NIAID's Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) was a collaboration with the AIDS Research Center in order to assess CAM utilization and health outcomes associated with alternative medicine use among HIV-positive MACS participants. The Bastyr-MACS collaboration provides an excellent opportunity to measure health outcomes associated with CAM use in a cohort from which complete clinical and laboratory data is obtained on a regular semi-annual basis.
The AIDS Research Center was permitted to insert a one-page questionnaire in the MACS questionnaire on two consecutive visits. The purpose of this collaboration is to:
Bastyr University AIDS Research Center received 495 completed questionnaires.