HIV Clinical Research Unit


The Specialty Care Center (SCC) at the FDOH in Hillsborough County is a state-of-the-art clinical facility providing the highest quality care for sexual preventative health and to persons living with HIV.  The Center is Ryan White funded for medical, dental and pharmacy services.  USF Infectious Disease clinical research team at the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), founded by Dr. Jeffrey Nadler in 1995, is comprised of highly qualified clinical researchers and staff.  The CRU offers access to innovative translational, clinical, and behavioral research to prevent HIV and other infectious diseases and aims to improve the quality of life of those living with HIV.

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(813) 307-8067

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Meet the Doctors

Meet the CRU!

Madison Ball, BS
Research Support Specialist

Hyacinth Burrowes, CPT, CRA-USF/Basic
Research Support Specialist

Julian Guerrero, BS, CRA-USF/Basic
Research Support Specialist

Avennette Pinto, MBBS
Clinical Research Associate

Carolina Plata BS, CRA-USF/Basic
Social & Behavioral Researcher

Current HIV Research

PI Protocol Sponsor
Casanas A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Cabotegravir (CAB) Long Acting (LA) Plus(+) Rilpivivirine (RPV) LA Versus BIKTARVY® (BIK) in Participants with HIV-1 Who are Virologically Suppressed (SOLAR) (Protocol 213500) Viiv Healthcare
Somboonwit Health Outcomes and Cognitive Effects of Marijuana Use among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (MAPLE) University of Florida
Somboonwit Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (A5332 REPRIEVE - The REPRIEVE Study) DAIDS
Somboonwit The Florida Cohort to Monitor and Improve Health Outcomes (UF Cohort) University of Florida
Somboonwit Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) University of Minnesota
Somboonwit (Duke) Consequences of Marijuana Use on Inflammatory Pathways in HIV NIH/NIDA -Infected Youth NIH/NIDA