HIV Clinical Trials in Maricopa County
Clinical trials, or drug studies sponsored by drug companies, offer eligible clients access to new or experimental drugs and procedures. These are medications that are not usually available to the general HIV public until after FDA approval. While participating in the study, clients not only are helping themselves, but also making a contribution to the advancement of medical treatments available for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Clinical trials for women are conducted through Body Positive. Helpful Information is available in both English and Spanish . Talk to your primary care doctor if you are interested in participating in a clinical trial. He or she can help you find out if you can benefit from the studies that are currently being done.
Clinical trials for children are conducted at Phoenix Children's Hospital's Bill Holt Clinic. The Bill Holt Clinic is a subsite for the University of California at San Diego in the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG). HIV-positive children can enroll in the trials that the PACTG offers through the Bill Holt Clinic. Currently, this site is participating in a national long-term follow-up study of infected children that looks at medications, adherence, growth and development, complications, puberty, and other issues.