Thomas L Gift

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency department sexually transmitted disease and human immunodeficiency virus screening: findings from a national survey
    Thomas L Gift
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:993-6. 2006
  2. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of screening men for Chlamydia trachomatis: a review of the literature
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:S51-60. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of state insurance policies on chlamydia screening: A panel data analysis
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
    Health Policy 96:231-8. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness evaluation of a jail-based chlamydia screening program for men and its impact on their partners in the community
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S103-10. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The direct medical cost of epididymitis and orchitis: evidence from a study of insurance claims
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S84-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions to increase repeat testing in patients treated for gonorrhea or chlamydia at public sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:542-9. 2005
  7. doi request reprint The program cost and cost-effectiveness of screening men for Chlamydia to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease in women
    Thomas L Gift
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:S66-75. 2008
  8. pmc Household effects of school closure during pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Pennsylvania, USA
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1315-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The cost and cost-effectiveness of expedited partner therapy compared with standard partner referral for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1067-73. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Utilization and cost of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infection screening among insured American youth, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:354-61. 2013

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency department sexually transmitted disease and human immunodeficiency virus screening: findings from a national survey
    Thomas L Gift
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:993-6. 2006
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of screening men for Chlamydia trachomatis: a review of the literature
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:S51-60. 2008
    ..A review of the literature on the cost-effectiveness of screening men for chlamydia could potentially provide guidance...
  3. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of state insurance policies on chlamydia screening: A panel data analysis
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
    Health Policy 96:231-8. 2010
    ..We assessed the impact of the laws on chlamydia screening rates for Georgia (GA) and Tennessee (TN)...
  4. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness evaluation of a jail-based chlamydia screening program for men and its impact on their partners in the community
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S103-10. 2006
    ..Few cost-effectiveness evaluations of screening men in jails for chlamydia have been published, and none have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of providing partner notification services to the partners of chlamydia-infected inmates...
  5. ncbi request reprint The direct medical cost of epididymitis and orchitis: evidence from a study of insurance claims
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S84-8. 2006
    ..Epididymitis and orchitis (EO) are the primary sequelae of acute chlamydia and gonorrhea in men. Existing estimates of the cost per episode of epididymitis are over 10 years old or are based on limited data...
  6. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions to increase repeat testing in patients treated for gonorrhea or chlamydia at public sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:542-9. 2005
    ..The cost-effectiveness of interventions designed to encourage public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic patients to return for rescreening has not been well-evaluated...
  7. doi request reprint The program cost and cost-effectiveness of screening men for Chlamydia to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease in women
    Thomas L Gift
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:S66-75. 2008
    ..Because men transmit Chlamydia trachomatis to women, screening men to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease in women may be a viable strategy. However, the cost-effectiveness of this approach requires careful assessment...
  8. pmc Household effects of school closure during pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Pennsylvania, USA
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1315-7. 2010
    ..Students spent 77% of the closure days at home, 69% of students visited at least 1 other location, and 79% of households reported that adults missed no days of work to watch children...
  9. doi request reprint The cost and cost-effectiveness of expedited partner therapy compared with standard partner referral for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea
    Thomas L Gift
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1067-73. 2011
    ..All of these trials found that EPT significantly increased partner treatment over SR, whereas some found that EPT significantly lowered reinfection rates in index patients...
  10. doi request reprint Utilization and cost of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infection screening among insured American youth, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:354-61. 2013
    ..Private sector utilization and cost information on testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States is limited...
  11. doi request reprint The estimated direct medical cost of selected sexually transmitted infections in the United States, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:197-201. 2013
    ..Previous estimates of the total direct cost of STIs are quite dated. We present updated direct medical cost estimates of STIs in the United States...
  12. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of screening men who have sex with men for rectal chlamydial and gonococcal infection to prevent HIV Infection
    Harrell W Chesson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:366-71. 2013
    ..Screening and treating MSM for rectal CT/GC infection may help reduce any increased biological susceptibility to HIV infection...
  13. doi request reprint Productivity costs of nonviral sexually transmissible infections among patients who miss work to seek medical care: evidence from claims data
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road M S E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Health 10:434-7. 2013
    ..We estimated the average productivity loss per acute case of four nonviral STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis...
