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Placebo-controlled Hiv Clinical Trial

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The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

... What Is a Clinical Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? What Is a Placebo? Are All Clinical Trials Sponsored by
Ask the Experts

Any new studies on supplements at the Vienna International AIDS Conf?

Nelson, I am curious if anything new was published at the conference on nutrition and supplements. Thanks
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...decreased mitochondrial damage.The results were promising in Botswana, where 875 HIV-positive people participated in a randomized clinical trial comparing supplementation with vitamins C, E, and B complex plus selenium with multivitamins alone,... Read more »

its for you ( Update on AIDS Vaccine Research and Advocacy 2009

good morning siri would like to draw your kind attention over this recent research for an effective vaccinelots of love one of your lovers kualalumpur
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question is far too small to draw any firm conclusions, but is has generated discussion about avenues for further research. Clinical Trials of AIDS Vaccines Canand MustBe Done While STEP and Phambili halted immunizations early due to... Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid alternative to condoms? There were results published in this days about the PRO 2000 candidate which shows a 30% efficacy in prevention.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)Jun 9, 2009 What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials now. How long it will take to have something to use? Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, I'll repost below the... Read more »

gene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???

Hi Dr Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and guess what you have become my hero, please keep up the great work you do for us hivers around the world,l read all your posts and you are the man period...l need to start treatment asap cd4 300 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pat,Thanks for your kind comments.The results of the OZ1 stem cell gene therapy phase II clinical trial were exciting and encouraging in equal measure. Dr. Ron Mitsuyasu at UCLA is an excellent HIV/AIDS/oncologist physician specialist Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs For More Information Why Does It Take So Long to Approve Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

... What Are Clinical Trials? The Basic Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...of Participating? What Are the Risks? How Are Participants Protected? Should I Participate? To Find Out More About Clinical Trials What Is a Clinical Trial? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves new drugs and other... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...No. Today there are no effective AIDS vaccines. Are there AIDS vaccine trials going on now? Yes. There are more than 30 clinical trials of vaccine candidates going on in 25 countries around the world. Can an HIV vaccine cause HIV... Read more »
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aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...metabolism in the brains of those patients taking valproic acid. That was a good indication this therapy was successful." Prior clinical trials aimed at protecting neurons from HIV-related injury have been unsuccessful, and the neuro-scientific... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
...Tanox Reports 48-Week Results from TNX-355 Phase 2 Clinical Trial New Data Demonstrate Sustained Viral-Load Reductions, Significant Increases in CD4+ Cell Counts in Treatment-Experienced HIV Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...toxic drugs. "It's possible that the stars are lining up on this one,'' said Dr. Jay Lalezari, a UCSF researcher who conducts clinical trials for drugmakers and has enrolled patients in this study. But he cautioned that the experience of a... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...waged against improbable foes. I have had to consult with many doctors, haggle with drug companies, sustain risk through several clinical trials, and even get arrested in actions of civil disobedience, all to get the drugs that have kept me... Read more »