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Tembeka Sineke joined HE2RO in January 2015 as a Research Fellow and has since been promoted to a Research Associate and then a Researcher in January 2018. She has completed an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from the University of Cape Town, and holds an undergraduate degree in Medical Bioscience, as well as a Honours in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. She previously worked at the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Research (CIDER), at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at UCT and also worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders (MSF). She is currently involved in research related to characteristics of HIV-positive patients who experienced an elevated viral load >1000 copies/ml on second-line antiretroviral therapy, as well as research pertaining to the quality of life and adverse events among a cross-section of drug-resistant TB at the Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa