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Decline in HIV mortality due to antiretroviral treatment not same for all groups in rural South African community

kahn headshotHarvard Pop Center affiliated researchers Kathleen Kahn, PhD, and Stephen Tollman, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Global Health Action that evaluates the HIV mortality rates on a rural South African community from 2007-2010, when antiretroviral treatment (ART) was rolled out. Factors such as gender, age, location (distance from health center), length of residence, country of origin, transportation ownership, and level of education had an impact on the risk of dying of HIV/TB over the period of the roll-out of ART.

Higher levels of serum Vit. D associated with increased mortality/morbidity in HIV-infected/exposed Tanzanian infants in malaria-endemic setting

fawzi_wafaiHarvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Wafaie Fawzi is co-author on a study published in the Journal of Nutrition that examines the status of Vitamin D measured in the blood of HIV-infected and HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants in a malaria-endemic setting. The study yields some unexpected findings that call for additional research.

Rural South Africa seeing increase in mortality in population aged over 50 due to HIV/TB

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and affiliated researchers Kathleen Kahn, PhD, and Stephen Tollman, PhD, have co-authored a study published in the International Journal of Social Epidemiology that examines the social conditions and disability related to the mortality of older people in rural South Africa.

Till Bärnighausen co-authors paper on understanding and validating measures of governments’ political commitment to HIV

Pop Center faculty member Dr. Till Bärnighausen has co-authored a paper in Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice entitled “Bringing the state back in: Understanding and validating measures of governments’ political commitment to HIV.”

Dr. Alex Tsai Publishes Work on HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Pop Center faculty member Alexander C. Tsai  has recently co-authored a number of studies pertaining to the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  Dr. Tsai was first author on “Internalized stigma, social distance, and disclosure of HIV seropositivity in rural Uganda” and “Harnessing poverty alleviation to reduce the stigma of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.