This is a natural history (observational) study which
looks closely at the effects of HIV infection on the immune system
infected participants and then follows them over time.
Currently we are focusing our efforts on those who are most recently
infected, typically people who are within 30 days of the onset of symptoms
of acute HIV infection . If you think you might be eligible and
are interested in getting more information, or have questions about
acute infection, call us at (206) 667-5743 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patients come for study visits every week for the first month,
once a month for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th month, then approximately every
rest of the first year. After the first year, study participants are
seen twice a year.
At each visit, blood work (including viral load and
CD4+ cell counts) is done, and medications and physical
symptoms are recorded.
may also choose to participate in one or more of several optional
procedures, some of which provide monetary compensation.