CHVI/CIDA. GHRI/CHVI/CIDA/IDRC /CIHR. Afri -Can Synchronicity Forum 17-19 Jan. 2012, Entebbe. Sophia Osawe (BSc, AIMLS) Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria Nigerian Canadian Collaboration on AIDS Vaccines (NICCAV) Study Coordinator.
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Sophia Osawe (BSc, AIMLS)
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Nigerian Canadian Collaboration on AIDS Vaccines (NICCAV)
Discordant Couples Cohort Is Still Relevant For HIV Vaccine Studies Despite Low Transmission Rates;
Discordant couples have been known to be medium risk group for HIV transmission.
This group is suitable for HIV vaccine trials due to:
A cohort of HIV sero-negative volunteers of discordant couples has been developed in Nigeria to record :
behavioral data, risk factors, HIV incidence, STI infections, and retention rates.
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Medical examination and labs supporting HIV+ partners
11 study visits (2 years FU)
HIV positive partners-
HIV incidence :
The recorded incidence in this cohort is 0.6%
This work was carried out with support from the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI), a research funding partnership composed of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the International Development Research Centre.
volunteered for this study