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4th Edition of Euro-Global Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

September 19-21 | Hybrid Event

September 19-21, 2024 | Rome, Italy
ECBB 2023

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Speaker at Biotechnology Conference
Kampala International University, Uganda
Title: Coagulation in human immunodeficiency virus infection: A Target for improvement of the patients


According to UNAIDS, there were approximately 37.9 million people across the globe with HIV/AIDS in 2018. Of these, 36.2 million were adults and 1.7 million were children (< 15 years old). New HIV infection – An estimated 1.7 million individuals worldwide were newly infected with HIV in 2018. Blood coagulation abnormalities occur frequently in people infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Research so far shows that retrovirus is associated with endothelial dysfunction and liver damage. Both endothelial dysfunction and liver damage can result in coagulation defects because most coagulation factors are produced in the liver and some are activated by the tissues therefore defaulting to them can lead to coagulation defects. It is therefore expected that as HIV progresses coagulation abnormalities increases. However, few studies showed the association of these abnormalities with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time with kaolin (PTTK) use to assess the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways respectively alongside platelet count help to screen for coagulation abnormalities in HIV-infected persons.


Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu obtained Ph.D. in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science from Imo State University in 2019. He joined Kampala International University, Western Campus, Uganda 2022. He performs dual roles in academics and Research at the University. He is a passionate researcher who has published many papers in reputable Journals (Scopus, Web of Science, Pubmed) both locally and internationally and has earned many international awards through dedication. He is an editor of many journals and also a reviewer of many journals. He attends many conferences in different capacities.