AGE-HIV, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: AGE-HIV will be a prospective study that utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and single cell sequencing to capture the earliest signs of aging and airway damage, and demonstrate that PLWH have premature structural, functional, and cellular/molecular markers of lung injury. The study biobank will include blood, bronchial epithelial cells, and endobronchial biopsy samples. This biobank will allow researchers to have access to blood and bronchial samples without having to recruit additional participants and will prevent samples from going to waste. This may allow researchers to learn more about HIV, aging of the lungs and lung health in general and discover potential treatments.

Registered Biobank Name AGE-HIV
Biobank Leader Emma Karlsen
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Janice Leung
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
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