Durban International CRS

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16 Charles Strachan

Westridge Durban, 4091

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CRS

CRS Coordinator

Rosie Mngqibisa

mngqibisa@ecarefoundation.com

27-31-2611093

CRS Leader

Umesh Lalloo

umeshlalloo@gmail.com

27-31-2604669

Site Trials

Treatment Naïve

Active, Not Recruiting

A5417: Long-Acting Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies at ART Initiation in Adults Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

This study enrolls people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa at the time that they are about to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). They will be assigned to receive either two long-acting study medications called “monoclonal antibodies” or placebo (normal saline) when they start ART. An antibody is a substance that the body makes in response to an infection. The antibodies in this study attach to HIV and can block HIV from attacking cells in the body and from spreading to other parts of the body. These study antibodies are being developed to potentially treat and prevent HIV.

Tuberculosis

Open and enrolling

A5406: Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Double-dose Dolutegravir When Used with Rifapentine for HIV-associated Tuberculosis

A5406 is a study for people with pulmonary drug-sensitive (DS) tuberculosis (TB) without evidence of resistance to the TB drugs isoniazid (INH) or rifampin (RIF) and with HIV. All participants will receive anti-TB treatment (2HPZM: 8 weeks of rifapentine [RPT]-moxifloxacin [MOX] plus INH and pyrazinamide, then 2HPM: 9 weeks of RPT-MOX plus INH). Dolutegravir (DTG)-based anti-HIV therapy (ART) will be taken from week 6 until the end of the study (week 48), with a double-dose of DTG for the first 12 weeks.

 

Tuberculosis

Active, Not Recruiting

A5409: A Phase 2 Randomized, Adaptive, Dose-Ranging, Open-Label Trial of Novel Regimens for the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (RAD-TB)

The standard of care (SOC) treatment of tuberculosis (TB) was developed over 40 years ago, and the treatment is long (6 months) and hard. In many settings, the medicine does not work well because people stop taking it or miss doses, which leads to TB returning. For some people, the SOC treatment can cause negative side effects.

 

This study will evaluate new medication regimens for the treatment of TB. This study is adaptive, which means, as new medication regimens are identified for the treatment of TB, some of them will be selected for testing in this study. Therefore, there may be different drug regimens being used as part of the study at different times.

Treatment Naïve

Active, Not Recruiting

A5417: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Combination of two Long-Acting Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies at ART Initiation in Adults Living with HIV-1 in sub-Saharan Africa

This study enrolls people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa at the time that they are about to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). They will be assigned to receive either two long-acting study medications called “monoclonal antibodies” or placebo (normal saline) when they start ART. An antibody is a substance that the body makes in response to an infection. The antibodies in this study attach to HIV and can block HIV from attacking cells in the body and from spreading to other parts of the body. These study antibodies are being developed to potentially treat and prevent HIV.

Tuberculosis

Active, Not Recruiting

A5397/HVTN 603:A Phase 2a/2b Study Evaluating Safety, Immunogenicity, and Therapeutic Efficacy of ID93 + GLA-SE Vaccination in Participants with Rifampicin-Susceptible Pulmonary TB

Effective tuberculosis (TB) treatment is available and saves millions of lives, but it has not had a significant impact on the global TB epidemic. The treatment requires strict adherence to taking the medicine on schedule, and if it isn’t taken as directed people can relapse before they complete treatment. TB can recur in up to 8% of people who successfully complete TB treatment. Having an effective TB vaccine to prevent TB infection and control TB disease is essential to eliminate TB globally.

 

A5397/HVTN 603 will give participants 2 injections of a study vaccine called ID93+GLA-SE or a placebo at different times after they have started taking TB treatment. The researchers will compare responses in people who get the study vaccine to people who get the placebo. This study will enroll both people with and without HIV. It is the first to test ID93 + GLA-SE in people living with HIV (PLWH).

Tuberculosis

Open and enrolling

A5384: A Phase II, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of a Six-Month Regimen of High-Dose Rifampicin, High-Dose Isoniazid, Linezolid, and Pyrazinamide versus a Standard Nine-Month Regimen for the Treatment of Adults and Adolescents with Tuberculous Meningitis

Study Description

A5384 is a trial for people who have or might have tuberculous meningitis (TBM). TBM is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord (meninges). TBM is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can be found elsewhere in the body, usually the lungs, but can travel via the bloodstream to the meninges, where the bacteria cause TBM.

This trial will compare a new experimental regimen of anti-TBM medicines taken over a 6-month time period with the current standard of care regimen of anti-TBM medicines taken over a 9-month time period.

