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The HIV Netherlands-Australia-Thailand research collaboration (HIV-NAT)

Kiat Ruxrungtham

in A Decade of HAART

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199225859
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0021
The HIV Netherlands-Australia-Thailand research collaboration (HIV-NAT)

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This chapter reviews the HIV Netherlands-Australia-Thailand Research Collaboration (HIV-NAT). HIV-NAT is an HIV-related clinical trials research centre under the aegis of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRC-ARC). It was established in 1996 by collaboration between three organizations: the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok; the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR) in Sydney; and the International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Centre (IATEC) in Amsterdam. The main missions of HIV-NAT are to conduct clinical trials of antiretroviral drugs according to the International Conference on Harmonisation/WHO Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) standards and to address research questions that are relevant and have a high impact on developing countries.

Keywords: highly active antiretroviral therapy; cohort studies; collaboration; HIV/AIDS research; HAART

Chapter.  12948 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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