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Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials

The following searchable list includes all the Division of Infectious Diseases - Department of Medicine clinical trials currently looking for participants. Please feel free to contact us with inquiries about any of our ongoing research.

Trials
A5320: Viral Hepatitis C Infection Long-term Cohort Study (V-HICS)
This study will help to understand the impact of successful (sustained viral response, SVR) or unsuccessful hepatitis C treatment on a person’s health over many years. It will also help us understand how long resistance to new hepat…
This study will help to understand the impact of successful (sustained viral response, SVR) or unsuccessful hepatitis C treatment on a person’s health over many years. It will also help us understand how long resistance to new hepatitis C medications lasts and whether it affects future hepatitis C treatments. This is an observational study and does NOT provide any Hepatitis C or HIV treatment.
Persons who were treated with an oral direct acting anti-viral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C, but did NOT have a successful response to treatment (non-SVR) (enrollment is closed to persons with successful response to treatment); Hepatitis C mono-infected OR Hepatitis C and HIV co-infected;
Taiwo, Babafemi OTaiwo, Babafemi O
STU00090304
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Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV – REPRIEVE (A5332)/ A5333s: Effects of Pitavastatin on Coronary Artery Disease and Inflammatory Biomarkers: Mechanistic Substudy of REPRIEVE/A5361s: Pitavastatin to REduce Physical Function Impairment and Frailty in HIV (PREPARE)
People infected wi…
People infected with HIV are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). REPRIEVE is a large double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of pitavastatin or placebo for about 72 months. The trial is testing the effect of statin therapy on preventing heart disease and death in HIV-infected persons on HIV medications who do not meet guidelines for starting statins. HIV causes inflammation (irritation) inside the body that may contribute to diseases such as heart disease. HIV medications can lower inflammation, however the levels of inflammation can remain higher compared to people who are not infected with HIV. Statins, such as pitavastatin, are medications that are used to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fat in the blood) and have been shown to lower levels of inflammation and heart disease.
• HIV infected men and women between the ages of 40 and 75
• On anti-HIV medications for at least 6 months
• CD4 cell count greater than 100
• No history of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, stroke, etc.
• No history of cancer in the last 3 years
• Not currently using a statin drug
Taiwo, Babafemi OTaiwo, Babafemi O
NCT02344290 STU00200323
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A5324: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial Comparing Antiretroviral Intensification with Maraviroc and Dolutegravir with No Intensification or Intensification with Dolutegravir Alone for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in HIV
A5324 is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-con…
A5324 is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study for HIV-infected individuals with an undetectable HIV viral load who have at least mild neurocognitive impairment. Participants will be randomized to add either maraviroc plus dolutegravir, dolutegravir alone, or placebo to their current anti-HIV medications. The main purpose of the study is to see if intensification with maraviroc and dolutegravir will improve neurocognitive performance and functioning in persons who have at least mild neurocognitive impairment.
• HIV-1 infected persons at least 18 years of age
• On current HIV medications for at least 12 months
• No prior or current use of any integrase inhibitor or maraviroc
• HIV viral load less than 50 copies
• Screening neuropsychological tests showing problems with memory, thinking or daily tasks
Taiwo, Babafemi OTaiwo, Babafemi O
NCT02519777 STU00200413
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Berzins, Baiba Ingrida 312 695 5012
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ACTG A5354: Effect of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiated During Acute HIV-1 Infection on Measures of HIV-1 Persistence and on HIV-1-Specific Immune Responses
This study will include people who have very recently been infected with HIV and will start them on anti-HIV (antiretroviral) drugs right away …
This study will include people who have very recently been infected with HIV and will start them on anti-HIV (antiretroviral) drugs right away to see how this may change HIV’s impact on the body.
• Men and women, at least 18 years old
• Have certain lab tests done that confirm very early HIV infection (ie. before the blood shows that antibodies have been made, or just at the time antibodies are starting to be found in the blood)
• Be willing to take drugs to treat HIV right away.
Taiwo, Babafemi OTaiwo, Babafemi O
NCT02859558 STU00203124
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Berzins, Baiba Ingrida 312 695 5012
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