Is there any financial help for participants on trials?
Generally there is no special financial help for most trials. Sometimes clinics can pay expenses related to additional travel costs or child cover. Sometimes early trials of new drugs may offer a payment, but only if there is no medical benefit. This happens less frequently in the UK than in the US, and happens mainly for HIV-negative volunteers.
(Adapted from a question from the i-Base Q&A pages of the African Eye a new treatment publication for African communities affected by HIV who are living in the UK)