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Dr. Amita Gupta
February 27, 2020

In this Lancet Respiratory Medicine commentary, Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues note that TB prevalence among children, adolescents, and women isn't well documented. This poses big challenges for the goal of TB elimination.

Clinical Research

Leadership
While we conduct research all over the world, the majority of our work is in India. Our Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership is located in Pune and is directed by Dr. Amita Gupta (Baltimore, MD), with onsite direction from Dr. Vidya Mave, Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, and Dr. Nikhil Gupte (Pune). The Indo-JHU Partnership employs more than 200 people and in addition to our memberships in cosortia with many esteemed Indian research institutions, we have formal agreements with:

 
 

Tuberculosis (TB) Aftermath

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2020-06-05
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Dr. Jonathan Golub is PI for this study. TB Aftermath seeks to provide evidence for an effective and scalable strategy targeting HHs of treated TB cases, a high priority of the NTEP. Purpose To compare the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of two Active Case Finding (ACF) strategies...

Mental Health Outcomes among Health Care Professionals Involved in the Treatment and Care of COVID 19 Patients in India

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2020-06-01
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Drs. Nikhil Gupta and Nishi Suryavanshi are leading this survey project. This study is investigating the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health outcomes and overall quality of life and what are the factors associated with it among Indian Health care workers. Among health care...

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Lung Cancer and Facilitators and Barriers for Tobacco Cessation among People Living with HIV

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2020-04-01
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India has the world’s third largest HIV epidemic, with 2.1 million people currently living with HIV and an additional 90,000 new infections each year.[29] At the same time, expansion of the HIV response under India’s premier governmental agency - the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), has...

The Sentinel Research Network of IeDEA: A Prospective Cohort among People Living with HIV

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2020-03-12
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This study is nested within the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database initiative. The global scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly improved the immune recovery and life expectancy of people living with HIV (PLHIV). However, PLHIV on long-term ART now face health challenges...

Hybrid Trial for Alcohol Reduction among People with TB and HIV in India

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2020-02-12
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The highest incidence of tuberculosis disease (TB) in the world is in India, accounting for 27% of all new cases globally, with approximately 86,000 among persons with HIV (PWH). Unhealthy alcohol use triples the risk of TB in the general population, increasing susceptibility to primary infection...

Increasing Market and Public Health Outcomes Through Scaling Up Affordable Access Models of Short Course Preventive Therapy for TB (IMPAACT4TB)

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2019-12-17
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Primary Objective: This study is being conducted in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The overall goal is to reduce TB incidence among (1) people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy, and...

Markers of Lung Impairment in HIV-TB Coinfected Indian Adults

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2019-12-11
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Objectives/Aims We will compare the degree of lung impairment between HIV-TB co-infected adults (HIV-TB group) and TB cases without HIV co-infection (TB group) who successfully complete TB therapy. We hypothesize that the HIV-TB group will have a greater degree of lung impairment compared to the TB...

Inflammasome Genetics and Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

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2019-11-07
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Dr. Amita Gupta is a Co-PI on this study. STUDY DESIGN We will conduct a retrospective case-cohort study nested within the CTRIUMPH and EDOTS cohorts to address our study objectives. This will enable us to measure the association of polymorphisms with multiple clinical outcomes simultaneously and...

A Phase 2a, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of ID93 + GLA-SE Vaccine Administered to HIV-Negative Patients at 3 Time Points During Multidrug Therapy for Drug Susceptible Pulmonary TB

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2019-10-28
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This study was terminated in April 2020. Vidya Mave was PI of this HIV vaccine trial. BACKGOUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). TB is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality around the world with an estimated 10...

Utility of Multiplexed Rapid Fever Panel Kit among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in India and Its Impact on Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis

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2019-10-24
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Introduction Easy to use and multiplex diagnostic tools are needed to identify common causes of fever caused by vector-borne infectious diseases. Chembio has developed dual path platform (DPP) technology which differs from traditional lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) by separating the...

Evaluation of a Urinary Biomarker Assay for Diagnosis and Test of Cure for Tuberculosis

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2019-09-09
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Dr. Jeff Tornheim is PI of this study. METHODS This study will make use of biorepository samples from the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh). CTRIUMPh, funded by the US NIH and Indian Department of Biotechnology, is an academic collaboration between Johns Hopkins...

