Elijah M Songok

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manitoba
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Perceptions of HIV infected patients on the use of cell phone as a tool to support their antiretroviral adherence; a cross-sectional study in a large referral hospital in Kenya
    Florence Kinyua
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 13:987. 2013
  2. pmc CD26/dipeptidyl peptidase IV (CD26/DPPIV) is highly expressed in peripheral blood of HIV-1 exposed uninfected female sex workers
    Elijah M Songok
    Centre for Virus Research, Mbagathi Road Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Virol J 7:343. 2010
  3. doi request reprint HIV type 1 subtype diversity and drug resistance among HIV type 1-infected Kenyan patients initiating antiretroviral therapy
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:1211-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Genetic characterization of HIV type 1 among patients with suspected immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Kenya
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:833-8. 2010
  5. pmc HIV-1 subtype and viral tropism determination for evaluating antiretroviral therapy options: an analysis of archived Kenyan blood samples
    Raphael W Lihana
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 9:215. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Changes in the HIV type 1 envelope gene from non-subtype B HIV type 1-infected children in Kenya
    Raphael Lwembe
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:141-7. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The changing trend of HIV type 1 subtypes in Nairobi
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:337-42. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint HIV type 1 subtypes among STI patients in Nairobi: a genotypic study based on partial pol gene sequencing
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, KEMRI JICA Project, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:1172-7. 2006
  9. pmc Microarray analysis of HIV resistant female sex workers reveal a gene expression signature pattern reminiscent of a lowered immune activation state
    Elijah M Songok
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e30048. 2012
  10. doi request reprint HIV type 1 subtype surveillance in central Kenya
    Sheila Kageha
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:228-31. 2012

Collaborators

  • Raphael W Lihana
  • Seiji Kageyama
  • Ma Luo
  • Blake T Ball
  • Tatsuo Shioda
  • Roger Pelle
  • Lyle McKinnon
  • Michael Kiptoo
  • Raphael Lwembe
  • Joyceline Kinyua
  • Samoel A Khamadi
  • Hiroshi Ichimura
  • Florence Kinyua
  • Peter Muiruri
  • Veronica Wambui
  • Sheila Kageha
  • Nancy Lagat
  • Fredrick A Okoth
  • Mary Owens
  • Tresa Palakudy
  • Rachel Musoke
  • Charles O Mongoina
  • Frederick A Okoth
  • Annie Panikulam
  • Fredrick Okoth
  • Paul Sandstrom
  • Gideon Kikuvi
  • Joseph Mutai
  • James Brooks
  • Zipporah Ng'ang'a
  • Adrienne F A Meyers
  • Irene Odera
  • Vincent Okoth
  • Matilu Mwau
  • Jane M Ngaira
  • Peter Kinyanjui
  • Edward Muge
  • Azumi Ishizaki
  • Washingtone Ochieng'
  • Heleen de Koning
  • Naohiko Yamamoto
  • Washingtone Ochieng
  • Yusuke Koizumi
  • Joseph Mwangi
  • Saida Osman
  • Anne Muigai
  • Jane Y Carter
  • Joseph Muriuki
  • D L Mwaniki
  • Solomon Mpoke
  • Washington Ochieng
  • Isao Oishi

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Perceptions of HIV infected patients on the use of cell phone as a tool to support their antiretroviral adherence; a cross-sectional study in a large referral hospital in Kenya
    Florence Kinyua
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 13:987. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was therefore to determine the perceptions of HIV infected patients on the use of cell phone text messaging as a tool to support adherence to their ART medication...
  2. pmc CD26/dipeptidyl peptidase IV (CD26/DPPIV) is highly expressed in peripheral blood of HIV-1 exposed uninfected female sex workers
    Elijah M Songok
    Centre for Virus Research, Mbagathi Road Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Virol J 7:343. 2010
    ....
  3. doi request reprint HIV type 1 subtype diversity and drug resistance among HIV type 1-infected Kenyan patients initiating antiretroviral therapy
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:1211-7. 2009
    ..With increasing numbers of patients that require treatment and the rapid upscaling of ART in Kenya, HIV-1 drug resistance testing is recommended before starting treatment in order to achieve better clinical outcomes...
  4. doi request reprint Genetic characterization of HIV type 1 among patients with suspected immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Kenya
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:833-8. 2010
    ..Drug resistance may not be the only cause of ART adverse events. HIV-1 characterization would be important before and during HIV therapy to avoid treatment failure...
  5. pmc HIV-1 subtype and viral tropism determination for evaluating antiretroviral therapy options: an analysis of archived Kenyan blood samples
    Raphael W Lihana
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 9:215. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine HIV-1 subtypes, recombination, dual infections and viral tropism of HIV-1 among Kenyan patients prior to widespread use of antiretroviral drugs...
  6. doi request reprint Changes in the HIV type 1 envelope gene from non-subtype B HIV type 1-infected children in Kenya
    Raphael Lwembe
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:141-7. 2009
    ..7%) (p = 0.053). These results suggest that switching of coreceptor usage from CCR5 to CXCR4 among HIV-1-infected children is not influenced by ART, but by factors responsible for rapid disease progression...
  7. doi request reprint The changing trend of HIV type 1 subtypes in Nairobi
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:337-42. 2009
    ..As such, increased viral evolution and recombination will call for continuous evaluation of available anti-HIV regimens for better management of those infected with HIV-1...
  8. ncbi request reprint HIV type 1 subtypes among STI patients in Nairobi: a genotypic study based on partial pol gene sequencing
    Raphael W Lihana
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, KEMRI JICA Project, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:1172-7. 2006
    ..Any use of ARVs may therefore require initial testing for de novo resistance before commencement of treatment and/or management...
  9. pmc Microarray analysis of HIV resistant female sex workers reveal a gene expression signature pattern reminiscent of a lowered immune activation state
    Elijah M Songok
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e30048. 2012
    ..Ribosomal protein synthesis and tight junction genes were up regulated. We infer that the hallmark of HIV-1 resistance is down regulation of genes in key signaling pathways that HIV-1 depends on for infection...
  10. doi request reprint HIV type 1 subtype surveillance in central Kenya
    Sheila Kageha
    Center for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:228-31. 2012
    ..Continued surveillance of circulating subtypes of HIV-1 in Kenya is important in determining the evolution of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya...
  11. doi request reprint HIV-1 drug resistance-associated mutations among HIV-1 infected drug-naïve antenatal clinic attendees in rural Kenya
    Michael Kiptoo
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 13:517. 2013
    ..To counter this, and come up with an effective treatment strategy, it has become vital to determine baseline mutations associated with drug resistance among the circulating strains of HIV-1in Kenya...
  12. pmc Predicted HIV-1 coreceptor usage among Kenya patients shows a high tendency for subtype d to be cxcr4 tropic
    Veronica Wambui
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, 30197 00100, Kenya
    AIDS Res Ther 9:22. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  13. ncbi request reprint Anti-retroviral drug resistance-associated mutations among non-subtype B HIV-1-infected Kenyan children with treatment failure
    Raphael Lwembe
    Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Med Virol 79:865-72. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint HIV type 1 subtypes in circulation in northern Kenya
    Samoel A Khamadi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 21:810-4. 2005
    ..These results show that cross-border movements play an important role in the circulation of subtypes in Northern Kenya...