Routinely offered opt-out testing for acute and chronic HIV infection could identify twice as many undiagnosed cases of HIV as standard care in Kenya, according to a recent study. The Tambua Mapema Plus (TMP) Trial was conducted in Kilifi and Mombasa County, Kenya from 2017 to 2020.
The University of Washington School of Medicine (SoM) and UW School of Public Health (SPH) are pleased to announce that Dr. Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Global Health (DGH) until a permanent chair is found. “We are confident that Carey will continue to provide outstanding leadership for the department” said Dean of Public Health Hilary Godwin and Dean of Medicine Paul Ramsey.
By 8:30 most mornings, Carey Farquhar has already exercised, dropped her kids at school and taken part in at least two calls with colleagues in Kenya. A ground-breaking HIV researcher and long-time mentor, she hopes to develop a more diverse student body as well as launch more fieldwork opportunities for students in Asia. She was recently named associate chair for academic programs in the Department of Global Health.
Research Passion: Promoting HIV testing within couples in Africa