Sunil S. Solomon
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Publications 169
#1Sunil S. Solomon (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 24
#2Thomas C. Quinn (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 108
Last.Hemali Mehta (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 54
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Abstract Background & Aims We evaluated the impact of integrating HCV testing/education into integrated care centers (ICCs) delivering HIV services to people who inject drugs (PWID) across India using a cluster-randomized trial. Methods We compared ICCs with usual care (UC) in the PWID stratum (12 sites) of a 22-site cluster-randomized trial. In 6 sites, ICCs delivering HIV testing, harm reduction, other preventive services and linkage to HIV treatment were scaled from opioid agonist therapy cen...
Abstract Background : Virological monitoring (VM) and drug resistance (DR) analysis are crucial for effective HIV management. Due to the high cost of commercial assays, VM and DR analysis is not performed in resource-limited-settings. Objective : The objective of this study is to develop a pooling based algorithm for the combined identification of virologic treatment failure (VTF) by nucleic acid testing (NAT) and DR by sequencing - NAT+DR assay. Study Design : We enrolled 559 participants on fi...
#1J. Morgan Freiman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Jianing Wang (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
Last.Benjamin P. Linas (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 16
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Background & Aims Affordable point-of-care tests for hepatitis C (HCV) viraemia are needed to improve access to treatment in low- and middle-income countries. Our aims were to determine the target limit of detection (LOD) necessary to diagnose the majority of people with HCV eligible for treatment, and identify characteristics associated with low-level viraemia (LLV) (defined as the lowest 3% of the distribution of HCV RNA) to understand those at risk of being misdiagnosed. Methods We establishe...
#1Antoine Chaillon (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 14
#2Sanjay MehtaH-Index: 33
Last.Natasha K. Martin (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 32
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#1Lakshmi Ganapathi (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 4
#2Allison M. McFall (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 10
Last.Sunil S. Solomon (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 24
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#1Sunil S. Solomon (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 24
#2Suniti SolomonH-Index: 38
Last.Hemali Mehta (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 54
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Summary Background To achieve reductions in HIV incidence, we need strategies to engage key population at risk for HIV in low-income and middle-income countries. We evaluated the effectiveness of integrated care centres in India that provided single-venue HIV testing, prevention, and treatment services for people who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods We did baseline respondent-driven sampling surveys in 27 sites across India, and selected 22 of these (12 PWID and t...
#1Chinnambedu Ravichandran Swathirajan (Voluntary Health Services Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Marimuthu Ragavan Rameshkumar (Voluntary Health Services Hospital)
Last.Pachamuthu Balakrishnan (Voluntary Health Services Hospital)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Objectives Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important aetiological agent causing pneumonia, urinary tract infections and bacteraemia. High antibiotic use in nosocomial settings and for immunocompromised conditions results in increasing multidrug resistance. This study analysed the antimicrobial resistance profile of P. aeruginosa isolates in an HIV setting. Methods A total of 7386 clinical specimens were collected from HIV patients attending YRG CARE from 2010–2017. P. aeruginosa isolated f...