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In this study the investigators will adapt and strengthen, test effectiveness, and explore implementation of conditional lottery incentive linkage strategies to engage men in HIV care and ART in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
HIV infection is associated to premature decline of serum testosterone. However, prevalence and biochemical characterization of hypogonadism in HIV-infected men are still to be well defined. HIV-infection is strongly associated to erectile dysfunction in men, but preliminary data suggest that it is poorly associated with serum testosterone in this context.
Prospective, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Study of Reduced-Dose Efavirenz (400 mg) Plus Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) and Lamivudine in a Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet (Combo) for Patients Receiving Co-Formulated TDF, Emtricitabine and Efavirenz (Atripla) with Viral Suppression in Taiwan
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of DTG use in HIV positive pregnant women. This is a 3-year multi-site prospective observational study. Approximately, 250 HIV positive pregnant women from potential European AIDS Treatment Network (NEAT ID) sites across Europe will be enrolled. The enrollment period will be over 2 years with a follow-up period of 1 year for outcomes. The data collected will be that obtained during routine standard of care assessments; and the subjects will not undergo any interventional study procedures.
HIV persists despite antiretroviral therapy (ART) and is associated with chronic inflammation. This inflammation is thought to prevent an effective immune response against the virus and is mediated at least in part by gut epithelial permeability and microbial translocation. HIV accumulates preferentially within Th17 cells with time on ART; these memory CD4+ T cells are highly susceptible to HIV infection and are concentrated within the gut. Vitamin D promotes gut epithelial integrity in animal models and exerts anti-inflammatory effects on the human immune system including down-modulation of Th17 cell frequency. This study will evaluate whether high dose vitamin D is able to reduce immune activation and Th17 cell frequency, to improve gut barrier integrity and the gut microbiome and reduce HIV persistence in participants on long-term suppressive ART.
The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important component in the overall strategy for prevention of HIV infection. Cabotegravir (CAB) is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor currently in development for treatment and prevention of HIV infection. CAB possesses attributes that allow formulation and delivery as a LA parenteral product. CAB is being developed as both oral and long acting (LA) injectable formulations. This study is designed to evaluate the PK, safety, tolerability, and acceptability of CAB LA in adult HIV uninfected Chinese male subjects at low risk for HIV acquisition. Eligible subjects will receive oral CAB during oral phase of the study followed by CAB LA intramuscular (IM) injection during injection phase of the study. Approximately 60 subjects will be screened, of which, approximately 48 subjects will enter the oral phase and 40 subjects will enter the injection phase of the study. The maximum study duration will be approximately 89 weeks including oral phase, injection phase and follow-up phase.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of PC-1005 gel when used as a rectal microbicide in HIV-uninfected men and women (cis or transgender) with a history of consensual receptive anal intercourse.
The non-maintenance of ART adherence is a major barrier to the achievement of optimal treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV. ART adherence is a challenge among adolescents living with HIV because of lack of appropriate information, their unique emotional state and lifestyles but the most commonly quoted challenge to adherence is forgetting to take antiretroviral drugs. There is evidence to suggest that short message service (SMS) reminder- interventions may enhance drug compliance among adolescents living with other chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes. Available literature underscores the need for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of effective interventions to promote ART adherence among adolescents with HIV. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of interactive and tailored SMS reminders on ART adherence among adolescents (15-19 years) living with HIV in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study hypothesizes that the use of personal mobile phones and SMS reminders for the improvement of ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV are feasible, acceptable, and effective. A single-blind, parallel-design (ratio 1:1), and multi-center RCT of 230 adolescent living with HIV who are non-adherent to medications will be conducted over a one-year period in Southwest Nigeria. All the participants will receive routine adherence counseling during clinic visits and one SMS reminder each for follow-up appointments 48 hours and 24 hours before the follow-up visit date. The intervention group will also receive daily ART adherence reminder SMS. Participants will be assessed at baseline and during follow-up visits at 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20 weeks after the baseline. Baseline assessment of participants will include socio-demographic characteristics; HIV/AIDS risk behaviour assessment, Alcohol and Drug abuse assessment, Client Satisfaction Survey, ART adherence assessment, CD4count and viral load assessments. ART adherence and client satisfaction will be assessed at each follow-up visit while CD4count and viral load assessments will be done at baseline and at 20th week. It is possible that tailored SMS reminders will mitigate the barrier of forgetfulness in ART-adherence and lead to improved drug compliance, viral suppression, and quality of life among adolescents living with HIV.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and serum concentrations of a human monoclonal antibody, VRC-HIVMAB075-00-AB (VRC07-523LS), administered in multiple doses and routes to healthy, HIV-uninfected adults.
This study will evaluate the effects of tamoxifen exposure in combination with vorinostat on viral reactivation among HIV-1 infected post-menopausal women with virologic suppression on antiretroviral therapy (ART), when compared to vorinostat alone.