HIV in 2023 and beyond

On 6 December 2022, over 60 HIV researchers across LSHTM Faculties and MRC units joined together at our hybrid event to discuss ongoing and planned interdisciplinary HIV research.
HIV in 2023 and beyond event

Chaired by Maria Ruperez, ongoing HIV research presented by the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (ITD) included the integrated management of cryptococcal and opportunistic infections in advanced HIV disease by Jayne Ellis; the ethics of research in advanced HIV disease by David Lawrence, HIV research in Zimbabwe by Rashida Ferrand; and the digital innovations of the AMPHEUS project in Zambia by Helen Ayles

Chaired by Sergio Torres Rueda and Sarah Bourdin, presentations from the Faculty of Public Health and Policy (PHP) included the HIV transmission and prevention needs of people who use drugs in Myanmar by Lucy Platt; approaches to measuring HIV incidence among female sex workers in Zimbabwe by Harriet Jones; an intervention with migrant young people in KwaZulu-Natal by Janet Seeley; and the economics of HIV by Pitchaya Peach Indravudh.

Ongoing research in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH), chaired by Isolde Birdthistle and Faith Magut, included HIV research at MRC Uganda by Eugene Rugazira and the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) Tanzania by Saidi Kapiga; a 6-year evaluation of PEPFAR’s investments in HIV prevention for young women by Sian Floyd; multidisciplinary contributions to the PopART trial by Richard Hayes; and the ALPHA and INSPIRE networks by Emma Slaymaker.

Finally, the group discussed the future of HIV research, opportunities for collaboration, and mapping of the geographies, population groups and topics being investigated by researchers at LSHTM.

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