Roy Gulick, MD, MPH Comments On the Future of HIV/AIDS Research
Roy Gulick, MD, MPH: Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Director, Cornell Clinical Trials Unit
The goal of clinical research is to use laboratory discoveries to develop and perform studies in human subjects with the hope of defining new and better treatment strategies for a disease or illness. HIV clinical researchers first tested combinations of drugs that have reduced HIV-related illness and death dramatically over the last five years. Despite this success, clinical studies remain critical for continued advancements in several important areas:
One of the effects of the significant progress we have made in HIV treatment is that healthcare providers and HIV-infected individuals may be less inclined to think of research studies as an option. To ensure continued progress in the field, we must continue to support participation in HIV clinical research efforts.
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