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Collection of Blood for Multiple Collaborative Studies

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Verified March 2017 by University of California, San Francisco
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University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: April 14, 2011
Last updated: March 28, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
This study seeks to confidentially collect blood from HIV-positive individuals and HIV-negative controls to provide basic scientists with specimens for collaborative studies.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Collection and Preservation of Blood and Serum Specimens From HIV Positive or HIV Negative Patients for Multiple Collaborative Studies

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All subjects will be asked detailed questions about their current health status and current sexual and drug use behavior. HIV positive subjects will additionally be asked specific to HIV-related conditions and treatment. [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Plasma, PBMCs, buffy coat, serum, saliva, urine

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: January 1988
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HIV Positive
HIV-1 positive subjects
HIV negative subjects
HIV-1 seronegative control group

Detailed Description:
HIV positive patients are currently the focus of multiple collaborative research studies, both at UCSF and other institutions. The aims of these research projects include improving the understanding of etiology, immunology, epidemiology and treatment of HIV. There are numerous requests from basic scientists at UCSF for collaborative studies on specimens, especially for blood, saliva and urine samples. Specimens may be used to test such things as virus characteristics, genotyping and/or phenotyping resistance, plasma drug concentrations, immune function or evidence of complications of HIV disease. The samples may also be tested for genetic factors that may be related to the course of HIV disease

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects will be selected based on positive or negative HIV antibody, depending on the study for which blood is being collected. Patients will be chosen from the Positive Health Practice populations at SFGH and UCSF, the General Medicine Clinic at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. HIV uninfected healthy volunteers with comparable risk factors to the HIV positive subjects will be recruited from the community.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-1 antibody negative with similar characteristics to HIV-1 positive cohort
  • HIV-positive subjects naive to antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV-positive subjects stable on or off antiretroviral therapy for a minimum of 6 months
  • Good venous access
  • Able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemoglobin < 9g/dl
  • Hematocrit < 27%
  • Active treatment for cancer
  • Hospitalization or IV antibiotic use within the last 4 months
  • Immunosuppressive therapy within the last 4 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01336855

Contact: Rebecca Hoh, M.S., R.D. 415-476-4082 ext 139
Contact: Viva Tai, MS. RD 415-476-4082 ext 104

United States, California
San Francisco General Hospital Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Steven Deeks, M.D. University of Californa, San Francisco
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01336855     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H8211-04743-22
Study First Received: April 14, 2011
Last Updated: March 28, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Healthy control
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