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November 22, 2022

To determine the mechanisms that mediate resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infection in household contacts (HHCs) of patients with tuberculosis (TB), we followed 452 latent TB infection-negative (LTBI-) HHCs for 2 years.

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Our Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership is located in Pune and is directed by Dr. Amita Gupta (Baltimore, MD), with onsite direction from Dr. Vidya Mave, Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, and Dr. Nikhil Gupte (Pune). The Indo-JHU Partnership employs more than 200 people and in addition to our memberships in consortia with many esteemed Indian research institutions, we have formal agreements with:
 
 

P1073: Study of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) for International Sites Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Infants and Children < 72 Months of Age

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2010-11-15
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This study was terminated April 23, 2015. This was a multi-national study conducted in India, South Africa, and Tanzania under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health...

Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza in India (August-November 2009)

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2010-04-10
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This study ended in April 2013. This was a review and collection of data from the medical records of pediatric patients who were admitted to the BJMC/Sassoon General Hospitals with H1N1 influenza during August-November 2009.

P1077BF: Breastfeeding Version of the PROMISE Study (Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere)

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2010-02-02
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This trial was terminated November 6, 2019. This multi-country trial is being conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, conducted under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded...

P1077FF: Formula Feeding Version of the PROMISE Study (Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere)

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2010-02-02
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This trial was terminated November 6, 2019. This multi-country trial is being conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S...

A5225: Phase I/II Dose-Finding Study of High-Dose Fluconazole Treatment in AIDS-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis

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2009-04-22
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This trial was terminated in March 2015; it was conducted under the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This multi-country study was conducted in India, Kenyam Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, United States, and...

Impact of Malnutrition on HIV Treatment Failure in Resource-limited Settings

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2009-04-02
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This study, NWCS 319, was terminated August 20, 2019. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has reduced morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons worldwide. However, early treatment failure (i.e. WHO stage 3 or 4 illnesses or death...

Evaluation of the Impact of Distance Learning For Expanding Capacity for Clinical Research in India

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2009-02-13
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This study ended in March 2012. The Office of AIDS Research has initiated a comprehensive program to expand clinical research capacity in India. This program has utilized a number of platforms for providing research training, including intensive in-country workshops and conferences. These programs...

P1070: Dose-Finding and Pharmacogenetic Study of Efavirenz in HIV-Infected and HIV/TB Co-Infected Infants and Children ≥ 3 Months to < 36 Months of Age

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2008-12-05
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This study ended March 10, 2015. This multi-country trial was conducted in India, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of...

The Presentation and Disease Progression of HIV Infection Among Indian Children

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2008-09-22
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This study was terminated July 24, 2010.

Calibration and Application of a Simple Sensitive/Less Sensitive Assay Applicable to Resource-Limited Countries for Determination of Recent HIV Infection and Incidence Estimates

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2007-03-22
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This study was terminated March 31, 2007. Sensitive/Less Sensitive assays (S/LS) to distinguish between recent and established HIV infections have been successfully applied to identify recently infected persons and determine HIV incidence. However, all currently used S/LS assays require laboratory...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

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2007-02-02
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Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program

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2007-01-01
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, the JHU Fogarty program has nearly 20 years of success with providing training, professional development, and mentorship to clinicians and scientists in low and middle income countries. CCGHE's latest efforts in...

P1060: Phase II, parallel, randomized, clinical trials comparing the responses to initiation of NNRTI-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected infants who have not previously received Single dose Nevirapine for prevention of Mother-to-child HIV...

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2006-03-27
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This study ended June 28, 2015. This multi-country trial was conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health...

A5207: Maintaining Options for Mothers Study (MOMS): A Phase II Randomized Comparison of Three Antiretroviral Strategies Administered for 7 or 21 Days to Reduce the Emergence of Nevirapine Resistant HIV-1 Following a Single Intrapartum Dose of Nevirapine

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2004-12-20
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This study was terminated January 16, 2014; it was conducted under the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. A major disadvantage of giving SD NVP is the potential for maternal development of NVP resistance and additional...

