Specimens from the Seattle Primary Infection Clinic

The UW Primary Infection Clinic (PIC) and specimen repository were established in 1992. The PIC has specimens from 833 individuals and enrolled 394 subjects in primary and early HIV infection into longitudinal studies of the pathogenesis, clinical epidemiology, and management of primary HIV-1 infection. The PIC specimen repository is currently composed of over 120,000 blood product specimens, focusing on heavy sampling of subjects during the acute phase of HIV infection and continued sampling at 6-12 month intervals, often over many years of follow up.

This repository is in addition to the CFAR repository maintained and administrated by the Clinical Cohort and Comorbidity Core/ Translational Research Core