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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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3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. There are a number of potential causes for false-positive ELISA tests.... Read more »

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 »

What exactly is "clinical suspicion for HIV"?

Dr. Bob:You been so kind to answer several questions before. I have a new one, different but as important, that seeks to answer when clinical suspicion for HIV is really clinical suspicion for HIV.Im still having a lot of issues two years plus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.No, absolutely not. Your "many negative/undetected results" definitively eliminate the possibility of HIV.2.No.3.No.I suggest you follow up with the immunologist for a repeat CD4 count in November as planned. I also suggest you stop... 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 »
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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 »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Job title: HIV Clinical Care Coordinator
Job Site: Ryan Center

Organization Brief overview:

The Ryan Center is an independent not-for-profit community health center serving the health care needs of residents of Northern Manhattan for more than 30... Read more »

HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any invitro fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

HIV/AIDS Clinical Director - Northern CA

Posted by Anonymous
Open Door Community Health Centers in Arcata, CA is looking for a HIV/AIDS Clinical Director. Position responsible for guiding and monitoring all clincal aspects of the development, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS... Read more »