A5300B/I2003B: Protecting Households On Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients (PHOENIx)

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2019-08-19
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Dr. Amita Gupta is Protocol Co-chair for this multinational clinical trial. BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there were 480,000 incident cases of MDR-TB globally in 2015. MDR-TB has been shown to be almost twice as common in TB patients living with HIV compared with TB...

A5300B/I2003B: Protecting Households On Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients (PHOENIx)

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2019-08-19
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Dr. Amita Gupta is Protocol Co-chair for this multinational clinical trial. BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there were 480,000 incident cases of MDR-TB globally in 2015. MDR-TB has been shown to be almost twice as common in TB patients living with HIV compared with TB...

Management of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis among ART Programs in Low- and Middle-income Countries within the Global IeDEA Network

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2019-07-22
Purpose The purpose of the IeDEA MDR-TB survey is to study the clinical management of HIV patients co-infected with MDR-TB or XDR-TB from the perspective of healthcare workers in ART programs participating in the IeDEA global cohort consortium. Specifically, we aim: to describe diagnostic, referral...

Visual Field Loss in HIV-Positive Patients of Non-Infectious HIV Retinopathy

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2019-06-02
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New study will assess HIV+ patients and determine the prevalence of visual field loss due to noninfectious HIV retinopathy

Immune Correlates of LTBI in HIV-exposed Infants

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2019-04-29
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About 2 billion people worldwide harbor asymptomatic latent TB infection (LTBI), activation of which results in progression to TB disease. In areas of high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence, infants and young children have a 3-fold higher risk of progression and death from TB at age < 5 years...

P2010: Phase III Study of the Virologic Efficacy and Safety of Dolutegravir-Containing versus Efavirenz-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in HIV-1-Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants “VESTED”

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2019-02-06
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Full Title: P2010: Phase III Study of the Virologic Efficacy and Safety of Dolutegravir-Containing versus Efavirenz-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in HIV-1-Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants “VESTED”: V irologic E fficacy and S afety of ART Combinations with T AF/TDF, E FV, and D...

Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Severely Malnourished Indian Children

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2018-12-18
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Dr. Muralidhar Tambe, BJGMC Severely malnourished children are vulnerable population for communicable and non-communicable disease. Diagnosis of TB among...

Characterization of Genomics and Metabolomics among Individuals Highly-Exposed, but Resistant to MTB Infection

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2018-12-13
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New study launched in India & South Africa to identify functional relationships between genomics & metabolomics, & to characterize fundamental biological systems underlying resistance to Mtb infection.

Host RNA Expression for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pediatric TB in Africa and India

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2018-12-13
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We are leveraging the RePORT platform by including a cohort of Indian children together with South African children in a large validation study to study on changes in gene expression profiles during treatment for TB

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SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rate for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Region

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2020-06-18
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JAMA
This study characterizes the trends in rates of SARS-CoV-2 positive test results among individuals in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area by self-reported race/ethnicity.

Venezuela’s health care crisis now poses a global threat

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2020-03-26
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Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy: Dr. Kathleen Page argues that Venezuela's weak healthcare infrastructure leaves its people defenseless and presents a serious threat to global health, and she advocates for the global community to act now.

New Strategies in Clinical Guideline Delivery: Randomized trial of online, interactive decision-support versus guidelines for HIV treatment selection by trainees

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2020-03-25
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
CID: Trainees using HIV-ASSIST were significantly more likely to choose appropriate ART regimens compared to those using guidelines alone.

TB prevention strategies and unanswered questions for pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV: the need for improved evidence

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2020-03-23
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Journal of the International AIDS Society
World TB Day viewpoint on the need for more data about TB treatment for pregnant and postpartum women in J Int AIDS Soc by Drs. Jyoti Mathad and Amita Gupta.

Quantifying HIV transmission flow between high-prevalence hotspots and surrounding communities: a population-based study in Rakai, Uganda

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2020-03-17
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The Lancet HIV
BACKGROUND: International and global organisations advocate targeting interventions to areas of high HIV prevalence (ie, hotspots). To better understand the potential benefits of geo-targeted control, we assessed the extent to which HIV hotspots along Lake Victoria sustain transmission...

Tuberculosis in children, adolescents, and women

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2020-02-27
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Lancet Respiratory Medicine
In this Lancet Respiratory Medicine commentary, Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues note that TB prevalence among children, adolescents, and women isn't well documented. This poses big challenges for the goal of TB elimination.

