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Dr Kalpana Sabapathy

BSc(Intercal) MBBS MRCP MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Epidemiologist

Room
112

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2155

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Kalpana Sabapathy is a clinical epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is Trial Co-ordination Associate on the HPTN-071/PopART (HIV Prevention Trials Network 071 / Population Effects of Antiretroviral Treatment to Reduce Transmission) Trial. PopART is a 3 arm cluster randomised trial involving 21 communities in Zambia and South Africa which is examining the potential of combination prevention including immediate ART for all HIV-infected individuals, to reduce HIV incidence at a population level.

Kalpana's professional experience over the last 20 years has included working in the National Health Service in the UK, and with Medecins Sans Frontieres in a number of resource-limited settings in Asia and Africa to improve access to HIV care and treatment, at a time when HIV was a global health emergency and generic ART had just become available in low-income countries. Her research has focused on optimising the cascade of care to expand access to HIV testing, facilitate timely linkage and initiation of antiretroviral treatment with sustained engagement in care for HIV-infected individuals across population sub-groups. 

Kalpana is now also interested in exploring cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV. This is increasingly recognised as a neglected area in sub-Saharan Africa but with growing importance in terms of morbidity and mortality. She is also returning to clinical practice as a GP in the UK.

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Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Research

Research Area
Public health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Myanmar
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
World

Selected Publications

Is home-based HIV testing universally acceptable? Findings from a case-control study nested within the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial.
Sabapathy, K. ; Mulubwa, C. ; Mathema, H. ; Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa, C. ; Schaap, A. ; Hoddinott, G. ; Hargreaves, J. ; Floyd, S. ; Ayles, H. ; Hayes, R. ; HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Team, . ;
2018
Trop Med Int Health
The cascade of care following community-based detection of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa - A systematic review with 90-90-90 targets in sight.
Sabapathy, K. ; Hensen, B. ; Varsaneux, O. ; Floyd, S. ; Fidler, S. ; Hayes, R. ;
2018
PLoS One
A universal testing and treatment intervention to improve HIV control: One-year results from intervention communities in Zambia in the HPTN 071 (PopART) cluster-randomised trial.
Hayes, R. ; Floyd, S. ; Schaap, A. ; Shanaube, K. ; Bock, P. ; Sabapathy, K. ; Griffith, S. ; Donnell, D. ; Piwowar-Manning, E. ; El-Sadr, W. ; Beyers, N. ; Ayles, H. ; Fidler, S. ; HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Team, . ;
2017
PLoS Med
Predictors of timely linkage-to-ART within universal test and treat in the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia and South Africa: findings from a nested case-control study.
Sabapathy, K. ; Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa, C. ; Mulubwa, C. ; Schaap, A. ; Hoddinott, G. ; Stangl, A. ; Floyd, S. ; Ayles, H. ; Fidler, S. ; Hayes, R. ; HPTN 071 (PopART) study team, . ;
2017
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Linkage to care: a step on the path, but not the destination.
Sabapathy, K. ; Hayes, R. ;
2016
Lancet HIV
Uptake of home-based voluntary HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sabapathy, K. ; Van den Bergh, R. ; Fidler, S. ; Hayes, R. ; Ford, N. ;
2012
PLoS Med
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