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A Decade of HAARTThe Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy$
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José M. Zuniga, Alan Whiteside, Amin Ghaziani, and John G. Bartlett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199225859

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.001.0001

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The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)

The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)

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(p.213) Chapter 14 The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)
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A Decade of HAART
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Huldrych F. Günthard

Bernard Hirschel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0014

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

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