Zimbabwe

Nurse giving HIV medication to a patient at Newlands Clinic in Zimbabwe.

AIDS 2022: Regimen and Viral Suppression

What differences are there in regimens for controlling viral suppression? A study by our research team revealed that several indicators such as age, immune status, and sex have an influence. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

Regimen and Suppression Rate

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Pharmacist handing over medication to a HIV patient.

AIDS 2022: regimens causing weight gain

Our team at Newlands Clinic conducted research concerning weight gain among our patients receiving different regimens. One of these drugs is often linked to weight gain, now also confirmed at Newlands Clinic. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

DTG and weight gain

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Pharmacist handing over medication to a HIV patient.

AIDS 2022: prevent Tuberculosis

People living with HIV are more likely to suffer from Tuberculosis. Therefore, Newlands Clinic is closely monitoring and offering prevention treatment. To evaluate the most suitable therapy our head of pharmacy, Tinashe Mudzviti, compared the two modalities offered in a study. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and Tuberculosis

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AIDS 2022: HIV and Cervical Cancer

Comprehensive HIV care should incorporate routine cervical cancer screening. Because a study conducted at Newlands Clinic showed a high prevalence of high-risk papilloma virus in women living with HIV causing this type of cancer. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and cervical cancer

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AIDS 2022: HIV and anaemia

Our research team examined how many HIV patients developed anaemia after starting the treatment. One in four of our patients at Newlands Clinic lacks enough red blood cells to carry satisfactory oxygen. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and anaemia

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Study: Cervical Cancer in Women living with HIV

Women living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cervical cancer. We conducted an important study in identifying gaps in the continuum of care for cervical cancer screening in women living with HIV in care at Newlands Clinic, together with Dr Kati Taghavi et al, our Swiss partners in the IeDEA collaboration.

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Software enhancing HIV care at Newlands Clinic

The clinic’s health care system electronic Point of Care (ePOC) plays a vital role in our patient management. It allows well-trained nurses to take on most treatment tasks and helps improve the quality of care. Our software developer Ross Hadingham explains the functioning and opportunities the software comes with.

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Study: Adherence support among young people

The importance of group counselling for young people failing treatment is shown by a recent study conducted by our psychologist Bahati Kasimonje. She established a direct link between participation and suppressed viral load. The more intensively the adolescents attended the sessions, the better their adherence to therapy was. The study has been acknowledged by experts because it showed that psychological interventions have a measurable outcome. It was published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine.

Group counselling for adherence support among young people failing first-line antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe

Doctor examining a HIV patient at Newlands Clinic in Harare.

INTEREST Conference: Hypertension Care

Our research team at Newlands Clinic examined the prevalence and treatment outcomes of hypertension in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The study showed that many adults are suffering from the condition. Hypertension significantly affects the health of the heart and blood vessels. Our team presented its findings at the INTEREST conference in Kampala, Uganda.

Hypertension Care Cascade

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