Susan A Allen
Affiliation: Emory University
- Association of chemokine receptor gene (CCR2-CCR5) haplotypes with acquisition and control of HIV-1 infection in ZambiansRakhi Malhotra
Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA
Retrovirology 8:22. 2011....
- Promotion of couples' voluntary counselling and testing for HIV through influential networks in two African capital citiesSusan Allen
The Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, 1520 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
BMC Public Health 7:349. 2007..Couples' Voluntary Counselling and Testing (CVCT) is an effective prevention strategy for this group. We present our experience with a community-based program for the promotion of CVCT in Kigali, Rwanda and Lusaka, Zambia...
- HIV-1 subtype C superinfected individuals mount low autologous neutralizing antibody responses prior to intrasubtype superinfectionDebby Basu
Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Graduate Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Retrovirology 9:76. 2012..We hypothesized that this reflected a blunted NAb response, which may have made these individuals more susceptible to superinfection...
- Couples' voluntary counselling and testing and nevirapine use in antenatal clinics in two African capitals: a prospective cohort studyMartha Conkling
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Int AIDS Soc 13:10. 2010..This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of couples' voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT) in antenatal care and to measure compliance with PMTCT...
- Modified Kigali combined staging predicts risk of mortality in HIV-infected adults in Lusaka, ZambiaPhilip J Peters
Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30030, USA
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:919-24. 2008..7, 95% CI = 2.7-5.0) remained a strong predictor of mortality. Incorporating ESR, hematocrit, and BMI with clinical staging is a powerful, low-cost tool to identify HIV-infected adults at high risk for mortality...
- Fertility goal-based counseling increases contraceptive implant and IUD use in HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and ZambiaNaw H Khu
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Contraception 88:74-82. 2013..Our aim was to examine uptake of two long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods--intrauterine devices (IUD) and hormonal implants--among HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia...
- Timing and source of subtype-C HIV-1 superinfection in the newly infected partner of Zambian couples with disparate virusesColleen S Kraft
Emory Vaccine Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Retrovirology 9:22. 2012..We have, therefore, investigated the incidence and viral origin of superinfection in these couples...
- Escape from autologous neutralizing antibodies in acute/early subtype C HIV-1 infection requires multiple pathwaysRong Rong
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000594. 2009....
- Inflammatory genital infections mitigate a severe genetic bottleneck in heterosexual transmission of subtype A and C HIV-1Richard E Haaland
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000274. 2009....
- HIV-infected Rwandan women have a high frequency of long-term survivalPhilip J Peters
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, 1600 Clifton Road N E, MS E 45, Atlanta, GA 30030, USA
AIDS 21:S31-7. 2007..To evaluate rates of long-term survival in a prospective, longitudinal, closed HIV cohort in Africa between 1986 and 2006...
- Viral escape from neutralizing antibodies in early subtype A HIV-1 infection drives an increase in autologous neutralization breadthMegan K Murphy
Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Graduate Program, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 9:e1003173. 2013..This immune re-focusing could have triggered the evolution of cross-clade antibodies and suggests that exposure to a specific sequence of immune escape variants might promote broad humoral responses during HIV-1 infection...
- The relationship between alcohol consumption and unprotected sex among known HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and ZambiaMatthew E Coldiron
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
AIDS Behav 12:594-603. 2008..Counseling about alcohol use should be part of HIV testing and counseling programs, particularly among those found to be HIV-positive...
- What the better half is thinking: A comparison of men's and women's responses and agreement between spouses regarding reported sexual and reproductive behaviors in RwandaKathy M Hageman
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Psychol Res Behav Manag 2:47-58. 2009..To compare responses to a sexual behavioral survey of spouses in cohabiting heterosexual relationships in Kigali, Rwanda...
