Treatment for HIV Infections

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
2
Safety
Albany Med College, Albany, NY
HIV Infections
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a drug combination is safe and effective for HIV-positive patients who have never received anti-HIV therapy.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for HIV Infections

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Other trials for HIV Infections

Trial Design

0 Treatment Group

This trial requires 8 total participants across 0 different treatment group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 5 years
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly up to 5 years for reporting.

Closest Location

Albany Med College - Albany, NY

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Are HIV-positive.
Are at least 18 years old.
Have a viral load of 5,000 copies/ml or greater.
Have a CD4 count of at least 50 cells/mm3.

Patient Q&A Section

What causes hiv infections?

"The incidence of HIV in the United Kingdom is increasing. The majority of new infections are in men of heterosexual age, and a minority of cases are associated with pregnancy or sex work." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of hiv infections?

"HIV infections often produce symptom patterns similar to those of depression and arthritis. It can interfere with an individual's ability to work or family life.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get hiv infections a year in the United States?

"Overall, the prevalence of HIV infection in a given population varies significantly by jurisdiction and by geographical area within a jurisdiction. This variation must be considered in designing and implementing public health programs. Because HIV incidence varies widely by jurisdiction, the annual estimate of HIV infections can be misleading. The use of the total estimated incidence reported annually by the CDC for estimating the number of HIV infections must be avoided. Estimates of new HIV infections for the US population should be based upon HIV incidence surveys in each jurisdiction." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can hiv infections be cured?

"HIV is highly virulent and very resistant to any antibiotic treatment; treatment is primarily aimed at reducing its virulence. Antibiotics do have an effect of course, and patients often have a good quality of life after a course of 3-6 months of antibiotics." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for hiv infections?

"Treatments for HIV include highly active antiretroviral therapy, abacavir, lamivudine, stavudine, tenofovir, zidovudine, and tenofovir (in combination with abacavir). There is no known cure for HIV or AIDS and treatment is focus on managing symptoms, such as anemia and opportunistic infections. Additional interventions may include blood screening for B-cell lymphoma and counselling for the family." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is hiv infections?

"There is now consensus that HIV is a single disease entity, which has many variants. It is therefore not surprising that HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, since HIV has been transmitted exclusively through sex and intravenously by health workers or through blood transfusions before or during the AIDS epidemic. Currently, HIV-positive women can diminish the transmission of the virus and may reduce the incidence of acquisition of HIV via casual contact by heterosexual intercourse in the homosexual population. However, the prevention of HIV infection through unprotected heterosexual intercourse alone is not recommended in a cohort of infected individuals in the absence of any HIV-positive women." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of hiv infections?

"HIV was not found in all cases of genital ulcers. In addition, if one is unsure whether an infection is due to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or HIV, visit the Health Protection Agency (HPA) site. However, some STD tests are available for HIV, such as the rapid HIV test. You can visit [Power(https://wwwnpdcd.org.uk/npdcd.php/get/index.php/home) for further testing] to learn more about HIV tests available in the UK." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has treatment proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"Given comparable or even better results, the use of active control was shown to allow for faster and more reliable conclusions of superiority of active regimens." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating hiv infections?

"Current therapies for hiv have had limited success. If new treatments can be found, they could greatly improve the lives of those infected with hiv." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is treatment?

"The treatment of HIV-infected patients is currently fraught with ethical dilemma. A key issue is determining how to balance the values and interests of groups as well as individuals by deciding what would be the most important. These ethical dilemmas are particularly critical in resource-limited settings where patients are often treated by inexperienced physicians, without expert guidance, and with limited resources to make decisions about healthcare, including provision of life-saving medicines. As a result, there is high mortality, as demonstrated in this study which demonstrates that the treatment of HIV-infected patients with ART does not guarantee long-term survival." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for hiv infections?

"Recent research advances a number of important developments in combating AIDS: The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapies; a number of antiretroviral agents not currently being used to treat HIV are currently being tested in the treatment armamentarium of HIV/AIDS; and the discovery of a host of anti-HIV factors (anti-HIV proteins) by scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does treatment work?

"Antifungal treatment in people with HIV infection is associated with a very significant improvement in survival. While the mechanism is unknown, antifungal effects on innate immunity are likely to play a role in increasing survival. Antifungal therapy for these infections may represent an effective way of reducing mortality from HIV infection and advancing the global fight against this disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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