Recent publications from the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cost-Effectiveness of Preemptive Switching to Efavirenz-Based Antiretroviral Therapy for Children With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Desmonde S, Frank SC, Coovadia A, Dahourou DL, Hou T, Abrams EJ, Amorissani-Folquet M, Walensky RP, Strehlau R, Penazzato M, Freedberg KA, Kuhn L, Leroy V, Ciaranello AL. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 11;6(7):ofz276. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz276. eCollection 2019 Jul. PMID: 31334298

Using National Laboratory Data to Assess Cumulative Frequency of Linkage After Transfer to Community-based HIV Clinics in South Africa. Bassett IV, Huang M, Cloete C, Candy S, Giddy J, Frank SC, Freedberg KA, Losina E, Walensky RP, Parker RA. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Jun;22(6):e25326. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25326. PMID:31243898

Risks and Benefits of Dolutegravir- and Efavirenz-Based Strategies for South African Women With HIV of Child-Bearing Potential: A Modeling Study. Dugdale CM, Ciaranello AL, Bekker LG, Stern ME, Myer L, Wood R, Sax PE, Abrams EJ, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.7326/M18-3358. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30934067

Clinical Effect and Cost-effectiveness of Incorporation of Point-of-Care Assays Into Early Infant HIV Diagnosis Programmes in Zimbabwe: A Modelling Study. Frank SC, Cohn J, Dunning L, Sacks E, Walensky RP, Mukherjee S, Dugdale CM, Turunga E, Freedberg KA, Ciaranello AL. Lancet HIV. 2019 Mar;6(3):e182-e190. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30328-X. Epub 2019 Feb 5. PMID: 30737187

Test and Treat TB: A Pilot Trial of GeneXpert MTB/RIF Screening on a Mobile HIV Testing Unit in South Africa. Bassett IV, Forman LS, Govere S, Thulare H, Frank SC, Mhlongo B, Losina E. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 4;19(1):110. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3738-4. PMID:30717693

HIV Testing After a First Positive Rapid Diagnostic Test: A Role for Nucleic Acid Testing? Neilan AM, Cohn JE, Lemaire JF, Sacks E, Alban R, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP, Ciaranello AL. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 29;5(8):ofy170. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy170. eCollection 2018 Aug. PMID: 30182030

Assessing the Completeness and Accuracy of South African National Laboratory CD4 and Viral Load Data: A Cross-sectional Study. Bassett IV, Huang M, Cloete C, Candy S, Giddy J, Frank SC, Parker RA. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 23;8(8):e021506. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021506. PMID: 30139898

Optimal Breastfeeding Durations for HIV-exposed Infants: The Impact of Maternal ART Use, Infant Mortality and Replacement Feeding Risk. Mallampati D, MacLean RL, Shapiro R, Dabis F, Engelsmann B, Freedberg KA, Leroy V, Lockman S, Walensky R, Rollins N, Ciaranello A. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Apr;21(4):e25107. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25107. PMID: 29667336