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Safety and Feasibility Study of Dapivirine (TMC120) Vaginal Ring in Belgium

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00332995
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2009
Tibotec Pharmaceutical Limited
Information provided by:
International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This Phase I trial will assess the feasibility of using a vaginal ring to deliver the candidate microbicide dapivirine (TMC120) for 7 days. The study population will consist of 13 healthy, sexually abstinent women. Safety and tolerability will be assessed through clinical and laboratory assessments. Feasibility of drug delivery will be assessed by measuring dapivirine (TMC120) concentrations in vaginal fluids, vaginal and cervical epithelial tissue, and plasma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: dapivirine (TMC120) vaginal ring Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial to Study Safety, Local and Systemic Availability of TMC120 From a Vaginal Ring.
Study Start Date : July 2005
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability of seven-day use of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine (TMC120).
  2. Assess dapivirine (TMC120) concentrations in vaginal fluids, vaginal and cervical epithelial tissue, and plasma during and after seven-day use of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine (TMC120).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female, age 18-50 years
  • Willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • HIV-uninfected and otherwise healthy
  • Willing to abstain from sexual activity and from use of vaginal products while participating in the study
  • Currently using oral contraceptives for pregnancy prevention
  • Willing to use oral contraceptives as needed to avoid menstruation while taking part in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of allergy to TMC120 or to the constituents of the vaginal ring
  • History of diagnosis of and/or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease within the last three months
  • History of genital tract surgery within the last month
  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or within two months of last pregnancy outcome
  • Currently or within one month of participating in any other clinical research study
  • Current vulvar or vaginal symptoms / abnormalities that could influence the study results
  • Current non-iatrogenic pelvic/colposcopic exam findings involving deep epithelial disruption
  • Current diagnosis of any genital infection
  • Smoking more than 10 cigarettes / day

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00332995

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Drug Research Unit Gent
Gent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc.
Tibotec Pharmaceutical Limited
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Principal Investigator: Dr. Luc Van Bortel University of Ghent
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Responsible Party: Zeda Rosenberg ScD, International Partnership for Microbicides Identifier: NCT00332995    
Other Study ID Numbers: IPM008, TMC120-C131
First Posted: June 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Keywords provided by International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc.:
HIV Seronegativity
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents