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Immune Response to Hepatitis C Virus

Sponsored by Emory University

Phase Quota
Phase 1

The purpose of the study is to investigate the immune response to hepatitis C virus to determine why some people clear the virus and others develop chronic infection. Changes in immune response once hepatitis C therapy is begun will also be examined. If patients are also HIV+, the effect of antiretroviral therapy on the recovery of hepatitis C immunity will be investigated.

Study Start Date: September 2005

Estimated Completion Date: September 2005

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease Nursing: Immuno/Infectious Dz Infectious Disease: HIV/Immunodeficiency,Hepatitis,Other Viral/Bacterial Physician Assistant: Infectious Disease

Interventions

  • Other: None. Not a clinical trial. Specimens taken for basic research in laboratory.

Inclusion criteria

  • Age >18 years with prior or active hepatitis C infection
  • HIV negative or HIV positive

Exclusion criteria

  • None

Study Locations And Contact Information

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