NIH R01 Grant

A project entitled ""Impact of a novel screening programme to detect acute and prevalent HIV infection and reduce HIV transmission – Tambua Mapema Plus"
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Award Year: 
Professor Eduard Sanders MD, MPH, PhD
Phone Number: 
+254 709 983-190

Professor Eduard Sanders MD, MPH, PhD

Co-recipient of the SANTHE grant, Consortium Steering Committee Member & Site Principal Investigator

Eduard Sanders is a Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, and is based in Kilifi, Kenya. He is the principal investigator of several observational studies involving mostly men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Kilifi, and co-recipient of the SANTHE grant. His interest in diagnosing acute HIV infections was inspired by the many MSM who sought health care prior to seroconversion in coastal Kenya, and the opportunity this presents for reducing onward HIV-1 transmission. He currently leads ongoing studies on the utility of clinical algorithms to identify and diagnose young adults with acute HIV infection at various health facilities in Kenya, enabling early treatment, counselling interventions, and assisted partner notification.