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Measurement and Surveillance 
of HIV Epidemics


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HIV increases the risk of COVID-19 mortality in South Africa’s Western Cape

A MeSH-supported study has shown the risk of death from COVID-19 is around twice as high in people living with HIV and that 8.5% of COVID-19 deaths in South Africa’s Western Cape province are attributable to HIV.
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New Video: Watch Professor Judith Auerbach speak on Data‐driven HIV prevention: the HIV prevention cascade and beyond

The MeSH Consortium are delighted to present a video presented by Professor Judith Auerbach that introduces the JIAS special edition on data‐driven HIV prevention, released in conjunction with AIDS 2020 virtual.
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MeSH Consortium hosts a Satellite Symposium at AIDS 2020!

We are excited to be hosting a Satellite Symposium at the very first virtual AIDS conference on Monday 6th July 2020. Tracking and accelerating HIV incidence reduction is the most pressing concern for the global HIV community.
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Welcome to the MeSH Consortium. To find out more about our teams and background click one of the links below.

What We Do

We develop, test and implement innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance.

Who We Are

Our consortium is hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is made up of partners from across academia in our three focus countries Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa.

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Routine HIV data are key to understanding the HIV epidemic. We have three main research themes to maximise their potential.


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Characterising locations, populations and individuals at greatest HIV risk

Ensuring prevention services are offered, monitored and supported where they are most needed


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Measuring and estimating HIV incidence using routine HIV testing data

HIV incidence is the key measure for understanding the current state of the epidemic


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Maximizing routine data through the analysis of individual level, de-duplicated data

Guiding patient care, and measuring prevalence and onward transmission


To find out more about MeSH research activities, read our latest publications and watch our exciting videos and webinars.

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