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HIV/AIDS clinical trials at University of California Health

126 in progress, 60 open to eligible people

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  • Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for Optimizing HIV Service Delivery in Syringe Services Programs

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of an evidence-based, organizational-level implementation strategy, the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach, in improving HIV service delivery (SAIA-SSP-HIV) in U.S. syringe services programs (SSPs). The main questions it aims to answer are: - Does SAIA-SSP-HIV improve delivery of HIV services (including the proportion of SSP participants receiving HIV testing) compared to implementation as usual (IAU)? - Does SAIA-SSP-HIV result in sustained improvement of HIV service delivery cascades (including the proportion of SSP participants receiving HIV testing) compared to IAU? - What are the costs associated with SAIA-SSP-HIV and how cost-effective is the strategy? The trial will take place over 21 months and consist of a 3-month lead-in period, a 12-month active period, and a 6-month sustainment period. During the 12-month active period a SAIA specialist will meet with SSPs randomized to the SAIA-SSP-HIV arm to help them optimize their HIV service delivery cascades. Researchers will compare the SAIA-SSP-HIV and IAU arms to see if HIV service delivery and costs and cost-effectiveness differ by group.

    at UCSD

  • ACCESS: Accelerating Cervical Cancer Elimination Through the Integration of Screen-and-treat Services

    open to eligible females ages 25-65

    While there has been a significant increase in the uptake of antiretroviral therapy among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in many low- and-middle income countries (LMICs), the coverage of cervical cancer screening and treatment (CCST) among WLHIV remains low. This study aims to leverage the available infrastructure for HIV care and treatment programs in Nigeria to integrate cervical cancer screening and treatment and conduct a cluster randomized, hybrid type III trial design to assess the comparative effectiveness of a Core set of implementation strategies versus a Core+ (enhanced) set of implementation strategies to implement cervical cancer screening, onsite treatment, referral and referral completion, treatment, and retention in care among WLHIV. The overarching goal is to improve the health and life expectancy of WLHIV with co-occurring cervical cancer.

    at UCSD

  • ASK-PrEP (Assistance Services Knowledge-PrEP)

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    ASK-PrEP is a two-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT), with a Stepped Care approach, among HIV-negative trans women and men who have sex with men with a substance use disorder (SUD). Participants will be randomized (3:1) to the ASK-PrEP Stepped Care arm or Standard of Care (SOC). Participants in the ASK-PrEP Stepped Care arm will receive 5 PrEP navigation sessions, with weekly text-messaging support, delivered over 3 months, at which point they will be assessed for intervention response. Responders will be maintained for an additional 3 months in ASK-PrEP to receive an additional 5 PrEP navigation session with weekly text-messaging support, while non-responders will receive added attention to their SUD via contingency management (CM). Non-responders will be re-randomized (1:1) to either a) receive ASK-PrEP + CM, or b) shift the primary focus to their SUD (CM alone) for an additional 3 months.

    at UCLA

  • Cannabis Effects on Antiretroviral Therapy Pharmacokinetics and Neurotoxicity

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will address whether cannabis affects antiretroviral therapy (ART) drug concentrations, mood, and thinking. The project will have two phases. Phase 1 is an observational study, in which 120 people will be assessed to evaluate the effects of chronic cannabis use on ART drug concentrations, mood, and thinking. In Phase 2, the study will administer cannabis (or placebo) to 40 people to examine its acute effects on ART drug concentrations.

    at UCSD

  • Cannabis Use, Cognition, and the Endocannabinoid System in HIV

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    Understanding how co-morbidities in persons with HIV (PWH) such as substance use affect risk-taking, decision-making, and other cognitive behaviors is important given implications for everyday functioning and transmission risk. The high prevalence of cannabis use in PWH, medicinally and recreationally, may indicate disease severity, impart therapeutic benefits, or adverse consequences. In fact, cannabis is recommended to those with HIV to alleviate nausea, improve appetite, relieve pain, and lift mood. To-date, the consequences of cannabis use in PWH remain unclear as do potential interactions with HIV treatments. In healthy participants, heavy cannabis use is associated with cognitive deficits e.g., risky decision-making, response disinhibition and inattention, but pro-cognitive effects in PWH may exist at mild use levels due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-excitotoxic properties. Furthermore, little has been done to determine the effects of cannabis use on the endocannabinoid (EC) system in general or in PWH. This study will determine the effects of the two primary cannabis constituents (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC], cannabidiol [CBD]) vs. placebo on risky decision-making, response inhibition, reward learning, temporal perception, and motivation, plus EC and homovanillic acid (HVA; a surrogate for dopamine activity) levels in HIV+ and HIV- subjects. Participants with infrequent cannabis use will undergo baseline cognitive testing and biomarker assays with antiretrovirals (ART) use quantified. They will be randomized to a 5-day course of either THC, CBD, or placebo and return for follow-up testing and re-assaying of ECs and HVA levels.

    at UCSD

  • CAR-T Cells for HIV Infection

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    This is a limited-center, open-label dose escalating phase I/IIa study of autologous T cells expressing LVgp120duoCAR molecules in people with HIV infection. It will follow a 3+3 design. Dose escalation decisions will be made when a minimum of three participants have completed the safety-evaluation period (45 days) at a given dose level. Cohort 1 will undergo infusion of a single low-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Cohort 2 will undergo non-ablative conditioning with cyclophosphamide, followed by infusion of a single low-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Cohort 3 will undergo non-ablative conditioning with cyclophosphamide, followed infusion of a single high-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Following administration of the experimental therapy, HIV medications will be paused for participants in each group during an analytic treatment interruption.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • Cholesterol and Inflammation Lowering Via Bempedoic Acid, an ACL-inhibiting Regimen in HIV Trial (CLEAR HIV Trial)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    This is a randomized placebo-controlled study in treated and suppressed HIV-infected individuals aged ≥40 years with either known CVD or 1 CVD risk factor to study the effect of Bempedoic acid (BA) on safety, arterial inflammation as assessed by FDG-PET/CT, lipids, inflammation, immune activation, cardiometabolic indices, and non-calcified plaque (NCP) in the coronary arteries (assessed by coronary CT angiography, CCTA). This trial will be enrolled at UCSF and UCLA. Collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will serve as the core facility for imaging.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

    open to eligible people ages 15 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two mobile health technologies (text messaging or a mobile app) designed to help people take HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as directed by the clinic. PrEP is the use of a daily anti-HIV medications by HIV-negative people to help prevent HIV infection.

    at UCSF

  • Digital Limited Interaction Efficacy Trial of LifeSkills Mobile to Reduce HIV Incidence in YTW

    open to eligible males ages 16-29

    The LifeSkills Mobile app will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) among 5,000 young transgender women (YTW), ages 16-29 in the United States (U.S.). Study findings will demonstrate if the intervention will reduce HIV incidence.

    at UCLA

  • Doravirine for Persons With Excessive Weight Gain on Integrase Inhibitors and Tenofovir Alafenamide

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary purpose of this study is to see if people with HIV who had a significant weight gain after starting INSTI (integrase strand transfer inhibitor)+TAF/FTC (tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine) (TAF/3TC (lamivudine)) regimen could either slow their rate of weight gain or lose weight within about 1 year if they switch to a regimen containing doravirine (DOR; a newer, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor medication). The study will also try to see if participants changing from TAF/FTC (or TAF/3TC) to TDF/FTC (or TDF/3TC) will experience less additional weight gain or a reduction in overall body weight at 48 weeks compared to persons continued on an INSTI + TAF/FTC (or TAF/3TC) combination. INSTINs assessed in A5391 include bictegravir (BIC), dolutegravir (DTG), or raltegravir (RAL). Additionally, the study will see whether a change in ART can affect things like waist circumference, metabolic and cardiovascular health, fat and lean mass body composition, bone health, and maintenance of virologic suppression. Finally, the study will look at the safety and tolerability of DOR plus either TAF/FTC (or TAF/3TC) versus TDF/FTC (or TDF/3TC).

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Doxycycline for Emphysema in People Living With HIV (The DEPTH Trial)

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine if doxycycline will reduce progression of emphysema in people living with HIV. The secondary objectives are to examine the effects of doxycycline on change in quantity of emphysema, six minute walk distance, patient reported outcomes, ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced vital capacity. Secondary objectives will also describe the safety and tolerability of doxycycline and determine if doxycycline is associated with development of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • PCSK9 Inhibition on Cardiovascular Risk in Treated HIV Infection (EPIC-HIV Study)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    Atherosclerosis in the setting of HIV infection is distinct and includes increased vascular inflammation, worsened endothelial function, and a predominance of non-calcified plaque. These outcomes can be assessed using specialized noninvasive imaging which strongly predict future CV events in the general population. PCSK9 has emerged as an important pharmacologic target for cholesterol lowering in the general population and recent studies among individuals without HIV have shown that PCSK9 inhibitor therapy is safely tolerated and significantly reduces major CV events in the general population. The investigators will perform a clinical trial of PCSK9 inhibition in the setting of HIV infection. This will be a randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of PCSK9 inhibition on vascular inflammation, endothelial function, and non-calcified plaque using a PCSK9 inhibitor called alirocumab. This study will recruit 140 treated individuals with HIV who are aged 40 and older, with known CVD or risk factors for CVD and who have evidence of vascular inflammation at baseline. The primary and secondary objective of this study is to determine whether PCSK9 inhibition can improve arterial inflammation as assessed by FDG-PET/CT and endothelial function as assessed by flow mediated vasodilation. The investigators will correlate changes in arterial inflammation and endothelial function with lipids and markers of inflammation and immune activation. The tertiary objective is to perform a pilot evaluation of the impact of PCSK9 inhibition on non-calcified plaque as measured by coronary CT angiography. Non-calcified plaque measurements will be correlated with changes in lipid parameters and markers of inflammation and immune activation.

