EuroSIDA Newsletter

December 2011

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EuroSIDA Cohort IX   
Thank you to all centres for the great respond to the call for enrolment of new patients into EuroSIDA Cohort IX. In the winter of 2011/2012 2705 new patients will be enrolled into EuroSIDA Cohort IX. In the following please see the distribution of these 2705 patients between the regions:
Northern region:  430 patients
Western region:   465 patients
Eastern region:   1405 patients
Southern region:  405 patients

12 new EuroSIDA clinics from the following countries have been invited to enroll patients into Cohort IX: Denmark (2), France (1), Iceland (1), Moldova (1), Russia (3), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and Ukraine (2).

Ethical Approval
This is a friendly reminder that your centre needs to ensure that the Ethical Approval for your participation in the EuroSIDA study (if required) is valid. If you need to update your Ethical Approval, please contact Jorunn at jtv@cphiv.dk for the recently updated Protocol and for the Informed Consent Form.

Latest Publications

Predictors of having a resistance test following confirmed virological failure of cART: data from EuroSIDA.
ZV Fox, A Cozzi-Lepri, A d'Arminio Monforte, A Karlsson, AN Phillips, G Kronborg, J Kjaer, B Clotet, JD Lundgren for EuroSIDA.
Antiviral Therapy. 2011;16(5):781-5.

Hepatitis delta in HIV-infected individuals in Europe. V Soriano, D Grint, A Monforte, A Horban, C Leen, E Poveda, F Antunes, S de Wit, J Lundgren, J Rockstroh, L Peters. AIDS. 2011 Aug 19.

Fatal and non-fatal AIDS and non-AIDS events in HIV-1 positive individuals with high CD4 counts according to viral load strata. J Reekie, J Gatell, I Yust, E Bakowska, A Rakhmanova, M Losso, M Krasnov, P Francioli, J Kowalska, A Mocroft, for the EuroSIDA study group. AIDS. 2011 Sep 13.

Long- term exposure to cART and risk of death from specific causes: no evidence for any previously unidentified increased risk due to antiretroviral therapy.   JD Kowalska, J Reekie,  A Mocroft, P Reiss, B Ledergerber, JGatell, AD Monforte, A Phillips, JD Lundgren, O Kirk; for the EuroSIDA study group. AIDS. 2011 Nov 22.

3rd Party Agreement
There still are EuroSIDA centres that need to return a signed 3rd Party Agreement to the coordinating centre. A reminder was sent out to these centres in November. The coordinating centre  will follow up on these missing 3rd Party Agreements before X-mas 2011.

Plasma samples

If your centre has plasma samples you want to ship to the coordinating centre,  please contact Annette at ahf@cphiv.dk

Payment in EuroSIDA
Please note that from 2012 your EuroSIDA centre will only be reimbursed  once a year. Next EuroSIDA reimburesment will be in September 2012.

Follow-up forms for dataset 35
Dataset 35 has recently been sent out to all centres. The deadline for returning the forms to CHIP is 1st February 2012. If you have questions regarding the completion of the forms, please contact Jorunn at  jtv@cphiv.dk
If you have questions regarding shipment of the forms, please contact Jette at  jen@cphiv.dk

Season´s Greetings
Here at the EuroSIDA coordinating centre we wish to thank everybody for their great contribution to the collaboration in 2011. We are looking forward to new exciting projects in 2012.


             
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