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ACRIA Trials in Progress

January 15, 2010

Pomegranate Juice

People who have not taken HIV meds for at least 90 days will drink pomegranate juice or placebo juice daily for 10 to 18 weeks to study its effect on the heart, quality of life, and HIV viral load.


People who have taken HIV drugs will receive infusions of ibalizumab (a monoclonal antibody designed to block HIV entry into CD4 cells) twice a month for 24 weeks or longer, along with other HIV drugs.


People who have taken HIV meds will take Intelence with Reyataz and an NRTI for 48 weeks.

Crofelemer for Diarrhea

People 18 and older who have persistent diarrhea will take crofelemer (a new anti-diarrhea drug) or placebo tablets for 6 weeks. Then everyone will take crofelemer for 5 months.

Isentress in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women who are already taking Isentress will give several blood samples on two separate days in order to find the optimum dose of the drug during pregnancy. Compensation is provided.

For more information on these trials, contact us at 212-924-3934, ext. 121.

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