Directly Observed Therapy in HIV Infected Adolescent Focus Groups

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00079729
First received: March 11, 2004
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to help researchers use information from HIV infected adolescents to design a directly observed therapy (DOT) program that will help adolescents take their anti-HIV medications correctly.


Condition
HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) in HIV-Infected Adolescents: Part A-Focus Groups

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2004
Detailed Description:

The rate of HIV infection among adolescents is increasing at an alarming rate. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy has been a major challenge in achieving and maintaining adequate control of the disease in this population. DOT has been shown effective in individuals with tuberculosis (TB), but DOT in HIV infected populations has not been thoroughly examined. This study will collect information from HIV infected adolescents in order to establish a DOT program that will increase successful adherence to HIV treatment and will benefit the public by preventing development of viral resistance and reducing the risk of transmission.

Adolescent participants in this study will be assigned to one of three 2-hour focus group sessions, each at a different site. The participants will complete a questionnaire and will give input about designing a DOT intervention model that will be accepted by adolescents. The model will then be used in a pilot study to determine the feasibility of implementing DOT programs in the community to help HIV infected adolescents.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV infected due to high-risk behavior
  • Regular attendee of local adolescent HIV support group
  • Current use of antiretrovirals or history of antiretroviral therapy
  • Permission of parent or legal guardian if participant is less than the legal age of consent. Assent of the minor participant should be obtained where required.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Perinatal HIV infection
  • Visibly distraught or emotionally unstable
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00079729

Locations
United States, California
Los Angeles County Medical Center/USC
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
United States, Florida
University of Miami (Pediatric)
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105-2794
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Study Chair: Patricia Flynn, MD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00079729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PACTG P1036A, 10193
Study First Received: March 11, 2004
Last Updated: October 26, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Treatment Experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014