Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN)

SATuRN currently includes 24 research partners in southern Africa that support our initiatives. We have collated over 7,000 resistance genotypes linked to treatment and clinical information and host two of the best HIV drug resistance databases in the world (The Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database and RegaDB Clinical Management and Drug resistance Database). To advance access to drug resistance testing to patients, providers and programs, we have been working with a network of academics laboratories to develop and implement a cheaper resistance genotype test. We have also delivered training in drug resistance testing and management to over 2,000 physician and nurses in southern Africa...


SATuRN Newsletters:
Information:

SATuRN newsletters:

Num 1 V.5 (Jan-Mar 2016)


Introduction:

SATuRN Mission/Vision

SATuRN Executive Summary

Who We Are: SATuRN Management, Participant Scientists, International Advisory Board, Funders


Information for Collaborators:

Manual of Operations (MoO) - reference to SATuRN organization, functions and access of data

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - deposit of data in SATuRN drug resistance databases (MSWord format)

Contributors Guidelines - website, newsletters and annual reports


Public Resources: HIV & TB Book and Online Databases

HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Casebook - Open access

SATuRN Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database (HIVDB) -  Public Drug Resistance Databases in Southern Africa (de Oliveira et al. Nature 2010, 464:673)

SATuRN RegaDB Clinical Management Database - A Collaborative Clinical HIV Drug Resistance Database in Southern Africa


Open access pdf Publications (latest 5)

Sequence and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Untranslated Promoter Regions for HLA Class I Genes.
Ramsuran V, Hernandez-Sanchez PG, O'hUigin C, Sharma G, Spence N, Augusto DG, Gao X, Garcia-Sepulveda CA, Kaur G, Mehra NK, Carrington M,, J Immunol (2017), pii: 1601679:.

Primary HIV-1 Drug Resistant Minority Variants.
Chimukangara B, Samuel R, Naidoo K, de Oliveira T, AIDS Reviews (2017), 19(2):[Epub ahead of print].

Pairwise diversity and tMRCA as potential markers for HIV infection recency.
Moyo S, Wilkinson E, Vandormael A, Wang R, Weng J, Kotokwe KP, Gaseitsiwe S, Musonda R, Makhema J, Essex M, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Novitsky V , Medicine (Baltimore) (2017), 96:doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006041.

Sensitive next generation sequencing method reveals deep genetic diversity of HIV-1 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Rodgers MA, Wilkerson E, Vallari A, McArthur C, Sthreshley L, Brennan CA, Cloherty G, de Oliveira T, Journal of Virology (2017), JVI.01841-16:doi: 10.1128/JVI.01841-16.

Complex subtype diversity of HIV-1 among drug users in major Kenyan cities.
Gounder K, Oyaro M, Padayachi N, Zulu TM,de Oliveira T, Wylie J, Ndung'u T, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (2017), :10.1089/AID.2016.0321.

All publications - Bioinformatics, genomics and drug resistance peer-reviewed papers on HIV, TB and other pathogens
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News News Section, printed & online media on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics (latest 5)

UKZN & MRC Flagship

Seminar: Differential HLA-A Expression Levels and the Effect on HIV

UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2017-01-27

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr Veron Ramsuran, Senior Lecturer: College of Health Sciences, UKZN, 27 January 2017, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


BioAfrica & SATuRN

Newsletter, Dec 2016: Ethics & phylogenetics, HIV transmission cycle, UNAIDS Report, Drug resistance increases in Africa

BioAfrica & SATuRN - 2016-12-15

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this December 2016 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our group.


Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN

Ethics and Viral Genomics: An Exploration of Ethical Issues Associated with HIV Phylogenetics

Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN - 2016-12-09

This is a half-day interactive workshop, which seeks to explore and deliberate on key ethical issues associated with HIV phylogenetic analysis as applied in our understanding of HIV transmission dynamics, particularly in African settings. Keynote presentations will be followed by plenary discussions led by the speakers.


The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Time to get serious with HIV-1 resistance in sub-Saharan Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases - 2016-12-02

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, John Gregson and colleagues report the results of a meta-analysis investigating HIV-1 drug resistance in 20 studies from sub-Saharan Africa.


Mercury

Unrelenting spread of HIV amongst Adolescent girls and young women in rural and urban KwaZulu-Natal

Mercury - 2016-12-01

By Professor Ayesha Kharsany, December 1, 2016, Durban - Globally, over 1.6 billion people are in the age group 12-24 years, the largest generation of adolescents and young people. However, almost 42% of new HIV infections occur in this age group, nearly 80% of these live in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 70% of these infections occur in adolescent girls and young women. Not only do these adolescent girls and young women have higher rates of HIV, they also acquire infection 5-7 years earlier than their male peers.


All news...
Blogs on bioinformatics, HIV & TB drug resistance, treatment, community engagement and bioinformatics in Africa Twitter

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...

Author: Megan Druce - 2016-04-18


Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...

Author: Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17


Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015

Author: Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli - 2015-04-23


Tale of 4 Cities in outlining researcher's strive towards a cure for HIV

Author: Siva Danaviah - 2014-10-14


Massive Open Online Courses: Huge potential for bioinformatics education

Author: Rachael Dellar - 2014-10-13


15 minutes, All blogs...

Open access reports on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics in Africa HIV & TB Drug Resistance Clinical Cases Tutorial

SATuRN Collaborates on a Successful Molecular Diagnostics in HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Zimbabwe, 6-9 Aug 2013

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-08-21

Justen Manasa

SATuRN and Khethimpilo HIV Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Workshop Report, Durban, 11-12 July 2013

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-08-01

Dean Solomon and Tulio de Oliveira

Major data analysis determines the trends of HIV-1 drug resistance mutations in South Africa.

SATuRN report 2013, date: 2013-07-01

Tulio de Oliveira

Transferring knowledge and skills to frontline medical personnel fighting the HIV & TB epidemics in rural South Africa

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-03-16

Tulio de Oliveira, Justen Manasa, Richard Lessells

Bioafrica.net & SATuRN webpages received 186,746 visits in the past 12 months!

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-02-26

Tulio de Oliveira

Clinical Case Study: The Diagnosis and Management of First-line Antiretroviral Treatment Failure

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2013-01-16

Theresa Rossouw, Tulio de Oliveira & Richard Lessells

2nd Nurses and Health Care Workers Drug Resistance Training for the scale-up of resistance testing in the Free State Province, South Africa

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-10

Dominique Goedhals & Cloete van Vuuren

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All reports...

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All cases...


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