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The relationship between menopausal women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus and cervical atrophy: A cytologic study.

Diagn Cytopathol 2019 Apr 26;47(4):302-306. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

National Health Laboratory Services and Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dc.24092DOI Listing
April 2019

Unraveling the South African Breast Cancer Story: The Relationship of Patients, Delay to Diagnosis, and Tumor Biology With Stage at Presentation in an Urban Setting.

J Surg Res 2019 03 26;235:181-189. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.09.087DOI Listing
March 2019

Incremental Cost Effectiveness of Bedaquiline for the Treatment of Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: Model-Based Analysis.

Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2018 Feb;16(1):43-54

Health Economics Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40258-017-0352-8DOI Listing
February 2018

Cryotherapy Reduces Progression of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Grade 1 in South African HIV-Infected Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 Dec;76(5):532-538

*Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Research Department, Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa; †Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; §National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; ‖Cytology Unit, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; and ¶Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001539DOI Listing
December 2017

A randomized clinical trial comparing cervical dysplasia treatment with cryotherapy vs loop electrosurgical excision procedure in HIV-seropositive women from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017 Aug 31;217(2):183.e1-183.e11. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Science Center, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.03.022DOI Listing
August 2017

Prevalence of Anal Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Performance of Cepheid Xpert and Hybrid Capture 2 (hc2) HPV Assays in South African HIV-Infected Women.

Am J Clin Pathol 2017 Aug;148(2):148-153

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqx050DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5848307PMC
August 2017

Prevalence of Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia in HIV-Infected Women From Johannesburg, South Africa.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 07;75(3):e59-e64

*Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa; †Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Julius Clinical Research, Zeist, the Netherlands; §Cytology Unit, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, National Health Laboratory Service, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‖Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; ¶National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; #Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and **Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001300DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5472492PMC
July 2017

Adverse drug reactions during drug-resistant TB treatment in high HIV prevalence settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2017 07;72(7):1871-1879

Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx107DOI Listing
July 2017

Anal dysplasia in HIV-infected women: a commentary on the field.

Int J STD AIDS 2017 May 4;28(6):543-549. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

5 French HPV Reference Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956462415615764
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462415615764DOI Listing
May 2017

Fear of Treatments Surpasses Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Affecting Patients With Breast Cancer in Urban South Africa.

J Glob Oncol 2017 Apr 22;3(2):125-134. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

All authors, University of the Witwatersrand; and Kathryn Schnippel and Cynthia Firnhaber, Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.002691DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493272PMC
April 2017

Characterizing breast conditions at an open-access breast clinic in South Africa: a model that is more than cancer care for a resource-limited setting.

BMC Health Serv Res 2017 01 21;17(1):63. Epub 2017 Jan 21.

Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1959-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5251303PMC
January 2017

Xpert human papillomavirus test is a promising cervical cancer screening test for HIV-seropositive women.

Papillomavirus Res 2016 Dec 3;2:56-60. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa; Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of the Witswatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S24058521153001
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pvr.2016.02.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5886871PMC
December 2016

HPV vaccination in Southern Africa: A jab of hope in the fight against cervical cancer.

Cancer Cytopathol 2016 10 16;124(10):695-698. Epub 2016 May 16.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Witwatersrand and Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21738DOI Listing
October 2016

Severe adverse events during second-line tuberculosis treatment in the context of high HIV Co-infection in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Infect Dis 2016 Oct 21;16(1):593. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

Health Economics Unit, School of Family and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1933-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073931PMC
October 2016

A call to action: Addressing the reproductive health needs of women with drug-resistant tuberculosis.

S Afr Med J 2016 Mar 17;106(4):30-1. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa; Clinical HIV Research Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i4.10205DOI Listing
March 2016

Cost evaluation of reproductive and primary health care mobile service delivery for women in two rural districts in South Africa.

PLoS One 2015 9;10(3):e0119236. Epub 2015 Mar 9.

Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119236PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353629PMC
January 2016

Evaluation of a cervicography-based program to ensure quality of visual inspection of the cervix in HIV-infected women in Johannesburg, South Africa.

J Low Genit Tract Dis 2015 Jan;19(1):7-11

1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; and 2Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa; 3Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; 4Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute of Communicable Diseases (National Health Laboratory Service); and 5University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000040DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4272220PMC
January 2015

Injectable and oral contraception and the incidence and progression of cervical disease in HIV-infected women in South Africa.

Contraception 2014 Apr 7;89(4):286-91. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2013.12.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3972316PMC
April 2014

Incidence and progression of cervical lesions in women with HIV: a systematic global review.

Int J STD AIDS 2014 Mar 29;25(3):163-77. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462413491735DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5524184PMC
March 2014

Human papillomavirus vaccines: where do they fit in HIV-infected individuals?

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2012 Sep;9(3):278-86

Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11904-012-0128-6DOI Listing
September 2012

Urethritis/cervicitis pathogen prevalence and associated risk factors among asymptomatic HIV-infected patients in South Africa.

Sex Transm Dis 2012 Jul;39(7):531-6

Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31824cbeccDOI Listing
July 2012

Highly active antiretroviral therapy and cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive women in South Africa.

J Int AIDS Soc 2012 Jun 7;15(2):17382. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

Faculty of Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3499783PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.15.2.17382DOI Listing
June 2012

Bacterial vaginosis as a risk factor for high-grade cervical lesions and cancer in HIV-seropositive women.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2011 Sep 16;114(3):273-7. Epub 2011 Jun 16.

Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.03.011DOI Listing
September 2011

Comparisons of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia at initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Int J Infect Dis 2010 Dec 18;14(12):e1088-92. Epub 2010 Oct 18.

Department of Medicine/Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Postnet suite 176, Private Bag X2600, Johannesburg 2041, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2010.08.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3021118PMC
December 2010

Atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial (ASC-H) in HIV-positive women.

Cytojournal 2010 Jun 12;7. Epub 2010 Jun 12.

Department of Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1742-6413.64376DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2895880PMC
June 2010

Complex regional pain syndrome in a HIV seropositive patient starting antiretroviral therapy.

J Clin Rheumatol 2009 Oct;15(7):371-2

Department of Occupational Therapy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181be230aDOI Listing
October 2009