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Successful isolation of Treponema pallidum strains from patients' cryopreserved ulcer exudate using the rabbit model.

Pereira LE, Katz SS, Sun Y, Mills P, Taylor W, Atkins P, Thurlow CM, Chi KH, Danavall D, Cook N, Ahmed T, Debra A, Philip S, Cohen S, Workowski KA, Kersh E, Fakile Y, Chen CY, Pillay A.

PLoS One. 2020 Jan 13;15(1):e0227769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227769. eCollection 2020.


Evaluation of the WHO/CDC Syphilis Serology Proficiency Programme to support the global elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis: an observational cross-sectional study, 2008-2015.

Hopkins AO, Trinh T, Fakile YF, Pillay A, Taylor MM, Kersh E, Kamb M.

BMJ Open. 2020 Jan 9;10(1):e029434. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029434.


The minimum age of criminal responsibility, international variation, and the Dual Systems Model in neurodevelopment.

Pillay AL.

J Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2019 Dec;31(3):224-234. doi: 10.2989/17280583.2019.1692851.


Synthesis, Cytotoxicity and Antimicrobial Evaluation of New Coumarin-Tagged β-Lactam Triazole Hybrid.

Dhawan S, Awolade P, Kisten P, Cele N, Pillay AS, Saha S, Kaur M, Jonnalagadda SB, Singh P.

Chem Biodivers. 2020 Jan;17(1):e1900462. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.201900462. Epub 2020 Jan 9.


Depressive symptoms in first year students at a rural South African University.

Pillay AL, Thwala JD, Pillay I.

J Affect Disord. 2020 Mar 15;265:579-582. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.094. Epub 2019 Nov 13.


Estimating mean population salt intake in Fiji and Samoa using spot urine samples.

Santos JA, Rosewarne E, Hogendorf M, Trieu K, Pillay A, Ieremia M, Naseri LTT, Tukana I, Snowdon W, Petersen K, Webster J.

Nutr J. 2019 Sep 10;18(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s12937-019-0484-9.


A case of inguinal lymphogranuloma venereum imitating malignancy on CT imaging.

Promer K, Pillay A, Chi KH, Vahdat N, Katz SS, Chen CY, Fierer J.

Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Mar 5;14(5):581-583. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2019.02.012. eCollection 2019 May.


The impact of pharmaceutical tendering on prices and market concentration in South Africa over a 14-year period.

Wouters OJ, Sandberg DM, Pillay A, Kanavos PG.

Soc Sci Med. 2019 Jan;220:362-370. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.11.029. Epub 2018 Nov 23.


Increased Discrimination of Treponema pallidum Strains by Subtyping With a 4-Component System Incorporating a Mononucleotide Tandem Repeat in rpsA.

Pillay A, Lee MK, Slezak T, Katz SS, Sun Y, Chi KH, Morshed M, Philip S, Ballard RC, Chen CY.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Apr;46(4):e42-e45. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000935.


Molecular strain typing of the yaws pathogen, Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.

Katz SS, Chi KH, Nachamkin E, Danavall D, Taleo F, Kool JL, Addo KK, Ampofo W, Simpson SV, Ye T, Asiedu KB, Ballard RC, Chen CY, Pillay A.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 12;13(9):e0203632. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203632. eCollection 2018.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Syphilis Summit-Diagnostics and Laboratory Issues.

Pillay A.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Sep;45(9S Suppl 1):S13-S16. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000843. Review.


CDC Syphilis Summit - Diagnostics and Laboratory Issues.

Pillay A.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Mar 29. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000843. [Epub ahead of print]


Community-based mass treatment with azithromycin for the elimination of yaws in Ghana-Results of a pilot study.

Abdulai AA, Agana-Nsiire P, Biney F, Kwakye-Maclean C, Kyei-Faried S, Amponsa-Achiano K, Simpson SV, Bonsu G, Ohene SA, Ampofo WK, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Addo KK, Chi KH, Danavall D, Chen CY, Pillay A, Sanz S, Tun Y, Mitjà O, Asiedu KB, Ballard RC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 22;12(3):e0006303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006303. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Comparative efficacy of low-dose versus standard-dose azithromycin for patients with yaws: a randomised non-inferiority trial in Ghana and Papua New Guinea.

