The IDB is actively collecting samples from patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B & C viruses or, with invasive bacteraemias, including methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The IDB also collects samples from healthy subjects to act as controls and has recently initiated the collection of samples from those with inflammatory diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). The number of HIV patients with archived materials in the IDB is increasing steadily, resulting in the availability to researchers of distinct patient cohorts and in meaningful numbers. The Figures below demonstrates the growth of the HIV archive and relative sizes of the collections in 2010. Information in the Table should be taken as a guide only (boxes marked in green are available for distribution). It is recommended that you contact the IDB about specific requirements prior to submitting an application.
Year-on-year growth of HIV collection
Blue bars indicate the recruitment of new patients in total, whereas red bars indicate the number of donations per year.
IDB Patient visits (April 2010)
Types of samples archived
Types of samples archived (pdf, 159 KB)