Clinical trials are research studies in which new therapies for infectious diseases and HIV infection and AIDS are tested in humans. These studies are conducted by physicians, nurses and other health care professionals and can help determine the usefulness of new and experimental drugs in treating HIV disease. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to help find treatments that work against HIV disease and infectious diseases.
Baystate Children’s Hospital Pediatric Infectious Disease Division can refer to clinical research trials for pregnant women with HIV, infants, children and adolescents with HIV and at risk for HIV. We partner with local community HIV/AIDS research trials partners and UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA.