MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
The centre conducts research on HIV not only in the UK, but also in
Europe, notably in the Ukraine, which has the fastest-growing HIV
epidemic in the world. Much of our HIV research is carried out as part
of EuroCoord, an EU-funded network of HIV cohorts and collaborations in Europe.
Researchers working on HIV
- Heather Bailey
- Laura Byrne
- Mario Cortina Borja
- Clare French
- Angela Jackson
- Janet Masters
- Helen Peters
- Claire Thorne
- Pat Tookey
- Claire Townsend
- Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA)
- Health Protection Agency
- The Children's HIV Association (CHIVA)
- Collaborative HIV Paediatric Study (CHIPS)
The aim of our research into HIV is to understand the spread of HIV infection in pregnant women and their children in order to provide evidence for the best strategies to minimise mother-to-child
transmission and to underpin policies on treating HIV in children and
pregnant women. We are not only investigating the effects and
progression of HIV in children born with it, but also the
effects and progression of HIV in women who become pregnant and the management of the infection in pregnancy.
Current and recent research
The ECS is a consented cohort study of HIV positive pregnant women and their infants including data from 10 countries, with a focus on mother-to-child transmission and management of HIV in pregnancy.
This study involves following a cohort of children and adolescents with HIV in Belgium, Italy and Poland to explore the development of body fat abnormalities, metabolic disturbances and other toxicities associated with antiretroviral therapy.
This is a multi-site prospective cohort set up to explore the epidemiology and clinical management of paediatric HIV in Ukraine.
The NSHPC provides national surveillance of HIV infection in pregnancy and childhood in the UK and Ireland, including mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
CHIPS is a follow-up study of children with HIV in clinical care across the UK and Ireland
This surveillance study aims to monitor how many women giving birth in the UK are living with HIV and helps to monitor progress in reducing mother-to-child transmission.
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