Marks M, Mitjà O, Bottomley C, Kwakye C, Houinei W, Bauri M, Adwere P, Abdulai AA, Dua F, Boateng L, Wangi J, Ohene SA, Wangnapi R, Simpson SV, Miag H, Addo KK, Basing LA, Danavall D, Chi KH, Pillay A, Ballard R, Solomon AW, Chen CY, Bieb SV, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Mabey DCW, Asiedu K; study team.

Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Apr;6(4):e401-e410. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30023-8. Epub 2018 Feb 16.


Process Evaluation and Costing of a Multifaceted Population-Wide Intervention to Reduce Salt Consumption in Fiji.

Webster J, Pillay A, Suku A, Gohil P, Santos JA, Schultz J, Wate J, Trieu K, Hope S, Snowdon W, Moodie M, Jan S, Bell C.

Nutrients. 2018 Jan 30;10(2). pii: E155. doi: 10.3390/nu10020155.


A Nonhuman Primate Model for Rectally Transmitted Syphilis.

Tansey C, Zhao C, Hopkins A, Ritter JM, Fakile YF, Pillay A, Katz SS, Pereira L, Mitchell J, Deyounks F, Kersh EN, McNicholl JM, Vishwanathan SA.

J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 13;217(7):1139-1144. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix669.


Atherosclerotic disease is the predominant aetiology of acute coronary syndrome in young adults.

Pillay AK, Naidoo DP.

Cardiovasc J Afr. 2018 Jan/Feb 23;29(1):36-42. doi: 10.5830/CVJA-2017-035. Epub 2017 Dec 12.


Assessment of a Salt Reduction Intervention on Adult Population Salt Intake in Fiji.

Pillay A, Trieu K, Santos JA, Sukhu A, Schultz J, Wate J, Bell C, Moodie M, Snowdon W, Ma G, Rogers K, Webster J.

Nutrients. 2017 Dec 12;9(12). pii: E1350. doi: 10.3390/nu9121350.


Laboratory Processes for Confirmation of Lymphogranuloma Venereum Infection During a 2015 Investigation of a Cluster of Cases in the United States.

Kersh EN, Pillay A, de Voux A, Chen C.

Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Nov;44(11):691-694. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000667.


A systematic review of economic evaluations of population-based sodium reduction interventions.

Hope SF, Webster J, Trieu K, Pillay A, Ieremia M, Bell C, Snowdon W, Neal B, Moodie M.

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 29;12(3):e0173600. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173600. eCollection 2017. Review.


Cutting the cost of South African antiretroviral therapy using newer, safer drugs.

Venter WF, Kaiser B, Pillay Y, Conradie F, Gomez GB, Clayden P, Matsolo M, Amole C, Rutter L, Abdullah F, Abrams EJ, Casas CP, Barnhart M, Pillay A, Pozniak A, Hill A, Fairlie L, Boffito M, Moorhouse M, Chersich M, Serenata C, Quevedo J, Loots G.

S Afr Med J. 2016 Dec 21;107(1):28-30. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v107.i1.12058.


Innovative Approaches to Hypertension Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Vedanthan R, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Herasme OI, Joshi R, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Thrift AG, Webster J, Webster R, Yeates K, Gyamfi J, Ieremia M, Johnson C, Kamano JH, Lazo-Porras M, Limbani F, Liu P, McCready T, Miranda JJ, Mohan S, Ogedegbe O, Oldenburg B, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M, Peiris D, Ponce-Lucero V, Praveen D, Pillay A, Schwalm JD, Tobe SW, Trieu K, Yusoff K, Fuster V.

Cardiol Clin. 2017 Feb;35(1):99-115. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2016.08.010. Review.


Carbon-14 radiolabeling and tissue distribution evaluation of MMV390048.

Sonopo MS, Pillay A, Chibale K, Marjanovic-Painter B, Donini C, Zeevaart JR.

