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HIV and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

‚ÄčOur research team is conducting a study to look at obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in people with HIV. We are seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with OSA being treated with CPAP. We need people who are also HIV-positive treated with Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), and people who are HIV-negative. 

Principal Investigator:

Robert Owens, MD

Maximum compensation for completing entire study (24 hrs total, mostly spent sleeping):



  • Age above 40
  • Known diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Currently using CPAP treatment
  • If HIV positive, be taking Anti-Retroviral Therapy
  • What you may be asked to do during this study:

  • Two overnight sleep studies at our UCSD Hillcrest sleep laboratory
  • One evening (not overnight) MRI study of the head and upper airway while you rest, in Sorrento Valley
  • If you have questions about this study, please contact us at, or (858)246-2154. Alternatively, you may fill out our volunteer survey form so our research staff members can reach out to you.    

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