Category Archives: Background reading

MRC HIV Trials

COTOX is an open randomised trial in individuals with HIV infection and with either a history of, or a current, mild to moderate skin and/or febrile reactions to co-trimoxazole. The trial compares a 10 day desensitisation with rechallenge to full doses when restarting co-trimoxazole as prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneunomia (PCP). It it planned to […]

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Thinking it Over: Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?

From NIH: AIDS clinical trials: Talking it Over http://www.aidsvaccine.org/doc_2.htm Questions to ask the doctor Facts about the Study What is the purpose of the study? Who is running the study? Who is paying for the study? Who reviews the results? What treatment(s) may I receive Does the study use a placebo? Why do doctors believe […]

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A Guide for HIV/AIDS Community Advocates

collected by Julie Davids for Project TEACH, with help from Charles Nelson, Kiyoshi Kuromiya, and Jane Shull http://www.aidsvaccine.org/doc_5.htm Becoming an Advocate 1. It is important that you are doing this: Serving as a community representative is hard work. Other people have more experience than you, and may know more about the topic or the unspoken […]

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An Assay is a Test Or How to Talk to Real People

By Julie Davids and Karen L. Lyons http://www.thebody.com/wa/spring97/assay.html PROJECT TEACH IS A program at Philadelphia FIGHT, to train HIV+, low income men and women about treatments, health care issues, and advocacy, in their work as peer educators and activists. TEACH members have consistently identified the need for doctors, other clinicians, researchers and treatment activists to […]

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