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Evaluating a Combination of Immune-based Therapies to Achieve a Remission of HIV Infection (HIVACAR)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03619278
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer
Felipe García - Investigator Coordinator
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Garcia Cinca, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

Brief Summary:

A phase I/IIa, multinational, multicentric (IDIBAPS, IRSICAIXA, AARHUS, VUB, APHP), randomised, balanced by centre (to include participants from the 4 arms), open-label, controlled clinical trial. Each participant will be followed up a different time according to study arm: a minimum of 38 weeks in arm I, 31 weeks in arm II, 54 weeks in arm III and 26 weeks in the arm 4. The study duration will be 104 weeks from inclusion of the first participant.

Participants will be randomised to one of the following 4 arms:

  • Arm 1 (study): 14 participants will receive 3 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3 prime, 2 MVA-vectored vaccine boosts, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
  • Arm 2 (study): 14 participants will receive 5 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
  • Arm 3 (study): 14 participants will receive 5 vaccines of personalized RNA vaccine (HIVACAR01), 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
  • Arm 4 (control): 14 participants 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Other: Boosted iHIVARNA Other: iHIVARNA Other: HIVACAR Other: only antibody Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 56 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/IIa, Randomised Study to Evaluate the Safety and the Effectiveness of a Combination of Therapeutic Vaccine, Broadly Neutralising Antibody (10-1074), and the Latency Reversing Agent Romidepsin to Achieve a Remission of HIV Infection in Chronically HIV-infected Participants Under Stable Combined Antiretroviral Therapy.
Estimated Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 15, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 15, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Boosted iHIVARNA
Participants will receive 3 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3 prime, 2 MVA-vectored vaccine boosts, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
Other: Boosted iHIVARNA
Will receive 3 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3 prime, 2 MVA-vectored vaccine boosts, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin

Experimental: iHIVARNA
Participants will receive 5 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
Other: iHIVARNA
Participants will receive 5 vaccines of HIVARNA01.3, 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin

Experimental: HIVACAR
Participants will receive 5 vaccines of personalized RNA vaccine (HIVACAR01), 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
Other: HIVACAR
Participants will receive 5 vaccines of personalized RNA vaccine (HIVACAR01), 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin

Experimental: only antibody
Participants will receive 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin
Other: only antibody
Participants will receive 1 dose of 10-1074 antibodies and 3 doses of romidepsin




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Grade 3 or above severe local , systemic, clinical or laboratory adverse event t [ Time Frame: 12 days (28 days after each inmuisation) ]
    Local adverse events may be pain, cutaneous reactions including induration and systemic emperature, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, malaise, and myalgia. Clinical and laboratory must be confirmed at examination or on repeat testing respectively. Any adverse event attributable to the combination therapy leading to discontinuation of the study treatmen


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of participants who maintain an undetectable viral load [ Time Frame: 12 weeks (after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy) ]
    defined as a viral load below the threshold of 50 copies/ml

  2. Percentage of participants with control of viral load below detectable level [ Time Frame: 24 weeks (after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy) ]
  3. Change from baseline in total proviral HIV-1 DNA per 10^6 CD4+ T cells. [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
  4. Change from baseline in integrated proviral HIV-1 DNA per 10^6 CD4+ T cells. [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
  5. Change from baseline in HIV-1 transcription. [ Time Frame: up to 39 weeks ]
    According to CA US HIV-1 RNA measured in unfractionated CD4+ T cells

  6. Change in plasma HIV-1 RNA from baseline [ Time Frame: up to 39 weeks ]
  7. Breadth and magnitude of CD4+ HIV-specific T cell responses measured by IFN-gamma ELISPOT compared with baseline. [ Time Frame: up to 27 weeks ]
  8. Breadth and magnitude of CD8+ HIV-specific T cell responses measured by IFN-gamma ELISPOT compared with baseline. [ Time Frame: up to 27 weeks ]
  9. Breadth and magnitude of CD4+ HIV-specific T cell responses measured by Intra-cellular cytokine staining-ICS in the study arms as compared with baseline. [ Time Frame: up to 27 weeks ]
  10. Breadth and magnitude of CD8+ HIV-specific T cell responses measured by Intra-cellular cytokine staining-ICS in the study arms as compared with baseline. [ Time Frame: up to 27 weeks ]
  11. Change from baseline in CD8+ T-cell HIV suppressive capacity. [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
  12. Change from baseline in T cell activation markers [ Time Frame: up to 29 weeks ]
  13. Change from baseline in T cell activation markers [ Time Frame: 3 weeeks ]
  14. Change from baseline in T cell activation markers [ Time Frame: up to 24 weeks ]
  15. Change from baseline in T cell subset distribution [ Time Frame: up to 29 weeks ]
  16. Change from baseline in T cell subset distribution [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]
  17. Change from baseline in T cell subset distribution [ Time Frame: up to 27 weeks ]
  18. Change from baseline in PD-1 expression [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
  19. Evaluate fecal microbiome [ Time Frame: baseline and at week 14 ]
  20. Characterise viral escape from vaccine-induced immune T cell responses [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
    Comparison of viral sequences pre-cART and rebounding after cART interruption