 

HIV Cure

Closed to accrual

A5354: Effect of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiated During Acute HIV-1 Infection on Measures of HIV-1 Persistence and on HIV-1-Specific Immune Responses

Will evaluate whether starting antiretroviral drugs very early in HIV infection will limit the virus from getting into hidden areas of the body (reservoirs) and change how the immune system helps to control the virus.

This study will include people who have very recently been infected with HIV and will start anti-HIV (antiretroviral) drugs right away to see how this may change HIV’s impact on the body.

HIV Cure

Treatment Experienced

Open and enrolling

A5321: Decay of HIV-1 Reservoirs in Participants on Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy: The ACTG HIV Reservoirs Cohort (AHRC) Study

AHRC (pronounced “ARC”) is a study of differences and changes over time in HIV reservoirs (groups of HIV-infected cells that “hide” from anti-HIV medications). This study enrolls people into one of six groups, based on their different HIV treatment histories. The current version of this study is only enrolling for Group 6, which will include people who acquired or are suspected to have acquired HIV while taking long-acting cabotegravir (LA CAB) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Hepatitis

HIV comorbidities and complications

HIV Cure

HIV Treatment

Tuberculosis

Closed to accrual

A5243: Non-US Genomic Sampling

Collecting blood and saliva samples from former and current ACTG study participants for future HIV-related genetic testing.

This is a study to collect blood and saliva samples from former and current participants in AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) studies at non-U.S. sites.

HIV comorbidities and complications

Closed to accrual

A5332: REPRIEVE Trial

In this study, people between the ages of 40 and 75 with HIV will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to take the pill pitavastatin OR a placebo (non-active pill) to see if pitavastatin can help prevent heart disease and death in people who are taking HIV medication. You will not know if you are taking pitavastatin or placebo. The REPRIEVE trial will enroll about 7500 people from several countries.

HIV Treatment

Closed to accrual

A5381: Observational Cohort to Assess Therapeutic Efficacy and Emergence of HIV Drug Resistance Following Initiation of Tenofovir-Lamivudine-Dolutegravir (TLD) for First- or Second-Line ART

This is a study for people who have HIV and qualify to switch to or receive Dolutegravir containing antiretroviral therapy (ART, group of medicine used to treat HIV). Taking TLD (combination pill of three medicines for HIV, tenofovir-lamivudine-dolutegravir) has shown to be better tolerated, work better against the virus known as virologic efficacy, have fewer drug-drug interactions, and have less frequent onset of HIV drug resistance than Efavirenz containing ART. In August 2017, a decision was made to start using TLD for first- and second-line ART in many places in the world. This study is designed to help us understand the risks and benefits of TLD roll-out in low- and middle-income countries that may not use viral load testing and HIV resistance testing (a way to measure if a drug will work against your HIV) to guide ART management.  Each participant will be assigned to one of four groups:

  • Group 1: Participants switching to TLD, after taking prior anti-HIV medication that contains a NNRTI drug (a group of medicines scientifically known as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, such as Efavirenz or Nevirapine).
  • Group 2: Participants switching to TLD, after taking anti-HIV medication that contains a PI drug (a group of medicines scientifically known as protease inhibitors, such as Lopinavir or Atazanavir).
  • Group 3: Participants taking TLD and receiving medication for TB (tuberculosis) that includes the drug rifampicin. These participants must be starting one or both of these medications when they enter the study.
  • Group 4: Participants starting TLD who have not taken anti-HIV medication before.

There will be 1350 participants enrolled in the study.

Tuberculosis

Open and enrolling

A5300B/I2003B: Protecting Households On Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients (PHOENIx MDR-TB)

This trial is in household contacts (HHC) at high risk for developing multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which is an infection that does not get better with standard treatment for TB.  HHC means any person that  lives with, has lived with, or shared housekeeping duties in a home or the same place with a person (an Index Case) who has pulmonary MDR-TB (a lung infection or pneumonia with TB) and started treatment for MDR-TB within the past 90 days. It is also for people who have spent more than 4 hours indoors with the index case, during the week before they started MDR-TB treatment.

High-risk household contacts are those with HIV or an immune system problem not from HIV like cancer , latent TB infection (a history of TB infection in the past based on testing), and young children below the age of 5 years.

Hepatitis

Closed to accrual

A5379: B-ENHANCEMENT OF HBV VACCINATION IN PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV (BEe-HIVe): Evaluation of HEPLISAV-B

A5379 is a study looking at hepatitis B vaccination in adults living with HIV. Hepatitis B is a serious viral infection that affects the liver and is transmitted through blood and body fluids. The study will involve individuals who have received a previous hepatitis B vaccination but the vaccine did not respond well and individuals who have never received the vaccination. The study will take place both in the US and internationally. The study will compare how well an individual responds to the vaccine in different groups based on the type of vaccine and number of doses.