Matthew Fox, site investigator IeDEA-SA, joins International HIV/AIDS Journal Editorial Board

Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and site investigator for the Themba Lethu Clinic in South Africa, joined the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society as a deputy editor in May 2018.

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for African researchers

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative – a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Application process opens April 11, 2018 – Application deadline May 11, 2018

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.
APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions.

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Mourning the Loss of “A Life on the Front Lines of AIDS Research”

From left, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost and Professor David Cooper at the TREAT Asia Network Annual Meeting in 2015

amfARTREAT Asia and IeDEA are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. David Cooper, a founding member of the TREAT Asia Network and Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Cooper died March 18.

Dr. Cooper was internationally recognized as a pioneering researcher and clinician. He was among the first to respond to the HIV epidemic in Australia in the 1980s, and he has been central to the regional fight in the Asia-Pacific against HIV. Continue reading “Mourning the Loss of “A Life on the Front Lines of AIDS Research””

HIV drug resistance now high enough to trigger a change in first-line treatment in eastern and southern Africa

HIV drug resistance is increasing rapidly in southern and eastern Africa and Latin America and, as a result, it may soon be necessary to change the recommended first-line antiretroviral drug regimen in many countries to integrase inhibitor-based treatment, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 30 November.