We would like to thank all the members of the ACTG 5217 team, including Roula Qaqish, James Rooney, David Currin, Ana Martinez, Rick Hecht, Donna Mildvan, and Charles Rinaldo. We are thankful to Abbott Laboratories and Gilead Sciences for providing study medications. We would like to express our special appreciation to Mark Byroads for his excellent work as the study data manager. We would also like to thank and acknowledge Karen Messer and Florin Vaida for their assistance with study design and analysis plan during the protocol development and early implementation phase.
We gratefully acknowledge the hard work of the study staff at all the ACTG and Acute Infection and Early Disease Research Program (AIEDRP) sites who screened and enrolled patients for this trial: M. Graham Ray and Beverly Putnam, University of Colorado Hospital Clinical Research Site (CRS) (Clinical Trial Unit [CTU] grant U01 AI69450, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute [CCTSI] grant UL1 RR025780, AIEDRP grant P01 AI55356, M01 RR00051); Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University Hospital (AIEDRP grants P01 AI041534 and AI047033); Michael F. Para, MD, and Kathy J. Watson, RN, Ohio State University (CTU grant AI069474); Joanne Santangelo, NP, and Dee Dee Pacheco, University of California, San Diego (CTU grant AI69432, AIEDRP grant AI43638, P01 grant AI74621, California HIV Research Program grant RN07-SD-702); Pamela Poethke, RN, Miriam Hospital (CTU grant AI69472); Janine Maenza, MD, and Claire Stevens, PA-C, University of Washington AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU grant AI 069434, Clinical Research Center [CRC] grant UL1-RR-025014), University of Washington Primary Infection Clinic (CTU grant AI27664); Ge-Youl Kim, RN, BSN, and Michael K. Klebert, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Washington University (CTU grant AI 069495); Pablo Tebas, MD, and Joseph Quinn, RN, BSN, University of Pennsylvania (CTU grant U01-AI-096497-05 and Center for AIDS Research [CFAR] grant P30-AI-045008-12); Margaret A. Fischl, MD, and Hector Bolivar, MD, University of Miami AIDS Clinical Research Unit (CTU grant AI069477); Karen Coleman and Baiba Berzins, Northwestern University CRS (CTU grant AI 069471); Timothy Lane, MD, and Kim Epperson RN, BSN, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (CTU grant A106943-01); Mario Guerrero and Sadia Shaik, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (CTU grant AI 069424, CRC grant RR00425); Javier R. Lama, MD, MPH, Investigaciones Medicas en Salud (INMENSA) CTU grant U01AI069438); Donna Pittard, BSN, and Susan Pedersen, BS, BSN, UNC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU grant 5-U01 AI069423, Center for AIDS Research [CFAR] grant AI050410, CTSA grant UL 1RR025747); Carol Greisberger, RN, BSN, and Mary Adams, RN, BSN, MPh, University of Rochester CRS (CTU grant U01AI069511-02 [as of 12 February 2008], CRC grant 5-MO1 RR00044); Allan S. Tenorio, MD, and Beverly E. Sha, MD, Rush University Medical Center (CTU grant U01 AI069471); C. Bradley Hare, MD, and Deborah Zeitschel, RN, MSN, UCSF AIDS CTU/CRS (CTU grant 5UO1 AI069502); Susan Aileen Olender, MD, Chrisa Hunnewell, ANP, and Madeline Torres, RN, BSN, Columbia University (CTU grant AI27665); Eric Rosenberg, MD, Amy Sbrolla, RN, and Teri Flynn, ANP, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (CTU grant AI069472), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (CTU grant AI69472), Indiana University (CTU grant AI25859), Beth Israel Medical Center (CTU grant AI46370); Charles E. Davis, Jr, MD, and William Blattner, MD, University of Maryland IHV Baltimore Treatment CRS (CTU grant U01- AI069447); Juan V. Guanira, MD, MPH, Asociacion Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion—Miraflores (CTU grant U01AI069438); Christine Hurley, RN, and Roberto Corales, DO-AIDS Care (CTU grant U01AI069511-02 [as of 12 February 2008], CRC grant 5-MO1 RR00044); Molly Eaton, MD, and Ericka Patrick, RN, Ponce de Leon Center (CTU grant 5UO1 AI069418, CFAR grant P30 AI050409, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Award grant UL1 RR025009).
Finally, we would like to thank all the patients who participated in this study while grappling with a recent diagnosis of HIV infection.