A Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of a Vaginal Insert Containing Tenofovir Alafenamide and Elvitegravir Completed

Brief description: The purpose of this Phase I study is to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of a combination vaginal insert containing tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and elvitegravir (EVG). This study will be the first-in-human study for a vaginally administered TAF/EVG insert and will evaluate safety, PK and PD after a single dose. It is hypothesized that the combination insert will be safe and well-tolerated by study participants and that the insert will offer an expanded window of preventive activity and a regimen with flexibility and forgiveness.

Detailed description: This Phase I study aims to complete at least 16 healthy, non-pregnant, HIV-uninfected women aged 18-50 years who are not at risk for pregnancy and are at low risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at one clinical site. The study will examine the safety, PK, PD, disintegration, and acceptability of vaginal inserts containing the combination of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and elvitegravir (EVG). Participants will be randomized (1:1) into one of two sample collection time point groups: [Timepoint group 1: 4 and 48 hours after using the single combination insert] or [Timepoint group 2: 24 and 72 hours after using the single combination insert] There will be 5 scheduled visits: Visit 1 (Screening/Enrollment): Volunteers will be consented and undergo tests and procedures to confirm they are eligible to continue in the study. Visit 2 (Baseline): Once it has been confirmed that participants are eligible and willing to continue, they will be asked to complete a short baseline questionnaire about the insert. Participants will be randomized to Timepoint group 1 or Timepoint group 2 for sample collection and will then undergo baseline sampling [cervicovaginal (CV) fluid and tissue]. Visit 3 (Insert use and sampling): Participants will use a single combination insert of TAF/EVG in the clinic. Depending upon timepoint randomization, percentage disintegration of the vaginal inserts will be assessed at either 4 hours or 24 hours, and PK and PD sample collection (plasma, CV fluid, and CV tissue) will occur. Participants will also be asked to complete a short acceptability questionnaire. Visit 4 (Post-Dose Sampling): Participants will undergo sample collection of blood for safety and PK evaluations; and CV fluid and CV tissue for PK at either 48 hours or 72 hours depending upon timepoint randomization. Visit 5 (Post-Dose Sampling): Participants will undergo a PK sample collection (CV fluid) 7 (±2) days post dose. Participants will be asked about adverse events and concomitant medications taken. Participants will then be exited from the study, unless they have symptoms that require follow-up. There will be 5 scheduled visits over approximately 1-3 months.

date/time interval

  • December 10, 2018 - March 20, 2019