UK-South Africa CONNECT study

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Lack of population-specific data and testing criteria means it is still unclear what effect medication is having on the neuropsychiatric health of South African HIV patients. A Newton Fund collaboration with scientists from South Africa’s University of Cape Town and the University of Liverpool in the UK are working together to fill this knowledge gap. Researchers examined patients at the Gugulethu Community Health Centre in Cape Town to assess the impact of HIV and ARV drugs on their cognitive function and mental health.

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