  14. doi request reprint Investigating the potential public health benefit of jail-based screening and treatment programs for chlamydia
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Preventions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:463-73. 2013
    ..1%). Jail-based chlamydia screen-and-treat programs have the potential to reduce chlamydia prevalence in communities with high incarceration rates. However, the magnitude of this potential decrease is subject to considerable uncertainty...
  15. doi request reprint Treatment cost of acute gonococcal infections: estimates from employer-sponsored private insurance claims data in the United States, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:316-8. 2010
    ..The estimated average total cost per episode for those who were treated was $210 (male, $227; female, $205). This estimate does not include intangible (e.g., pain) and indirect costs (e.g., lost productivity)...
  16. doi request reprint A brief review of the estimated economic burden of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States: inflation-adjusted updates of previously published cost studies
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:889-91. 2011
    ..The annual direct medical cost of sexually transmitted diseases (including human immunodeficiency virus) has been estimated to be $16.9 billion (range: $13.9-$23.0 billion) in 2010 US dollars...
  17. ncbi request reprint Productivity losses attributable to untreated chlamydial infection and associated pelvic inflammatory disease in reproductive-aged women
    John M Blandford
    National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S117-21. 2006
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Estimates of the direct cost per case and overall burden of trichomoniasis for the employer-sponsored privately insured women population in the United States, 2001 to 2005
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA kowusuedusei cdc gov
    Sex Transm Dis 36:395-9. 2009
    ..Little is known about the direct medical cost and overall burden of trichomoniasis among women in the United States...
  19. doi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women 26 to 39 years of age in the United States, 1999 to 2010
    Elizabeth A Torrone
    Surveillance and Data Management Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:335-7. 2013
    ..Chlamydia prevalence was low overall but varied by sociodemographics and sexual behaviors. Findings support current recommendations that women older than 25 years should not be routinely screened for chlamydial infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint The economic value of reductions in gonorrhea and syphilis incidence in the United States, 1990-2003
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Mailstop E 80, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Prev Med 43:411-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the reduction in direct medical costs associated with reductions in gonorrhea and syphilis incidence in the United States from 1990 to 2003...
  21. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a dual non-treponemal/treponemal syphilis point-of-care test to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:997-1003. 2011
    ..In this study, we compare the health and economic outcomes of the new test with existing syphilis tests/testing algorithms in a high prevalence setting...
  22. ncbi request reprint Optimal resource allocation for curing Chlamydia trachomatis infection among asymptomatic women at clinics operating on a fixed budget
    Guoyu Tao
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:703-9. 2002
    ..The goal was to determine the optimal strategy for screening coverage, test selection, and treatment for infection in asymptomatic women for a given family-planning-program budget...
  23. doi request reprint The direct cost of chlamydial infections: estimates for the employer-sponsored privately insured population in the United States, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:519-21. 2010
    ..Estimated total cost per episode for those who were treated was $142 (male, $157; female, $141). This estimate does not include intangible cost, lost productivity, and the cost of potential sequelae...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of on-site antenatal screening to prevent congenital syphilis in rural eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa
    John M Blandford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:S61-6. 2007
    ..On-site screening and same-day treatment of maternal syphilis in underresourced settings can avert greater numbers of congenital syphilis cases, but health outcomes and associated costs must be evaluated jointly...
  25. ncbi request reprint The estimated direct medical cost of sexually transmitted diseases among American youth, 2000
    Harrell W Chesson
    Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 36:11-9. 2004
    ..Each year, millions of U.S. youth acquire sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Estimates of the economic burden of STDs can help to quantify the impact of STDs on the nation's youth and on the payers of the cost of their medical care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Applying a mixed-integer program to model re-screening women who test positive for C. trachomatis infection
    Guoyu Tao
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 7:135-44. 2004
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Does discussing sexually transmissible infections or HIV with a parent increase condom use among young women using other contraceptive methods?
    Heather Bradley
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Health 10:82-90. 2013
    ..However, no previous study has examined whether discussing sexual risks with a parent is differently associated with condom use among women using and not using other contraceptive methods...
