Katherine Semrau

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Impact of chloroquine on viral load in breast milk
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:800-3. 2006
  2. pmc Dynamics of breast milk HIV-1 RNA with unilateral mastitis or abscess
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 62:348-55. 2013
  3. pmc Exclusive breastfeeding, maternal HIV disease, and the risk of clinical breast pathology in HIV-infected, breastfeeding women
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:344.e1-8. 2011
  4. pmc Validation of the UCLA Child Post traumatic stress disorder-reaction index in Zambia
    Laura K Murray
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dept, of International Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Ment Health Syst 5:24. 2011
  5. pmc Reuse of single-dose nevirapine in subsequent pregnancies for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Lusaka, Zambia: a cohort study
    Jan Walter
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:172. 2008
  6. pmc Temporal and lateral dynamics of HIV shedding and elevated sodium in breast milk among HIV-positive mothers during the first 4 months of breast-feeding
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:320-8. 2008
  7. pmc Women in couples antenatal HIV counseling and testing are not more likely to report adverse social events
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    AIDS 19:603-9. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, USA
    Pathog Glob Health 106:32-9. 2012
  9. pmc Post-weaning breast milk HIV-1 viral load, blood prolactin levels and breast milk volume
    Donald M Thea
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS 20:1539-47. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Issues in the design of a clinical trial with a behavioral intervention--the Zambia exclusive breast-feeding study
    Donald M Thea
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, 710 Albany Street, 715, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:353-65. 2004

