Vicky A Jespers

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The significance of Lactobacillus crispatus and L. vaginalis for vaginal health and the negative effect of recent sex: a cross-sectional descriptive study across groups of African women
    Vicky Jespers
    Department of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV STD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 15:825. 2015
  2. doi request reprint The evolving design and methods for trials evaluating the safety of candidate vaginal microbicides: a systematic review
    Vicky Jespers
    Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV STD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 40:729-36. 2013
  3. pmc Quantification of bacterial species of the vaginal microbiome in different groups of women, using nucleic acid amplification tests
    Vicky Jespers
    Department of Public Health, ITM HIV AIDS Centre, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 12:83. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Methodological issues in sampling the local immune system of the female genital tract in the context of HIV prevention trials
    Vicky Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Reprod Immunol 65:368-76. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Safety trial of the vaginal microbicide cellulose sulfate gel in HIV-positive men
    Vicky Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 34:519-22. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Dose-ranging phase 1 study of TMC120, a promising vaginal microbicide, in HIV-negative and HIV-positive female volunteers
    Vicky A Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:154-8. 2007
  7. pmc Non-sexual transmission of Trichomonas vaginalis in adolescent girls attending school in Ndola, Zambia
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STI Reference Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e16310. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Vaginal microbicides can interfere with nucleic acid amplification tests used for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STD Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:97-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Penile application of dextrin sulphate gel (Emmelle)
    Lut Van Damme
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Contraception 66:133-6. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Feasibility and acceptability of a novel cervicovaginal lavage self-sampling device among women in Kigali, Rwanda
    Gilles Ndayisaba
    Rinda Ubuzima, Kigali, Rwanda
    Sex Transm Dis 40:552-5. 2013

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint The significance of Lactobacillus crispatus and L. vaginalis for vaginal health and the negative effect of recent sex: a cross-sectional descriptive study across groups of African women
    Vicky Jespers
    Department of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV STD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 15:825. 2015
    ..Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a disruption of the vaginal microbiota, has been shown to be strongly associated with HIV infection. Risk factors related to potentially protective or harmful microbiota species are not known...
  2. doi request reprint The evolving design and methods for trials evaluating the safety of candidate vaginal microbicides: a systematic review
    Vicky Jespers
    Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV STD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 40:729-36. 2013
    ..Here, we propose a stepwise clinical assessment that can be used for future guidance. ..
  3. pmc Quantification of bacterial species of the vaginal microbiome in different groups of women, using nucleic acid amplification tests
    Vicky Jespers
    Department of Public Health, ITM HIV AIDS Centre, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 12:83. 2012
    ..We also explored differences in qPCR data between these healthy women and an 'at risk' clinic population of Caucasian, African and Asian women with and without bacterial vaginosis (BV), as defined by the Nugent score...
  4. doi request reprint Methodological issues in sampling the local immune system of the female genital tract in the context of HIV prevention trials
    Vicky Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Reprod Immunol 65:368-76. 2011
    ..In this paper, we will discuss methods for vaginal immunology sampling in the context of clinical trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Safety trial of the vaginal microbicide cellulose sulfate gel in HIV-positive men
    Vicky Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 34:519-22. 2007
    ..Cellulose sulfate (CS) is a promising vaginal microbicide. Because men will be exposed to the microbicide when engaging in vaginal intercourse, safety and acceptability need to be assessed in men...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dose-ranging phase 1 study of TMC120, a promising vaginal microbicide, in HIV-negative and HIV-positive female volunteers
    Vicky A Jespers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:154-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the short-term safety, tolerability, and systemic exposure of a vaginal microbicide gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor TMC120...
  7. pmc Non-sexual transmission of Trichomonas vaginalis in adolescent girls attending school in Ndola, Zambia
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STI Reference Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e16310. 2011
    ..To identify risk factors for trichomoniasis among young women in Ndola, Zambia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Vaginal microbicides can interfere with nucleic acid amplification tests used for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STD Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:97-9. 2007
    ..We therefore recommend that the effects of microbicide gels on diagnostic assays of sexually transmitted infections be established before starting up clinical studies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Penile application of dextrin sulphate gel (Emmelle)
    Lut Van Damme
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Contraception 66:133-6. 2002
    ..Results from laboratory evaluations, genital examinations, and adverse events reports showed that 4% DS gel administered topically to the penis was well tolerated when compared with placebo...
  10. doi request reprint Feasibility and acceptability of a novel cervicovaginal lavage self-sampling device among women in Kigali, Rwanda
    Gilles Ndayisaba
    Rinda Ubuzima, Kigali, Rwanda
    Sex Transm Dis 40:552-5. 2013
    ..Between the visits, ease of use improved, reported difficulties decreased, and the collected sample weight increased. Most women preferred self-collection over a speculum examination. ..
  11. doi request reprint Assessment of mucosal immunity to HIV-1
    Vicky Jespers
    HIV STI Epidemiology and Control Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Expert Rev Vaccines 9:381-94. 2010
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