Current Projects

Current Projects

WHO: Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in the COVID-19 Response at the National and Local Levels - Vaccination, Decarceration and Community Reintegration of People in Prison amidst COVID-19 in Malaysia

Project Timeline

April 2021 – October 2021
On October 6, 2020, the Director General of Prison’s Department outlined specific measures to deal with the alarming rise of in-prison related COVID-19 cases. The Prison’s Department identified 11,018 prisoners...
An Open-label, Randomized, Adaptive Cross-over Interventional Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Tocilizumab versus Corticosteroids in hospitalised COVID-19 patients with high risk of progression (STORM Study)

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National Health and Medical Research: Towards a functional cure for Hepatitis B Virus: exploiting lessons from HBV-HIV co-infection (COMMIT Study)

Project Timeline

2018 – 2022
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can be treated, but therapy is usually lifelong and has side effects, so a cure for HBV is a critical endpoint. This study examines the...
Dolutegravir and Darunavir Evaluation in Adults Failing Therapy (D²EFT)

Project Timeline

1 January 2017 – Now
First-line antiretroviral regimens are safe, effective and easily administered (one pill taken once daily). Even so, the annual failure rate is around 10-15% of treated patients. Second-line regimens have a...
AmFAR, Foundation for AIDS Research: Treat Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD)

Project Timeline

2008 – Now
TREAT Asia has pioneered the first database to assess the natural history of HIV disease in treated and untreated patients throughout Asia and the Pacific. In an unprecedented regional collaboration...
Strategic Timing of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (START Study)

Project Timeline

2016 – Now
The START trial was designed to address the question: In HIV-1 (subsequently referred to as HIV) infected asymptomatic participants with a CD4+ count greater than 500 cells/mm3, is immediate use...
NIH: Developing An Artificial Intelligence Chatbot To Promote HIV Testing

Project Timeline

16 June 2020 – 31 May 2022
In this study, the feasibility of a Chatbot in promoting HIV testing in a pilot RCT with 80 men who have sex with men in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be...
NIH: Implementing Stigma Reduction Tools Via A Popular Teletraining Platform To Reduce Clinician Stigma And Disparities In HIV Testing, Prevention, And Linkage To Care In Malaysia

Project Timeline

1 July 2020 – 30 June 2023
A scalable intervention is needed to remove one of the most potent and persistent drivers of disparities in HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care globally: clinician stigma toward key...
Addiction, HIV and Tuberculosis in the Malaysian Criminal Jusice Setting (Harapan II)

Project Timeline

2016 – 2021
The syndemics of addiction, HIV and TB are concentrated in criminal justice settings (CJS). HIV and TB contribute most to mortality among the ~50-60 million people who transition through prisons...
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