Open data statement SHCS

The individual level datasets generated or analyzed during the current study do not fulfill the requirements for open data access:

1) The SHCS informed consent states that sharing data outside the SHCS network is only permitted for specific studies on HIV infection and its complications, and to researchers who have signed an agreement detailing the use of the data and biological samples; and

2) the data is too dense and comprehensive to preserve patient privacy in persons living with HIV.

According to the Swiss law, data cannot be shared if data subjects have not agreed or data is too sensitive to share. Investigators with a request for selected data should send a proposal to the respective SHCS address ( The provision of data will be considered by the Scientific Board of the SHCS and the study team and is subject to Swiss legal and ethical regulations, and is outlined in a material and data transfer agreement.