Study/Projects by Year (2020)

COVID-19 Viral Dynamics

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2020-12-20
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Purpose of the study: This study aims to quantitatively define the relationships between (a) testing results obtained via multiple distinct platforms (antigen vs. RT-qPCR), (b) shedding of infectious virus, and (c) self-reported disease symptoms over the course of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Impact of Tuberculosis Infection on HIV-1 Antibody Response (NWCS501)

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2020-12-05
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Study Objective: Compare longitudinal HIV-1 antibody responses among HIV-1 infected participants that either did or did not develop active TB enrolled in ACTG 5274 and ACTG 5279 Study Design: Longitudinal antibody responses will be examined among select participants in A5274 who have plasma samples...

Pharmacokinetic Assessment of MDR-TB Drugs in the Treatment of TB Meningitis

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2020-08-23
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Rationale: MDR-TBM is a devastating disease with high mortality and severe neurologic sequelae among survivors. We recognize the importance of sufficient drug concentrations at the site of infection for efficacy of anti-TB drugs and believe it is likely that drug distribution into brain and CSF...

Identification of Biomarkers That Can Predict Progression from Latent Tuberculosis Infection to Active Tuberculosis Disease

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2020-08-23
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Purpose: The C-TRIUMPH study has identified 20 household contacts (HHC), who have progressed to active TB from its HHCs cohort (Cohort B). Immunological profiling of TB antigen induced biosignatures, profiling of transcriptional and proteomic biosignatures should provide novel insights into the...

RADx Tech COVID-19 Test US Study

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2020-08-05
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Rationale: Scalable, inexpensive point-of-care (PoC) technologies that enable detection of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus are desperately needed. However, understanding the accuracy and usability of novel PoC technologies for SARS-CoV-2 is critical. Each PoC...

RADx Tech COVID-19 Test Us Bank

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2020-08-05
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This study is collecting and storing lab samples of COVID-19 diagnostic tests among both people who have tested positive for COVID and those who haven’t to evaluate new COVID test and study how COVID-19 and related viruses cause disease in people.

RADx Tech COVID-19 Test Us Study

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2020-07-27
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Scalable, inexpensive novel technologies that enable detection of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus are desperately needed. However, understanding the accuracy and usability of novel technologies for SARS-CoV-2 is critical. Each novel test needs to be evaluated...

Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 in India (ECO-19)

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2020-07-09
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This study was terminated May 25, 2021 This is a prospective cohort study of adults with suspected COVID-19 to address key knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of disease severity and poor clinical outcomes in India. Results from this study may help clinicians in India focus limited health resources...

Tuberculosis (TB) Aftermath

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2020-06-05
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Drs. Vidya Mave and Jonathan Golub are co-PIs and Dr. Barthwal from DY Patil Medical College is local site PI for this study. TB Aftermath seeks to provide evidence for an effective and scalable strategy targeting HHs of treated TB cases, a high priority of the NTEP. Purpose To compare the...

Mental Health Outcomes among Health Care Professionals Involved in the Treatment and Care of COVID 19 Patients in India

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2020-06-01
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Drs. Nikhil Gupta and Nishi Suryavanshi are leading this survey project. This study is investigating the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health outcomes and overall quality of life and what are the factors associated with it among Indian Health care workers. Among health care...

Leveraging mHealth and peers to Engage African- Americans and Latinxs in HIV care (LEAN)

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2020-05-12
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Baltimore’s HIV prevalence rate (586/100,000) is among the top 5 in metropolitan areas in the US, and disparities are profound. African Americans have an HIV prevalence that is 5 times higher than among whites, and they account for 78% of all HIV cases. Latinxs also have a higher prevalence of HIV...

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Lung Cancer and Facilitators and Barriers for Tobacco Cessation among People Living with HIV

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2020-04-01
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India has the world’s third largest HIV epidemic, with 2.1 million people currently living with HIV and an additional 90,000 new infections each year.[29] At the same time, expansion of the HIV response under India’s premier governmental agency - the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), has...

The Sentinel Research Network of IeDEA: A Prospective Cohort among People Living with HIV

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2020-03-12
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This study is nested within the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database initiative. The global scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly improved the immune recovery and life expectancy of people living with HIV (PLHIV). However, PLHIV on long-term ART now face health challenges...

Hybrid Trial for Alcohol Reduction among People with TB and HIV in India

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2020-02-12
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Dr. Geetanjali Chander is PI and Dr. Kakrani is local site PI at DY Patil Medical College for this study. The highest incidence of tuberculosis disease (TB) in the world is in India, accounting for 27% of all new cases globally, with approximately 86,000 among persons with HIV (PWH). Unhealthy...

Pregnancy Associated Immune Responses to Tuberculosis and HIV in India and South Africa (PARTHISA)

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2020-01-14
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Dr. Jyoti Mathad is Co-PI of this study. Purpose: Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of maternal mortality, especially among HIV-infected women. Women are most likely to develop active TB during and immediately after pregnancy. The immunologic conditions responsible for this phenomenon are not...