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Safety and Immunogenicity of IMVAMUNE® (MVA-BN®) Smallpox Vaccine in HIV Infected Patients

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bavarian Nordic Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2006
Last updated: September 28, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The purpose of this study is to gather information on the safety and immunogenicity of an investigational smallpox vaccine in HIV infected populations. Subjects will receive two vaccinations

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections Biological: IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label, Controlled Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Immunogenicity of MVA-BN® (IMVAMUNE) Smallpox Vaccine in 18-55 Year Old Naive and Previously Vaccinated HIV Infected Subjects With CD4 Counts >200 - 750/µl.

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Further study details as provided by Bavarian Nordic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Occurrence, relationship and intensity of any serious and/or unexpected adverse reaction at any time during the study [ Time Frame: 35 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Occurrence of any Grade 3 or higher adverse reaction (missing, unknown, not evaluable, possibly, probably, or definitely related) to the study vaccine [ Time Frame: 28 days after each vaccination ]
  • Occurrence, intensity and duration of solicited local adverse events (erythema, swelling and pain) within one week after each vaccination [ Time Frame: 8 days ]
  • Occurrence, intensity and duration of systemic adverse events (pyrexia, headache, myalgia, nausea, fatigue and chills) within 1 week after each vaccination. Relationship to vaccination [ Time Frame: 8 days ]
  • Occurrence, intensity and duration of all unsolicited adverse events (i.e. serious + non-serious) within 4 weeks after each vaccination. Relationship to vaccination [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  • Plaque Reduction Neutralization Test (PRNT) specific seroconversion rates and geometric mean titers (GMTs) (at all blood sampling time points). [ Time Frame: up to 35 weeks ]
  • ELISA specific seroconversion rates and geometric mean titers (at all blood sampling time points). [ Time Frame: up to 35 weeks ]
  • Interferon (IFN) gamma producing T-cells in response to stimulation with MVA-BN (IMVAMUNE) detected by Enzyme-Linked Immunospot (ELISPOT) (only for the 165 subjects in the main study). [ Time Frame: up to 35 weeks ]
  • Change in CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell counts in HIV-infected subjects [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Enrollment: 581
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Healthy subjects
Control group with (n=9) and without (n=88) a history of previous smallpox vaccination IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
Biological: IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
2 immunizations, four weeks apart: 1 x 10E8 TCID50, subcutaneous
Other Name: IMVANEX
Experimental: HIV-infected, vaccinia-naive
Subjects without a history of previous smallpox vaccination (n=351), IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
Biological: IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
2 immunizations, four weeks apart: 1 x 10E8 TCID50, subcutaneous
Other Name: IMVANEX
Experimental: HIV-infected, vaccinia-experienced
Subjects with a history of previous smallpox vaccination (n=100), IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
Biological: IMVAMUNE (MVA-BN)
2 immunizations, four weeks apart: 1 x 10E8 TCID50, subcutaneous
Other Name: IMVANEX


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
  • Genders eligible for Study: Both
  • Age: between 18 and 55 years
  • Healthy volunteers are accepted

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with tested positive HIV-1 infection.
  • Subjects that are tested negative for HIV.
  • Either on stable antiretroviral therapy or not on antiretroviral therapy.
  • CD4 cells > = 200 - 750/µl.
  • Subjects must be in good general health except for HIV infection.
  • Women must not be pregnant and use an acceptable method of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Impairment of immunologic function (other than HIV infection).
  • History of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, stroke or transient ischemic attack, uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • Uncontrolled serious infection.
  • History of or active autoimmune disease.
  • History or clinical manifestation of clinically significant and severe hematological, renal, hepatic, pulmonary, central nervous, cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disorders.
  • History of an immediate family member (father, mother, brother, or sister) who has had onset of ischemic heart disease before the age of 50 years.
  • High risk of developing a myocardial infarction or coronary death.
  • History of intravenous drug abuse (within the last 12 months).
  • Known allergy to egg or aminoglycoside (gentamicin).
  • History of anaphylaxis or severe allergic reaction.
  • Subjects undergoing treatment for tuberculosis infection or disease.
  • Chronic administration of systemic immuno-suppressants.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00316589

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United States, Alabama
Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-2050
United States, Arkansas
Health for Life Clinic, PLLC
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72207
United States, California
Providence Clinical Research
Burbank, California, United States, 91505
Northern California Research
Carmichael, California, United States, 95608
CSI Clinical Trials, Inc.
Fountain Valley, California, United States, 92708
AltaMed Health Services
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90022
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, East Bay AIDS Center
Oakland, California, United States, 94609
Benchmark Clinical Research
San Francisco, California, United States, 94102
United States, Florida
Clinical Research of West Florida
Clearwater, Florida, United States, 33765
Consultive Medicine
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, 32117
Northpoint Medical, PA
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33308
The Kinder Medical Group
Miami, Florida, United States, 33133
Infectious Diseases of NW Florida
Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32504
Palm Beach Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33409
United States, Georgia
Atlanta ID Group
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30309
United States, Illinois
The CORE Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Northstar Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
United States, Indiana
Indiana University School of Medicine; Division of Infectious Disease
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-2859
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa, Division of Infectious Diseases
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
United States, Missouri
Nemechek Health Renewal
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
St. Louis University, Center for Vaccine Dev.
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-5130
United States, New York
Immuniodeficiency Clinic, ECMC
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14260
Universtity of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
United States, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-6073
Clinical Trials Research Services
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15206
United States, Rhode Island
Brown Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
United States, South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29203
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University, AIDS Clinical Trials Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
United States, Texas
Nicholaos C. Bellos, MD PA
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75204
Valley AIDS Council
Harlingen, Texas, United States, 78550
Diversified Medical Practices
Houston, Texas, United States, 77027
Puerto Rico
Clinical Research P.R., Inc.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00909
Maternal Infant Studies Center (CEMI)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936-5067
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bavarian Nordic
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Edgar Turner Overton, MD Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bavarian Nordic Identifier: NCT00316589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: POX-MVA-011
Study First Received: April 19, 2006
Last Updated: September 28, 2015

Keywords provided by Bavarian Nordic:
treatment experienced
treatment vaccinia naive

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
Poxviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections processed this record on September 21, 2017