Northwestern Memorial Hospital Infectious Disease Center is a designated Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). As one of many centers throughout the United States, this cooperative network aims to conduct clinical trials that provide timely information to guide physicians in the selection of appropriate therapies for patients lead to the approval of new drugs
There are several benefits to participating in a clinical drug trial. Your health is monitored closely through frequent study visits and laboratory tests. You also have the opportunity to learn more about your health and have your questions answered by specialists in the HIV care. The study’s sponsor may cover the cost of some of your study visits, evaluations, tests and drugs.
Your study visits and evaluations are limited to a schedule, which is outlined in the study plan or protocol. If you develop new symptoms or illness, whether or not they are HIV-related, you are encouraged to seek diagnosis and/or treatment through your physician. You or your insurance will be charged for non-study visits and tests.
A number of research studies are open to eligible participants. Eligibility is defined by each study protocol.
For information about available clinical trials, please call 312-695-5012.
Learn more information at the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG) Web site.