Peer Reviewed Publications
HIV CASE FINDING
The video intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life (VITAL Start): protocol for a multisite randomized controlled trial of a brief video-based intervention to improve antiretroviral adherence and retention among HIV-infected pregnant women in Malawi
Kim MH, Tembo TA, Mazenga A, Yu X, Myer L, Sabelli R, Flick R, Hartig M, Wetzel E, Simon K, Ahmed S, Nyirenda R, Kazembe PN, Mphande M, Mkandawire A, Chitani MJ, Markham C, Ciaranello A, Abrams EJ. Trials 2020.
Enhancing an HIV index case testing passive referral model through a behavioral skills-building training for healthcare providers: a pre/post-assessment in Mangochi District
Tembo TA, Kim MH, Simon KR, Ahmed S, Beyene T, Wetzel E, Machika M, Chikoti C, Kammera W, Chibowa H, Nkhono Z, Kavita E, Kazembe PN, Rosenberg NE. J Int AIDS Soc 2019.
Prioritising the most needed paediatric antiretroviral formulations: the PAD04 list
Penazzato M, Townsend CL, Rakhmanina N, Cheng Y, Archary M, Cressey TR, Kim MH, Musiime V, Turkova A, Ruel TD, Rabie H, Sugandhi N, Rojo P, Doherty M, Abrams EJ. Lancet HIV 2019.
Factors associated with burnout amongst healthcare workers providing HIV care in Malawi
Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Simon K, Nyasulu P, Kazembe PN, Kalua T, Abrams E, Ahmed S. PLoS ONE 2019.
VITAL Start: Video-Based Intervention to Inspire Treatment Adherence for Life-Pilot of a Novel Video-Based Approach to HIV Counseling for Pregnant Women Living with HIV
Kim MH, Ahmed S, Tembo T, Sabelli R, Flick R, Yu X, Mazenga A, Le Blond H, Simon K, Hartig M, Wetzel E, Nyirenda R, Kazembe N, Mphande M, Mkandawire A, Chitani M, Abrams. E AIDS and Behavoir November 2019.
The Tingathe Surge: A multi-strategy approach to accelerate HIV case finding in Malawi
Simon K, Hartig M, Abrams EJ, Wetzel W, Ahmed S, Chester E, Chembezi C, Chavula B, Zinganda S, Kavuta E, Chikoti C, Beyene T, Nkhono Z, Kabwinja A, Nyirenda R, Kazembe PN, Kim MH. Public Health Action 2019.
The HIV diagnostic assistant—early findings from a novel HIV testing cadre in Malawi
Flick R, Simon K, Nyirenda R, Namachapa K,Kim, MH. AIDS. 2019 Jan 31.
Multimonth Prescription of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Children and Adolescents: Experiences From the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in 6 African Countries
Kim MH, Wanless RS, Caviness AC, Golin R, Abrams EJ. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Aug 15;78. PMID: 29994828.
Family Testing: An Index Case Finding Strategy to Close the Gaps in Pediatric HIV Diagnosis
Simon KR, Flick RJ, Kim MH, Sabelli RA, Tembo T, Phelps BR, Rosenberg NE, Ahmed S. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Aug 15;78 Suppl 2:S88-S97. PMID: 29994830.
Burnout and self-reported suboptimal patient care amongst health care workers providing HIV care in Malawi
Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Simon K, Yu X, Ahmed S, Nyasulu P, Kazembe PN, Ngoma S, Abrams EJ. PLoS One. 2018;13(2):e0192983.
Assessing infection control practices to protect health care workers and patients in Malawi from nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Flick RJ, Munthali A, Simon K, Hosseinipour M, Kim MH, Mlauzi L, Kazembe PN, Ahmed S. PLoS One. 2017;12(12).
Index case finding facilitates identification and linkage to care of children and young persons living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi
Ahmed S, Sabelli RA, Simon K, Rosenberg NE, Kavuta E, Harawa M, Dick S, Linzie F, Kazembe PN, Kim MH. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Aug;22(8):1021-1029.
Beyond Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma: Navigating challenges of differentiating childhood lymphoma diagnoses amid limitations in pathology resources in Lilongwe, Malawi
El-Mallawany NK, Mutai M, Mtete I, Gopal S, Stanley CC, Wasswa P, Mtunda M, Chasela M, Kamiyango W, Villiera J, Fedoriw Y, Montgomery ND, Liomba GN, Kampani C, Krysiak R, Westmoreland KD, Kim MH, Slone JS, Scheurer ME, Allen CE, Mehta PS, Kazembe PN. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017 Jun 23;4:2333794X17715831.
High self-reported non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy amongst adolescents living with HIV in Malawi: barriers and associated factors
Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Ahmed S, Paul ME, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017; 20:21437.
Clinical factors associated with long-term complete remission versus poor response to chemotherapy in HIV-infected children and adolescents with Kaposi Sarcoma receiving bleomycin and vincristine: a retrospective observational study
El-Mallawany NK, Kamiyango W, Slone JS, Villiera J, Kovarik CL, Cox CM, Dittmer DP, Ahmed S, Schutze GE, Scheurer ME, Kazembe PN, Mehta PS. PloS One. 2016;11(4):e0153335.
Burden of disease and risk factors for death among children treated for tuberculosis in Malawi
Flick RJ, Kim MH, Simon K, Munthali A, Hosseinipour MC, Rosenberg NE, Kazembe PN, Mpunga J, Ahmed S. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016;20(8):1046-1054.
Lost opportunities to identify and treat HIV-positive patients: results from a baseline assessment of provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC) in Malawi
Ahmed S, Schwarz M, Flick RJ, Rees CA, Harawa M, Simon K, Robison JA, Kazembe PN, Kim MH. Trop Med Int Health. 2016;21(4):479-485.
Why did I stop? Barriers and facilitators to uptake and adherence to ART in Option B+ HIV care in Lilongwe, Malawi
Kim MH, Zhou A, Mazenga A, Ahmed S, Markham C, Zomba G, Simon K, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. PloS One. 2016;11(2):e0149527.
Uptake and yield of HIV testing and counselling among children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
Govindasamy D, Ferrand RA, Wilmore SM, Ford N, Ahmed S, Afnan-Holmes H, Kranzer K. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015;18:20182.
Factors associated with depression among adolescents living with HIV in Malawi
Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Yu X, Devandra A, Nguyen C, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Sharp C. BMC Psychiatry. 2015;15:264.
Paediatric HIV: Progress on prevention, treatment and cure
Kim MH, Ahmed S, Abrams EJ. Curr Pediatr Rep. 2015;3(3):219-229.
Brief report: Impact of Option B+ on the infant PMTCT cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Kim MH, Ahmed S, Hosseinipour MC, Yu X, Nguyen C, Chimbwandira F, Paul ME, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;70(1):99-103.
Improved identification and enrolment into care of HIV-exposed and infected infants and children following a community health worker intervention in Lilongwe, Malawi
Ahmed S, Kim MH, Dave AC, Sabelli R, Kanjelo K, Preidis GA, Giordano TP, Chiao E, Hosseinipour M, Kazembe PN, Chimbwandira F, Abrams EJ. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015;18:19305.
Tumoral bacillary angiomatosis in a child with human immunodeficiency virus
Wanat KA, Reid E, Kamiyango W, El-Mallawany NK, Kovarik CL. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(9):1015-6.
Prevalence of depression and validation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II and the Children's Depression Inventory-Short amongst HIV-positive adolescents in Malawi
Kim MH, Mazenga AC, Devandra A, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Yu X, Nguyen C, Sharp C. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014;17:18965.
Linkage, initiation and retention of children in the antiretroviral therapy cascade: an overview
Phelps BR, Ahmed S, Amzel A, Diallo MO, Jacobs T, Kellerman SE, Kim MH, Sugandhi N, Tam M, Wilson-Jones M. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S207-213.
Delivering pediatric HIV care in resource-limited settings: cost considerations in an expanded response
Tolle MA, Phelps BR, Desmond C, Sugandhi N, Omeogu C, Jamieson D, Ahmed S, Reuben E, Muhe L, Kellerman SE. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S179-186.
Routine inpatient provider-initiated HIV testing in Malawi, compared with client-initiated community-based testing, identifies younger children at higher risk of early mortality
Preidis GA, McCollum ED, Kamiyango W, Garbino A, Hosseinipour MC, Kazembe PN, Schutze GE, Kline MW. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013;63(1):e16-22.
