Hongyan Lu

Learn More
This study assessed the changes of HIV incidence and its predictors among Beijing's men who have sex with men (MSM). Three consecutive cross-sectional surveys were carried out using a consistent respondent-driven sampling (RDS) approach in 2009, 2010, and 2011, respectively. Structured-questionnaire based interviews were completed with computer-assisted(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to investigate the incidence of HIV and syphilis and their related factors, as well as to examine the predictors associated with seroconversion among migrant men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing, China. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Beijing, China. PARTICIPANTS 511 HIV-negative migrant MSM. (More)
The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been increasing at an alarming rate in most areas of China in recent years. Many Chinese MSM still lack sufficient access to HIV prevention services, despite ongoing scale-up of comprehensive HIV testing and intervention services. The purpose of this study was to investigate utilization of HIV(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of risk reduction interventions on HIV knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of HIV risk reduction intervention studies among Chinese MSM. The summary difference of standardized mean differences (SMD) between both study(More)
To explore the epidemic history of HIV-1 CRF01_AE in China, 408 fragments of gag gene sequences of CRF01_AE sampled in 2002-2010 were determined from different geographical regions and risk populations in China. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that the CRF01_AE sequences can be grouped into four clusters, suggesting that at least four genetically(More)
OBJECTIVE To project the HIV/AIDS epidemics among men who have sex with men (MSM) under different combinations of HIV testing and linkage to care (TLC) interventions including antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Beijing, China. DESIGN Mathematical modeling. METHODS Using a mathematical model to fit prevalence estimates from 2000-2010, we projected trends in(More)
BACKGROUND Two putative methionine aminopeptidase genes, map (essential) and yflG (non-essential), were identified in the genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis. We investigated whether they can function as methionine aminopeptidases and further explored possible reasons for their essentiality or dispensability in B. subtilis. RESULTS In silico analysis of(More)
Large tethering complexes mediate the initial interaction of a transport vesicle with its target membrane. There are two forms of the multi-subunit tethering complex called TRAPP (TRAPPI and TRAPPII) that tether transport vesicles in different trafficking steps. Understanding TRAPP complex assembly and the protein-protein interactions among the subunits is(More)
The PO(2) within the kidney changes dramatically from cortex to medulla. The present experiments examined the effect of changing PO(2) on epithelial Na channel (ENaC)-mediated Na transport in the collecting duct using the mpkCCD-c14 cell line. Decreasing ambient O(2) concentration from 20 to 8% decreased ENaC activity by 40%; increasing O(2) content to 40%(More)
BACKGROUND Various studies have modeled the impact of test-and-treat policies on the HIV epidemics worldwide. However, few modeling studies have taken into account China's context. To understand the potential effect of test-and-treat on the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, we developed a mathematical model to evaluate the impact(More)