Laith J Abu-Raddad

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The distribution of new HIV infections by mode of exposure in Morocco
    Ghina R Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:iii49-56. 2013
  2. pmc Distinct HIV discordancy patterns by epidemic size in stable sexual partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 88:51-7. 2012
  3. pmc Are HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men emerging in the Middle East and North Africa?: a systematic review and data synthesis
    Ghina Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    PLoS Med 8:e1000444. 2010
  4. pmc Characterising the progress in HIV/AIDS research in the Middle East and North Africa
    Hanan F Saba
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:iii5-9. 2013
  5. pmc The epidemiology of HIV infection in Morocco: systematic review and data synthesis
    S P Kouyoumjian
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Int J STD AIDS 24:507-16. 2013
  6. pmc Sources of HIV incidence among stable couples in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18765. 2014
  7. pmc How does population viral load vary with the evolution of a large HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa?
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    aInfectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar bDepartment of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York cVaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA
    AIDS 28:927-9. 2014
  8. pmc The emerging face of the HIV epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa
    Ghina R Mumtaz
    aInfectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar bRegional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt cDepartment of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, USA dVaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 9:183-91. 2014
  9. pmc Have the explosive HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa been driven by higher community viral load?
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation Education City, P O Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    AIDS 27:981-9. 2013
  10. pmc HSV-2 serology can be predictive of HIV epidemic potential and hidden sexual risk behavior in the Middle East and North Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Epidemics 2:173-82. 2010

