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Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Acceptability of PC-1005 for Vaginal Use

Information source: Population Council
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: HIV

Intervention: PC-1005 (Drug); HEC gel (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Active, not recruiting

Sponsored by: Population Council

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Craig J Hoesley, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
George W Creasy, MD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Population Council
Barbara Friedland, MPH, Study Director, Affiliation: Population Council


This Phase 1 clinical trial will evaluate MIV-150, a third generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, co-formulated with a potentially potent agent, zinc acetate for the prevention of HIV infection in women. This is the first in-human of PC-1005 (MIV-150/zinc acetate in a carrageenan gel), the first study in which females will be exposed to MIV-150, the first time MIV-150 will be administered topically, and the first time MIV-150 will be administered intravaginally.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase 1, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Acceptability of PC-1005 Microbicide Gel Formulation in HIV-seronegative Women

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome:

Safety: adverse events, serious adverse events, physical exams, and clinical laboratory parameters

Pharmacokinetics: evaluation of concentrations of MIV-150 in plasma

Secondary outcome: Assessment of acceptability and adherence of PC-1005 use in seronegative women (main study only)

Detailed description: This study will begin with a safety run-in, which is an open label, single-arm safety run-in with 5 women receiving PC-1005 once daily for 3 consecutive days. Safety and pharmacokinetics will take place after each dose. the participants from the run-in will not be eligible for the main study. The main study participants will be randomized 4: 1 to the study gels: 24 randomized to PC-1005 (active) and 6 randomized to HEC gel (placebo). The study product will be applied vaginally once daily for 14 days with clinical and laboratory assessments at baseline (enrollment) and after the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, and 14th doses, and a safety follow-up visit 7 days after the 14th dose. Participants in the run-in and main study will be requested to be sexually abstinent starting immediately after the Screening Visit until study exit.


Minimum age: 19 Years. Maximum age: 49 Years. Gender(s): Female.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Women between 19 and 49 years of age, inclusive

- Willing and able to provide written informed consent

- Healthy, based on medical history, vital signs, physical examination, urinalysis,

laboratory evaluations for genital infections and laboratory evaluations for hematology, liver and renal function with a BMI ≥18 kg/m^2 and ≤32 kg/m^2

- HIV-negative as determined by HIV ELISA test at screening

- Hepatitis B and C negative at screening

- Rapid plasma reagin negative at screening

- If HSV-2 positive, must be free from outbreaks for at least 6 months prior to


- In the absence of the use of exogenous hormone(s), have a self-reported regular

menstrual cycle, defined as having a minimum of 21 days and a maximum of 35 days between menses

- Normal Pap test at screening

- Agrees to use one form of effective contraception for the duration of the trial

- Willing to abstain from sexual intercourse/activity including receptive vaginal,

oral, digital, and anal intercourse, and the use of any vaginal products including tampons, male and female condoms, contraceptive sponges, diaphragms, cervical caps, douches, lubricants, and vibrators/dildos starting from the Screening Visit through Study Exit

- Agrees to not participate in any other clinical research trial for the duration of

this trial Exclusion Criteria:

- History of or known sensitivity/allergy to any component of either study product

- Currently pregnant or breast-feeding, or within 3 months of last pregnancy outcome

- Participation in any other clinical research trial involving investigational or

marketed products currently or within two months of participation prior to screening, including any trial of a spermicide, microbicide and/or drug

- Diagnosed with or treated for any STI (other than HSV) or pelvic inflammatory disease

in the last 3 months

- Positive test for Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis, or Trichomonas


- Symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis (BV), or urinary tract

infection (UTI) at screening

- Presence of any clinically significant genital epithelial findings such as abrasions,

ulcerations, lacerations, or vesicles suspicious for STIs at screening

- Presence of any other clinically significant abnormal physical finding on the vulva,

vaginal walls or cervix at screening

- Any clinically significant abnormal hematology, chemistry or urinalysis findings at


- Any chronic (excluding HSV-2) or progressive disease (including any known history of

cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease, autoimmune disease, blood dyscrasias, or Wilson's disease), or signs of cardiovascular disease, or renal failure, even controlled with medication

- History of hysterectomy or menopause

- Use of excluded contraceptive methods including Nuvaring®, condoms (male or female),

contraceptive sponge, diaphragm, or cervical cap (Safety Run-in and Main study)

- History of gynecological surgery or procedure within past 2 months

- History of uterine prolapse, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or urethral obstruction

within the last 3 months, including break-through bleeding requiring sanitary protection

- Known current drug abuse, including illicit drugs, or alcohol abuse

- Any other condition(s) that, in the opinion of the Investigator, might interfere with

adherence to trial requirements or evaluation of the trial objectives

- Unable to comply with study requirements, including but not limited to, attending all

study visits, using the gel as directed, observing abstinence throughout the study and use of effective contraceptives, limiting alcoholic beverages to 2 per day and caffeine to no more than 6 servings per day

- History of latex allergy

Locations and Contacts

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: May 2014
Last updated: April 29, 2015

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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