Clinical Trial Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trial, also known as clinical study, is research that assists in answering specific questions about vaccines, new therapies, or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find new treatment.

To learn more about clinical trials click on the following link to access a tutorial from the National Library of Medicine:

Why should I participate in a clinical trial at Triple O Research Institute, P.A.?

By participating in a clinical trial you will play a more active role in your own health care. You may gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.

Am I reimbursed for my time spent in a clinical trial?

You will have free study medications and free study visits. Compensation for travel is provided if you are a part of a clinical trial/study.

What types of research is Triple O Research Institute, PA interested in?

Triple O Research Institute is interested in research related to the field of Infectious Diseases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza, Diabetic Foot Infections, new Antibiotic regimens and other infectious diseases. Call the office for more information.

Where can I learn more about current clinical trials at Triple O Research Institute, PA?

To find specific trials that Triple O Research is currently participating in visit:
Click on the search for clinical trials link
Type in “Triple O” in the basic search box
Select the search button.
A listing of the trials Triple O Research is currently participating in will be displayed.

If you are interested in finding additional information or would like to participate in a trial, please contact our study coordinator by phone 561-855-7871 or email You can also submit your interest in clinical trials on our website by selecting the “Clinical Trials” section. Submit your name and phone number and we will be happy to call and assist you. Please do not include any other personal information via the internet.

What types of subjects is Triple O Research Institute, P.A. enrolling at this time?

Triple O Research Institute is currently looking for the following subjects who are 18 years and older:

1. Subjects who are HIV-1 positive and
- Have never been on HIV medications (Treatment Naïve) OR
- Have been on HIV medications and are doing well (Treatment Experienced) OR
- Are currently on HIV medications and they are not working (Treatment Failure).

2. Subjects who are Hepatitis C positive and
- Have never tried hepatitis C treatment (Treatment Naïve) OR
- Have tried hepatitis C treatment (Treatment Experienced), but relapsed or never responded.

3. Female subjects who are HIV-1 positive and PREGNANT.

4. Please call the office for more information since the above list is not all inclusive