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From epidemiological synergy to public health policy and practice: the contribution of other sexually transmitted diseases to sexual transmission of HIV infection.
It is suggested that timely provision of STD services can substantially reduce HIV incidence, but raise additional questions about the optimal way to target and implement these services to achieve the greatest effect on HIV transmission. Expand
Towards a common definition of global health
This commentary makes the argument for the necessity of a common definition of global health.
Epidemiological Synergy: Interrelationships between Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- J. Wasserheit
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- 1 March 1992
Preliminary data from 83 reports on the impact of HIV infection on STDs suggest that, at a community level, HIV infection may increase the prevalence of some STDs (e.g., genital ulcerative and nonulcerative STDs), and if the same STDs facilitate transmission of HIV, these infections may greatly amplify one another. Expand
Weighing the gold in the gold standard: challenges in HIV prevention research
Almost 90% of HIV prevention trials had ‘flat’ results, which may be attributable to trial design and/or implementation, and the HIV prevention community must not only examine evidence from significant RCTs, but must also examine flat trials and address design and implementation issues that limit detection of an effect. Expand
Combination HIV Prevention: Significance, Challenges, and Opportunities
- A. Kurth, C. Celum, J. Baeten, S. Vermund, J. Wasserheit
- Current HIV/AIDS reports
- 1 March 2011
There is an unprecedented opportunity to develop “prevention packages” that combine various arrays of evidence-based strategies, tailored to the needs of diverse subgroups and targeted to achieve high coverage for a measurable reduction in population-level HIV transmission. Expand
Genital chlamydial infections: epidemiology and reproductive sequelae.
Failure to control chlamydial infections reflects the following four factors: many cases are mild or asymptomatic; diagnostic tests are expensive and technically demanding; at least 7 days of multiple-dose therapy are currently required; and partner notification is not routinely performed. Expand
The significance and scope of reproductive tract infections among Third World women
- J. Wasserheit
- Supplement to International journal of gynecology…
Clinicians and public health planners can address these treatable syndromes through research and services in socially acceptable settings including family planning, prenatal and MCH clinics. Expand
The dynamic topology of sexually transmitted disease epidemics: implications for prevention strategies.
Each sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemic evolves through predictable phases, shaped by a dynamic interplay among the pathogen, the behaviors of the subpopulations in which it emerges, and the… Expand
Treatment of sexually transmitted infections for HIV prevention: end of the road or new beginning?
It is time for a new phase of exploration of how, when, and in whom to include STI control as a key component of HIV prevention, driven by basic research to elucidate the mechanisms by which STIs and vaginal infections facilitate HIV transmission. Expand
The emerging threat of untreatable gonococcal infection.
During the past 3 years, the wily gonococcus has become less susceptible to the last line of antimi crobial defense, threatening the ability to cure gonorrhea and prevent severe sequelae. Expand