KRISP Newsletter Nov 2019: Art & Science output of KRISP: Decline in HIV Incidence in Young Women & Ethics of HIV phylogenetics

This month, we focus on the art & science output of KRISP. This month we published many manuscripts including a key papers with CAPRISA that show a significant decline in HIV incidence in young women in KZN. We also participated in a large study that track HIV incidence in 10 African countries. We have also published a manuscript on the Ethics of HIV-1 molecular research and phylogenetics and worked with Brazilian collaborators to track the dissemination of viruses outbreaks in Brazil.

KRISP newsletter Nov 2019 Art & Science output of KRISP: Decline in HIV Incidence in Young Women & Ethics of HIV phylogenetics.

This issue's highlights are:

- Art & Science: Lifeblood photographic exhibition highlighting Genetic Diversity in Africa, video and virtual exhibition with artist podcast

- Science: Trends in HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Incidence in a Hyperendemic Area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

- Science: Recent levels & trends in HIV incidence rates among adolescent girls and young women in ten high-prevalence African countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

- Science: Ethical issues associated with HIV molecular epidemiology: a qualitative exploratory study using inductive analytic approaches

- Science: Yellow fever virus re-emergence and spread in Southeast Brazil, 2016-2019

- Training: Nanpore Based gene sequencing technology for temporal investigation and epidemiology of viral outbreaks

- Workshop: Women in Bioinformatics: Symposium at the start of the X-meeting 2019, Brazil

News date: 2019-11-05


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira