There are about 100 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Botswana. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, tolerability, and acceptability of a long-acting injectable Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine in Virologically Suppressed Children Living with HIV-1, Two to Less Than 12 Years of Age
The goal of this observational study is to longitudinally investigating subjects with inaugural acute optic neuritis (ON). The main questions it aims to answer are: - Does the time to corticosteroid treatment affect the visual outcome at 6 months in subjects with acute multiple sclerosis (MS)-, aquaporin 4-IgG positive (AQP4-IgG+) and myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-IgG positive (MOG-IgG+) ON? - How differ clinical, structural, and laboratory biomarkers in subjects with acute ON, including clinical isolated syndrome (CIS), MS-ON, AQP4-IgG+ON, MOG-IgG+ON and seronegative non-MS-ON? Participants will undergo - clinical examination, including clinical history, neurovisual and neurological tests - serum and cerebrospinal fluid examination - optical coherence tomography (OCT) - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - assessment of depression, pain, quality of life through validated questionnaires Researchers will compare subjects with MS-ON, AQP4-IgG+ON, MOG-IgG+ON and other ON (CIS, seronegative non-MS-ON) to detect diagnostic and predictive markers for the disease course.
The study aims to assess safety and tolerability of oral toll-like receptor (TLR) 8 agonist Selgantolimod (SLGN) administered for 24 weeks in participants with both CHB and HIV who have been receiving suppressive antiviral therapy for both viruses for ≥5 years and have qHBsAg level >1000 (3 log10) IU/mL at screening. The study will also evaluate if TLR8 stimulation with SLGN will reduce hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) titers in the blood.
Aim: To explore the effectiveness of psychoeducation and problem-solving (Life-steps) on depression and adherence in HIV-infected adolescents. Methods: Forty-two adolescents were randomized into 21 controls and 21 intervention groups. The intervention group was exposed to 5-week sessions of life steps applied by a lay counselor. The PHQ-9 and visual analog scale (VAS) were used to measure the outcomes: depression and adherence. They were applied at baseline, 5-weeks, and 24 weeks post-intervention.
The InterCARE research project proposes to leverage a successful national ART program to develop an effective package to improve the uptake of established effective hypertension and CVD risk factors management interventions among PLWHIV in Botswana and other low- and middle-income countries. Being the first project of its kind in Botswana, if successful, the InterCARE package could be readily rolled out to health facilities nationwide to diagnose, treat, track, and support the estimated 25-30% Batswana with hypertension.
This study is being conducted to explore the feasibility of implementing targeted birth HIV testing of high-risk neonates using facility-based point-of-care (POC) HIV diagnostics, and to improve the ability to implement the best standard-of-care treatment possible. Infants found to be HIV infected will be immediately offered enrollment into a dolutegravir (DTG) antiretroviral treatment study cohort (if maternal consent is granted) or referred for treatment at a government facility. Infants who enter the study treatment cohort will be prospectively followed through 96 weeks of age. ART will follow Botswana guidelines.
The study will evaluate the clinical efficacy of different dosing regimens of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (100 mcg) in preventing COVID-19 disease in people who are living with HIV or have comorbidities associated with elevated risk of severe COVID-19, with the different vaccine regimens assessed determined by whether the participant had evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection at enrollment.
IMPAACT 2028 is an observational prospective study to characterize a cohort of early treated children who may participate in future research related to HIV remission or cure. Up to approximately 250 participants will be in the study for approximately seven years. No intervention is provided in the study.
This study will test the effectiveness of a phone-based big sister/big brother program designed to provide health information and support, reduce school dropouts, and promote safer relationships. The program's goal is to create a phone-based safe space, to ensure adolescents remained connected with access to support and health information during COVID lockdowns.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy (how well the medicines work) and tolerability (whether participants stop treatment because of side effects from a drug or treatment) of an anti-TB treatment regimen that compares two doses of linezolid (LZD), combined with bedaquiline (BDQ), delamanid (DLM), and clofazimine (CFZ). This study will also measure the level of these medicines in the participants' blood.