Peter Figueroa

Summary

Affiliation: Ministry of Health
Country: Jamaica

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Factors affecting study efficiency and item non-response in health surveys in developing countries: the Jamaica national healthy lifestyle survey
    Rainford Wilks
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:13. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The HIV epidemic in the Caribbean: meeting the challenges of achieving universal access to prevention, treatment and care
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, Jamaica, 2 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 57:195-203. 2008
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint A survey of essential national health research in nine developing countries
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, 2 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 51:97-101. 2002
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Decreased condom breakage and slippage rates after counseling men at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Jamaica
    Markus J Steiner
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 75:289-93. 2007

Research Grants

  1. HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials in Jamaica
    JOHN FIGUEROA; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Factors affecting study efficiency and item non-response in health surveys in developing countries: the Jamaica national healthy lifestyle survey
    Rainford Wilks
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:13. 2007
    ..This report examines factors associated with item non-response and study efficiency in a national health survey in a developing Caribbean island...
  3. ncbi request reprint The HIV epidemic in the Caribbean: meeting the challenges of achieving universal access to prevention, treatment and care
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, Jamaica, 2 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 57:195-203. 2008
    ..In addition, there needs to be improved coordination among PANCAP partners at the regional level and within countries...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint A survey of essential national health research in nine developing countries
    J P Figueroa
    Ministry of Health, 2 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 51:97-101. 2002
    ..However, it is too early to assess the contribution of ENHR to health and development and a variety of different studies would be needed to conduct this assessment...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Decreased condom breakage and slippage rates after counseling men at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Jamaica
    Markus J Steiner
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 75:289-93. 2007
    ..Our objective was to evaluate condom failure (breakage and slippage) rates before and those during a trial that provided instructions on correct condom use...
  11. ncbi request reprint Trends in HIV risk perception, condom use and sexual history among Jamaican youth, 1996-2004
    Lisa R Norman
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:199-207. 2007
    ..6%, p < 0.001). These analyses revealed inadequate protective behaviour adoption by Jamaican youths. Prevention programs targeting youths need to be expanded significantly, be culturally relevant, and also address social vulnerability...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does a choice of condoms impact sexually transmitted infection incidence? A randomized, controlled trial
    Markus J Steiner
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:31-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether providing a choice of condoms would increase condom acceptability, increase self-reported use, and decrease incident sexually transmitted infection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Self-reported condom use is associated with reduced risk of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:829-33. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between self-reported condom use and prevalent and incident chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis...

Research Grants2

  1. HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials in Jamaica
    JOHN FIGUEROA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Principal Investigator, Dr J. Peter Figueroa and Lead Co-Investigator, Professor Celia D.C...