Phase IIIb, Double-blind, Randomized, Controlled Study to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Safety of GSK Biologicals' HPV-16/18 VLP/AS04 Vaccine Administered Intramuscularly at 0, 1, 6 Months in Healthy Indian Female Subjects Aged 18-35 Yrs
All subjects must satisfy the following criteria at study entry:
- Subjects who the investigator believes that they can and will comply with the
requirements of the protocol should be enrolled in the study.
- A female between, and including, 18 and 35 years of age at the time of the first
- Written informed consent obtained from the subject.
- Healthy subjects as established by medical history and clinical examination before
entering into the study.
- Subjects must have a negative urine pregnancy test.
- Subjects of childbearing potential at the time of study entry must be abstinent or
must be using adequate contraceptive precautions for 30 days prior to vaccination and
must agree to continue such precautions for two months after completion of the
The following criteria should be checked at the time of study entry. If any apply, the
subject must not be included in the study:
- Use of any investigational or non-registered product (drug or vaccine) other than the
study vaccine/ control within 30 days preceding the first dose of study vaccine/
control, or planned use during the study period.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Planning to become pregnant or likely to become pregnant.
- Chronic administration of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within
six months prior to the first vaccine dose.
- Planned administration/administration of a vaccine not foreseen by the study protocol
within 30 days (Days 1 to 30) before and 30 days (Day 0- Day 29) after the first dose
of vaccine. Administration of routine meningococcal, hepatitis B, inactivated
influenza, diphtheria/tetanus and/or diphtheria/tetanus-containing vaccine up to 8
days before the first dose of study vaccine is allowed.
- Previous administration of components of the investigational vaccine.
- Previous vaccination against HPV.
- Any medically diagnosed or suspected immunodeficient condition based on medical
history and physical examination.
- History of allergic disease, suspected allergy or reactions likely to be exacerbated
by any component of the study vaccines.
- Hypersensitivity to latex.
- Known acute or chronic, clinically significant neurologic, hepatic or renal
functional pulmonary, cardiovascular abnormality, as determined by previous physical
examination or laboratory tests.
- History of chronic condition(s) requiring treatment.
- Administration of immunoglobulins and/or any blood product within three months
preceding the first dose of study vaccine/ control or planned administration during
the study period. Enrolment will be deferred until condition is resolved.
- Acute disease at the time of enrolment. Acute disease is defined as the presence of a
moderate or severe illness with or without fever.