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Research and Practice

Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy (PART) Study in Rural Zambia

Zambia July 2008

The Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy (PART) study is a study of the care and treatment of HIV-infected children in rural Zambia.

The study is led by Drs. William Moss and Catherine Sutcliffe of the Department of Epidemiology and Drs. Janneke van Dijk and Phil Thuma of the Macha Research Trust. The goal of the study is to improve the care of HIV-infected children in rural Zambia through understanding barriers to care and treatment outcomes in rural southern Zambia. The study is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Jhpiego.

Selected publications:

1. van Dijk JH, Sutcliffe CG, Munsanje B, Hamangaba F, Thuma PE, Moss WJ. Barriers to the care of HIV-infected children in rural Zambia. BMC Infect Dis 2009;9:169.

2. Sutcliffe CG, Bolton-Moore C, van Dijk JH, Cotham M, Tambatamba B, Moss WJ. Secular trends in pediatric antiretroviral treatment programs in rural and urban Zambia. BMC Pediatr 2010;10:54.

3. Sutcliffe CG, van Dijk JH, Bolton-Moore C, Cotham M, Tambatamba B, Moss WJ. Differences in presentation, treatment initiation and response to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected children in urban and rural Zambia: a retrospective cohort study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010;29:849-54.

Zambia July 2008