Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, serves as the southern regional site for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Atlanta regularly ranks 1st among cities in the South with the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases. Atlanta WIHS will contribute to the National WIHS study by enrolling and maintaining a group of qualified women representative of the southern HIV epidemic.
Emory will provide major contributions to WIHS due to it's location and partnerships with Emory University School of Medicine, Rollins School Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Grady Health System.
WIHS research will take place at the Ponce De Leon Center, which is part of the Grady Health System. The Ponce De Leon Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment of advanced HIV/AIDS in the United States.