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Research

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia: Correlations between clinical, phenotypic, genotypic characteristics and mortality in a tertiary teaching hospital in Malaysia

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is a serious infection that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the predictors of mortality in...
Assessment of sarcopenia in virally suppressed HIV-infected Asians receiving treatment

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Sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) causes significant morbidity to the elderly, leading to frequent hospitalizations, disability and death. Few have characterized sarcopenia in the HIV-infected who experience accelerated aging. In a...
The CD14 C-260T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) modulates monocyte/macrophage activation in treated HIV-infected individuals

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HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). T-allele carriers of the CD14 C-260T single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) have reported increased expression of the LPS-binding receptor, CD14 and inflammation...
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

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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...
NIH: Developing An Artificial Intelligence Chatbot To Promote HIV Testing

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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...
Malaysian AIDS Council: Baseline Assessment for Community Action on Harm Reduction

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2011 – 2013
Community Action on Harm Reduction project, implemented by the Alliance with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of the Netherlands (as a project number 23389), started...
Malaysian AIDS Council: Good Practices Of Civil Society Organisations In The National HIV Response

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2018 – 2020
A case documentation on good practice values of civil society organisations (CSOs) in HIV response was carried out by the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), with the aim to showcase how...
A Novel Community Healthcare Service Delivery Model For Fishermen Who Use Drugs In Kuantan, Pahang: An Implementation Science Research

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24 June 2013 – 31 December 2014
It has been estimated that there are 170,000 people who inject drugs (PWID) in Malaysia. HIV prevalence among PWID in Malaysia ranges from 25 % to 45 %. Further, people...
Strategic Timing of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (START Study)

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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...
Making Drug Treatment Work: Opportunities and Challenges Towards an Evidence and Rights-Based Approach

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2012 – 2014
Compulsory drug detention centers (CDDCs) are common throughout Asia. However, medical treatments for substance use disorders, such as opioid agonist treatment (OAT), are generally unavailable in these settings. In this...
Dolutegravir and Darunavir Evaluation in Adults Failing Therapy (D²EFT)

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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...
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

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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...
University of Malaya Master of Research Health Ethics (MOHRE)

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2018 – 2023
The Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) degree programme is the offspring of an exciting collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute...
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