Partnership for Access to Clinical Trials (PACT)

NIAID HIV Clinical Trial

Watch the video "Participating in an NIAID HIV Clinical Trial" at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.


Mire el video "Participando en un Estudio Clínico del VIH del NIAID" en el Centro Clínico de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH por sus siglas en inglés) en Bethesda, Maryland.

Credit: NIAID

The NIAID Partnership for Access to Clinical Trials (PACT) is a collaboration in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that connects health care providers and their patients with researchers at NIAID who are conducting clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The primary goal of the collaboration is to increase access to research by people who may be underrepresented in clinical trials. All services provided by the PACT program to the patients are free of charge.

Major Area of Focus

  • Educate patients, health care providers, and community groups about clinical trials
  • Determine potential eligibility to join the clinical trials
  • Facilitate referral to and participation in the clinical trials
  • Maintain relationships with patients and health care providers

Benefits to Patients

  • Information about treatment options and available clinical research studies
  • Assistance with enrolling in a clinical trial
  • Support for the duration of the study

Benefits to Healthcare Providers

  • Access to infectious disease and community experts from PACT and NIAID
  • Assistance with the study referral process
  • Help with patient care and clinical support

The PACT program is contracted through MMG, Inc., for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, under contract HHSN272201 100033C.

Meet the Team

The NIAID PACT team includes multicultural professionals with skills in phlebotomy, case management, health promotion, and data processing who have knowledge of the Washington, D.C. area and its diverse population and varied health needs.

Read more about the NIAID PACT team

Patient, Provider & Caregiver Resources

Order or download materials available at no cost to patients, family members, and healthcare professionals who want to learn more about infectious diseases and NIAID clinical trials.

See the full list of patient and caregiver resources

Join a Clinical Trial

The NIAID PACT team can answer questions and facilitate entry into many clinical trials.

Read more about the services the PACT team may provide
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