July 22, 2014

Principal Investigator(s): 
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Jahit Sacarlal, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Wilson Pereira Silva

Bacteremia in HIV-infected Children Under 5-years-old Hospitalized in Mozambique (R01AI12295-04)
We propose a prospective hospital-based observational study of HIV-infected children <5 years old in Mozambique to determine the incidence, etiology, antibiotic sensitivity patterns, and molecular characterizations of culture confirmed bacteremia. Our study holds promise to illuminate rural/urban health disparities that can then be targeted for mitigation. The results of this project will provide crucial but currently unavailable information to prioritize resource allocation for microbiology capacity and guide national drug formulary practices.