Disease: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, HIV, (NCT03617198)
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms the immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.
Worldwide, there were about 1.7 million new cases of HIV in 2018. About 37.9 million people were living with HIV around the world in 2018, and 23.3 million of them were receiving medicines to treat HIV, called antiretroviral therapy (ART).
A Pilot Study of T Cells Genetically Modified by Zinc Finger Nucleases SB-728mR and CD4 Chimeric Antigen Receptor in HIV-infected Subjects.
This research study is being carried out to study a new way to possibly treat HIV. As part of this study, doctors will take some of your own white blood cells, called T-cells, and modify them so that they can identify and target your HIV cells. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety of these modified T cells and determine whether they have any effect on HIV infection.
Biological: CD4 CAR+CCR5 ZFN T-cells
A dual cohort, open-label, randomized study of the safety and tolerability of a single infusion of autologous T cells genetically modified to express a CD4 chimeric antigen receptor while also having zinc finger nuclease-mediated disruption of the CCR5 gene
Experimental:Cohort 1 subjects will begin treatment interruption approximately 24 hours after they receive the modified T-cells. All other study procedures are the same as Cohort 2.