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Volunteers Needed for a New Vaccine Study

About the study

Healthy volunteers are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The study is testing a new vaccine to see if it is safe and effective. It is not possible to get HIV through participating in the study.

Who can participate?

You may be eligible for the study if you

  • Are between 18–49 years old and in good health
  • Do not have HIV
  • Are willing to participate in follow-up visits and tests for up to 1 year
  • Do not live or work closely with
    • People who have weakened immune systems caused by chronic illness
    • Children younger than 18 years old
    • Elderly people
    • Pregnant women

What does the study involve?

Participants will be asked to make a visit to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, for a blood draw, medical history, and physical exam. Participants will return to NIH to receive three doses of the vaccine as a pill over six months; the total time commitment is one year.

Where is the study taking place?

The study is being conducted at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (Building 10) at NIH in Bethesda. The NIH campus is accessible by car and public transportation.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to participate in the study. All screening and study-related medical care and procedures are provided free of charge.

Will I receive payment of some kind?

Yes, you will be compensated for participation. Transportation and other expenses may also be covered.

How do I find out more or volunteer?

To see if you may qualify or for more information, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office.
Toll Free: 1-800-411-1222 (reference 14-I-0011 or NACHO Study)
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
Se habla español
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To learn more about this study (trial ID NCT01989533), visit

Last Updated July 24, 2014

Last Reviewed February 13, 2015