    at UCSF

  • Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol on Microbiome and Neuroinflammation in HIV

    open to eligible people ages 21-70

    This study has the potential to contribute to a more complete understanding of the independent and combined effects of cannabis use and HIV on the brain and on inflammation. Such knowledge may inform future strategies for treating brain disease and inflammation. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups, both of which will receive the same treatment in a different order over a period of about 6 weeks. The visits include physical examinations, blood tests, and other procedures designed to monitor subject safety and measure the effects of the study drug.

    at UCSD

  • Estradiol Therapy In Transgender Women to Research Interactions With HIV Therapy

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    Transgender women (TW) are a key population and priority for HIV treatment. More research is needed to develop evidence-based clinical guidance when it comes to choosing antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimens for TW on feminizing hormonal therapy (FHT). Concerns about ART interacting with FHT and decreasing its effectiveness can lead to decreased ART adherence and increased viral loads. The GET IT RiGHT trial aims to address concerns about drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between ART and FHT while providing access to hormonal therapy to TW living with HIV. Data suggest that access to FHT improves adherence to HIV treatment and decreases treatment interruptions. This is an open-label, non-randomized, 3-group trial of adult TW and other individuals identifying as female or transfeminine but with male sex assigned at birth living with HIV. Participants will be on ART at entry and receive study-supplied 17-β estradiol for FHT for 48 weeks. The primary objectives of the study are to 1) assess whether TW continue to achieve therapeutic concentrations of ART while receiving FHT for 48 weeks and 2) assess whether serum estradiol concentrations on FHT (across a range of estradiol doses) vary between boosted and un-boosted ART regimens.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Immunogenicity and Efficacy of a Triple Immune Regimen in Adults Initiated on ART During Acute HIV-1

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of therapeutic vaccination with chimpanzee adenovirus (ChAdV)- and poxvirus modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-vectored conserved mosaic T-cell vaccines in a sequential regimen with the Toll-like Receptor 7 (TLR7) agonist vesatolimod (VES) and two broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) compared to placebo, to induce HIV-1 control during analytic treatment interruption (ATI).

    at UCSD

  • Exploring, Predicting, and Intervening on Long-term Viral Suppression Electronically

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Despite the widespread availability of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the United States, there remains significant numbers of people living with HIV (PLWH) who fail to achieve and or maintain viral suppression (VS). Disparities persist with the lowest levels of VS among Black individuals, people who use drugs, youth ages 18-24 and people residing in rural areas. Investigators will examine the syndemics underlying these outcomes including substance use, mental health, and barriers to HIV care including racial discrimination, stigma and rural isolation.

    at UC Irvine UCLA

  • Expression of Stress Markers During Meth Treatment (EXPRESS+)

    open to eligible males ages 18-45

    This is a non-randomized behavioral trial that aims to investigate whether changes in inflammatory and type I IFN expression coincide with changes in methamphetamine use and viral load over the course of 12 weeks in HIV-positive people assigned male at birth with and without methamphetamine use disorder.

    at UCLA

  • Heart Failure Polypill at a Safety Net Hospital

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A novel four-drug regimen for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) extends patients' life expectancy by an average of 6 years compared to traditional therapies, in addition to improving quality of life. Unfortunately, uptake of this complex multi-drug regimen has been low, especially among underserved communities with barriers to medication adherence. Although combination tablets have transformed access to care for conditions such as HIV and tuberculosis, no combination pill is available for HFrEF. In the proposed study, the investigators will utilize inexpensive over-encapsulation techniques to develop a novel combination pill ("polypill") for patients with HFrEF. In Aim 1, the investigators will conduct stakeholder interviews with patients, providers, and pharmacists to inform the design of a HFrEF polypill. In Aim 2, the investigators will conduct a pilot, single-center, crossover randomized clinical trial to investigate whether, compared to usual care, a HFrEF polypill increases medication adherence among 20-40 adults with HFrEF. Given the high daily pill burden among patients with HIV and HFrEF, the investigators aim to recruit a subgroup of patients with HIV (~10-20 participants) in addition to a subgroup of patients without HIV (~10-20 participants).

    at UCSF

  • Ibrutinib, Rituximab, Etoposide, Prednisone, Vincristine Sulfate, Cyclophosphamide, and Doxorubicin Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With HIV-Positive Stage II-IV Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effect and best dose of ibrutinib in combination with rituximab, etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive stage II-IV diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving ibrutinib and etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with HIV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Imaging Immune Activation in HIV by PET-MR

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single center exploratory imaging study involving one intravenous microdose of [18F]F-AraG followed by whole-body positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance (PET-MR) imaging in HIV infected individuals to determine the anatomical distribution of the PET tracer. Participants will be enrolled if they were treated during early or late HIV infection. In addition, individuals not on antiretroviral therapy (ART) or with HIV-1 plasma RNA levels >5,000 copies/mL will be enrolled.

    at UCSF

  • Intervention for Virologic Suppression in Youth

    open to eligible people ages 18-29

    The goal of this randomized clinical trial is to test the effect of a technology-based intervention with an Adaptive Treatment Strategy (ATS) among youth living with HIV (YLWH) (18-29 years old). This piloted and protocolized intervention combines: (1) brief weekly sessions with a counselor via a video-chat platform (video-counseling) to discuss mental health (MH), substance use (SU), HIV care engagement, and other barriers to care; and (2) a mobile health application (app) to address barriers such as ART forgetfulness and social isolation. Individuals who are not virologically suppressed will be randomized to video-counseling+app or standard of care (SOC). Through this study, the investigators will be able to: Aim 1: Test the efficacy of video-counseling+app vs SOC on virologic suppression in YLWH.The investigators will compare HIV virologic suppression of those randomized to the intervention vs control arms at 16 weeks via an RCT. Aim 2: Assess the impact of video-counseling+app vs SOC on MH and SU in YLWH. The investigators will evaluate the MH and SU differences between the intervention vs control arms at 16 weeks via an RCT. Aim 3: Explore an ATS to individualize the intervention by assigning the: 1. virologic "non-responders" in the intervention arm to intensified video-counseling+app for 16 more weeks, 2. virologic "responders" in the intervention arm to continue only app use for 16 more weeks. Researchers will compare the characteristics of virologic responders and non-responders to the intervention, individualization of the intervention based on these variables, and linkage to MH and SU treatment services among those in need to see if delivery of care is enhanced and impact on virologic suppression.

    at UCSF

  • Multidisciplinary Low-Barrier and Mobile HIV Care to Improve Retention and Viral Suppression: Stakeholder-Engaged Design and Evaluation

    open to eligible people ages 15 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a flexible, multidisciplinary, integrated drop-in/mobile HIV care approach for people living with HIV (PLH) who are not well engaged in current care systems (i.e. scheduled HIV primary care visits). The hybrid type 2 implementation-effectiveness study involves a set of implementation strategies to support implementation of the integrated drop-in/mobile HIV care approach (i.e. the evidence-informed clinical intervention) at four diverse sites in San Francisco and Alameda counties in California. Sites include an academic clinic located at a public hospital (Ward 86) and a needle exchange site (San Francisco AIDS Foundation Syringe Access Site) in San Francisco and two Federally Qualified Health Centers serving diverse patient populations in Alameda County (Trust and La Clínica). The evidence-informed clinical intervention consists of four key components: 1) active referral to care sites; 2) drop-in, multidisciplinary HIV primary care; 3) mobile HIV care; and 4) staged escalation/de-escalation of care level as needed. The study will use RE-AIM to guide evaluation, with coprimary outcomes of Reach and HIV viral suppression, and mixed methods to assess intervention Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. The study draws on the CFIR framework to assess site-specific implementation determinants before and after the study period. The study will undertake micro-costing using a uniform cost data collection protocol to quantify the resources needed to carry out intervention activities.

    at UCSF

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With HIV Associated Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma or Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with ipilimumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed) or does not respond to treatment (refractory), or solid tumors that have spread from where it first started to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Ipilimumab is an antibody that acts against a molecule called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). CTLA-4 controls a part of the immune system by shutting it down. Nivolumab is a type of antibody that is specific for human programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a protein that is responsible for destruction of immune cells. Giving ipilimumab with nivolumab may work better in treating patients with HIV associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma or solid tumors compared to ipilimumab with nivolumab alone.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Onboarding Positives and PrEP Users to Engage Negatives (OPPEN): Peer-driven Education to Link YMSM of Color to PrEP

    open to eligible males ages 18-34

    Onboarding Positives and PrEP users to Engage Negatives (OPPEN) is an intervention to train young men who have sex with men (YMSM) of color living with HIV or using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to promote PrEP use among HIV-negative YMSM of color in their social networks. This pilot randomized controlled trial will evaluate OPPEN's acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary effect on PrEP care engagement among YMSM of color.

    at UCSD

  • PET Imaging of Radiolabeled Anti-HIV-1 Envelope Monoclonal Antibody (VRC01)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single center exploratory imaging study involving one intravenous microdose of 89Zr-DFO-VRC01 followed by whole-body PET-MR imaging in HIV infected individuals and healthy volunteers. Imaging data will be obtained from up to four static PE-MR images in order to determine dosimetry and temporal tissue uptake/tissue distribution of 89Zr-DFO-VRC01. This is not a treatment study of the biological activity of 89Zr-DFO-VRC01 to impact HIV persistence.

