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 November 13, 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

H042: Informing anal neoplasia differences/similarities in HIV-serodiscordant individuals

Interested? Call Cris @ 692-1335

  • HICFA is looking for male or transgender couples; one person is HIV positive and one person is HIV negative
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common. It is associated with anal cancer
  • HIV+ people are at greater risk for anal cancer
  • We are looking at the differences in these couples. Trying to determine what factors are contributing to the increased risk for HIV+ people
  • If you are HIV+ and your partner is HIV negative, you both may be eligible to participate in this study
  • Financial compensation is available

H039: Alzheimer’s Research Study

Interested? Call Debbie @ 692-1332

  • Men or women older than 55 years with diagnosed mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Financial compensation available

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.