The National Institutes of Health (NIH) houses the nation’s most renowned biomedical research institutions. These studies are conducted by NIAID and the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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The NIH is conducting a research study to evaluate HIV-positive patients age 18 and older (without HBV or HCV co-infection) who have chronically elevated hepatic transaminases while on HAART, for evidence of fibrosis or other liver pathology, by examining liver biopsy specimens. The study will include a screening visit, a physical exam, laboratory tests, an abdominal CT, and a liver biopsy procedure. A specialized ultrasound to look at liver stiffness may also be performed. There will be up to four visits before liver biopsy and four follow-up visits after biopsy. Financial compensation will be provided for visits completed.
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Last Updated October 26, 2011