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The Pharmacology/Aging Clinic (SSAT041)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2012 by St Stephens Aids Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St Stephens Aids Trust Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2011
Last updated: June 6, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The treatment of HIV and the tests performed for HIV care have changed over the last 20 years. However, improvement of management of HIV-infected subjects is still warranted, especially as the HIV-infected population is aging. Therefore, this study will involve the collection and analysis of clinical information obtained from subjects who are over 50 years of age. For example, patients' risk of heart disease will be measured and monitored by looking at blood tests and clinical data (such as blood pressure). This will allow researchers to understand if the current way of assessing the risk of future heart disease is the best one available for HIV-infected individuals. No genetic research will be done.

HIV Infection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study Title: The Pharmacology/Aging Clinic: Clinical Routine Monitoring of HIV-infected Patients Over 50 Year of Age.

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Further study details as provided by St Stephens Aids Trust:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Patients will be asked to read the information contained in this leaflet. No extra visits will occur; all samples will be collected at their routine visits to the pharmacology clinic. All blood samples and results will be managed by the routine clinical laboratory at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, with the exception of the assessment of the hsCRP. The latter is a marker of inflammation that is measured to be able to add more information when cardiovascular risk is assessed. The blood sample for this test is sent to a laboratory in London called The Doctors Laboratory (TDL). All shipped samples are anonymous and patient names will not be disclosed outside the Hospital.

The clinical visits will be scheduled approximately once within one year. However, extra visits may be clinically necessary if a clinical condition requires proper follow-up. Furthermore, clinical details will be marked to show patients have agreed to their use for this research study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
HIV-infected patients over 50 years of age

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The ability to understand and sign a written informed consent form
  2. HIV-infected patients attending the Pharmacology/Aging Clinic (HIV/GUM Directorate, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01286623

United Kingdom
St Stephen's Centre Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, SW10 9NH
Contact: Marta Boffito, Dr    020 3315 6507   
Principal Investigator: Marta Boffito, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St Stephens Aids Trust
Principal Investigator: Marta Boffito, Dr St Stephen's AIDS Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: St Stephens Aids Trust Identifier: NCT01286623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SSAT 041
Study First Received: January 27, 2011
Last Updated: June 6, 2012

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 April 28, 2017