David A Ross

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for vitamin A supplementation
    David A Ross
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Nutr 132:2902S-2906S. 2002
  2. pmc Long-term biological and behavioural impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention in Tanzania: follow-up survey of the community-based MEMA kwa Vijana Trial
    Aoife M Doyle
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 7:e1000287. 2010
  3. pmc Long-term impact of acyclovir suppressive therapy on genital and plasma HIV RNA in Tanzanian women: a randomized controlled trial
    Clare Tanton
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 201:1285-97. 2010
  4. pmc Rapid increase in prevalence of male circumcision in rural Tanzania in the absence of a promotional campaign
    Harriet J Forbes
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e40507. 2012
  5. doi request reprint A qualitative study of participant adherence in a randomized controlled trial of herpes suppressive therapy for HIV prevention in Tanzania
    Mary L Plummer
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS Care 22:499-508. 2010
  6. pmc The long-term impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual and reproductive health intervention: effect of dose and time since intervention exposure
    Aoife M Doyle
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e24866. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions on use of health services by young people in rural Mwanza, Tanzania: results of a cluster randomized trial
    Natasha Larke
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Adolesc Health 47:512-22. 2010
  8. pmc Correlates of HIV-1 genital shedding in Tanzanian women
    Clare Tanton
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e17480. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Linking women who test HIV-positive in pregnancy-related services to long-term HIV care and treatment services: a systematic review
    Laura Ferguson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:564-80. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The sexual behaviour of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: patterns and trends from national surveys
    Aoife M Doyle
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:796-807. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for vitamin A supplementation
    David A Ross
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Nutr 132:2902S-2906S. 2002
    ....
  2. pmc Long-term biological and behavioural impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention in Tanzania: follow-up survey of the community-based MEMA kwa Vijana Trial
    Aoife M Doyle
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 7:e1000287. 2010
    ..A further impact evaluation survey in 2007/8 ( approximately 9 years post-intervention) tested this hypothesis...
  3. pmc Long-term impact of acyclovir suppressive therapy on genital and plasma HIV RNA in Tanzanian women: a randomized controlled trial
    Clare Tanton
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 201:1285-97. 2010
    ..Herpes simplex virus (HSV) suppressive therapy reduces genital and plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA over periods up to 3 months, but the long-term effect is unknown...
  4. pmc Rapid increase in prevalence of male circumcision in rural Tanzania in the absence of a promotional campaign
    Harriet J Forbes
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e40507. 2012
    ..To investigate associations of circumcision with socio-demographic characteristics, reported sexual behaviours and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  5. doi request reprint A qualitative study of participant adherence in a randomized controlled trial of herpes suppressive therapy for HIV prevention in Tanzania
    Mary L Plummer
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS Care 22:499-508. 2010
    ..Methodological research is also needed to improve adherence measures...
  6. pmc The long-term impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual and reproductive health intervention: effect of dose and time since intervention exposure
    Aoife M Doyle
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e24866. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper was to assess the differential impact of the intervention according to gender, age, marital status, number of years of exposure and time since last exposure to the intervention...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions on use of health services by young people in rural Mwanza, Tanzania: results of a cluster randomized trial
    Natasha Larke
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Adolesc Health 47:512-22. 2010
    ..To assess the impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention on the use of health services by young people in Tanzania...
  8. pmc Correlates of HIV-1 genital shedding in Tanzanian women
    Clare Tanton
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e17480. 2011
    ..i.d vs. placebo) in Tanzania...
  9. doi request reprint Linking women who test HIV-positive in pregnancy-related services to long-term HIV care and treatment services: a systematic review
    Laura Ferguson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:564-80. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The sexual behaviour of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: patterns and trends from national surveys
    Aoife M Doyle
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:796-807. 2012
    ..To describe the sexual and reproductive behaviour of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly 15- to 19-year-olds...
  11. pmc Association of schistosomiasis with false-positive HIV test results in an African adolescent population
    Dean B Everett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1570-7. 2010
    ..In Africa, endemic infections may affect the specificities of immunoassays for HIV infection. Caution should be used when the results of 4th-generation HIV test results are interpreted for African adolescent populations...
  12. doi request reprint Measurement and predictors of adherence in a trial of HSV suppressive therapy in Tanzania
    Deborah Watson-Jones
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:504-12. 2009
    ..Use of biomarkers may alert investigators to adherence problems...
  13. pmc Suitability of simple human immunodeficiency virus rapid tests in clinical trials in community-based clinic settings
    Dean B Everett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1058-62. 2009
    ..9 to 100%), and 100% for the parallel SR (95% CI, 99.4 to 100%). SR tests are suitable for use in community-based clinical research settings to assess eligibility both for trial participation and for the provision of on-site VCT services...
  14. doi request reprint Circumcision among adolescent boys in rural northwestern Tanzania
    Helen A Weiss
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1054-61. 2008
    ..Modelling the impact of circumcision on HIV transmission, and planning service expansion, relies on self-reported circumcision status. We investigated the validity of self-reported status...
  15. doi request reprint Evidence for Action on HIV Treatment and Care Systems in low and middle-income countries: background and introduction
    David A Ross
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, UK
    AIDS 26:S93-5. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Provider-initiated testing and counselling programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of their operational implementation
    Maria Roura
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 27:617-26. 2013
    ..This review examined the operational implementation of provider-initiated testing and counselling (PITC) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa...
