Study Leads: Drs Deborah Money, Neora Pick, and Melanie Murray
WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR WOMEN WHO FIT THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Ages 46-54
- Ages 34-42
Ethnicity: First Nations/Aboriginal/Indigenous
- Ages: 37-45
We are looking for women, biologically female, who are not pregnant, not living with HIV, and who can give informed consent. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of having HIV and taking anti-HIV drugs on aging in women and children. Other parts of the study also look at the bone health and hormones of adult women. In order to examine the possible impacts, comparisons need to be made with women and children who do not have HIV.
What we will require from you during your study visit:
Core Aging Study + Bone Health Study
Time: ~3 hours
Involves: medical history and women's health questions, bone health questions, blood work, 4 low radiation bone scans
A cash honorarium will be provided for your time. You will also receive the results of your bone density scans!
The study visit will involve giving a small blood sample of 35 mL (about 2 ½ tablespoons) or less. The study visits will take place at BC Women's Hospital.
The study is confidential, voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time. The UBC Research Ethics Board has approved this study. For more information or to discuss your eligibility for this study please call Shanlea at show contact info ext. 6706 or respond by email to show contact info .
We will be updating our search criteria every 3 to 6 weeks.