by Armand Bester, Sabeehah Vawda and Andrie de Vries on 2019-04-30
Phillip (Armand) Bester is a medical scientist, researcher, and lecturer at the Division of Virology, University of the Free State, and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Bloemfontein, South Africa
Andrie de Vries is the author of “R for Dummies” and a Solutions Engineer at RStudio
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( HIV ) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ( AIDS ). The virus invades various immune cells, causing loss of immunity, and thus increased susceptibility to infections, including Tuberculosis and cancer. In a recent publication in PLoS ONE, the authors described how they used affordable hardware to create a phylogenetic pipeline, tailored for the HIV drug resistance testing facility. In this series of blog posts we highlight the serious problem of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa, with special analysis of the situation in South Africa. Read more....