  21. Analysis of changes in sensitivity to neutralisation by 10-1074 of rebounding viruses after cART interruption to identify neutralisation escape mutants. [ Time Frame: up to 51 weeks ]
  22. To evaluate mRNA expression profiles in whole PBMC at baseline [ Time Frame: at first romidepsin administration and 14 and 26 weeks after first romidepsin administration ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between ≥ 18 to <60 years of age
  • Voluntarily signed informed consent
  • Male, or female with negative pregnancy test prior to enrolment
  • Proven HIV-1 infection (with positive antibodies against HIV-1 and a detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA before cART)
  • Must be on stable treatment with cART for at least 18 months (cART is defined as an antiretroviral regimen consisting of at least three registered antiretroviral agents, periods of mono/dual antiretroviral therapy if not first time therapy and confirmed viral suppression during all the period are permitted)
  • Nadir CD4+ cell counts must be above or equal to 350 cells/µl, 2-3 occasional determinations below 350 cells/μl are allowed.
  • Current CD4+ cell count must be at least 450 cells/µl
  • HIV-RNA must be below 50 copies/ mL for the last 12 months prior to inclusion, during at least two measurements (occasional so called 'blips' up to 50 copies/mL are permitted)
  • If Women of childbearing potential willing to take correct contraceptive measures
  • If sexually active, willing to use a reliable method of reducing the risk of transmission to their sexual partners during treatment interruption (which could include prophylaxis pre-exposition for their sexual partners)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with a non-cART regimen of antiretroviral agents prior to the start of any antiretroviral regimen
  • History of a CDC class C event (see Appendix IV)
  • Women of childbearing potential with a positive pregnancy test, or participants (male or female) who wish to plan a pregnancy during the trial period.
  • Active opportunistic infection, or any active infection or malignancy within 30 days prior to screening visit
  • Therapy with immunomodulatory agents, including cytokines (e.g. IL2) and gamma globulin, or cytostatic chemotherapy within 90 days prior to screening visit
  • Use of anti-coagulant medication
  • Use of any investigational drug during the 90 days prior to study entry
  • Previous antiretroviral therapy failure and/or mutations conferring genotypic resistance to antiretroviral therapy
  • Participants with severe cardiovascular diseases or long QT interval
  • Active hepatitis C virus
  • Hepatitis B infection
  • Treatment with strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4, except protease inhibitors for HIV treatment (see protocol section 5.7); if in treatment of protease inhibitors for HIV not willing to change inhibitor protease for an integrase inhibitor during the study.
  • Any known allergy or intolerance to any of the study drugs or excipient
  • Protein egg allergy
  • Known past history of clinical Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection or recurrent herpes zoster
  • Hematologic abnormalities ≥Grade 1
  • Potassium or magnesium levels outside the upper limit of normal (ULN) and lower limit of normal (LLN)
  • Any other condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the evaluation of the study objectives

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03619278


Contacts
Contact: Felipe Garcia, MD +93.227.54.00 fgarcia@clinic.cat
Contact: Florencia Etcheverry +93.227.54.00 MFETCHEV@clinic.cat

Sponsors and Collaborators
David Garcia Cinca
IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer
Felipe García - Investigator Coordinator

Responsible Party: David Garcia Cinca, Clinical Research Manager, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03619278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-000566-30
First Posted: August 7, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by David Garcia Cinca, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:
HIV

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases
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
Vaccines
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Romidepsin
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents