Mazanderani, Ahmad Haeri; Sherman, G.G.; Moyo, F.; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Feucht, Ute Dagmar(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-09)
BACKGROUND. Currently there is no unique patient identification system in the South African public health sector. Therefore, routine
laboratory data cannot effectively be de-duplicated, thereby hampering surveillance of ...
Mazanderani, Ahmad Haeri; Moyo, Faith; Sherman, Gayle G.(Public Library of Science, 2017-05-11)
BACKGROUND : Samples submitted for HIV PCR testing that fail to yield a positive or negative result represent missed diagnostic opportunities. We describe HIV PCR test rejections and indeterminate results, and the associated ...
Moyo, F.; Mazanderani, Ahmad Haeri; Bhardwaj, S.; Mhlongo, O.B.; Kufa, T.; Ng’oma, K.; Smith, B.A.; Sherman, G.G.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-04)
BACKGROUND. Identifying and addressing gaps in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is required if South
Africa (SA) is to achieve targets for eliminating MTCT (eMTCT). Potential PMTCT gaps that ...
IINTRODUCTION : HIV-1 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at birth aims to facilitate earlier initiation of antiretroviral
therapy (ART) for HIV-infected neonates. Data from two years of universal birth testing ...
Mazanderani, Ahmad Haeri; Technau, Karl-Gunter; Hsiao, Nei-Yuan; Maritz, Jean; Carmona, Sergio; Sherman, Gayle G.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05-13)
Indeterminate HIV PCR results represent missed diagnostic opportunities within South
Africa’s early infant diagnosis programme. These results not only delay diagnosis and
appropriate management but are also a source of ...
Sherman, Gayle G.; Mazanderani, Ahmad Haeri; Barron, Peter; Bhardwaj, Sanjana; Niit, Ronelle; Okobi, Margaret; Puren, Adrian; Jackson, Debra J.; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim(Edinburgh University Global Health Society, 2017-06)
BACKGROUND : South Africa has utilized three independent
data sources to measure the impact of its program
for the prevention of mother–to–child transmission
(PMTCT) of HIV. These include the South African