I'm new to the forum and recently diagnosed with RA with high CCP antibodies. As yet I haven't been given any medication (other than Naproxen) but have been offered to join a double blind clinical trial that is testing whether abatacept given at early diagnosis before any other DMARDS can achieve remission. Has anyone else tried this? The trial is known as AVERT2 but there's already been one AVERT trial previously, I believe. Abatacept is currently only licensed to be given further down the line with RA (at least with the NHS). I look forward to any comments.