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Volunteering for phase 3 Gilead GS-9350 study
Sep 29, 2010

What are the pros and cons of taking part in this study: Gilead Sciences phase 3 randomized double blind Elvitegravir emtricitabine tenofovir disoproxil fumarate gs-9350 versus Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir Plus Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate? What questions should I ask and where can I go for objective information?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for your question.

For full disclosure, I should tell you that I am an investigator on this study.

One thing that is important in a study is that the arms are balanced. Especially in a phase 3 study, whichever arm you get assigned there should be a reasonable chance that you are getting a treatment that has a potential benefit. This study does meet this basic criteria.

Data can be found at "HIV and Hepatitis" (, or POZ (

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