New publication on the impact of ART on fertility

New publication documenting that differences in fertility between HIV positive and HIV negative women are narrowing as ART becomes more widely available:
 

Marston, M., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Hosegood, V., Lutalo, T., Mtenga, B., Zaba, B., & ALPHA network. (2016). Measuring the Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy Roll-Out on Population…

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New publication: ALPHA Data Resource Profile

Data Resource Profile: Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA Network), Int J Epidemiol. 2016, vol45(1):83-93.
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ALPHA @ CROI 2016

Jeffrey Eaton presented on work from the HIV Modelling Consortium Writing Group on ART Eligibility Guidelines (with inputs from the ALPHA Network) in Session O-10 (abstract 117):

HIV Mortality by Care Cascade Stage and Implications for Universal ART Eligibility (webcast)

Ruanne V Barnabas1, Eran Bendavid2, Anna Bershteyn3, Andrew Boulle4…

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Consultant for the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC)

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is seeking proposals for a consultant to act as Coordinator of the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC). The consultant, to be based in their country of residence, will be responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the ATC programme, including the development of its…

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ICAP Population HIV Impact Assessment Post-Doctoral Fellowship

In collaboration with the Demography and Population Studies Programme, University of Witswatersrand, ICAP is announcing the availability of two PHIA Post-Doctoral Fellowships. These fellows will be based at the University of Witswatersrand, under the joint oversight and direction of Professor Clifford Odimegwu, Academic Program Director, Demography and Population Studies…

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PhD scholarships for UK and EU residents

Two scholarship opportunities for PhD research using data from the ALPHA network through the MRC LID scheme(http://mrc-lid.lshtm.ac.uk/).

The topics are (i) changes in sexual behaviour and partnerships in the context of HIV testing and treatment in Tanzania (supervisor Emma Slaymaker), and (ii) evaluating the…

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Vacancy for senior programmer in Malawi

Senior Programmer (based in MEIRU, Malawi)

An experienced Senior Programmer is required to work with an established team of data managers and programmers on a unique data resource in Malawi. The Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit, MEIRU (formerly known as Karonga Prevention Study, a London School of Hygiene and…

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New publication on life expectancy trends in rural Uganda

Asiki, G., Reniers, G., Newton, R., Baisley, K., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Slaymaker, E., … & Kamali, A. (2015). Adult life expectancy trends in the era of antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda (1991-2012). AIDS…

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Funding opportunity for PhD students

The 2016 ESRC Bloomsbury DTC studentships have been announced (initial application deadline 15 January 2015). Several of the proposed topics are for work with one or more of the ALPHA Network study sites.

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New Data Manager and Research Fellow

The ALPHA Network welcomed Chodziwadziwa (Cho) Kabudula as a Data Manager/Lecturer, and Sylvia Blom as a Research Fellow.

Cho previously worked as a Senior Data Scientist and Head of IT and Data Section at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), University of the…

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