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:

 

Grantee Institution Research Topic
Neil A. Martinson University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Immediate Cause of Death in Hospitalized Patients with Tuberculosis: Potential for Mitigation
Raveen Parboosing University of Natal, South Africa The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in HIV Infected and Uninfected Individuals.
Samuel Biraro Jr. Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda Clinical Presentation and Progression of HIV/AIDS in Children in Mbarara, Uganda.
Hakim Sendagire Makerere University, Uganda The Effect of Trimethoprime/Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) Prophylaxis in HIV Patients, on Use of Sulfadoxine/Pyrimethamine (SP, Fansidar) Treatment in Malaria
Lucy Matu University of Nairobi, Kenya Correlation Between CD4 Lymphocyte Counts and Total Lymphocyte Counts, HB and Platelets Among HIV Positive Children
Joseph Rujumba Makerere University, Uganda Challenges 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 Districts
Doreen Anna Sophia Mloka Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Tanzania Prevalence and Persistence of Drug Resistant HIV Viruses in Pregnant Women from Mbeya Region Tanzania Before and After a Single Dose of Nevirapine
Joshua Kimani University of Nairobi, Kenya Knowledge, Attitudes and Accessibility Survey of VCT Services in Kenya
Anisa Mosam University of Natal, South Africa Management 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-Tusiime Makerere University, Uganda Bioequivalence of a Generic Co-formulation and Brand-name Regimen of Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS
Magula Nombulelo Princess University of Natal, South Africa A Multidisciplinary Approach Addressing Social and Cultural Factors for Optimal Adherence to HAART in HIV-Infected Patients at King Edward VIII Hospital, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Margaret Lartey Medical School, University of Ghana Comparison of Responses to ART in HIV-Infected Adults with or without Tuberculosis Co-infection: Is Outcome Different?
Joseph MacDonald Ndekha College of Medicine, University of Malawi Randomized 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 Malawi
Johnson Ademola Ajuwon College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Effects of Peer Education on Use of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services among Young Persons in Ibadan, Nigeria
Ellen Chiratidzo Ndhlovu College of Health Science, University of Zimbabwe Immediate Vs Delayed ART in the Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis and Discontinuation of Secondary Prophylaxis
Richard Mwaku Matendo Kinshasa School of Public Health, DR Congo Three Arm RCT of Male Partner VCT Program Associated with the Antenatal PMTCT in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Irene Andia Mbarara University of Science and Technology Occurrence of Unfavorable Outcomes of TB Co-Infected HIV+ Patients Receiving Tuberculosis Treatment and Antiretroviral Therapy