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Brain Imaging Study for HIV Associated Thinking and Mood Disorders

Join a Research Study: HIV/AIDS-Related Issues

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-800-411-1222 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

This research study seeks to understand how HIV infection may cause problems with blood vessel function and contribute to thinking and mood disorders, such as early dementia and depression. Researchers will compare persons with and without HIV infection.

This study is enrolling adults ages 25 to 55, who are fluent English speakers, HIV positive and free of certain medical conditions (call to find out). Participation includes 1-5 visits, cognitive evaluations, medical history, physical exam, blood work, brain scans, and optional follow up visits every 6 months for 1-4 years.

The study is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland (Metro Redline/Medical Center). This study enrolls eligible participants locally from within 50 miles of NIH. There is no cost to participate. Compensation is provided. Transportation may be reimbursed.

The first steps to consider participating in this research are to call NIH, learn the study details, be evaluated for eligibility and consent to participate.