Enrollment is now closed at this site
The UAB-MS site has successfully completed the enrollment of 115 culturally and ethnically diversity women from Alabama and Mississippi who have HIV or at risk for HIV. This study is an observational study that does not provide medication or any other intervention treatment to our participants. If you choose to enroll in this study, you will be asked to provide data through:
  1. Comprehensive Interviews
  2. Physical and gynecological medical examinations
  3. And collection of specimens that include blood, urine, hair, and cervical fluids.
Whether you are HIV positive or negative, the data these women will provide will help increase scientific knowledge of HIV and its effect on the women's body. As an HIV negative participant, your data will be used to compare with the scientific finds gained from our HIV positive participants. Also your involvement in this study will provide you will knowledge of how HIV affects your own body through acquiring knowledge of you internal, gynecological and physical health.
That's why every WIHS participant is so important!

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About WIHS
The Women's Interagency HIV Study, WIHS, began in 1993 to investigate the impact of HIV infection on women in the United States. It is the largest and longest ongoing U.S. study of HIV-infected women. The study receives support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Research Resources, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
To Use the Cohort...

Visit the National WIHS website for links to download Concept Sheet Submission Forms, Publicity Policies, etc.
SITE Publications
Sharma A, et al.  Falls among middle-aged women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Antiviral Therapy 2016 Jul 18. doi: 10.3851/IMP3070. Epub 

Valcour V, et al. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) modulates the associations between insulin resistance and cognition in the current combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) era: a study of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). J Neurovirol. 2015 Aug;21(4):415-21. PMCID: PMC4511712.

Lahiri CD, et al. Oral Lopinavir Use and Human Papillomavirus Infection in HIV-Positive Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Oct 1;70(2):e63-6. PMCID: PMC4573346.   

Ross SA, et al. 
Detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of saliva or urine specimens. J Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 1;210(9):1415-8. PMCID: PMC4271051.