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Should I enter a study?

Many HIV clinics are also research centres and you might be asked to join a study. 

If you are interested, take time to find out about the details.

It is your choice whether to join a study. Your future care will not be affected if you decide not to join a study.

Ask about the alternatives to the study treatment. Ask what advantages or risks the study offers over existing care. You can ask for advice from i-Base or other HIV organisations.

Some studies include closer monitoring and care than your regular clinic. This might mean a few more clinic visits.

Research is essential to improve how we use both new and existing drugs.

Last updated: 1 October 2019.