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THE STEPS
If you are interested in volunteering to participate in a clinical trial, please call us at 1-866-833-LIFE (5433) or or e-mail us at VRCforlife@mail.nih.gov.

We will send you information about our clinical trials and follow up with you to answer any questions. Once you agree to participate, we will follow the steps below.

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Informed Consent
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You will have an initial interview
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We will tell you about the study in detail
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We will answer any questions you have to make sure that you understand everything involved with participating in our trial
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You will read and sign a consent form for the study
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Eligibility Screening
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We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire
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You will receive a clinical exam that includes blood tests and a physical exam
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Vaccination
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Over the period of a few weeks or months (depending on the trial) you will receive a vaccination or a series of vaccinations
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You will be asked to keep a record of any physical reaction you have to the vaccine Monitoring
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We will monitor the effects of the vaccine through periodic blood tests
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You will also receive physical examinations while you are participating in the trial

 

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