Condition category
Infections and Infestations
Date applied
01/01/2004
Date assigned
02/03/2004
Last edited
06/11/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Ricardo Kuchenbecker

ORCID ID

Contact details

Rua Landel de Moura
1369
Porto Alegre
91920-150
Brazil
+55 51 32688919
rsk@via-rs.net

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

DOT-AIDS

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

HIV/AIDS

Intervention

Intervention group:
Twice-weekly home visits performed by community-peer educators over a two month period. Thereafter, patients were visited once a week for four months. The purpose of the peer educators was to assist the patients in taking medication and provide information and support related to adherence, the importance of following physician recommendations and information related to healthy behaviour (e.g. safe sex, supportive measures related to stigma, and adherence strategies).

Control group:
Usual care provided by the outpatient clinics.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at the end of the study (6 months)
2. Diseases progression
3. Occurence of AIDS-related disease/opportunistic infections

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

31/12/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. HIV-1 infected individuals
2. 18 years old or older
3. Starting antiretroviral therapy in three AIDS clinics in Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

31/12/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Brazil

Trial participating centre

Rua Landel de Moura, 1369
Porto Alegre
91920-150
Brazil

Sponsor information

Organisation

Ministry of Health (Brazil)

Sponsor details

Ministério da Saúde
Secretaria de Políticas de Saúde
Coordenação Nacional de DST e Aids
Grupo Matricial de Pesquisa e Vacinas
W3 Norte - SEPN 511 - Bloco C
Brasilia
70750-537
Brazil
+55-51-4488121
aids@aids.gov.br

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://portal.saude.gov.br/portal/saude/default.cfm

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Ministry of Health (Brazil)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes