Sara J. Whitehead

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BACKGROUND Few studies of microbicide acceptability among HIV-infected women have been done. We assessed Carraguard® vaginal gel acceptability among participants in a randomized, controlled, crossover safety trial in HIV-infected women in Thailand. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Participants used each of 3 treatments (Carraguard gel, methylcellulose(More)
INTRODUCTION Health utilities of tuberculosis (TB) patients may be diminished by side effects from medication, prolonged treatment duration, physical effects of the disease itself, and social stigma attached to the disease. METHODS We collected health utility data from Thai patients who were on TB treatment or had been successfully treated for TB for the(More)
HIV-1 and HSV-2 are frequent genital co-infections in women. To determine how self-collected genital swabs compare to provider-collected cervicovaginal lavage, paired self-collected genital swabs and cervicovaginal lavage from women co-infected with HIV-1 and HSV-2 were evaluated. Women were in an acyclovir clinical trial and their samples were tested for(More)
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