Researchers played key role in Unitaid US$20 million initiative

In January, global health foundation Unitaid announced it was investing US$20 million in measures to avert preventable deaths among people with advanced HIV.

There are approximately 1 million HIV-related deaths annually.  Unitaid’s initiative aims to widen access to WHO-recommended drugs and tests for people living with HIV, whose immune systems are so weakened that they are vulnerable to life-threatening infections.


Free training programme will share expertise on leading cause of HIV-related deaths in Africa

To mark World Aids Day, global health researchers from St George’s are releasing training information to the wider health community about how to effectively and safely treat people suffering from one of the biggest causes of HIV-related mortality.

Meningo-encephalitis, together with tuberculosis, is one of the leading causes of HIV- related deaths. According to the most recent UNAIDS data there were close to 1 million AIDS-related deaths in 2017.


Open lab day: ground-breaking medical research

In a first for St George’s, University of London, the local public are invited to find out about the ground-breaking medical research happening on their doorstep.

Thursday 21 June 2pm to 4pm

Nidhi Sofat

Number of deaths from meningitis due to plummet after new medical advice

Experts aim to halve the number of deaths from a type of meningitis by changing drug treatment as a result of a new medical study.

15 March 2018

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Meet the researcher: How is the battle against HIV/AIDS going?

In the first of a series of articles called Meet the researcher, highlighting the research at St George’s, University of London, Dr Qinxue Hu, Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Infection & Immunity, discusses his work and marks World AIDS Day which happens each year on December 1.

11 December 2017

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