- New heterosexually transmitted HIV infections in married or cohabiting couples in urban Zambia and Rwanda: an analysis of survey and clinical dataKristin L Dunkle
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and Emory Center for AIDS Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Lancet 371:2183-91. 2008..We aimed to estimate the proportion of heterosexual transmission of HIV which occurs within married or cohabiting couples in urban Zambia and Rwanda each year...
- Knowledge, use, and concerns about contraceptive methods among sero-discordant couples in Rwanda and ZambiaKristina Grabbe
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1449-56. 2009....
- Role of transmitted Gag CTL polymorphisms in defining replicative capacity and early HIV-1 pathogenesisJessica L Prince
Emory Vaccine Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 8:e1003041. 2012....
- Access to adequate nutrition is a major potential obstacle to antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected individuals in RwandaJoyce T Au
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
AIDS 20:2116-8. 2006..Access to adequate nutrition may be a major determinant for long-term adherence to ART...
- International dataSusan Allen
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:S7-8. 2005
- Real-time PCR quantitation of subtype C HIV DNA in a Zambian discordant couple cohortRoy W Johnson
Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:438-44. 2006....
- Pregnancy, hormonal contraceptive use, and HIV-related death in RwandaSusan Allen
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1017-27. 2007..Few studies have examined the influence of pregnancy and hormonal contraception on HIV-related deaths in African women. Rwanda is a country with high fertility, high HIV prevalence, and frequent use of hormonal contraception in urban areas...
- Group M-based HIV-1 Gag peptides are frequently targeted by T cells in chronically infected US and Zambian patientsAnju Bansal
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
AIDS 20:353-60. 2006..Hence these sequences may be promising candidates for HIV vaccines or serve as a universal reagent set for evaluating Gag-specific responses...
- Donor and recipient envs from heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus subtype C transmission pairs require high receptor levels for entryMelissa Alexander
Emory Vaccine Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 954 Gatewood Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
J Virol 84:4100-4. 2010..Thus, HIV-1 transmission does not appear to select for viruses that can preferentially utilize low levels of entry receptors...
- Why is fertility an issue for HIV-infected and at-risk women?Susan Allen
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:S1-3. 2005
- The Bert and Peggy DuPont lecture. "Love, death, and commitment: twenty three years of HIV and genocide prevention in Africa" or "Passionate not equal unhinged"Susan Allen
Emory University, Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, 1520 Clifton Rd NE 234, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 121:221-37. 2010..Had we tested Africans as couples, a prevention strategy proven to be effective in multiple publications since the early '90s, we could have averted more HIV infections than we are now treating, and at a fraction of the cost...
- Nonpathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus infection of sooty mangabeys is not associated with high levels of autologous neutralizing antibodiesBing Li
Emory Vaccine Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 954 Gatewood Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
J Virol 84:6248-53. 2010..These data indicate that AIDS resistance in these primates is not due to high Nab titers and raise the possibility that low levels of Nab might be an inherent feature of natural-host SIV infections...
- Role of V1V2 and other human immunodeficiency virus type 1 envelope domains in resistance to autologous neutralization during clade C infectionRong Rong
Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, 954 Gatewood Rd, Suite 1024, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
J Virol 81:1350-9. 2007..However, V1V2-independent mechanisms of resistance also exist, suggesting that escape is multifaceted in chronic subtype C infection...
- Transmission of HIV-1 and HLA-B allele-sharing within serodiscordant heterosexual Zambian couplesM Tevfik Dorak
Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
Lancet 363:2137-9. 2004..23, 95% CI 1.52-3.26, p<0.0001). Selective pressure by HLA-B alleles on transmitted viruses accords with current understanding of the effect of B locus polymorphism in HIV-1 and perhaps other infections...
- Comparative analysis of commercial assays for the detection and quantification of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) RNA in plasma from patients infected with HIV-1 subtype CCraig J Hoesley
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA
Clin Infect Dis 35:323-5. 2002..Each assay detected plasma HIV-1 RNA, but they do not all measure statistically similar quantities of plasma HIV-1 RNA...