Richard Lessells
Richard Lessells
Senior Infectious Diseases Specialist, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Emergence and rapid spread of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lineage with multiple spike mutations in South Africa
H Tegally, E Wilkinson, M Giovanetti, A Iranzadeh, V Fonseca, ...
MedRxiv, 2020
Detection of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in South Africa
H Tegally, E Wilkinson, M Giovanetti, A Iranzadeh, V Fonseca, ...
Nature 592 (7854), 438-443, 2021
Escape of SARS-CoV-2 501Y. V2 from neutralization by convalescent plasma
S Cele, I Gazy, L Jackson, SH Hwa, H Tegally, G Lustig, J Giandhari, ...
Nature 593 (7857), 142-146, 2021
Gender differences in survival among adult patients starting antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: a multicentre cohort study
M Cornell, M Schomaker, DB Garone, J Giddy, CJ Hoffmann, R Lessells, ...
Public Library of Science 9 (9), e1001304, 2012
Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomised trial
CC Iwuji, J Orne-Gliemann, J Larmarange, E Balestre, R Thiebaut, ...
The lancet HIV 5 (3), e116-e125, 2018
Cohort profile: Hlabisa HIV treatment and care programme
CF Houlihan, RM Bland, PC Mutevedzi, RJ Lessells, J Ndirangu, ...
International journal of epidemiology 40 (2), 318-326, 2011
Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa
H Tegally, E Wilkinson, RJ Lessells, J Giandhari, S Pillay, N Msomi, ...
Nature Medicine 27 (3), 440-446, 2021
Retention in HIV care for individuals not yet eligible for antiretroviral therapy: rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
RJ Lessells, PC Mutevedzi, GS Cooke, ML Newell
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 56 (3), e79, 2011
Scale-up of a decentralized HIV treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: does rapid expansion affect patient outcomes?
PC Mutevedzi, RJ Lessells, T Heller, T Bärnighausen, GS Cooke, ...
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 88, 593-600, 2010
Association of age with mortality and virological and immunological response to antiretroviral therapy in rural South African adults
PC Mutevedzi, RJ Lessells, AJ Rodger, ML Newell
PloS one 6 (7), e21795, 2011
Community-based treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
T Heller, RJ Lessells, CG Wallrauch, T Bärnighausen, GS Cooke, ...
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease 14 (4), 420-426, 2010
Emergence of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern with mutations in spike glycoprotein.
H Tegally, E Wilkinson, M Giovanetti, A Iranzadeh, V Fonseca, ...
Nature, 2021
Evaluation of the impact of immediate versus WHO recommendations-guided antiretroviral therapy initiation on HIV incidence: the ANRS 12249 TasP (Treatment as Prevention) trial …
CC Iwuji, J Orne-Gliemann, F Tanser, S Boyer, RJ Lessells, F Lert, J Imrie, ...
Trials 14 (1), 1-15, 2013
Lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 in nine sub-Saharan African countries
N Haider, AY Osman, A Gadzekpo, GO Akipede, D Asogun, R Ansumana, ...
BMJ Global health 5 (10), e003319, 2020
Are subtype differences important in HIV drug resistance?
RJ Lessells, DK Katzenstein, T De Oliveira
Current opinion in virology 2 (5), 636-643, 2012
Poor long-term outcomes for cryptococcal meningitis in rural South Africa
RJ Lessells, PC Mutevedzi, T Heller, ML Newell
South African Medical Journal 101 (4), 251-252, 2011
Short course for focused assessment with sonography for human immunodeficiency virus/tuberculosis: preliminary results in a rural setting in South Africa with high prevalence …
T Heller, C Wallrauch, RJ Lessells, S Goblirsch, E Brunetti
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 82 (3), 512, 2010
High-levels of acquired drug resistance in adult patients failing first-line antiretroviral therapy in a rural HIV treatment programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
J Manasa, RJ Lessells, A Skingsley, KK Naidu, ML Newell, N McGrath, ...
PloS one 8 (8), e72152, 2013
The tuberculosis challenge in a rural South African HIV programme
CF Houlihan, PC Mutevedzi, RJ Lessells, GS Cooke, FC Tanser, ...
BMC infectious diseases 10 (1), 1-9, 2010
Dolutegravir for first-line antiretroviral therapy in low-income and middle-income countries: uncertainties and opportunities for implementation and research
J Dorward, R Lessells, PK Drain, K Naidoo, T de Oliveira, Y Pillay, ...
The Lancet HIV 5 (7), e400-e404, 2018
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