Interventions to Mitigate the Impact of HIV in Key Populations in sub-Saharan Africa


12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

UCSF Mission Bay Campus 
Mission Hall, room 1407 
550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA  94158

Stephen Asiimwe, MD
Department of Epidemilogy & Biostatistics
University of San Francisco, California

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the world's highest HIV prevalence, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has recently reduced AIDS-related deaths.  However, death rates remain unacceptably high, as do the numbers of new HIV infections.  HIV treatment is also largely siloed away from other healthcare services.  As the people living with HIV (PLWH) start to survive into older age, adequately addressing emerging challenges, including but not limited to age-related diseases and disabilities, will require more integration for HIV- and non- HIV services.  Dr. Asiimwe will cover his work in South Africa regarding the effects of HIV and ART on age-related cognitive impairmant and disability, and work in Uganda on the effects of ART on AIDS-related death.  He will also cover the sufficiency of ART in addressing these outcomes vis-a-vis the need for adjunctive interventions.