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H.A. Yumo, D.N. Nsame, P.B. Kuwoh, M.B. Njabon, I. Sieleunou, J.J.N. Ndenkeh, G. Tene, P. Memiah, C. Kuaban, M. Beissner, Implementation of blanket provider-initiated testing and counselling: Predictors of HIV seropositivity among infants, children and adolescents in Cameroon, Public Health in Practice, Volume 1, 2020, 100025, ISSN 2666-5352

Mwango, L. K., Stafford, K.A., Blanco, N.C., Lavoie, M.‐C., Mujansi, M., Nyirongo, N., Tembo, K., Sakala, H., Chipukuma, J., Phiri, B., Nzangwa, C., Mwandila, S., Nkwemu, K., Saadani, A., Mwila, A., Herce, M. E. and Claassen, C. W. Index and targeted community‐based testing to optimize HIV case finding and ART linkage among men in Zambia. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020; 23(S2):e25520
Serumondo J, Penkunas MJ, Niyikora J, et al. Patient and healthcare provider experiences of hepatitis C treatment with direct-acting antivirals in Rwanda: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators. BMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):946. Published 2020 Jun 16. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09000-0

Masich AM, Vega AD, Callahan P, Herbert A, Fwoloshi S, et al. Antimicrobial usage at a large teaching hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. PLOS One. 2020;15(2):e0228555. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0228555.

Memiah, P., Bond, T., Opanga, Y. et al. Neonatal, infant, and child mortality among women exposed to intimate partner violence in East Africa: a multi-country analysis. BMC Women's Health 20, 10 (2020).
Augustinavicius JL, Baral SD, Murray SM, et al. Characterizing Cross-Culturally Relevant Metrics of Stigma among Men who have Sex with Men across Eight Sub-Saharan African Countries and the United States [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 13]. Am J Epidemiol. 2020; kwz270. doi:10.1093/aje/kwz270
Lottie Haachambwa, Nyakulira Kandiwo, Paul M Zulu, David Rutagwera, Elvin Geng, Charles B Holmes, Edford Sinkala, Cassidy W Claassen, Michael J Mugavero, Mwanza wa Mwanza, Janet M Turan, Michael J Vinikoor, "Care Continuum and Postdischarge Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Adults Admitted to the Hospital in Zambia," Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2019.
Oyebanji OOfonagoro UAkande O, et al, Lay media reporting of monkeypox in Nigeria 

Stafford KA, Odafe SF, Lo J, Ibrahim R, Ehoche A, Niyang M, Aliyu GG, Gobir B, Onotu D, Oladipo A, Dalhatu I, Boyd AT, Ogorry O, Ismail L, Charurat M, Swaminathan M. Evaluation of the clinical outcomes of the Test and Treat strategy to implement Treat All in Nigeria: Results from the Nigeria Multi-Center ART Study. PloS One. 2019;14(7):e0218555.

Nwandu A, Claassen CW, Riedel DJ, Madubuko T, Olutola A, Onu E, Onyekonwu C, Nwobi E, Chukwuka C. Effectiveness of a Comprehensive 4-Week Course in HIV Medicine for Postgraduate Doctors at University of Nigeria: A Preservice Education Initiative. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2019;18:2325958219831014.

Nsanzimana S, McArdle F, Remera E, Mulindabigwi A, Ribakare M, Ndimubanzi P, Kayirangwa E, Baribwira C, Riedel DJ, Ntaganira J. Viral Suppression in a Nationwide Sample of HIV-Infected Children on Antiretroviral Therapy in Rwanda. The Pediatric infectious Disease Journal. 2019;38(2):149-151.

Mutagoma M, Nyirazinyoye L, Sebuhoro D, Riedel DJ, Ntaganira J. Sexual and physical violence and associated factors among female sex workers in Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019;30(3):241-248.

Mathur P, Comstock E, Makuza JD, Emmanuel B, Sebeza J, Kiromera A, Wilson E, Kattakuzhy S, Nelson A, Kottilil S, Riedel DJ. Implementation of a unique hepatitis C care continuum model in Rwanda. Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England). 2019;41(2):e203-e208.

Makuza JD, Rwema JOT, Ntihabose CK, Dushimiyimana D, Umutesi J, Nisingizwe MP, Serumondo J, Semakula M, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity and its associated factors in Rwanda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2019;19(1):381.

Claassen CW, Keckich D, Nwizu C, Abimiku A, Salami D, Obiefune M, Gilliam BL, Amoroso A. HIV Viral Dynamics of Lopinavir/Ritonavir Monotherapy as Second-Line Treatment: A Prospective, Single-Arm Trial. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2019;18:2325958218823209.

Andronescu L, Zulu PM, Jackson SS, Hachaambwa L, Claassen CW, Stafford KA. The association between gender and HIV viral suppression on third-line therapy in Zambia: a retrospective cohort study. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019;30(5):453-459.

Achieng L, Riedel DJ. Dolutegravir Resistance and Failure in a Kenyan Patient. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019;219(1):165-167.

Stockdale AJ, Saunders MJ, Boyd MA, Bonnett LJ, Johnston V, Wandeler G, Schoffelen AF, Ciaffi L, Stafford K, Collier AC, Paton NI, Geretti AM. Effectiveness of Protease Inhibitor/Nucleos(t)ide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor-Based Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2018;66(12):1846-1857.

Stafford KA, Nganga LW, Tulli T, Foreit KGF. Factors Associated with Outcomes of Pre-ART HIV Care. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2018;17:2325958218759602.

Stafford KA, Magder LS, Hungerford LL, Guralnik JM, El-Kamary SS, Baumgarten M, Redfield RR. Immunologic response to antiretroviral therapy by age among treatment-naive patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS (London, England). 2018;32(1):25-34.

Riedel DJ, Stafford KA, Memiah P, Coker M, Baribwira C, Sebeza J, Karorero E, Nsanzimana S, Morales F, Redfield RR. Patient-level outcomes and virologic suppression rates in HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Rwanda. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2018;29(9):861-872.

Mutagoma M, Nyirazinyoye L, Sebuhoro D, Riedel DJ, Ntaganira J. Sexual risk behaviors and practices of female sex workers in Rwanda in over a decade, 2006-2015. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2018;29(13):1316-1323.

Mutagoma M, Nyirazinyoye L, Sebuhoro D, Riedel DJ, Ntaganira J. Syphilis and HIV prevalence and associated factors to their co-infection, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses prevalence among female sex workers in Rwanda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017;17(1):525.

Mutagoma M, Balisanga H, Sebuhoro D, Mbituyumuremyi A, Remera E, Malamba SS, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. Hepatitis C virus and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in Rwanda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017;17(1):167.

Mutagoma M, Balisanga H, Remera E, Gupta N, Malamba SS, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. Ten-year trends of syphilis in sero-surveillance of pregnant women in Rwanda and correlates of syphilis-HIV co-infection. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2017;28(1):45-53.

Mutagoma M, Balisanga H, Malamba SS, Sebuhoro D, Remera E, Riedel DJ, Kanters S, Nsanzimana S. Hepatitis B virus and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in Rwanda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017;17(1):618.

Riedel DJ, Taylor S, Simango R, Kiromera A, Sebeza J, Baribwira C, Musabeyezu E. Hepatitis C treatment outcomes using interferon- and ribavirin-based therapy in Kigali, Rwanda. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2016;110(8):495-497.

Ndahimana J, Riedel DJ, Mwumvaneza M, Sebuhoro D, Uwimbabazi JC, Kubwimana M, Mugabo J, Mulindabigwi A, Kirk C, Kanters S, Forrest JI, Jagodzinski LL, Peel SA, Ribakare M, Redfield RR, Nsanzimana S. Drug resistance mutations after the first 12 months on antiretroviral therapy and determinants of virological failure in Rwanda. Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH. 2016;21(7):928-935.

Ndahimana J, Riedel DJ, Muhayimpundu R, Nsanzimana S, Niyibizi G, Mutaganzwa E, Mulindabigwi A, Baribwira C, Kiromera A, Jagodzinski LL, Peel SA, Redfield RR. HIV drug resistance mutations among patients failing second-line antiretroviral therapy in Rwanda. Antiviral Therapy. 2016;21(3):253-259.

Mutagoma M, Remera E, Sebuhoro D, Kanters S, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. The Prevalence of Syphilis Infection and Its Associated Factors in the General Population of Rwanda: A National Household-Based Survey. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2016;2016:4980417.

