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The purpose of the BE HEARD Study is to see whether the investigational study drug, called bimekizumab, is effective and well-tolerated in people with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa.

If you would like to learn more about joining, please visit the ‘Can I Join?’ page. If you meet the key study criteria, you can contact a study center local to you. The staff at the study center will discuss the study details with you and will also ask you a number of medical questions to see if you are eligible to participate.

Before taking part in a clinical research study, you may want to discuss it with people close to you. For example, your doctor may offer medical advice, and your family and friends could offer their perspectives on your decision. You may also want to discuss your participation with a patient support group or with other patients who have previously taken part in clinical research.

No. Clinical research studies provide short-term care specific to the study for the length of each study. Clinical research studies do not provide long-term primary healthcare. At the end of the study, your care will return, in full, to your regular doctor.

All study drugs and study-related care are provided at no cost to you.

The study centers are located worldwide.

Bimekizumab is an investigational drug that has been developed for hidradenitis suppurativa. Bimekizumab is given by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection.

Your personally identifiable information (for example, name and address) will not be accessible to anyone who is not directly associated with these clinical research studies, except with your permission or as required by law.

Any information gained from these clinical research studies may be used for publishing results. However, this information will only be combined with other participant data and cannot be used to identify any given participant.

The sponsor of these clinical research studies will not have access to any personally identifiable information submitted through this website without your permission.