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The Canadian HIV and aging cohort study - determinants of increased risk of cardio-vascular diseases in HIV-infected individuals: rationale and study protocol

  • Madeleine Durand1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Carl Chartrand-Lefebvre2,
  • Jean-Guy Baril3,
  • Sylvie Trottier3,
  • Benoit Trottier3,
  • Marianne Harris4,
  • Sharon Walmsley5,
  • Brian Conway5,
  • Alexander Wong6,
  • Jean-Pierre Routy7,
  • Colin Kovacs8,
  • Paul A. MacPherson9,
  • Kenneth Marc Monteith9,
  • Samer Mansour9,
  • George Thanassoulis10,
  • Michal Abrahamowicz11,
  • Zhitong Zhu11,
  • Christos Tsoukas12,
  • Petronela Ancuta13,
  • Nicole Bernard14,
  • Cécile L. Tremblay13 and
  • For the investigators of the Canadian HIV and Aging Cohort Study
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:611

Received: 20 June 2017

Accepted: 17 August 2017

Published: 11 September 2017

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Original Submission
20 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Madeleine Durand
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2692-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Internal Medicine service, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montréal, Canada
Department of Radiology, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Clinique médicale urbaine du Quartier latin, Montreal, Canada
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada
Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Infectious Diseases Clinic, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Canada
Chronic viral infection service and Division of Hematology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Maple Leaf Medical HIV Research Collaborative Inc., Toronto, Canada
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Preventive and Genomic Cardiology, McGill University Health Center and Research Institute, Montreal, Canada
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
McGill University, Immunology service, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Centre de recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University, Division of Clinical Immunology, McGill University health Center (MUHC), Chronic Viral Illness Service, Montreal, Canada