The Medical Research Council (MRC)/UVRI and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Uganda Research Unit conducts research on HIV disease and related infections to facilitate their control in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa. Specifically it investigates the determinants of HIV infection and subsequent disease progression in the African context; to identify and evaluate new strategies aiming at the prevention of HIV infection as well as interventions aiming to alleviate the clinical and social consequences of the infection. The work is multidisciplinary, reflecting the wide ranging nature of the problems caused by HIV. Activities range from virology, and immunology to clinical studies and intervention trials, epidemiological studies, behavioural research and health economy studies, supported by strong statistical and laboratory services and a community development programme.
Last updated: 31 March 2022