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Romidepsin Plus 3BNC117 Phase 2a Study (ROADMAP)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Rockefeller University

University Hospital of Cologne
Aarhus University Hospital

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First received: July 26, 2016
Last updated: June 9, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
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The aim of this protocol is to evaluate the effects of romidepsin plus 3BNC117 or romidepsin alone on delaying or preventing viral rebound in ART-treated HIV-1-infected individuals during an analytical interruption of ART.

Condition Intervention Phase
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Drug : 3BNC117
Drug : Romidepsin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Randomized Study of Romidepsin With or Without 3BNC117 to Evaluate the Effects on the HIV-1 Reservoir (ROADMAP)

Further study details as provided by Rockefeller University:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • Days to viral rebound during analytical treatment interruption (ATI) [ Time Frame: Week 24 to Week 36 ]
    Viral rebound is defined as HIV-1 RNA ≥ 200 copies/mL on 2 consecutive measurements during ATI. If viral rebound occurs, the date of the first measurement of HIV-1 RNA ≥ 200 copies/mL will be defined as "date of viral rebound
  • Days to reinitiation of ART in participants who restart ART before viral rebound. [ Time Frame: Week 24 to Week 36 ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of of adverse events (AE), serious adverse events (SAE), and serious unexpected serious adverse reactions (SUSAR). [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
  • Size of the functional, latent HIV-1 reservoir [ Time Frame: Day -14 and Day 154 ]
    As determined by the number of infectious units per 106 resting memory CD4+ T cells (IUPM) using a viral outgrowth assay before and after therapy. Post therapy measurements will occur after the second cycle, just before ATI.
  • Size of the proviral HIV-1 reservoir [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
    Determined by total HIV-1 DNA and episomal HIV-1 DNA (2-LTR) in circulating total CD4+ T cells at baseline, after each romidepsin cycle, prior to the ATI period (week 24), and at the end of the study (week 48).
  • Plasma HIV-1 RNA [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
    As measured by a routine clinical assay (Cobas Taqman; detection limit 20 copies/mL), a transcription mediated amplification (TMA)-based assay (detection limit 12 copies/ml) and/or a single copy assay (detection limit 1-2 copies/mL)
Other Outcome Measures:
  • HIV-1 transcriptional activity as determined by unspliced HIV-1 RNA in circulating total CD4+ T cells. [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
  • Phylogenetically compare viruses grown from PBMCs collected from participants while on ART to rebound viruses collected after ART interruption. [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
  • Plasma cytokine and immune activation biomarker levels. [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
  • Change from baseline in the capacity of NK and CD8+ T cells to mediate inhibition of viral replication ex vivo. [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
  • Absolute cell counts T and NK cells [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
    using standard cell marker panels by flow cytometry (e.g. CD3, CD4, CD8, CD45RA, CCR7 for T cells and CD16/CD56 for NK cells).
  • Phenotypic characteristics for T and NK cells [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
    Functional properties of cytotoxic T cells and NK cells will be investigated by analyzing cytokine secretion properties (e.g. IL-2, IFN-γ, TNF-α) and surface expression of CD107a/b as a surrogate marker of cytotoxic activities. CD69, CD161, NKp46, NKG2, and CD85J expression will be analysed on NK cells.

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 6, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group A
Two treatment cycles each consisting of 3BNC117 infusions (30mg/kg) + three romidepsin infusions (5mg/m2). 3BNC117 will be administered on Days 0 and 56. Romidepsin will be administered on days 2, 9, 16, 58, 65, and 72 .
Drug: 3BNC117

Intravenous Infusion of 3BNC117

Other Name: Monoclonal Antibody
Drug: Romidepsin

Intravenous Infusion of Romidepsin

Other Name: HDAC inhibitor
Experimental: Group B
Two treatment cycles each consisting of three romidepsin infusions (5mg/m2). Romidepsin will be administered on days 0, 7, 14, 56, 63, and 70 .
Drug: Romidepsin

Intravenous Infusion of Romidepsin

Other Name: HDAC inhibitor

Detailed Description:

This is a randomized interventional phase 2a trial of 3BNC117 and romidepsin in human immunodeficiency (HIV-1) infected patients on ART, conducted as a multi-center study at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, the Rockefeller University Hospital, USA, and the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.
Participants will be randomized 1:1 in a non-blinded fashion to receive one of two regimens:
A) Two treatment cycles each consisting of one 3BNC117 infusion (30mg/kg) + three romidepsin infusions (5mg/m2); or
B) Two treatment cycles each consisting of three romidepsin infusions (5mg/m2).
ART will be discontinued 16 weeks after the start of the second treatment cycle (analytical treatment interruption, ATI) and subjects will be monitored weekly for safety and viral rebound. The targeted enrollment is 30 subjects (15 per arm).
Leukapheresis will be performed before and after the two treatment cycles to guarantee sufficient material to investigate changes in the reservoir after the interventions.
The following criteria will require resumption of ART:

