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Atlanta, Georgia 30333


This study will test whether taking a pill of tenofovir (an antiretroviral medicine) is safe for sexually-active young adults in Botswana without HIV infection and whether it will reduce their risk of getting an HIV infection.

Study summary:

Twelve hundred healthy, sexually active women and men, 18-29 years old, without HIV infection will be enrolled in Francistown and Gaborone, Botswana. They will be provided with free male and female condoms, repeated individualized risk-reduction counseling, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women will be provided with a choice of effective family planning methods. In addition, volunteers will be randomized to receive either Tenofovir or a placebo pill to take once a day. Volunteers will be seen monthly for at least 12 months to monitor for side effects and toxicities and to test their HIV status. Persons who become HIV infected during the trial will receive ongoing supportive counseling, CD4 and viral load monitoring, education about HIV infection/disease, and access to HIV care including free antiretrovirals when clinically indicated. Volunteer safety will be monitored by a local ethics committee, Centers for Disease Control Institutional Review Board (CDC IRB) and an independent data safety and monitoring board.


Inclusion Criteria: - citizen of Botswana 18-29 years old - sexually active - HIV uninfected - Hepatitis B and C uninfected - Calculated creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min - hemoglobin >= 8 gm/dL - ALT and AST <= 2x ULN - total bilirubin <= 1.5 mg/dL - total serum amylase <= 1.5x ULN - Serum phosphorus >= 2.2 mg/dL - willing to use effective contraception - living within 1 hours travel of study clinic - pass comprehension test - willing and able to give informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - history of significant renal or bone disease - any chronic illness requiring ongoing prescription medication - pregnant or breastfeeding - planning to move away from site in the next year - participating in another HIV prevention or vaccine safety trial - any other clinical condition or prior therapy that, in the opinion of the study physician, would make the volunteer unsuitable for the study or unable to comply with the dosing requirements



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Dawn K Smith, MD, MS, MPH

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Atlanta, Georgia 30333
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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