Potential participants were identified via the PHRU
clinic database matching study age and treatment criteria.
According to PHRU
, a fifteen-year-old South African today has a 70 percent lifetime risk of AIDS, and Baragwanath Hospital's community clinics see more than 12,000 infected women every year.
Francois Venter, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), Johannesburg; Helen Rees, WRHI; Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General, Department of Health; Nono Simelela, Special Adviser to the Deputy President as Chair of South African National AIDS Council (SANAC); Thobile Mbengashe, Chief Director HIV and AIDS, STI, Department of Health; Nathan Geffen, Treatment Action Campaign; Francesca Conradie, SA HIV Clinicians Society, Clinical Advisor to Right To Care (RTC); Olive Shisana, Human Sciences Research Council; Dino Rech, Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS); Celicia Serenata, National Strategic Plan Writing Team member; Dirk Taljaard, CHAPS; Glenda Gray, Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
Zuzimpilo is an initiative of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
),' Khosa explains.
(IQR) Patients with CD4 2 175 (22.1) 631 (25.4) 1 932 (27.3) <50 cells/[micro]l, N (%) Masi- Cohort phumelele McCord PHRU
Adults enrolled, N (%) 642 (1.4) 3 575 (7.9) 948 (2.1) Age (yrs), med.
A dedicated paediatric HIV clinic on the hospital premises (Harriet Shezi clinic) provides outpatient services to more than 3 500 HIV-infected children and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
) provides PMTCT support in the Soweto area.
CHER commenced in July 2005 in two South African sites, the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
) in Soweto and the Children's Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (KID-CRU) at Tygerberg in the Western Cape.
Our own James McIntyre and Glenda Grey from the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
) kicked things off with a Memorial Lecture (Sunday), a very entertaining, unique and at times savage discussion of South Africa's HIV programme and history, with special mention of the PMTCT programme.