What is the ACTU Project?
ACTU is the acronym for “AIDS Clinical Trials Unit”, or AIDS Clinical Research Unit. ACTU Project is part of a network of clinical research centers on AIDS in different universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Italy.
These centers participate in the scientific research of new treatments for AIDS and other conditions related to the infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
ACTU Project is part of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, of the Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. This project is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
What is the purpose of creating the ACTU Project in Puerto Rico?
ACTU Project was created to offer HIV+/AIDS persons the opportunity to voluntarily participate in clinical research studies for the treatment of the HIV infection and its complications.
We have several studies available for HIV+/AIDS persons who fulfill the investigation protocols criteria.
Who can participate in the ACTU Project?
All persons without distinction by race, sex, sexual direction, religion, political ideology or economic level who are infected with HIV are candidates for the studies available in the Clinical Research Unit.