The OHTN Cohort Study
The OHTN Cohort Study (OCS) is a community-governed, scientifically rigorous research initiative, designed to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV in Ontario by promoting and supporting scientific, community-based and policy-relevant research. The OCS is a multi-site research study that collects clinical and sociobehavioural data on a cohort of participants living with HIV over time. The mission of the OCS is to develop, support and sustain a unique research database and cohort, governed by people living with HIV in Ontario and used in partnership by scientists, community-based researchers and other stakeholders.
Principal Scientific Aims of the OCS
OCS Core Commitments
News & Events
Announcing the UWW-OCS Post-Graduate Fellowship
April 4, 2013
Are you looking for an interdisciplinary research experience? Are you ready to work with data from Ontario's longest-running community-governed cohort study? Do you see yourself as part of the future of HIV research in Canada? If you or someone you know answers "Yes!" to all of these questions, read more, as this may be the opportunity for you.
New OCS Publications
March 27, 2013
Our publications page has been updated with two new OCS Publications from 2013: one highlighting the socio-demographic profile of older OCS participants, and one looking at the representativeness of the cohort.
Our very own, Ann Burchell, featured in Xtra magazine
March 14, 2013
The Co-PI of the OCS has been featured in Xtra magazine. Read up on the resurgence of syphilis among gay and other men who have sex with men, and Dr. Burchell's take on what's happening and ideas to intervene.
Abstracts at CAHR 2013
February 8, 2013
This year, OCS researchers have submitted more abstracts to the annual CAHR Conference than ever before! Researchers are patiently awaiting their acceptance letters and the forthcoming conference schedule. Stay tuned as we see what OCS data will be coming to the Canadian HIV Research community this April!
Featured on PositiveLite!
January 28, 2013
This week, PositiveLite has featured a summary of the research conducted using OCS participants and data on criminalization and HIV. Follow the links for the PositiveLite article, the OCS Fact Sheet, and the full publication.
2012 OCS Newsletter Released!
January 20, 2013
The OCS is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Annual OCS Newletter, The Current. Read online, or contact the OCS for a copy