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Safety and Effects of Giving a New HIV Vaccine (GENEVAX-HIV) to HIV-Negative Volunteers

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2000
The purpose of this study is to see if it is safe to give GENEVAX-HIV, a new HIV vaccine, to HIV-negative volunteers. This study will also look at how this vaccine affects the immune system of these volunteers.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections HIV Seronegativity Biological: APL 400-003 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: GENEVAX-HIV (APL 400-003), a Candidate DNA Vaccine: A Pilot Dose Escalation Study of GENEVAX-HIV Delivered Intramuscularly Using the Biojector 2000 in HIV Seronegative Volunteers

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Detailed Description:
In this open-label study, volunteers are given an intramuscular injection of GENEVAX-HIV vaccine using the Biojector 2000. Safety measures and immune response are assessed accordingly.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are 18 - 60 years old.
  • Are HIV-negative and in good health.
  • Are able to understand how infections such as HIV are spread.
  • Agree to use effective methods of birth control during the study.

Exclusion Criteria

You will not be eligible for this study if you:

  • Have hepatitis B or C.
  • Have any condition that may prevent you from completing the study.
  • Are allergic to bupivacaine, vaccines, or certain local anesthetics.
  • Have taken certain medications or have received certain therapies that may affect your immune system.
  • Have an immune system disorder or have received therapy for an immune system disorder.
  • Have been exposed to HIV within 6 months prior to study entry.
  • Have received an experimental HIV vaccine or any other experimental treatment within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Have received blood transfusions within 6 months prior to study entry.
  • Abuse alcohol or drugs or have an uncontrolled psychiatric disorder.
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002231

United States, Pennsylvania
Univ of Pennsylvania Med Ctr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines
Study Chair: RR MacGregor
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Injections, Intramuscular
HIV Antibodies
Immunity, Cellular
AIDS Vaccines
HIV Seronegativity
Dose-Response Relationship, Immunologic
Vaccines, DNA

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