Protière, Christel, Bruno Spire, Marion Mora, Isabelle Poizot-Martin, Marie Préau, Marjolaine Doumergue, Philippe Morlat, David Zucman, Cécile Goujard, François Raffi, Olivier Lambotte, & Marie Suzan-Monti (2017, November). Patterns of patient and healthcare provider viewpoints regarding participation in HIV cure-related clinical trials. Findings from a multicenter French survey using Q methodology (ANRS-APSEC). PLoS ONE, 12(11), e0187489. (Accessible: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187489) (Open Access)

Abstract: Despite huge advances in the fight against HIV concerning diagnosis, clinical efficacy of antiretroviral treatments (ART), patient survival and quality of life, there is still no cure. Recent developments in HIV cure research have opened the way for clinical trials which could lead to a temporary or definitive end to ART. However, ethical questions exist about related trial-participation risks. The main goal of the ANRS-APSEC survey was, using Q-methodology, to investigate the viewpoints of people living with HIV (PLWH) and HIV healthcare providers (HHP) regarding motivations for and barriers to participation in HIV Cure-related clinical trials (HCRCT).

Christel Protière <christel.protiere@inserm.fr> is on the faculty of Sciences Economiques & Sociales de la Santé & Traitement de l’Information MeÂdicale, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.

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