The ACSR inventory includes various types and numbers of biospecimens donated by individuals living with and without HIV who are not part of the ACSR’s epidemiological and clinical studies collections. Included are samples collected pre- and post- HAART from patients diagnosed with AIDS-defining cancers, non-AIDS defining cancers, opportunistic infections and reactive processes.
ACSR Domestic Collection.
- Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) donations
- San Francisco Young Men’s Health Study (SFYMHS)
Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) donations: A longitudinal cohort study of HIV+ and HIV- adult women to characterize the long-term, natural and treated history of HIV infection and to provide insight into the changing demographics of the HIV epidemic in the United States. Data and biospecimen donations to the ACSR from 1400 women include plasma, PBMCs, saliva and a small number of cervical tissue samples that were collected at multiple time points from 1997 to 2015. Available biospecimens are depicted in the graphic. Click here for STUDY DETAIL
San Francisco Young Men’s Health Study: A population-based epidemiological risk factor study conducted in several ways among adult men who have sex with men in San Francisco. The cohort includes 581 men of varying status for HIV infection, KSHV infection, and KS. Data and biospecimens were collected at multiple time points from 1999 to 2002. Available specimens are depicted in the graphic. Click here for STUDY DETAIL
- Antiretrovirals in Kaposi Sarcoma (ARKS)
- Uganda AIDS Rural Treatment Outcomes (UARTO)
- Epidemiology and Virology of KSHV in Zimbabwe
- Transmission of KSHV to Children in South Africa
Antiretrovirals in Kaposi Sarcoma (ARKS): A randomized trial conducted from 2007 to 2011 to evaluate the efficacy of a protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy regimen compared with a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based regimen to treat HIV-related histologically-confirmed KS in adults in Uganda. Data and biospecimens collected at multiple time points from this cohort of >200 participants are depicted in the graphic. Click here for STUDY DETAILS
Epidemiology and Virology of KSHV in Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study conducted from 2001 to 2004 that evaluated the prevalence and determinants of KSHV infection and the pattern of KSHV shedding among >400 HIV+ and >200 HIV- adult women in Zimbabwe. KSHV antibody results and questionnaire data collected via direct interview are available and include demographic data, information about adult and childhood personal behaviors relevant to transmission as well as housing/residential factors, sexual history and pregnancies. Specimens collected at are depicted in the graphic. Click here for STUDY DETAIL