J Labelled Comp Radiopharm. 2016 Dec;59(14):680-688. doi: 10.1002/jlcr.3445. Epub 2016 Sep 20.


Notes from the Field: Cluster of Lymphogranuloma Venereum Cases Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - Michigan, August 2015-April 2016.

de Voux A, Kent JB, Macomber K, Krzanowski K, Jackson D, Starr T, Johnson S, Richmond D, Crane LR, Cohn J, Finch C, McFadden J, Pillay A, Chen C, Anderson L, Kersh EN.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Sep 2;65(34):920-1. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6534a6.


Prevalence of Active and Latent Yaws in the Solomon Islands 18 Months after Azithromycin Mass Drug Administration for Trachoma.

Marks M, Sokana O, Nachamkin E, Puiahi E, Kilua G, Pillay A, Bottomley C, Solomon AW, Mabey DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 23;10(8):e0004927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004927. eCollection 2016 Aug. Erratum in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 7;12 (3):e0006308.


Complete Genome Sequences of 11 Haemophilus ducreyi Isolates from Children with Cutaneous Lesions in Vanuatu and Ghana.

Pillay A, Katz SS, Abrams AJ, Ballard RC, Simpson SV, Taleo F, Lahra MM, Batra D, Rowe L, Trees DL, Asiedu K, Chen CY.

Genome Announc. 2016 Jul 7;4(4). pii: e00459-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00459-16.


Health financing lessons from Thailand for South Africa on the path towards universal health coverage.

Blecher M, Pillay A, Patcharanarumol W, Panichkriangkrai W, Tangcharoensathien V, Teerawattananon Y, Pannarunothai S, Davén J.

S Afr Med J. 2016 May 10;106(6):4-5. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.10953.


An ontology for factors affecting tuberculosis treatment adherence behavior in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ogundele OA, Moodley D, Pillay AW, Seebregts CJ.

Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Apr 27;10:669-81. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S96241. eCollection 2016. Review.


Evaluation of Multiplex-Based Antibody Testing for Use in Large-Scale Surveillance for Yaws: a Comparative Study.

Cooley GM, Mitja O, Goodhew B, Pillay A, Lammie PJ, Castro A, Moses P, Chen C, Ye T, Ballard R, Martin DL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May;54(5):1321-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02572-15. Epub 2016 Mar 9.


Challenges and key research questions for yaws eradication.

Marks M, Mitjà O, Vestergaard LS, Pillay A, Knauf S, Chen CY, Bassat Q, Martin DL, Fegan D, Taleo F, Kool J, Lukehart S, Emerson PM, Solomon AW, Ye T, Ballard RC, Mabey DCW, Asiedu KB.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;15(10):1220-1225. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00136-X. Epub 2015 Sep 8. Review.


Assessing the criminal capacity of children: a challenge to the capacity of mental health professionals.

Pillay AL, Willows C.

J Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2015;27(2):91-101. doi: 10.2989/17280583.2015.1040412. Review.


Impact of Community Mass Treatment with Azithromycin for Trachoma Elimination on the Prevalence of Yaws.

Marks M, Vahi V, Sokana O, Chi KH, Puiahi E, Kilua G, Pillay A, Dalipanda T, Bottomley C, Solomon AW, Mabey DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Aug 4;9(8):e0003988. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003988. eCollection 2015.


Haemophilus ducreyi Cutaneous Ulcer Strains Are Nearly Identical to Class I Genital Ulcer Strains.

Gangaiah D, Webb KM, Humphreys TL, Fortney KR, Toh E, Tai A, Katz SS, Pillay A, Chen CY, Roberts SA, Munson RS Jr, Spinola SM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jul 6;9(7):e0003918. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003918. eCollection 2015.


Failure of PCR to Detect Treponema pallidum ssp. pertenue DNA in Blood in Latent Yaws.

Marks M, Katz S, Chi KH, Vahi V, Sun Y, Mabey DC, Solomon AW, Chen CY, Pillay A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun 30;9(6):e0003905. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003905. eCollection 2015.


Donovanosis causing lymphadenitis, mastoiditis, and meningitis in a child.

