Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of HIV-1 BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 with TLR agonist and/or alum adjuvants in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 50 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

General and Demographic Criteria

- Age of 18 through 50 years, inclusive

- Access to a participating HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) clinical research site (CRS) and willingness to be followed for the planned duration of the study

- Ability and willingness to provide informed consent

- Assessment of understanding: volunteer demonstrates understanding of this; completes a questionnaire prior to first vaccination with verbal demonstration of understanding of all questionnaire items answered incorrectly

- Agrees not to enroll in another study of an investigational research agent until after the final study contact.

- Good general health as shown by medical history, physical exam, and screening laboratory tests

HIV-Related Criteria:

- Willingness to receive HIV test results

- Willingness to discuss HIV infection risks and amenable to HIV risk reduction counseling

- Assessed by the clinic staff as being at "low risk" for HIV infection and committed to maintaining behavior consistent with low risk of HIV exposure through the last required protocol clinic visit (see study protocol for more information)

Laboratory Inclusion Values

Hemogram/Complete blood count (CBC)

- Hemoglobin

- ≥ 11.0 g/dL for volunteers who were assigned female sex at birth

- ≥ 13.0 g/dL for volunteers who were assigned male sex at birth and transgender males who have been on hormone therapy for more than 6 consecutive months

- ≥ 12.0 g/dL for transgender females who have been on hormone therapy for more than 6 consecutive months

- For transgender volunteers who have been on hormone therapy for less than 6 consecutive months, determine hemoglobin eligibility based on the sex assigned at birth.

- White blood cell count = 2,500 to 12,000 cells/mm^3 with normal differential, or differential approved by Investigator of Record (IoR) or designee as not clinically significant

- Total lymphocyte count ≥ 650 cells/mm^3 with normal differential, or differential approved by IoR or designee as not clinically significant

- Remaining differential either within institutional normal range or with IoR or designee approval

- Platelets = 125,000 to 550,000 cells/mm^3

Chemistry

- Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 1.25 times the institutional upper limit of normal

- Creatinine < 1.1 times the institutional upper limit of normal

Virology

- Negative HIV-1 and -2 blood test: US volunteers must have a negative U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved enzyme immunoassay (EIA) or chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA).

- Negative hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)

- Negative anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV), or negative HCV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) if the anti-HCV is positive

Urine

- Normal urine:

- Negative or trace urine protein, and

- Negative or trace urine hemoglobin (If trace hemoglobin is present on dipstick, a microscopic urinalysis with red blood cells levels within institutional normal range,)

Reproductive Status

- Volunteers who were assigned female sex at birth: negative serum or urine beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) pregnancy test at screening (ie, prior to randomization) and prior to study product administration or any optional study procedure (eg, leukapheresis, fine needle aspirate, bone marrow aspiration, mucosal secretion collection or mucosal biopsy) on the day of study product administration or procedure. Persons who are NOT of reproductive potential due to having undergone hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy (verified by medical records), are not required to undergo pregnancy testing.

- Reproductive status: A volunteer who was assigned female sex at birth:

- Must agree to use effective contraception for sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy from at least 21 days prior to enrollment until 6 months after the final study vaccination. Effective contraception is defined as using the following methods:

- Condoms (male or female) with or without a spermicide,

- Diaphragm or cervical cap with spermicide,

- Intrauterine device (IUD),

- Hormonal contraception,

- Tubal ligation, or

- Any other contraceptive method approved by the HVTN 137 Protocol Safety Review Team (PSRT)

- Successful vasectomy in any partner assigned male sex at birth (considered successful if a volunteer reports that a male partner has [1] documentation of azoospermia by microscopy, or [2] a vasectomy more than 2 years ago with no resultant pregnancy despite sexual activity postvasectomy);

- Or not be of reproductive potential, such as having reached menopause (no menses for 1 year) or having undergone hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy;

- Or be sexually abstinent.

- Volunteers who were assigned female sex at birth must also agree not to seek pregnancy through alternative methods, such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization until 3 months after the last vaccination.

