Integration of MoCHiV in the SHCS

In 1998, it was decided to build a single cohort, named the Swiss Mother and Child HIV Cohort Study (MoCHiV) and in 2003, MoCHiV was integrated in the adult Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

Thus, longitudinal data in women included in both cohorts became available for research, rendering MoCHiV a very unique mother-child cohort. In other such cohorts, pregnancy is an inclusion criterion and the available information is limited to pregnancy and a short follow-up period after delivery.

In order to improve the ongoing data collection, several adaptations have been made since the inclusion of MoCHiV into the SHCS.