Migration, hotspots, and dispersal of HIV infection in Rakai, Uganda

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2020-02-20
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Nature Communications
Abstract HIV prevalence varies markedly throughout Africa, and it is often presumed areas of higher HIV prevalence (i.e., hotspots) serve as sources of infection to neighboring areas of lower prevalence. However, the small-scale geography of migration networks and movement of HIV-...

High prevalence of late presentation of ART-naïve perinatally infected children for care in Pune, India

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2020-02-19
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AIDS Care
AIDS Care : There is an urgent need to identify strategies that improve linkage of perinatally infected ART-naïve children to care, and earlier than what is currently observed.

Applying a risk-benefit analysis to outcomes in tuberculosis clinical trials

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2020-02-03
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
CID: Analyzing efficacy and safety separately in clinical trials could yield misleading study conclusions if there's an increase in efficacy and a decrease in safety

Assessment of the Xpert assay among new pulmonary tuberculosis suspects with and without diabetes mellitus

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2020-01-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
IJTLD: Deshmukh and colleagues: High sensitivity and specificity of Xpert underscores need for rapid scale up for early detection of TB in settings with a high dual burden of TB and DM

Addressing the global burden of hepatitis B virus while developing long-acting injectables for the prevention and treatment of HIV

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2019-12-20
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Lancet HIV
Lancet HIV: Dr. Bob Bollinger and colleagues discuss the urgent need and opportunity to include activity against Hepatitis B in formulations of long-acting drugs for HIV prevention and treatment

Transcriptomic profiles of confirmed pediatric tuberculosis patients and household contacts identifies active tuberculosis, infection, and treatment response among Indian children

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2019-12-04
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Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal of Infectious Diseases: Gene expression profiles among Indian children with confirmed TB were distinct from those of adults, highlighting the importance of including distinct populations in differential gene expression models

Evaluating the Concordance of Clinician Antiretroviral Prescribing Practices and HIV-ASSIST, an Online Clinical Decision Support Tool

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2019-12-02
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Recent studies have shown that more than half of HIV care is provided by primary care practitioners.However, clinicians with experience and expertise in HIV medicine are declining.

A parsimonious host inflammatory biomarker signature predicts incident TB and mortality in advanced HIV

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2019-11-25
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: People with advanced HIV (CD4<50) remain at high risk of TB or death despite the initiation of antiretroviral therapy. We aimed to identify immunological profiles that were most predictive of incident TB disease and death. METHODS: The REMEMBER randomized clinical trial enrolled 850...

Lipid mediators of inflammation and resolution in individuals with tuberculosis and tuberculosis-diabetes

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2019-11-11
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Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators
Individuals with concurrent tuberculosis (TB) and Type 2 diabetes (DM) have a higher risk of adverse outcomes. To better understand potential immunological differences, we utilized a comprehensive panel to characterize pro-inflammatory and pro-resolving (i.e., mediators involved in the...

Incidence of tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults on first- and second-line antiretroviral therapy in India

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2019-10-29
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BMC Infectious Diseases
In this study among people living with HIV, Akshay Gupte and colleagues found that the risk of acquiring tuberculosis was higher in those receiving first-line antiretrovial therapy versus those receiving second-line medications.

Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for detecting active tuberculosis in people living with HIV

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2019-10-21
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Why is improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis important? Tuberculosis causes more deaths in people living with HIV than any other disease. The lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM, Alere Determine™ TB LAM Ag assay) is a World Health Organization-recommended rapid test to assist in detection of active tuberculosis in HIV-positive people with severe HIV disease. Rapid and early tuberculosis diagnosis may allow for prompt treatment and alleviate severe illness and death. An incorrect tuberculosis diagnosis may result in anxiety and unnecessary treatment.

Impact of combination HIV interventions on HIV incidence in hyperendemic fishing communities in Uganda: a prospective cohort study

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2019-10-06
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The Lancet HIV
BACKGROUND: Targeting combination HIV interventions to locations and populations with high HIV burden is a global priority, but the impact of these strategies on HIV incidence is unclear. We assessed the impact of combination HIV interventions on HIV incidence in four HIV-hyperendemic...

Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women

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2019-10-03
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New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues found that the current standard of care given to HIV+ pregnant women to prevent TB should wait until 12 weeks after delivery. The study underscores the need to include pregnant women in clinical trials.