Mutagoma M, Ndahimana J, Kayirangwa E, Dahourou AG, Balisanga H, DeVos JR, McAlister D, Yang C, Bertagnolio S, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. Prevalence of transmitted HIV-1 drug resistance among young adults attending HIV counselling and testing clinics in Kigali, Rwanda. Antiviral Therapy. 2016;21(3):247-251.

Kayumba K, Nsanzimana S, Binagwaho A, Mugwaneza P, Rusine J, Remera E, Koama JB, Ndahindwa V, Johnson P, Riedel DJ, Condo J. TRACnet Internet and Short Message Service Technology Improves Time to Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Among HIV-infected Infants in Rwanda. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2016;35(7):767-771.

Mutagoma M, Kayitesi C, Gwiza A, Ruton H, Koleros A, Gupta N, Balisanga H, Riedel DJ, Nsanzimana S. Estimation of the size of the female sex worker population in Rwanda using three different methods. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2015;26(11):810-814.

Makuza JD, Nsanzimana S, Muhimpundu MA, Pace LE, Ntaganira J, Riedel DJ. Prevalence and risk factors for cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions in Rwanda. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;22:26.

Alexander CS, Pappas G, Amoroso A, Lee MC, Brown-Henley Y, Memiah P, O'Neill JF, Dix O, Redfield RR. Implementation of HIV Palliative Care: Interprofessional Education to Improve Patient Outcomes in Resource-Constrained Settings, 2004-2012. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2015;50(3):350-361.

Uwinkindi F, Nsanzimana S, Riedel DJ, Muhayimpundu R, Remera E, Gasana M, Mutembayire G, Binagwaho A. Scaling up intensified tuberculosis case finding in HIV clinics in Rwanda. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2014;66(2):e45-49.

Sowah LA, Turenne FV, Buchwald UK, Delva G, Mesidor RN, Dessaigne CG, Previl H, Patel D, Edozien A, Redfield RR, Amoroso A. Influence of transportation cost on long-term retention in clinic for HIV patients in rural Haiti. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2014;67(4):e123-130.

Osinusi-Adekanmbi O, Stafford K, Ukpaka A, Salami D, Ajayi S, Ndembi N, Abimiku A, Nwizu C, Gilliam B, Redfield R, Amoroso A. Long-term outcome of second-line antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2014;13(4):366-371.

Nsanzimana S, Ruton H, Lowrance DW, Cishahayo S, Nyemazi JP, Muhayimpundu R, Karema C, Raghunathan PL, Binagwaho A, Riedel DJ. Cell phone-based and internet-based monitoring and evaluation of the National Antiretroviral Treatment Program during rapid scale-up in Rwanda: TRACnet, 2004-2010. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2012;59(2):e17-23.

Amoroso A, Etienne-Mesubi M, Edozien A, Ojoo S, Sheneberger R, Obiefune M, Hossain MB, Stafford K, Redfield RR. Treatment outcomes of recommended first-line antiretroviral regimens in resource-limited clinics. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2012;60(3):314-320.

Alexander CS, Memiah P, Henley YB, Kaiza-Kangalawe A, Shumbusho AJ, Obiefune M, Enejoh V, Stanis-Ezeobi W, Eze C, Odion E, Akpenna D, Effiong A, Miriti K, Aduda S, Oko J, Melaku GD, Baribwira C, Umutesi H, Shimabale M, Mugisa E, Amoroso A. Palliative care and support for persons with HIV/AIDS in 7 African countries: implementation experience and future priorities. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care. 2012;29(4):279-285.

Etienne M, Hossain M, Redfield R, Stafford K, Amoroso A. Indicators of adherence to antiretroviral therapy treatment among HIV/AIDS patients in 5 African countries. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (Chicago, Ill. : 2002). 2010;9(2):98-103.

Etienne M, Burrows L, Osotimehin B, Macharia T, Hossain B, Redfield RR, Amoroso A. Situational analysis of varying models of adherence support and loss to follow up rates; findings from 27 treatment facilities in eight resource limited countries. Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH. 2010;15 Suppl 1:76-81.

Riedel DJ, Amoroso A. Perspectives on treatment failure with thymidine analogue-based first-line regimens in resource-limited settings. Clinical Infectious Diseases, an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2009;49(12):1958-1959.



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