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Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

Table of Contents What Are Clinical Trials? The Basic Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of researchstudies. There are five main types of clinical trials: Treatment trials Study new medications, new combinations...
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hiv-2 clinical trials? any hope?

Dr. Pierone,I live in the US and am looking for an hiv-2 clinical trial? I am wondering are there any and where to go? I have read that even if treatments are effective somewhat against hiv-2, that is hiv-1 medications, they have no evidence to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of HIV-2 trials in the U.S. This remains such a rare disease here that I think it would be hard to find patients to enroll. HIV-2 does respond to the currently available medications (not NNRTIs though) so if treatment is necessary it... Read more »

WE NEED MORE HIV POS PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR HAND UP FOR CLINICAL TRIALS

Hi Dr Bob,l have been hiv positive for 8 years and have recently put my nane down for a clinical trial on a new hiv treatment, but we are waiting for more people to come on board, l live in new zealand,What l am trying to say here is everyone is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for reinforcing a point that many HIVers who are longing for (and even demanding) new therapies surprisingly overlook! We wouldn't be where we are today without the magnanimous folks who came before us and bravely "put their... Read more »

Clinical trial for newly HIV+

I recently tested positive two months ago. My Dr. is recommending a clinical trial that has a new drug called elvucitabine. My CD4 count is 346, viral load 30200. I'm 48 and healthy with no symptons. I'm concerned its my 1st time with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I think it is helpful to conceptually divide HIV clinical trials into 2 categories - self-serving and altruistic. Here are two trial examples to illustrate the differences: A contemporary example of a self-serving... Read more »

Medical nasal spray in clinical trial to flush out HIV

Recently, I saw a report on TV about a clinical trial testing a nasal spray containing (I believe) a protein that can "flush out" the HIV virus from reservoirs in the body (lymph nodes, etc.). The report said that the medication in the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Here is the <a href="http://www.thebody.com/kaiser/2003/sep30_03/hiv_nasal_spray.html" target=_new>link</a> to coverage of the article. The spray is peptide T. The data is very preliminary and years away from fruition (if... Read more »
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To clinical trial or not to clinical trial?

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
Hello! I hope you're all having a nice weekend. Thanks for helping me get over my mental hurdle last week. You made me realize that just because I've progressed to an AIDS diagnosis doesn't mean I'm on death's doorstep. I really thought being... Read more »

New treatment approach to HIV: trial announcement

Posted by Anonymous
We've applied for patent protection on a novel treatment approach to HIV using existing medications already FDA-approved for other disease indications. We hope our approach will decrease infectivity by HIV virus, as well as delay progression to... Read more »

OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION: SF Trial of Peptide T

Posted by Anonymous
OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION:
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »

Starting on Treatment and maybe Trials

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
I am looking for a few answers and I hope someone may be able to help. Me and William are now in our fourth month of our diagnosis. Our HIV specialist in Denver has been so supportive of both of us during this time. Just remarkable. I asked... Read more »