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Transgender Health clinical trials at University of California Health

8 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • Adaptive Intervention to Facilitate PrEP Uptake/Adherence Among Transgender Women

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    "PrEP N' Shine" is a two-stage randomized controlled pilot trial which utilizes a behavioral intervention to optimize the uptake and adherence of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Transgender women (TGW).

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • 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

  • Couples-based Intervention for Transgender Women and Their Partners

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • Hormone Secretion in Transgender Males

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Aim 1 utilizes prospective clinical studies in TGN to test the hypothesis that prolonged exogenous androgens alter menstrual cyclicity by inhibiting gonadotropin secretion, steroid hormone release, and ovulation. We will utilize a clinical trial of TRT to evaluate T suppression of ovarian follicle and hormone dynamics (Aim 1A) and LH pulsatility (Aim 1B).

    at UCSD

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

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    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • Support for Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals Seeking Vaginoplasty Study

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The STRIVE study is the first national randomized trial to focus on improving well-being, access to surgical care and other health outcomes for transgender and nonbinary (referred to as trans) people seeking genital gender-affirming surgery (GGAS). Trans people have gender identities that are different from the sex they were assigned at birth. Due to discrimination based on their gender identity in settings such as schools, the workplace, housing and health care, trans people face much higher rates of distress as well as poorer health and quality of life. Trans people are often unable to access necessary surgeries and hormone therapy to help align their bodies with their gender identities due to a lack of trained medical providers and limited insurance coverage for gender-affirming care. The most common GGAS that trans people seek is vaginoplasty, which is the surgical creation of vaginal anatomy. Because of the high demand for this surgery and limited number of medical centers that offer it, trans people face lengthy wait times and complicated health system processes, increasing stress, negative mental health effects and social isolation. Social and peer-support interventions have been shown to decrease isolation and improve health. Social support during the GGAS process was also identified by the Transgender and Non-Binary Surgery - Allied Research Collective (TRANS-ARC) as the top research priority. Due to limited information on this topic, the STRIVE study was developed to meet this need. The research team's goals are to: - Compare the effectiveness of two approaches to presurgical preparation for vaginoplasty: a virtual group-based peer support intervention led by trans peers who have had GGAS, or usual care delivered by gender-affirming surgical teams, enhanced with patient education materials. - Determine if the intervention improves meeting presurgical criteria for vaginoplasty. - Evaluate if patients, peer supporters and healthcare staff find the intervention acceptable. The research team will conduct a pragmatic randomized controlled trial, meaning participants will be assigned by chance to one of two groups: peer-support group or usual care enhanced with written and web-based education materials. This study is pragmatic because it is happening under real-life conditions to understand if the intervention will work in practice. The research team will work with five academic gender-affirming surgery programs across the country to recruit and enroll 260 trans adults ages 18 and older who are seeking vaginoplasty. Participants assigned to the peer support group will receive the intervention virtually over the course of three months, facilitated by peer facilitators from Trans Lifeline. The usual care group will receive education from their gender-affirming surgical team, with in-depth materials that cover the same topics as the virtual course. The primary outcome to be measures at six months is coping self-efficacy, reported by patients, using a survey which assesses perceived ability to deal with stressors. The research team will explore additional outcomes at 12 months, including meeting GGAS presurgical criteria and other outcomes deemed important to trans community partners, surgeons and other gender-affirming providers (e.g., psychological stress, social support, resilience, quality of life, presurgical knowledge, surgical delays and cancellations). Postsurgical outcomes, including surgical satisfaction and other related outcomes, will be measured at 24 months. Finally, the team will conduct in-depth interviews with participants who undergo the intervention to understand their experiences at the beginning of the study and after six months. Researchers will also interview peer supporters and clinicians to understand how to improve and implement the support intervention more broadly. In designing this study, the research team worked closely with trans community members and patients, health services and policy researchers, gender-affirming surgeons, advocates, gender program administrators and representatives from social support organizations. Collaboration with and input from the trans community during the conduct of this study will be critical to ensure that the STRIVE study is patient centered. Results from this study will be shared in multiple forms, including clinical guideline recommendations, policy briefs, patient-centered reports, web-based information and summaries for clinicians and researchers. Trans people seeking gender-affirming surgery can use the study findings to understand options for social support to improve quality of life and health outcomes. Clinicians, gender program administrators, health insurance companies and health policy advisors can use the findings from this study to better support and prepare patients who are seeking gender-affirming surgery.

    at UCSF

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