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Patient Recruitment

Have You Been Diagnosed With COVID-19 in the Past 5 Days?

NIAID Researches Need You!

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Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are looking for volunteers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 5 days. In this trial, in addition to standard medical therapy, participants will receive the experimental drug IL-7 that helps the body make white blood cells to fight viruses like COVID-19. This study will help researchers determine the safety and effectiveness of IL-7 to help the immune system prevent serious complications from COVID-19.

Study Involves:

  • One week-long hospital stay and five (1-2 hour) clinic visits
  • A 90-day commitment to the study
  • A physical exam and review of medical history
  • Collection of blood and stool samples
  • Nasal and throat swab tests
  • An EKG of your heart
  • Investigational treatment with IL-7 or placebo

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are age 19-75
  • Are not on oxygen
  • Do not have HIV or an impaired immune system
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital located in Bethesda, MD. Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center
Office of Patient Recruitment
800-877-8339 (TTY / ASCII)
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 20-I-0140

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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