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of HIV-infected children diagnosed with Kaposi Sarcoma in Malawi and Botswana
Cox CM, El-Mallawany NK, Kabue M, Kovarik C, Schutze GE, Kazembe PN, Mehta PS. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013;60(8):1274-1280.
Beyond PMTCT: keeping HIV-exposed and positive children healthy and alive
Kellerman SE, Ahmed S, Feeley-Summerl T, Jay J, Kim M, Phelps BR, Sugandhi N, Schouten E, Tolle M, Tsiouris F. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S225-233.
Challenges in infant and young child nutrition in the context of HIV
Sint TT, Lovich R, Hammond W, Kim M, Melillo S, Lu L, Ching P, Marcy J, Rollins N, Koumans EH, Heap AN, Brewinski-Isaacs M. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S169-177.
HIV-exposed infants: rethinking care for a lifelong condition
Sugandhi N, Rodrigues J, Kim M, Ahmed S, Amzel A, Tolle M, Dziuban EJ, Kellerman SE, Rivadeneira E. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S187-195.
Beyond early infant diagnosis: case finding strategies for identification of HIV-infected infants and children
Ahmed S, Kim MH, Sugandhi N, Phelps BR, Sabelli R, Diallo MO, Young P, Duncan D, Kellerman SE. AIDS. 2013;27 Suppl 2:S235-245.
Risks and benefits of lifelong antiretroviral treatment for pregnant and breastfeeding women: a review of the evidence for the Option B+ approach
Ahmed S, Kim MH, Abrams EJ. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2013;8(5):474-489.
HIV and childhood disability: a case-controlled study at a paediatric antiretroviral therapy centre in Lilongwe, Malawi
Devendra A, Makawa A, Kazembe PN, Calles NR, Kuper H. PloS One. 2013;8(12):e84024.
Risk factors for mortality in Malawian children with human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis co-infection
Buck WC, Olson D, Kabue MM, Ahmed S, Nchama LK, Munthali A, Hosseinipour MC, Kazembe PN. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013;17(11):1389-1395.
Low rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in a routine programmatic setting in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Kim MH, Ahmed S, Preidis GA, Abrams EJ, Hosseinipour MC, Giordano TP, Chiao EY, Paul ME, Bhalakia A, Nanthuru D, Kazembe PN. PloS One. 2013;8(5):e64979.
The Tingathe programme: a pilot intervention using community health workers to create a continuum of care in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade of services in Malawi
Kim MH, Ahmed S, Buck WC, Preidis GA, Hosseinipour MC, Bhalakia A, Nanthuru D, Kazembe PN, Chimbwandira F, Giordano TP, Chiao EY, Schutze GE, Kline MW. J Int AIDS Soc. 2012;15 Suppl 2:17389.
Mortality and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland
Kabue MM, Buck WC, Wanless SR, Cox CM, McCollum ED, Caviness AC, Ahmed S, Kim MH, Thahane L, Devlin A, Kochelani D, Kazembe PN, Calles NR, Mizwa MB, Schutze GE, Kline MW. Pediatrics. 2012;130(3):e591-599.
Prompt initiation of ART with therapeutic food is associated with improved outcomes in HIV-infected Malawian children with malnutrition
Kim MH, Cox C, Dave A, Draper HR, Kabue M, Schutze GE, Ahmed S, Kazembe PN, Kline MW, Manary M. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012;59(2):173-176.
Routine inpatient human immunodeficiency virus testing system increases access to pediatric human immunodeficiency virus care in sub-Saharan Africa
McCollum ED, Preidis GA, Golitko CL, Siwande LD, Mwansambo C, Kazembe PN, Hoffman I, Hosseinipour MC, Schutze GE, Kline MW. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(5):e75-81.
Inadequate coordination of maternal and infant HIV services detrimentally affects early infant diagnosis outcomes in Lilongwe, Malawi
Braun M, Kabue MM, McCollum ED, Ahmed S, Kim M, Aertker L, Chirwa M, Eliya M, Mofolo I, Hoffman I, Kazembe PN, van der Horst C, Kline MW, Hosseinipour MC. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011;56(5):e122-128.