A5175: PEARLS Evaluation of the Efficacy of Once-Daily Protease Inhibitor and Once-Daily Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor- Containing Therapy Combinations for Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Individuals

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2004-07-27
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Full Title: A Phase IV, Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Evaluation of the Efficacy of Once-Daily Protease Inhibitor and Once Daily Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Containing Therapy Combinations for Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Individuals from Resource-Limited...

Evaluation of Provider, Patient and Pharmacy Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding HIV Care and Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Pune, India

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2004-03-29
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This study ended in 2007. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically affected morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons in industrialized countries. In India, where approximately 4.3 million persons are estimated to be HIV-infected (NACO), the use of ART has been limited because of the...

A Study to Validate New Assays for Measuring HIV Seroincidence in Indian HIV Subtype C Seroconverters

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2003-08-05
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This study ended in July 2006.

Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN Study

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2002-06-07
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This study was officially terminated August 2018. Primary and secondary analyses of the India SWEN study, an NIH-funded phase III randomized controlled trial of an extended nevirapine prophylaxis regimen among 783 HIV-infected pregnant women and their...

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Assessment of the Xpert assay among new pulmonary tuberculosis suspects with and without diabetes mellitus

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2020-01-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
IJTLD: Deshmukh and colleagues: High sensitivity and specificity of Xpert underscores need for rapid scale up for early detection of TB in settings with a high dual burden of TB and DM

Addressing the global burden of hepatitis B virus while developing long-acting injectables for the prevention and treatment of HIV

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2019-12-20
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Lancet HIV
Lancet HIV: Dr. Bob Bollinger and colleagues discuss the urgent need and opportunity to include activity against Hepatitis B in formulations of long-acting drugs for HIV prevention and treatment

Transcriptomic profiles of confirmed pediatric tuberculosis patients and household contacts identifies active tuberculosis, infection, and treatment response among Indian children

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2019-12-04
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Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal of Infectious Diseases: Gene expression profiles among Indian children with confirmed TB were distinct from those of adults, highlighting the importance of including distinct populations in differential gene expression models

Evaluating the Concordance of Clinician Antiretroviral Prescribing Practices and HIV-ASSIST, an Online Clinical Decision Support Tool

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2019-12-02
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Recent studies have shown that more than half of HIV care is provided by primary care practitioners.However, clinicians with experience and expertise in HIV medicine are declining.

A parsimonious host inflammatory biomarker signature predicts incident TB and mortality in advanced HIV

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2019-11-25
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: People with advanced HIV (CD4<50) remain at high risk of TB or death despite the initiation of antiretroviral therapy. We aimed to identify immunological profiles that were most predictive of incident TB disease and death. METHODS: The REMEMBER randomized clinical trial enrolled 850...

Lipid mediators of inflammation and resolution in individuals with tuberculosis and tuberculosis-diabetes

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2019-11-11
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Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators
Individuals with concurrent tuberculosis (TB) and Type 2 diabetes (DM) have a higher risk of adverse outcomes. To better understand potential immunological differences, we utilized a comprehensive panel to characterize pro-inflammatory and pro-resolving (i.e., mediators involved in the resolution...

Incidence of tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults on first- and second-line antiretroviral therapy in India

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2019-10-29
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BMC Infectious Diseases
In this study among people living with HIV, Akshay Gupte and colleagues found that the risk of acquiring tuberculosis was higher in those receiving first-line antiretrovial therapy versus those receiving second-line medications.

Isoniazid Preventive Therapy and Pregnancy Outcomes in Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Tshepiso Cohort

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2019-10-21
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Clinical Infectious Disease
Background Both pregnancy and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) increase the risk of tuberculosis disease, which results in poor maternal, pregnancy, and infant outcomes. Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) reduces mortality among individuals living with HIV in high-burden settings but has recently...

Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women

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2019-10-03
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New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues found that the current standard of care given to HIV+ pregnant women to prevent TB should wait until 12 weeks after delivery. The study underscores the need to include pregnant women in clinical trials.

Challenges in conducting trials for pediatric tuberculosis meningitis: lessons learned in the field

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2019-10-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: Researchers describe the challenges associated with conducting the first randomized clinical trial of antimicrobial agents in pediatric tuberculosis meningitis.

