Jaffer Zaidi

Completed his research fellowship in 2014. Currently doing a PhD at Harvard University

Contact Details:

Email: jaffer_mz@hotmail.com

Telephone: +27 35 550 7500


I am a statistician, helping virologists and bioinformaticians with their data analysis. My research interests are both theoretical and applied: I interested in the associations between HIV drug resistance and clinical/demographic variables. On the theoretical side, I have recently become interested phylogenetic tree construction and the underlying mathematical properties of such trees.

Open access pdf Publications

Dramatic increases in HIV prevalence after scale-up of antiretroviral treatment: a longitudinal population-based HIV surveillance study in rural Kwazulu-Natal.
Zaidi J, Grapsa E, Tanser F, Newell M-L, Barnighausen T, AIDS (2013), 27(14):2301-2305.

High coverage of ART associated with decline in risk of HIV acquisition in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Tanser F, Barnighausen T, Grapsa E, Zaidi J, Newell M-L., Science (2013), 339(6122):966-971.

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