Accredited in microbiology and infectious diseases since 2006, Dr Mepham spent four years in South Africa in prevention of mother-to-child transmission HIV research. Joining the Royal Free in 2012, he has responsibilities in microbiology and infectious diseases, renal infections, chronic infection, OPAT, and infection control in the high level isolation unit.


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• “Infant Feeding Modes and Determinants Among HIV-1– Infected African Women in the Kesho Bora Study” . K Bork, , C Cames, A Cournil, F Musyoka, K Ayassou, , K Naidu, S Mepham, C Gichuhi, JS Read, P Gaillard, and I de Vincenzi, for the Kesho Bora Study Group. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2013;62:109–118
• “Maternal HIV-1 Disease Progression 18–24 Months Postdelivery According to Antiretroviral Prophylaxis Regimen (Triple-Antiretroviral Prophylaxis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding vs Zidovudine/Single-Dose Nevirapine Prophylaxis): The Kesho Bora Randomized Controlled Trial”. The Keho Bora Study Group. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2012;55(3):449–60
• “Triple antiretroviral compared with zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine prophylaxis during pregnancy and breastfeeding for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 (Kesho Bora study): a randomised controlled trial”. The Kesho Bora Study Group. Lancet Infect Dis 2011;11: 171–80
• “Challenges in PMTCT antiretroviral adherence in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”. S Mepham, Z Zondi, A Mbuyazi, N Mkhwanazi, ML Newell. AIDS Care 23(6):741-7, 2011
• “Prevention-of-Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV in resource-rich and poor settings”. S Mepham, R Bland, ML Newell. BJOG 118(2):202-18, 2011
• Utilisation of laboratory services by health workers in a hospital in Malawi. S Mepham, SB Squire, L Chisuwo, J Kandulu, A Kashoti, I Bates. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2009 Oct;62(10):935-8 2009
• Challenges for the Management of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in Resource Constrained Settings. Stephen Mepham, Ruth Bland, Marie-Louise Newell, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Infectious Pregnancy Complications, Nova Publishers, New York . Editor: Richard N. Canfield 2009