Vaccination With Autologous Dendritic Cells Pulsed With HIV-Antigens for Treatment of Patients With Chronic HIV-Infection (HIVDCVac)

This study has been completed.
Hvidovre University Hospital
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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Statens Serum Institut Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2009
Last updated: April 7, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
Phase I test of concept study: In an attempt to induce new immunity to HIV-1 during untreated HIV-1 infection the investigators have identified relatively immune silent immune subdominant HLA-A2-restricted HIV-1 CTL epitopes that fit individuals with the HLA-A2 tissue type (about 50% of peoples in Denmark). Immunising with these conserved epitopes could induce new immunity and lower viral load so the patient will live longer before AIDS or Antiviral medicine and a lower viral load will limit spread in the population. As adjuvants the investigators used patients' own autologous Dendritic Cells generated from blood cells in vitro. 12 healthy male HIV-1 infected not in therapy individuals were used for this therapeutic vaccination and tested for safety and induction of new cellular CD8 and CD4 T-cell immunity.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Biological: Peptides on autologous Dendritic Cells
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vaccination With Autologous Dendritic Cells Pulsed With HIV-Antigens for Treatment of Patients With Chronic HIV-Infection. Phase I Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: no changes in the blood Hemoglobin, leucocytes, trombocytes, serum sodium,potassium,creatinine,phosphatase, ALAT,ASAT, bilirubin,CRP. No dose limiting toxicity defined as unwanted events defined by CTC version 3 definition as greade 3 or more. [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cellular Immunity induction [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Biological: Peptides on autologous Dendritic Cells

    10 Peptides Pulsed onto 10e7 autologous macrophage-derived maturated dendritic cells administered s.c. week 0, 2, 4, 8.

    1. Gag150 RLLNAWVKV
    2. Gag433 FLGKIWPV
    3. Env 67 NIWATHACV
    4. Pol606 KLGKAGYVV
    5. Vpu66 ALVEMGHHV
    6. Vif101 GLADQLIHL
    7. Vif23 SLVKHHMYV
    Other Names:
    • Dendritic Cells
    • HIV-1 Peptides

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive male
  • Viral load >1000/ml
  • CD4 count >300
  • HLA-A2 tissue type
  • 18-50 years of age
  • Able to follow the instructions
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treated with other experimental vaccines or immune modulatig medicine
  • Other chronic infectious diseases
  • Allergy or autoimmune disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00856154

Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Statens Serum Institut
Hvidovre University Hospital
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Chair: Anders Fomsgaard, MD DMSc Statens Serum Institut
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Gitte Kronborg / MD DMSc Chief Medical Doctor, Infectious Disease Department, University Hospital Hvidovre Identifier: NCT00856154     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EudraCT2006-000102-22  EudraCT 2006-000102-22 
Study First Received: March 3, 2009
Last Updated: April 7, 2009
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Statens Serum Institut:
treatment vaccine
treatment naive

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