Thursday, June 06, 2013

ResearchMatch Connects HIV Study Volunteers with Researchers

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ResearchMatch Connects HIV Study Volunteers with Researchers

Nashville, TN – June 1, 2013 -ResearchMatch (RM), the countryfirst nationwide, non-profit research volunteer recruitment platforfor all health conditions is launching aHIV sub-registry in collaboration with Prografor Wellness Restoration (PoWeR), a national grassroots HIadvocacy andeducation organization.

RM has a simple goal – to bring together two groups of people who are searching for each other: people who are trying to find research studies, and researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free, secure online registry that has been developeby major academicinstitutionacross the country that want to engage others in the mission of todayethical, expediteresearch that will hopefully make a real difference for people with HIV/AIDS in the future.

The Centerfor Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1,148,200 persons are living with HIV infection in the UniteStates, including 207,600 (18.1%) who are unaware of their HIV status. Although great strides have been made in developing medications that treaHIVresearch volunteers are needeforemerginHIcure research studies that may lead to a functionaHIV cure in the is the only non-profit clinical trials registry thaproactively connects potential volunteerand researchers. will make a dramatic difference in accelerating HIcure researcbconnecting researchers with volunteers who want to help but dont know how to get involved or where to turn. The hope is that many people will register to volunteer and thaacademic and research institutions will takeadvantage of this free service that promotefaster study enrollment,” said Nelson Vergel, HIV activist/educator and director of PoWeR.

All volunteers who register with RM indicating HIas one of their conditions will be informed of enrolling studies in their area and also be connected with investigators who register studieat sites in their area. NeRregistered members will also be prompted to consider answering optional questionsabout their condition to enhance the precision and prescreening process for matching volunteerand research teams.

To register as a volunteer or a researcher, please visit

About ResearchMatch

ResearchMatch is a national partnership created as a centralized, web-based recruitment registry, connecting individuals who are interested in participating in research with researchers nationwide. The site is a funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Clinical and Translational ScienceAward (CTSA) program grants. The CTSA program is led by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of ResearchMatch and Vanderbilt University and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

About Program for Wellness Restoration

Program for Wellness Restoration (PoWeR) is a national non-profit all-volunteer organization that provides patient-friendly educational information to HIV-positive people and their healthcare providers about ways to improve HIV treatment response, side effects and quality of life. More information can be found at

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