Newsletter, Jan-Mar 2017: 'Alarming' drug resistance levels, novel next generation sequencing method and the origin of HIV, SATuRN & CAPRISA workshop

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this Jan-Mar 2017 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting open access publications, news, blogs, reports, tweets, and training information produced by our group.

In this issue our highlights are:

- News & Publication - Prevalence of drug resistant HIV at 'alarming levels' in Aruba.

- Commentary: Extreme High-level of Drug Resistance in Aruba: We need Integrase-Based Regimens Available Globally NoW!

- News & Publication - CD4+ Count Not Useful to Assess ART Response in HTLV-1/HIV Coinfection.

- Publication - Sensitive next generation sequencing method reveals deep genetic diversity of HIV-1 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

- Publication Sequence & Phylogenetic Analysis of the Untranslated Promoter Regions for HLA Class I Genes

- Publication: Virological Outcomes of 2nd line Protease Inhibitor-Based Treatment HIV-1 in a High-Prevalence Rural South African Setting: A Competing-Risks Prospective Cohort Analysis

- Publication: Primary HIV-1 Drug Resistant Minority Variants

- Publication: Social disequilibrium and the risk of HIV acquisition: A multilevel study in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

- Workshop: SATuRN & CAPRISA 2017: HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Advanced Care Workshop

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We hope that you enjoy our newsletters. We think that they are truly interesting and we really have enjoyed producing it!

Produced by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira (Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN & CAPRISA, South Africa)

News date: 2017-03-31


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