Allison M Kimball

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OBJECTIVES In Peru, current interventions in high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) reach a limited number of this population because they rely solely on peer education. The objective of this study was to assess the use of the internet as an alternative tool to access this population. METHODS Two nearly identical banner ads-both advertising an online(More)
Asymptomatic infection with either Entameba histolytica or Giardia lamblia was found in 61 per cent of the residents of a dormitory in an institution for the mentally retarded; two other dormitories had rates of 20 per cent and 22 per cent. Drug therapy was successfully undertaken in all three dormitories, and environmental improvements were introduced in(More)
Training designed to improve AIDS knowledge, attitude, and practice was delivered to 96 traditional healers in the Central African Republic. The training (17 to 36 hours) was conducted by traditional healers with the assistance of staff from the Ministry of Health. Training included the following topics: prevention of HIV transmission during traditional(More)
This is a study of women in the Central African Republic (CAR) whose first sexual encounter was the result of rape. The analyses presented here are based on a national HIV/AIDS survey conducted in 1989. Respondents were selected through multistage cluster sampling, where census districts and households within districts were randomly selected. A total of(More)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia implemented an eight-month prospective surveillance system in 24 hospitals distributed among states with and without public funding for abortion. Out of 3,157 visits for abortion-related complications, only 10 women gave a history of non-physician or self-induced abortion and none were Medicaid(More)
Pulmonary thromboembolism is an infrequent but serious complication of induced abortion. Of the 104 abortion-related deaths reported to the Center for Disease Control in 1972 through 1975, 10 (9.6 per cent) involved fatal pulmonary embolism; eight of these cases were proved at autopsy. All but one of the women had pre-existing risk factors for(More)
Between August 7 and October 14, 1977, Clostridium perfringens organisms were isolated from endometrial and/or blood specimens from 3 women who had been hospitalized in McAllen, Texas, after having had illegal induced abortions. One of the women died of clostridial septicemia. A single abortionist was suspected in these 3 cases. The authors investigated the(More)
The extent of the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean is described as related to the subregional coordinating project CAREC, or Caribbean epidemiology Center, an agency under Pan American Health Organization, for 19 English speaking countries and Suriname. By July 1990, 1702 AIDS cases had been reported to CAREC, out of 5726 cases in 27 Caribbean countries(More)
A passive disease report card (DRC) surveillance system failed to detect an epidemic of diarrheal disease caused by a newly identified drug-resistant strain of Shigella sonnei. The DRC system inaccurately described both the population at risk and the geographic location of cases. Specific limitations of the DRC system, including problems of underreporting(More)