Last updated on December 2019

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Against Chronic Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Infection


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Genital Herpes
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18 years at the time of signing informed consent.
  2. Signed informed consent for participation in the study.
  3. Understanding, ability, and willingness to fully comply with study interventions and restrictions.
  4. Seropositive for HSV-2.
  5. History of chronic recurrent anogenital HSV-2 infection with 4 outbreaks ( 2 under standard suppressive antiviral therapy) in the last year with no active lesion at time of enrolment. Patients with acute lesion(s) can be enrolled when the previous lesion is healed off.
  6. No use of any HSV-suppressant therapy (both approved drugs and non-approved drugs including OTC drugs) including topical applications at least 7 days prior to enrolment.
  7. Willingness to not use any topical or systemic anti-HSV therapy (both approved drugs and non-approved drugs including OTC) during the study apart from the study medication.
  8. Willingness to not use any topical HSV treatment upon lesion development as well as avoid any manipulation or physical impact, e.g., cooling of the lesion particularly in the prodromal stage.
  9. Medical assessment with no clinically significant morbidities or abnormalities as per judgement of the investigator.
  10. Women of child-bearing potential (WCBP) must have a negative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (-HCG) urine and/or blood test at screening and within 72 hours before receiving study treatment.
  11. Willingness to use two independent effective contraceptive methods for 3 months after Visit 1. Male participants and partners of female participants have to use a condom during sexual intercourse or intimacy to reduce the probability of sexually transmitted infection.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who do not develop a lesion during the 28-day swabbing period and 3 months (90 days) afterwards (i.e., within 4 months after screening).
  2. Medical history or current physical illnesses/medical conditions that constitute an unacceptable risk for study participation in the judgment of the investigator (e.g., clinically significant autoimmune disorder, active infection, uncontrolled medical conditions or organ system dysfunction that, in the investigator's opinion, could compromise the patient's safety or put the study outcomes at risk, such as uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled coronary heart disease, uncontrolled psychiatric condition).
  3. Patients with herpes keratitis.
  4. Immunomodulatory therapy including topical (e.g., rectal, vaginal, cutaneous, etc.) and/or oral and/or parenteral and/or inhaling steroids within 28 days before start of study treatment.
  5. Any condition that precludes the sampling of up to 200 mL (additional 150 mL in case of optional participation for exploratory objective (T-cell response)) blood over the duration of the study.
  6. Known resistance to or intolerance of valaciclovir or active substance or excipients of the study medication.
  7. Positive HIV antibody screen, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection screen, or hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen.
  8. Any known history of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions.
  9. Participation in any clinical study within the last 30 days prior to enrolment.
  10. Prior participation in this or other clinical study with HDIT101.
  11. Pregnant or breast-feeding women.
  12. Prior malignant disease except basal cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ which has been successfully cured more than 5 years before enrolment.
  13. Hemoglobin (Hb) < 10 g/dL.
  14. Creatinine (Crea) clearance (Cl) < 40 mL/min (Cockcroft-Gault equation will be used)
  15. Bilirubin > upper limit of normal (ULN) x 2, except patients with known Morbus Meulengracht.
  16. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and/or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > ULN x 3.

Recruitment Status: Open


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