Ahmed N, Pillay A, Lawler M, Bobat R, Archary M.

Lancet. 2015 Jun 27;385(9987):2644. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60992-8. No abstract available.


Evaluation of treponemal serum tests performed on cerebrospinal fluid for diagnosis of neurosyphilis.

Guarner J, Jost H, Pillay A, Sun Y, Cox D, Notenboom R, Workowski K.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Apr;143(4):479-84. doi: 10.1309/AJCPWSL3G8RXMCQR.


A cross-sectional study of 'yaws' in districts of Ghana which have previously undertaken azithromycin mass drug administration for trachoma control.

Ghinai R, El-Duah P, Chi KH, Pillay A, Solomon AW, Bailey RL, Agana N, Mabey DC, Chen CY, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Marks M.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jan 29;9(1):e0003496. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003496. eCollection 2015 Jan.


Molecular differentiation of Treponema pallidum subspecies in skin ulceration clinically suspected as yaws in Vanuatu using real-time multiplex PCR and serological methods.

Chi KH, Danavall D, Taleo F, Pillay A, Ye T, Nachamkin E, Kool JL, Fegan D, Asiedu K, Vestergaard LS, Ballard RC, Chen CY.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;92(1):134-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0459. Epub 2014 Nov 17.


Haemophilus ducreyi associated with skin ulcers among children, Solomon Islands.

Marks M, Chi KH, Vahi V, Pillay A, Sokana O, Pavluck A, Mabey DC, Chen CY, Solomon AW.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;20(10):1705-7. doi: 10.3201/eid2010.140573.


Acquired macrolide-resistant Treponema pallidum after a human bite.

Fanfair RN, Wallingford M, Long LL, Chi KH, Pillay A, Chen CY, Workowski KA.

Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Aug;41(8):493-5. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000156.


Psychosocial rehabilitation in a chronic care hospital in South Africa: views of clinical staff.

Pillay AL, Kramers-Olen AL.

Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg). 2013 Jul;16(4):277-82. doi:


(Z)-Ethyl 2-hy-droxy-4-oxo-4-(1,4,5,6,8-penta-meth-oxy-naphthalen-2-yl)but-2-enoate.

Pillay A, Khorasani S, de Koning CB.

Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2013 Jan 1;69(Pt 1):o54-5. doi: 10.1107/S1600536812049203. Epub 2012 Dec 8.


Detection of the A2058G and A2059G 23S rRNA gene point mutations associated with azithromycin resistance in Treponema pallidum by use of a TaqMan real-time multiplex PCR assay.

Chen CY, Chi KH, Pillay A, Nachamkin E, Su JR, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Mar;51(3):908-13. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02770-12. Epub 2013 Jan 2.


Intellectually disabled child and adolescent sexual violence survivors face greater challenges in the legal system.

Pillay AL.

J Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2012 Oct;24(2):iii-vi. doi: 10.2989/17280583.2012.735498. No abstract available.


Immune evasion and recognition of the syphilis spirochete in blood and skin of secondary syphilis patients: two immunologically distinct compartments.

Cruz AR, Ramirez LG, Zuluaga AV, Pillay A, Abreu C, Valencia CA, La Vake C, Cervantes JL, Dunham-Ems S, Cartun R, Mavilio D, Radolf JD, Salazar JC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(7):e1717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001717. Epub 2012 Jul 17.


Protocol for the detection of Treponema pallidum in paraffin-embedded specimens.

Chen CY, Pillay A.

Methods Mol Biol. 2012;903:295-306. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-937-2_20.


Depth profiling (ICP-MS) study of trace metal 'grains' in solid asphaltenes.

Pillay AE, Bassioni G, Stephen S, Kühn FE.

J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2011 Aug;22(8):1403-8. doi: 10.1007/s13361-011-0157-1. Epub 2011 Jun 2.


Laboratory-confirmed case of yaws in a 10-year-old boy from the Republic of the Congo.

Pillay A, Chen CY, Reynolds MG, Mombouli JV, Castro AC, Louvouezo D, Steiner B, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):4013-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01121-11. Epub 2011 Sep 14.

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