Masaka site (1994- Present)
Microbicides Trial Clinic- Masaka Field station
The Unit’s field station in Masaka town forms the base for various studies conducted in Masaka District. About 90 staff members are based here. The premises comprise project offices, a data section, laboratories, two study clinics as well as stores and back-up electrical power supply. A guest house is located nearby.
Our studies require close collaboration with health service providers in the area. Within the premises of the Regional Referral Hospital and of the AIDS Support Organization (TASO), we established a research clinic used to evaluate innovative interventions aiming at better care of HIV infected patients. In several rural communities, we work with the public health services and with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to upgrade and equip rural health centres.
On-going and recent projects & services:
IDEA EV06 HIV phase I Vaccine Clinical Trial, IAVI HIV Vaccine Preparatory studies ( Protocol B, C, H, L, Long Term Follow-up study) to inform future HIV vaccine development and design , Ebola Phase I & II Clinical Trials, Vaginal Ring Clinical Trial Phase III ( IPM) 027; Dream Study Open label Extension (IPM 032) and Incidence Protocol (IPM 007), CRYPTO PK/PD Study, Pharmacokinetics Process and Pharmacodynamics to answer questions why Dexamethasone did not work, Super-infection, Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) Trial, Biometrics Fingerprinting Study in Fisherfolk, Provision of HCT