Denise Evans

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Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Treatment outcomes of HIV-infected adolescents attending public-sector HIV clinics across Gauteng and Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 29:892-900. 2013
  2. pmc Increased risk of mortality and loss to follow-up among HIV-positive patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis and malnutrition before antiretroviral therapy initiation: a retrospective analysis from a large urban cohort in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 113:362-72. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in antiretroviral therapy naïve HIV-positive patients and the impact on treatment outcomes--a retrospective study from a large urban cohort in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2041, South Africa
    J Neurovirol 18:162-71. 2012
  4. pmc Treatment Outcomes and Costs of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy at a Primary Health Clinic versus a Hospital-Based HIV Clinic in South Africa
    Lawrence C Long
    Department of Internal Medical, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0168118. 2016
  5. pmc Treatment outcomes of over 1000 patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy from four public-sector HIV treatment facilities across Johannesburg, South Africa
    Kate Shearer
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 22:221-231. 2017
  6. pmc Can Short-Term Use of Electronic Patient Adherence Monitoring Devices Improve Adherence in Patients Failing Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy? Evidence from a Pilot Study in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 20:2717-2728. 2016
  7. pmc Comparative durability of nevirapine versus efavirenz in first-line regimens during the first year of initiating antiretroviral therapy among Swaziland HIV-infected adults
    Simbarashe Takuva
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Pan Afr Med J 15:5. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection in HBV serologically-negative South African HIV patients and retrospective evaluation of the clinical course of mono- and co-infection
    Cindy Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 16:e268-72. 2012
  9. pmc Insights into Adherence among a Cohort of Adolescents Aged 12-20 Years in South Africa: Reported Barriers to Antiretroviral Treatment
    Mhairi Maskew
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Res Treat 2016:4161738. 2016
  10. pmc Treatment outcomes of HIV-positive patients on first-line antiretroviral therapy in private versus public HIV clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Faith Moyo
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Clin Epidemiol 8:37-47. 2016

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  1. pmc Treatment outcomes of HIV-infected adolescents attending public-sector HIV clinics across Gauteng and Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 29:892-900. 2013
    ..Interventions are needed to help improve outcomes and retention in care in this unique population...
  2. pmc Increased risk of mortality and loss to follow-up among HIV-positive patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis and malnutrition before antiretroviral therapy initiation: a retrospective analysis from a large urban cohort in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 113:362-72. 2012
    ..We investigated the effect of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OC) and body mass index (BMI) before antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation on treatment outcomes of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in antiretroviral therapy naïve HIV-positive patients and the impact on treatment outcomes--a retrospective study from a large urban cohort in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2041, South Africa
    J Neurovirol 18:162-71. 2012
    ..Completion of TB treatment may reduce the risk of persistent PN in patients with TB-related PN. Use of HIV drugs, even neurotoxic ones, may overall limit neuropathy...
  4. pmc Treatment Outcomes and Costs of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy at a Primary Health Clinic versus a Hospital-Based HIV Clinic in South Africa
    Lawrence C Long
    Department of Internal Medical, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0168118. 2016
    ..We compared the outcomes and costs of NIMART between the two major public sector HIV treatment delivery models in use in South Africa today, primary health clinics and hospital-based HIV clinics...
  5. pmc Treatment outcomes of over 1000 patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy from four public-sector HIV treatment facilities across Johannesburg, South Africa
    Kate Shearer
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 22:221-231. 2017
    ..To report predictors of outcomes of second-line ART for HIV treatment in a resource-limited setting...
  6. pmc Can Short-Term Use of Electronic Patient Adherence Monitoring Devices Improve Adherence in Patients Failing Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy? Evidence from a Pilot Study in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Denise Evans
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 20:2717-2728. 2016
    ..9 vs. 40.9 %; RR 1.12; 95 % CI 0.81-1.56). In patients with an elevated viral load on second-line ART electronic adherence monitoring was associated with a modest, but not significant, improvement in viral suppression...
  7. pmc Comparative durability of nevirapine versus efavirenz in first-line regimens during the first year of initiating antiretroviral therapy among Swaziland HIV-infected adults
    Simbarashe Takuva
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Pan Afr Med J 15:5. 2013
    ..Further studies comparing the cost-effectiveness of delivering these two NNRTIs in light of their different limitations are required. ..
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection in HBV serologically-negative South African HIV patients and retrospective evaluation of the clinical course of mono- and co-infection
    Cindy Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 16:e268-72. 2012
    ..This study presents the prevalence of HBV DNA in HIV-positive patients negative for all HBV serological markers and a retrospective evaluation of the clinical course of mono- and co-infection...
  9. pmc Insights into Adherence among a Cohort of Adolescents Aged 12-20 Years in South Africa: Reported Barriers to Antiretroviral Treatment
    Mhairi Maskew
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Res Treat 2016:4161738. 2016
    ..Awareness of treatment fatigue, challenges to taking ART, and caregiver difficulties is important when considering interventions to improve treatment outcomes among adolescents...
  10. pmc Treatment outcomes of HIV-positive patients on first-line antiretroviral therapy in private versus public HIV clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Faith Moyo
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Clin Epidemiol 8:37-47. 2016
    ..While many studies have investigated patient-level causes of poor treatment outcomes, data on the effect of health systems on ART outcomes are scarce...
  11. doi request reprint Intensive adherence counselling for HIV-infected individuals failing second-line antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Matthew P Fox
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 21:1131-7. 2016
    ..This study was performed to describe one such approach to adherence optimisation...
  12. pmc The High Cost of HIV-Positive Inpatient Care at an Urban Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lawrence C Long
    Department of Internal Medical, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0148546. 2016
    ..This study reports the primary reasons for HIV-related admission at a regional, urban hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa and estimates the associated lengths of stay and costs...
  13. pmc Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing on self-collected specimens: perceptions among HIV positive women attending rural and urban clinics in South Africa
    Kay Mahomed
    Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Pan Afr Med J 17:189. 2014
    ..Cervical cancer is treatable if detected timeously, yet only 20% of South African women have ever been for a Pap smear in their lifetime due to limited access to screening, transport or child care responsibilities...
  14. pmc Linkage to care and treatment for TB and HIV among people newly diagnosed with TB or HIV-associated TB at a large, inner city South African hospital
    Yara Voss De Lima
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e49140. 2013
    ..To assess the outcomes of linkage to TB and HIV care and identify risk factors for poor referral outcomes...
  15. pmc Prevalent pregnancy, biological sex, and virologic response to antiretroviral therapy
    Daniel Westreich
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:489-94. 2012
    ..Pregnancy is a common indication for initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in sub-Saharan Africa. Our objective was to evaluate how pregnancy at treatment initiation predicts virologic response to HAART...
  16. pmc Severe adverse events during second-line tuberculosis treatment in the context of high HIV Co-infection in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study
    Kathryn Schnippel
    Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 16:593. 2016
    ..We report the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) during a standardised DR-TB treatment regimen at two outpatient, decentralized, public-sector sites in Johannesburg, South Africa...
  17. pmc Early Outcomes Of Decentralized Care for Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis in Johannesburg, South Africa: An Observational Cohort Study
    Rebecca Berhanu
    Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0164974. 2016
    ..We describe baseline characteristics, time to treatment initiation and interim patient outcomes at a decentralized, outpatient treatment site for rifampicin-resistant TB (RR-TB)...