Uganda AIDS Rural Treatment Outcomes Cohort Study

  • Principal Investigator(s): David Bangsberg, MD
  • Study Contact: Rachel Rifkin617.724.3194rrifkin@partners.org
  • Description of Subjects: All patients over 18 years and initiating ART at the Mbarara Immune Suppression Syndrome Clinic who lived within 60 kilometers from the clinic
  • Location (Domestic vs. International): Mbarara, Uganda
  • Enrollment Period: 2011-2013
  • Enrollment Goal: 1000 participants
  • Key Exclusion and Inclusion Criteria:  Subjects must have been initiating ART, lived within the catchment area of the clinic, and be over 18 years old
  • Available Biological Specimens: Blood, serum, or plasma; Tissues and Stool
  • How to Request Access: email study contact directly rrifkin@partners.org
  • Available Data Description:  CD4 counts, viral loads, stool samples
  • Optional Additional Comments:  This study is a continuation of an earlier study with similar parameters. Additionally, this study has 7 sub-studies, researching such topics as Postpartum Depression, Non Communicable Diseases, and reproductive counseling for Serodiscordant couples. Therefore, some participants in various sub-studies are not HIV +.