  28. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of single-dose azithromycin for treatment of incubating syphilis
    John M Blandford
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:502-8. 2003
    ..The availability of a single-dose oral therapy could increase the number of partners treated and reduce future infections...
  29. doi request reprint Viral shedding duration of pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus during an elementary school outbreak--Pennsylvania, May-June 2009
    Achuyt Bhattarai
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:S102-8. 2011
    ..Highest and lowest virus titers detected, 2 and 5 days following fever onset, were 3.2 and 1.2 log(10) TCID(50)/mL respectively. Overall, shedding duration in children and adults were similar to seasonal influenza viruses...
  30. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of Integrated Routine Offering of Prenatal HIV and Syphilis Screening in China
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    From the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta GA National Center for Women and Children s Health, China CDC, Beijing, China Office of the Director, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA CDC Global AIDS Program, China Office, Beijing, China Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington, DC and Division of Global HIV AIDS, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
    Sex Transm Dis 41:103-10. 2014
    ..We assess the health and economic outcomes of different strategies of prenatal HIV and syphilis screening from the local health department's perspective...
  31. ncbi request reprint The role of bathhouses and sex clubs in HIV transmission: findings from a mathematic model
    Daniel M Faissol
    H Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:386-94. 2007
    ..If, conversely, bathhouse closure leads to a reduction of the sexual activity that was in the bathhouse by at least 2%, HIV transmission would be lowered...
  32. ncbi request reprint A refined estimate of the lifetime cost of pelvic inflammatory disease
    David B Rein
    RTI International, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:325. 2004
  33. doi request reprint Trends in receipt of sexually transmitted disease services among women 15 to 44 years old in the United States, 2002 to 2006-2010
    Laura T Haderxhanaj
    From the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
    Sex Transm Dis 41:67-73. 2014
    ..To describe recent trends in the receipt of sexually transmitted disease (STD) services among women (age, 15-44 years) from 2002 to 2006-2010 using the National Survey of Family Growth...
  34. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening men in Maricopa County jails for chlamydia and gonorrhea to avert infections in women
    Chaitra Gopalappa
    From the Divisions of HIV AIDS Prevention and STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health, STD Program, Phoenix, AZ and Maricopa County Correctional Health Services, Phoenix, AZ
    Sex Transm Dis 40:776-83. 2013
    ..Owing to lack of evidence of screening benefits in men, male inmates are tested and treated based on symptoms only...
  35. ncbi request reprint Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections--2002
    Robert E Johnson
    Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 51:1-38; quiz CE1-4. 2002
    ....
  36. pmc Cost-effectiveness of universal screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in US jails
    Julie R Kraut-Becher
    Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Fourth Floor, Suite 4000, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    J Urban Health 81:453-71. 2004
    ..Jails with a high prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhea represent an operationally feasible and cost-effective setting to universally test and treat women at high risk for STDs and with limited access to care elsewhere...
  37. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the cost effectiveness of gonorrhea screening in emergency departments
    Thomas L Gift
    Sex Transm Dis 32:437-8. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Patient-delivered partner treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70012, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:445-50. 2006
    ..Infections with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are common and recurrence rates are high. Better methods of treating partners of women with trichomoniasis are needed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Implementing an HIV and sexually transmitted disease screening program in an emergency department
    Abigail Silva
    Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:564-72. 2007
    ..We assess the feasibility, effectiveness, and cost of routinely recommended HIV/sexually transmitted disease screening in an urban emergency department (ED)...
  40. doi request reprint Health utility measures for pelvic inflammatory disease
    Thomas L Gift
    Sex Transm Dis 35:312-3. 2008
  41. pmc A community-based intervention designed to increase preventive health care seeking among adolescents: the Gonorrhea Community Action Project
    Nancy L Vandevanter
    Center for Applied Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:331-7. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention designed to increase preventive health care seeking among adolescents...
  42. doi request reprint Decreases in AIDS mortality and increases in primary and secondary syphilis in men who have sex with men in the United States
    Harrell W Chesson
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:263-4. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Peer referral for HIV case-finding among men who have sex with men
    Matthew R Golden
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for AIDS and STD, Public Health Seattle and King County, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    AIDS 20:1961-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a health department-based peer referral program for identifying previously undiagnosed cases of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM)...