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Transgender Women Needed for a Truvada Dosing Study

Transgender women needed for a research study that involves taking daily observed doses of the HIV drug Truvada, along with Lupron injections and oral estrogen. This research involves multiple study visits, including 5 separate day-long visits for blood and colon tissue sampling.

Basic Study Requirements:
  • Over 18 years of age
  • HIV negative
  • Transgender women not currently on hormones or willing to temporarily stop hormone therapy
  • Willing to come in for 5 day-long visits at the Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Willing to come to Johns Hopkins for daily observed Truvada dosing
Earn up to $3,650.
If interested, call 443-287-7156.
Principal Investigator: Mark Marzinke, Ph.D.
Protocol Number: IRB00203162
Approved February 26, 2019. 

Transgender patients taking or planning to begin estrogen or testosterone therapy needed for a research study of the hormone influence in skin aging.   The study involves completion of a questionnaire, de-identified photographs of the face, and donation of small tissue samples (skin biopsies, skin swabs).  This research involves a single study visit for patients who are already on hormone therapy and two study visits for patients planning to begin hormone therapy.

Basic Study Requirements:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Currently on hormone therapy or planning to begin hormone therapy
  • Willing to come in for one 30-minute visit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center (two 30-minute visits for patients not yet on hormone therapy)

Earn $20 per skin biopsy (up to $60 if already on hormones and $120 if not)
If interested, call 410-502-SKIN (7546) or email ctrep@jhmi.edu
Principal Investigator: Farah Succaria, M.D
Protocol Number: IRB00260762
Approved July 9, 2021.


Exploring and Addressing Diagnostic Disparities

Are you LGBTQ+ and have you experienced difficulties with getting an accurate or timely explanation of a health problem (a diagnosis)? We are seeking to understand how a patient's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression can impact their ability to receive a diagnosis. We are recruiting patients and family members to discuss their experiences of difficulties with getting an accurate, timely, or well-communicated diagnosis. Your participation is completely voluntary and will not involve more than 1-2 hours over Zoom/phone at a time that works best for you.

Basic Study Requirements:

  • LGBTQ+ and have experienced difficulties with getting an accurate or timely explanation of a health problem (a diagnosis)
  • 1-2 hours over Zoom/phone at a time that works best for you

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, either complete the interest form, text/call 410-870-4750, or email aaron.wiegand@jhu.edu.
Principal InvestigatorDr. Kathryn McDonald
Protocol Number: IRB00252985

Do you want to participate in a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins?

For a complete list of open clinical trials, visit the database at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. You can search by condition, researcher or doctor’s name.

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