Dr Emma Kalk

Emma Kalk

Dr Emma Kalk

NameEmma Kalk
Work Telephone021 406 6074
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Emma is a clinician with an interest in Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, paediatric HIV, and ART. She is managing CIDER’s ‘Closing the Gaps’ project aimed at linking and consolidating existing PMTCT databases to ensure efficient follow-up and appropriate referral of mothers and infants accessing the service.  A cord-blood screening programme will identify those women missed by routine HIV testing. In addition, she maintains active involvement in a Stellenbosch University project investigating HIV-exposed but uninfected infants.

Davies, M. A., & Kalk, E. (2014). Provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling for children. Plos Medicine, 11, e1001650. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001650. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001650

Technau, K. G., Kalk, E., Coovadia, A., Black, V., Pickerill, S., Mellins, C. A., Abrams, E. J., Strehlau, R., & Kuhn, L. (2014). Timing of maternal HIV testing and uptake of prevention of mother-to-child transmission interventions among women and their infected infants in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 65, e170-8. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000000068. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000000068

Kalk, E. K., Slogrove, A., Speert, D. P., Bettinger, J. A., Cotton, M. F., & Esser, M. (2013). HIV sero-conversion during late pregnancy, when to retest. Southern African Journal of HIV medicine, 14, 90-92.

Lilian, R. R., Kalk, E. K., Technau, K. G., & Sherman, G. G. (2013). Birth diagnosis of HIV infection in infants to reduce infant mortality and monitor for elimination of mother-to-child transmission. The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 32, 1080-1085. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e318290622e. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318290622e

Lilian, R. R., Kalk, E., Bhowan, K., Berrie, L., Carmona, S., Technau, K., & Sherman, G. G. (2012). Early diagnosis of in utero and intrapartum HIV infection in infants prior to 6 weeks of age. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, 2373-7. doi:10.1128/JCM.00431-12. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00431-12

Piper, K. P., Karanth, M., McLarnon, A., Kalk, E., Khan, N., Murray, J., Pratt, G., & Moss, P. A. (2011). Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells drive the global CD4+ T cell repertoire towards a regulatory phenotype and leads to the accumulation of CD4+ forkhead box P3+ T cells. Clinical and experimental immunology, 166, 154-63. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2249.2011.04466.x. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2249.2011.04466.x

Baumforth, K. R., Birgersdotter, A., Reynolds, G. M., Wei, W., Kapatai, G., Flavell, J. R., Kalk , E. K., Piper, K., Lee, S., Machado, L., Hadley, K., Sundblad, A., Sjoberg, J., Bjorkholm, M., Porwit, A. A., Yap, L. F., Teo, S., Grundy, R. G., Young, L. S., Ernberg, I., Woodman, C. B., & Murray, P. G. (2008). Expression of the Epstein-Barr virus-encoded Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen 1 in Hodgkin's lymphoma cells mediates Up-regulation of CCL20 and the migration of regulatory T cells. The American journal of pathology, 173, 195-204. doi:10.2353/ajpath.2008.070845. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.2353/ajpath.2008.070845

Steele, J. C., Torr, E. E., Noakes, K. L., Kalk, E., Moss, P. A., Reynolds, G. M., Hubscher, S. G., van Lohuizen, M., Adams, D. H., & Young, L. S. (2006). The polycomb group proteins, BMI-1 and EZH2, are tumour-associated antigens. British journal of cancer, 95, 1202-11. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603369. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6603369

Kalk, E., Goede, A., & Rose, P. (2003). Acute arterial thrombosis in acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Clinical and laboratory haematology, 25, 267-70.

Kalk, E., Basu, S., Rose, P., & Chachlani, N. (2001). Acute arterial occlusion as the presenting feature in acute promyelocytic leukaemia. British journal of haematology, 115, 2.