Protocols and Resources


Please click the links below to review our protocols and user resources. Contact the Core Director if you have questions about any of our policies and procedures.


User Resources 


PIRC: Primary Infection Resource Consortium

The UC San Diego Primary Infection Resource Consortium (PIRC) is the largest, most intensively studied and well-characterized longitudinal cohort of acute and early HIV infected (AEH) individuals in the United States. We collect critically important clinical and biological samples, which are then archived for use by national and international investigators studying a range of high-priority research questions. With its unique repository of clinical specimens and behavioral data, PIRC is dedicated to helping qualified laboratories and clinicians all over the world expand the scope of life-changing, critical HIV research.

At a Glance