Harborview Medical Center

325 9th Avenue

2nd Floor West Clinic

Seattle, WA 98104

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LYMPH NODE BIOPSY STUDY

THE 098 "KOUP STUDY" FOR HIV+ PEOPLE

This study may help us toward the goal of someday having a cure for HIV.

About This Study

The purpose of this study is to collect lymph node tissue and blood to study what cells HIV is hiding in and to measure the amount of HIV  hiding inside cells.

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People who fit the study requirements will be asked to come for a visit for a lymph node biopsy from the groin & a blood draw (about 1½ to 4 hours).

LENGTH OF STUDY: About  2  weeks

COMPENSATION: $250 upon completion of study procedures

REQUIREMENTS

  • HIV+ men and women, 21 years old and up

  • In stable health

  • Have normal routine blood counts

  • No allergy to lidocaine (topical anesthetic)

  • Not pregnant or breast feeding

  • Other requirements to be discussed