  17. ncbi request reprint Aborting and suspending pregnancy in rural Tanzania: an ethnography of young people's beliefs and practices
    Mary L Plummer
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Stud Fam Plann 39:281-92. 2008
    ..We conclude that improved reproductive health education and services are urgently needed in rural Tanzania...
  18. ncbi request reprint Low specificity of the Murex fourth-generation HIV enzyme immunoassay in Tanzanian adolescents
    Dean B Everett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1323-6. 2007
    ..To determine the specificity of the Abbott Murex HIV antigen/antibody combination enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the diagnosis of HIV infection in Tanzania...
  19. doi request reprint The effectiveness of youth centers in increasing use of sexual and reproductive health services: a systematic review
    Maria A Zuurmond
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Stud Fam Plann 43:239-54. 2012
    ..Despite widespread emphasis on youth centers as a strategy for encouraging young people to access SRH services, results from these studies have not been encouraging, and cost-effectiveness for these purposes is likely to be low...
  20. pmc Missed opportunities: poor linkage into ongoing care for HIV-positive pregnant women in Mwanza, Tanzania
    Deborah Watson-Jones
    Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e40091. 2012
    ..We measured the proportion of HIV-positive pregnant women in Mwanza city, Tanzania, who completed the cascade of care from antenatal HIV diagnosis to assessment and engagement in care in adult HIV clinics...
  21. doi request reprint Patient attrition between diagnosis with HIV in pregnancy-related services and long-term HIV care and treatment services in Kenya: a retrospective study
    Laura Ferguson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:e90-7. 2012
    ..There has been little attention, until recently, to linking women who test HIV positive in pregnancy-related services to long-term HIV care and treatment services...
  22. doi request reprint The epidemiology of HIV among young people in sub-Saharan Africa: know your local epidemic and its implications for prevention
    Sue Napierala Mavedzenge
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Adolesc Health 49:559-67. 2011
    ..Broad patterns of HIV epidemiology are frequently used to design generic HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa...
  23. doi request reprint HIV treatment and care systems: the way forward
    David A Ross
    MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, UK
    AIDS 26:S147-52. 2012
    ....
  24. doi request reprint HIV prevention in young people in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
    Sue M Napierala Mavedzenge
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Adolesc Health 49:568-86. 2011
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Behavioural interventions to reduce HIV risk: what works?
    David A Ross
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 24:S4-14. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Biological and behavioural impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention in Tanzania: a community-randomized trial
    David A Ross
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 21:1943-55. 2007
    ..The impact of a multicomponent intervention programme on the sexual health of adolescents was assessed in rural Tanzania...
  27. ncbi request reprint Microbicides development program, Tanzania-baseline characteristics of an occupational cohort and reattendance at 3 months
    Andrew Vallely
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, United Kingdom
    Sex Transm Dis 34:638-43. 2007
    ..To determine baseline characteristics of an occupational cohort of women in Mwanza City, Tanzania, and factors associated with reattendance at 3 months, in preparation for a microbicide trial...
  28. ncbi request reprint From trial intervention to scale-up: costs of an adolescent sexual health program in Mwanza, Tanzania
    Fern Terris-Prestholt
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S133-9. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint The MEMA kwa Vijana project: design of a community randomised trial of an innovative adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania
    Richard J Hayes
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:430-42. 2005
    ..This paper describes the rationale and design of a randomised trial of the impact of an innovative sexual health intervention among adolescents in rural Mwanza Region, Tanzania...
  30. ncbi request reprint Contradictory sexual norms and expectations for young people in rural Northern Tanzania
    Daniel Wight
    Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:987-97. 2006
    ..This almost certainly contributes to their short duration and the high levels of partner change, since relationships are not reinforced through social recognition and there is little scope to develop intimacy through non-sexual contacts...
  31. ncbi request reprint The weight of evidence: a method for assessing the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions among young people
    David A Ross
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1 E 7HT, England
    World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser 938:79-102; discussion 317-41. 2006
    ..To design a method for assessing the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of different interventions to prevent the spread of HIV that will be the basis for the reviews in this series...
  32. ncbi request reprint Does selenium supplementation slow progression of HIV? Potentially misleading presentation of the results of a trial
    David A Ross
    Arch Intern Med 167:1555-6; author reply 1557. 2007
  33. pmc Validity of coital diaries in a feasibility study for the Microbicides Development Programme trial among women at high risk of HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania
    Caroline F Allen
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:490-6; discussion 496-7. 2007
    ..To compare coital diaries and face-to-face interviews (FFIs) in measuring sexual behaviour among women at high risk of HIV. To assess the effect of differing levels of support from researchers on reporting in coital diaries and FFIs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people. A systematic review of the evidence from developing countries. Introduction and rationale
    Bruce Dick
    Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser 938:1-13; discussion 317-41. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint A typology of groups at risk of HIV/STI in a gold mining town in north-western Tanzania
    Nicola Desmond
    National Institute for Medical Research, NIMR AMREF LSHTM Collaborative Projects, PO Box 11936, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Soc Sci Med 60:1739-49. 2005
    ..The methodology also enabled an approach to interventions sensitive to different circumstances associated with risk within the town while identifying structural factors affecting risk at the level of the town as a whole...