    at UCSF

  • Distribution of Raltegravir by PET/MR

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single-center drug distribution and pharmacokinetic study of a single microdose of 18F-raltegravir given to 10 HIV-infected subjects who are either taking or not taking a raltegravir-containing ART regimen. After administration of IV 18F-raltegravir, subjects will undergo PET/MRI in order to determine the distribution of radiolabeled drug through the lymphoreticular system and other tissues throughout the entire body.

    at UCSF

  • Practice Facilitation as a Strategy to Improve Alcohol Treatment Adoption and Implementation in HIV Care

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Despite availability of evidence-based alcohol reduction interventions (EBI), unhealthy alcohol use remains a barrier to HIV medication adherence, viral suppression and retention in HIV care and consequently HIV treatment as prevention (TASP). Guided by complementary implementation and evaluation frameworks-the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and RE-AIM (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance), The investigators will conduct a Hybrid Type 3 effectiveness-implementation evaluating implementation trial testing whether practice facilitation, an evidence-based multifaceted implementation strategy increases reach, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of stepped care for unhealthy alcohol use in three Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) HIV clinics located in Boston, San Diego, and Chapel Hill. The investigators will secondarily test whether practice facilitation is associated with decreased unhealthy alcohol use, and improved Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) adherence and viral suppression at the patient level. In practice facilitation, a practice coach will offer tools, resources, hands-on guidance, and content expertise to assist sites in offering a stepped care model of alcohol treatment to patients with unhealthy alcohol use. Stepped care will include brief intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and alcohol pharmacotherapy. The practice facilitation intervention will be rolled out sequentially across sites. There will be three phases at each site: pre-implementation planning, implementation with formative evaluation, and post-implementation summative evaluation. Using mixed methods, The investigators specifically propose to meet the following specific aims: (Aim 1) Tailor the practice facilitation intervention to each site using mixed methods (pre-implementation); (Aim 2a) Determine the effects of practice facilitation on implementation of stepped care (primary) and alcohol use and HIV-related outcomes (secondary) using interrupted time series analysis with synthetic controls (summative evaluation); (Aim 2b) Determine the effect of practice facilitation on reach, adoption, and maintenance of evidence-based alcohol treatment using mixed methods (formative evaluation); and (Aim 3) Describe barriers and facilitators to implementation of alcohol-related interventions at each site to describe maintenance and inform widespread sustainable implementation.

    at UCSD

  • PrEP Affect Regulation Treatment Innovation

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    This multi-site randomized controlled trial enrolling sexual minority men who use stimulants and are currently taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This randomized controlled trial will test the efficacy of a PrEP Affect Regulation Treatment Innovation (PARTI) condition comprised of a 5-session positive affect intervention delivered during smartphone-based Contingency Management (CM) for directly observed PrEP doses (PARTI+CM) compared to an attention-control condition delivered during CM. The primary outcome is HIV acquisition risk measured using a combination of tenofovir-diphosphate levels in dried blood spots that are indicative of sub-optimal adherence to PrEP and recent condomless anal sex.

    at UCSF

  • Role of CBD in Improving Alexithymia

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Given the treatments that are available today for HIV disease, people living with HIV (PLWH) can generally expect good medical outcomes. However, HIV is still a chronic disease and there are remaining barriers to achieving ideal health status and quality of life. One barrier may be a condition that is common among PLWH, called alexithymia, which can make it difficult for a person to name and describe the emotions that they are feeling. As a result, it is difficult to resolve negative emotional states, which can then lead to worse outcomes over time due to ongoing stress and related problems such as inflammation. In this study the investigators will try to find out whether taking cannabidiol (CBD) helps PLWH who have alexithymia to resolve those negative emotional states, which may then reduce inflammation in the body as a result. CBD may work by enhancing the body's own chemical messengers that can help to regulate emotions and encourage emotional benefits. The investigators will compare a group of people who take CBD for 4 weeks to those who take a placebo, which is a substance that will closely resemble the CBD but will not contain any active drug. Study participants and the researchers who are working directly with the participants will not be able to tell which is the CBD and which is the placebo. The investigators will evaluate participants before and after the 4-week study period. They will also collect samples, such as blood, so that we can measure inflammation. The investigators will compare the two groups to see if those who took CBD have lower alexithymia and lower inflammation compared to those who took the placebo. The potential benefit of this study is that CBD may be an effective treatment for alexithymia in PLWH, which may then improve both their emotional and physical health outcomes. This can help to address a remaining barrier to good medical outcomes for PLWH.

    at UCSD

  • IL-15 Superagonist (N-803) With and Without Combination Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies to Induce HIV-1 Control During Analytic Treatment Interruption

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of N-803, an IL-15 superagonist, with or without combination broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), to induce HIV-1 control during analytic treatment interruption (ATI).

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • SCOPE Analytic Treatment Interruption Protocol

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this study is to understand the interaction between HIV and the host at the earliest stages when HIV medications are paused. Volunteers with HIV will interrupt antiretroviral therapy (ART) and then have intensive studies preformed two to three times per week. Most will resume therapy within three weeks, even if the virus does not rebound during this time.

    at UCSF

  • Strategies and Treatments for Respiratory Infections & Viral Emergencies (STRIVE): Shionogi Protease Inhibitor (Ensitrelvir)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Treatments are needed to improve outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, including direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents to mitigate the pathology driven by ongoing viral replication. This trial will evaluate S-217622 (ensitrelvir), an anti-SARS-CoV2 3C-like protease inhibitor (PI) developed by Shionogi &; Co. Ltd. The study design is a randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center international clinical trial that will evaluate the clinical efficacy of ensitrelvir when given in addition to standard of care (SOC) for inpatients with COVID-19. The SOC will be determined by local established guidelines and may include additional DAA (e.g., remdesivir) and immunomodulatory treatment strategies. Certain SOC treatments will be pre-specified prior to randomization.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • B/F/TAF in Participants Switching From CAB + RPV to B/F/TAF for HIV-1 Infection (EMPOWER)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this clinical study is to learn how safe and effective it is to switch to an oral therapy of Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (B/F/TAF) from Cabotegravir + Rilpivirine (CAB+RPV) in participants living with virologically suppressed human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), meaning participants with HIV RNA levels below detectable levels. The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety of switching to B/F/TAF in virologically suppressed participants unable/unwilling to continue on CAB+RPV intramuscular (IM) injections or wishing to switch to oral therapy through Week 12.

    at UCSD

  • Lenacapavir and Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (F/TDF) for Prevention of HIV in People Who Inject Drugs (HPTN 103)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goals of this clinical study are to look at how lenacapavir (LEN) passes through the body and to assess the safety of LEN and emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (F/TDF) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United States (US). The primary objectives of this study are to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of LEN and to evaluate the safety of LEN and F/TDF for PrEP in US PWID.

    at UCSD

  • Lenacapavir and Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (F/TDF) in Prevention of HIV in Cisgender Women in the United States (HPTN 102)

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this clinical study is to look at how lenacapavir (LEN) passes through the body and to assess the safety of LEN and emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (F/TDF) for prevention of HIV in the cisgender women in the US. The primary objectives of this study are: 1) to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of LEN in United States (US) cisgender women; 2) to evaluate the safety of LEN and F/TDF for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in US cisgender women; and 3) to evaluate the general acceptability of LEN injections and oral F/TDF in US cisgender women.

    at UCSD

  • Oral TLR8 Agonist Selgantolimod on HBsAg in Participants With Both Chronic Hepatitis B and HIV

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    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.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Bictegravir/Lenacapavir Versus Current Therapy in People With HIV-1 Who Are Successfully Treated With a Complicated Regimen

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this clinical study is to learn more about the effects of switching to the study drugs, bictegravir (BIC) plus lenacapavir (LEN), versus current therapy (Phase 2) and BIC/LEN fixed-dose combination (FDC) versus current therapy (Phase 3) in people living with HIV (PWH).

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Testing a Self-management Intervention in HIV+ Asian Pacific Americans

    open to eligible people ages 18-99

    HIV infection rates are on a rapid rise within Asian Pacific Americans (APA) communities, with 80% of new infects being men. The purpose of this study is to adapt and evaluate the feasibility of a 4-session, 4-week family-informed self-management intervention protocol to promote health among APA men with HIV (APAMHIV). Family-informed self-management is a promising intervention to assist APAMHIV in securing family support and promoting health, and hence help address HIV epidemics in this understudied population.

    at UCLA

  • Text Education About Cardiovascular Health and HIV (TEACH-HIV)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    The overall objective is to evaluate the efficacy of educational text messages to reduce cardiovascular risk among persons living with HIV (PLWH).

    at UCSF

  • LATITUDE Study: Long-Acting Therapy to Improve Treatment SUccess in Daily LifE

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy, safety, and durability of two different strategies to treat participants with a history of sub-optimal adherence and control of their HIV infection: long-acting (LA) antiretroviral therapy (ART) and all-oral standard of care (SOC).

