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POPPY Study recruitment of HIV negative controls - please help!

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POPPY Study recruitment of HIV negative controls - please help!
Posted on: May 8 2015, 11:12 am

Please circulate widely.
I am the community rep on the POPPY study: http://poppystudy.org   
We need your help in recruiting black African HIV negative controls for the study sites in London. The controls must be based relatively close to one of the POPPY sites that still need to recruit controls. The sites are: Homerton Hospital, Kings College Hospital, St. Marys and Mortimer Market Centre.

The recruitment criteria for the controls is:
•   Documented negative HIV test in past 6 months or documented at screening
•   Age >50 years at study entry
•   Self defined white or black African ethnicity

We therefore need your help to act as a comparison to people of a similar profile as yourself who do not have HIV infection.
No medication is involved.
   You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire.
   You will undergo testing of mobility and brain function.
   You will undergo a bone scan to look for osteoporosis (bone mass).
   You will be tested for HIV, viral hepatitis and several medical conditions.
   A blood and urine sample will be obtained and stored for research.

The sites contact details are:
Kings College Hospital:   Contact: Selin Yurdakul or Sara Okumu, Tel: 0207 848 5776, caldecotresearch@kcl.ac.uk
Homerton Hospital:   Tel: 0207 594 3413
St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington:   Tel: 0203 312 1466, l.tembo@imperial.nhs.uk, matthew.stott@imperial.nhs.uk
Mortimer Market Centre:   Tel: 0207 679 6709, d.otiko@nhs.net

We hope, as the community you can recommend someone you know who would like to join the study.

More information about POPPY:
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Programme aim:  To examine the effects of ageing on the clinical outcomes of people living with HIV (PLWH) in UK and Ireland.

Specific objectives:
•   To describe the incidence and outcomes of co-morbidities in older PLWH and their relationship with demographic/clinical factors.
•   To develop evidence-based recommendations for the clinical monitoring of older PLWH, and implement these guidelines into clinical practice.
•   To evaluate associations between antiretroviral (ARV) drug concentrations and age, and to assess the potential impact of age on drug efficacy, drug-drug interactions and co-morbidities

POPPY Sites and Trials Unit:
1.   Brighton and Sussex University Hospital
2.   Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
3.   Homerton Hospital
4.   Kings College Hospital
5.   Mater Hospital Dublin
6.   Mortimer Market Centre
7.   St. Mary’s Hospital London
8.   Imperial Clinical Trials Unit

If you need any further info please do contact me on 0207 407 8488.

Thank you, Memory
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