Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we work, collaborate, learn, play, and live on is the Ancestral, Traditional, unceded Territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish).

HIV Health, Equity, and Aging Research (HEAR)

HIV Health, Equity, and Aging Research (HEAR) – we are HEARing people living with HIV and working together to study healthy aging and wellbeing. Our research follows an equitable approach as we collaborate with community partners to best support women throughout our studies. Our main study is the British Columbia CARMA-CHIWOS Collaboration (BCC3), a community-based, women-centered, cell-to-society study. BCC3 brings together women living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, and community partners, with the goal of better understanding how to improve and support healthy aging for women living with HIV.


Healthy aging of women living with HIV is influenced by cellular, clinical, and social factors, which also interact with one another. BCC3 follows a cell-to-society approach to women's health.


Meaningful collaboration with people living with HIV and community partners is key to our community-based research in the BCC3 study.


Led by women, we incorporate perspectives and factors that are specific to women's healthy aging in a women-centered approach.

Photo credit: Elder Valerie Nicholson

Journey through the BCC3 Study

Exploring the Côté Lab


We are currently recruiting participants for the BCC3 study!

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We have compiled a list of CHIWOS, BCC3 and CARMA publications.

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Our Team

We have an amazing group of people leading this exciting study!

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