M F Gallo

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Adherence to diaphragm use for infection prevention: a prospective study of female sex workers in Kenya
    Elizabeth A Bukusi
    Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Mbagathi Rd, P O Box 54840 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2009:420196. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a volunteer community-based health worker program for providing contraceptive services in Madagascar
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:657-65. 2013
  3. pmc Biological markers of sexual activity: tools for improving measurement in HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention research
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:447-52. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Optimal methods for collecting and storing vaginal specimens for prostate-specific antigen testing in research studies
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K 34, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Contraception 87:830-5. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A review of the effectiveness and acceptability of the female condom for dual protection
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Health 9:18-26. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic: a longitudinal analysis of possible causal links
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:213-20. 2012
  7. pmc Association between semen exposure and incident bacterial vaginosis
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2011:842652. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Intravaginal practices among female sex workers in Kibera, Kenya
    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 Infect 86:318-22. 2010
  9. pmc Predictors of unprotected sex among female sex workers in Madagascar: comparing semen biomarkers and self-reported data
    Maria F Gallo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1279-86. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of changes in condom use among female sex workers in a prospective cohort study introducing diaphragm use for disease prevention
    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
    Am J Epidemiol 172:606-12. 2010

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Adherence to diaphragm use for infection prevention: a prospective study of female sex workers in Kenya
    Elizabeth A Bukusi
    Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Mbagathi Rd, P O Box 54840 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2009:420196. 2009
    ..To assess adherence to and acceptability of the diaphragm among 140 female sex workers in Kenya in a 6-month prospective study...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a volunteer community-based health worker program for providing contraceptive services in Madagascar
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:657-65. 2013
    ..Madagascar recently scaled up their volunteer community health worker (CHW) program in maternal health and family planning to reach remote and underserved communities...
  3. pmc Biological markers of sexual activity: tools for improving measurement in HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention research
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:447-52. 2013
    ..Methods and study designs that incorporate biomarkers into studies collecting self-reported behavioral data should be considered where possible...
  4. doi request reprint Optimal methods for collecting and storing vaginal specimens for prostate-specific antigen testing in research studies
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K 34, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Contraception 87:830-5. 2013
    ..Optimal methods for collecting and storing specimens for this testing have not been determined...
  5. doi request reprint A review of the effectiveness and acceptability of the female condom for dual protection
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Health 9:18-26. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic: a longitudinal analysis of possible causal links
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:213-20. 2012
    ..Interactions between bacterial vaginosis (BV) and inflammatory sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea and chlamydial infection, are not well understood. Furthermore, evidence regarding the sexual transmission of BV is equivocal...
  7. pmc Association between semen exposure and incident bacterial vaginosis
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2011:842652. 2011
    ..CONCLUSION. The inconsistent association between condom use and BV in prior studies could be from reporting bias. We found evidence of a relationship between semen exposure and incident BV...
  8. doi request reprint Intravaginal practices among female sex workers in Kibera, Kenya
    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 Infect 86:318-22. 2010
    ..To assess vaginal cleansing and lubricant use among female sex workers (FSW) in Kenya participating in a 6-month, prospective study of the acceptability of the use of the diaphragm...
  9. pmc Predictors of unprotected sex among female sex workers in Madagascar: comparing semen biomarkers and self-reported data
    Maria F Gallo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1279-86. 2010
    ..Caution must be taken when interpreting self-reported sexual behavior measures or when adjusting for them in analyses evaluating interventions for the prevention of HIV/STIs...
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of changes in condom use among female sex workers in a prospective cohort study introducing diaphragm use for disease prevention
    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
    Am J Epidemiol 172:606-12. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that, despite concerns that introduction of the diaphragm would result in more risky sexual behaviors, reported condom use increased and number of partners decreased...
  11. doi request reprint Accuracy of clinical diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis by human immunodeficiency virus infection status
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:270-4. 2011
    ..To assess the accuracy of clinical diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) by using Amsel criteria, overall and by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection status...
  12. doi request reprint Determinants of condom use among female sex workers in Kenya: a case-crossover analysis
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:733-8. 2011
    ..We evaluated predictors of consistent condom use among female sex workers (FSWs), a core group for controlling the spread of HIV...
  13. pmc Do women using long-acting reversible contraception reduce condom use? A novel study design incorporating semen biomarkers
    Maria F Gallo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2011:107140. 2011
    ..Namely, we propose to use a randomized controlled trial design and to use a biological marker of semen exposure for measuring changes in condom use...
