20/05/2019

KESS2 East PhD in Public Health: Understanding the relationship between HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, sexually transmitted infections, and antimicrobial resistance in Wales (UNREST)

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Cardiff University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • DEADLINE DATE
    08/07/2019
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences

Outline

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for HIV, is the use of antiretroviral medication by HIV negative individuals whose sexual behaviour or potential exposure to HIV infection puts them at high risk.

The risk criteria for PrEP largely focusses on individuals who engage in repeated condomless intercourse and/or are known to clinics due to past diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, as PrEP only protects against HIV, there is a concern that its introduction could result in an increase in other STIs and that these STIs become resistant to antimicrobials. There is currently no robust evidence to either refute or support this concern. We are hoping to attract a student with strong quantitative skills who, in addition, may have had experience of conducting qualitative research or literature reviews. The student will be well supported by the supervisors on developing their research skills and training will be provided.

What is funded

For more information on what is funded in this studentship please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/kess2-east-phd-in-public-health-understanding-the-relationship-between-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-wales-unrest

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

For more information on eligibility for this studentship please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/kess2-east-phd-in-public-health-understanding-the-relationship-between-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-wales-unrest

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