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Female sex workers in Kigali, Rwanda: a key population at risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned pregnancy.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 6:956462418817050. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

1 Projet San Francisco, Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Kigali, Rwanda.

Female sex workers (FSWs) were recruited from known hotspots in Kigali, Rwanda, and offered free, anonymous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). From September 2012 to March 2015, 1168 FSWs sought services, including 587 (50%) who were HIV-positive. More than 90% had previously tested for HIV, and 26% who reported previously testing negative had seroconverted. Read More

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February 2019
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HIV encephalitis in a patient on antiretroviral therapy: a case report.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 5:956462418824905. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

3 Pomeranian Hospitals, Gdansk, Poland.

We present the case of a 52-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) encephalitis resulting from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) viral escape, to illustrate therapeutic challenges in patients with emergent CSF genotypic HIV drug resistance. This case report highlights the usefulness of CSF HIV-resistance testing to guide antiretroviral therapy and treatment optimizing decisions. Read More

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February 2019
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A case report of proctitis associated with Mycoplasma genitalium in a man who has sex with men.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 5:956462419825896. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

3 STI Unit Vall d'Hebron - Drassanes, Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Mycoplasma genitalium is an infection of increasing concern due to its potential to cause sequelae in the reproductive tract and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Its role as a cause of proctitis in people with high-risk sexual behaviour has not been properly defined yet but it seems to be less symptomatic than proctitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae. We present a case of a man who has sex with men with proctitis associated with M. Read More

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February 2019
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A case of late presentation of darunavir-related cholestatic hepatitis.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 5:956462419826723. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

2 Department of Gastroenterology, Tokuda Acibadem Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria.

We report a case of darunavir-induced cholestatic hepatitis in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient in the third year of his combined antiretroviral therapy. During the patient's monthly follow-up with regard to his HIV infection, elevated transaminase levels were detected. The patient was subsequently hospitalised at the AIDS and gastroenterology departments. Read More

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February 2019
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The role of sexual risk behaviors on PrEP awareness and interest among men who have sex with men in Latin America.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 5:956462419825944. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

1 Department of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA.

In Latin America, men who have sex with men (MSM) remain disproportionately impacted by HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective HIV prevention tool and has been FDA approved in the United States since 2012, but no Latin American state, with the recent exception of Brazil, has implemented PrEP guidelines. We carried out a multinational online survey of MSM in Latin America (n = 22698) in 2012 to assess whether MSM at highest risk of HIV acquisition (i. Read More

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February 2019
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Diagnostic determination of Norovirus infection as one of the major causes of infectious diarrhea in HIV patients using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 5:956462418824912. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

2 Clinical Laboratory of Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Although infectious diarrhea is one of the most common complications in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, robust diagnostic methods for determining potential pathogens are still limited in the clinic. Norovirus, a type of calicivirus, has been shown to be the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Here, we used multiplex polymerase chain reaction as a diagnostic tool to verify Norovirus as the diarrhea-related pathogen in HIV-infected patients with unknown etiological information. Read More

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February 2019
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Failure of syndromic management due to drug-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium infection in South Africa: a case report.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 4:956462418820745. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

1 Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

We report a case of management failure of male urethritis syndrome due to macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium in South Africa. We detected mutations in 23S rRNA and one of the quinolone resistance-determining regions. This report confirms that drug-resistant M. Read More

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February 2019

Validity of hemoglobin A1c for diagnosing diabetes among people with and without HIV in Uganda.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 4:956462418823406. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

4 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is facing a growing co-epidemic of chronic HIV infection and diabetes. Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) may underestimate glycemia among people living with HIV (PLWH). We estimated the validity of A1c to diagnose diabetes among PLWH and HIV-uninfected persons in rural Uganda. Read More

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February 2019

Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as penile ulcer in two HIV-negative gay men.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 4:956462418821579. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

3 RPA Sexual Health, Sydney Local Health District, Camperdown, Australia.

An epidemic of lymphogranuloma venereum among men who have sex with men (MSM) has persisted in Australia for over a decade and virtually all diagnoses are made from rectal samples. We discuss two cases of human immunodeficiency virus-negative MSM who presented with a penile ulcer. The diagnosis can be made by ensuring a swab of any such ulcer is tested for Chlamydia trachomatis. Read More

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February 2019

HIV-positive in the darkness of a correctional facility: more vulnerable and less treated.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 10:956462418816452. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

1 COREVIH Guyane, Centre Hospitalier André Rosemon, Cayenne, France.

In French Guiana, 4.5-5.0% of HIV-infected persons experienced an incarceration between 2007 and 2013. Read More

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January 2019

Nodulo-ulcerative and erythrodermic secondary syphilis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 10:956462418815310. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are both transmitted sexually. Co-infection of HIV and syphilis alters the course of both diseases. Clinical presentation of syphilis in patients of HIV may be atypical. Read More

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January 2019
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Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine is associated with a higher risk of hypocalcemia compared to abacavir/lamivudine - results from a German cohort study.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 10:956462418815022. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

3 MUC Research, München, Germany.

Hyperparathyroidism has been described in people living with HIV undergoing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing antiretroviral therapy (ART), but differences in calcium levels have never been investigated in detail. We aimed to compare the prevalence of hypocalcemia between patients with and without TDF-containing ART. The patients and methods were a retrospective cohort study in HIV-infected adult patients receiving dolutegravir and either abacavir (ABC)/lamivudine (3TC) or TDF/emtricitabine in a single center in Munich, Germany. Read More

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January 2019
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Why we need pre-exposure prophylaxis: incident HIV and syphilis among men, and transgender women, who have sex with men, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005-2015.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 9:956462418814994. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

1 Thailand Ministry of Public Health - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

We describe incident human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis trends in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) presenting for HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services and sexually transmitted infection (STI) management at the Silom Community Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand. Clients underwent rapid HIV testing and syphilis rapid plasma reagin (RPR) testing. For incidence analysis, we included clients with >1 follow-up visit. Read More

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January 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics: needs of African health care workers and their role combating global antimicrobial resistance.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 9:956462418807112. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

5 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Point-of-care tests (POCTs) offer the opportunity for increased diagnostic capacity in resource-limited settings, where there is lack of electricity, technical capacity, reagents, and infrastructure. Understanding how POCTs are currently used and determining what health care workers (HCWs) need is key to development of appropriate tests. In 2016, we undertook an email survey of 7584 HCWs who had received training at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda, in a wide variety of courses. Read More

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January 2019
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Trichomonas vaginalis virus: a review of the literature.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 9:956462418809767. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

1 Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a parasitic protozoan responsible for the sexually transmitted infection trichomoniasis. Trichomonas vaginalis virus (TVV) is a nonsegmented, 4.5-5 kbp, double-stranded RNA virus, from the Totiviridae family, which inhabits TV. Read More

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January 2019

Enhanced surveillance of syphilis cases among men who have sex with men in London, October 2016-January 2017.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 8:956462418814998. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1 Field Service, PHE, London, UK.

Syphilis rates have been increasing in men who have sex with men (MSM) in London. To describe risk behaviour and refine public health interventions, we conducted prospective enhanced surveillance of new syphilis cases in MSM attending selected London sexual health clinics (SHCs) between October 2016 and January 2017. Sexual health advisors (SHAs) completed 107 questionnaires. Read More

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January 2019
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Behavioral characteristics and their association with syphilis seroprevalence among a cohort of young Black men who have sex with men.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 8:956462418816449. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

2 Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

The objective of this study was to describe the sociodemographic characteristics and behavioral factors that are associated with syphilis seroprevalence in a cohort of young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) in Chicago, USA (n = 606). The weighted syphilis seroprevalence in the study population was 29.2% (95% CI 23. Read More

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January 2019

Reasons for delayed antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in the era of early ART initiation guidelines: a retrospective service evaluation.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Jan 8:956462418814985. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

3 St Mary's Hospital and Imperial College, London, UK.

Following changes in national antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines removing the CD4 threshold for initiation of ART, we evaluated the time to ART initiation and reasons for delayed or non-initiation. A retrospective notes review of 292 newly diagnosed HIV-positive individuals attending two London clinics between August 2015 and December 2016 was performed. Two hundred and fifty-four of 292 (87%) individuals started ART. Read More

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January 2019
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Prevalence and determinants of unprotected sex in intimate partnerships of men who inject drugs: findings from a prospective intervention study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Dec 12:956462418802142. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Unprotected sex, common among people who inject drugs, puts them and their partners at risk of sexually transmitted infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This analysis assesses the changes in sexual risk behavior with regular female partners (RFPs), among married men who inject drugs, before and after implementation of a HIV prevention intervention, and identifies correlates of unprotected sex. People who inject drugs (PWID) were assessed at three points: baseline, preintervention follow-up visit (FV)1, and postintervention FV2. Read More

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December 2018

Characterizing HIV risk among cisgender men in Latin America who report transgender women as sexual partners: HIV risk in Latin America men.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Dec 11:956462418802687. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

3 The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA.

Cisgender men (CM) who report transgender women (TW) as sexual partners are an understudied population in the HIV epidemic in Latin America. The current study sought to characterize this group in a 2012 cross-sectional online survey of Latin American CM who were members of a sexual networking website for men who have sex with men (N = 11,847). Multivariable logistic regression models were fit to estimate demographic, behavioral, and psychosocial correlates of having a TW sexual partner and engaging in condomless sex. Read More

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December 2018
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Widespread use of herbal medicines by people living with human immunodeficiency virus and contamination of herbal medicines with antiretrovirals in Nigeria.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 30:956462418809749. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

1 Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Herbal medication use amongst people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) is widespread and understudied. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of herbal medicine use amongst PLWH and possible contamination with antiretrovirals (ARVs). Countrywide collection of herbal samples sold by street vendors in Nigeria for the following indications: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome, fever and general weakness. Read More

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November 2018
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Response to the recently published UK National Guideline on the Sexual Health Care of Men who Have Sex with Men.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 30;30(2):204-205. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Genitourinary Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B15 2GW, UK.

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February 2019

Treatment adherence in HIV stigmatized environments in South Africa: stigma avoidance and medication management.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 30:956462418813047. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

1 Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

Stigmatization of HIV infection undermines antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. The current study examined strategies that people living with HIV employ to manage their ART in stigmatized environments. We conducted an anonymous survey with 439 patients receiving ART at a community clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More

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November 2018

Subcutaneous granuloma annulare in an HIV-positive patient.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 28;30(2):206-208. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National medical College & B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, India.

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February 2019

Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women living in remote areas in Amazonas, Brazil-a self-collection screening experience.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 28:956462418809297. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil.

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection among women. In Brazil, there is no organized screening program for C. trachomatis, and the actual prevalence of infection is unknown. Read More

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November 2018
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Incidence and predictors of reinfection with trichomoniasis based on nucleic acid amplification testing results in HIV-infected patients.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 28:956462418807115. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Trichomonas vaginalis infection contributes to HIV transmission. The study objective was to determine the incidence and predictors of T. vaginalis reinfection among HIV-infected women in Birmingham, Alabama. Read More

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November 2018

Characteristics influencing high-risk sexual behaviours in elderly men.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 28:956462418804652. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Department of Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Chongqing Medical University,Chongqing, China.

With the objective of investigating the characteristics influencing high-risk sexual behaviours in elderly men (60-74 years of age) in Chongqing, China, a total of 1433 healthy elderly men with sexual intercourse frequencies of one to six times/month who were willing to participate in the questionnaires were studied at four hospitals. We measured serum testosterone levels and performed follow-ups every six months, with a total of 1128 elderly men followed up after two years. We also investigated socio-economic and demographic characteristics (age, education, income, location, marital status and number of marriages), types of sexual partners, age differences with fixed sexual partners, frequency of sexual intercourse, combined basic age-related diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) education, elderly self-care ability and high-risk sexual behaviours (frequency of sexual intercourse and number of sexual partners) using questionnaires. Read More

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November 2018

Assessing the perceived benefits of a new condom wrapper/integrated applicator: an exploratory study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 27:956462418803491. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

2 Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.

Errors and problems associated with male condom use are very prevalent and increase the likelihood of inconsistent and incomplete use, thereby compromising condom effectiveness. The aim of this study was to assess the perceived benefits of a new condom wrapper/integrated applicator designed to reduce barriers to condom use and lessen the likelihood of user errors and problems. After viewing videos depicting features of the wrapper/applicator, participants (N = 547; 62. Read More

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November 2018
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Secondary syphilis presenting as erythema multiforme in a HIV-positive homosexual man: a case report and literature review.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 27:956462418805197. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

1 Dermatology Hospital of Southern Medical University (Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital), Guangzhou, China.

Early syphilis can rarely cause erythema multiforme-type eruptions as well as triggering erythema multiforme (EM). EM-like lesions in secondary syphilis are characterized by clinical features of EM and laboratory tests consistent with secondary syphilis and the skin histology shows predominantly a plasma cell infiltrate with the presence of treponemes. When EM is triggered by early syphilis, the skin histology shows mixed inflammatory cells usually in the absence of treponemes in the skin lesion. Read More

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November 2018
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Field performance evaluation of dual rapid HIV and syphilis tests in three antenatal care clinics in Zambia.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 25:956462418800872. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

1 Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

This cross-sectional study of 3212 pregnant women assessed the field performance, acceptability, and feasibility of two dual HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic tests, the Chembio DPP HIV-syphilis Assay and the SD Bioline HIV/syphilis Duo in antenatal clinics. Sensitivity and specificity for HIV and syphilis were calculated compared to the rapid Determine HIV-1/2 with Uni-Gold to confirm positive results for HIV and the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay for syphilis. RPR titers ≥1:4 were used to define active syphilis detection. Read More

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November 2018
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The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in HIV-positive patients with severe respiratory failure: a retrospective observational case series.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 13:956462418805606. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

3 Department of Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

The objective is to describe the outcomes of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe respiratory failure (SRF). The design and setting was a single centre retrospective observational case series, from January 2012 to June 2017, at a tertiary university hospital and regional referral centre for ECMO in the United Kingdom. The participants were all patients referred with SRF and HIV infection. Read More

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November 2018
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High burden of previously undiagnosed HIV infections and gaps in HIV care cascade for conflict-affected female sex workers in northern Uganda.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 11:956462418804658. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

1 Gender and Sexual Health Initiative, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada.

Given the disproportionate HIV burden faced by female sex workers FSWs and limited data regarding their engagement in the HIV cascade of care in conflict-affected settings, we characterized the cascade of care and examined associations with new HIV diagnoses and antiretroviral therapy (ART) use in a community-based cohort of FSWs in conflict-affected Northern Uganda. Data were collected via FSW/peer-led time-location sampling and outreach, interview-administered questionnaires, and voluntary HIV testing. Of 400 FSWs, 33. Read More

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November 2018
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Relationship between socioeconomic status and risk of sexually transmitted infections in Uganda: Multilevel analysis of a nationally representative survey.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 11:956462418804115. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

1 Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Socioeconomic status (SES) appears to have positive and negative associations with sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk in resource-limited settings, but few studies have evaluated nationally representative data. We assessed multiple SES measures and their effect on STI risk. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2011). Read More

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November 2018
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Burden of genital warts in Peru: an observational study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 5:956462418796088. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

2 Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.

Genital warts (GW) are mucosal or skin lesions caused by sexual transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV). This study estimates the frequency of GW cases in physicians' clinics and physicians' usual practices of GW referral and diagnosis in Peru. Participants in this study were a convenience sample of 100 physicians in five specialties: primary care (17), gynecology (37), urology (10), dermatology (31), and infectious diseases (5). Read More

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November 2018
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Acceptability and efficacy of partner notification for curable sexually transmitted infections in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 5:956462418803983. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

1 Department of Infectious Disease, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Comprehensive case management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) includes partner notification. We reviewed the recent literature evaluating the acceptability and efficacy of partner notification strategies (i.e. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevalence of and risk factors for gout in HIV-positive adults: A case-control study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 4:956462418799803. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

3 MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK.

Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis worldwide. Its principal risk factor is hyperuricaemia. While gout has been described in HIV patients and numerous more outdated anti-retroviral therapies (ARTs) have been implicated, there have been few recent studies. Read More

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November 2018
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Complete ciprofloxacin resistance in gonococcal isolates in an urban Ugandan clinic: findings from a cross-sectional study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 4:956462418799017. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

3 Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to gonorrhoea is a threat to global health security. There have been concerns expressed that countries with high rates of disease have poor surveillance. The objectives of the study were to determine the AMR patterns of Neisseria gonorrhoeae clinical isolates to antimicrobial agents in patients with HIV or high risk of HIV acquisition, to compare the concordance of disk diffusion and agar dilution as methods for determining AMR to N. Read More

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November 2018
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Sexual and physical violence and associated factors among female sex workers in Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov 4:956462418800848. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

1 School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.

Female sex workers (FSWs) frequently face violence in their working place. This study assessed the physical and sexual violence and associated factors among FSWs in Rwanda. A cross-sectional study was conducted among FSWs in Rwanda in 2015. Read More

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November 2018
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Abacavir/lamivudine/dolutegravir single tablet regimen in patients with human immunodeficiency virus and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 31;30(2):181-187. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

No single-tablet antiretroviral (ARV) regimens (STRs) are approved for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD). Based on known pharmacokinetic (PK) properties, abacavir (ABC)/lamivudine (3TC)/dolutegravir (DTG) STR may represent a promising option. This case series presents the safety and efficacy of ABC/3TC/DTG STR in patients with HIV and ESRD on HD. Read More

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February 2019
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Circulating levels of cardiac troponin T are associated with coronary noncalcified plaque burden in HIV-infected adults: a pilot study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Oct 31:956462418800873. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

HIV infection and/or antiretroviral therapy may increase the risk of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. However, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those without IV access cannot undergo contrast-enhanced coronary CT angiography (CCTA). This study was to explore the relationship between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) levels and the extent of coronary plaque burden, as assessed by CCTA in those with HIV infection. Read More

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October 2018
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Selling and buying sex in the city: men who have sex with men in the Bangkok men who have sex with men Cohort Study.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Oct 26:956462418796440. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

