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Non-Viral Liver Studies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) houses the nation’s most renowned biomedical research institutions. The following clinical research studies are being conducted by NIAID and the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland:

A Pilot Study of Hepatic Fibrosis in HIV/AIDS Patients with Chronically Elevated Transaminases on Antiretroviral Therapy

(TRANSAM - Actively Recruiting)

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 November 22, 2013