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HIV | Evaluation of the Quality of Self-collected Blood Spot Specimens for Laboratory HIV Testing - An InvolveMENt Sub Study

HIV research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

We will invite a convenience sample of up to 45 enrolled subjects to participate in an optional, self-administered blood specimen collection procedure to determine optimal procedures for collection.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Must be either currently enrolled or previously enrolled in the InvolveMENt Study through Emory University - Over 18 years old - HIV Negative Exclusion Criteria: - Not enrolled or previously enrolled in the InvolveMENt Study through Emory University - Under 18 years old - HIV Positive

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

HIV

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Number of DBS SpotsThe number of DBS spots on the card constitutes the experimental condition.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

1 Dried Blood Spot (DBS)Number of DBS Spots Participants will be asked to fill one spot on a dried blood spot collection card.

3 DBS SpotsNumber of DBS Spots Participants will be asked to fill three spots on a dried blood spot collection card.

5 DBS SportsNumber of DBS Spots Participants will be asked to fill five spots on a dried blood spot collection card.

Study Status

Completed

Start Date: January 2014

Completed Date: May 2015

Phase:

Type: Observational

Design:

Primary Outcome: Viable sample for HIV Testing

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: AD McNaghten, PHD, MHSA

Lead Sponsor: Emory University

Collaborator: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02043041

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