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Collection of Blood Samples From SMART Study Participants for Future Genetic Studies

This study has been completed.
Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2006
Last updated: October 31, 2016
Last verified: September 2006
The purpose of this study is to collect blood samples from SMART study participants to use in future genetic studies.

HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Genomics: A Substudy of a Large, Simple Trial Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (The SMART Study)

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Estimated Enrollment: 3261
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Despite progress in the treatment of HIV and a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of HIV infection, there are still unexplained differences in both the progression of untreated HIV infection and response to antiretroviral therapy. These differences are likely related to the unique genetic makeup of individuals with HIV infection. Particular genes may offer protection against HIV infection, while other genes may make disease progression more likely. Knowing more about the genetic makeup of HIV infected individuals may lead to the development of a targeted treatment strategy based on an individual's specific risk of disease progression and sensitivity to medication toxicity. The purpose of this substudy is to collect blood samples from SMART study participants. The samples will be used in future Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA) studies investigating the link between human genetic factors and clinical outcome data.

This study will enroll individuals currently participating in the SMART study. Participants will provide one blood sample. Individual test results from future blood analyses will not be provided to a patient unless they may have profound health implications for that patient.


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Coenrollment in the SMART study
  • Parent or guardian willing to provide informed consent, if applicable
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00377169

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS
Study Chair: Jonathan Uy, MD AIDS Research Alliance Chicago (ARAC), University of Illinois at Chicago
Study Chair: Roberto Arduino, MD The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Study Chair: Fraser Drummond, MBChB, MRCA, DA (UK) National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales
Study Chair: Daniela Gey, MD Copenhagen HIV Programme, Hvidovre University Hospital
Study Chair: Adrian Palfreeman, MD Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00377169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPCRA 065H
Study First Received: September 14, 2006
Last Updated: October 31, 2016

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Treatment Experienced

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