AIDS Clinical Research for New Yorkers
The recent publication of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials: A Directory for New York State by the Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA) is something of a revelation. Measured by sheer quantity, HIV research is thriving, with 126 clinical trials listed at sites throughout New York, including trials accessible to New Yorkers being conducted in Connecticut, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland (which pays airfare).
This comprehensive directory is designed for ease of use, with one trial listed per page in a clear and consistent format. The key drug or condition being studied is stated prominently at the top of each page. Broad inclusion criteria are highlighted -- previous treatment experience, CD4 count and viral load -- along with a brief description of the trial's design and duration.
More complete entry criteria are detailed separately followed by a list of study sites, contact names and phone numbers. The directory is available without charge to people living with HIV and service providers.
To obtain copies, contact:
What is Being Studied?
This directory provides an interesting snapshot of the kinds of HIV/AIDS research ongoing in this country. Here's a brief analysis of what's being studied with a few highlights:
What HIV CLinical Research is Available to New Yorkers?
This article was provided by Gay Men's Health Crisis. It is a part of the publication GMHC Treatment Issues. Visit GMHC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.