The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Case ACTU) was established in 1987. Since that time, the Case ACTU has continuously offered a wide variety of HIV-related clinical trials for HIV-positive and HIV-negative people. The Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Uganda joined the Case ACTU as a Clinical Research Site in 2006. In 2014, the University of Cincinnati Clinical Research Site joined the Case ACTU.
Throughout the years, thousands of people have participated in clinical trials and research projects offered through the Case ACTU. By volunteering for a clinical trial each of these people has made their own personal contribution to the discovery of life-giving medicines and new ways to prevent the continued spread of HIV in our community and throughout the world.
The Case ACTU is primarily funded through the National Institutes of Health and is affiliated with the national Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN).
Michael M. Lederman, MD and Benigno Rodriguez, MD are the Principal Investigators of the Case ACTU.