Ravikiran Muvva

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In 2004, 424 incident cases of HIV were reported to Baltimore City Health Department. Of them, 53 (12.5%) cases were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease following HIV diagnosis. The factors that were statistically significantly associated with coinfection were being a man who has sex with men, commercial sex work, and age under 25 years.
To determine effectiveness of alternate venue testing (AVT), social network strategy (SNS) and provider referral (PR) for identifying previously undiagnosed HIV-infected 18-64-year-old African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM) by a health department. For AVT, staff used a mobile clinic to conduct HIV testing. For PR, staff solicited contact(More)
To the Editor: I order to provide insights into trends of HIV infection during the 1990s among youth when trend information about HIV was most limited, we assessed the prevalence of HIV among adolescents and young adults, an often overlooked subgroup, from 1992 through 2000, using sentinel HIV surveillance data drawn from the 2 Baltimore City Health(More)
Baltimore, Maryland ranks among U.S. cities with the highest incidence of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV screening at sex partner meeting places or venues frequented by MSM with new diagnoses and/or high HIV viral load may reduce transmission by identifying and linking infected individuals to care. We investigated venue-based(More)
BACKGROUND Many individuals with HIV in the USA are unaware of their diagnosis, and therefore cannot be engaged in treatment services, have worse clinical outcomes and are more likely to transmit HIV to others. Mobile van testing may increase HIV testing and diagnosis. Our objective was to characterise risk factors for HIV seroconversion among individuals(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the potential impact of chlamydial screening policy that recommends routine screening of women but not men. METHODS Population surveys of probability samples of Baltimore adults aged 18 to 35 years in 1997-1998 and 2006-2009 collected biospecimens to estimate trends in undiagnosed chlamydial infection. Survey estimates are compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Sex partner meeting places may be important locales to access men who have sex with men (MSM) and implement targeted HIV control strategies. These locales may change over time, but temporal evaluations have not been performed. METHODS The objectives of this study were to describe the frequency of report of MSM sex partner meeting places over(More)
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