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Clinical and Immunologic Monitoring of Patients With Known or Suspected HIV Infection

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 3, 2017 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) ) Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2008
Last updated: April 20, 2017
Last verified: February 3, 2017

This study will investigate HIV infection and associated conditions by monitoring infected patients. The study will also serve as a means for recruiting HIV-infected individuals to NIAID s ongoing clinical and laboratory studies and supporting the institute s infectious disease training program by providing Infectious Disease fellows with ongoing training in the management of HIV infection.

People 18 years of age and older with suspected or confirmed HIV infection who live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area may be eligible for this study. Physician referral is required.

Participants come to the NIH Clinical Center a minimum of once every 3 to 4 months for evaluation with a physical examination; blood tests for research purposes, safety, immune status and viral load; and response to any treatment they may be receiving. Other procedures, such as a biopsy, are done only as needed for standard medical practice, and informed consent is obtained before any such procedure is done. Treatment offered is consistent with standard medical practice; no experimental treatments are offered under this protocol.

HIV Infections
Opportunistic Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical and Immunologic Monitoring of Patients With Known or Suspected HIV Infection

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: November 6, 2008
Detailed Description:
This study is designed as a prospective natural history study with ongoing monitoring of HIV infection and HIV-related disease processes. Minimal studies scheduled for each visit will include: monitoring of immune status and viral load, routine safety laboratory tests, and collection of blood for research and storage. Treatment plans will be in accordance with standard medical practice, and the number and length of additional visits and diagnostic evaluations will vary accordingly. Specific treatment regimens will be in accordance with standard medical practice.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Patients are subject to selection by the Principal Investigator, and will satisfy all of the following inclusion criteria:

  1. HIV-infection as documented by positive HIV ELISA and Western Blot or positive assay for HIV RNA (serum or plasma). Patients may also be included if they have laboratory or clinical evidence suggestive of possible HIV-infection.
  2. Age 18 years or older.
  3. Ability and willingness of subject to understand study requirements and give written informed consent.
  4. Group I patients are required to have a primary care provider outside NIH to manage non-HIV medical problems. Group II patients must have a referring physician or clinic that will continue to manage HIV and non-HIV medical care.
  5. For Group I patients, residence within the greater Washington DC area (approximately within a 100-mile radius of the NIH Bethesda campus) is required.


A prospective study subject will be ineligible for this study if he or she satisfies either of the following criteria:

  1. Has active drug or alcohol use or dependence or any other condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements.
  2. Refuses to allow collection and storage of samples for research purposes.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00789009

Contact: Gabriella M Diaz, R.N. (240) 669-5589
Contact: Michael C Sneller, M.D. (301) 496-0491

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Principal Investigator: Michael C Sneller, M.D. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier: NCT00789009     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 090030
Study First Received: November 8, 2008
Last Updated: April 20, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Natural History
Stored Sample

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Communicable Diseases
Opportunistic Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Parasitic Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017