Research Studies Enrolling New Participants

We provide access to national and local clinical research trials and studies for persons with HIV in Hawaii, funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. Trial enrollment is open to the general public.

Open Enrollment

(Last updated May 16, 2017)

H024: Maraviroc and NeuroAIDS Pathogenesis

Interested? Call Nancy @ 692-1336

  • HIV infected clients concerned about memory and thinking problems
  • On antiretroviral medications uninterrupted for 1 year
  • Viral load <50
  • No cancer (except skin cancer), or untreated Hepatitis C (must have HCV cure)
  • No uncontrolled diabetes or cardiovascular disease
  • Able to do an MRI
  • Neuropsychological tests given at screening, week 24 and week 48
  • Study lasts 1 year; once qualified there are 6 visits
  • Compensation given

H032: Feromoxytol-enhanced Imaging and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping in NeuroAIDS

Interested? Call Cris @ 692-1335

  • Men age 40 – 65 years old
  • HIV negative volunteers
  • We are looking at new ways to be able to look at the brain through MRI scans
  • Financial compensation is available

H033: The Frailty and Vibration Study

Interested? Call Lorna @ 692-1333

  • Looking to be more active? Prevent fall risk and falls?  This is a 12 week exercise study using either whole body vibration or resistance training.  Exercise will be performed three times per week for approximately 30-45 minutes.
  • Age 50 years old or older
  • HIV negative volunteers
  • Sedentary (no regular exercise training within the past 3 months, no more than 45 minutes per day three days a week. )
  • Weak grip strength – measured at screening visit

For Patients

What is a research study?

HIV / AIDS clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that involve people and are designed to answer specific questions about safety and effectiveness of treatment for HIV / AIDS and related conditions.

Clinical trials are vitally important because there are no other direct ways to learn how different people respond to medications, treatments, or therapeutic approaches. Clinical trials are also called research studies or protocols.

All approved treatments for HIV / AIDS must be tested through clinical trials before they can be marketed to treat HIV infection or related conditions. HIV / AIDS clinical trials may provide critical information that can help people to live longer, healthier and more comfortable lives.

Enrolling in Trials

HICFA has opportunities to enroll in both HIV+ and HIV- trials. Click here for a list of research studies now enrolling.