Bea Vuylsteke

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Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc High prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among male sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: need for services tailored to their needs
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Infect 88:288-93. 2012
  2. pmc HIV and STI prevalence among female sex workers in Côte d'Ivoire: why targeted prevention programs should be continued and strengthened
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e32627. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Capture-recapture for estimating the size of the female sex worker population in three cities in Côte d'Ivoire and in Kisumu, western Kenya
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1537-43. 2010
  4. pmc Sustainability of programs to reach high risk and marginalized populations living with HIV in resource limited settings: implications for HIV treatment and prevention
    Brian T Montague
    Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:701. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Cellular human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-protective factors: a comparison of HIV-exposed seronegative female sex workers and female blood donors in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Infect Dis 187:206-14. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV-specific T helper responses and frequency of exposure among HIV-exposed seronegative female sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Immunology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Infect Dis 189:602-10. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Cutting edge: resistance to HIV-1 infection among African female sex workers is associated with inhibitory KIR in the absence of their HLA ligands
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Immunol 177:6588-92. 2006
  8. pmc Low CD4+ T cell counts among African HIV-1 infected subjects with group B KIR haplotypes in the absence of specific inhibitory KIR ligands
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e17043. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay using self-administered vaginal swabs for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Tania Crucitti
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:385-6. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Should family planning clinics provide clinical services for sexually transmitted infections? A case study from Côte d'Ivoire
    Yves Lafort
    STD HIV Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 8:552-60. 2003

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  1. pmc High prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among male sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: need for services tailored to their needs
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Infect 88:288-93. 2012
    ..To assess condom use and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV among male sex workers (MSW) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...
  2. pmc HIV and STI prevalence among female sex workers in Côte d'Ivoire: why targeted prevention programs should be continued and strengthened
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e32627. 2012
    ..To assess condom use and prevalence of STIs and HIV among female sex workers (FSWs), as part of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan of a nationwide sex worker prevention project in Côte d'Ivoire...
  3. doi request reprint Capture-recapture for estimating the size of the female sex worker population in three cities in Côte d'Ivoire and in Kisumu, western Kenya
    Bea Vuylsteke
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1537-43. 2010
    ..To estimate the female sex worker population size in three cities in Côte d'Ivoire and in Kisumu, Kenya...
  4. pmc Sustainability of programs to reach high risk and marginalized populations living with HIV in resource limited settings: implications for HIV treatment and prevention
    Brian T Montague
    Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:701. 2011
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  5. ncbi request reprint Cellular human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-protective factors: a comparison of HIV-exposed seronegative female sex workers and female blood donors in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Infect Dis 187:206-14. 2003
    ..These data indicate that ESN FSWs differ from HIV-seronegative female blood donors with respect to immunological factors that have no clear protective potential against HIV transmission...
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV-specific T helper responses and frequency of exposure among HIV-exposed seronegative female sex workers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Immunology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Infect Dis 189:602-10. 2004
    ..The characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure that determine the induction of HIV-specific T cells and, in particular, T helper cells are not well understood...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cutting edge: resistance to HIV-1 infection among African female sex workers is associated with inhibitory KIR in the absence of their HLA ligands
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Immunol 177:6588-92. 2006
    ..In addition, exposed seronegatives more frequently possessed AB KIR genotypes, which contain more activating KIR. The data support an important role for NK cells and KIR/HLA interactions in antiviral immunity...
  8. pmc Low CD4+ T cell counts among African HIV-1 infected subjects with group B KIR haplotypes in the absence of specific inhibitory KIR ligands
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e17043. 2011
    ..Our data suggest that group B KIR haplotypes and lack of specific inhibitory KIR ligand genes, genotypes considered to favor NK cell activation, are predictive of HIV-1 disease progression...
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay using self-administered vaginal swabs for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Tania Crucitti
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:385-6. 2013
    ..The results are compared with the results using the Amplicor assay and the BD ProbeTec assay™...
  10. ncbi request reprint Should family planning clinics provide clinical services for sexually transmitted infections? A case study from Côte d'Ivoire
    Yves Lafort
    STD HIV Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 8:552-60. 2003
    ..To evaluate the quality and usefulness of integrated sexually transmitted infection (STI) care at non-governmental family planning (FP) clinics in Côte d'Ivoire...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of COL-1492, a nonoxynol-9 vaginal gel, on HIV-1 transmission in female sex workers: a randomised controlled trial
    Lut Van Damme
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 360:971-7. 2002
    ..Results of studies of its effectiveness in prevention of HIV-1 infection in women have been inconclusive. We aimed to assess effectiveness of this vaginal gel...
  12. pmc Exploring Risk Behaviors and Vulnerability for HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: Poor Knowledge, Homophobia and Sexual Violence
    Joséphine Aho
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 9:e99591. 2014
    ..MSM in Abidjan exhibit multiple and frequent HIV-related risk behaviors. To address those behaviours, a combination of individual but also structural interventions will be needed given the context of stigma, homophobia and violence. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Positive association between beta-chemokine-producing T cells and HIV type 1 viral load in HIV-infected subjects in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:171-7. 2002
    ..05) in peripheral blood. These data indicate that increased percentages of beta-chemokine-producing T cells in HIV-1-infected subjects correlate with disease progression and are a sign of viremia-driven chronic T cell activation...