Chronos Study

chronosCircadian HIV RNA Oscillations and Outcomes of Stress

UCSF Chronos Study seeks men aged 25-55 with HIV

Dr. Rick Hecht and colleagues at the Positive Health Program and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF are seeking participants for a study on the effects of hormones, stress, and mood on HIV reservoirs (i.e. how much HIV that remains in the body while on treatment).

Study participation includes:

  • 2 study visits, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours on weekday afternoons
  • blood draws; saliva sampling; questionnaires about health, thoughts and emotions; and having physical reactions (e.g. heart rate and blood pressure) to stress measured during thinking and talking activities
  • payment of up to $200

Participants must be:

  • Male, 25-55 years old, HIV-positive
  • on suppressive ART for 3 years or longer
  • undetectable viral load within the last 6 months
  • additional screening to be done by study staff

Details are available on the consent form.

To enroll, or for more information, call 415-353-9723.

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