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?
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.
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.
Start Date: January 2014
Completed Date: May 2015
Primary Outcome: Viable sample for HIV Testing
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)