Male or female; 18 years of age and over.
Women of child bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks prior to immunization and must agree to use an active form of birth control during participation. Men should exercise appropriate contraceptive measures while participating on the study.
Ability and willingness to sign an informed consent.
Adequate venous access as assessed by the Principal or Associate Investigators.
Willingness to comply with the protocol requirements and visit schedule.
HIV seropositivity on Elisa, confirmed with Western Blot.
No use or a stable use of an FDA-approved antiviral drug regimen for at least one month.
Life expectancy greater than 6 months.
Healthy (all clinical and laboratory tests should be in the normal range).
No signs and/or other laboratory evidence of immunodeficiency. These include a history of persistent or recurrent infections, infections with unusual organisms or autoimmunity.
No prior immunization with bacteriophage phi X 174.
No current active opportunistic infection.
No use of immune -based therapies or other experimental agents, corticosteroids (at doses greater than 25 mg/d of prednisone for more than 4 weeks) or any other immunosuppressive drugs within 6 months prior to enrollment.
No history of severe asthma defined by the need for intermittent or continuous corticosteroid therapy.