Training Years: 2014-2015
Training Site: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Mentors: Landon Myer, MD, PhD
Title: Growth, neurodevelopment and infectious morbidity in HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed infants in the context of maternal antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study
Project Objectives: To longitudinally compare HEU to HU infants on (i) growth, (ii) neurodevelopment, and (iii) incidences of diarrhoea & pneumonia; (2) to identify antenatal and early life nutritional predictors of these outcomes; and (3) to examine whether these vary by maternal HIV status, with specific reference to duration and type of breastfeeding, and maternal micronutrient status.
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award