AIDS Care Research in Africa - ACRiA

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This training initiative was started as a small grants program under ADAC and is coordinated at JCRC. The initiative is a training and learning undertaking that enables participants to share the experiences and lessons learned for the best practices.

ACRiA's objectives are:

  • To sponsor research that would lead to better AIDS care in Africa
  • To foster the careers of African scientists and researchers
  • To build human resources,
  • To support the infrastructure and enhance capacity to establish and sustain excellence in both research and treatment in Africa.
  • To date, ACRiA has awarded grants to 17 grantees across the Sub-Saharan African region, as listed below:


GranteeInstitutionResearch TopicNeil A. MartinsonUniversity of Witwatersrand, South AfricaImmediate Cause of Death in Hospitalized Patients with Tuberculosis: Potential for MitigationRaveen ParboosingUniversity of Natal, South AfricaThe Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in HIV Infected and Uninfected Individuals.Samuel Biraro Jr.Mbarara University of Science & Technology, UgandaClinical Presentation and Progression of HIV/AIDS in Children in Mbarara, Uganda.Hakim SendagireMakerere University, UgandaThe Effect of Trimethoprime/Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) Prophylaxis in HIV Patients, on Use of Sulfadoxine/Pyrimethamine (SP, Fansidar) Treatment in MalariaLucy MatuUniversity of Nairobi, KenyaCorrelation Between CD4 Lymphocyte Counts and Total Lymphocyte Counts, HB and Platelets Among HIV Positive ChildrenJoseph RujumbaMakerere University, UgandaChallenges and Opportunities of Providing Counselling and Testing Services to HIV Infected Children and their Families in Uganda: A Case of AIC and Major Hospitals in Kabarole and Kampala DistrictsDoreen Anna Sophia MlokaMuhimbili University College of Health Sciences, TanzaniaPrevalence and Persistence of Drug Resistant HIV Viruses in Pregnant Women from Mbeya Region Tanzania Before and After a Single Dose of NevirapineJoshua KimaniUniversity of Nairobi, KenyaKnowledge, Attitudes and Accessibility Survey of VCT Services in KenyaAnisa MosamUniversity of Natal, South AfricaManagement of HIV Kaposi's Sarcoma (HIV KS) in Resource Poor Settings: an Open-labelled, Prospective Randamized Controlled Trial Comparing the Response of HIV KS to HAART Versus the Combination of HAART and Chemotherapy (CXT)Jayne Byakika-TusiimeMakerere University, UgandaBioequivalence of a Generic Co-formulation and Brand-name Regimen of Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDSMagula Nombulelo PrincessUniversity of Natal, South AfricaA Multidisciplinary Approach Addressing Social and Cultural Factors for Optimal Adherence to HAART in HIV-Infected Patients at King Edward VIII Hospital, KwaZulu Natal, South AfricaMargaret LarteyMedical School, University of GhanaComparison of Responses to ART in HIV-Infected Adults with or without Tuberculosis Co-infection: Is Outcome Different?Joseph MacDonald NdekhaCollege of Medicine, University of MalawiRandomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Impact of Nutritional Counseling Supplementary Feeding with either Ready-to-use Food or Corn Soy Blend among Malnourished ART Patients in MalawiJohnson Ademola AjuwonCollege of Medicine, University of Ibadan, NigeriaEffects of Peer Education on Use of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services among Young Persons in Ibadan, NigeriaEllen Chiratidzo NdhlovuCollege of Health Science, University of ZimbabweImmediate Vs Delayed ART in the Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis and Discontinuation of Secondary ProphylaxisRichard Mwaku MatendoKinshasa School of Public Health, DR CongoThree Arm RCT of Male Partner VCT Program Associated with the Antenatal PMTCT in Kinshasa, D.R. CongoIrene AndiaMbarara University of Science and TechnologyOccurrence of Unfavorable Outcomes of TB Co-Infected HIV+ Patients Receiving Tuberculosis Treatment and Antiretroviral Therapy