Seeking healthy participants for research study

This research study is for HIV negative individuals only. The research study looks at white blood cells to devise new methods of treating those who are HIV positive.

For this research study, participants will be asked to undergo up to four leukaphereses per year, during a three year period. A leukapheresis is a procedure whereby white blood cells are removed from the body via a needle placed in each arm. This procedure takes place in the UNC Hospitals Apheresis Clinic in Chapel Hill. Other research study visits will take place in the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) at UNC Hospitals.

To qualify for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18-65 years old
  • HIV negative
  • No history of heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases
  • No bleeding disorders
  • Other clinical criteria to be discussed with coordinator

If you are invited to participate in this research study, you will receive $150 for each leukapheresis procedure.

To find out more about this research study, please contact Tori Candler at 919-966-8524 or via email tcandler@med.unc.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Best time to be contacted

The title of this study is “CID 0702 - Apheresis Procedures to Obtain Leukocytes for Research Studies from HIV Negative Subjects.” It was approved by the UNC Biomedical IRB on 8/15/2005 and its UNC IRB # is 05-2912