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Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Dates

Start Date:
12/31/1984
End Date:
12/31/2014

Project Type

  • Projects Population-based Research (44)

Summary

The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) is an ongoing prospective study of the natural and treated histories of HIV-1 infection in homosexual and bisexual men conducted by sites located in Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. A total of 6,972 men have been enrolled. From April 1984 through March 1985, 4954 men were enrolled; an additional 668 men were enrolled from April 1987 through September 1991. A third enrollment of 1350 men took place between October 2001 and August 2003. This third cohort augments research efforts in the long term benefits and adverse effects of therapy.

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