The multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, 1983 to …

Public Health. 2012 Mar;126(3):196-198. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.013. Epub 2011 Dec 27.


The Multicenter AIDS Cohort (MACS), initiated in 1983 at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and the UCLA School of Public Health, continues to conduct studies and publish key papers on the natural history of untreated and treated HIV infection in 6972 men-who-have-sex-with-men. Through May 2011, 1,490,995 specimens have been collected, 86,883 person-years of data accrued and 1195 scientific papers published in international journals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome* / pathology
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome* / therapy
  • Cohort Studies*
  • Data Collection
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic*
  • Publishing / trends
  • United States

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