SA institutions named as HIV/AIDS clinical trials units.
In addition to the CTUs across the US, others are in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru and Switzerland. With additional funding over the next few months the number is expected to increase to 73, with additional CTUs anticipated in Brazil, China, France, India and Thailand.
The selection process for the CTUs involved a rigorous and extensive scientific peer review of their proposed clinical programmes and capabilities, including access to populations most affected or threatened by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly women, children, adolescents and people of diverse ethnic or racial backgrounds.
Total funding for the clinical trials networks and the CTUs and their affiliated clinical research sites is expected to reach $285 million during the first year of the awards.
In addition to the CTU locations, clinical research sites are also anticipated in Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, among other countries.
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|Publication:||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2007|
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