Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3290r.silhol




Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





My research focuses on the epidemiology of HIV, HSV-2 and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). I am especially interested in the use of mathematical modelling to better understand the spread and control of STIs among key populations such as female sex workers and men who have sex with men. 



Silhol R, Coupland H, Baggaley R, et al., 2021, What is the burden of heterosexually-acquired HIV due to HSV-2? Global and regional model-based estimates of the proportion and number of HIV infections attributable to HSV-2 infection, Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:88, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:19-30

Silhol R, Geidelberg L, Mitchell K, et al., 2021, Assessing the potential impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV among key and lower-risk populations in the largest cities of Cameroon and Benin, Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:87, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:899-911

Mishra S, Silhol R, Knight J, et al., 2021, Estimating the epidemic consequences of HIV prevention gaps among key populations, Journal of the International Aids Society, Vol:24, ISSN:1758-2652, Pages:1-6

Boye S, Bouaré S, Ky-Zerbo O, et al., 2021, Challenges of HIV self-test distribution for index testing when HIV status disclosure is low: preliminary results of a qualitative study in Bamako (Mali) as part of the ATLAS project, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:9, ISSN:2296-2565, Pages:1-11

Mitchell KM, Dimitrov D, Silhol R, et al., 2021, The potential effect of COVID-19-related disruptions on HIV incidence and HIV-related mortality among men who have sex with men in the USA: a modelling study, The Lancet Hiv, Vol:8, ISSN:2405-4704, Pages:e206-e215

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