1 HIV/STD Research Program, Thailand Ministry of Public Health - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

We describe participants in the Bangkok Men who have sex with men Cohort Study (BMCS) who sold or bought sex. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women aged ≥18 years had HIV testing and behavioral data collected at enrollment and every four months. We evaluated report of receiving money or goods for sex (selling sex) or giving money or goods for sex (buying sex) at enrollment using logistic regression models; we also describe sex work over time, and HIV and syphilis incidence among those who report sex work. Read More

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October 2018
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Impact of social factors and sexual behaviors on the knowledge of sexually transmitted infections among women who have sex with women/women who have sex with women and men.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 23;30(2):163-172. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

2 Department of Sexology and Family Planning, Medical College in Sosnowiec, Sosnowiec, Poland.

Although heterosexual individuals' knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has been examined, no studies have been conducted in Poland of the STI knowledge in women who have sex with women (WSW) and women who have sex with women and men (WSWM). We enrolled a group of 146 WSW and 113 WSWM and asked them to complete a study questionnaire that contained items about socioeconomic factors, sexual behaviors, and STI knowledge. The level of STI knowledge among the studied WSW was insufficient. Read More

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February 2019

Short message service cancellation intervention to reduce integrated sexual health and HIV 'did not attend' appointment rates.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 23;30(2):201-203. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

The Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

Did not attend (DNA) appointments create a significant impact upon resource and finance efficiency in the NHS. Despite introduction of short-message service (SMS) reminders to our patients, DNA rates remained persistently high. An option to send an SMS to cancel a booked appointment was piloted from 15 January to 16 April 2018 for integrated sexual health and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) appointments. Read More

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February 2019

A field evaluation of a rapid dual immunoassay for human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis antibodies, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 23;30(2):173-180. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

1 David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

The SD BIOLINE HIV/Syphilis Duo (SD BIOLINE DUO) rapid test is a dual rapid lateral flow immunoassay that detects antibodies to both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum (TP) 'syphilis' via fingerprick whole blood. We evaluated the field performance of the SD BIOLINE HIV/Syphilis Duo test among two populations in Hanoi, Vietnam - men who have sex with men (MSM) and pregnant women. We also surveyed factors that influence participants' willingness to test for HIV and syphilis. Read More

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February 2019
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Prevalence and determinants of anal human papillomavirus infection in men who have sex with men and transgender women.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 18;30(2):154-162. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

1 Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence varies by population. This study investigated anal HPV type detection risk by country in a population of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) at risk of HIV. Sexually active HIV-1-uninfected MSM and TW were enrolled at eight sites: four in the United States (US), two in Thailand, one in Peru, and one in South Africa. Read More

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February 2019
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RE: Molecular screening for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial resistance markers in Nigerian men who have sex with men and transgender women.

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Tubonye C Harry

Int J STD AIDS 2018 Nov;29(11):1140-1141

Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Yenagoa, Nigeria.

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November 2018
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Discomfort discussing HIV/AIDS and lack of awareness are barriers to partner-to-partner pre-exposure prophylaxis education.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 9;30(2):147-153. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

4 Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

We suggest that people living with HIV (PLWH) may serve as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) educators for partners when informed about PrEP. Participants in this study were a convenience sample of PLWH at a public hospital in Miami. A cross-sectional survey assessed the frequency of serostatus disclosure, PrEP awareness, and willingness to recommend PrEP to intimate partners. Read More

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February 2019
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High subsequent and recurrent sexually transmitted infection prevalence among newly diagnosed HIV-positive Thai men who have sex with men and transgender women in the Test and Treat cohort.

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 9;30(2):140-146. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

1 The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

We determined subsequent and recurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) in the Test and Treat cohort. Thai MSM and TGW adults with previously unknown HIV status were enrolled and tested for HIV. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and syphilis were tested at baseline, month 12, and month 24 to identify subsequent STIs (any STIs diagnosed after baseline) and recurrent STIs (any subsequent STIs diagnosed among those with positive baseline STIs). Read More

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February 2019
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Empiric antimicrobial treatment for asymptomatic sexual contacts of sexually transmitted infection in the era of antimicrobial resistance: time to rethink?

Int J STD AIDS 2019 Feb 6;30(2):137-139. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

1 Division of Sexual Health, Albion Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Prudent prescribing of antimicrobials is essential in ameliorating the public health problem of antimicrobial resistance. This retrospective audit assesses whether empiric antimicrobial treatment for asymptomatic sexual contacts of sexually transmitted infection is appropriate based on laboratory confirmation. Read More

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February 2019