Delays and barriers to early treatment initiation for childhood tuberculosis in India

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2019-10-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
BACKGROUND: India accounts for 27% of global childhood tuberculosis (TB) burden. Understanding barriers to early diagnosis and treatment in children may improve care and outcomes. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among 89 children initiated on anti-TB treatment...

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Predictors of tuberculosis infection in MDR-TB household contacts ≥15 years old.

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2020-03-11
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Kim S , Gupta A, Wu X, Hughes M, Dawson R, Mave V, Kumarasamy, Smith B, Rustomgee R, Shah NS, Hesseling A, Swindells S, Churchyard G for the ACTG/IMPAACT A5300/I2003 PHOENIx Feasibility Study Team. Predictors of tuberculosis infection in MDR-TB household contacts ≥15 years old. Presented at: CROI...

Rifapentine pharmacokinetics and safety in pregnant women with and without HIV on 3HP

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2020-03-11
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Mathad JS , Savic RM, Britto P, Wiesner L, Townley E, Chakhtoura N, Bradford S, Patil S, Vhembo T, Lespinasse D, Langat D, Werarak P, Kamthunzi P, Gupta A, Dooley KE. Rifapentine pharmacokinetics and safety in pregnant women with and without HIV on 3HP. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, MA; March 8-...

Effect of rifamycins on pretomanid exposure in patients with pulmonary TB

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2020-03-10
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Abdelwahab MT , Ignatius E, Denti P, Dooley KE, Gupte N, Dawson R, Barnes G, Narunsky K, Hendricks B. Effect of rifamycins on pretomanid exposure in patients with pulmonary TB. (ID 3688). Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, Massachusetts. March 8-11, 2020.

“Stylish Man” cluster RCT to increase male circumcision for adult men ≥ 19, Uganda

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2020-03-10
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Wawer M , Kigozi G, Mugamba S, Zikusooka A, Kagaayi J, Serwadda D, Ndyanabo A, Ssekubugu R, Sseasanvu J, Chang LW, Gray RH. “Stylish Man” cluster RCT to increase male circumcision for adult men ≥ 19, Uganda. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, MA; March 8-11, 2020.

Randomized trial of HIV-ASSIST versus guidelines for ART selection by trainees

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2020-03-10
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Ramirez J, Maddali M, Nematollahi S, Li JZ, Shah M. Randomized trial of HIV-ASSIST versus guidelines for ART selection by trainees. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, MA: March 8-11, 2020.

Factors associated with gestational diabetes in HIV+ and HIV- women in Pune, India

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2020-03-09
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Chebrolu P , Alexander M, Bhosale R, Naik S, Patil N, Gupta A, Mathad J. Factors associated with gestational diabetes in HIV+ and HIV- women in Pune, India. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, Massachusetts. March 8-11, 2020.

An mHealth CHW intervention trials in an HIV hyperendemic community in Rakai, Uganda

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2020-03-09
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Chang LW , Mbabali I, Kong X, Amico R, Kennedy CE, Nalugoda F, Anok A, Serwadda D, Ssekasanvu J, Quinn TC, Reynolds SJ, Gray RH, Wawer M, Hutton H, Nakigozi G. An mHealth CHW intervention trials in an HIV hyperendemic community in Rakai, Uganda. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, MA; March 8-11, 2020.

Geographic and Individual Risk Factors for TB or Death in the Brief-TB Trial (A5279)

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2020-03-09
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Riviere C , Juste MAJ, Ramchandani R, Gupta A, Benson CA, Masheto G, Supparatpinyo K, Mohapi L, da Silva Escada RO, Mngqibisa R, Kanyama C, Langat D, Swindells S, Chaisson RE, for the A5279/BRIEF TB Study Team. Geographic and Individual Risk Factors for TB or Death in the Brief-TB Trial (A5279)...

Population-level HIV viral load varies by gender, age, and location in Rakai, Uganda

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2020-03-09
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Kyle I , Kagaagi J, Kigozi G, Nakigozi G, Ssekbugu R, Nalugoda F, Grabowski MK, Chang LW, Wawer M, Serwadda D, Gray RH, Quinn T, Reynolds SJ, Rattman O for the Rakai Health Sciences Program. Population-level HIV viral load varies by gender, age, and location in Rakai, Uganda. Presented at: CROI...

