Publications

BRTI has a mandate to encourage research both from fellows and staff to capacitate the community on various aspect including and not limited to Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Data Science and Data management, TB and HIV. 

Our fellows before and over the course of the fellowship have published alot of papers listed on this page 

Dolutegravir drug-resistance monitoring in Africa.

Kouamou V, Inzaule S, Manasa J.

Affiliations

    • 1University of Zimbabwe, Harare 00263, Zimbabwe. Electronic address: kvinie2005@yahoo.fr.
    • 2Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • 3University of Zimbabwe, Harare 00263, Zimbabwe.

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Drug Resistance Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Virologic Failure of First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy and Response to Second-Line Treatment.

Vinie Kouamou 1Bhavini Varyani 2Tinei Shamu 3Tichaona Mapangisana 4Cleophas Chimbetete 3 5Tinashe Mudzviti 3 6Justen Manasa 7David Katzenstein 2 8

 

Affiliations

  • 1Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 2Department of Molecular Biology, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 3Newlands Clinic, Newlands, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 4Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • 5Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 6School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 7Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 8Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

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    SARS-CoV-2 in Zimbabwe: milestones and challenges faced towards achieving the expected 60% herd immunity

    Vinie Kouamou 1Richard Matarise 1Elizabeth Dos Santos 1Nyasha Elose 1Justen Manasa 1

    Affiliation

    • 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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    Viral load care of HIV-1 infected children and adolescents: A longitudinal study in rural Zimbabwe.

    Vinie Kouamou 1Bhavini Varyani 2Tinei Shamu 3Tichaona Mapangisana 4Cleophas Chimbetete 3 5Tinashe Mudzviti 3 6Justen Manasa 7David Katzenstein 2 8

     

    Affiliations

    • 1Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
    • 2Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, DC, United States of America.
    • 3Department of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • 4Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • 5Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, Karoi, Zimbabwe.
    • 6Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • 7African Institute for Biomedical Sciences and Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • 8Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • 9Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
    • 10Gilead Sciences Inc., Foster City, California, United States of America.
    • 11Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America.

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      HIV-1 Genetic Diversity and Natural Polymorphisms of the Integrase Gene in Integrase Inhibitor-Naive Patients in Harare, Zimbabwe.

      Amanda Madyadi 1 2Milcah Dhoro 2Tinei Shamu 3 4 5Tendai Washaya 1Vinie Kouamou 2Benjamin Chimukangara 6 7 8David Katzenstein 1 9Justen Manasa 2

       

      Affiliations

      • 1Department of Molecular Biology, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 2Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zimbabwe, Mt Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 3Department of Molecular Biology, Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 4Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
      • 5Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
      • 6Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, Durban, South Africa.
      • 7Department of Virology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
      • 8Critical Care Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
      • 9School of Medicine, University of Stanford, Stanford, California, USA.

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      Viral load care of HIV-1 infected children and adolescents: A longitudinal study in rural Zimbabwe.

      Vinie Kouamou 1Bhavini Varyani 2Tinei Shamu 3Tichaona Mapangisana 4Cleophas Chimbetete 3 5Tinashe Mudzviti 3 6Justen Manasa 7David Katzenstein 2 8

       

      Affiliations

      • 1Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
      • 2Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, DC, United States of America.
      • 3Department of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 4Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 5Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, Karoi, Zimbabwe.
      • 6Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 7African Institute for Biomedical Sciences and Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 8Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe.
      • 9Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
      • 10Gilead Sciences Inc., Foster City, California, United States of America.
      • 11Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America.

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        Effects of repeated blood donation on iron status of blood donors in Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study.

        Donald Vhanda 1 2Frank Chinowaita 1 3Sisodwa Nkomo 4Collins Timire 5Vinie Kouamou 

         

         

        • Affiliations

          • 1Diagnostic Department Premier Services Medical Investments Harare Zimbabwe.
          • 2Department of Chemical Pathology University of Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwe.
          • 3Department of Pathology (Microbiology) Midlands State University Gweru Zimbabwe.
          • 4Safety, Health, Environment and Quality National Blood Service Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwe.
          • 5AIDS and TB Department Ministry of Health and Child Care Harare Zimbabwe.
          • 6Unit of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwe.

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        Rapid HIV-1 drug resistance testing in a resource limited setting: the Pan Degenerate Amplification and Adaptation assay (PANDAA).

        Vinie Kouamou 1Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu 1David Katzenstein 2Justen Manasa 

         

        • Affiliations

          • 1Unit of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
          • 2Department of Molecular Virology, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
          • 3Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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          The transient effect of a peer support intervention to improve adherence among adolescents and young adults failing antiretroviral therapy in Harare, Zimbabwe: a randomized control trial

          Chiratidzo E Ndhlovu 1Vinie Kouamou 1Primrose Nyamayaro 2Leanne Dougherty 3Nicola Willis 4Bisola O Ojikutu 5 6A Tariro Makadzange 1 7

           

           

            • Affiliations

              • 1Department of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe.
              • 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe.
              • 3John Snow Inc, Boston, MA, USA. ldougherty@popcouncil.org.
              • 4Africaid, Harare, Zimbabwe.
              • 5John Snow Inc, Boston, MA, USA.
              • 6Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
              • 7Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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          Drug resistance and optimizing dolutegravir regimens for adolescents and young adults failing antiretroviral therapy

          Vinie Kouamou 1Justen Manasa 2David Katzenstein 3Alan M McGregor 1Chiratidzo E Ndhlovu 1Azure T Makadzange 

           

            • Affiliations

              • 1Department of Medicine.
              • 2Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe.
              • 3Department of Molecular Biology, Biomedical, Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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            Diagnostic Accuracy of Pan-Degenerate Amplification and Adaptation Assay for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutation Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

            Vinie Kouamou 1Justen Manasa 2David Katzenstein 3Alan M McGregor 4Chiratidzo E Ndhlovu 4Tariro Makadzange

             

             

            Affiliations

            • 1Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe kvinie2005@yahoo.fr.
            • 2Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
            • 3Department of Molecular Biology, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.
            • 4Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
            • 5Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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            Pretreatment HIV Drug Resistance Among Adults Initiating or Re-Initiating First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe: Fast-Tracking the Transition to Dolutegravir-Based First-Line Regimens?

            Vinie Kouamou 1Justice Mavetera 1Justen Manasa 2Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu 1David Katzenstein 3Alan Michael McGregor 1

             

                • Affiliations

                  • 1Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
                  • 2Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
                  • 3Department of Molecular Biology, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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