HIV Prevention Trials Unit

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Principal Investigator:
Wafaie Fawzi, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology

Department:
Department of Nutrition

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2000 — July 31, 2008

Description:

Harvard University and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania have been involved in collaborative research for over two decades. Much of that research has been on HIV infection, including examining risk factors for prevalence and incidence of infection among women; studying perinatal transmission; investigating psychosocial issues among HIV-infected women; and implementing intervention studies among infected women and children. The primary focus of this project is on perinatal transmission.