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12th AIDSImpact conference, July 2015

Dr Vicky Simms, Lecturer for TEG recently attended the 12th AIDSImpact conference in Amsterdam where they explored the ability to choose as a theme represented through the tag line ‘We are our choices’. Under this theme Vicky presented her PhD findings on the burden of physical, psychological and social problems reported by people newly diagnosed with HIV who are suddenly forced to make far-reaching and irrevocable choices.


Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox (3rd Edition)


The 3rd Edition of Peter Smith, Dick Morrow and David Ross’ edited book: Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox is now available to download here. The toolbox is a practical guide covering the design, conduct & analysis of trials in low- and middle-income countries. It has been completely updated and expanded to include chapters on aspects such as questionnaire design, ethics, trial governance and grant applications.


Publication of the month

Churchyard GJ, Stevens WS, Mametja LD, McCarthy KM, Chihota V, Nicol MP, Erasmus LK, Ndjeka NO, Mvusi L, Vassall A, Sinanovic E, Cox HS, Dye C, Grant AD, Fielding KL Xpert MTB/RIF versus sputum microscopy as the initial diagnostic test for tuberculosis: a cluster-randomised trial embedded in South African roll-out of Xpert MTB/RIF Lancet Global Health 2015 Aug;3(8):e450-7. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00100-X


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