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
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.