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Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series | "Exploring the Elevation in Mortality Among People With HIV in the Era of Effective Therapy"

Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series | "Exploring the Elevation in Mortality Among People With HIV in the Era of Effective Therapy"

Date 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location 
Virtual via Zoom
Featuring 
Dr. Jessie Edwards, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Jessie Edwards, PhD

The Epidemiology Student Association, in collaboration with the Fielding School's Department of Epidemiology, is hosting the October seminar, as part of the UCLA Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series, featuring Dr. Jessie Edwards. Dr. Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Edwards' talk will be on understanding advances in the care and treatment of adults with HIV and gaps in clinical care.

From the Speaker
Understanding advances in the care and treatment of adults with HIV and gaps in clinical care requires monitoring differences in mortality between people entering care for HIV and the general population. We combine HIV cohort data with vital statistics information for the general US population to compare mortality for people living with HIV over the 5 years after entry into HIV care with their expected mortality, had they been subject to the same covariate-conditional mortality risks as the general US population. We also examine whether this elevation in mortality would persist under a strategy to provide universal early treatment with antiretroviral therapy.

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