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Community-based physicians will study promising HIV therapies at four new sites joining the community-based clinical trials network supported by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Awards to the four new sites and 12 incumbent sites, effective September 1, 1994, stem from the recompetition of NIAlD's Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). The first-year funding for the 16 five-year awards totals $12 million.
"These CPCRA awards strengthen our capability and commitment to offer HIV-infected patients clinical trials of HIV therapies in community settings such as private practices and clinics as well as health centers," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "The CPCRA uses the expertise of primary care physicians and nurses caring for people with HIV disease and involves …