epidemiology

Stock-outs of antiretroviral and tuberculosis medicines in South Africa: A national cross- sectional survey

Background
HIV and TB programs have rapidly scaled-up over the past decade in Sub-Saharan Africa and uninterrupted supplies of those medicines are critical to their success. However, estimates of stock-outs are largely unknown. This survey aimed to estimate the extent of stock-outs of antiretroviral and TB medicines in public health facilities across South Africa, which has the world’s largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) program and a rising multidrug-resistant TB epidemic.

 

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The influence of constraints on the efficient allocation of resources for HIV prevention: a modelling study

Failing to account for constraints on allocative and technical efficiency can result in the overestimation of the health gains possible, and for technical inefficiencies the allocation of an inefficient strategy.
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9th SA AIDS Conference 2019

Venue
Durban, South Africa
The 9th South African AIDS Conference will focus on scientific, social and digital innovations which could expand possibilities and opportunities towards controlling the HIV & AIDS epidemic. The conference will determine how contemporary explosive and disruptive technologies will contribute towards sustained HIV prevention efforts, HIV testing, ART uptake and adherence, trigger the development of new drugs, effectively utilise enormous volumes of data and improve communication and service delivery and eventually end the epidemic.
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International Conference on Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Venue
Cape Town, South Africa

The International Conference on Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology includes keynote presentations, oral talks, poster presentations, and exhibitions. The conference will bring together healthcare professionals across all fields related to epidemiology, biostatistics and public health globally and will cover broad subject matter expertise in biostatistics, healthcare epidemiology, long-term care, research methods, clinical microbiology, patient safety and quality, implementation science, and networking and communication.

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HEAIDS Conference 2017

Venue
Durban, South Africa

The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) is a national facility to develop and support the HIV mitigation programmes at South Africa's. The HEAIDS Conference will take place from 9 - 11 June 2017 at the SA AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

This year’s theme is “Ukuhlonyiswa Kwabasha” Empowering our youth in South Africa -- Sharing innovative practices towards health education, health promotion, knowledge generation and capacity building amongst our youth within the post school sector”.

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8th SA AIDS 2017 Conference

Venue
Durban, South Africa

The 8th South African AIDS Conference 2017 will be held from 13-16 June in Durban, South Africa.

The Conference theme: The Long Walk to Prevention: Every Voice Counts provides a unique opportunity to ignite everyone’s energy around HIV prevention relating to structural issues and peoples voices. We are wanting to bring back the human perspective hence every voice counts.

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Geographical disparities in HIV prevalence and care among men who have sex with men in Malawi: results from a multisite cross-sectional survey

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Author
Wirtz, Andrea L et al.

Epidemiological assessment of geographical heterogeneity of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) is necessary to inform HIV prevention and care strategies in the more generalised HIV epidemics across sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi. We aimed to measure the HIV prevalence, risks, and access to HIV care among MSM across multiple localities to better inform HIV programming for MSM in Malawi.

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Prevalence and burden of Toxoplasma gondii infection in HIV-infected people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Author
Ze-Dong Wang, Shu-Chao Wang, Huan-Huan Liu, Hong-Yu Ma, Zhong-Yu Li, Feng Wei, Xing-Quan Zhu, Quan Liu

Worldwide, 30% of the world's population have antibodies to the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii and about 36·7 million people are infected with HIV, but little is known about the prevalence of co-infection with T gondii and HIV. We aimed to characterise the epidemiology and burden of T gondii co-infection in people with HIV infection.

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Understanding the Intersection of Young Age, Mucosal Injury, and HIV Susceptibility

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Author
Porter Kristen A., Turpin Jim, Begg Lisa, Brown Gina, Chakhtoura Nahida, Church Elizabeth, Grossman Cynthia, Wira Charles, and Veronese Fulvia

Adolescent boys and girls are disproportionately affected in the current HIV epidemic. Numerous sociobehavioral studies have addressed the indirect drivers surrounding this vulnerability—for example, socioeconomic, geographical locale, and all forms of violence. However, the direct factors that may influence infection, such as the anatomical and physiological maturation of the anogenital tracts of adolescents or the trauma and wound-healing processes of injured mucosal tissue, are understudied and represent a gap within the HIV prevention field.

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Call for abstracts: 26th International Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies

Closing date

For the past 25 years, the International HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies Workshop has gained the reputation as the premier academic meeting on antiretroviral drug resistance.

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