The CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) research network is the first electronic medical records-based networkCNICS Infographics 2015 092515 poised to integrate clinical data from the large and diverse population of HIV-infected persons in the modern HAART era. CNICS provides research infrastructure to support HIV clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research using data collected at one of 8 Center for AIDS Research (CFARs). As of 2015, CNICS contained 31,824 patients; 82% male and 18% female (for cohort demographics table, click here). CNICS directly reflects the outcomes of clinical decisions and management options made daily in the care of HIV infected individuals. Unlike data collected in structured interviews or retrospective medical record review, CNICS captures a broader range of information associated with the rapidly changing course of HIV disease management. CNICS is distinguished by its ability to provide peer-reviewed-open access to a rich and rapidly evolving clinical research platform that prospectively collects comprehensive patient data including validated outcomes, longitudinal resistance data, and detailed PROs with readily available biological specimens. This creates enormous potential for significant contributions to emerging clinical, translational, and social-behavioral research as the HIV epidemic continues to grow and evolve. Click on the image above to download the 2015 Infographics: CNICS Highlights 2011-2015.

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Acknowledging CNICS in Manuscripts, Abstracts, Posters: CNICS is an NIH funded program (R24 AI067039) made possible by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The CFAR sites involved in CNICS include Univ of Alabama at Birmingham (P30 AI027767),  Univ of Washington (P30 AI027757), Univ of California San Diego (P30 AI036214), Univ of California San Francisco (P30 AI027763), Case Western Reserve Univ (P30 AI036219), John Hopkins Univ P30 AI094189), Fenway Health/Harvard (P30 AI060354), and Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill (P30 AI50410).

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