Training Years: 2013-2014
Training Site: University of Zambia
Mentor: Ben Chi, MD, MSc; Bellington Vwalika, MD, MSc
Title: Contraceptive use among HIV-infected women and men receiving antiretroviral therapy in Lusaka, Zambia: a cross-sectional survey.
Project Objectives: The specific aims of the study are to assess different aspects of male involvement in PMTCT at the community level and determine potential correlations with vertical HIV transmission and HIV-free survival. We hypothesize that measures such as male involvement in PMTCT will be associated with reduced vertical HIV transmission and higher HIV-free survival among infants.
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award