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Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 Public Health Association of South Africa conference

Congratulations to Tembeka Sineke on winning the Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 Public Health Association of South Africa conference. Her presentation was titled "Poorer health-related quality of life among patients who report adverse events while on treatment for drug-resistant TB in Johannesburg, South Africa". A copy of her presentation can be 

HE2RO in the Media at AIDS 2016

Coverage of HE2RO and BU's work has been highlighted during the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban. Five of their presentations have been covered by AIDSMAP, one by medpagetoday and one in the newscientist online.  Find the links to this coverage here: Progress towards 90-90-90 targets     Youth treatment bulge    System wide retention on ART    Mapping HIV epidemics    Earlier HIV treatment    HIV test-and-treat    Boom in teen HIV 

HE2RO Presenting at AIDS 2016

A selection of HE2RO staff are attending AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, from 18th to 22nd July 2016. As well as having a stand at the conference, HE2RO staff are presenting a number of poster presentations, and oral presentations.  For further information please see AIDS 2016 - HE2RO Representation 2016 v2 or come to our stand at the 

Same-Day HIV Treatment Improves Health Outcomes

The results of a clinical trial, run by Boston University with support from HE2RO, show that same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients in South Africa led to a higher proportion of people starting treatment and to better health outcomes. The study was led by Sydney Rosen, a BU Research Professor and Director of HE2RO. A short video and further information can be seen 

Presentation at the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

Mr Lawrence Long and Dr Sophie Pascoe will be presenting at a session on using routine data to inform evidence based policy on 14th April 2016 at the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg. Please see the attached flyer for further 

Launch of the Phase 1 South African HIV and TB Investment Case

On Mar 22, 2016 the reports for Phase 1 of the South African HIV and TB Investment Case were launched by the Deputy President during the World TB Day celebrations. HE2RO staff were heavily involved in all aspects of the development of the Investment Case, from devising the analytical framework to reviewing evidence for interventions and enablers to developing the novel optimisation method driving the model analysis to writing the reports. The reports are available for download in full (SA 

Carte Blanche Feature on PrEP

Gesine Meyer-Rath was interviewed by the Carte Blanche team, who were interested on doing a feature on PrEP. Please find a link below to view the interview. Carte Blanche Feature 

Welcoming New Staff

HE2RO would like to welcome Patience Manjengwa as a Researcher and Nelly Jinga as A Research Associate in Epidemiology, as well as Sharon Kgowedi as a Research Associate Health 

HE2RO Presenting at CROI 2016

A selection of HE2RO staff are attending CROI 2016 in Boston US, from 22nd to 25th February 2016. HE2RO staff are presenting a number of poster presentations, and oral presentations.  For further information please see CROI 2016 

HE2RO Presenting at TB Union

Two of HE2RO's staff will be presenting at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, in Cape Town from 2nd to 6th December 2015. Kamban Hirasen will be presenting on: "Twelve month outcomes of patients initiating drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment at a decentralised outpatient clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa". Denise Evans will be presenting on: "Predictors of mortality in patients diagnosed with preXDR and XDR TB - Results from the South African National TB Programme 2009 

HE2RO at SAMEA

HE2RO Research Fellow, Tembeka Sineke, presented on “Social and Behavioral factors associated with failing second-line ART, Results from a cohort study at the Themba Lethu Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa” at SAMEA, in Sandton, Johannesburg from 12th to 16th October 

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