Ms Rimke Bijker – Non-communicable co-morbidities among people living with HIV in Asia

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Ms Rimke Bijker

Ms Rimke Bijker

PhD Student, Biostatistics and Databases Program, Kirby Institute

Rimke Bijker is a PhD student at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. In her thesis, she assesses the current and future program needs for the joint management of HIV and non-communicable diseases, based on data from the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD) and the TAHOD Light Intensity TransfEr (TAHOD-LITE) cohorts.


Non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney disease are becoming more apparent in the ageing population of people who are treated with effective antiretroviral therapy. In her talk, Rimke will discuss findings on morbidity, mortality, and monitoring of non-communicable diseases in Asian people living with HIV.