Clinical Trials

Duke infectious disease specialists offer patients access to new therapies through participation in carefully designed clinical trials. 

The following list shows the current clinical research trials being conducted in our division and the Duke researchers associated with the respective initiatives.

HIV Treatment-Naïve

PHI 105

Fixed Dose Combination Dolutegravir/Abacavir/Lamivudine FDC Initiated During Acute HIV Infection
Interventions: Triumeq

 Acute HIV infection
 Negative or indeterminate HIV screening test within 30 days of enrollment
Contact: Kara 668-0242, Pager 970-0791 or Laura 668-0165, Pager 970-7531

HIV Treatment-Experienced


Pitavastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults.
Interventions: Pitavastatin vs placebo

 HIV infection
 On ART continuously for at least 6 mos
 CD4>100
 Low to medium risk for cardiovascular events -not on statin, -no history of CAD, PVD, MI, or stroke
Contact: Emily 668-5142, Pager 970-3898

HIV Neurocognitive Study: Project BRAIN

A Systems Biology Approach to HIV-associated Neurocognitive Impairment

Interventions: No treatment provided

 adults 18-59 years
 HIV ≥5 years
 nadir or pre-treatment CD4 count <350
 Stable ART and no ART class changes for ≥1 year
 HIV RNA (viral load) ≤50 copies/ mL
 No contraindication to MRI or lumbar puncture
 cocaine only, marijuana only, cocaine + marijuana, and non-drug users

Contact: Emily 668-5142, Pager 970-3898

HIV Reservoirs

Observational study investigating how HIV creates reservoirs in the body and more specifically the kidney.

Interventions: No treatment provided

 ≥ 18 years
 HIV +
 Viral load ≥ 1000 in the past month or Viral load < 50 for the past 3 months
Contact: Laura M 668-0165, Pager 970-7531

Patient Perspectives on Chronic Disease Care in HIV-infected Persons

Observational study to determine patient perspectives on how non-HIV related chronic disease care is delivered to HIV-infected persons. Interview patients on their experiences in receiving care and their opinions on how to make it better. 

Interventions:No treatment provided

 ≥ 40 years
 HIV +
 At least one documented non-HIV chronic disease
 Active antiretroviral therapy for ≥ 1 year
 Been in care with HIV provider for ≥ 2 years
Contact: Laura M 668-0165, Pager 970-7531

HIV Biorepository

Database repository that allows archived clinical specimens and data to be stored and used for future research

Inventions: No treatment provided

 ≥ 18 years
 Current or former patient in the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic
Contact: Meredith 668-3199


A Phase III, randomized, multicenter, parallel-group, non-inferiority study evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of switching to dolutegravir plus lamivudine in HIV-1 infected adults who are viroloigcally suppressed (TANGO).

Interventions: DTG+3TC vs. TAF based regimen


  • > 18 years of age
  • HIV infected
  • on uninterrupted TAF based regimen for at least 6 months
  • at least 2 HIV-RNA measurements <50 copies/ml in the past 12 months
  • No documented resistance or intolerance to DTG or 3TC​

Contact: Laura M at 668-0165, pager 970-7531


Gilead HIV/HCV SWITCH-Registry

A Multicenter Clinical Registry to Monitor Antiretroviral Management in HIV/HCV Co-Infected Patients Initiating Direct Acting Antiviral Therapies for Hepatitis C Infection

Interventions: N/A (Registry study)

 dual HIV and HCV infections at time of starting HCV therapy
 on a stable ARV regimen consisting of at least two active antiretrovirals for 12 weeks prior to switch (case) or start of HCV treatment (control)
 received/initiated or is initiating a ledipasvir/sofosbuvir HCV treatment regimen
Contact: Emily 668-5142, Pager 970-3898

FLU / Parainfluenza / RSV

FLU 003+ 

-Observational Flu Study for Adults who are hospitalized with complications of Influenza
-Can be enrolled in FLU004 (sub study)
Interventions: No Treatment provided; Deep nasal and oropharyngeal swab and blood draw

 Hospitalized for severe and/or complicated influenza
Contact: June 668-0166, FLU pager 970-4FLU

FLU 006 -

Anti-Influenza Intravenous Hyperimmune Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in Adults Hospitalized With Influenza
Interventions: IVIG vs. placebo


 Confirmed flu - hospitalized
 Onset of illness <7 days
Contact: Laura 668-0165, Pager 970-7531

CMV Shire

Maribavir in Transplant Recipients with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections that are Refractory or Resistant to Treatment.



  • Refractory or resistant to treament with Ganciclovir, valganciclovir, Foscamet or Cidofovir
  • Transplant receipent
  • Non-HIV +
  • >12 years old

Contact: Diane 668-5571, Pager 970-1348


LTBI Biomarkers Methodist Study

Immune Response to TB During treatment of Latent Infection

Intervention: None

Eligiblity: POsitive IGRA, HIV -, Contact from high incidence country

Contact: Laura F 668-0176


C. difficile

C Diff Shedding Study

Exploratory Study of Impact of Oral Metronidazole, Vancomycin and Fidaxomicin on the Extent and Quantity of Host Carriage and Environmental Contamination with C. difficile
Interventions: Randomized to oral fidaxomicin, metronidazole or vancomycin

 C diff PCR +ve, not received more than 2 doses of anti-C. difficile medication for therapy
Contact: Rachel 668-5006


Candidemia (Synexis)

Open Label study of SCY-078 in patients with invasive and/or severe Fungal Infections Refractory to or Intolerant of Standard Antifungal Treatment

Interventions: SCY-078-301


  • >18 years of age with documented eligible invasive and/or severe fungal disease
  • refractory to/intolerant of/or not feasible to receive available antifungal treatment

Contact:Diane 668-5571, Pager 970-1348

Invasive Fungal Infection Registry (Astellas)

A Non-Interventional Registry Study of Systemic Antifungal Therapy in Adults with Invasive Mucormycosis or Invasive Aspergillosis Casued by a Non-Fumigatus species.

Intervention: 9766-CL-0111


  • Data collection, Retrospective

Contact: Diane 668-5571, Pager 970-1348


MDRO UTI Fecal Microbiome

Examination of the fecal microbiome and markers for recurrence in patients with multidrug-resistant organism urinary tract infections no treatment.
Interventions: Urine and stool samples

 18 years of age or greater;
 paitents with Gram negative MDRO UTIs
Contact: Kathy Foy 919-668-3833