J Peter Figueroa

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Review of HIV in the Caribbean: Significant Progress and Outstanding Challenges
    J Peter Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:158-67. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint High HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in Jamaica is associated with social vulnerability and other sexually transmitted infections
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 62:286-91. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint The critical role of locally conducted research in guiding the response to the HIV epidemic in Jamaica
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:387-95. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The challenge of promoting safe sex at sites where persons meet new sex partners in Jamaica: results of the Kingston PLACE randomized controlled trial
    J Peter Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Trop Med Int Health 15:945-54. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards male circumcision among attendees at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Kingston, Jamaica
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 59:351-5. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica: a review of the past 20 years
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 57:562-76. 2008
  7. doi request reprint HIV prevalence and related behaviors among sex workers in Jamaica
    Jacqueline Duncan
    Monitoring Evaluation Unit, National HIV STI Programme, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 37:306-10. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint An assessment of sites where persons go to meet sexual partners in St. James, Jamaica, using the PLACE method
    J Peter Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, National HIV STI Control Program, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 34:410-5. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint An overview of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica: strengthening the response
    J P Figueroa
    Chief of Epidemiology and AIDS, Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 53:277-82. 2004
  10. pmc Randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of counseling messages for avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse during sexually transmitted infection and reproductive tract infection treatment among female sexually transmitted infection clinic patient
    Clive Anderson
    Comprehensive Health Centre Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Jamaica Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 40:105-10. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Review of HIV in the Caribbean: Significant Progress and Outstanding Challenges
    J Peter Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:158-67. 2014
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  2. ncbi request reprint High HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in Jamaica is associated with social vulnerability and other sexually transmitted infections
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 62:286-91. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate HIV prevalence and identify risk factors in order to improve prevention approaches...
  3. ncbi request reprint The critical role of locally conducted research in guiding the response to the HIV epidemic in Jamaica
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:387-95. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint The challenge of promoting safe sex at sites where persons meet new sex partners in Jamaica: results of the Kingston PLACE randomized controlled trial
    J Peter Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Trop Med Int Health 15:945-54. 2010
    ..To determine whether a site-based Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) HIV prevention intervention in Kingston, Jamaica increased condom use among persons with new or multiple sex partners...
  5. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards male circumcision among attendees at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Kingston, Jamaica
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 59:351-5. 2010
    ..To describe the attitudes of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinic attendees towards male circumcision...
  6. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica: a review of the past 20 years
    J P Figueroa
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 57:562-76. 2008
    ..As of September 2008, 4450 persons or an estimated 68.5% of persons with advanced HIV and AIDS have been placed on ARV treatment resulting in a significant decline in mortality and morbidity due to HIV..
  7. doi request reprint HIV prevalence and related behaviors among sex workers in Jamaica
    Jacqueline Duncan
    Monitoring Evaluation Unit, National HIV STI Programme, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 37:306-10. 2010
    ..The aims of the study were to estimate HIV prevalence among sex workers (SWs) in Jamaica and to identify risk factors associated with HIV infection...
  8. ncbi request reprint An assessment of sites where persons go to meet sexual partners in St. James, Jamaica, using the PLACE method
    J Peter Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, National HIV STI Control Program, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 34:410-5. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess sexual behavior of persons at risk of HIV infection...
  9. ncbi request reprint An overview of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica: strengthening the response
    J P Figueroa
    Chief of Epidemiology and AIDS, Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 53:277-82. 2004
    ..The national response must be significantly strengthened by ensuring appropriate social policies, combating stigma, scaling up prevention, providing antiretroviral treatment and developing a timely multi-sectoral response...
  10. pmc Randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of counseling messages for avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse during sexually transmitted infection and reproductive tract infection treatment among female sexually transmitted infection clinic patient
    Clive Anderson
    Comprehensive Health Centre Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Jamaica Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sex Transm Dis 40:105-10. 2013
    ..The effectiveness of counseling messages to avoid unprotected sex during short-term treatment for curable sexually transmitted infections is unknown...
  11. ncbi request reprint CDC-defined diseases and opportunistic infections in Jamaican children with HIV/AIDS
    R Pierre
    The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 53:315-21. 2004
    ..To document the frequency of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-defined clinical conditions, opportunistic and co-infections among children with HIV/AIDS...
  12. ncbi request reprint An assessment of mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention in 16 pilot antenatal clinics in Jamaica
    K M Harvey
    The National HIV AIDS Prevention and Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 53:293-6. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint High risk health behaviours among adult Jamaicans
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 54:70-6. 2005
    ..Although there were some significant positive lifestyle trends between 1993 and 2000, high risk behaviours remain common among Jamaican adults. Comprehensive health promotion programmes are needed to address these risk behaviours...
  14. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. The need for a more effective public health response
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, 2 4 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 52:156-8. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint High genetic diversity in human immunodeficiency virus-type 1 in Jamaica
    O D Heslop
    Department of Microbiology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 58:195-200. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Health trends in Jamaica. Significant progress and a vision for the 21st century
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, 2 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 50:15-22. 2001
    ..The Ministry of Health has articulated a vision of health for the 21st century that requires a significant reorientation of health staff as well as empowering people to take responsibility for adopting healthy lifestyles...
  17. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) subtypes in Jamaica
    O D Heslop
    Department of Microbiology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 54:279-82. 2005
    ..This work supports the view of colleagues from the French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean that an epidemiological network supported by regional laboratories will help track this epidemic accurately with positive outcomes for the public...
  18. ncbi request reprint Uptake of interventions, outcomes and challenges in caring for HIV-exposed infants in Kingston, Jamaica
    J C Steel-Duncan
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 53:308-14. 2004
    ..In a few Caribbean islands, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (pMTCT) of HIV with zidovudine prophylaxis has reduced transmission rates from 27 - 44% to 5.5 - 9 %...
  19. ncbi request reprint HIV seroprevalence, uptake of interventions to reduce mother-to-child transmission and birth outcomes in greater Kingston, Jamaica
    N Johnson
    Kingston Paediatric and Perinatal HIV AIDS Programme, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 53:297-302. 2004
    ..The Kingston Paediatric and Perinatal HIV Programme is developing and implementing a unified programme to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in Kingston, Jamaica...
  20. ncbi request reprint Marginal validity of syndromic management for reproductive tract infections among pregnant women in Jamaica
    T Hylton-Kong
    Jamaican Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica
    Int J STD AIDS 15:371-5. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Seeking a commitment for action: AIDS--2002
    J P Figueroa
    Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, 2 4 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 51:212-5. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of sexually transmitted infections among accepted and deferred blood donors in Jamaica
    I E Vickers
    Department of Microbiology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 55:89-94. 2006
    ..0385); having more than ten lifetime partners (p = 0.0105); and use of depoprovera (p = 0.0028). This study confirms higher rates of STI among deferred blood donors and supports the donor deferral system in Jamaica...