HIV and HIV/Hepatitis C Clinical Studies Unit

Alyssa Shon, MD.

Alyssa S. Shon, MD, leads efforts to study treatments for HIV and other infectious diseases.

This unit, located within Evergreen Health, tests new treatments for HIV and other major diseases.

Community-Based Research

HIV continues to be a common and serious infection in the U.S. We work with local patients of Evergreen Health to make a national impact on the treatment of HIV.

Diverse Studies

While mainly focused on performing trials for HIV studies, we are always expanding the scope of our work.

HIV Studies

We are dedicated to:

  • performing HIV drug development studies
  • finding treatment options for patients infected with HIV-variants resistant to traditional treatments

The newly developed therapeutic agents we assess are potentially available to HIV patients at Erie County Medical Center.

HIV/Hepatitis C Studies

In conjunction with the Division of Gastroenterology, we study recently developed drugs designed to treat hepatitis C, a particularly harmful co-infection for HIV patients because of its potential to cause hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure.

In addition, our researchers seek to understand how HIV infection interacts with hepatitis C virus infection to worsen liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Influenza Studies

Occasionally we engage in studies assessing the latest drugs developed to treat new, aggressive influenza strains.

Clostridium difficile Bacterial Infection

Recent and upcoming clinical trials are designed to test much-needed new drug treatments for C. difficile-associated diarrhea. The recurrence rate of C. difficile-associated diarrhea is high and increasingly more patients in the community contract this infection.


Director of HIV Clinical Studies Unit

Shon, Alyssa

Alyssa Shon, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Evergreen Health 206 South Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone: 716-847-2441


Affiliated Staff

Sibu Nair

Clinical Trials Administrator

Phone: (716) 898-3055


Crystal Pui Kwan Gleason

Research Assistant

Phone: (716) 898-3055


Christine Mancuso, RN

Research Assistant

Phone: (716) 898-3055