The NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research related to HIV/AIDS, often in collaboration with networks funded by other Institutes, such as the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
Clinical trials are health-related studies involving people. Some test treatments or therapies, and some track participants through time to study their activities and health outcomes. By following the links, you can find contact information for each study and information about taking part.
It's important to note that clinical trials follow very specific protocols (rules and methods) and have specific requirements for who can take part and who cannot take part. Just because you or someone in your family has HIV doesn't mean that you or they will qualify for a study.
Featured NICHD Clinical Trials
- Evaluating Strategies to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection in Populations Using Formula Feeding (PROMISE)
This study, conducted in collaboration with NIAID and the National Institute of Mental Health in the IMPAACT Network, is evaluating different interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as effects on maternal and infant health and survival in developing countries (see http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resources/spotlight/Pages/012210-promise.aspx).
- Truvada as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Infection in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (Project PrEPARE) (Adolescent Trials Network)
Evaluating adherence and safety of the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis with the antiretroviral drug Truvada in young men who have sex with men who are at risk of HIV infection.
- Safety and Effectiveness of Oral Alendronate Therapy on Bone Mineral Density in HIV-infected Children and Adolescents With Low Bone Mineral Density
This study is being conducted in collaboration with NIAID and the National Institute of Mental Health in the IMPAACT Network. It will compare changes from pre treatment levels of bone mineral density of the lumbar spine after treatment.
- Identifying Undiagnosed Asymptomatic HIV Infection in Hispanic/Latino Adolescents and Young Adults
This study will compare HIV testing strategies to determine an effective way to identify undiagnosed HIV in young, at risk Hispanics/Latinos.
NICHD Clinical Trials
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Information on current NIH-sponsored clinical trials on HIV/AIDS is available by following the link below or by calling 800-411-1222.