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Publications28

  1. pmc Impact of chloroquine on viral load in breast milk
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:800-3. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to determine the potential role of chloroquine in prevention of HIV transmission through breastfeeding...
  2. pmc Dynamics of breast milk HIV-1 RNA with unilateral mastitis or abscess
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 62:348-55. 2013
    ..Guidelines encourage women to stop breastfeeding on the affected breast and feed on the contralateral breast. However, impact of breast pathology on breast milk HIV dynamics is unknown...
  3. pmc Exclusive breastfeeding, maternal HIV disease, and the risk of clinical breast pathology in HIV-infected, breastfeeding women
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:344.e1-8. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to examine the relationship between breastfeeding patterns, markers of maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, and woman's breast pathology...
  4. pmc Validation of the UCLA Child Post traumatic stress disorder-reaction index in Zambia
    Laura K Murray
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dept, of International Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Ment Health Syst 5:24. 2011
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  5. pmc Reuse of single-dose nevirapine in subsequent pregnancies for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Lusaka, Zambia: a cohort study
    Jan Walter
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:172. 2008
    ..The effects of these mutations on the efficacy of SDNVP use in a subsequent pregnancy are not well understood...
  6. pmc Temporal and lateral dynamics of HIV shedding and elevated sodium in breast milk among HIV-positive mothers during the first 4 months of breast-feeding
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:320-8. 2008
    ..To better understand the dynamics of breast milk HIV shedding and its relation to postnatal HIV transmission, we investigated the temporal and lateral relations of breast milk viral shedding and sodium concentrations in HIV-positive women...
  7. pmc Women in couples antenatal HIV counseling and testing are not more likely to report adverse social events
    Katherine Semrau
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    AIDS 19:603-9. 2005
    ..Couple counseling has been promoted as a strategy to improve uptake of interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (pMTCT) and to minimize adverse social outcomes associated with disclosure of HIV status...
  8. doi request reprint Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, USA
    Pathog Glob Health 106:32-9. 2012
    ..To assess the quality and safety of having community health workers (CHWs) in rural Zambia use rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and provide integrated management of malaria and pneumonia...
  9. pmc Post-weaning breast milk HIV-1 viral load, blood prolactin levels and breast milk volume
    Donald M Thea
    Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS 20:1539-47. 2006
    ..The effect of abrupt weaning, advocated as a safe transition from exclusive breastfeeding in HIV-exposed children, on the quantity of HIV viral load in breast milk (BMVL) is not known...
  10. ncbi request reprint Issues in the design of a clinical trial with a behavioral intervention--the Zambia exclusive breast-feeding study
    Donald M Thea
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, 710 Albany Street, 715, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:353-65. 2004
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  11. pmc Violence and abuse among HIV-infected women and their children in Zambia: a qualitative study
    Laura K Murray
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center for International Health and Development, Applied Mental Health Research Group, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:610-5. 2006
    ..This study shows the local perspective of the overlap between violence and HIV. Results are discussed in relation to the need for violence and abuse to be addressed as HIV services are implemented in sub-Saharan Africa...
  12. pmc Barriers to acceptance and adherence of antiretroviral therapy in urban Zambian women: a qualitative study
    Laura K Murray
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center for International Health and Development, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:78-86. 2009
    ..Qualitative studies are critical to better understand why ART eligible individuals are choosing not to initiate or continue treatment to achieve needed adherence levels...
  13. pmc Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Zambia through mobile phone texting of blood test results
    Phil Seidenberg
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 90:348-56. 2012
    ..To see if, in the diagnosis of infant infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Zambia, turnaround times could be reduced by using an automated notification system based on mobile phone texting...
  14. pmc Community case management of fever due to malaria and pneumonia in children under five in Zambia: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Kojo Yeboah-Antwi
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000340. 2010
    ..This study was designed to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of using CHWs to manage nonsevere pneumonia and uncomplicated malaria with the aid of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)...
  15. pmc Prevention and management of neonatal hypothermia in rural zambia
    Karsten Lunze
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92006. 2014
    ..Since little is known about practices related to newborn hypothermia in rural Africa, this study's goal was to characterize relevant practices, attitudes, and beliefs in rural Zambia...
  16. doi request reprint 'Many people know the law, but also many people violate it': discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam--results of a national study
    Lisa J Messersmith
    Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Glob Public Health 8:S30-45. 2013
    ..The logistic regression and FGD results indicate that disclosure of HIV status without consent was associated with experiencing other forms of discrimination. Key programme and policy recommendations are discussed. ..
  17. doi request reprint Women living with HIV in Vietnam: desire for children, use of sexual and reproductive health services, and advice from providers
    Lisa J Messersmith
    Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Reprod Health Matters 20:27-38. 2012
    ..Sexual and reproductive health services are urgently needed for this population...
  18. pmc HIV/AIDS-Related Knowledge and Behaviors Among Most-at-Risk Populations in Vietnam
    Taryn Vian
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Open AIDS J 6:259-65. 2012
    ..More research is needed to understand the relationship between outreach programs and skill development, motivation, and use of referral services by most-at-risk populations in Vietnam...
  19. pmc Analyzing media coverage of the global fund diseases compared with lower funded diseases (childhood pneumonia, diarrhea and measles)
    David L Hudacek
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20438. 2011
    ..This study investigates the potential relationship between media agenda setting and funding levels in the context of the actual burden of disease...
  20. pmc Effects of early, abrupt weaning on HIV-free survival of children in Zambia
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:130-41. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized trial to evaluate whether abrupt weaning at 4 months as compared with the standard practice has a net benefit for HIV-free survival of children...
  21. pmc High uptake of exclusive breastfeeding and reduced early post-natal HIV transmission
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1363. 2007
    ..We conducted a prospective, observational study in Lusaka, Zambia, to test the hypothesis that EBF is associated with a lower risk of postnatal HIV transmission than non-EBF...
  22. ncbi request reprint Veterinary field test as screening tool for mastitis and HIV-1 viral load in breastmilk from HIV-infected Zambian women
    Stephanie M Dorosko
    Breastfeed Med 2:172-5. 2007
    ....
  23. pmc Low and undetectable breast milk interleukin-7 concentrations are associated with reduced risk of postnatal HIV transmission
    Jan Walter
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University New York, NY, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:200-7. 2007
    ..To investigate if breast milk interleukin [IL]-7 concentrations are associated with postnatal HIV transmission...
  24. pmc Predictors of nonadherence to single-dose nevirapine therapy for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
    Sandra Albrecht
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:114-8. 2006
    ..Adequate adherence is required for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (pMTCT) programs to be effective. We investigated predictors and extent of nonadherence to single-dose nevirapine...
  25. pmc Does severity of HIV disease in HIV-infected mothers affect mortality and morbidity among their uninfected infants?
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1654-61. 2005
    ..We investigated the hypothesis that the severity of HIV disease and immune dysfunction among mothers is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among their uninfected infants...
  26. pmc Prolonged breast-feeding and mortality up to two years post-partum among HIV-positive women in Zambia
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    AIDS 19:1677-81. 2005
    ..A previously reported association between prolonged lactation and maternal mortality has generated concern that breast-feeding may be detrimental for HIV-positive women...
  27. pmc Alpha-defensins in the prevention of HIV transmission among breastfed infants
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:138-42. 2005
    ..3, 95% confidence interval: 0.09-0.93). Our data suggest that there may be a role for alpha-defensins in prevention of HIV transmission to breastfed infants...
  28. pmc Human immunodeficiency virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in human breast milk
    Steffanie Sabbaj
    Departments of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2170, USA
    J Virol 76:7365-73. 2002
    ..Their presence suggests a role in limiting transmission and provides a rationale for vaccine strategies to enhance these responses...