Delays and barriers to early treatment initiation for childhood tuberculosis in India

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2019-10-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
BACKGROUND: India accounts for 27% of global childhood tuberculosis (TB) burden. Understanding barriers to early diagnosis and treatment in children may improve care and outcomes. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among 89 children initiated on anti-TB treatment from a public hospital...

Development and validation of HIV-ASSIST, an online, educational, clinical decision support tool to guide patient-centered ARV regimen selection

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2019-10-01
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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Background: Multiple antiretroviral (ARV) regimens are effective at achieving HIV viral suppression, but differ in pill burden, side effects, barriers to resistance, and impact on comorbidities. Current guidelines advocate for an individualized approach to ARV regimen selection, but synthesizing...

Delamanid central nervous system pharmacokinetics in tuberculous meningitis in rabbits and humans

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2019-09-23
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Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Central nervous system tuberculosis (TB) is devastating and affects vulnerable populations. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculous meningitis (TBM) specifically are nearly uniformly fatal, with little information being available to guide the treatment of...

Re: A Shorter Regimen for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis

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2019-09-12
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New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Jeff Tornheim and colleagues respond to an NEJM article about shorter course TB treatment.

Use of smartphone-based video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) in tuberculosis care: Single-arm, prospective feasibility study

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2019-08-30
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Video-based monitoring is increasingly used as an efficient and low cost alternative to in-person observation and monitoring of TB patients. It showed promise in the high TB setting of India, too.

Inclusion of key populations in clinical trials of new antituberculosis treatments: Current barriers and recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, children, and HIV-infected persons

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2019-08-15
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PLOS Medicine
PLOS Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues discuss the scientific and ethical basis for including pregnant and lactation women, children, and HIV+ patients in tuberculosis therapeutic clinical trials.

A tuberculosis-free world: is it a delusion?

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2019-08-12
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The Lancet
The Lancet: Dr. Sachin Atre's correspondence questions progress and global commitment toward TB elimination.

Smoking, alcohol use disorder and tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A dual co-morbidity burden that cannot be ignored

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2019-07-31
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PLoS One
BACKGROUND: More than 20% of tuberculosis (TB) disease worldwide may be attributable to smoking and alcohol abuse. India is the second largest consumer of tobacco products, a major consumer of alcohol particularly among males, and has the highest burden of TB globally. The impact of...

Third-line antiretroviral therapy in low-income and middle-income countries (ACTG A5288): a prospective strategy study

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2019-07-29
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Lancet HIV
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) management is challenging for individuals in resource-limited settings presenting for third-line treatment because of complex resistance patterns, partly due to reduced access to viral load monitoring. We aimed to evaluate use of newer...

Infection free "resisters" among household contacts of adult pulmonary tuberculosis

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2019-07-18
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Despite substantial exposure to infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases, some household contacts (HHC) never acquire latent TB infection (LTBI). Characterizing these "resisters" can inform who to study immunologically for the development of TB vaccines. We enrolled HHCs of culture-confirmed...

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Uniting mobile, education and pharma to combat HIV

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2015-04-07
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Healthcare Innovation
Health Innovation talks to Kris Sterkens, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Asia Pacific, about the TAMA project, as well as about some of the changes he has seen in the pharmaceutical industry because of IT and mobile.

Joint Pledge of More than $5 Million to Support Health Research and Education in India

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2014-11-18
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The Campaign for Johns Hopkins
Gifts from the Ujala and Wyncote Foundations will create professorships and named scholars at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education For more than two decades, the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) at Johns Hopkins Medicine has...

Where in the world: A look at JHU's global endeavors in India

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2014-09-01
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Johns Hopkins Gazette
Combating a TB epidemic India accounts for one-quarter of the cases of tuberculosis infection globally, and nearly 40 percent of its population is infected with the disease, which kills 1.4 million people a year. Researchers in the School of Medicine's Center for Clinical Global Health Education...

HIV, TB Co-infection Increases Postpartum Mother-child Mortality

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2007-06-28
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Reuters Health via MedScape
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