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HIV

Aurum has a fully fledged implementation science division that specialises in HIV and TB implementation science and health programme evaluation under both PEPFAR and non-PEPFAR funding mechanisms. 

Strengths in this division include TB and HIV epidemiology, modelling, and outcome evaluation of very large public health interventions. We have particular experience in key risk populations such as prisons, mining, peri-mining areas and public health facilities.

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HIV Prevention
HIV Care and Treatment

What We Do

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Division is experienced in running clinical trials ranging from large scale public health studies, to highly regulated clinical trials of new medications.

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Implementation Research

Implementation Research

The Implementation Research Division is responsible for conducting health research and scientific evaluations in the area of HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

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Key Population

Key Population

Aurum is collaborating with Annova Health Research to conduct a national BioBehavioural Survey (BBS) of MSM in South Africa.

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Correctional Services

Correctional Services

Aurum and Johns Hopkins collaborate to conduct a project on Treatment as Prevention (TASP) in correctional facilities in Southern Africa.

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Mine Workers

Mine Workers

The AZIKO mineworker project studies the social risk factors driving HIV infection in mineworkers in Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

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Adolescents and Young People

Adolescents and Young People

A study on incentivized mobile technology to improve uptake of HIV testing services among 15 to 24-year olds.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Aurum and Johns Hopkins collaborate to conduct Programme Evaluations in PEPFAR supported districts in South Africa.

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Research Studies

Read the latest studies on HIV.
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; Cross-sectional data collection and in-depth interviews with health care workers and sample collection.

    Key Findings: Sensitivity and specificity of PSC was high in field settings. There was a quantitative viral load agreement between plasma collected using PSC and EDTA. It was mostly preferred for use in infants and young children.

    Outputs/Outcomes: N/A 

    Related resources: Summary sheet submitted to CDC.

    Timeline: April 2019-September 2019
    Research Partners: NHLS
    Locations: Bojanala, Ekurhuleni
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; Bio-behavioural survey with cross-sectional questionnaire, in-depth interviews with security staff and inmates and FGDs with health care workers, Biological sample collection.

    Key Findings: HIV, Hepatitis B and C  prevalence higher than in general population Risk factors include:

    Outputs/Outcomes: N/A 

    Related resources: Summary sheet submitted to CDC.

    Timeline: March 2019- December 2019
    Research Partners: NICD
    Locations: Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility, Polokwane correctional facility
  • Methodological approach: Mixed methodology involving; quantitative survey and Focus Group Discussions with young people.

    Key Findings: Analysis underway

    Outputs/Outcomes: 1. KAP among young people. 2. Impact of CBCT intervention

    Related resources: Analysis underway

    Timeline: May 2020-December 2020
    Research Partners: GFA Consulting, NDoH
    Locations: Nkangala District Municipality -Mpumalanga, OR Tambo District Municipality - Eastern Cape, Chris Hani District Municipality - Eastern Cape, Sara Bartmaan District Municipality -Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela District Municipality - Eastern Cape