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A5388: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Combination HIV-Specific Broadly Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies Combined with ART Initiation during Acute HIV Infection to Induce HIV Remission
Scientists are looking for ways to minimize the distribution of HIV-1 in the body, especially where anti-HIV medications (ART) are unable to reach. Starting ART as soon as possible following a diagnosis of Acute HIV Infection (AHI) has been shown to better preserve the immune system. Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), when administered with ART, also have the potential to prevent the HIV virus from being able to reproduce.
This is a randomized, placebo-controlled research study that will enroll adults with recently diagnosed AHI. All participants will begin ART at entry and receive a single dose of two bNAbs (VRC07-523LS and PGT121.414.LS) or placebos. Everyone will be followed for about 1 year after starting ART, then stop ART for up to 2.5 years, then be followed for 1 year after restarting ART.
A5385: An Observational Post-Intervention Cohort Destination Protocol
This study is a two-step, non-interventional extension study for individuals participating in another interventional HIV cure trial (parent study) that includes an analytical treatment interruption (ATI) (stopping anti-HIV therapy [ART] while monitoring viral load). Participants will be individuals who achieved post-intervention control (PIC) (maintaining HIV suppression after treatment interruption) in their parent study.
Step 1 will consist of an extended ATI period in which PICs will be monitored for safety, viral, and immune outcomes. Time to viral rebound and restart of antiretroviral therapy (ART) will be measured. Participants will begin Step 2 if they meet ART restart criteria and will be monitored for safety, immune, and viral outcomes through 48 weeks after ART restart.
A5374: A Phase I/IIa Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Conserved-Mosaic T-cell Vaccine in a Regimen with Vesatolimod and Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in Adults Initiated on Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy during Acute HIV-1
Current antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not cure HIV. ART just holds the virus in check so it cannot multiply and destroy the immune system. When most people talk about a cure for HIV, they generally imagine a cure that would remove all virus from the body. However, many researchers are looking for a different approach, known as a functional cure, that would improve the immune system response to HIV so that it controls the virus and allows for longer periods during which a person with HIV could stop taking ART.
A5403: Giving Standardized Estradiol Therapy In Transgender Women to Research Interactions with HIV Therapy: the GET IT RIgHT Study
Transgender women (TW) are the fastest-growing group of people with HIV. Historically, TW have had few opportunities to participate in research, and often experience barriers to engaging in care. More research is needed to help providers when it comes to choosing HIV medications in TW on Feminizing Hormone Therapy (FHT). This is an open-label, non-randomized trial of adult TW on three types of HIV medications who will receive estradiol for FHT for 48 weeks.
A5341s: Size and Decay of HIV-1 Reservoirs in Tissues and Cerebrospinal Fluid in Participants on Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy: A substudy of the ACTG HIV Reservoirs Cohort (AHRC) Study
Longitudinal Sampling Substudy of A5321 is collecting information from measures of different HIV reservoirs, including where HIV can be found, whether different reservoirs have different amounts of HIV, the best way is to measure the amount of HIV in different reservoirs, and whether the amount of HIV found in one reservoir says anything about the amount of HIV in other reservoirs.
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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).