Last Updated

09 Oct 2019

Reducing the Burden of Malaria in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Their HIV-Exposed Children (PROMOTE-BC2)


The investigators will test the hypothesis that for HIV-infected mothers and HIV-exposed infants, that enhanced versus standard malaria chemoprevention in HIV-infected pregnant women and their children will reduce the incidence of malaria among children from 0 to 24 months of age and improve the development of naturally acquired antimalarial immunity.

Birth cohort 2 study (BC-2) - This study enrolled 200 HIV infected pregnant women and randomized them to 2 different IPTp regimens. Infants born to these mothers were not followed up as originally planned because of a lack of malaria following the implementation of IRS in the study area. 

Principal Investigator
Study Design Identifier: NCT02282293
Study Phase: Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention



This is a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial of 200 HIV-infected pregnant women living in Tororo, Uganda, an area of high malaria transmission. HIV-infected pregnant women between 12 and 28 weeks gestation will be randomized to receive enhanced malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) versus monthly DP placebo. Their HIV-exposed children will receive the same prevention regimen from 2 to 24 months of age to which the mothers were randomized. All women will receive daily trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TS) throughout the study per Uganda Ministry of Health guidelines. Children will also receive daily TS from 6 weeks to 24 months of age. TS will be considered a study drug only in infants and children beginning 6 weeks after cessation of breastfeeding and upon exclusion of HIV infection. Women and their children will be followed for 36 months after delivery.