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Author
Kroon, Eugene D.M.B.
Title
HIV-NAT - The HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration: A Model for HIV-AIDS Clinical Research in a Developing Country
Editor
Chaiwat Ungsedhapand; Chris Duncombe; Mena Chuenyam; Praphan Phanuphak
Imprint
UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, July 2000, 51 pp
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UNAIDS Best Practice Collection (UNAIDS/00.19E)

Abstract

" HIV-NAT is a collaboration between: 1. the Dutch National AIDS Therapy Evaluation Centre (NATEC), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 2. the Australian National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; and 3. the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRC-ARC), Bangkok, Thailand.The primary goal of HIV-NAT is to establish a similar multicenter HIV clinical research organization in Thailand, to conduct and coordinate clinical intervention studies, and, potentially, vaccine studies, according to the ICH GCP standard in Thailand and the region.By conducting HIV clinical research according to the ICH GCP standard, HIV-NAT aims to convince sponsors that scientifically and ethically sound clinical research can be conducted in Thailand and, ultimately, to invest in such research in Thailand. Conducting the studies will make effective drugs available to study participants, will strengthen the HIV research infrastructure and the HIV care infrastructure in general, and will provide health care workers with valuable experience with newly available treatments."

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