Chicago-Cook County Site: MACS/WIHS

Combined Cohort Study



Our study participants are followed at annual study visits where data on physical, biological, and psychosocial variables are gathered. The study aims to improve the lives of women living with and at risk for HIV infection, and to expand knowledge related to HIV prevention and treatment.


Community Advisory Board

Join our Community Advisory Board (CAB) and be a vital part of shaping the future of HIV research. As a CAB member, you’ll have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on study procedures, support and encourage participant engagement, advocate for research funding, and help translate MWCCS discoveries to the wider community. Your voice matters as we strive to ensure that the perspectives of women and men in MWCCS are fully heard and represented in our ongoing research efforts.


The MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS) welcomes collaborations with investigators and with other cohorts, both nationally and internationally. Through these partnerships, we have produced publications of high scientific merit.