In Kenya, the HIV epidemic among adolescents and young people between the ages of 10 and 24 is characterized by relatively high HIV incidence and sub-optimal treatment outcomes, including a high loss to follow-up, low adherence to treatment and low viral suppression.
MHRP, with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), was selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at National Institute of Health as a Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) for their HIV research networks for the next seven years.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM), through a sub-recipient contract under the National Agency for the Control of HIV/Aids (NACA), selected the MHRP/HJFMRI Ltd. Gte Nigeria team to develop national guidelines for key population services. The award will allow the MHRP Nigeria team to help develop national guidelines for key population (KP) services.
Each year in Tanzania, 51 of every 100,000 women die from cervical cancer. With limited access to cervical cancer screenings and treatment services, only around 20% of those with the disease will survive after 5 years of diagnosis. Women living with HIV are at a higher risk of getting the disease. They are also at a higher risk of the disease progressing to a more severe form as well as death. Fortunately, with regular cervical screenings, early changes can be treated.