HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration (HIV-NAT)

  • Description
  • The HIV Nether­lands Aus­tralia Thai­land Research Col­lab­o­ra­tion (HIV­NAT) is affil­i­ated with The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Cen­tre in Bangkok, Thai­land, with the National Cen­tre for HIV Epi­demi­ol­ogy and Clin­i­cal Research in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, and with the Cen­tre for Poverty– related Com­mu­ni­ca­ble Dis­eases in Ams­ter­dam, The Nether­lands. Since 1996 our cen­tre has been con­duct­ing clin­i­cal research in HIV, meet­ing inter­na­tional stan­dards, and gain­ing vast expe­ri­ence in the coor­di­na­tion of mul­ti­cen­tre tri­als in Thailand.

    Present

    Over the last 14 years, HIV­NAT has grown into an inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized research orga­ni­za­tion and its core research areas include phar­ma­co­ki­net­ics of HIV ther­apy, co-​infections with Hepati­tis B, tuber­cu­lo­sis and HPV, new drug devel­op­ment and cohort and strate­gic stud­ies.
    HIVNAT’s accom­plish­ments and activ­i­ties include, but are not lim­ited to, the following:

    • The com­ple­tion of 68 stud­ies and the coor­di­na­tion of 60 stud­ies that are cur­rently running
    • The ini­ti­a­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion in stud­ies which have influ­enced Thai and inter­na­tional HIV treat­ment guide­lines (link to papers, or guide­lines?). It has also expanded its research scope to include sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted infec­tions and prevention
    • The Bangkok Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on HIV Med­i­cine (add hyper­link) is the largest meet­ing of its kind in South East Asia and has been con­vened by HIV­NAT every Jan­u­ary for the past 13 years.
    • HIV­NAT has pro­vided HIV care ser­vices to almost 1,500 adults and almost 250 chil­dren and ado­les­cents since its incep­tion in 1996
    • HIV­NAT actively par­tic­i­pates in com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams and char­i­ties, to serve HIV infected chil­dren and their fam­i­lies in Thailand.

    Goals

    • To con­duct HIV clin­i­cal research accord­ing to inter­na­tion­ally accepted Good Clin­i­cal and Lab­o­ra­tory Practice
    • To con­vince inter­na­tional phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies and other poten­tial spon­sors that sci­en­tif­i­cally and eth­i­cally sound HIV clin­i­cal stud­ies can be con­ducted in Thailand
    • To con­duct clin­i­cal inter­ven­tion stud­ies that will yield answers to locally and region­ally rel­e­vant research questions
    • To ensure access to drugs for the study participants
    • To strengthen the HIV research and care infrastructure
    • To pro­vide health care work­ers with valu­able expe­ri­ence with newly avail­able treatments
    • To serve as a train­ing cen­tre in the prac­ti­cal, eth­i­cal and sci­en­tific aspects of HIV care and clin­i­cal tri­als for health­care work­ers in gov­ern­ment or uni­ver­sity teach­ing hos­pi­tals and other related orga­ni­za­tions in the region.

    Details

    Website hivnat.org
    Phone +662.652.3040
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