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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
HIV Infection
and you are
between 18 and 49
years old
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This is a medium phase trial determining
the safety and dosage of the new treatment, as well as its efficacy.
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The purpose

This study will evaluate the safety and acceptability of intermittent and daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with FTC/TDF (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) in HIV discordant couples, and it will directly compare adherence and intracellular drug levels in daily and intermittent PrEP recipients. It will also evaluate the relationship between drug adherence, sexual behavior and intracellular drug levels with an intermittent PrEP regimen. In addition it will evaluate the relationship between adherence to an intermittent PrEP regimen and timing of sexual activity in relation to PrEP dosing. The pilot will use objective medication event monitoring (MEMS) adherence measurement and evaluate the feasibility of newer adherence measurements such as hair sampling and plasma drug levels. This study will also evaluate the feasibility of using text messaging (SMS) to collect sexual activity data in an African setting. It will allow study teams and communities to prepare for potential subsequent larger trials of intermittent PrEP. The study is not sized to evaluate efficacy. If the intermittent PrEP regimen is safe, feasible in terms of adherence, and achieves intracellular drug levels similar to daily PrEP, the data could be used to design a larger phase 2 study with one or more intermittent PrEP regimens. The goal of such a larger trial would be to provide bridging data if daily PrEP regimens are found to be effective or to prepare for efficacy or non-inferiority trials of intermittent versus daily PrEP. Investigation of immune responses associated with FTC/TDF will also be evaluated in the pilot study. The proportion of volunteers on FTC/TDF with HIV-specific immune responses, due to exposures that did not lead to established HIV infection, will be assessed at 2-3 time points and compared to responses in volunteers assigned to placebo. Immune responses may be correlated with risk behavior and host factors, such as human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type. As noted above, very few HIV infections are expected to occur during the study, so correlation of HIV-specific immune responses and protection from infection or attenuation of disease progression will not be possible until a larger study is conducted.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: FTC/TDF
  • Drug: Placebo
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT00931346. The sponsor of the trial is International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and it is looking for 72 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Pilot Study of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Evaluate Safety, Acceptability, and Adherence in At-risk Populations in Uganda, Africa