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Therapy Adapted for High Risk and Low Risk HIV-Associated Anal Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies the side effects of chemotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with low-risk HIV-associated anal cancer, and nivolumab after standard of care chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with high-risk HIV-associated anal cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Chemotherapy drugs, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving nivolumab after standard of care chemotherapy and radiation therapy may help reduce the risk of the tumor coming back.

    at UCSF

  • Very Early Intensive Treatment of HIV-Infected Infants to Achieve HIV Remission

    open to all eligible people

    The study will explore the effects of early intensive antiretroviral therapy (ART) on achieving HIV remission (HIV RNA below the limit of detection of the assay) among HIV-infected infants.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Women Focused Encounters for Resilience Independence Strength and Eudaimonia

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this combination Type 1 hybrid and observational study is to evaluate the impact of a peer delivered intervention of acceptance and comittment therapy(ACT) + exercise + social support to address the substance (ab)use, violence, and AIDS/HIV (SAVA) to improve medication adherence for women living with HIV (WLWH). This intervention will be implemented by community based organizations that focus on WLWH across four counties. The main question it aims to answer are: - Will peer provision of ACT, exercise, and social support improve medication adherence for WLWH? - Will community based organizations be able to sustain the intervention after research is completed, and what changes will need to be made to sustain th eintervention.

    at UCSD

  • Women SHINE: Addressing Syndemics and HIV Among Women Through Tech-Based Peer Engagement

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    A two-arm RCT will be conducted to test the efficacy of Women SHINE, a web-based trauma-informed peer navigation-social support intervention (Figure 2). A total of 360 women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA) with a history of adulthood interpersonal violence who have been prescribed ART but are non-adherent (< 90% ART adherent in the last 4 weeks) will be enrolled in the study. WLHA will be randomized (1:1) into one of the following conditions: 1) Women SHINE intervention arm (n=180) or 2) Control arm (n=180). The Women SHINE intervention arm will receive a four-month intervention including peer navigator (PN) one-on-one sessions, phone/text-based check-ins, 7 psychoeducation weekly support group sessions (120 mins.) co-facilitated by a licensed therapist and PN, and access to a static website with resources for HIV care, interpersonal violence, trauma, mental health, and substance use. The control arm will receive one group session (60 mins.) on self-care and well-being and access to the aforementioned website with resources. Women will complete a video-based survey and mailed hair sample self-collection at baseline, 4-, 8-, and 12-months post-randomization, to evaluate improvements in ART adherence (Aim 1), emotion regulation, and PTSD symptoms (Aim 2). Investigators will examine the mediating effect of individual (retention in HIV care, coping self-efficacy, social support, ancillary support services use) and socio-structural (stigma, medical mistrust) mechanisms of change on the efficacy of Women SHINE (Aim 3).

    at UCSD

  • Youth Ending the HIV Epidemic

    open to eligible people ages 18-29

    Young adults have a disproportionately high rate of HIV infection, high rates of attrition at all stages of the HIV care continuum, an increased risk of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nonadherence and virologic failure, and a high probability of disease progression and transmission. Tracking and monitoring objective measures of ART adherence in real time is critical to strategies to support adherence and improve clinical outcomes. However, adherence monitoring often relies on self-reported and retrospective data or requires extra effort from providers to understand adherence patterns, making it difficult for providers to accurately determine how to support their patients in real time. In the proposed interventional study, the investigators aim to pilot test an automated directly observed therapy intervention paired with conditional economic incentives to improve ART adherence among youth living with HIV (YLWH) (18-29 years-old) who have an unsuppressed HIV viral load. Aim 1: Conduct a pilot study to assess feasibility and acceptability of the use of automated directly observed therapy with conditional economic incentives (aDOT-CEI) among YLWH (aged 18-29; N= 30) at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) clinics in California and Florida. Primary outcomes will be feasibility and acceptability, assessed using predefined feasibility metrics and acceptability surveys at three months. Aim 2: Explore experiences of YLWH and staff/providers with the aDOT-CEI intervention and implementation facilitators and barriers. The investigators will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews with a sample of YLWH from Aim 1 and staff/providers purposively selected from participating AHF clinics to explore intervention experiences, potential influences on ART adherence, individual-level and clinic-level barriers and facilitators to intervention implementation, and suggested refinements for a future efficacy trial. The investigators hypothesize that the aDOT-CEI intervention to improve ART adherence among YLWH will have high feasibility and acceptability.

    at UCSF

  • Adolescent Master Protocol for Participants 18 Years of Age and Older (AMP Up)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective cohort study designed to define the impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) on young adults with perinatal HIV infection (YAPHIV) as they transition into adulthood. A group of of perinatally exposed but uninfected young adults from a similar sociodemographic background and age distribution will be enrolled for comparison.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Adolescent Master Protocol for Participants 18 Years of Age or Older - Lite

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective cohort study designed to define the impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) on young adults with perinatal HIV infection as they transition to adulthood.

    at UCLA

  • Collecting Blood and Tissue Sample Donations for Research for HIV/AIDS-Related Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study collects blood and tissue samples for research of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related cancers. Collecting blood and tissue samples and studying biomarkers in the laboratory may help doctors to learn how are biologic or genetic factors related to HIV and cancers that occur commonly in people living with HIV.

    at UCSF

  • Collection of Blood for Multiple Collaborative Studies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study seeks to confidentially collect blood from HIV-positive individuals and HIV-negative controls to provide basic scientists with specimens for collaborative studies.

    at UCSF

  • Consent for Use of Stored Patient Specimens for Future Testing

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this study is to obtain informed consent to use stored human biological materials (HBM) (e.g., blood and other tissues) for future studies that may include genetic testing.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Long-Term Clinical, Immunologic, and Virologic Profiles of Children Who Received Early Treatment for HIV

    open to all eligible people

    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.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in HIV Database

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver conditions associated with fat accumulation that ranges from benign, non-progressive liver fat accumulation to severe liver injury, cirrhosis, and liver failure. The spectrum of NAFLD encompasses simple nonalcoholic steatosis (nonalcoholic fatty liver [NAFL]) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in which there is evidence of hepatocellular injury and/or fibrosis. NAFLD is the most common liver disease in adults and the second leading cause for liver transplantation in the U.S. The natural history of NAFLD in the general population has been well described. The NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) was established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2002 to further the understanding of the diagnosis, mechanisms, progression and therapies of NASH. This effort has resulted in numerous seminal studies in the field. However, NASH CRN studies have systematically excluded persons living with HIV (PLWH) , as NAFLD in PLWH was thought to be different from that in the general population due to HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy (ART), concomitant medications and co-infections. This resulted in major knowledge gaps regarding NAFLD in the setting of HIV infection. Thus, the natural history of NAFLD in PLWH is largely unknown. The goal of this ancillary study of NAFLD and NASH in Adults with HIV (HIV NASH CRN), is to conduct a prospective, observational, multicenter study of NAFLD in PLWH (HIV-associated NAFLD).

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Observational PIC Destination Cohort

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is being done to see if people who control HIV without antiretroviral therapy (ART) after receiving an intervention can remain off ART safely. The information collected in this study is also being used to try to understand how people control HIV without ART after receiving an intervention.

    at UCSF

  • Properties of Antiretroviral and Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs During Pregnancy and Postpartum

    open to eligible females

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of antiretroviral (ARV) and anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs administered during pregnancy and postpartum.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Prevalence and Predictors of Hepatic Steatosis in Persons Living With HIV

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver conditions associated with fat accumulation that ranges from benign, non-progressive liver fat accumulation to severe liver injury, cirrhosis, and liver failure. NAFLD is the most common liver disease in US adults and the second leading cause for liver transplantation in the US. The natural history of NAFLD in the general population has been well described, with those with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL, or simple steatosis) destined to have rare incidence of hepatic events compared to those with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), who are at high risk for future development of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. The NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) was established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2002, through the mechanism of RFA-DK-01-025, to further the understanding of diagnosis, mechanisms, progression and therapies of NASH. The NASH CRN effort has resulted in numerous seminal studies in the field. However, NASH CRN studies have systematically excluded persons living with HIV (PLWH), as NAFLD in these persons was thought to be different from that in the general population due to HIV, ART, concomitant medications, and co-infections. This has resulted in major knowledge gaps regarding NAFLD in the setting of HIV. This ancillary study of NAFLD and NASH in Adults with HIV (HIV NASH CRN), HNC 001 goal is to examine the prevalence of hepatic steatosis and NAFLD in a large, multicenter, and multiethnic cohort of PLWH (Steatosis in HIV Study)

    at UCSD UCSF

  • SCOPE: Observational Study of the Consequences of the Protease Inhibitor Era

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    SCOPE is an observational, prospective study of HIV-1 infected volunteers designed to provide a specimen bank of samples with carefully characterized clinical data. SCOPE specimens will be used to examine multiple questions involving virologic, immunologic, and host factors involved in HIV-1 infection, progression, non-progression, response to treatment, control of HIV-1 virus, and evolution of drug resistance.

    at UCSF

  • Voicing My CHOiCES as a Tool for Advanced Care Planning in Young Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Background: - There are very few documents to help young adults living with advanced cancer discuss their concerns and end-of-life preferences. A new document, Voicing My CHOiCES, allows young adults to explain what kind of care they would want if they became unable to communicate or make medical decisions on their own. Researchers want to study if this document is helpful. Objective: - To study if Voicing My CHOiCES can reduce anxiety, improve sense of support, and improve communication about advanced care planning. Eligibility: - Adults 18 to 39 years old being treated for cancer. Design: - Participants will answer questions about their age, gender, employment, religion, health, and marital status. They will also complete several brief questionnaires: 1. General Anxiety Short Form 2. Peace, Equanimity and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience 3. Functional Assessment of Social Support 4. Quality of Communication 5. Prior Communication about Advanced Care Planning - Then a health care professional will introduce Voicing My CHOiCES . Participants will review the document and comment on parts they find relevant. They will also say if any important items are missing. Participants will complete 3 pages of the document with the assistance of a health care provider. They will be asked for positive and negative observations. - The second stage of the study will take place about 1 month later. Participants will repeat the brief questionnaires listed above. They will be asked if they shared any of the preferences they described when completing the 3 pages of Voicing My CHOiCES during visit 1 with a family member, friend, or health care provider. Research staff will ask the participant for permission to contact the people they spoke with in order to learn whether their conversations about the document were helpful. They will ask for feedback on how to make Voicing My CHOiCES more helpful.

    at UC Irvine

  • Leukapheresis to Support HIV Pathogenesis Studies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Despite the dramatic improvements that have resulted from combination antiretroviral treatment, long-term efficacy, toxicity, cost, and the requirements for life-long adherence remain as formidable challenges. Also, there is emerging consensus that persistent HIV-associated disease occurs during long-term highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). This disease may be due to either direct drug-toxicity and/or persistent viral replication/production and/or persistent HIV-associated inflammation. Hence, strategies aimed at achieving complete viral eradication may be needed in order to fully restore health among HIV infected individuals. Even if complete eradication proves impossible-as most believe to be the case-a less rigorous but still desirable outcome might be achieving durable control of virus in the absence of therapy. That a "functional" cure is possible is well illustrated by those rare individuals who are able to durably control replication competent virus in the absence of therapy ("elite" controllers). A more complete understanding of the relationship between inflammation and viral persistence is necessary before more rationale studies of HIV eradication can be designed. Also, a well validated high through-put virologic assay needs to be developed that can estimate the size of the latent reservoir. Since the level of replication competent virus in long-term treated patients (and in elite controllers) is very small (< 1% of CD4 cells harbor HIV), large numbers of CD4+ T cells most be obtained from study participants in order to routinely isolate and quantify virus persistence.

    at UCSF

  • Lymph Node Biopsies to Support HIV Pathogenesis Studies

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    HIV medicines have led to dramatic improvements in health. However, there remains a concern for potential drug toxicities, cost of drugs, and need for life-long treatment. In addition, research has found that health is not completely restored in HIV-infected patients, even if they have been taking effective HIV medicines for a long time. This may be due to direct drug-toxicity, continued replication of the virus, and/or inflammation of the body in response to the virus. Therefore, a more complete understanding of how HIV stays in the body is necessary. Recent research has shown that one of the places that HIV can stay in the body is in lymphatic tissues such as lymph nodes (even in patients who have been taking HIV medicines for a long time). In addition, the amount of damage to the lymphatic tissues can predict how the immune system (CD4+ T cell count) will respond to therapy. The investigators therefore propose a study in which lymph nodes from the groin area will be removed, with the goals of: 1) seeing how much HIV is in lymph nodes and 2) seeing how much damage has happened to the lymph node architecture.

    at UCSF

  • Screening Tool to Describe HIV-Related Cancer Burden and Patient Characteristics in the AMC

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is being done to understand how many people with HIV (PWH) present for cancer care across the AIDS Malignancy Consortium in the United States and if there are reasons that some PWH choose to participate, or not in cancer clinical trials. Optional quality of life surveys will be used to learn more about how HIV and cancer and HIV and cancer treatment affect people.

    at UCSD

  • Combination HIV-Specific Broadly Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies Combined With ART Initiation During Acute HIV Infection to Induce HIV Remission

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    A5388 is a phase II, two-arm, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that will enroll 48 antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve adults with acute HIV infection (AHI) in order to determine whether: - Administration of combination HIV-specific broadly neutralizing antibody (bNAb) therapy in addition to ART during acute HIV infection (AHI) will be safe. - Participants who receive combination bNAb therapy in addition to ART during AHI will be more likely to demonstrate a delay in time to HIV-1 RNA ≥1,000 copies/mL for 4 consecutive weeks compared to participants who receive placebo plus ART. - Participants who receive combination bNAb therapy in addition to ART during AHI will demonstrate lower viral reservoirs and enhanced HIV-specific immunity compared to participants who receive placebo plus ART.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Immunogenicity of BG505 MD39.3, BG505 MD39.3 gp151, and BG505 MD39.3 gp151 CD4KO HIV Trimer mRNA Vaccines in Healthy, HIV-uninfected Adult Participants

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open-label, multicenter, randomized phase 1 study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of BG505 MD39.3, BG505 MD39.3 gp151, and BG505 MD39.3 gp151 CD4KO HIV trimer mRNA. These trimers are based on the BG505 MD39 native-like trimer reported in Steichen et al. Immunity 2016. The primary hypothesis is that the BG505 MD39.3 soluble and membrane-bound trimer mRNA vaccines will be safe and well-tolerated among HIV-uninfected individuals and will elicit autologous neutralizing antibodies.

    at UCLA

  • Couples-based Intervention for Transgender Women and Their Partners

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    This project seeks to test the efficacy of a couples-based HIV prevention program in large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) to reduce HIV risk among transgender woman and their partners. This project involves enrolling a racially diverse sample of transgender women and their partners and randomizing 50 couples to either the couples-based HIV prevention intervention or an enhanced standard of care (SOC) control condition. Couples will be followed quarterly over 12-months. Analysis of study outcomes will utilize both individual- and dyadic-level data. The primary outcome is a composite measure of risk for HIV transmission which encompasses validated behavioral indicators of HIV risk as well as biomedical confirmation of viral suppression and PrEP adherence.

    at UCSF

  • Doravirine/Islatravir (DOR/ISL, MK-8591A) for the Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) Infection in Participants Who Previously Received DOR/ISL (MK-8591A-054)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of DOR/ISL in adult participants with HIV-1 who had been previously treated with DOR/ISL in earlier clinical studies. There are no formal hypotheses to be tested in this study.

    at UC Davis

  • GS-5423 and GS-2872 in Combination With Capsid Inhibitor Lenacapavir in Virologically Suppressed Adults With HIV-1 Infection

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The goal of this study is to test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of the combination of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) (teropavimab (formerly GS-5423) and zinlirvimab (formerly GS-2872)) with lenacapavir (LEN) in virologically suppressed adults with HIV-1 infection. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of switching to a regimen of LEN, teropavimab, and zinlirvimab, versus continuing on baseline oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) as determined by the proportion of participants with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) ribonucleic acid (RNA) ≥ 50 copies/mL at Week 26.

    at UCSD

  • Dolutegravir in Neonates Exposed to HIV-1

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study will test an anti-HIV drug (ARV) for newborn babies. The study will include a minimum of 36 and up to 108 mothers living with HIV and their newborn babies from Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States. Infants will be in the study for approximately 16 weeks (four months) after they are born. Mothers will not receive study drug and will exit the study after the Entry visit.

    at UCLA

  • Indinavir Combined With Stavudine and Lamivudine

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This study will see how safe and effective against HIV the drugs L-756423 plus indinavir (IDV) are compared to just IDV when taken with stavudine (d4T) and lamivudine (3TC). The study will also see whether taking 1 large dose of L-756423/IDV once a day is as safe and effective as taking 2 smaller doses twice a day.

    at UCLA

  • Cenicriviroc Mesylate on Arterial Inflammation in People Living With HIV

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    The study is being conducted to determine if cenicriviroc mesylate (CVC) will decrease vascular inflammation as measured by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging of the aorta.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Switch to Doravirine/Islatravir (DOR/ISL) in Participants With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Who Are Virologically Suppressed on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) (MK-8591A-051)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a switch to Doravirine/Islatravir (DOR/ISL) compared with continued baseline antiretroviral therapy (ART), through Week 48; and to evaluate the antiretroviral activity of a switch to DOR/ISL compared with continued baseline ART at Week 48. The primary hypothesis is that DOR/ISL is non-inferior to continued baseline ART, as assessed by the percentage of participants with HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) ≥50 copies/mL at Week 48, with a margin of 4 percentage points used to define non-inferiority.

    at UCSF

  • HIV Envelope Trimer, N332-GT5 gp140, Adjuvanted With SMNP in Adult Participants Without HIV

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    HVTN 144 is a phase 1 clinical trial to being conducted to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of an HIV envelope trimer, N332-GT5 gp140, adjuvanted with saponin/MPLA nanoparticles (SMNP) in adult participants without HIV. The study aims to evaluate the safety and tolerability of N332-GT5 gp140 adjuvanted with SMNP in adult volunteers without HIV and in overall good health, including identifying a safe and tolerable dose, route, and schedule of administration of the novel adjuvant SMNP. The study also aims to evaluate the induction of BG18-class immunoglobulin G (IgG) B-cell responses in memory B cells by the study regimens and compare the responses between the different groups. HVTN 144 will be conducted in 2 parts with 84 volunteers without HIV and in overall good health, aged 18 to 55 years. The study duration is 22 months which includes 8 months for enrollment, planned safety holds, follow-up, and Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI) health contact 1 year after last vaccination.

    at UCSF

  • mHealth Intervention to Improve HIV Prevention Service Engagement Among Racially Diverse Women Who Use Drugs

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    The goal of this pilot randomized controlled trial is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary impact of the mHeaLth interventiOn To redUce Stigma (LOTUS) intervention to improve HIV prevention service engagement and reduce intersectional stigma among racially diverse women who use drugs. LOTUS is a technology-delivered intervention that provides HIV prevention informational content and tips, peer social support and social networking features, a resource locator, HIV prevention monitoring and reminders (e.g., reminders for HIV/STI testing and PrEP doses), and virtual guided discussions with health care professionals.

    at UCSD

  • Anal Cytology Collection Procedures in Predicting High-Grade Anal Dysplasia in Men Who Have Sex With Men

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    This clinical trial compares three anal cytology collection procedures (collected at a single visit) in men who have sex with men (MSM). It also compares two different tests for human papilloma virus, the virus that causes high grade anal dysplasia, which is thought to occur before anal cancer. This study may help doctors develop better screening for high-grade anal dysplasia in MSM in order to identify those who need to return for additional screening and treatment.

    at UCLA

  • Analytical Treatment Interruption (ATI) to Assess the Immune System's Ability to Control HIV in Participants Who Became HIV-infected During the HVTN 704/HPTN 085 AMP Study

