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Open Access Correspondence

A new tool for the paediatric HIV research: general data from the Cohort of the Spanish Paediatric HIV Network (CoRISpe)

Ma Isabel de Jose1*, Santiago Jiménez de Ory2, Maria Espiau3, Claudia Fortuny4, Ma Luisa Navarro5, Pere Soler-Palacín3, Ma Angeles Muñoz-Fernandez2* and from the working groups of CoRISpe and HIV HGM BioBank

Author Affiliations

1 Servicio Infecciosas Infantil, Hospital Universitario “La Paz”, Paseo de la Castellana 26, Madrid, 128046, Spain

2 Laboratorio de Inmuno-Biología Molecular. Spanish HIV HGM BioBank. Hospital General Universitario “Gregorio Marañón” and Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, C/Dr. Esquerdo 46, Madrid, 28007, Spain

3 Unitat de Patologia Infecciosa i Immunodeficiències de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari Vall d` Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

4 Servicio Infecciosas Infantil, Hospital Sant Joan de Dèu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

5 Sección de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital General Universitario “Gregorio Marañón”, Madrid, Spain

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:2  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-2

Published: 2 January 2013

Abstract

There are approximately from 1,100 to 1,200 HIV-infected children in a follow-up in Spain. In 2008 an open, multicentral, retrospective and prospective Cohort of the Spanish Paediatric HIV Network (CoRISpe) was founded. The CoRISpe is divided into the node 1 and node 2 representing geographically almost the whole territory of Spain. Since 2008 seventy-five hospitals have been participating in the CoRISpe. All the retrospective data of the HIV-infected children have been kept in the CoRISpe since 1995 and prospective data since 2008. In this article we are going to present the notion of CoRISpe, its role, the structure, how the CoRISpe works and the process how a child is transferred from Paediatric to Adults Units.

The main objective of the CoRISpe is to contribute to furthering scientific knowledge on paediatric HIV infection by providing demographic, sociopsychological, clinical and laboratory data from HIV-infected paediatric patients. Its aim is to enable high-quality research studies on HIV-infected children.

Keywords:
HIV paediatric cohort; Paediatric HIV infection; Spanish HIV HGM biobank