Sheffield collaborates with African partners to prevent meningitis deaths in people with HIV/AIDS

Shamrok MalawiCryptococcus neoformans is a fungus that causes fatal infections in those with a weakened immune system. It is one of the most dangerous infections to individuals with AIDS and is thought to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide, every year. This is a significant problem for the large number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa, and improving our understanding of how this fungus causes meningitis will lead to new and improved treatments.

Scientists from the University of Sheffield, using funding from the Sheffield Antimicrobial Network (SHAMROK), have conducted initial proof of concept research in this area.

To read more about this research collaboration, please visit the SHAMROK website.