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Publications31

  1. pmc The distribution of new HIV infections by mode of exposure in Morocco
    Ghina R Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:iii49-56. 2013
    ..Building on a wealth of new empirical data, the objective of this study was to estimate the distribution of new HIV infections in Morocco by mode of exposure using the modes of transmission (MoT) mathematical model...
  2. pmc Distinct HIV discordancy patterns by epidemic size in stable sexual partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 88:51-7. 2012
    ..To describe patterns of HIV infection among stable sexual partnerships across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
  3. pmc Are HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men emerging in the Middle East and North Africa?: a systematic review and data synthesis
    Ghina Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    PLoS Med 8:e1000444. 2010
    ..It is widely perceived that data are virtually nonexistent on MSM and HIV in this region. The objective of this review was to delineate, for the first time, the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in MENA...
  4. pmc Characterising the progress in HIV/AIDS research in the Middle East and North Africa
    Hanan F Saba
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:iii5-9. 2013
    ..The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is perceived to have limited HIV data. The objective of this study was to quantitatively characterise the progress in HIV research in this region since the discovery of the epidemic...
  5. pmc The epidemiology of HIV infection in Morocco: systematic review and data synthesis
    S P Kouyoumjian
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Int J STD AIDS 24:507-16. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Sources of HIV incidence among stable couples in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18765. 2014
    ..Understanding the dynamics of HIV incidence among stable couples is critical to inform HIV prevention strategy across sub-Saharan Africa...
  7. pmc How does population viral load vary with the evolution of a large HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa?
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    aInfectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar bDepartment of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York cVaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA
    AIDS 28:927-9. 2014
    ..As ART coverage expands in sub-Saharan Africa, population log10 viral load will increasingly become a powerful proxy for monitoring ART implementation and HIV incidence trends. ..
  8. pmc The emerging face of the HIV epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa
    Ghina R Mumtaz
    aInfectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar bRegional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt cDepartment of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, USA dVaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 9:183-91. 2014
    ..A volume of quality HIV data has materialized recently in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This review provides a thematic narrative of the patterns of HIV infection transmission in this region in light of these data...
  9. pmc Have the explosive HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa been driven by higher community viral load?
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation Education City, P O Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    AIDS 27:981-9. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that mean HIV-1 plasma RNA viral loads are higher in SSA than other areas, and that these elevated levels may contribute to the scale of epidemics in this region...
  10. pmc HSV-2 serology can be predictive of HIV epidemic potential and hidden sexual risk behavior in the Middle East and North Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Epidemics 2:173-82. 2010
    ..We demonstrate the potential use of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence as a marker for HIV risk within MENA...
  11. doi request reprint Epidemiology of HIV infection in the Middle East and North Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    AIDS 24:S5-23. 2010
    ..The objective of this review and synthesis was to address the dearth of strategic interpretable data on HIV in MENA by delineating a data-driven overview of HIV epidemiology in this region...
  12. pmc Population level impact of an imperfect prophylactic vaccine for herpes simplex virus-2
    Ramzi A Alsallaq
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:290-7. 2010
    ..The continuation of developing Herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) prophylactic vaccines requires parallel mathematical modeling to quantify the effect on the population of these vaccines...
  13. pmc Understanding the potential impact of a combination HIV prevention intervention in a hyper-endemic community
    Ramzi A Alsallaq
    Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e54575. 2013
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  14. ncbi request reprint Dual infection with HIV and malaria fuels the spread of both diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Statistical Center for HIV Aids Research and Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Science 314:1603-6. 2006
    ..Hence, transient and repeated increases in HIV viral load resulting from recurrent co-infection with malaria may be an important factor in promoting the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa...
  15. doi request reprint Only a fraction of new HIV infections occur within identifiable stable discordant couples in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar
    AIDS 27:251-60. 2013
    ..To estimate the contribution of HIV-1 sero-conversions among stable HIV sero-discordant couples (SDCs) to total HIV population-level incidence in sub-Saharan Africa...
  16. pmc HIV among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa: Systematic Review and Data Synthesis
    Ghina R Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 11:e1001663. 2014
    ..Secondary objectives were to describe the risk behavior environment and the HIV epidemic potential among PWID, and to estimate the prevalence of injecting drug use in MENA...
  17. doi request reprint HIV-1 molecular epidemiology evidence and transmission patterns in the Middle East and North Africa
    Ghina Mumtaz
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Education City, P O Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 87:101-6. 2011
    ..HIV prevention efforts in MENA must be prioritized for these high-risk groups...
  18. doi request reprint No HIV stage is dominant in driving the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Statistical Center for HIV AIDS Research and Prevention SCHARP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, LE 400, P O Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    AIDS 22:1055-61. 2008
    ..To estimate the role of each of the HIV progression stages in fueling HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa by using the recent measurements of HIV transmission probability per coital per HIV stage in the Rakai study...
  19. pmc An apparent lack of epidemiologic association between hepatitis C virus knowledge and the prevalence of hepatitis C infection in a national survey in Egypt
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    PLoS ONE 8:e69803. 2013
    ..7% of the population being antibody positive for HCV. The aim of this study was to examine the association between knowledge of HCV and HCV antibody positivity among the Egyptian population...
  20. doi request reprint Quantitative assessment of the role of male circumcision in HIV epidemiology at the population level
    Ramzi A Alsallaq
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Program in Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Epidemics 1:139-52. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Analytic insights into the population level impact of imperfect prophylactic HIV vaccines
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Statistical Center for HIV Aids Research and Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North LE 400, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:454-67. 2007
    ....
  22. pmc Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the general population of women in Qatar
    Asma Al-Thani
    Department of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:iii57-60. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among general population women in Doha, Qatar...
  23. pmc Mapping HIV clustering: a strategy for identifying populations at high risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa
    Diego F Cuadros
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Qatar Foundation Education City, PO Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
    Int J Health Geogr 12:28. 2013
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  24. pmc External infections contribute minimally to HIV incidence among HIV sero-discordant couples in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Doha, Qatar
    Sex Transm Infect 89:138-41. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to examine whether, and to what extent, these findings are generalisable to SDCs in the wider population in SSA...
  25. pmc The epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Egypt: a systematic review and data synthesis
    Yousra A Mohamoud
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    BMC Infect Dis 13:288. 2013
    ..7%. Our study's objective was to delineate the evidence on the epidemiology of HCV infection among the different population groups in Egypt, and to draw analytical inferences about the nature of HCV transmission in this country...
  26. pmc Genital herpes has played a more important role than any other sexually transmitted infection in driving HIV prevalence in Africa
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Statistical Center for HIV Aids Research and Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2230. 2008
    ..The potential impact of these interventions requires a quantitative assessment of the magnitude of the synergy between HIV and HSV-2 at the population level...
  27. doi request reprint The risk of HIV transmission within HIV-1 sero-discordant couples appears to vary across sub-Saharan Africa
    Hiam Chemaitelly
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar
    Epidemics 6:1-9. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, quantifying HIV infectiousness is critical to understanding HIV epidemiology and implementing prevention programs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of agent-based simulations to design and interpret HIV clinical trials
    Diego F Cuadros
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha, Qatar Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, NY, USA Electronic address
    Comput Biol Med 50:1-8. 2014
    ..This methodology will be particularly useful for designing RCTs aimed at evaluating combination prevention interventions in community-based RCTs, wherein an intervention׳s effectiveness is challenging to predict. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Spatial variability in HIV prevalence declines in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa
    Diego F Cuadros
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation Education City, Doha, Qatar Electronic address
    Health Place 28:45-9. 2014
    ..Our findings provide insights for resource allocation and HIV prevention interventions in these countries. ..
  30. pmc Epidemiological benefits of more-effective tuberculosis vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics
    Laith J Abu-Raddad
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:13980-5. 2009
    ..Elimination will require new delivery strategies, such as mass vaccination campaigns, and new products targeted at latently infected people...