Meet REPRIEVE Participants

REPRIEVE Participants are highly motivated individuals forming the future of heart disease prevention in HIV.

Read about why REPRIEVE is important to them.

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Karina McClanahan

Dallas Texas, USA


Doing something that can help me and others in the future is invaluable. Prevention is the keyword to help to improve quality of life and REPRIEVE is investing in preventing vascular sicknesses that can be fatal to many. It is an honor to be part of the REPRIEVE Study.

Carlos Velez-Velazquez

San Juan, Puerto Rico


I have been participating in clinical research sponsored by the “ACTG” for more than 23 years. At times when there were no alternatives or treatment options to prolong my life and provide quality of life, it was through clinical trials that I found alternatives that have allowed me to prolong my life. The excellence and medical care received through all the years as a participant in clinical research gives me the certainty and conviction of how highly beneficial it is for the community living with HIV /AIDS. In addition to the importance of adherence to medications, there are associated conditions that need to be treated. REPRIEVE, is studying one of these conditions. Participating in REPRIEVE gives me the opportunity to contribute to possibly achieve an adequate tool to prevent heart disease, not only for me, but for the rest of the community.

Angel Luis Hernández

CAB* member at the University of Puerto Rico CTU


It’s really, from my point of view, an important study because we’re answering important questions about end organ diseases that occurs with aging and in­flammation associated with HIV and ART.

Participant at Thai Red Cross CRS

Bangkok, Thailand


Before joining this study, I only focused on my HIV infection. Since joining this study, I am more concerned about my overall health. Being in this study, I like receiving health information through the REPRIEVE website and newsletter. It has given me more opportunities to access health information.

Pongpen Wannawet

Participant, CMU HIV Treatment CRS, Chiang Mai, Thailand


This is a very interesting study and I think the study will be helpful in providing care to patients and other infected people in the future. If the result of the study is good, it can be used to prevent other patients from Cardiovascular disease. From joining this study, I expected to obtain diagnosis and being monitored for Cardiovascular disease during the study which I had never been tested or known about this disease at all. We don’t have to wait until having the disease and get treated after all. I think prevention is better than treatment.

Agnaldo da Silva Santos

HGNI HIV Family Care Clinic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


REPRIEVE participation is important, not only to me but to other partici¬pants, because it helps the science to discover new ways to improve our life quality.

Shirley Selvage

Alabaster, Alabama


My purpose for serving on REPRIEVE CAB is to bring awareness, research, prevention and education about statin drugs that could help reduce heart disease in those living with HIV.

Wes Taylor

Greensboro, North Carolina


I feel blessed to have the medications we do today and feel like we have that medicine because of past research. I want to give back and contribute to future research. Taking one pill a day because of the research studies before and the people that were willing to participate made all the difference in the world for my life and my uncle’s life.

Bring Your Story to REPRIEVE

Would you like to share your story with fellow REPRIEVE participants? Please fill out the form to the right.


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