Swiss HIV Cohort Study

Overview

Acronym
SHCS
Website
SHCS
Investigators
  • Prof. Dr. med. Huldrych Günthard

    University Hospital Zurich

Contacts
  • Katharina Kusejko

    University Zurich

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
1988
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
The HIV-infected patients are followed in the cohort on an outpatient basis every 6 months. Loss to follow-up and death are reported by the local centres.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
21,283
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
19,415
Supplementary information about number of participants
There are 21 283 participants as of August 1st, 2021, and recruitment is ongoing. There are 19 415 of 21 283 participants who provided biosamples.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Possible access to biosamples on request.

In principle, every research can use SHCS data, including biological samples. A research proposal needs to be submitted and approved by the SHCS scientific board. https://www.shcs.ch/162-researchers. Schoeni-Affolter F, Ledergerber B, Rickenbach M, et al. Cohort Profile: The Swiss HIV Cohort Study, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2010; Oct (5): 1179–1189. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyp321

Marker Paper

Scherrer AU, Traytel A, Braun DL, Calmy A, Battegay M, Cavassini M, Furrer H, Schmid P, Bernasconi E, Stoeckle M, Kahlert C, Trkola A, Kouyos RD, Tarr P, Marzolini C, Wandeler G, Fellay J, Bucher H, Yerly S, Suter F, Hirsch H, Huber M, Dollenmaier G, Perreau M, Martinetti G, Rauch A, Günthard HF, and the SHCS. Cohort profile update: The Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS). International Journal of Epidemiology.

PUBMED 34363666

Supplementary Information

Questionnaires available here: https://www.shcs.ch/258-shcs-forms

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) available here: https://www.shcs.ch/238-handbooks

Codebooks available here: https://www.shcs.ch/307-shcs-code-book

Timeline

Population

SHCS population

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
18
Countries
  • Switzerland
Territory
Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, and two canton St Gallen and Ticino
Health Status
  • HIV infected

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Clinic patients
Supplementary Information
Participants are recruited through different clinics in Switzerland. The clinics can delegate recruitment of participants and follow-up visits to other outpatient clinics or to specialized private physicians, provided that the requirements of the protocol can be entirely fulfilled and controlled. So participants were recruited from university hospitals, affiliated hospitals and private physicians.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
No Limit

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 SHCS - Registration 1988 (January) Ongoing
1 SHCS - Follow-up 1 1988 (January) 1988 (June)
2 SHCS - Follow-up 2 1988 (July) 1988 (December)
3 SHCS - Follow-up 3 1989 (January) 1989 (June)
4 SHCS - Follow-up 4 1989 (July) 1989 (December)
5 SHCS - Follow-up 5 1990 (January) 1990 (June)
6 SHCS - Follow-up 6 1990 (July) 1990 (December)
7 SHCS - Follow-up 7 1991 (January) 1991 (June)
8 SHCS - Follow-up 8 1991 (July) 1991 (December)
9 SHCS - Follow-up 9 1992 (January) 1992 (June)
10 SHCS - Follow-up 10 1992 (July) 1992 (December)
11 SHCS - Follow-up 11 1993 (January) 1993 (June)
12 SHCS - Follow-up 12 1993 (July) 1993 (December)
13 SHCS - Follow-up 13 1994 (January) 1994 (June)
14 SHCS - Follow-up 14 1994 (July) 1994 (December)
15 SHCS - Follow-up 15 1995 (January) 1995 (June)
16 SHCS - Follow-up 16 1995 (July) 1995 (December)
17 SHCS - Follow-up 17 1996 (January) 1996 (June)
18 SHCS - Follow-up 18 1996 (July) 1996 (December)
19 SHCS - Follow-up 19 1997 (January) 1997 (June)
20 SHCS - Follow-up 20 1997 (July) 1997 (December)
21 SHCS - Follow-up 21 1998 (January) 1998 (June)
22 SHCS - Follow-up 22 1998 (July) 1998 (December)
23 SHCS - Follow-up 23 1999 (January) 1999 (June)
24 SHCS - Follow-up 24 1999 (July) 1999 (December)
25 SHCS - Follow-up 25 2000 (January) 2000 (June)
26 SHCS - Follow-up 26 2000 (July) 2000 (December)
27 SHCS - Follow-up 27 2001 (January) 2001 (June)
28 SHCS - Follow-up 28 2001 (July) 2001 (December)
29 SHCS - Follow-up 29 2002 (January) 2002 (June)
30 SHCS - Follow-up 30 2002 (July) 2002 (December)
31 SHCS - Follow-up 31 2003 (January) 2003 (June)
32 SHCS - Follow-up 32 2003 (July) 2003 (December)
33 SHCS - Follow-up 33 2004 (January) 2004 (June)
34 SHCS - Follow-up 34 2004 (July) 2004 (December)
35 SHCS - Follow-up 35 2005 (January) 2005 (June)
36 SHCS - Follow-up 36 2005 (July) 2005 (December)
37 SHCS - Follow-up 37 2006 (January) 2006 (June)
38 SHCS - Follow-up 38 2006 (July) 2006 (December)
39 SHCS - Follow-up 39 2007 (January) 2007 (June)
40 SHCS - Follow-up 40 2007 (July) 2007 (December)
41 SHCS - Follow-up 41 2008 (January) 2008 (June)
42 SHCS - Follow-up 42 2008 (July) 2008 (December)
43 SHCS - Follow-up 43 2009 (January) 2009 (June)
44 SHCS - Follow-up 44 2009 (July) 2009 (December)
45 SHCS - Follow-up 45 2010 (January) 2010 (June)
46 SHCS - Follow-up 46 2010 (July) 2010 (December)
47 SHCS - Follow-up 47 2011 (January) 2011 (June)
48 SHCS - Follow-up 48 2011 (July) 2011 (December)
49 SHCS - Follow-up 49 2012 (January) 2012 (June)
50 SHCS - Follow-up 50 2012 (July) 2012 (December)
51 SHCS - Follow-up 51 2013 (January) 2013 (June)
52 SHCS - Follow-up 52 2013 (July) 2013 (December)
53 SHCS - Follow-up 53 2014 (January) 2014 (June)
54 SHCS - Follow-up 54 2014 (July) 2014 (December)
55 SHCS - Follow-up 55 2015 (January) 2015 (June)
56 SHCS - Follow-up 56 2015 (July) 2015 (December)
57 SHCS - Follow-up 57 2016 (January) 2016 (June)
58 SHCS - Follow-up 58 2016 (July) 2016 (December)
59 SHCS - Follow-up 59 2017 (January) 2017 (June)
60 SHCS - Follow-up 60 2017 (July) 2017 (December)
61 SHCS - Follow-up 61 2018 (January) 2018 (June)
62 SHCS - Follow-up 62 2018 (July) 2018 (December)
63 SHCS - Follow-up 63 2019 (January) 2019 (June)
64 SHCS - Follow-up 64 2019 (July) 2019 (December)
65 SHCS - Follow-up 65 2020 (January) 2020 (June)
66 SHCS - Follow-up 66 2020 (July) 2020 (December)
67 SHCS - Follow-up 67 2021 (January) 2021 (June)
68 SHCS - Follow-up 68 2021 (July) Ongoing

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Last Update: 2021-08-29 17:01