More Women Needed in Clinical Trials
Statement by the GMHC Action Center
To Whom It May Concern:
We are a group of women and men living with HIV who are concerned about the limited amount of information available on the effects of HIV drugs on women. We believe that research on women should be a high priority but that too many barriers prevent women from joining research studies.
In a survey of our Action Center members we find that women are willing to join clinical research studies but often run into problems that prevent them from participating.
In conclusion, we are worried that not enough research is being done on the effects of HIV drugs on women. We are willing to participate in research on HIV drugs. But when we try to join clinical trials we are often made to feel we are not eligible -- or not wanted -- when our questions go unanswered.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue. We look forward to an answer to our concerns.
GMHC Action Center
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