Exclusion Criteria

General

- Blood products received within 120 days before first vaccination

- Investigational research agents received within 30 days before first vaccination

- Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40; or BMI ≥ 35 with 2 or more of the following: age > 45, systolic blood pressure > 140 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure > 90 mm Hg, current smoker, known hyperlipidemia

- Intent to participate in another study of an investigational research agent or any other study that requires non-HVTN HIV antibody testing during the planned duration of the HVTN 137 study

- Pregnant or breastfeeding

- Active duty and reserve US military personnel

Vaccines and other Injections

- HIV vaccine(s) received in a prior HIV vaccine trial. For volunteers who have received control/placebo in an HIV vaccine trial, the HVTN 137 PSRT will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

- Previous receipt of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), whether licensed or investigational; the HVTN 137 PSRT will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis

- Non-HIV experimental vaccine(s) received within the last 1 year in a prior vaccine trial. Exceptions may be made by the HVTN 137 PSRT for vaccines that have subsequently undergone licensure by the FDA. For volunteers who have received control/placebo in an experimental vaccine trial, the HVTN 137 PSRT will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. For volunteers who have received an experimental vaccine(s) greater than 1 year ago, eligibility for enrollment will be determined by the HVTN 137 PSRT on a case-by-case basis.

- Live attenuated vaccines received within 30 days before first vaccination or scheduled within 30 days after injection (eg, measles, mumps, and rubella [MMR]; oral polio vaccine [OPV]; varicella; yellow fever; live attenuated influenza vaccine)

- Any vaccines that are not live attenuated vaccines and were received within 14 days prior to first vaccination or scheduled for 14 days after injection (eg, tetanus, pneumococcal, hepatitis virus A or B)

- Previous receipt of HEPLISAV, Shingrix, or RTS,S/AS01B/Mosquirix vaccine received within 30 days prior to first vaccination or scheduled for 30 days after injection.

- Allergy treatment with antigen injections within 30 days before first vaccination or that are scheduled within 14 days after first vaccination

Immune System

- Immunosuppressive medications received within 168 days before first vaccination (Not exclusionary: [1] corticosteroid nasal spray; [2] inhaled corticosteroids; [3] topical corticosteroids for mild, uncomplicated dermatologic condition; or [4] a single course of oral/parenteral prednisone or equivalent at doses ≤ 60 mg/day and length of therapy < 11 days with completion at least 30 days prior to enrollment)

- Serious adverse reactions to vaccines or to vaccine components, including history of anaphylaxis and related symptoms such as hives, respiratory difficulty, angioedema, and/or abdominal pain. (Not excluded from participation: a volunteer who had a non-anaphylactic adverse reaction to pertussis vaccine as a child.)

- Immunoglobulin received within 60 days before first vaccination (for mAb see criterion above)

- Autoimmune disease, current or history (Not exclusionary: mild, well-controlled psoriasis)

- AESIs: Volunteers who currently have, or have a history of, any condition that could be considered an AESI for the product(s) administered in this protocol (representative examples are listed in the study protocol)

- Immunodeficiency

Clinically significant medical conditions

- Clinically significant medical condition, physical examination findings, clinically significant abnormal laboratory results, or past medical history with clinically significant implications for current health. A clinically significant condition or process includes but is not limited to:

- A process that would affect the immune response,

- A process that would require medication that affects the immune response,

- Any contraindication to repeated injections or blood draws,

- A condition that requires active medical intervention or monitoring to avert grave danger to the volunteer's health or well-being during the study period,

- A condition or process for which signs or symptoms could be confused with reactions to vaccine, or

- Any condition specifically listed among the exclusion criteria below.

- Any medical, psychiatric, occupational, or other condition that, in the judgment of the investigator, would interfere with, or serve as a contraindication to, protocol adherence, assessment of safety or reactogenicity, or a volunteer's ability to give informed consent

- Psychiatric condition that precludes compliance with the protocol. Specifically excluded are persons with psychoses within the past 3 years, ongoing risk for suicide, or history of suicide attempt or gesture within the past 3 years.

- Current anti-tuberculosis (TB) prophylaxis or therapy

- Asthma other than mild, well-controlled asthma (Symptoms of asthma severity as defined in the most recent National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Expert Panel report). Exclude a volunteer who:

- Uses a short-acting rescue inhaler (typically a beta 2 agonist) daily, or

- Uses moderate/high dose inhaled corticosteroids, or

- In the past year has either of the following:

- Greater than 1 exacerbation of symptoms treated with oral/parenteral corticosteroids;

- Needed emergency care, urgent care, hospitalization, or intubation for asthma

- Diabetes mellitus type 1 or type 2 (Not exclusionary: type 2 cases controlled with diet alone or a history of isolated gestational diabetes.)