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    The purpose of this study is to learn whether having the AMP Study antibody (called VRC01) in a person's body might help their immune system control HIV better, even without HIV medication called antiretroviral therapy or ART, if they get HIV. This study will evaluate the viral and immune system responses in an Analytical Treatment Interruption (ATI), in participants who received VRC01 or placebo and got HIV while enrolled in HVTN 704/HPTN 085 (NCT02716675). Participants in this study will stop taking their HIV medication. They will stay off HIV medication unless and until the HIV levels in their blood show that their immune system is unable to control the HIV or they meet other ART re-start criteria as noted in section "Detailed Description". While they are not taking HIV medication, their HIV levels will be tested frequently, and their health will be monitored closely. This is called an analytical treatment interruption, or an ATI. An ATI is an experimental procedure that is only used in carefully monitored research.

    at UCLA

  • B-Enhancement of HBV Vaccination in Persons Living With HIV (BEe-HIVe): Evaluation of HEPLISAV-B

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate response to and safety of the HBV vaccine HEPLISAV-B in two study populations living with HIV: prior HBV vaccine recipients who are deemed non-responders and individuals who are naïve to HBV vaccination.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Behavioral Activation and Risk Reduction for Stimulant Use Among Sexually Active Young Gay/Bisexual Minority Men (IMPACT)

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    The use of behavioral intervention to reduce stimulant use and concurrent HIV sexual transmission risk

    at UCLA

  • Brentuximab Vedotin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II-IV HIV-Associated Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    This pilot phase I/II trial studies the side effects and the best dose of brentuximab vedotin when given together with combination chemotherapy and to see how well they work in treating patients with stage II-IV human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Hodgkin lymphoma. Brentuximab vedotin is a monoclonal antibody, called brentuximab, linked to a chemotherapy drug called vedotin. Brentuximab attaches to CD30-positive cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers vedotin to kill them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine sulfate, and dacarbazine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving brentuximab vedotin together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSD

  • CMV-specific HIV-CAR T Cells as Immunotherapy for HIV/AIDS

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    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) causes a persistent infection that ultimately leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Treatment of HIV-1 infection with combination anti-retroviral therapy (ART) suppresses HIV-1 replication to undetectable viral levels and saves lives. Nevertheless, ART cannot eradicate latent cellular reservoirs of the virus, and HIV-1 infection remains a life-long battle. Adoptive cellular immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T cells directed against HIV-1 envelope subunit protein gp120 (HIVCAR T cells) may provide a safe and effective way to eliminate HIV-infected cells. However, the number of HIV-infected cells is low in participants under ART, and CAR T cells disappear if they are not stimulated by their target antigens. Interestingly, about 95% of HIV-1-infected individuals are CMV-seropositive and CMV-specific T cells have been shown to persist. To overcome the CAR T cells low persistence issue, we propose to make HIV-CAR T cells using autologous cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cells, which can be stimulated by endogenous CMV in vivo. The overall hypothesis of this first-in-human Phase 1, open-label, single-arm study is that endogenous immune signals to CMV-specific T cells can maintain the presence of autologous bispecific CMV/HIV-CAR T cells in healthy people living with HIV-1 (PLWH), and achieve long-term remission in the presence of ART.

    at UCSD

  • Combinatorial Therapy to Induce an HIV Remission

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    Combination approaches will almost certainly be required to generate durable control of HIV in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (a "remission"). In this study, 20 individuals will receive a combination regimen administered during ART and then undergo an analytic treatment interruption (ATI).

    at UCSF

  • CREATE - Cabotegravir & Rilpivirine Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy

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    This is a Phase I/II, multicenter, open-label, non-randomized study with four groups to characterize the pharmacokinetics and safety of Cabotegravir (CAB) and Rilpivirine (RPV) long-acting injectable (LA) during pregnancy and postpartum among people with HIV-1 viral suppression and their infants.

    at UCSD

  • DHFS for Medication Adherence Support During Hospital Admissions for Person Living With HIV

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    This study is a prospective single arm open label intervention study over 16 weeks using the DHFS and a telemedicine platform with persons living with HIV who are not virologically suppressed, admitted to UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center and initiating or restarting anti-retroviral therapy (ARVs). This proof of concept study will investigate the feasibility of using the DHFS in hospitalized individuals living with HIV to support ARV adherence. The Study intervention has an initiation phase of 2 weeks, a persistence phase of 14 weeks and a follow-up phase out to 48 weeks. Once study consent is obtained, the participant will receive a focused case navigation, psychiatric and substance abuse evaluation and will initiate digitized ARVs, either in hospital or at the AVRC within 14 days of hospital discharge, in collaboration with their providers. The study intervention will be considered to start from the point at which the DHFS is started. The study team will ensure the participants continue to utilize the DHFS both in hospital and after discharge. Following the 16 week intervention the study team will continue to follow participants to evaluate retention in care and viral suppression up to 48 weeks in collaboration with the outpatient care providers.

    at UCSD

  • Digital Health Feedback System (DHFS) for Longitudinal Monitoring of ARVs Used in HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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    This study uses an ingestion sensor and a wearable sensor (worn as a patch on the skin), which are new Proteus Digital Health (PDH) technologies approved by the FDA, to collect information about patients taking their Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication for HIV prevention. The wearable sensor records information, which is uploaded wirelessly to a mobile device and then to a secure computer. Together the sensors and the mobile device transmitting the information to the study computer are called a digital health feedback system (DHFS), which gives healthcare providers information about when patients have taken their PrEP medication. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate that the DHFS is easy to use and acceptable to people taking PrEP; that patients will persist with its use; and that the system provides valid, accurate measures of adherence.

    at UCSD

  • Digital Health Feedback System for Longitudinal Measurement of Medication Adherence During Anti-Retroviral (ARV)Therapy

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    This study uses an ingestion sensor and a wearable sensor (worn as a patch on the skin), which are new Proteus Digital Health (PDH) technologies approved by the FDA, to collect information about patients taking their ARV medications. The wearable sensor records information, which is uploaded wirelessly to a mobile device and then to a secure computer. Together the sensors and the mobile device transmitting the information to the study computer are called a digital health feedback system (DHFS), which gives healthcare providers information about when patients have taken their ARV medications. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate that the DHFS is easy to use and acceptable to the HIV patient population; that patients will persist with its use; and that the system provides valid, accurate measures of adherence.

    at UCSD

  • Dolutegravir Study in HIV-1 Participants Completing IMPAACT Studies P1093 and P2019

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    Dolutegravir is a potent integrase strand transfer inhibitor. Abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine (ABC/DTG/3TC) is a fixed dose combination regimen containing two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and dolutegravir. This is a phase 3b, non-randomized, open-label, multi-center, two treatment rollover study. The primary objective of this pediatric interventional study is to provide continued access to age appropriate formulations of investigational product (dolutegravir), either as Tivicay or as part of fixed dose combination ABC/DTG/3TC, for eligible participants who previously participated in parent studies P1093 (NCT01302847) or P2019 (NCT03760458) and who cannot locally access age appropriate formulations of dolutegravir or ABC/DTG/3TC in the public sector. The P1093 study was designed to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, tolerability and antiviral activity of dolutegravir in combination with optimized background regimens in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) experienced adolescents and children as well as treatment naïve infants and toddlers. The P2019 study was designed to evaluate PK, safety, tolerability and antiviral activity of ABC/DTG/3TC dispersible and immediate release tablets in HIV-1-infected children. Participants who have tolerated investigational product in the parent studies without any significant toxicity or signs of virologic failure leading to the permanent discontinuation of investigational product and withdrawal from the parent study will be considered for this open label continued access study. Participants will receive their age/weight appropriate dose of investigational product as defined in the parent study. The duration of participation in the study will extend until age appropriate formulations of Tivicay or ABC/DTG/3TC receive local (by country) regulatory approval and are available in those countries from another source (e.g. government programs, aid programs, assistance programs, etc.) or the participant is no longer deriving benefit from treatment or meets a protocol defined reason for discontinuation. Participants will be enrolled after all screening procedures have been completed. In most cases, the Screening visit will overlap with the participants penultimate visit on the parent study (at Week 180 of P1093, or Week 36 of the P2019 study). Participants who meet all entry criteria may enroll and will be seen in the clinic every 12 weeks for a safety evaluation and to receive investigational product. It is estimated that no more than 300 participants will be enrolled in this study. Tivicay is a registered trademark of ViiV Healthcare.

    at UCLA

  • Drug-Drug Interactions Between Rifapentine and Dolutegravir in HIV/LTBI Co-Infected Individuals

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    This study will evaluate the potential drug-drug interactions between dolutegravir (DTG) and steady state rifapentine (RPT) when RPT is given with isoniazid (INH) daily for 4 weeks (1HP) as part of treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) in HIV-1 and LTBI co-infected individuals.

    at UCSF

  • Early ART to Limit Infection and Establishment of Reservoir

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    The study was done to: - Start antiretroviral therapy (ART) early in those recently or acutely infected with HIV-1 - See how starting ART as soon as the infection is found affects the amount of HIV-1 in blood and how well the body fights the HIV-1 infection - Look at the amount of HIV-1 DNA (genetic material for HIV-1) seen in CD4+ T-cells (infection-fighting cells in blood) after 48 weeks of ART - See how early treatment for HIV affects the numbers of HIV-1 infection fighting cells (CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells) in blood

    at UCLA UCSD

  • New Anti-HIV Drug (AG1549) Plus Viracept (Nelfinavir) Plus Combivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine) in HIV-Infected Patients

