Observational Study on Anti-Tat Immune Response in HIV-1-infected Asymptomatic Adult Subjects (ISS OBS T-003)

This study has been terminated.
(Low enrollment rate and low patients compliance to visit schedule)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01029548
First received: December 9, 2009
Last updated: May 30, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

The present study is designed as a prospective observational study directed at evaluating the frequency, magnitude, quality and persistence (primary endpoint) of the anti-Tat immune response in HIV-1 infected asymptomatic individuals, and to prospectively evaluate the immunological, virological and clinical outcome of anti-Tat positive versus anti-Tat negative drug naїve subjects (secondary endpoint) in order to determine the impact of anti-Tat immunity on HIV disease progression as well as the potential use of anti-Tat immune response assessment for the clinical and therapeutic management of infected patients. This survey, that will evaluate a large number of subjects, will provide important information for the design, planning and conduction of future therapeutic vaccine trials based on the HIV-1 Tat protein in asymptomatic subjects.


Condition
HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study With Additional Diagnostic Procedures on Anti-tat Immune Response in HIV-1-infected Asymptomatic Adult Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Istituto Superiore di Sanità:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Specific humoral and cellular immune responses to Tat will be monitored by assessing anti-Tat specific antibodies in sera, proliferative response (CFSE) and production of γIFN, IL-4 and IL-2 (Elispot) by peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The decline of CD4+ T cells count, the increase of the HIV plasma viral load or the occurrence of AIDS-defining events will be assessed to determine the progression to disease

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Whole Blood, serum, PBMCs


Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2012
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Asymptomatic HIV infected individuals

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be clinically asymptomatic HIV-1 infected individuals with CD4+ T cell counts ≥400/μL
  • To be naïve for antiretroviral therapy
  • Levels of plasma viremia ≤100,000 copies/ml at baseline
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current therapy with immunomodulators or immunosuppressive drugs or chemotherapy for neoplastic disorders
  • Concomitant treatment for HBV or HCV infection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01029548

Locations
Italy
S.M. Goretti Hospital
Latina, Rome, Italy
General Hospital of Bari
Bari, Italy
Spedali Civili di Brescia
Brescia, Italy
General Hospital-University of Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy
A.M. Annunziata Hospital
Florence, Italy
L. Sacco Hospital
Milan, Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
Milan, Italy
General Hospital-University of Modena
Modena, Italy, 41100
San Gallicano Hospital
Rome, Italy
Giovanni Di Perri
Turin, Italy, 10149
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Francesco Mazzotta, MD A.M. Annunziata Hospital Florence, Italy
Principal Investigator: Giuseppe Pastore, MD General Hospital of Bari
Principal Investigator: Florio Ghinelli, MD General Hospital-University of Ferrara
Principal Investigator: Roberto Esposito, MD General Hospital-University of Modena
Principal Investigator: Massimo Galli, MD L.Sacco Hospital - MI
Principal Investigator: Fabrizio Soscia, MD S.M. Goretti Hospital Latina
Principal Investigator: Guido Palamara, MD San Gallicano Hospital - Rome
Principal Investigator: Adriano Lazzarin, MD San Raffaele Hospital - Milan
Principal Investigator: Giampiero Carosi, MD Spedali Civili - Brescia
Principal Investigator: Giovanni Di Perri, MD Amedeo di Savoia Hospital - Turin
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Barbara Ensoli, CNAIDS - Istituto Superiore di Sanita
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01029548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISS OBS T-003
Study First Received: December 9, 2009
Last Updated: May 30, 2012
Health Authority: Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Istituto Superiore di Sanità:
HIV
Therapeutic Vaccine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases

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