- Thyroidectomy, or thyroid disease requiring medication during the last 12 months

- Hypertension:

- If a person has been found to have elevated blood pressure or hypertension during screening or previously, exclude for blood pressure that is not well controlled. Well-controlled blood pressure is defined in this protocol as consistently < 140 mm Hg systolic and ≤ 90 mm Hg diastolic, with or without medication, with only isolated, brief instances of higher readings, which must be ≤ 150 mm Hg systolic and ≤ 100 mm Hg diastolic. For these volunteers, blood pressure must be ≤ 140 mm Hg systolic and ≤ 90 mm Hg diastolic at enrollment.

- If a person has NOT been found to have elevated blood pressure or hypertension during screening or previously, exclude for systolic blood pressure ≥ 150 mm Hg at enrollment or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100 mm Hg at enrollment.

- Bleeding disorder (eg, factor deficiency, coagulopathy, or platelet disorder requiring special precautions)

- Malignancy (Not excluded from participation: Volunteer who has had malignancy excised surgically and who, in the investigator's estimation, has a reasonable assurance of sustained cure, or who is unlikely to experience recurrence of malignancy during the period of the study)

- Seizure disorder: History of seizure(s) within past three years. Also exclude if volunteer has used medications in order to prevent or treat seizure(s) at any time within the past 3 years.

- Asplenia: any condition resulting in the absence of a functional spleen

- History of generalized urticaria, angioedema, or anaphylaxis. (Not exclusionary: angioedema or anaphylaxis to a known trigger with at least 5 years since last reaction to demonstrate satisfactory avoidance of trigger.)

Study Design

Phase
Phase 1
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Sequential Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Part A, Group 1 (T1): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + 3M-052-AF + Alum
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with 1 mcg of 3M-052-AF and 500 mcg of Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension (Alum), as one intramuscular (IM) injection at Months 0 and 2.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: 3M-052-AF
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: Alum (Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension)
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Part A, Group 1 (P1): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0 and 2.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection
Experimental
Part A, Group 2 (T2): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + 3M-052-AF + Alum
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with 5 mcg of 3M-052-AF and 500 mcg of Alum, as one IM injection at Months 0 and 2.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: 3M-052-AF
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: Alum (Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension)
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Part A, Group 2 (P2): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0 and 2.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection
Experimental
Part B, Group 3 (T3): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + CpG 1018 + Alum
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with 300 mcg of CpG 1018 and 500 mcg of Alum, as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: CpG 1018
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: Alum (Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension)
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Part B, Group 3 (P3): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection
Experimental
Part B, Group 4 (T4): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + 3M-052-AF + Alum
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with either 1 mcg or 5 mcg of 3M-052-AF (the highest tolerated dose from Part A), and 500 mcg of Alum, as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: 3M-052-AF
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: Alum (Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension)
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Group 4 (P4): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection
Experimental
Part B, Group 5 (T5): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + GLA-LSQ
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with GLA-LSQ (GLA 5 mcg, and QS-21 2 mcg), as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: GLA-LSQ
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Part B, Group 5 (P5): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection
Experimental
Part B, Group 6 (T6): BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 + Alum
Participants will receive 100 mcg of BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140, admixed with 500 mcg of Alum, administered as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140
    Administered by IM injection
  • Biological: Alum (Aluminum Hydroxide Suspension)
    Administered by IM injection
Placebo Comparator
Part B, Group 6 (P6): Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as one IM injection at Months 0, 2, and 6.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Administered by IM injection

Recruiting Locations

Alabama CRS
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Contact:
Faye Heard, M.P.H.
205-996-4405
fhoward@uabmc.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Study Contact

Detailed Description

This study will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of HIV-1 BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 with TLR agonist and/or alum adjuvants in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults.

The study will be conducted in two parts (Part A and B). Part A will include two groups (Groups 1 and 2) and Part B will include four groups (Groups 3, 4, 5, and 6).

Participants in Part A will be randomly assigned to receive the BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 vaccine admixed with 3M-052-AF and alum adjuvant or to receive placebo. Part A participants will be enrolled sequentially in Groups 1 and 2 for dose escalation.

Participants in Part B will be randomly assigned to Groups 3, 4, 5, or 6, to receive the BG505 SOSIP.664 gp140 vaccine with an adjuvant (the specific adjuvant will vary by group) or to receive placebo.

Participants in Part A will attend 8 months of scheduled clinic visits, and they will be contacted by study staff at Month 14 for follow-up health monitoring. Participants in Part B will attend 18 months of scheduled clinic visits.

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