HIV

Groundbreaking Insights into HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease

We are thrilled to announce the publication of a significant new study co-authored by our very own Dr. Marianne Mureithi in Circulation Research. The study, titled "HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease Pathogenesis: An Emerging Understanding Through Imaging and Immunology," delves into the complex interactions between HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

A Historical Perspective

James Kangethe Joep Lange Award INTEREST 2024

James Kangethe, a fellow of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nairobi in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, showcased his research at the 2024 International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST). INTEREST 2024 was held in Cotonou, Benin from 14th May to 17th May 2024.

HIV and Hepatitis C Phylogenetics and Drug Resistance among Persons who Inject Drugs

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research are excited to host a Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH for a special webinar on HIV and Hepatitis C Phylogenetics and Drug Resistance among Persons who Inject Drugs.

Groundbreaking Research Reveals Co-infection of HR-HPV and HTLV-1 among Women Living with HIV in Kenya

A new study by a team of scientists Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Nairobi and from multiple institutions in Kenya and the United States, led by James Mburu Kangethe (PhD Scholar from the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and a CARTA Fellow), who is co-supervised by Dr. Stephen Gichuhi and Dr.

Prof. Walter Jaoko attends UNESCO O3 Plus Project For Academic Institutions

Member of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, Prof. Walter Jaoko recently attended the launch of UNESCO (03) Plus Project for Academic Institutions which aims to support countries to deliver comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents and young people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Understanding the Prevalence and Predictors of Tuberculosis Infection Among People Living with HIV in High TB Burden Contexts

A recent publication in the "BMJ Open Respiratory Research", penned by Lilian Nkirote Njagi, Videlis Nduba, Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi, and Jared Ongechi Mecha, offers valuable insights into the complex relationship between HIV and tuberculosis (TB) infection. Dr. Lilian Najgi is a PhD Scholar in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

The Scope of the Problem

Limiting HIV Target Cells in the Female Genital Tract by Inducing Immune Quiescence

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology is hosting a joint webinar with KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research on Limiting HIV Target Cells in the Female Genital Tract by Inducing Immune Quiescence by PhD Student Lucy Mwangi

The Webinar will be hosted on the 7th of July 2022, 07:00-08:00 AM EAT. Join via Zoom here

In situ Imaging Analysis - A Tool for Mapping Human Mucosal HIV Entry Mechanisms

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology is hosting a joint webinar with KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research on In situ Imaging Analysis - A Tool for Mapping Human Mucosal HIV Entry Mechanisms by visit PhD Student Mathias Franzen Boger from the Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

The Webinar will be hosted on the 20th of May 2022, 07:00-08:00 AM EAT.

Zoom Meeting ID: 970 1428 3576

Passcode: 597724