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Global Health Professor Explores Linkages Between Maternal HIV Infection, Breast Milk, and Infant Health

The National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have awarded a grant to Christine McGrath, Associate Professor of Global Health, and Grace Aldrovandi, Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, to evaluate the association between maternal HIV infection, breast milk, and the infant gut microbiome.
 

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UW Students, Faculty Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at World’s Most Influential Meeting On HIV

More than 5,900 HIV professionals from nearly 130 countries participated in the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS), including a strong UW showing that included Department of Global Health students, faculty and alumni who presented groundbreaking new research impacting HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. 

The conference, where participants presented critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that move science into policy and practice, took place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019.

In the Media

Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality

In the mid-2000s, researchers conducted a clinical trial in Ethiopia to see what it would take to eliminate trachoma, a disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and the most common cause of blindness from infection worldwideThey randomly gave one- to 10-year-old kids either the antibiotic azithromycin to clear and prevent infection or delayed their treatment until after the trial ended.

Climate Change Could be Creating a Mosquito Paradise

This year’s catastrophic flooding has created hard times for many people in Midwest, but it’s created a nirvana for mosquitoes.

Kansas City and the surrounding region could potentially become a hotbed for mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile virus in the coming years due to increasing temperatures and more frequent flooding, which are predicted by climate experts.

Cory Morin, an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health, is quoted in this story.

New Test is First in U.S. to Help Detect New STD Threat

It is hard to get much of a reputation if nobody knows you’re around, and that has definitely been the case for mycoplasma genitalium, the tiny bacteria estimated to be more prevalent than the bug that causes gonorrhea but is almost completely off the public’s radar.

That’s because, until very recently, it has been difficult for front-line physicians to confirm that this particular microbe — the smallest bacteria ever detected — was present in specific patients.