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Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on ART initiation and access to HIV viral load monitoring in adults living with HIV in West Africa: a regression discontinuity analysis.


OBJECTIVES: Efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic have potentially compromised the availability and/or quality of HIV services.

Ben Farhat J TiendrebeogoMD T Malateste K Poda A Minga A Messou E Chenal H Ezechi O Ofotokun I Ekouevi DK Bonnet F Barger D Jaquet A
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2024 Mar 01; . doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003404. Epub 2024 03 01
Coulborn RM Bastard M Peyraud N Gignoux E Luquero F Guai B Bateyi Mustafa SH Mukamba Musenga E Ahuka-Mundeke S
The Lancet. Infectious diseases 2024 Feb 07; . doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(23)00819-8. Epub 2024 02 07
Ebola vaccine

Evaluation of a short training course of chest X-ray interpretation for the diagnosis of paediatric TB.


Chest X-ray (CXR) interpretation is challenging for the diagnosis of paediatric TB. We assessed the performance of a three half-day CXR training module for healthcare workers (HCWs) at low healthcare levels in six high TB incidence countries.

Melingui BF Leroy-Terquem E Palmer M Taguebue J-V Wachinou AP Gaudelus J et al.
IJTLD OPEN, Volume 1, Number 2, 1 February 2024, pp. 76-82(7). doi:10.5588/ijtld open.23.0484
chest X-ray children diagnosis limited-resources countries tuberculosis

Vaccination coverage and adverse events following a reactive vaccination campaign against hepatitis E in Bentiu displaced persons camp, South Sudan.


INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis E (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2 are the common cause of jaundice and acute viral hepatitis that can cause large-scale outbreaks.

Nesbitt RC Asilaza VK Gignoux E Koyuncu A Gitahi P Nkemenang P Duncker J Antier Z Haile M Gakima P Wamala JF Loro FB Biem D Rull M Azman AS Rumunu J Ciglenecki I
PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2024 Jan 22; 18(1); . doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011661. Epub 2024 01 22

Population Pharmacokinetics of Pediatric Lopinavir/Ritonavir Oral Pellets in Children Living with HIV in Africa.


Antiretroviral therapy for children living with HIV (CLHIV) under 3 years of age commonly includes lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r). However, the original liquid LPV/r formulation has taste and cold storage difficulties.

Chupradit S Wamalwa DC Maleche-Obimbo E Kekitiinwa AR Mwanga-Amumpaire J Bukusi EA Nyandiko WM Mbuthia JK Swanson A Cressey TR Punyawudho B Musiime V
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 2024 Jan 21; . doi: 10.1002/cpt.3174. Epub 2024 01 21

Adolescents and young adults are the most undiagnosed of HIV and virally unsuppressed in Eastern and Southern Africa: Pooled analyses from five population-based surveys.


Age and gender disparities within the HIV cascade of care are critical to focus interventions efficiently. We assessed gender-age groups at the highest probability of unfavorable outcomes in the HIV cascade in five HIV prevalent settings.

Huerga H Ben Farhat J Maman D Conan N Van Cutsem G Omwoyo W Garone D Ortuno Gutierrez R Apollo T Okomo G Etard JF
PLOS global public health 2023 ; 3(12); . doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002398. Epub 2023 12 22

Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 reveals highest severity and mortality of delta over other variants: evidence from Cameroon.


While the SARS-CoV-2 dynamic has been described globally, there is a lack of data from Sub-Saharan Africa. We herein report the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 lineages from March 2020 to March 2022 in Cameroon.

Fokam J Essomba RG Njouom R Okomo MA Eyangoh S Godwe C Tegomoh B Otshudiema JO Nwobegahay J Ndip L Akenji B Takou D Moctar MMM Mbah CK Ndze VN Maidadi-Foudi M Kouanfack C Tonmeu S Ngono D Nkengasong J Ndembi N Bissek AZK Mouangue C Ndongo CB Epée E Mandeng N Kamso Belinga S Ayouba A Fernandez N Tongo M Colizzi V Halle-Ekane GE Perno CF Ndjolo A Ndongmo CB Shang J Esso L de-Tulio O Diagne MM Boum Y Mballa GAE Njock LR
Scientific reports 2023 Dec 08; 13(1); . doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-48773-3. Epub 2023 12 08

Experiences and perceptions of urine sampling for tuberculosis testing among HIV patients: a multisite qualitative descriptive study.


OBJECTIVES: Evidence on the acceptability of urine-based assays for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis among patients remains limited.

Lissouba P Rücker SCM Otieno LA Akatukwasa C Xulu S Monjane C Akinyi M Okal B Lubega AV Stewart R Bossard C Ohler L Antabak NT Musoke M Muyindike W Huerga H
BMJ open 2023 Nov 30; 13(11); . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058805. Epub 2023 11 30
Public health QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Tuberculosis