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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

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