UCHCC was created to provide a resource for addressing pressing clinical care issues facing patients with HIV-infection. UCHCC has grown to include over 5,200 HIV-infected patients, with a rich specimen repository, patient reported outcomes and a comprehensive demographic, clinical, behavioral and socio-structural survey. UCHCC has been linked with local, state and national data sources. UCHCC data are available to HIV care providers through an individual Patient Summary Report and in aggregate to support the management of HIV care provision and clinical trial enrollment at UNC. The UCHCC has supported a variety of investigator initiated research efforts, spanning basic science, translational research, clinical care, epidemiology and public health, and collaborates with leading national and international HIV multi-cohort efforts including CNICS and NA-ACCORD.



 Eron Appointed Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Joseph Eron, MD, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology, is an internationally recognized researcher, teacher and clinician, who treats people living with HIV at UNC Medical Center’s Infectious Diseases Clinic. Eron also serves as director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core. He is the principal investigator for the UNC Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit. Most recently, he served as Vice Chief for the Division of Infectious Diseases and was named an Oliver Smithies Investigator.

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Eron, Kuklman name Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected Joe Eron, MD, chief for the division of infectious diseases, the Director of the Clinical Core for the UNC Center for AIDS Research, and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Brian Kuhlman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, as Oliver Smithies Investigators, an annual award to honor senior faculty members who have made significant research contributions and achieved international recognition for their work.

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Resistance Study Earns Impact Award

Thibaut Davy-Mendez, MSPH is a graduate research assistant for the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He conducted a new study of resistance in a North Carolina clinical population by investigating resistance among the patients of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic. The results of the study were presented in February 2017 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle. Davy-Mendez aims to submit an article in a scientific journal, which will also help publicize the resistance study results so providers outside of North Carolina can benefit from the research.

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UCHCC Access

UCHCC provides aggregate data for study feasibility assessment and precision participant recruitment support. UCHCC data and specimens are available for investigator initiated projects.

For an overview and details about the UCHCC data and specimens available, visit this page.

To request UCHCC data and specimens, visit this page.

For more information about UCHCC email us at UCHCC  (UCHCC@med.unc.edu).


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UCHCC is maintained by the the UNC CFAR Clinical Core. The UNC CFAR and UCHCC are supported by NIH (P30 AI50410). For more information about the UNC CFAR, visit this page.