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Indian mother and child

Use of kerosene cooking fuel is positively associated with TB in women and children in our analysis using reported sources of exposure.

Home visit in India

PLoS One: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV program in India is one of the largest in the world, and it relies on outreach workers. Our study looked at challenges and opportunities for outreach workers.

Clinical Research

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Dr. Amita Gupta of Johns Hopkins is Principal Investigator for the Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership based out of CCGHE. Research is directed locally in India out of the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site by Dr. Vidya Mave, a Hopkins faculty member who lives in Pune. Dr. Nikhil Gupte is the Lead Biostatistician and Deputy Director and Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi is Clinical Site Coordinator and Deputy Director. Research is conducted in collaboration with the following institutions:
 
 

A Study to Validate New Assays for Measuring HIV Seroincidence in Indian HIV Subtype C Seroconverters

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2003-08-05
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This study ended in July 2006.

Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN Study

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2002-06-07
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This study was officially terminated August 2018. Primary and secondary analyses of the India SWEN study, an NIH-funded phase III randomized controlled trial of an extended nevirapine prophylaxis regimen among 783 HIV-infected pregnant women and their breastfed infants in Pune, India.

Technology-enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve Injection Drug User (IDU) Engagement in HIV Care

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2000-01-01
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This study is evaluating an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation intervention for improving retention-in-care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs). The CCGHE-developed emocha® is assisting peer navigators (former IDUs successfully...

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Determinants of default from tuberculosis treatment among patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis in Karachi, Pakistan: a mixed methods study

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2015-11-12
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PLOS One
Purpose: Non-adherence to tuberculosis therapy can lead to drug resistance, prolonged infectiousness, and death; therefore, understanding what causes treatment default is important. Pakistan has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis in the world, yet there have been no qualitative...

Pediatric tuberculous meningitis: model-based approach to determining optimal doses of anti-tuberculosis drugs for children

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2015-10-22
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Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pediatric tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Standard treatment includes isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Current rifampin dosing achieves low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations, and CSF penetration of ethambutol is poor. In adult trials,...

RePORT International: advancing tuberculosis biomarker research through global collaboration

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2015-10-15
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Progress in tuberculosis clinical research is hampered by a lack of reliable biomarkers that predict progression from latent to active tuberculosis, and subsequent cure, relapse, or failure. Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International represents a consortium...

Soluble CD14: An independent biomarker for risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission in setting of pre- and post-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis

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2015-10-06
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Elevated soluble CD14 (sCD14) concentrations, a marker of monocyte activation, predicts adverse outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults. To examine the association of sCD14 concentrations with the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, we nested a case-control...

Economic and epidemiological impact of early antiretroviral therapy initiation in India

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2015-10-01
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Journal of the International AIDS Society
Introduction: Recent WHO guidance advocates for early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation at higher CD4 counts to improve survival and reduce HIV transmission. We sought to quantify how the cost-effectiveness and epidemiological impact of early ART strategies in India are affected by attrition...

Pre-cART elevation of CRP and CD4+ T-cell immune activation associated with HIV clinical progression in a multinational case-cohort study

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2015-10-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Background: Despite the success of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), a subset of HIV-infected patients who initiate cART develop early clinical progression to AIDS; therefore, some cART initiators are not fully benefitted by cART. Immune activation pre-cART may predict clinical progression...

Contraceptive use and factors associated with postpartum surgical sterilization among HIV-infected women in Pune, India

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2015-08-21
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Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
The authors desire to better understand contraceptive practices and factors associated with surgical tubal ligation (STL) among HIV-infected women. Secondary data were obtained from HIV-infected women enrolled in a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical trial assessing the efficacy of...

Effectiveness of peer support on care engagement and preventive care intervention utilization among pre-antiretroviral therapy, HIV-infected adults in Rakai, Uganda: a randomized trial

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2015-08-14
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AIDS and Behavior
442 pre-ART, HIV-infected adults were randomized to peer support consisting of structured home visits to promote clinic attendance and preventive care intervention use or standard of care. At baseline, 62 % reported previously visiting an HIV clinic, 45 % reported taking cotrimoxazole prophylaxis,...

Failure to use and sustain male condom usage: lessons learned from a prospective study among men attending STI clinic in Pune, India

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2015-08-13
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PLOS One
Background: Sustained or consistent use of condoms by men remains a challenge. A study was carried out to identify factors associated with failure to use condoms consistently by men attending STD clinics in Pune, India. Method: Among 14137 STI clinic attendees, 8360 HIV sero-negative men were...

Concurrent anemia and elevated CRP predicts HIV clinical treatment failure, including TB, post-antiretroviral therapy initiation

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2015-07-01
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Background: Anemia is a known risk factor for clinical failure following antiretroviral therapy (ART). Notably, anemia and inflammation are interrelated, and recent studies have associated elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation marker, with adverse human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

Policy Guidance: The Use of Lateral-Flow Urine LAM for Diagnosis and Screening of Active TB in People Living with HIV

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2015-06-30
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WHO: The Use of Lateral-Flow Urine LAM for Diagnosis and Screening of Active TB in People Living with HIV
Background : Tests based on the detection of mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan (LAM) antigen in urine have emerged as potential point-of-care tests for tuberculosis (TB). LAM antigen is a lipopolysaccharide present in mycobacterial cell walls, which is released from metabolically active or...

Feasibility and acceptability of smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men in Baltimore

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2015-06-17
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Background: Alcohol use is a risk factor for the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among African American men who havesex with men (MSM). Mobile phone-based ecological momentary assessments (EMA) could minimize bias due to retrospective recall and thus provide a better understanding...

Efavirenz pharmacokinetics in HIV-infected persons receiving rifapentine and isoniazid for tuberculosis prevention

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2015-06-16
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Background: Concomitant use of rifamycins to treat or prevent tuberculosis can result in subtherapeutic concentrations of antiretroviral drugs. We studied the interaction of efavirenz with daily rifapentine and isoniazid in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals receiving a 4-week...

Lyme carditis

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2015-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Lyme disease is a common disease that uncommonly affects the heart. Because of the rarity of this diagnosis and the frequent absence of other concurrent clinical manifestations of early Lyme disease, consideration of Lyme carditis demands a high level of suspicion when patients in endemic areas...

Impact of patient-selected care buddies on adherence to HIV care, disease progression and conduct of daily life among pre-antiretroviral HIV-infected patients in Rakai, Uganda: a randomized controlled trial

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2015-06-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Background: Data are limited on effects of household or community support persons ("care buddies") on enrollment into and adherence to pre-antiretroviral HIV care. We assessed the impact of care buddies on adherence to HIV clinic appointments, HIV progression, and conduct of daily life among pre-...

Utilizing mHealth methods to identify patterns of high risk illicit drug use

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2015-06-01
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Introduction: We assessed patterns of illicit drug use using mobile health (mHealth) methods and subsequent health care indicators among drug users in Baltimore, MD. Methods: Participants of the EXposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study were provided a mobile device for assessment of their...

Durable suppression of HIV-1 after virologic monitoring-based antiretroviral adherence counseling in Rakai, Uganda

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2015-05-26
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PLOS One
Objectives: HIV viral load is recommended for monitoring antiretroviral treatment and identifying treatment failure. We assessed the durability of viral suppression after viral load-triggered adherence counseling among patients with HIV viremia 6 months after ART initiation. Design: Observational...

Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis among women reporting extragenital exposures

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2015-05-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends pharyngeal screening of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and rectal screening of GC and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in HIV-infected and at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). There are currently no recommendations to routinely screen...

Dengue and chikungunya co-infection associated with more severe clinical disease than mono-infection

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2015-04-15
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International Journal of Healthcare and Biomedical Research
Background: Dengue and chikungunya infections appear to be increasing in India. While Aedies aegypti is the transmitting vector for both viruses and co-infection occurs in the same communities, studies on the clinical significance of co-infection are limited. Materials and Methods: We conducted a...

Availability and distribution of safe abortion services in rural areas: a facility assessment study in Madhya Pradesh, India

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2015-03-20
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Global Health Action
Abstract Background: Unsafe abortion contributes to a significant portion of maternal mortality in India. Access to safe abortion care is known to reduce maternal mortality. Availability and distribution of abortion care facilities can influence women's access to these services, especially in rural...

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Conducting HIV and TB Research in India: Challenges and Opportunities

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2015-08-27
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Gupta, A. Conducting HIV and TB Research in India: Challenges and Opportunities. Emory University. Atlanta, GA.

Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women and Infants

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2015-08-26
Gupta, A. Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women and Infants. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Atlanta, GA.

Tuberculosis in Peripartum Women and Infants

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2015-08-26
Gupta, A. Tuberculosis in Peripartum Women and Infants. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Atlanta, GA.

Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women and Infants

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2015-08-25
Gupta, A. Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women and Infants. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA.

Global Teaching of Global Health Competencies for Medical Students in Uganda

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2015-07-15
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Bollinger, R. Global Teaching of Global Health Competencies for Medical Students in Uganda. Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Innovation Session. Harare, Zimbabwe.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) 2015 Workshop

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2015-06-30
Page, K. Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) 2015 Workshop. Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) 2015 Workshop. HSHPS and National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD. 2015.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) of TB in Young Children: The Role of Hair Assays

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2015-06-17
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Mave, V. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) of TB in Young Children: The Role of Hair Assays. IMPAACT Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

TB Research and Community Impact

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2015-05-27
Gupta, A. TB Research and Community Impact. Community Research Advisory Group (CRAG), Community Partners (CP). TB/HIV International Research & Community Engagement Webinar. N/A.

The Association of Exposure to Air Pollution from Biomass Fuels, Kerosene, and Secondhand Tobacco Smoke with TB in Adult Women and Children in Pune, India

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2015-05-01
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Elf JL , Kinikar A, Khadse S, Mave V, Gupte N, Kulkarni V, Patekar S, Raichur P, Breysse P, Gupta A, Golub J. The Association of Exposure to Air Pollution from Biomass Fuels, Kerosene, and Secondhand Tobacco Smoke with TB in Adult Women and Children in Pune, India. American Thoracic Society...

Conducting HIV/TB Research in India: Challenges and Opportunities

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2015-04-17
Gupta, A. Conducting HIV/TB Research in India: Challenges and Opportunities. Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

Conference on Vaccine Research, Closing Talk

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2015-04-15
Bollinger, R. Conference on Vaccine Research, Closing Talk. Annual Conference on Vaccine Research. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Bethesda, MD.

Grand Rounds

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2015-03-31
Page, K. Grand Rounds. Center for Child and Community Health Research. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center. Baltimore, MD.

TB and Diabetes Mellitus

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2015-03-30
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Mave, V. TB and Diabetes Mellitus. RePORT India TB Workshop. Pune, India.

Mobilizing Research for Global Health

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2015-03-25
Bollinger, R. Mobilizing Research for Global Health. Sixth Annual CUGH Conference. Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Boston, MA.

TB in Pregnancy

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2015-03-05
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Gupta, A. TB in Pregnancy. RePORT India TB Workshop. Mumbai, India.

Tuberculosis in Pregnancy

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2015-02-25
Gupta, A. Tuberculosis in Pregnancy. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA. 2015.

Tuberculosis in Children

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2015-02-24
Gupta, A. Tuberculosis in Children. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA. 2015.

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies Pre- and Post-ART

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2015-02-24
Shivakoti R, Christian P, Gupte N, Kanyama C, Berendes S, Lama JR, Semba RD, Campbell TB, Gupta A for the NWCS 319 and PEARLS Study Team. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies Pre- and Post-ART. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA...

Obesity and Inflammation in Resource-Driven Settings of ART Initiation

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2015-02-24
Erlandson KM, Gupte N, Lama JR, Patcharaphan S, Mwelase T, Balagopal A, Asmuth D, Campbell TB, Gupta A. Obesity and Inflammation in Resource-Driven Settings of ART Initiation. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA. 2015.

Cost-effectiveness of Isonaizid Preventive Therapy for HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in India

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2015-02-24
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Kapoor S, Chida N, Gupta A, Shah M. Cost-effectiveness of Isonaizid Preventive Therapy for HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in India. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA. 2015.

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