AIDS Clinical Trials Network (ACTG)- Peter Hunt Task Order

Investigator: Peter Hunt, MD
Sponsor: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location(s): United States


The UCSF Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) at San Francisco General Hospital conducts clinical trials evaluating the optimal management of HIV and associated complications, strategies for HIV eradication, and treatment of viral hepatitis and tuberculosis. As part of the NIH-funded multicenter ACTG clinical trials network, this clinical trials unit has access to a broad menu of cutting edge studies and conducts research addressing health issues of key importance to the San Francisco population.

Areas of Current Focus

  • Innovative antiretroviral approaches to minimize long term toxicity for HIV treatment naïve and treatment experienced patients
  • Strategies to control HIV related inflammation, reduce the HIV reservoir and ultimately eradicate HIV.
  • Development of shorter, more potent and less toxic HCV therapies using the rapidly expanding field of HCV direct acting agents (DAA’s) in both HIV-HCV coinfected and HCV monoinfected patients.
  • Improved tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment of active and latent tuberculosis infeciton