  14. doi request reprint Discordance between spermatozoa detection and self-reported semen exposure
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:909-12. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Risk factors for incident herpes simplex type 2 virus infection among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic
    Maria F Gallo
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:679-85. 2008
    ..To estimate the incidence of herpes simplex type 2 virus (HSV-2) infection, to identify risk factors for its acquisition, and to assess the protective effect of condoms...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported 'safe sex' among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya--PSA analysis
    M F Gallo
    Family Health International Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 18:33-8. 2007
    ..99, 1.2). The study found evidence that participants failed to report recent unprotected sex. Furthermore, because PSA begins to clear immediately after exposure, our measures of misreported semen exposure likely are underestimations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen to ascertain reliability of self-reported coital exposure to semen
    Maria F Gallo
    Family Health International FHI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:476-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the validity of women's reports of recent unprotected sex by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in vaginal samples...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nonlatex vs. latex male condoms for contraception: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    M F Gallo
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 68:319-26. 2003
    ..The contraceptive efficacy of nonlatex condoms requires more research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Continuous versus cyclic use of combined oral contraceptives for contraception: systematic Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials
    A Edelman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, and Family Health International, Durham, NC, USA
    Hum Reprod 21:573-8. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Sponge versus diaphragm for contraception: a Cochrane review
    M A Kuyoh
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 67:15-8. 2003
    ..Other randomized controlled trials will be needed to resolve the role of spermicides in preventing sexually transmitted infections or in causing adverse effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hormonal contraception during lactation. systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    S T Truitt
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 68:233-8. 2003
    ..At least one properly conducted randomized controlled trial of adequate size is urgently needed to make recommendations regarding hormonal contraceptive use for lactating women...
  23. pmc Randomised controlled trial on whether advance knowledge of prostate-specific antigen testing improves participant reporting of unprotected sex
    Sarah C Thomsen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 83:419-20. 2007
    ..To determine whether the process of informing research participants that they would be tested for the presence of a biological marker of semen exposure would reduce bias in their reports of unprotected sex...
  24. ncbi request reprint Fertility awareness-based methods for contraception: systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    David A Grimes
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 72:85-90. 2005
    ..The efficacy and acceptability of these methods are unclear...
  25. ncbi request reprint Combination estrogen-progestin contraceptives and body weight: systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Maria F Gallo
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:359-73. 2004
    ..This concern can deter women from starting hormonal contraception or lead to premature quitting. This review evaluated the association between combination contraceptive use and change in body weight...
  26. ncbi request reprint Skin patch and vaginal ring versus combined oral contraceptives for contraception
    Laureen M Lopez
    Behavioral and Biomedical Research, Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, 27709
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD003552. 2010
    ..Ring users generally had fewer adverse events than COC users but more vaginal irritation and discharge. High losses to follow up can affect the validity of the results...
  27. ncbi request reprint Steroid hormones for contraception in men: systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    David A Grimes
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 71:89-94. 2005
    ..To avoid bias, future trials need to pay more attention on the methodological requirements for randomized controlled trials. Trials with adequate power would also be helpful...
  28. ncbi request reprint Twenty micrograms vs. >20 microg estrogen oral contraceptives for contraception: systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Maria F Gallo
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 71:162-9. 2005
    ..While health care providers and women might select COCs containing 20 microg EE based on theoretical improvements in safety profile from the reduced dose of estrogen, no evidence is available to support this choice...
  29. ncbi request reprint The magnitude of abortion complications in Kenya
    Hailemichael Gebreselassie
    Ipas Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya
    BJOG 112:1229-35. 2005
    ..To estimate and describe the magnitude of abortion complications presenting at public hospitals in Kenya...
  30. ncbi request reprint An assessment of abortion services in public health facilities in Mozambique: women's and providers' perspectives
    Maria F Gallo
    Research and Evaluation Associate, Ipas, Chapel Hill NC, USA
    Reprod Health Matters 12:218-26. 2004
    ..Current efforts by the Ministry to improve abortion care services have focused on training of providers in all these matters and integration of contraceptive provision into post-abortion care...
  31. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of more than one dose of misoprostol after mifepristone for abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation
    Maria F Gallo
    Ipas, Research and Evaluation Unit, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Contraception 74:36-41. 2006
    ..This review aimed to assess the effectiveness, acceptability and safety of regimens that include mifepristone and multiple misoprostol doses for abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation...