The UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) Study investigates the clinical outcomes, response to treatment and epidemic dynamics of HIV-1 in the UK.
The collaboration started in 2001 with the aim of bringing together data relating to clinical care and treatment of HIV.
The study database contains routinely collected clinical information on HIV positive individuals aged over 16 years who have attended one of the collaborating centres for care at any time in 1996 or thereafter.
Currently, the database contains more than 50,000 records of patients who have attended for care at one of a number of HIV clinics around the UK.
Although the primary purpose of the study is to monitor the uptake and response to therapy among individuals with HIV in the UK, other research themes include: HIV and pregnancy; HIV and hepatitis co-infection; and HIV and ageing.
The study design is based on annual data collection, data cleaning and data merging processes, leading to the preparation of an annual anonymised dataset which is used for data analyses.
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