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EPIC Feasibility Study #1

Status
Ongoing
Phase
Open Label
Principal Investigator(s)
Wafaa M El-Sadr
Objective

Enhanced HIV Prevention in Couples (EPIC)

To gather information needed to develop a large prevention trail to decrease the risk for HIV tranmission among HIV-discordant couples in Lesotho. 

Prevention Option(s)
Treatment
Arms and Assigned Interventions
Description
Women's Quantitative Survey We will administer quantitative surveys to 200 pregnant and recently postpartum women.
Description
Women's Focus Group Discussions We will conduct 6-8 focus groups of approximately 6-12 pregnant or recently postpartum women. Focus group discussions will be organized according to HIV serostatus to allow for open dialogue and participant comfort.
Description
Male Interviews We will conduct 30 in-depth individual interviews with men. In-depth semi structured interviews consisting of open-ended questions
Trial Sponsors
Columbia University
April 2011
May 2014
Enrollment
230
18
Years
50
Years
Population
Women
Men
HIV positive
Sites

Mafeteng District Hospital

Mafeteng
Lesotho

Le'Coop Health Center

Mafeteng
Lesotho

Ntsekhe Hospital

Mohale's Hoek
Lesotho

Mpharane Clinic

Mohale's Hoek
Lesotho