Introduction

BioAfrica presents the research, software and publications of Tulio de Oliveira, Sharon Cassol and members of their research groups.

The bioafrica.net website and Tulio de Oliveira research team are based the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal with some of its bioinformatics servers hosted at the South African Medical Research Council. Our  molecular violorogy laboratory is based at the DDMRI building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. BioAfrica also hosts the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) website.


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HIV proteomics, HIV life cycle, proteins and information


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Modeling HIV-1 Drug Resistance as Episodic Directional Selection. Plos Computational biology, Murrell, de Oliveira and colleagues for the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network 2012 open access publication
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Open access pdf Publications (latest 5)

Gender Differences in Survival among Adult Patients Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Multicentre Cohort Study.
Cornell M, Schomaker M, Garone DB, Giddy J, Hoffmann CJ, Lessells R, Maskew M, Prozesky H, Wood R, Johnson LF, Egger M, Boulle A, Myer L For IeDEA-SA, PLoS Medicine (2012), 9(9):e1001304.

The tainted milk of human kindness.
Goedhals D, Rossouw I, Hallbauer U, Mamabolo M, de Oliveira T, Lancet (2012), 380:702.

WHO HIV drug resistance report 2012.
WHO ResNet, including - Jordan MR, Barcarolo J, Parkin N, de Oliveira T (analysis support), Bertagnolio S, WHO report (2012), ISBN 978 92 4 150393 8:.

Modeling HIV-1 Drug Resistance as Episodic Directional Selection.
Murrell B, de Oliveira T, Seebregts C, Kosakovsky-Pond SL, Scheffler K, on behalf SATuRN, PLoS Comput Biol (2012), 8(5):e1002507.

Primary drug resistance in South Africa - data from 10 years of surveys.
Manasa J, Katzenstein D, Cassol S, Newell ML, de Oliveira T, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (2012), 28(6):558-565.

All publications - Bioinformatics, genomics and drug resistance peer-reviewed papers on HIV, TB and other pathogens
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News News Section, printed & online media on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics (latest 5)

SATuRN

SATuRN Newsletter, Sept 2012, News, blogs, conferences, publications on HIV/TB drug resistance and phylogenetics

SATuRN - 2012-09-14

In this third issue of our newsletter we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our network. We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.


Cape Argus

'Tainted milk' from wet nurse HIV risk

Cape Argus - 2012-08-26

By BIANCA CAPAZORIO - A BABY girl who contracted HIV after being breast-fed by a well-meaning aunt has become the first proven case in SA to have contracted HIV from a surrogate feeder or 'wet nurse'.


Zululand Observer

Local centre proves 'surrogate' HIV infection

Zululand Observer - 2012-08-24

The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Zululand's HIV-AIDS research hub based near Mtubatuba, has revealed the first proven HIV surrogate transmission case in South Africa.


Wellcome Trust

DNA sequencing confirms HIV transmission through surrogate breastfeeding

Wellcome Trust - 2012-08-23

DNA sequencing has provided evidence of HIV-1 transmission from an infected woman breastfeeding her niece in South Africa, drawing attention to infant feeding practices and the need for HIV testing of all breastfeeding surrogates as well as mothers.


SABC

Breastfeeding in the spotlight

SABC - 2012-08-16

A case where an aunt infected her niece with HIV through breastfeeding has drawn attention to feeding practices in South Africa. The case was published in the medical journal Lancet and highlighted the risk of HIV transmission from a surrogate carer, the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies said today.


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Blogs on bioinformatics, HIV & TB drug resistance, treatment, community engagement and bioinformatics in Africa Twitter

Zooming in on home-based health care givers in rural South Africa

Author: Lungani Ndwandwe, Tulio de Oliveira - 2012-09-13


AIDS XIX 2012 conference: impressions of a South African researcher

Author: Siva Danaviah - 2012-09-12


Capturing Health in one Photo: a personal reflection

Author: Lungani Ndwandwe and Astrid Treffry-Goatley - 2012-08-14


ACiLT Practical Course on Quality Assurance of HIV-1 Drug Resistance Interpretation in Sequence Editing and Data Management Process, 7-11 May 2012

Author: Justen Manasa, Tulio de Oliveira - 2012-06-01


National Strategic Plan 2012-2016: Integrating research and all sectors of society to fight HIV, STIs and TB in South Africa

Author: Lungani Ndwandwe, Tulio de Oliveira - 2012-04-20


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Open access reports on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics in Africa HIV & TB Drug Resistance Clinical Cases Tutorial

2nd Nurses and Health Care Workers Drug Resistance Training for the scale-up of resistance testing in the Free State Province, South Africa

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-10

Dominique Goedhals & Cloete van Vuuren

SATuRN's Featured Partner: New TB centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-03

Richard Lessells & Tulio de Oliveira

SATuRN's Featured Partner: Division of Medical Virology, Stellenbosh University

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-02

Wolfgang Preiser, Gert van Zyl & Susan Engelbrecht

Deep sequencing shed light on low levels of PI resistance in patients with poor adherence

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-02

Gert van Zyl & Wolfgang Preiser

1st Nurses & Health Care Workers Drug Resistance Workshop

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-06-01

Lungani Ndwandwe, Tulio de Oliveira

Transmited Drug Resistance data now more accessible through HIVDB GIS Tool

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-03-29

Manasa J, Hunt G and de Oliveira T for SATuRN

A Report of the Center for Global Development's Drug Resistance Working Group

Center for Global Development Report, date: 2012-01-14

Editors: Rachel Nugent, Emma Back and Alexandra Beith

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All reports...

HIV Case 1 - Adult female with virological failure on first line d4T/3TC/EFV
HIV Case 2 - Adult female patient with virological failure on first line therapy after substitution of EFV to NVP
HIV Case 3 - Adult female patient on treatment for epilepsy with virological failure on TDF/3TC/EFV; previous single dose NVP for PMTCT
HIV Case 4 - Adult female patient with virological and immunological failure after treatment interruption for symptomatic hyperlactataemia
HIV Case 5 - Adolescent initiated on first line therapy of d4T/3TC/EFV with virological and immunological failure
TB Case 1 - HIV-infected TB suspect with previous history of TB treatment: Xpert MTB/RIF test
TB Case 2 - HIV-infected TB suspect with household MDR-TB contact: Xpert MTB/RIF test
TB Case 3 - HIV-infected adult male with a laboratory report showing extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB)
TB Case 4 - HIV-infected TB case with treatment failure on regimen 1 and previous unrecognised isoniazid mono-resistance
TB Case 5 - HIV-infected TB case with smear non-conversion on regimen 1 despite good adherence

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All cases...


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