Learn about current clinical trials for people with HIV/AIDS
The Duke University AIDS Research and Treatment (DART) Center provides outstanding HIV/AIDS patient care, fosters innovative but responsible clinical research, and trains medical practitioners in HIV/AIDS clinical care.
Based in the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic, the DART Center is staffed by physicians, clinicians, social workers, pharmacists, and other patient care, research, and administrative personnel.
The DART Center also offers special services, such as free legal advice through the AIDS Legal Assistance Project and home pastoral services through Partners in Caring. Close interactions with the community are maintained through the Community Advisory Board.
More than 6,000 people with HIV/AIDS have been receiving treatment at the Duke University AIDS Research and Treatment (DART) Center since it was first established in 1985.
The clinic's mission is three-fold:
As a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the Centers for AIDS Research, DART pursues an aggressive research agenda in evaluating new drugs and vaccines. It has successfully completed many clinical trials of new drugs to treat HIV disease.
Although the progress demonstrated in clinical research is extremely promising, those patients unable to benefit from current treatment strategies can trust in support and care from the clinical staff. DART social workers strive to coordinate a variety of community resources including free legal advice and home pastoral services for patients needing supportive services as an essential part of their care.
Call 919-668-7630 during clinic hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to speak with a patient processor. In the case of an emergency, please visit the Emergency Room.
New patients: If you have insurance, please have that information available when you call for an appointment. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Returning patients: Please have your medical record number or Social Security number available when you call for an appointment.