Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN)

SATuRN currently includes 24 research partners in southern Africa that support our initiatives. We have collated over 7,000 resistance genotypes linked to treatment and clinical information and host two of the best HIV drug resistance databases in the world (The Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database and RegaDB Clinical Management and Drug resistance Database). To advance access to drug resistance testing to patients, providers and programs, we have been working with a network of academics laboratories to develop and implement a cheaper resistance genotype test. We have also delivered training in drug resistance testing and management to over 2,000 physician and nurses in southern Africa...

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Sequence of the env gene of some KwaZulu-Natal, South African strains of HTLV type I

Bhigjee AI, Tarin ML, Bill PL, De Oliveira T, York D, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (1999), 15(13):1229-33

Prevalence, incidence and mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 in rural South Africa

Rollins NC, Dedicoat M, Danaviah S, Page T, Bishop K, Kleinschmidt I, Coovadia HM, Cassol SA, Lancet (2002), 360(9330):389

Novel evolutionary analyses of full-length HIV type 1 subtype C molecular clones from Cape Town, South Africa

zur Megede J, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Cassol S, Scriba TJ, van Rensburg EJ, Barnett SW, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (2002), 18(17):1327-32

A specific subtype C of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 circulates in Brazil

Soares MA, De Oliveira T, Brindeiro RM, Diaz RS, Sabino EC, Brigido L, Pires IL, Morgado MG, Dantas MC, Barreira D, Teixeira PR, Cassol S, Tanuri A; Brazilian Network for Drug Resistance Surveillance, AIDS (2003), 17(1):11-21