Monthly Archives: October 2019

Eliminating vertical transmission of HIV: This last mile needs more than Antiretroviral Therapy


Worldwide 36.9 million people are living with HIV. Of these, 1.8 million are children. In this blog we look back across a new supplement recently published in BMC Infectious Diseases. Investigating how the landscape of HIV transmission has changed and how, if HIV is to be eliminated, treatment cannot rely wholly on the intervention of Antiretroviral Therapy.

Developing World Health

Genomics Research in Africa: Taking Stakeholder Engagement Seriously

DNA code on screen

In a new Commentary recently published in BMC Medical Ethics the authors reflect on a series of consultative activities used by the H3Africa Ethics and Community Engagement working group with research ethics committees in Africa and the lessons learned in the development of an ethics and governance framework for best practices in genomic research and biobanking in Africa.

Medical Evidence Medicine