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.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are one of the world’s most serious and widespread public health challenges. More than 1 million STIs are acquired every day, according to the World Health Organization. In 2020 alone, an estimated 37.6 million people worldwide were living with HIV and 1.5 million individuals became newly infected.
Global health researchers at the University of Washington have received a $122 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of the candidate drug islatravir, a once-a-month oral pill to prevent HIV.
The five-year grant will support the implementation of a Phase 3, randomized trial of islatravir, among women, in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Islatravir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase translocation inhibitor in development by Merck for the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection.
UW Students, Faculty Reveal New Strategies for Prevention & Treatment of Viral Infections at CROI 2021
At the 2021 Virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), UW researchers shared groundbreaking research aimed at preventing and treating HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Global Health Pathway Student Naomi Nkinsi Receives Award to Research Linkages between Food Insecurity and HIV Outcomes
University of Washington Global Health Pathway medical student Naomi Nkinsi has been awarded a new grant to fund research on the effect of food insecurity on antiretroviral therapy and HIV outcomes in South Africa. The $4000 Grant for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) was awarded by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation.
Students from around the globe met in Seattle this month to learn cutting-edge research strategies and techniques in the fields of STDs and HIV. 81 students from 14 countries participated in the 26th Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course, conducted by UW’s Department of Global Health and Center for AIDS Research. The curriculum focuses on critical research areas in STD/HIV and the fundamentals of different disciplines involved in STD/HIV research.