Central Africa International Epidemiology databases to Evaluate AIDS

The International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network aims to investigate the impact of climate, seasonal fluctuations, and extreme weather on HIV care outcomes. Climate-related data are currently being incorporated into IeDEA data, as weather and climate directly and indirectly influence these outcomes, especially in areas with limited infrastructure and high food insecurity. The supplement study aims to explore associations between extreme weather events and HIV service utilization and care outcomes among people receiving HIV care around the world.

The IeDEA network includes longitudinal open cohort data on over 2 million people with HIV from more than 450 clinics in 44 countries since 2004. This supplement will help accelerate this work and engage a larger group of multidisciplinary investigators to focus on climate and health research within the global IeDEA network.

The supplement project has three main aims:

  • Aim 1: Create a climate and health scientific interest group within IeDEA
  • Aim 2: Operationalize extreme weather event (EWE) exposure variables for HIV care outcome studies
  • Aim 3: Conduct preliminary analyses of associations between EWEs and HIV care outcomes in the IeDEA network.

This work will establish a global community of investigators and a platform for research collaboration on climate and HIV care outcomes. The project will facilitate the sharing of ideas, climate datasets, and tools across different teams of investigators.