The Kirby Institute is pleased to present:
Miss Nicole De La Mata – PhD Student – Biostatistics and Database Program, Kirby Institute
“Treatment outcome trends in adult HIV-positive patients receiving ART in Asia, 2003-2013: Findings from TAHOD-LITE”.
Lunch will be served at 12.30 followed by the seminar.
Asia retains the second largest HIV population after Africa, having an estimated 4.4-5.9 million people living with HIV in 2015. The once rapidly expanding HIV epidemic in Asia has slowed in recent years, with new HIV infections remaining stable between 2010 and 2015. However, Asia is a diverse region consisting on many different economies and available resources for the response to the HIV epidemic. In addition, over the past decade there have been many changes to treatment guidelines and clinical management to improve outcomes of HIV-positive patients. My presentation will review data collected in a sub-study of the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database including temporal trends in mortality, loss to follow-up and, clinical and demographic characteristics of HIV-positive patients receiving ART in Asia.
Nicole is a post graduate student undertaking a PhD in the Biostatistics and Databases Program. She has a keen interest in clinical epidemiology, clinical trials and observational cohort studies. Currently, her studies are focused on the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database Low Intensity Transfer (TAHOD-LITE) that aims to describe temporal trends in antiretroviral treatment outcomes for HIV-positive patients receiving care in Asia.