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HIV Clinical Research

Since 1995, USF's Division of Infectious Disease and the Florida Department of Health have been working together to find the best treatment and diagnostic tools for HIV and AIDS. This week's University Beat brings you to the Clinical Research Unit to talk to the researchers who are conducting dozens of studies and the patients who are benefiting from them.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Dr. Don Kurtyka, Assistant Professor in USF's College of Medicine & Director of HIV Services at the Hillsborough County Specialty Care Center, talks about how health care and treatment of people with HIV or AIDS has changed over time, and how that's paying off in increased lifespan.

Dr. Don Kurtyka talks about how important it is for people with HIV or AIDS to follow a structured schedule when it comes to taking their medicines.


Dr. Don Kurtyka talks about the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, or A.D.A.P., located in the Hillsborough County Specialty Care Center.

Clincial research participant Dennis Coffer says he's glad he's taken part in five trials at the HIV Clincial Research Unit over the last dozen years.


For more information

HIV Clinical Research Unit
E-mail: HCHDResearchUnit@doh.state.fl.usf or 813-307-8067



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