Masters

Masters
Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa

Natasha Onalenna Moraka is currently pursuing her Masters in Medical Virology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Behavioral Disinhibition and risk compensation with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among MSM in Kenya

The objective of Ombati’s project is to determine whether PrEP use among MSM may lead to neglect of traditional risk reduction practices through behavioural disinhibition or risk compensation.

Investigation of in vitro Vpu function across major HIV-1 group M subtypes

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million people died from AIDS-related illness.

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Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Gisele Umviligihozo has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the National Univeristy of Rwanda and a post graduate certificate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Barriers and facilitators to PrEP uptake and adherence among men who have sex with men at Mtwapa, Kenya

Kenya has recently launched Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition following strong recommendations by WHO in 2015.

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Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Grace Mwashigadi is a Masters of Public Health student at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Canada.

An in depth look at the sequence and phylogeny of the HLA class II genes & Identifying regulatory factors altering HLA class II allelic expression levels

Muthen's current research focus is in the field of human genetics concentrating on the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes which have been identified as the region with the most associations to vir

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University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

Mishka Muthen is a Master of Medical Science student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Identifying HLA-A regulatory factors

Singh is currently working on determining the factors that affect HLA-A expression in order to improve HIV disease outcome.

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University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

Saiyuri Singh obtained a degree in Medical Science (Physiology) and an Honours degree in Medical Science (Medical Microbiology).

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