Waxing and waning HIV risk: Dynamics of PrEP eligibility in Rakai, Uganda

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2020-03-09
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Ssempijja V, Ssekubugu R, Kigozi G, Kakigozi G, Kagaayi J, Lutalo T, Ndyanabo A, Ekstrom AM, Serwadda D, Quinn TC, Gray RH, Wawer M, Chang LW, Reynolds SJ. Waxing and waning HIV risk: Dynamics of PrEP eligibility in Rakai, Uganda. Presented at: CROI 2020. Boston, MA; March 8-11, 2020.

Tuberculosis preventive therapy should be considered for all household contacts of pulmonary TB patients in India

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2020-02-07
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Paradkar M, Chandrasekara P, Jain D, Shivakumar SVBY, Thiruvengadan K, Gupte AN, Thomas B, Kinikar A, Sekar K, Bharadwaj R, Dolla CK, Gaikwad S, Elilarasi S, Lokhande R, Reddy D, Murali L, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Hanna LE, Pattabiraman S, Kohli R, Nayagam R, Suryavanshi N, Shrinivasa BM, Cox SR,...

Female tuberculosis (TB) patients with stigma are at increased risk of persistent depression: time to integrate mental health screening into TB care

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2019-11-20
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Suryavanshi N . Female tuberculosis (TB) patients with stigma are at increased risk of persistent depression: time to integrate mental health screening into TB care. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

Confronting the crisis: emerging research in maternal-child TB

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2019-11-02
Mathad J . Symposium Chair. Confronting the crisis: emerging research in maternal-child TB. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

Is there a connection between gestational diabetes and TB?

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2019-11-02
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Alexander M . Is there a connection between gestational diabetes and TB? Speaker. Confronting the crisis: emerging research in maternal-child TB Symposium.50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

Increased moxifloxacin dosing among MDR-TB patients with low-level resistance to moxifloxacin did not improve treatment outcomes in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India

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2019-11-02
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Tornheim JA , Gajjar I, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte AN, Kishore G, Karane M, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF. Increased moxifloxacin dosing among MDR-TB patients with low-level resistance to moxifloxacin did not improve treatment outcomes in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India. 50th Union World...

Six-week culture conversion predicts tuberculosis treatment outcomes

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2019-11-01
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Pradhan N , Kagal A, Gupte N, Gaikwad S, Barthwa M, Gupta A, Golub JE, Mave V. Six-week culture conversion predicts tuberculosis treatment outcomes. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort

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2019-11-01
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Graham H , Bhosale R, Alexander M, Kinikar A, Khwaja S, Patil N, Mathad J, Shivakoti S, Gupta A. Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November...

Inappropriate postpartum weight loss may predict development of active TB: Findings from a cohort study in Pune, India

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2019-11-01
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Alexander M , Bhosale R, Naik S, Gupte N, Jain D, Patil N, Pradhan N, Mave V, Gupta A, Mathad J. Inappropriate postpartum weight loss may predict development of active TB: Findings from a cohort study in Pune, India. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India...

Does treatment of infertile women with probable genital tuberculosis improve fertility outcome?

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2019-11-01
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Naik SN , Chandanwale A, Kadam D, Sambarey PW, Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Jain D, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V. Does treatment of infertile women with probable genital tuberculosis improve fertility outcome? Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-...

Tuberculosis infection and inflammation among HIV-infected adults in India

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2019-10-31
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Kulkarni V . Tuberculosis infection and inflammation among HIV-infected adults in India. Oral Presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

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Latinx health crisis: 42% of sampled Johns Hopkins patients test positive for coronavirus

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2020-06-30
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BaltimoreBrew
Another study finding was that the hospital admission rate for Latinix patients was 29.1%, lower than than for White patients (40.1%) or Black patients (41.7%).

NIH Awards Johns Hopkins Baltimore-Washington-India Trials Group $460,679 in Supplemental COVID-19 Funding

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2020-06-30
NIH
The supplement is leveraging existing HIV research infrastructure and personnel for DAIDS-sponsored COVID research

Latinx people more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, US study finds

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2020-06-30
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Medical News Today
Dr. Kathleen Page
Medical News Today : "The need to work, lack of occupational protections, and crowded living conditions have led to high transmission in this community."

New research confirms higher rates of new coronavirus in Latinx populations

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2020-06-23
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Medical Xpress
Kathleen Page
Medical XPress: Kathleen Page: "...we must engage with communities early & provide language & culturally appropriate information & services, removing as many barriers to care as possible."

