Projects

Social Networks and Adult Survival in Rural Bangladesh

This study uses newly collected, comprehensive data from rural Bangladesh to examine the impact and variation of social networks on adult and elderly survival. Specifically it examines the relationship of network characteristics to survival within distinct social and familial roles…

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AIDS Prevention in Nigeria

The Nigerian AIDS Prevention Initiative is a program of collaboration, field research, and training focused on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The initiative has two central objectives: 1) To collaborate with Nigerian colleagues at national, state, and community…

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Respiratory Diseases/BSI Study

This study examines the approaches to perinatal HIV transmission prevention in Botswana, as well as studies of other aspects of HIV epidemiology and infant infectious disease morbidity and mortality. HIV-1 prevalence in Botswana among women of child-bearing age is 28-43%…

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Prevention of Milk-Borne Transmission of HIV in Botswana

The Mashi Study compares the safety and efficacy of two antiretroviral regimens Zidovudine (ZDV) alone versus ZDV plus Nevirapine (NVP) administered to HIV-1 infected pregnant women to prevent in utero and intra partum HIV-1 transmission. Additionally, the study assesses the…

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Brain Neoplasms, Leukemia and Petrochemical Exposures

Brain tumors and leukemia are the most common malignancies among children and adolescents in the U.S. However, adequate information on the role of inherited genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures in the development of neoplasms in children and adolescents is lacking.…

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HIV Prevention Trials Unit

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…

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Superfund Toxic Substances-Exposure and Disease

Our theme is the understanding and assessment of risk to human health from exposure to hazardous substances. Coming from an interdisciplinary perspective the study will integrate exposure assessment, biologic pathogenesis, and epidemiologic studies. The biomedical studies revolve around three classes…

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Statistical and Data Management Center

This project will serve as the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). The specific aims are to support the research agenda of the ACTG by providing a group of highly experienced statisticians, data…

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The Enhancing Care Project

The Enhancing Care Initiative (ECI) is based on the beliefs that concrete, practical improvements in care for people with HIV can and must be developed; and that these improvements will be most effective when developed and implemented by local experts.

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