In 1994, Bastyr University was awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine to establish the AIDS Research Center. The purpose of this center is to conduct a nation-wide study on the use of alternative medicine for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The study consists of several components.
These include collection of data from HIV/AIDS patients on the outcomes of alternative medicine therapies, development of a national resource for alternative medicine information, distribution of grant funds for alternative medicine research, and the development of further educational opportunities at Bastyr University.
One important task of the AIDS Research Center is the collection of prospective data from HIV/AIDS patients. The collection process consists of recruitment of eligible participants, distribution of study materials, and collection of completed questionnaire packets. Eligible participants are being recruited through their alternative medicine providers as well as through self-referral. Participants are asked to complete an extensive questionnaire every six months for up to two years. Compensation is offered for each follow up period. To become involved, read on.
The AIDS Research Center has/is:
Completion of these goals will allow us to fulfill our mission to:
People who are currently using alternative medical approaches to treat HIV/AIDS are encouraged to contact the AIDS Research Center. Clinicians who treat patients and who are willing to help the research center staff recruit eligible patients may contact the Center by phone or mail and request information about the study. HIV patients who use alternative medicine and would like to independently enroll in the study may also contact the AIDS Research Center by phone or mail to request study materials.
Eligibility criteria for participants are:
People who are using a combination of alternative and conventional therapies are also eligible.
We appreciate your interest in this project and hope to hear from you.
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