Safety and Efficacy of 4 Investigational HSV 2 Vaccines in Adults With Recurrent Genital Herpes Caused by HSV 2

Clinical Trial ID: NCT04222985

Description

The primary objectives of the study are: - To describe the safety profile of different investigational vaccine regimens against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). - To evaluate the efficacy of the investigational vaccine regimens with respect to: - the frequency of herpes simplex virus (HSV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) detection in the genital area (shedding rate) following a 2 dose vaccine schedule - the proportion of participants free of HSV genital recurrence at 6 months after the 2-dose vaccine schedule The secondary objectives of the study are: - To describe the impact of each of the investigational vaccine regimens in terms of total number of days with genital lesion up to 6 months after vaccination 2 and number of recurrences 60 days after the second vaccination compared with the placebo group - To describe the efficacy of each of the investigational vaccine regimens with respect to the frequency of HSV DNA detection in the genital area (shedding rate) 60 days following the first vaccination visit plus 60 days following the second vaccination visit compared with the placebo group - To describe the efficacy of each of the investigational vaccine regimens with respect to the frequency of HSV DNA detection in the genital area (shedding rate) 60 days following the first vaccination visit compared with the placebo group

Study duration per participant is approximately 16 months


Criteria

Inclusion criteria : - Aged 18 to 55 years on the day of inclusion - Informed consent form has been signed and dated - Able to attend all scheduled visits and to comply with all trial procedures - In good general health with absence of significant health problems as determined by medical history, physical examination, and laboratory screening performed during screening visits - HSV-2 seropositive confirmed by Western blot - A history of established HSV-2 infection ≥ 1 year - A history of at least 2 and no more than 9 reported HSV clinical recurrences in the prior 12 months, or, if currently on suppressive therapy, history of at least 2 and no more than 9 reported clinical recurrences in the 12 months prior to initiation suppressive therapy - For Part A and Part B, the participant is willing to refrain from using suppressive antiviral therapy starting 5 days before the first vaccination visit and up to 6 months after the second vaccination visit; and for Part B, throughout the 3, 60-day swabbing periods, and up to 6 months after the second vaccination visit - For Part A and Part B, the participant is willing to refrain from using antiviral therapy to treat recurrences starting 5 days before V01 and up to 6 months after the second vaccination visit; and for Part B, throughout the 3, 60-day swabbing periods (i.e., up to 60 days after the second vaccination visit) Exclusion criteria: - For Part A, the participant is pregnant, or lactating, or of childbearing potential and not using an effective method of contraception or abstinence from at least 4 weeks prior to the first vaccination until at least 6 months after the last vaccination. To be considered of non-childbearing potential, a female must be post-menopausal for at least 1 year, or surgically sterile. - For Part B, the participant is pregnant, or lactating, or of childbearing potential and not using an effective method of contraception or abstinence with her/his partner from at least 4 weeks before the enrollment visit until at least 6 months after the last vaccination. To be considered of non-childbearing potential, a female must be post-menopausal for at least 1 year, or surgically sterile. - Participants whose female partners are pregnant at the time of enrollment or plan to become pregnant between study entry through 12 weeks (for Part A) and 6 months (for Part B) after the second vaccination visit. - Participation at the time of study enrollment (or in the 4 weeks preceding the first trial vaccination) or planned participation during the present trial period in another clinical trial investigating a vaccine, drug, medical device, or medical procedure - Deprived of freedom by an administrative or court order, or in an emergency setting, or hospitalized involuntarily - Receipt of any vaccine in the 4 weeks preceding the first study vaccination or planned receipt of any vaccine in the 4 weeks before and/or following any trial vaccination except for influenza vaccination, which may be received at a gap of at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after any study vaccination - Current alcohol abuse or drug addiction - Positive serologic test or polymerase chain reaction for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection - Positive hepatitis B surface antigen - Positive antibody for hepatitis C virusribonucleic acid and positive hepatitis C test - Severe active infection or serious HSV-2 related medical conditions on the day of enrollment that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would prevent study completion - Active genital herpes determined by the presence of outbreaks (genital lesions) at the time of enrollment. A prospective subject should not be included in the trial until 24 hours after the outbreak has resolved (the lesions have completely disappeared) - Hemoglobin, white blood cell count with differential, platelet count, renal function tests (serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen), liver function tests, creatine phosphokinase and C-reactive protein screening laboratory results that fall into the range of values that are Grade 2 or greater as per the study toxicity grading scale for this study. Also the range of values that are Grade 1 and are deemed clinically significant in the opinion of the Investigator (Grade 1 values deemed not clinically significant may be enrolled at the Investigator's discretion) - Previous vaccination against HSV infection with either the trial vaccine or another vaccine against HSV - History of HSV infection of the eye (e.g., herpes simplex interstitial keratitis or uveitis) - History of eczema herpeticum - History of herpes-associated erythema multiforme - History of lesions caused by HSV on either arm - History of any autoimmune disorder - Known or suspected congenital or acquired immunodeficiency; or receipt of immunosuppressive therapy, such as anti-cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy, within the preceding 6 months; or long-term systemic corticosteroid therapy (prednisone or equivalent for more than 2 consecutive weeks within the past 3 months) - Receipt of immune globulins, blood or blood-derived products in the past 3 months - Thrombocytopenia or bleeding disorder, contraindicating IM vaccination based on Investigator's judgment - Known systemic hypersensitivity to any of the vaccine components, or history of a life-threatening reaction to the vaccines used in the trial or to a vaccine containing any of the same substances - Known allergy or intolerance to nickel - Known allergy or intolerance to acyclovir or valacyclovir - Identified as an Investigator or employee of the Investigator or study center with direct involvement in the proposed study, or identified as an immediate family member (i.e., parent, spouse, natural or adopted child) of the Investigator or employee with direct involvement in the proposed study - Chronic illness or other conditions that, in the opinion of the Investigator, is at a stage where it might interfere with trial conduct or completion - Moderate or severe acute illness/infection (according to the Investigator's judgment) on the day of vaccination or febrile illness (temperature ≥ 100.4 °F (≥ 38 °C). The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a participant's potential participation in a clinical trial.

  • Start Date

    2020-01-30

  • Last Updated

    2020-01-07

  • Sponsor

    Immune Design

  • Condition Name

    Genital Herpes

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