Alexandra M Oster

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Trends in HIV Prevalence and HIV Testing Among Young MSM: Five United States Cities, 1994-2011
    Alexandra M Oster
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 47, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:237-47. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Network analysis among HIV-infected young black men who have sex with men demonstrates high connectedness around few venues
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service and Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:206-12. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Demographic but not geographic insularity in HIV transmission among young black MSM
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS 25:2157-65. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence of cervical cancer screening of HIV-infected women in the United States
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:430-6. 2009
  5. pmc HIV risk among young African American men who have sex with men: a case-control study in Mississippi
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:137-43. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Understanding disparities in HIV infection between black and white MSM in the United States
    Alexandra M Oster
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    AIDS 25:1103-12. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Role flexing: how community, religion, and family shape the experiences of young black men who have sex with men
    Alexandra B Balaji
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:730-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for HIV testing in health care settings among young African American men who have sex with men: implications for the HIV epidemic
    Christina G Dorell
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:657-64. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of demographic and behavioral characteristics of men who have sex with men by enrollment venue type in the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System
    Andrew C Voetsch
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:229-35. 2012
  10. doi request reprint High HIV incidence and prevalence and associated factors among young MSM, 2008
    Alexandra B Balaji
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS 27:269-78. 2013

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Trends in HIV Prevalence and HIV Testing Among Young MSM: Five United States Cities, 1994-2011
    Alexandra M Oster
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 47, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:237-47. 2014
    ..HIV testing increased significantly for both age groups. Gains in HIV testing are encouraging, but increasing prevalence among young MSM in Baltimore suggests increasing incidence and the need for additional efforts for this population. ..
  2. doi request reprint Network analysis among HIV-infected young black men who have sex with men demonstrates high connectedness around few venues
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service and Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:206-12. 2013
    ..We conducted egocentric and affiliation network analysis among HIV-infected young black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Jackson, Mississippi, area to understand networks and connectedness of this population...
  3. doi request reprint Demographic but not geographic insularity in HIV transmission among young black MSM
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS 25:2157-65. 2011
    ..To understand patterns of HIV transmission among young black MSM and others in Mississippi...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence of cervical cancer screening of HIV-infected women in the United States
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:430-6. 2009
    ..HIV treatment guidelines recommend annual Papanicolaou (Pap) tests for HIV-infected women. We assessed screening prevalence and associated factors among HIV-infected women...
  5. pmc HIV risk among young African American men who have sex with men: a case-control study in Mississippi
    Alexandra M Oster
    Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:137-43. 2011
    ..We conducted a case-control study in the Jackson, Mississippi, area to identify factors associated with HIV infection among young African American men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  6. doi request reprint Understanding disparities in HIV infection between black and white MSM in the United States
    Alexandra M Oster
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    AIDS 25:1103-12. 2011
    ..We evaluated several hypotheses for disparities in HIV infection between black and white MSM in the United States, including incarceration, partner HIV status, circumcision, sexual networks, and duration of infectiousness...
  7. doi request reprint Role flexing: how community, religion, and family shape the experiences of young black men who have sex with men
    Alexandra B Balaji
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:730-7. 2012
    ..Attention should also be paid to the role masculinity may play as a driver of the HIV epidemic among young black MSM and how this knowledge can be used to inform prevention efforts...
  8. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for HIV testing in health care settings among young African American men who have sex with men: implications for the HIV epidemic
    Christina G Dorell
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:657-64. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Comparison of demographic and behavioral characteristics of men who have sex with men by enrollment venue type in the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System
    Andrew C Voetsch
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:229-35. 2012
    ..Our goal was to examine whether limiting NHBS enrollment venues to gay bars and dance clubs could increase efficiency without changing the overall results and conclusions...
  10. doi request reprint High HIV incidence and prevalence and associated factors among young MSM, 2008
    Alexandra B Balaji
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS 27:269-78. 2013
    ..To estimate HIV prevalence, annual HIV incidence density, and factors associated with HIV infection among young MSM in the United States...
  11. doi request reprint Engagement in HIV Care Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men From 21 Cities in the United States
    Gabriela Paz-Bailey
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 46, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:348-58. 2014
    ..Among those with at least one health care visit, being age 18-39 years, having private or no health insurance, and stimulant use were associated with not being on ART. These findings can inform efforts to improve engagement in care. ..
  12. pmc Incorporating rapid HIV testing into partner counseling and referral services
    Elin B Begley
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 59, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:126-35. 2008
    ..We incorporated rapid HIV testing into PCRS to reduce barriers associated with conventional HIV testing and identify undiagnosed HIV infection within this high-risk population...
  13. ncbi request reprint HIV risk, prevention, and testing behaviors among men who have sex with men--National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 21 U.S. cities, United States, 2008
    Teresa J Finlayson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, M S E 46, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 60:1-34. 2011
    ..Approximately 1.1 million persons in the United States are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. More than half of those infected are men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  14. pmc HIV infection and testing among Latino men who have sex with men in the United States: the role of location of birth and other social determinants
    Alexandra M Oster
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e73779. 2013
    ..We assessed differences in HIV prevalence and testing among Latino MSM by location of birth, time since arrival, and other social determinants of health...
  15. doi request reprint Health care use and opportunities for human papillomavirus vaccination among young men who have sex with men
    Elissa Meites
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:154-7. 2013
    ..However, only 61.3% disclosed male-male sexual attraction/behavior to a provider, which may result in some opportunities being missed...
  16. pmc Rapid HIV testing in transgender communities by community-based organizations in three cities
    Jeffrey D Schulden
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:101-14. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Prevalence of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Viral Hepatitis by Urbanicity, Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, Injection Drug Users, and Heterosexuals in the United States
    Alexandra M Oster
    From the Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention NCHHSTP, CDC, Atlanta, GA Division of Laboratory Science, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA and Divisions of Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention, NCHHSTP, CDC, Atlanta, GA
    Sex Transm Dis 41:272-9. 2014
    ..Although understanding the burden of these infections in these populations by urbanicity (the degree to which a geographic area is urban) is critical to targeting prevention programs, few studies have done so...
  18. pmc HIV infection and awareness among men who have sex with men-20 cities, United States, 2008 and 2011
    Cyprian Wejnert
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76878. 2013
    ..01 in each category). In both years, black MSM had the highest HIV prevalence and the lowest awareness among racial/ethnic groups. These findings suggest that HIV-positive MSM are increasingly aware of their infections...
  19. pmc Piloting a System for Behavioral Surveillance Among Heterosexuals at Increased Risk of HIV in the United States
    Elizabeth A Dinenno
    Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch, Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Open AIDS J 6:169-76. 2012
    ..To identify a target population for conducting NHBS among heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV (NHBS-HET), CDC designed, implemented and evaluated a pilot study...