Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

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Engaging Patients for Infectious Disease Studies: A Q&A with MMG’s PACT Team

For more than 20 years, MMG's PACT (Partnership for Access to Clinical Trials) team has led the charge to raise awareness within patient and provider communities about the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) infectious disease studies, conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. In their role as on-the-ground ambassadors, the PACT team directly engages study participants, and acts as a support bridge between clinicians and patients within the Washington, D.C.… [Read More]

When Health Communication Has a Conscience, We All Learn Something

We are 5 days into 2016. 2016, which means we're now in the second half of the decade. But we're still tied to a different decade--the decade when HIV and AIDS first dominated the news with fears about contraction and death from this terrifying new disease. It was the 1980s, and we didn't know what we know now. We didn't know that new treatment options would mean that people would be able to live long and relatively healthy lives with HIV. We didn't know how perfectly safe it is to hug … [Read More]

International Conference on Stigma Aims to Change the Attitude that Spreads HIV

Also contributing to this post were: Carmen Baba, Marco Zurita, and Jennifer Beaudet .   As part of our effort to further understand the challenges and struggles of the patients we are attempting to recruit, the entire PACT team attended the third annual International Conference on Stigma November 30, 2012, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.   The conference, sponsored by the Coalition for Elimination of AIDS-related Stigma (CEAS), sought to address th… [Read More]
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