HIV AIDS clinical trials
A clinical trial is a research study done to evaluate new medical approaches in people. New approaches can include:
- new medicines or new combinations of medicines
- new surgical procedures or devices
- new ways to use an existing medicine or device
Clinical trials are the fastest way to determine if new medical approaches are safe and effective in people.
What is an HIV/AIDS clinical trial?
HIV/AIDS clinical trials help researchers find better ways to prevent, detect, or treat HIV/AIDS. All the medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS in the United States were first studied in clinical trials.
Examples of HIV/AIDS clinical trials under way include:
- studies of new medicines to treat HIV
- studies of vaccines to prevent and treat HIV
- studies of medicines to treat infections related to HIV
Can anyone participate in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial?
It depends on the needs of the study. Some HIV/AIDS clinical trials enroll only people infected with HIV. Other studies include people who aren’t infected with HIV.
Other factors such as age, gender, HIV treatment history, or other medical conditions may also restrict who can participate in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial.
What are the benefits of participating in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial?
Participating in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial can provide benefits. For example, many people participate in HIV/AIDS clinical trials because they want to contribute to HIV/AIDS research. They may have HIV or know somebody who is infected with HIV.
People with HIV who participate in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial may benefit from new HIV medicines before they are widely available. They can also receive regular and careful medical care from a research team that includes doctors and other health professionals. Often the medicines and medical care are free of charge.
Sometimes people get paid for participating in a clinical trial. For example, they may receive money or a gift card. They may be reimbursed for the cost of meals or transportation.
The Patients Voice in HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Participation: What motivates the willingness of HIV infected people to take part in HIV/AIDS clinical trials?
Book (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing)
BMC Medical Research Methodology at the 35th Annual Conference of the .. — BMC Pediatrics
The conference will focus on issues such as design and analysis of clinical trials, methods in biostatistics and development of clinical prediction models.