Clinical Trial 42053

Washington, DC 20037


Study 42053 Flyer
Click image to enlarge

This study will test the safety and immune response of a new HIV vaccine being developed by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. 

This study is being conducted at two research sites in the US and we are seeking healthy volunteers to participate at our site here at GW.

After a screening visit to confirm eligibility, the study involves 12 visits to the study clinic. Participants will receive vaccine or placebo at two study visits, about 2 months apart.  The study also involves two procedures: leukapheresis and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA). Leukapheresis is like a blood donation, where participants are hooked up to a machine and some white blood cells are filtered from your blood, while returning the rest to your circulation. FNA is a procedure where a needle, guided by ultrasound, is inserted into your lymph nodes, usually in your armpit, and lymph node cells and some fluid will be collected into the needle. These procedures are both done twice during the study. There are also follow-up visits (with blood draws and brief physical exams) and follow-up phone calls. Study participation is for about 14 months after the first vaccination.  Participants are compensated for time/travel for each visit.

Qualified Participants Must:

• Be 18-50 yrs old, in good health, living in the Washington DC metro area for the duration of the study
• Be negative for HIV
• Be at low risk of contracting HIV

Qualified Participants May Receive:

If you agree to take part in this research study, we will pay you for every study visit that you complete. You will receive $30 for the screening visit, $100 for each leukaphresis visit and each FNA visit, $75 for each vaccination visit, $25 for follow-up phone calls and $35 for follow-up clinic visits. You will receive a total of $865 if you complete the entire study.

Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.