Projects per year
Marie joined ITM in 1984 to work on sexually transmitted infections and HIV, first in Nairobi, Kenya and in Kinshasa, DRC (Project SIDA) and later in Côte d’Ivoire ( Project Retro-CI ).
She did numerous short term missions to Africa and Asia, focusing on better understanding of the HIV epidemic as well as designing and evaluating interventions to address the epidemic.
Marie Laga and her team contributed significantly to HIV prevention science in the area’s of sexual transmission and its co-factors, prevention programs for vulnerable groups such as female sex workers, youth and men who have sex with men, evaluation of female controlled methods and linkages of sexual and reproductive health. In recent years, Marie Laga has become a leading expert in HIV prevention, advocating for intensifying HIV prevention worldwide.
She provides policy support and technical assistance in the areas of strengthening HIV prevention for numerous international and local organisations.
- Development and evaluation of interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections between commercial sex workers and their clients.
- Development and evaluation of interventions to reduce unsafe sexual behaviour among young people.
- Clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of vaginal microbicides (these are products that women can insert into the vagina and that are designed to block the transmission of HIV during sexual intercourse).
- Operational research on improving links between health services for HIV and services for other reproductive health problems, such as antenatal care.
- Research on the impact of HIV control programmes on general health services in developing countries.
- Prevention and Control of Tropical Diseases: Prevention and Control of
- Integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
- Policy Issues in Disease Control and Reproductive Health
- HIV Control Strategies
- Care versus Prevention
Geaggregeerde voor het Hoger Onderwijs, PhD, Universiteit Antwerpen
Epidemiology, Master of Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
1986 → 1987
European Course on Tropical Epidemiology, Universiteit Antwerpen
Tropical Medicine, Diploma, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
1982 → 1983
Medicine, Doctor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1975 → 1982
Technical panel member for programs in India (AVAHAN) and Botswana (ACHAP), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Membership, Global HIV Prevention Working Group
Member of Board, Plan Belgium
Member of Board, SENSOA, Coordination of HIV & reproductive health in Flanders
Membership, UNAIDS Prevention Reference Group
Membership, UNAIDS, Think Tank on Prevention Evaluation
Membership, UNFPA Technical Panel
Membership, WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for HIV & AIDS
Queer people in straight systems: The impact of sexual orientation laws on the health of sexual minorities
17/04/20 → …
Understanding why and how adolescent friendly conditions of health services affect the health outcomes of Nigerian adolescents living with HIV
1/01/19 → …
Drug use, depression and sexual risk behaviour: a syndemic among early pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adopters in Belgium?Nöstlinger, C., Reyniers, T., Smekens, T., Apers, H., Laga, M., Wouters, K. & Vuylsteke, B., 2020, In : AIDS Care. 32, Suppl.2, p. 57-64 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article
Multilevel modelling and multiple group analysis of disparities in continuity of care and viral suppression among adolescents and youths living with HIV in NigeriaBadejo, O., Noestlinger, C., Jolayemi, T., Adeola, J., Okonkwo, P., Van Belle, S., Wouters, E. & Laga, M., 2020, In : BMJ Global Health . 5, 11, 16 p., 003269.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-articleFile
Reduced sexual contacts with non-steady partners and less PrEP use among MSM in Belgium during the first weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown: results of an online surveyReyniers, T., Rotsaert, A., Thunissen, E., Buffel, V., Masquillier, C., Van Landeghem, E., Vanhamel, J., Nöstlinger, C., Wouters, E., Laga, M. & Vuylsteke, B., 2020, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-articleOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
The current landscape of pre-exposure prophylaxis service delivery models for HIV prevention: a scoping reviewVanhamel, J., Rotsaert, A., Reyniers, T., Nöstlinger, C., Laga, M., Van Landeghem, E. & Vuylsteke, B., 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 704
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