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The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)

Huldrych F. Günthard and Bernard Hirschel

in A Decade of HAART

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199225859
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0014
The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)

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This chapter reviews the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS). The SHCS is an ongoing multi-centre research project dealing with HIV-infected adults aged sixteen years or older. Established in 1988, the SHCS adopted its present structure and mode of operation in 1995: separation between infrastructure and research budgets; performance-based remuneration towards infrastructure allocated to each centre; implementation of a quality control programme; and research targeting specific focus areas.

Keywords: highly active antiretroviral therapy; cohort studies; HIV/AIDS research; epidemiology; Switzerland

Chapter.  2217 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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