Lynette J Menezes

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Over the past several decades, invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence in the United States has declined dramatically. Much of this decline has been attributed to widespread use of cytology screening followed by treatment of precancerous lesions. Despite available technologies to prevent ICC and screening programs targeting high-risk women, certain(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have assessed genital human papillomavirus (HPV) concordance and factors associated with concordance among asymptomatic heterosexual couples. METHODS Genotyping for HPV was conducted with male and female sex partners aged 18-70 years from Tampa, Florida. Eligibility included no history of HPV-associated disease. Type-specific(More)
HIV-infected women are at increased risk of developing invasive cervical cancer and present for care at a later stage of disease. Because of this susceptibility, the US Preventive Services Task Force and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that HIV-infected women receive two Pap smears during their first year after diagnosis, then annually(More)
The occurrence of Kawasaki disease is unusual in adults. We report a Kawasaki-like syndrome in a middle-aged HIV-positive man who had recently begun effective antiretroviral therapy. Onset of a significant inflammatory response after initiation of antiretroviral therapy prompted a diagnosis of Kawasaki-like syndrome associated with immune reconstitution(More)
BACKGROUND  Published data are equivocal about the relative rates of male-to-female and female-to-male human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission. Our objective was to estimate genital HPV incidence among heterosexual partners from a broad age range and to investigate the effects of monogamy and relationship duration on incidence. METHODS  HPV genotyping was(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at the cervix, anus and oropharynx has been rarely concurrently estimated among HIV-infected women. Using multiplex polymerase chain reaction testing, we prospectively evaluated HPV genotype distribution across three anatomic sites among 50 eligible HIV-infected women from Chennai, India, who provided biological(More)
CONTEXT Neonatal conjunctivitis is associated with poor prenatal care worldwide. PURPOSE Data on neonatal conjunctivitis is scarce in Malawi. This study describes risk factors associated with conjunctivitis in neonates born in a large tertiary care hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records of a retrospective cohort of 231(More)
Assessing the resources and functioning of research ethics committees (RECs) in low-resource settings poses many challenges. We conducted a case study of two medical college RECs (A and B) in Western India utilizing the Research Ethics Committee Quality Assurance Self-Assessment Tool (RECQASAT) as well as in-depth interviews with representative members to(More)
Institutional ethics committees (IECs) are currently still in their infancy in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs), which may have important implications with regard to the oversight of the protection of human participants. Understanding how these IECs currently function is a critical first step in helping LMICs build infrastructures that support the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and describe the patterns of concurrent human papillomavirus (HPV) and STIs and associated factors among HIV-negative young Western Cape, South African women participating in the Efficacy of HPV Vaccine to Reduce HIV Infection (EVRI) trial. METHODS HIV-negative women aged 16-24 years old were enrolled in the EVRI trial(More)
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