  • CD4+ T cell-count <350 cells/mm³ (confirmed by repeat measurement)
  • 2 consecutive plasma HIV-1 RNA measurements ≥ 200 copies/mL or above their setpoint viremia (if documented)
  • Subject request
  • Continued ART interruption will, in the opinion of the investigator or study advisers,
pose an unacceptable risk to the subject.
If HIV-1 RNA remains undetectable at week 36, subjects will be offered to continue off ART with close monitoring, in conjunction with the subject's primary medical provider, as long as HIV-1 viral rebound does not occur. ART resumption will follow same criteria as detailed above. All subjects will be followed for a total of 48 weeks from enrollment.



Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 65 Years  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults age 18-65 years with documented HIV-1 infection
  • CD4+ T-cell count >500 cells/mm3 at screening
  • On ART for a minimum of 24 months and HIV-1 RNA plasma level of < 50 copies/ml by standard assays for at least 18 months (a single viral load measurement > 50 but < 500 copies/ml during this time period is allowable).
  • Individuals on protease inhibitor or NNRTI-based regimens, or regimens containing cobicistat must be willing to switch to an integrase-inhibitor-based regimen (raltegravir or dolutegravir) prior to enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Use of systemic corticosteroids, immunosuppressive anti-cancer, or other medications considered significant by the investigators within the last 6 months
  • Pregnancy as determined by a positive urine or serum beta-hCG.
  • Participant unwilling to use two reliable contraception methods (i.e. condom with spermicide, diaphragm with spermicide, progestin-only containing intrauterine device (IUD) (eg, Mirena, Implanon, Nuva Ring), non-estrogen containing formulations of hormonal birth control drugs with condom) for the study duration.
  • Currently breast-feeding.
  • History of resistance to 2 or more classes of antiretroviral medications
  • Any medical, psychiatric, social, or occupational condition that, as judged by the investigators, would interfere with the evaluation of study objectives (such as severe alcohol or drug abuse, dementia).
  • Acute or chronic hepatitis B or C infection as indicated by the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA) in blood.
  • A history of AIDS-defining illness within 3 years prior to enrollment.
  • History of B-cell lymphoma, including CNS lymphoma
  • CD4 nadir < 200 cells/mm3
  • History of significant coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention with placement of cardiac stents, or family history of sudden death at age < 50 years.
  • ECG at screening that shows QTc >450 msec when calculated using the Fridericia formula from either lead V3 or V4, pathological Q-waves (Q-wave > 40 msec or depth > 0.4-0.5 mV), evidence of a ventricular pre-excitation syndromes, complete or incomplete LBBB or RBBB, second or third degree heart block, QRS duration > 120 msec, or bradycardia defined by sinus rate < 50 bps
  • Use of QT-prolonging medication, renal or hepatic disease, structural heart disease or left ventricular dysfunction
  • Any symptomatic or asymptomatic arrhythmia excluding sinus arrhythmia and bradycardia ≥ 50 bps.
  • Laboratory abnormalities in the parameters listed below:
    1. Absolute neutrophil count ≤ 1,000 cells/μl
    2. Hemoglobin < 11 gm/dL
    3. Platelet count < 125,000 cells/μl
    4. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) ≥ 1.25 x ULN
    5. Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) ≥ 1.25 x ULN
    6. Total bilirubin > 1.0 ULN
    7. Creatinine > 1.0 ULN
  • Any vaccination within 14 days prior to 3BNC117 administration
  • Receipt of any therapeutic HIV vaccine in the past
  • Receipt of any monoclonal antibody or HDAC inhibitor of any kind in the past.
  • Participation in another clinical study of an investigational product currently or
within past 12 weeks, or expected participation during this study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02850016


United States, New York
The Rockefeller University
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany, 50937

Sponsors and Collaborators

Rockefeller University
University Hospital of Cologne
Aarhus University Hospital


Principal Investigator: Marina Caskey, MD Rockefeller University
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Responsible Party: Rockefeller University Identifier: NCT02850016   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: MCA-0896  
Study First Received: July 26, 2016  
Last Updated: June 9, 2020  
Individual Participant Data    
Plan to Share IPD: No  

Keywords provided by Rockefeller University:

Broadly neutralizing antibody

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
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