Department of Medicine

What is the goal of MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study?

The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) / Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS) is a collaborative research effort that aims to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions—including heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders—that affect people living with HIV.

2019

MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study

The NIH combined the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) into the current MWCCS. It is a prospective observational cohort study designed to study the impact of chronic health conditions – including heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders – that affect men and women living with HIV.

2013

Atlanta added as new WIHS Site

In conjunction with enrollment wave WIHS V, the Atlanta GA site was added as one of four new Southern sites

1994

WIHS Begins Enrollment

WIHS Enrollment WAVE I of women living with or affected by HIV were enrolled.

1993

Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) was established

The NIH established the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) to study the impact and progression of HIV infection among women in response to the rising number of AIDS cases and the relative lack of clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological data in this population.

1983

Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), was established

The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) was a longitudinal study of HIV-1 infection among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The MACS began in 1984 and has enrolled more than 7,300 study participants who were evaluated every six months.

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News

Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Read a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

The program, one of fewer than 60 in North America and the only one in Georgia, turns 10 this year. As demand for this expertise increases, Emory is looking to strengthen support for its students.

New findings from a meta-analysis published in Nature Immunology examine the biological mechanisms responsible for why some people’s immune systems respond differently to vaccinations.