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    The purpose of this study is to look at the effectiveness of giving a new anti-HIV drug (AG1549) plus Viracept (nelfinavir) plus Combivir (a tablet containing zidovudine plus lamivudine) to HIV-infected patients who are not taking anti-HIV drugs.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide Switch Study for Transgender Individuals for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) levels in transgender-identifying or gender non-binary individuals taking versus not taking gender affirming hormone therapy. Subjects who have previously taken F/TDF as PrEP will continue with a fixed dose combination of daily oral F/TAF substituting for F/TDF. Subjects will receive the iTAB text messaging adherence reminders to provide personalized, automated text messages to support and monitor adherence that will vary by participant choice until 12 weeks after switching medication. This study will enroll 60 individuals to take F/TAF as PrEP for 48 weeks.

    at UCSD

  • Doxycycline Post-exposure Prophylaxis to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections in PrEP Users and HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men

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    The purpose of this study is to understand if taking an antibiotic called doxycycline by mouth as soon as possible after sexual contact without a condom can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The study will also look at the safety of doxycycline PEP and the impact that PEP may have on the bacteria that cause STIs as well as on bacteria that normally live on the body. While doxycycline is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking doxycycline immediately after sexual contact to prevent infection is investigational and is not approved by the FDA for this use. Participants will take part in the study for 1 year.

    at UCSF

  • Gene Therapy in Treating Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Lymphoma Receiving Stem Cell Transplant

    “Study looking at stem cell gene therapy to treat patients with HIV and lymphoma”

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    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of gene therapy in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related lymphoma that did not respond to therapy or came back after an original response receiving stem cell transplant. In gene therapy, small stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) called "anti-HIV genes" are introduced into the stem cells in the laboratory to make the gene therapy product used in this study. The type of anti-HIV genes and therapy in this study may make the patient's immune cells more resistant to HIV-1 and prevent new immune cells from getting infected with HIV-1.

    at UC Davis UCSD UCSF

  • HOPE in Action Trial of HIV+ Deceased Donor Liver Transplants for HIV+ Recipients

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    The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected donor liver (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Imiquimod, Fluorouracil, or Observation in Treating HIV-Positive Patients With High-Grade Anal Squamous Skin Lesions

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    This randomized phase III trial studies imiquimod or fluorouracil to see how well they work compared to observation in treating patients with high-grade anal squamous skin lesions who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive. Biological therapies, such as imiquimod, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether imiquimod or fluorouracil is more effective than observation in treating high-grade anal squamous skin lesions.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Immediate Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy During "Hyperacute" HIV Infection

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    The purpose of this study is to identify and provide immediate antiretroviral therapy to a cohort of HIV-infected individuals with very early HIV infection (estimated date of infection within the last 90 days). The primary aim of the study is to evaluate whether initiation of dolutegravir plus emtricitabine/tenofovir during acute/early HIV infection leads to protection of CD4+ T cells and other immune cells in the peripheral blood and lymphoid tissue from infection.

    at UCSF

  • INcreasing Statin Prescribing in HIV Behavioral Economics REsearch

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    Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV. Recent studies have demonstrated that patients with HIV experience a 50-100% increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke compared to HIV-uninfected persons. They also face higher risks of stroke, sudden death, and heart failure. However, evidence-based statin therapy-which is safe in this population and highly effective at reducing cardiovascular risk-is under-prescribed. The investigators propose a multi-level intervention to increase evidence-based statin prescribing by addressing barriers at these levels. The implementation intervention includes two strategies: (1) tailored education at the leadership, provider, and patient levels, and (2) behavioral economics-informed feedback for providers.

    at UCLA

  • Inflammation in Methamphetamine and STIs (IMSTI)

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    This clinical trial aims to investigate the effects of a decline in methamphetamine use on rectal inflammatory cytokine levels, substance use contexts, and HIV/STI risk behavior. This clinical trial also seeks to evaluate joint effects of methamphetamine use and rectal gonorrhea/chlamydia infection on rectal inflammatory cytokine levels. The proposed trial will consist of 40 MSM, half with rectal gonorrhea/chlamydia infection at enrollment (n=20), with methamphetamine use disorder that will receive contingency management for methamphetamine reduction. Following baseline measurement, participants will be observed over the course of 8 weeks, where participants will complete behavioral surveys, provide urine for drug testing, and rectal samples for measurement of rectal inflammatory cytokine levels.

    at UCLA

  • Injectable Cabotegravir Compared to TDF/FTC For PrEP in HIV-Uninfected Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men

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    This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the injectable drug cabotegravir (CAB LA), for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-uninfected cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men (MSM and TGW).

    at UCLA UCSF

  • INTEGRA: A Vanguard Study of Health Service Delivery in a Mobile Health Delivery Unit

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    The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of using a mobile health delivery unit ("mobile unit") to deliver "one stop" integrated health services - particularly medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and medication for HIV treatment and prevention - to people who inject drugs (PWID) with opioid use disorder (OUD) to improve uptake and use of MOUD, and uptake and use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    at UCLA

  • Kidney Transplantation From Donors With HIV: Impact on Rejection and Long-Term Outcomes (Expanding HOPE Kidney)

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    This research is being done to better understand rejection in transplant recipients with HIV who receive kidneys from donors with vs without HIV.

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  • LetSync: Pilot Test of Mobile Health (mHealth) Intervention

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    The Pilot Test (AKA Study B) will entail a pilot randomized, controlled trial (RCT) of an mHealth behavioral intervention, LetSync, with 80 couples (N=160) to assess its acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary impact on retention in care and ART adherence as measured by antiretroviral concentrations in hair. Participants in the intervention arm will use LetSync v1.0 for 6 months and provide acceptability and feasibility data. In the ensuing 2 months, the investigators will make refinements based on participants' data to produce LetSync v2.0. Then, participants in the waitlist-control arm will receive LetSync v2.0, use it for 6 months, and provide acceptability and feasibility data. The intervention arm will continue using LetSync v1.0, for a total of 14 months. Based on acceptability and feasibility data from waitlist control arm participants between T3 and T4, the investigators will develop LetSync v3.0, which will be used for efficacy testing in a full RCT trial in the future.

    at UCSF

  • LinkPositively: A Technology-Delivered Peer Navigation and Social Networking Intervention to Improve HIV Care

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    Investigators will develop and pilot test a culturally tailored, trauma-informed smartphone app, called LinkPositively, for Black WLHA affected by interpersonal violence. Core components of LinkPositively include: a) Virtual Peer Navigation that includes phone and text check-ins and 4 weekly one-on-one video sessions to build skills to cope with barriers and navigate care; b) Social Networking platform to receive peer support; c) Educational and Self-care database with healthy living and self-care tips; d) GPS-enabled Resource Locator for HIV care and ancillary support service agencies; and e) ART self-monitoring and reminder system. The study will be conducted in 2 phases with corresponding aims. In Phase 1 (Aim 1), 4 focus groups with Black WLHA with experiences of interpersonal violence, one focus group with peer navigators, and 4-6 key informant interviews with providers will be conducted to determine which app features, content, and functions are most likely to support downloading, initiating use, and sustaining engagement over time. Aim 1 will culminate in usability testing by Black WLHA affected by interpersonal violence (n=8), to finalize intervention components and procedures. In Phase 2 (Aim 2), investigators will pilot test LinkPositively to assess feasibility and acceptability and determine preliminary effects of the intervention on HIV care outcomes (i.e., retention in care, ART adherence, viral suppression) and mechanism of change variables (i.e., social support, self-efficacy). Through a randomized control trial (RCT), participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention arm (n=40) or control arm (Ryan White standard of care, n=40), with follow-up at 3- and 6- months. This study will benefit the advancement of HIV prevention science by harnessing technology to promote engagement in HIV care, while improving social support through peers and social networking-all under the auspices of being trauma-informed for Black WLHA with experiences of interpersonal violence.

    at UCSD

  • HIV-1 Infected Adults Who Received EBT-101

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    Participants who receive EBT-101 in a parent protocol will be eligible to participate in this long-term follow-up (LTFU) study (EBT-101-002).

    at UCSF

  • More Options for Children and Adolescents (MOCHA): Oral and Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine in HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the dosage for oral cabotegravir (CAB) and long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) and long-acting rilpiverine (RPV LA) LA and evaluate the safety, acceptability, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of oral CAB,CAB LA, and RPV LA in virologically suppressed HIV-infected children and adolescents.

    at UCLA

  • Patient-provider Decision Aid for HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Assault

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    The goal of this trial is to pilot a digital, interactive patient-provider HIV PEP decision aid. The decision aid will incorporate five sections of content: 1) key clinical factors input by providers; 2) tailored multimedia-based HIV risk sharing information; 3) standardized multimedia educational messaging regarding the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of HIV PEP; 4) direct comparisons of priorities (e.g., physical well-being - "I want to do everything I can to prevent HIV," privacy - "I don't want others to know about the exposure," or cost - "I can't afford the pills'') completed by patients; and 5) tailored feedback regarding patient priorities for use in shared clinical decision making.

    at UC Davis

  • Positive Steps to Enhance Problem Solving Skills

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    This randomized control trial is to test the efficacy of a stepped-care "adaptive" Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) adherence intervention ("Positive STEPS") for HIV infected adolescents and young adults, ages 16 to 29. Stepped care is a healthcare delivery model in which the least resource intensive part of an intervention is delivered first, and only those who do not improve then receive the high intensity, more resource intensive part of an intervention.

    at UCLA

  • Immune Response to Dolutegravir in HIV-1 Infected Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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    Dolutegravir (DTG) is an HIV drug in the integrase inhibitor drug class. This study evaluated the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, tolerability of and immune response to DTG when used concurrently with optimized background therapy (OBT) in HIV-1 infected infants, children, and adolescents.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Zinc Finger Nuclease CCR5-modified Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells in HIV-1 Infected Patients

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    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of administering SB-728mR-HSPC after conditioning with busulfan.

