February 13–16, 2017

Conference Dates and Location: 
February 22–25, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract Number: 

HPTN 069/ACTG 5305: Phase II Study of Maraviroc-Based Regimens for HIV PrEP in MSM


Roy Gulick1; Timothy J. Wilkin1; Ying Chen2; Raphael J. Landovitz3; K. R. Amico4; Alicia Young5; Paul Richardson6; Mark A. Marzinke6; Marybeth McCauley7; Kenneth H. Mayer8
1Weill Cornell Med Coll, New York, NY, USA;2Fred Hutchison Cancer Rsr Cntr, Seattle, WA, USA;3David Geffen Sch of Med at Univ of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA;4Univ of Michigan Sch of PH, Ann Arbor, MI, USA;5SCHARP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Rsr Cntr, Seattle, WA, USA;6Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, USA;7FHI 360, Washington, DC, USA;8The Fenway Inst, Fenway Hlth, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract Body: 

Maraviroc (MVC) is an HIV entry inhibitor that concentrates in the genital tract/rectum and can be given orally once-daily, making it a possible alternative PrEP agent.   

Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, multisite, safety/tolerability study of 4 regimens for HIV PrEP:  (1) MVC alone; (2) MVC + emtricitabine (FTC); (3) MVC + tenofovir (TDF); (4) TDF + FTC.  Study regimens consisted of 3 pills once-daily -- MVC 300 mg, FTC 200 mg, TDF 300 mg, with matching placebos.  Eligible participants (pts) were adult HIV-uninfected men who reported a history of condomless anal intercourse with >1 HIV-infected or unknown-status man within 90 days, and had adequate safety laboratory parameters including calculated creatinine clearance >70 ml/min.  Pts received randomized study regimens for 48 weeks with follow-up visits at weeks 2, 4, 8, and then every 8 weeks.  At each study visit, interval history, physical exam, safety laboratories, blood plasma for drug levels, and HIV and adherence counseling and testing were conducted.  All analyses were intent-to-treat; primary analyses used Kaplan-Meyer survival analysis and comparisons between study arms used chi-square, t-test, or log-rank testing.

12 HPTN and ACTG sites enrolled 406 men with a median age of 30 (range 18-70; 30% 0.5).  Calculated creatinine clearance decreased 3-8 ml/min from baseline to week 48, without differences among the study arms (p=0.6).  In a random subset of participants (n=122) at random study time points, 93% had detectable study drug plasma levels.  5 HIV seroconversions occurred: 2 had no detectable study drug levels at any study visit (1 on MVC alone, 1 on MVC+TDF), 3 others (all on MVC alone) had MVC levels of 0.7, 6.7, and 145 ng/ml (limit of quantification 0.5) at the documented seroconversion study visit; all had R5 virus and none had genotypic resistance.

Given as HIV PrEP in MSM, MVC-based regimens were comparably safe and well-tolerated versus the control regimen of TDF+FTC.  Of 5 seroconversions, 4 were associated with low or undetectable drug levels.  MVC regimens may be alternatives for oral PrEP.

Session Number: 
Session Title: 
Expanding the Toolbox for Prevention
Presenting Author: 
Roy Gulick
Presenter Institution: 
Weill Cornell Medical College
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