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Response to Standard HIV Treatment in Bamako, Mali

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) ) Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2008
Last updated: April 19, 2017
Last verified: February 24, 2016

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of first-line HIV treatment (fixed-dose combination of the generic antiretroviral drugs nevirapine, stavudine and lamivudine) provided by the Malian National HIV Treatment Program. Antiretroviral therapy has become a priority because of its proven effectiveness in decreasing sickness and death from HIV infection. Reliable information on its efficacy is needed.

Patients 18 years of age and older who enter the Malian National HIV Treatment Program and have not had prior antiretroviral treatment may be eligible for this study.

Primary Objective

The primary objective is to measure the virologic treatment response at 24 weeks to the Malian-approved fixed-dose regimen (FDC) of nevirapine, stavudine and lamivudine (Triomune) in patients who are na(SqrRoot) ve to antiretroviral therapy in Bamako, Mali compared to a historical cohort as a prelude to further clinical research investigations in Mali.

Secondary Objectives

  1. To assess the association of the 24 week response with the response at one year as measured by suppression of viremia to less than 50 copies/mL
  2. To evaluate the baseline clinical and HIV-associated characteristics of a cohort of persons who are enrolled in protocol-mandated monitoring.

Participants undergo treatment in the government-sponsored program. Clinical visits are scheduled at study days 0 (antiviral therapy start day) and 14, and at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Patients undergo a medical history, including all confirmed and probably diagnoses made since the previous visit and current status, physical examination and blood tests for CD4 and viral load at each visit.

Study start date: July 2008

HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Cohort Observational Study to Assess the Virologic Response to Standard HIV Treatment in Bamako, Mali

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 18, 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 24, 2016
Detailed Description:

This study will assess the efficacy of HIV treatment provided in accordance with the Malian National HIV Treatment Program. The Malian National HIV Treatment Program uses fixe dose coninaison (FDC) therapy, and this study will use a historical comparison from an African country in which the same generic antiretoviral are used. Virologic responses of patients enrolled in the Malian national program will be determined and, in a non-inferiority design, compared to these historical controls. The study will also establish the feasibility of doing frequent HIV virologic monitoring in this setting.

Viral RNA and CD4 T-cell count monitoring will be performed for HIV-infected persons seen at study sites. All clinical decision-making and prescription will occur outside of the protocol. Decisions about whether antiretroviral therapy is appropriate, the prescription of antiretroviral therapy, and the monitoring of treatment will be done by Malian health-care providers outside of the scope of the protocol. Viral RNA monitoring will be used to assess the endpoint of viral RNA suppression below the limit of detection (50 copies/mL).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

HIV-infected adults (age greater than or equal to 18 years) naive to treatment with antiretroviral medications, who are to begin the regimen of government-sponsored antiretroviral treatment program or an alternate regimen in the case of HIV1 and HIV2 coinfected individuals.

The sole exception to naive will be a history of use of peripartum single-dose nevirapine.

Hemoglobin greater than or equal to 8 g/dL

Ability and willingness to provide informed consent and ability to comply with study requirements and visit schedule.

Must be willing to allow stored samples to be used in the future for studying HIV disease and immune function.


Serologic evidence of HIV-2 infection mono-infection.

Tuberculosis of any form for which the patient is currently undergoing treatment with or requires a recommended regimen containing a rifamycin antibiotic.

Baseline medical conditions that preclude the use of the Malian fixed-dose regimen, such as peripheral neuropathy of any etiology and pancreatic disease.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00703404

University of Bamako, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontostomatology
Bamako, Mali
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Principal Investigator: Sophia B Siddiqui, M.D. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier: NCT00703404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999908160
Study First Received: June 20, 2008
Last Updated: April 19, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Anti-Retroviral Therapy
Virologic Response
Treatment Naïve

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017