ACTG Site Spotlight: BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site, Pune, India

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2020-05-05
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ACTG Network Newsletter
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The BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research site in Pune, India, is highlighted in this article.

Pandemic Planning in Pune: Distributing Study Medication during COVID-19

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2020-04-23
Dr. Sandesh Patil
Dr. Sandesh Patil reports how the team in India ensured study participants received medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to end state lockdowns? Send in the coronavirus detectives.

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2020-04-21
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The Christian Science Monitor
Contact Tracing
CSM: Bob Bollinger discusses limitations in US capacity for tracing contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

US needs more testing to ‘transfer the economy ahead,’ says Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert

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2020-04-09
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Gruntstuff
Dr. Robert Bollinger, CCGHE Director, was interviewed for this report on the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the U.S. needs more speedy testing and a greater system of contact tracing to decide who has been contaminated by COVID-19 and who has not, Bollinger mentioned on “Energy Lunch.”...

‘Every part of the country’ still at risk — ex-FDA chief urges US to stay united in coronavirus fight

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2020-04-09
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CNBC
Additional testing and contact tracing efforts are critical in obtaining the information needed to “move the economy forward,” Dr. Robert Bollinger of Johns Hopkins University told CNBC earlier this week. He pointed to contact tracing programs in Massachusetts and Maryland as examples that need to...

We need to expand access to rapid coronavirus testing and contact tracing: Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Bollinger

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2020-04-08
Source: 
CNBC
Bollinger-CNBC
Dr. Bob Bollinger appeared on CNBC's ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss coronavirus response.

New York has 12 TIMES more deaths than California because the state was slow to react to the pandemic, late on lockdown rules and advised residents to 'go on with' their lives, experts say

Post Date: 
2020-04-08
Source: 
Daily Mail
Dr. Robert Bollinger, CCGHE Director, was interviewed for this report on the COVID-19 pandemic. New York has more than 12 times the number of coronavirus deaths than California because the state was slow to react to the pandemic, late on lockdown rules and had advised residents to 'go on with'...

HIV-ASSIST Uses Algorithms in Appropriate ART-Regimen Selection

Post Date: 
2020-03-31
Source: 
Contagion, Infectious Diseases Today
Dr. Maunank Shah
Contagion highlights a randomized study of HIV-ASSIST recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases by Maunank Shah and colleagues.

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB

Post Date: 
2020-03-31
Source: 
Medscape
Amita Gupta is mentioned in this article.

Rifapentine demonstrates efficacy for pregnant women, including those with HIV

Post Date: 
2020-03-14
Source: 
Infectious Disease News via Healio
Dr. Jyoti Mathad
Infectious Disease News via Healio: Jyoti Mathad discusses findings from the IMPAACT 2001 clinical trial.

CCGHE at CROI 2020

Post Date: 
2020-03-04
CROI 2020
CCGHE is part of 17 presentations at this year's Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections! Check out where we will be!

DBT-NIH support 9th annual meeting of RePORT India

Post Date: 
2020-02-17
Source: 
BioSpectrum
Representatives of RePORT India and P. D. Hinduja Hospital
Consortium is chaired by Dr. Sonali Sarkar on the Indian side and Dr. Amita Gupta U.S. side, with oversight provided by DBT and NIH.

CCGHE at the 2019 Union TB Conference

Post Date: 
2019-10-21
2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health
CCGHE researchers and faculty will be in Hyderbad for the Union Conference--check out our agenda!

In pregnant women on ART, safer to initiate isoniazid after delivery

Post Date: 
2019-10-08
Source: 
healio.com
Initiating 28-week isoniazid therapy during pregnancy was noninferior to initiating it 12 weeks after delivery to prevent tuberculosis in pregnant women with HIV who are on ART.

In Women with HIV, TB Preventive Therapy Poses Greater Risk in Pregnancy than Postpartum

Post Date: 
2019-10-02
NIH Logo
NIH Press Release: NIH announces NEJM published findings from the TB APPRISE trial, led by Dr. Amita Gupta

Amita Gupta Named to NIAID Council

Post Date: 
2019-09-06
Amita Gupta
CCGHE Deptuy Director Amita Gupta was recently appointed for a 4-year term to the NIAID Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health

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