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DATABASE ON ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR AIDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7894
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7894
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
I. S. Grupe, Inc.
415 E Plaza Dr Westmont, IL 60559
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DATABASE ON ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR AIDS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE AIDS EPIDEMIC IS A MATTER OF SERIOUS AND GROWING CONCERNTO THE HEALTH COMMUNITY. SINCE THERE CURRENTLY EXIST NO MEDICAL PREVENTIVES OR CURES FOR AIDS, THE HEALTH COMMUNITY IS CONCENTRATING ON EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE WHILE RESEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED ON POTENTIAL TREATMENT METHODS. UNTIL SUCH TREATMENTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE AIDS VICTIMS HAVE BECOME "FAIR GAME" FOR A PLETHORA OF PURVEYORS OF ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS. THESE TREATMENTS RANGE FROM OUTRIGHT FRAUDS TO USE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS THAT MIGHT INDEED HAVE SOME VALUE IF PROPERLY EVALUATED IN RIGOROUS SCREENING TESTS. THEY FREQUENTLY ARE PRESENTED IN COMBINATION WITH MISINFORMATION OR MISLEADING INFORMATION, UNDERMINING THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE MEDICAL ACTIVITIES. WE PROPOSE TO ESTABLISH A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE ON UNPROVED METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF AIDS. SOURCE MATERIAL FOR THE DATABASE WILL BEOBTAINED FROM THE CONSUMER LITERATURE, THE ALTERNATIVE METHODS PURVEYORS AND DIRECTLY FROM AIDS VICTIMS AND THEIR PHYSICIANS. A PROTOTYPE DATABASE AND MICROCOMPUTER DELIVERYSYSTEM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED AT THE END OF PHASE I. PHASE IIWILL ESTABLISH THE DATABASE AS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

I. S. Grupe Inc
948 Springer Dr Lombard, IL 60148

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No