Thursday, June 07, 2007

In HIV battle, Project T still needs help

I've been a Project T drug-study volunteer for nearly a year now. Why don't you become one, too? The study examines the physical and psychological impact of giving an HIV med, Viread, to HIV-negative gay and bi men. Researchers need 400 volunteers, including about 200 from San Francisco. They still want a dozen or so more here. Minimum eligibility: Volunteers must be 18 to 60 years old. The screening's a bit of a drag. But once you're in, the time commitment is minimal: I take a pill daily and I visit the San Francisco Health Department once every three months for check-ups. Plus, if you volunteer, you get a cool look at your innards through a full-body Shroud of Turin-like X-ray, just like mine:

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