gamma ELISpot assays and intracellular cytokine staining [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Social impacts as assessed by negative experiences or problems reported by the participants [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Safety of and Immune Response to the Experimental Preventive HIV Vaccine, EP HIV-1090, in Healthy, HIV-1 Uninfected Adults
A Phase I Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of the Recombinant Protein Vaccine EP-1043 and the DNA Vaccine EP HIV-1090 Given Alone or in Combination in Healthy, HIV-1-Uninfected Adult Participants

The purpose of the study is to determine the safety of and immune response to the investigational HIV vaccine, EP HIV-1090, in HIV uninfected adults.

The worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic may only be controlled through the development of a safe and effective vaccine that will prevent HIV infection. DNA vaccines are inexpensive to construct, readily produced in large quantities, and stable for long periods of time. EP HIV-1090 is a DNA HIV CTL vaccine; the proteins for which its genes code are designed to interact with CD8 cells (CTL) and cause CD8 cell proliferation. The DNA plasmids in EP HIV-1090 code for proteins conserved among HIV subtypes A, B, C, D, F, and G, which encompass the HLA subtypes of 85% of the worldwide general population.

Participants will be enrolled in this study for 1 year. Group 4 participants will receive EP HIV-1090 or placebo at study entry and Months 1, 3, and 6. There will be 11 study visits that will occur at screening; study entry; and Months 0.5, 1, 1.5, 3, 3.5, 6, 6.5, 9, and 12. A physical exam and risk reduction/pregnancy prevention counseling will occur at each visit. Participants will be asked about their adverse experiences from vaccination at each visit. Blood and urine collection will occur at selected visits.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
HIV Infections
  • Biological: EP HIV-1043

    Recombinant protein vaccine containing the 18 HIV proteins from HIV genes Pol, Vpu, and Gag.

    The vaccine is provided in single-use 1.1-mL vials.

  • Biological: EP HIV-1090
    DNA plasmid vaccine containing the genes Gag, Pol, Vpr, Nef, Rev, and Env. The vaccine is provided in single-use 1.1-mL vials.
  • Experimental: 1
    Group 1 will receive 4 vaccinations of the EP-1043 vaccine or placebo. Vaccinations will be given at Months 0, 1, 3, and 6. This group was discontinued as of 12/26/06.
    Intervention: Biological: EP HIV-1043
  • Experimental: 2
    Group 2 will receive 4 vaccinations of the EP-1043 vaccine or placebo. Vaccinations will be given at Months 0, 1, 3, and 6. This group was discontinued as of 12/26/06.
    Intervention: Biological: EP HIV-1043
  • Experimental: 3
    In Part B, Group 3 will receive 4 vaccinations of either the EP-1043 vaccine or placebo. Vaccinations will occur at Months 0, 1, 3, and 6. This group was discontinued as of 12/26/06.
    Intervention: Biological: EP HIV-1043
  • Experimental: 4
    In Part B, Group 4 will receive 4 vaccinations of either the DNA vaccine EP-HIV-1090 or placebo. Vaccinations will occur at Months 0, 1, 3, and 6.
    Intervention: Biological: EP HIV-1090
  • Experimental: 5
    In Part B, Group 5 will receive 4 vaccinations of either the protein vaccine EP-1043 plus DNA vaccine EP-HIV- 1090 or placebo. Vaccinations will occur at Months 0, 1, 3, and 6. This group was discontinued as of 12/26/06.
    Interventions:
    • Biological: EP HIV-1043
    • Biological: EP HIV-1090

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
84
December 2007
December 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Note: Groups 1, 2, 3, and 5 have permanently discontinued enrollment per the 12/26/06 letter of amendment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Good general health
  • Have access to a participating HIV Vaccine Trials Unit (HVTU) and are willing to be followed for the duration of the study
  • Willing to receive HIV test results
  • Have understanding of the study
  • Willing to use acceptable forms of contraception
  • Negative pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV vaccines in a prior HIV vaccine trial
  • Immunosuppressive medications within 168 days prior to first vaccination
  • Blood products within 120 days prior to first vaccination
  • Immunoglobulin within 60 days prior to first vaccination
  • Live attenuated vaccines within 30 days prior to first vaccination
  • Investigational research agents within 30 days prior to first vaccination
  • Medically indicated subunit or killed vaccines within 14 days prior to first study vaccine administration, or allergy treatment with antigen injections within 30 days prior to first vaccination
  • Current tuberculosis prophylaxis or therapy
  • Clinically significant medical condition, abnormal physical exam findings, abnormal laboratory results, or past medical history that may affect current health
  • Any medical, psychiatric, or social condition that would interfere with the study. More information about this criterion can be found in the protocol.
  • Any job-related responsibility that would interfere with the study
  • 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
  • Active syphilis infection unless the participant has completed full treatment for syphilis 6 months prior to enrollment
  • Unstable asthma
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1 or 2
  • Thyroid disease or thyroidectomy requiring treatment
  • Serious angioedema within 3 years prior to enrollment
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • BMI of 35 or greater if the participant is older than 45 years, has systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg, has diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg, smokes, or has known hyperlipidemia
  • 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 3 years prior to enrollment
  • Absence of the spleen
  • Mental illness that would interfere with the study
  • Other conditions that, in the judgment of the investigator, would interfere with the study
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding, or plans to become pregnant
Both
18 Years to 50 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00141024
HVTN 064, 10059
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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Study Chair: Xia Jin, MD, PhD University of Rochester
Study Chair: Jorge Sanchez, MD Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación (IMPACTA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
August 2013

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