for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Steven Deeks, M.D. (ucsf)
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Steven Deeks



This study seeks to confidentially collect blood from HIV-positive individuals and HIV-negative controls to provide basic scientists with specimens for collaborative studies.

Official Title

Collection and Preservation of Blood and Serum Specimens From HIV Positive or HIV Negative Patients for Multiple Collaborative Studies


HIV positive patients are currently the focus of multiple collaborative research studies, both at UCSF and other institutions. The aims of these research projects include improving the understanding of etiology, immunology, epidemiology and treatment of HIV. There are numerous requests from basic scientists at UCSF for collaborative studies on specimens, especially for blood, saliva and urine samples. Specimens may be used to test such things as virus characteristics, genotyping and/or phenotyping resistance, plasma drug concentrations, immune function or evidence of complications of HIV disease. The samples may also be tested for genetic factors that may be related to the course of HIV disease


HIV, Observational, Pathogenesis, Immunology, Virology, Control, Healthy control, Men who have sex with men, HIV Positive


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • HIV-1 antibody negative with similar characteristics to HIV-1 positive cohort
  • HIV-positive subjects naive to antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV-positive subjects stable on or off antiretroviral therapy for a minimum of 6 months
  • Good venous access
  • Able to provide informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

  • Hemoglobin < 9g/dl
  • Hematocrit < 27%
  • Active treatment for cancer
  • Hospitalization or IV antibiotic use within the last 4 months
  • Immunosuppressive therapy within the last 4 months


  • San Francisco General Hospital accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94110 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Steven Deeks, M.D. (ucsf)
    Steven G. Deeks, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a faculty member in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is an internationally recognized expert on HIV pathogenesis and treatment.


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, San Francisco
Study Type
Expecting 2000 study participants
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