    at UCLA

  • Saroglitazar Magnesium 4 mg for NASH in People Living With HIV in the US

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    Saroglitazar Magnesium 4 mg for NASH in People Living with HIV in the US

    at UCSF

  • Cobicistat-Boosted Atazanavir (ATV/co), Cobicistat-Boosted Darunavir (DRV/co) and Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (F/TAF) in Children With HIV

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    The goal of this clinical study is to learn more about the safety and dosing of study drugs, cobicistat-boosted Atazanavir (ATV/co), cobicistat-boosted darunavir (DRV/co) and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF), in children (age ≥ 4 weeks to < 18 years) with HIV.

    at UCLA

  • EBT-101 in Aviremic HIV-1 Infected Adults on Stable ART

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    This is a First in Human (FIH) study of EBT-101 administered IV to aviremic HIV-1 infected adults on stable antiretroviral therapy (ART).

    at UCSF

  • Lenacapavir for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in People Who Are at Risk for HIV Infection

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    The goal of this clinical study is to test how well the study drug, lenacapavir (LEN), works in preventing the risk of HIV.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (F/TAF) in Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) Infected Children and Adolescents Virologically Suppressed on a 2- Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (2-NRTI)-Containing Regimen

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    The primary objective of this study is to confirm the TAF dose and to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of TAF, safety, and tolerability of F/TAF in HIV-1 infected children and adolescents virologically suppressed (defined as having < 50 copies/mL of HIV-1 ribonucleic acid [RNA] for a period of at least 6 months) while on a stable NRTI containing regimen.

    at UCLA

  • Surgery in Treating Patients With Early Stage Anal Canal or Perianal Cancer and HIV Infection

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    This phase II trial studies surgery in treating patients with anal canal or perianal cancer that is small and has not spread deeply into the tissues and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Local surgery may be a safer treatment with fewer side effects than bigger surgery or radiation and chemotherapy.

    at UCSF

  • Switch to Doravirine/Islatravir (DOR/ISL) in Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) Participants Treated With Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) (MK-8591A-018)

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    This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a switch to MK-8591A (a fixed dose combination of doravirine and islatravir) in human immunodeficiency virus -1 (HIV-1)-infected participants virologically suppressed on a regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF). The primary hypothesis is that a switch to MK-8591A will be non-inferior to continued treatment with BIC/FTC/TAF as assessed by the proportion of participants with HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) ≥50 copies/mL at Week 48. Participants who benefit from their assigned intervention (as determined by investigator) will be able to continue treatment through a 24-week study extension.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • Experimental Medication MK-3475 (Pembrolizumab) to Usual Anti-Retroviral Medications in Patients With HIV and Cancer

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    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    at UCSF

  • Treatment in Preventing Anal Cancer in Patients With HIV and Anal High-Grade Lesions

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    The randomized phase of the trial compared topical or ablative treatment with active monitoring in preventing anal cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). Anal HSIL is tissue in the anal canal that has been damaged by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) and is at risk for turning into anal cancer. The ANCHOR Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) determined that the primary study endpoint was completed, based on the data and statistical analysis presented to them on 07SEP2021. In the post-randomization phase of this trial, all enrolled participants are offered treatment for HSIL and/or follow-up, at the participant's choice.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Immunogenicity of a Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-Based Anti-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine (Triplex®)

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    Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either two injections of CMV-MVA Triplex® or placebo administered at study Entry/Day 0 and week 4. Vaccine Group: 60 participants will receive CMV-MVA Triplex® containing 5 x 10^8 plaque-forming unit (pfu) ±0.5 x 10^8 pfu of MVA Vaccine Encoding CMV Antigens by intramuscular (IM) deltoid injections. Placebo Group: 30 participants will receive a volume of placebo (7.5% Lactose in phosphate-buffered saline [PBS]) that matches the volume of the active vaccine injection by IM deltoid injections.

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  • Urban Gardening and Peer Nutritional Counseling for People With HIV and Food Insecurity

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    The investigators are conducting a fully powered cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a culturally appropriate, multicomponent intervention combining peer nutritional counseling with urban gardening among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Dominican Republic (DR) to assess efficacy, analyze mediators of effects, and evaluate detailed process data to inform scale-up. The study will examine the impact of the intervention on participants' HIV clinical outcomes (HIV viral load, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and HIV care retention) as well as intermediate outcomes such as food security and HIV-related stigma.

    at UCSF

  • uTECH: Machine Learning for HIV Prevention Among Substance Using GBMSM

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    This project seeks to develop and test the acceptability, appropriateness and feasibility of uTECH, a novel social media "big data" machine learning intervention for HIV-negative substance-using sexual and gender minority people who have sex with men that aims to reduce HIV transmission risk by integrating biomedical and behavioral risk reduction strategies, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention and medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use harm reduction

    at UCLA

  • VGX-3100 and Electroporation in Treating Patients With HIV-Positive High-Grade Anal Lesions

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    This phase II trial studies the use of human papillomavirus (HPV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) plasmids therapeutic vaccine VGX-3100 (VGX-3100) and electroporation in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive high-grade anal lesions. Vaccines made from DNA may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Electroporation helps pores in your body's cells take in the drug to strengthen your immune system's response. Giving VGX-3100 and electroporation together may work better in treating patients with high-grade anal lesions.

    at UCSF

  • Retrospective Observational Study of Multidrug-Resistant Patient Outcomes With and Without Ibalizumab

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    The virological efficacy of ibalizumab has been clearly demonstrated in multiple clinical trials. This study will expand ibalizumab's clinical data set and allow a better understanding of the virologic response durability on ARV regimens with or without ibalizumab in a heterogeneous real-world patient population. Additional data on the efficacy and safety of ibalizumab and its impact on patient reported outcomes will be captured until study end. Primary Objective: To evaluate the long-term efficacy, safety, and durability of ibalizumab in combination with other ARVs by comparing the virologic, immunologic and clinical outcomes of patients receiving ibalizumab treatment versus patients not receiving ibalizumab. Secondary Objective: To assess the efficacy of ibalizumab in combination with other antiretrovirals by comparing the virologic, immunologic, clinical and patient reported outcomes of patients before and after they receive ibalizumab treatment. To assess the long-term safety and tolerability of ibalizumab. Other Objectives: To assess risk factors/predictors of virologic and immunologic response. To assess efficacy and safety in special populations that enroll.

    at UCSD

  • Health Information for Infected Veterans

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    This is a study of My HealtheVet (MHV) use by Veterans diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and VA providers/staff who care for them. The investigators hope to learn and understand how MHV can improve the self-management of chronic conditions like HIV. First, the investigators will review Veteran medical records to look at the relationship between use of MHV and whether it has a positive or negative impact on the Veteran's management of HIV. Next, the investigators will interview participants to find out how MHV for self-management is used by Veterans and to find out why Veterans and providers choose to use (or not use) specific MHV tools. Lastly, the investigators will use the information found from the first two steps and create an intervention that will encourage non-MHV users to use the MHV tools that can help achieve health-related goals. Once the intervention has been developed, Veterans and providers will participate in a "cognitive walkthrough" to help the researchers test the intervention to see if it is usable, possible, and acceptable.

    at UCSD

  • Incidence of HIV Infection in Screening Indian Men Who Have Sex With Men

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    This research trial studies the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in screening Indian men who have sex with men (MSM). Gathering health information over time from Indian MSM may help doctors determine how many Indian MSM develop new cases of HIV infection.

    at UCSF

  • Incidence of HPV Infection and HPV-Associated Disease in Screening Indian Men Who Have Sex With HIV-Positive Men

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    This research trial studies the incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated disease in screening Indian men who have sex with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men. Gathering health information over time from Indian men who have sex with men (MSM) may help doctors determine how many HIV -positive MSM develop new HPV infections and how many HIV-positive MSM have HPV related disease.

    at UCSF

  • Instacare - Rapid ART Initiation Among Persons With HIV and Out of Care

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    This study aims to evaluate two ways to help people re-engage with healthcare. The first is to assess if providing HIV treatment on the first visit (or within 1 week) can help people re-engage with care and ultimately stay in care after 24 and 48 weeks. It will also assess the success of starting treatment immediately by measuring the HIV virus in people's bloodstream after 24 and 48 weeks. The second part of this study is to assess a new behavioral treatment called 60-Minutes-for-Health which aims to help people identify and overcome barriers to HIV care, to help with motivation maintaining in care, to help cope with negative feelings about HIV, and to help increase self-reliance in seeking healthcare amid other things that are happening in your life.

    at UCSD

  • Long Term Follow up for the Detection of Delayed Adverse Events in Cal-1 Recipients

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    Long term safety follow-up of Cal-1 recipients

    at UCLA

  • People Living With HIV, Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer, and Health Equity

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    This is an exploratory qualitative study among People Living With HIV (PLWH) of diverse racial/ethnic and sexual and gender minority (SGM) identities to explore individual, interpersonal, and structural oral health equity factors that serve as barriers or facilitators of accessing oral health care, knowledge and perceptions of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) /Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), and to collect recommendations on how to increase access to oral health care and engage PLWH in OSCC/OPSCC prevention.

    at UCSF

  • Prevention and Treatment Continuum for Youth at HIV Risk, Acutely Infected and With Established HIV Infection

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    This is a strategic prospective cohort study which will measure the effects of early intensive antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the establishment and persistence of HIV-1 reservoirs and HIV-1-specific immunity in acutely /recently HIV infected youth aged 12 to 24 years as compared to newly diagnosed youth with established infection > 6 months. Participants with newly diagnosed acute /recent HIV-1 infection will be offered enrollment into the study with immediate initiation of ART which is the current standard of care.

    at UCLA

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