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Around the Region: Consortium Plans New AIDS Therapy


Washington Post (03/19/91), P. B3

The Baltimore Community Research Initiative, part of a national movement to study patients who lack access to clinical trials of experimental drugs, will develop new drugs to treat HIV in women, minorities, and IV drug users. The initiative is a consortium of Baltimore doctors who have obtained a $25,000 grant from the American Foundation for AIDS Research to conduct research projects. Physicians and research nurses will conduct studies in offices and clinics and will pool and analyze data in partnership with University of Maryland researchers and others in the area. In Baltimore, the country's 17th-ranked metropolitan area in terms of AIDS cases, 67 percent of patients since 1980 have been black, 39 percent have been IV drug users, and 19 percent have been women.


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