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The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit Program

Since 1987, the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) at New York City’s Beth Israel Medical Center has been at the forefront of the fight to improve the clinical care and quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.

As one of the 35 National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical research sites that comprise the nationwide network of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the Beth Israel AIDS Clinical Trials Unit works to develop cutting-edge medications and innovative strategies to treat HIV and HIV-related opportunistic infections.

We are currently providing access to a variety of studies including:

  • investigations of novel antiretroviral therapies
  • trials of immunomodulators like therapeutic vaccines, and
  • studies of neurologic and metabolic complications of HIV

Community Outreach

In addition to conducting clinical research, the Beth Israel AIDS Clinical Trials Unit is involved in community outreach programs aimed at persons living with HIV/AIDS, and offers consultation services for healthcare providers and community based organizations

 

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"...cutting edge medications and innovative strategies to treat HIV and HIV-related opportunistic infections. "

Here's what some of our study participants say about us:

"My primary care provider recommended that I contact the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit to discuss my treatment options. My experience has been great."

"I originally became involved in clinical trials to help those who come behind me, but I have enjoyed it. Everyone has been really nice."

"After 7 years of taking HIV meds I wanted to stop taking them, and I thought this would be a good way to try something new. My results have been fantastic."

"The staff has been the most supportive group of people imaginable."

"I encourage anyone looking for the best and newest treatment methods to look into joining a trial."

"My experience at the ACTU has been phenomenal. The caregivers are extraordinarily competent – great bedside manner, and highly accessible. I feel like I’m contributing something valuable to the greater treatment/research effort."

"Would I participate in another trial at Beth Israel? Absolutely!"

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