Thereza Piloya is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Department of Paediatric and Child Health - School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBchB) at Makerere University, Faculty of Medicine in 2002, and MMED Paediatrics (2010) and currently she is a European Society of Paediatrics Endocrinology Fellow at the Paediatric Endocrinology Training Centre for Africa in Nairobi. Her current research focus is on Non communicable diseases (NCDs) and its association with the common infectious diseases in children and adolescents.
She has research experience in HIV/AIDS particularly in clinical research in Children and Adolescents. She has been involved in various studies including the Bill Gates Grant Project 5a under the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa in 2004 which involved 5 different studies aimed at development of Clinical Algorithms for use in resource limited centres for care of HIV infected patients with Headache, visual, liver and cognitive problems, inpatient central nervous system infections and care of Adolescents. The results from these studies were published and the results continue to be used in care of HIV infected children and adults in our setting.
She has published papers on care of HIV infected Adolescents, Clinical care of HIV in infected adults and adverse effects of HAART in children particularly metabolic effects of HAART. Thereza is the Vice President of Africa Network for Care of Children and Adolescents affected with HIV/AIDS ÔÇô Uganda Chapter, member of the Uganda Paediatrics Association and Uganda Society of Health Scientists. She is also the Patroness of the Medical Society of School of Medicine.
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