The Fozivudine in Africa Trials Initiative (FATI) – A Stepwise Drug Development Program for Improved AZT Treatment

Basic data
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Tanzania ● Ivory Coast
Partner institution: 
Mbeya Medical Research Center ● Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales
City: 
Mbeya ● Abidjan
Address: 
P.O Box 2410, Hospital Hill RD, Mbeya Tanzania ● CHU de Treichville, BPV3 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Local contact: 
Dr. Lucas Maganga ● Dr. Serge Paul Eholié
Implementing organisation
Name of institution: 
Medical Centre of the University of Munich (LMU)
Department: 
Division of Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine
Address: 
Leopoldstrasse 5
City: 
80802 Munich
Country: 
Germany
Local contact: 
Sabine Kastner | Dr. Arne Kroidl | Prof. Dr. Michael Hölscher
Type of project
Aim of the project: 
In this prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomised FATI-1-Study the compatibility and effectiveness of the substance Fozivudine for a combinated therapy of therapy-naive non-subtyp B, HIV-positive patients is tested in the frame of a phase 2a- study in three different doses. Aims of this study are apart from answering medical relevant questions the building and strengthening of local networks. The university hospital munich is conducting advanced trainings on a regular basis.
conducted since: 
Q4 2012 (first-patient-in)
planned period: 
Q1 2014 (last-patient-in); Follow-up ongoing
Type: 
Medicine (clinical)
Medicine (scientific)
Community
HIV testing
Politics
Keywords: 
HIV, Fozivudine
Supporting organisations
International organisations: 
Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les hépatites virales (ANRS)/French National Agency of Research On Aids and Viral Hepatitis
Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (DZIF), Germany
Staff
Number total staff: 
21
Number medical staff (Doctors only): 
7
Number non-medical staff: 
14
Research projects
Title project: 
The Fozivudine in Africa Trials Initiative (FATI) – A Stepwise Drug Development Program for Improved AZT Treatment
Timeframe: 
finished
Training
Possibility before specialisation (German Facharzt, Registrar): 
Yes
Possibility internship: 
No
Possibility elective: 
No
Possibility scientific career (PhD, Post-Doc, German Doctor`s degree): 
Yes
Possibility for local staff for internship in implementing country: 
Yes