Lynn A. Collins

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BACKGROUND The international community agrees that the Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved without ensuring universal access to both sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. Recently, there has been increasing awareness and discussion of the possible benefits of linkages between SRH(More)
The nitrate reductase operon (narGHJI) of Escherichia coli encodes an anaerobic respiratory enzyme. Previous work has identified two cis-acting sites in the nar operon control region: a proximal site required for anaerobic induction mediated by the activator Fnr and a remote upstream site required for nitrate induction mediated by the activator NarL [Li, S.(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the literature and examine the effectiveness, optimal circumstances, and best practices for strengthening linkages between family planning and HIV interventions. DESIGN Systematic review of peer-reviewed articles and unpublished program reports ('promising practices') evaluating interventions linking family(More)
The foveal glands of Dermacentor variabilis appear to consist of 2 cell types. The outer cells (Type I) are active, with large areas of abundant finely granular material, apparently precursors of the mature secretory granules. The inner cells (Type II) are apparently storage cells. They are highly vacuolated and contain coarsely granular material as well as(More)
During anaerobic growth, nitrate induces synthesis of the anaerobic respiratory enzymes formate dehydrogenase-N and nitrate reductase. This induction is mediated by a transcription activator, the narL gene product. The narX gene product may be involved in sensing nitrate and phosphorylating NARL. We isolated narX mutants, designated narX*, that caused(More)
People living with HIV often have unmet needs for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. We present results of a systematic review of studies offering SRH services targeted to people living with HIV. Studies were selected from a broader SRH and HIV linkages review. Inclusion criteria included: (1) peer-reviewed journal articles with a pre-post or(More)
The foveal glands of the Rocky Mountain wood tick,Dermacentor andersoni Stiles, are the sex pheromone glands from which the sex pheromone is released via the foveae dorsales. The sex pheromone, 2,6-dichlorophenol, was recovered from extracts of these glands by GLC. Other evidence of the role of these glands in sex pheromone production is described.(More)
BACKGROUND Despite being recognized as an important challenge at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), sexually transmitted ınfections (STIs) other than HIV are one of the most neglected dimensions of sexual and reproductive health. STIs, often undiagnosed and untreated, have especially harmful consequences for women and(More)