Phyllis Gray

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OBJECTIVES We assessed the efficacy of an HIV behavioral intervention adapted for Black men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS We conducted serial cross-sectional surveys, 1 baseline measurement followed by initiation of an intervention and 3 follow-up measurements, among Black MSM in 3 North Carolina cities over 1 year. RESULTS We observed(More)
Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are at considerable risk for HIV infection. A convenience sample of BMSM (n = 252) attending nightclubs in three North Carolina cities was surveyed to investigate factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). About 45% reported UAI in the past 2 months. BMSM who strongly agreed that their male friends(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of behavioral management counseling in the treatment of persistent, excessive infant crying (> 3 hours per day). DESIGN Two treatments, one no treatment control group. Infants were group-matched according to baseline fuss/cry levels, sociodemographic, and infant variables. Treatments were carried out sequentially by the(More)
Posterior displacement of the mitral valve with billowing into the left atrium has been the major echocardiographic criterion used for the diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse (MVP). However, the current criteria are limited by the influence of hemodynamic factors on the degree of prolapse, whereas complications such as mitral regurgitation, endocarditis, and(More)
Early atherosclerotic changes in the carotid artery and thoracic aorta have been examined by high-frequency ultrasound measuring of intimal-medial thickness and stiffness. Whether changes in stiffness and thickness occur in parallel and whether the determinants of stiffness and thickness in the two vessels are similar is unknown. To examine the relation(More)
To expand our crosscultural understanding of erectile dysfunction, we investigated erectile dysfunction among Ariaal men, pastoral nomads of northern Kenya. To measure erectile dysfunction, we administered the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) to 198 men aged 20 y and older during interviews. Marital status and anthropometric measures of(More)
BACKGROUND This article describes the process our community-academic partnership used to lay the groundwork for successful implementation of an adolescent-focused, evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum in two Black churches. OBJECTIVES We highlight the challenges encountered and lessons learned in building a relationship with two churches,(More)
The effects of high-dosage multivitamin and mineral supplements on 15 children with Down syndrome aged between 7.5 and 63 months were studied in a placebo-controlled crossover trial. Active treatment was associated with decreased developmental progress, and various side-effects were reported by the parents. The only suggestions of benefit were parents'(More)