• Applying machine learning and predictive modeling to retention and viral suppression in South African HIV treatment cohorts

    HIV treatment programs face challenges in identifying patients at risk for loss-to-follow-up and uncontrolled viremia. We applied predictive machine learning algorithms to anonymised, patientlevel HIV programmatic data from two districts in South Africa, 2016–2018. We developed patient risk scores for two outcomes: (1) visit attendance≤ 28 days of the next scheduled clinic visit and (2) ...

  • Costs of seasonal influenza vaccination in South Africa

    Background: Influenza accounts for a substantial number of deaths and hospitalisations annually in South Africa. To address this disease burden, the South African National Department of Health introduced a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccination programme in 2010. Methods: We adapted and populated the WHO Seasonal Influenza Immunization Costing Tool (WHO SIICT) with country-specific data ...

  • HERO BU Presentation AIDS 2022

    The 24th International AIDS Conference will commence on the 29th of July and ending on the 2nd of August. We will be presenting on various topics. Access our  HE2RO BU Presentation Flyer AIDS 2022 by clicking on the PDF file below.

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