Where can I find information about trials?
If you are living with HIV and interested in clinical trials, talk to your doctors or local AIDS organization about possible alternative treatments and trials in your area.
The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) and CATIE collaborate to produce a registry of enrolling HIV clinical trials in Canada. The registry is published on a poster and each trial is posted on the websites of both organizations.
The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network is a federally funded organization whose mandate is to develop treatments, vaccines, and a cure for HIV disease and AIDS through the conduct of scientifically sound and ethical clinical trials.
CATIE offers treatment information, helping people living with HIV and their caregivers make informed healthcare decisions.
There are several steps to take before you can participate in a clinical trial, but anyone can apply.
If you find a particular trial in which you are interested, contact your family doctor. He or she can refer you to the site investigator or you can call the site directly. A telephone screening interview with the trial nurse or another member of the trial staff will likely provide enough information for you to see whether you can participate, according to the entry criteria. Anyone who meets the initial criteria and is interested can make an appointment for a screening visit, the next step in the qualifying process.