Month: December 2015

Thrasher Fund Award for Beth!

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Widen on her Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award! Beth’s award will fund her post-doctoral research in low-income dyads in New York City that focuses on the complex pathways between maternal nutrition, environmental toxicant exposure, the home environment and child neurodevelopment.

Our paper on complementary feeding among HIV-infected Tanzanian women is out!

Congrats to Anne Williams, for her very hard work in getting this paper published in the Journal of Human Lactation! While breastfeeding practices have been fairly well-characterized among PLHIV, complementary feeding practices have been almost completely overlooked. Therefore, our work among women in the Pwani region […]

Household hunger is associated with failed viral suppression during pregnancy and lactation

Our paper, demonstrating for the first time that food insuffiiciency is associated with failed viral suppression during pregnancy and lactation, is out in JAIDS! In multivariate analysis, food insufficiency (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 0.38, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.16-0.91), higher pretreatment HIV-1 RNA (aOR 0.55 per 10-fold increase, 95% CI 0.37-0.82), and lopinavir/ritonavir versus efavirenz (aOR 0.49, 95% CI 0.24-0.96) were associated with lower odds of sustained viral suppression in a cohort of Ugandan women on ART.  Currently, only the uncorrected proofs are available, but we will post once the pretty final version is out.