Infectious Diseases, a division of the UMMC Department of Medicine, has many ongoing research initiatives involving various infectious diseases throughout the state and country. Many of our efforts are collaborative with other departments and institutions. An example of one of our ongoing research projects is highlighted below.
Investigators from the previously separate MACS and WIHS studies have made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of HIV research, including how best to diagnose and manage HIV; the link between low immune cell counts and AIDS; and genetic, metabolic, and other factors that influence how HIV infection may progress to the active diseases of AIDS.” - MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study quote
The UAB and UMMC sites each enrolled 115 in 2013-15, and each plan to enroll 100 men > age 30 starting in 2020.