The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has a mission to develop safe and effective contraceptives for women, including obese women and women who may be at risk ofHIV infection. Obesity is the number one public health issue facing the US population and is an independent risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Therefore, there is a public health need to develop effective contraception for obese woman that does not increase the risk ofVTE. The development ofMPTs for prevention of both pregnancy and acquisition ofHIV infection requires evaluation of a combination of drugs in a single formulation or device. Each individual drug will have to be evaluated in the presence of the companion drug(s) in order to ensure that the release rate, effectiveness and safety are not compromised by the presence of another agent. The final product should be effective for contraception and ideally would also have a theoretically lower risk ofVTE especially for obese women. Although LNG has had the longest and widest history of providing effective contraception in a variety of formulations, newer progestins such as desogestrel and Nestorone may provide safe and effective contraception with improved bleeding patterns or other health benefits. Alternatively, non-hormonal contraceptive drugs may provide an opportunity to be able to be combined with anti-HIV drugs and provide dual purpose protection.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
275201200002I-0-27500005-1
Application #
8755662
Study Section
Project Start
2013-09-28
Project End
2016-09-27
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$669,827
Indirect Cost
Name
Health Decisions Inc
Department
Type
DUNS #
803902113
City
Durham
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27713