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San Francisco: Sinusitis Study of Traditional Chinese


AIDS TREATMENT NEWS Issue #225, June 16, 1995

A study comparing Chinese medicine to conventional antibiotics for treatment of sinusitis is now recruiting. The study is being run by the Immune Enhancement Project, which has reported good clinical results with traditional Chinese medicine for treating this condition.

Participants must have recurrent sinusitis documented by endoscopy and a paranasal computed tomography scan (which will be provided without cost to the participant), have had a CD4 count within 12 weeks, be 18 to 60 years old, and not currently be using antibiotics except Septra. (Antivirals are allowed.) They must not have used Chinese medicines for four weeks before the study, nor have any active opportunistic infection, or any reason to expect that they will not remain clinically stable for six months. There are also additional exclusion criteria.

This study lasts 12 weeks, with 8 weeks of treatment followed by a one-month washout period. Participants will need to visit the clinic in San Francisco when they begin the study, and at weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12. On the last visit they will have a computed tomography scan and endoscopic nasal exam.

For more information, contact Elyse Graham, The Immune Enhancement Project, 415/252-8711.


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Information in this article was accurate in June 16, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.