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Clinical Phenotyping and Genotyping of HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy study

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Clinical Phenotyping and Genotyping of HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy study
Posted on: July 22 2016, 10:18 am

The study below is still looking to recruit participants, please share widely:
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Clinical Phenotyping and Genotyping of HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy : The HIV-POGO study

The pain research group at Imperial are conducting a study to learn more about HIV associated sensory neuropathy. Anyone who is HIV positive and over the age of 18 can take part as we need patients with and without symptoms. The study involves one 2 hour appointment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where your feet will be examined in detail, you will under go cognitive function testing and we will take a blood test for genetic analysis. For full information see the information leaflet attached. We are funded by the European Commission and can cover travel costs to the appointment.

What is the purpose of the study?
This study aims to find out more about chronic pain in HIV. Currently, many people with HIV suffer from chronic pain and little is known about how this develops and how it is best treated. We think that some pain syndromes and disturbances of the nervous system are related to HIV infection.

This study aims to look at what genetic influences might predispose a person with HIV to develop pain or problems with their nervous system. The study also aims to identify other characteristics of the disease processes, which may mean that one person is more likely to develop problems with pain than another.

If you do not suffer from pain, you can still take part in this study, as we are also interested in those characteristics that might be protective against developing long term HIV related complications.
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If you are interested in making an appointment, please contact:

Dr Harriet Wordsworth
Clinical Research Fellow
Pain Research Group, Imperial College
Email: h.wordsworth@imperial.ac.uk
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