Basics of Clinical Trial Participation


Center watch

Phone: 617.948.5100

Toll Free: 866.219.3440

PhRMA Clinical Study Results Database

Phone: 202.835.3400


Phone: 1.800.411.1222

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Phone: 301.496.4000
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Phone: 1.888.463.6332
AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
US: 1.800.448.0440
International: 1.301.315.2816
Natinal Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease
Phone: 301.495.4484
John Hopkins Arthritis Center
​American College of Rheumatology
Informational Sites

American Academy of Dermatology – Lifestyle Choices – A good discussion of not widely known facts that could help many people.
National Library of Medicine – A good government reference and starting point for personal research on Psoriasis
Flake: Confessions of a Psoriatic – Free e-Book and FlakeHQ community – Ed Dewke
The Skin Page  – Psoriasis support and self help resources – Ed Anderson
Psoriasis (and Psoriatic Arthirtis) online toolbox – a list of useful links – Ed Reiss
Sparklestone Foundation
Psoriasis Cure Now

National Psoriasis Foundation

Texas Organizations

Psoriasis Support Groups:

Austin, Texas

Austin Psoriasis Support
Contact: Deirdre Earls, R.D.
Phone: 512.453.8784


Dallas, Texas
Dallas/Fort Worth Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Support Group
Contact: David Bruce
Phone: 972.539.9475


Houston, Texas
Houston Psoriasis Support Group
Contact: Kristina Smitha
Phone: 713-467-1269
Web site:


Pasadena, Texas
Contact: Rachel Green
Phone: 281.513.8291


San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Psoriasis Support Alliance
Contact: Tammy Dorrycott
Phone: 210.524.9875 (evenings)


San Antonio, Texas
Nuevo Amanecer Bilingual Psoriasis Support Group
Contact: Ninfa Cantu
Phone: 210.434.2812

Herpes Support Groups:

Austin HELP
Austin, Texas
(512) 247-5551


Clear Lake HSV and HPV Support Group
Clear Lake 4377 Support


Ft. Worth HELP
c/o Planned Parenthood
Ft. Worth, Texas
(817) 882-1155


Frontera HELP
c/o Planned Parenthood

Harlingen, Texas
(956) 425-7526


Houston HELP
Houston, Texas
(866) 841-9139 x 2551 (toll-free)


San Antonio HELP
c/o Planned Parenthood
San Antonio,
(210) 989-0104

National Organizations
Genital Herpes Organizations (The National Women’s Health Information Center) 
International Herpes Alliance 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Genital Herpes Fact Sheet 
National STD and AIDS Hotline: 1-800-227-8922 or 1-800-342-2437 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
National Institutes of Health (Herpes Index)

HIV Treatment/Information Organizations

AIDS Foundation of Houston 
The International AIDS Society-USA 
AIDSinfo (A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) 
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Psoriasis Organizations

American Academy of Dermatology – PsoriasisNet 
Mayo Clinic 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (Psoriasis Page) – (also available in Spanish)
Society for Pediatric Dermatology 
National Psoriasis Foundation – Events for Dermatology practitioners
International Federation of Psoriasis Associations
Psoriasis Society of Canada


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (Shingles Information Page) 
VZV Research Foundation (For Research on Varicella Zoster)

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) 
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association (NCPOA) 
National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain