Susan A Allen

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association of chemokine receptor gene (CCR2-CCR5) haplotypes with acquisition and control of HIV-1 infection in Zambians
    Rakhi Malhotra
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Retrovirology 8:22. 2011
  2. pmc Promotion of couples' voluntary counselling and testing for HIV through influential networks in two African capital cities
    Susan Allen
    The Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, 1520 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:349. 2007
  3. pmc HIV-1 subtype C superinfected individuals mount low autologous neutralizing antibody responses prior to intrasubtype superinfection
    Debby Basu
    Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Graduate Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Retrovirology 9:76. 2012
  4. pmc Couples' voluntary counselling and testing and nevirapine use in antenatal clinics in two African capitals: a prospective cohort study
    Martha Conkling
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:10. 2010
  5. pmc Modified Kigali combined staging predicts risk of mortality in HIV-infected adults in Lusaka, Zambia
    Philip J Peters
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30030, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:919-24. 2008
  6. pmc Fertility goal-based counseling increases contraceptive implant and IUD use in HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Naw 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
  7. pmc Timing and source of subtype-C HIV-1 superinfection in the newly infected partner of Zambian couples with disparate viruses
    Colleen S Kraft
    Emory Vaccine Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Retrovirology 9:22. 2012
  8. pmc Escape from autologous neutralizing antibodies in acute/early subtype C HIV-1 infection requires multiple pathways
    Rong Rong
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000594. 2009
  9. pmc Inflammatory genital infections mitigate a severe genetic bottleneck in heterosexual transmission of subtype A and C HIV-1
    Richard E Haaland
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000274. 2009
  10. doi request reprint HIV-infected Rwandan women have a high frequency of long-term survival
    Philip 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

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Publications28

  1. pmc Association of chemokine receptor gene (CCR2-CCR5) haplotypes with acquisition and control of HIV-1 infection in Zambians
    Rakhi Malhotra
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Retrovirology 8:22. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Promotion of couples' voluntary counselling and testing for HIV through influential networks in two African capital cities
    Susan 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...
  3. pmc HIV-1 subtype C superinfected individuals mount low autologous neutralizing antibody responses prior to intrasubtype superinfection
    Debby 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...
  4. pmc Couples' voluntary counselling and testing and nevirapine use in antenatal clinics in two African capitals: a prospective cohort study
    Martha 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...
  5. pmc Modified Kigali combined staging predicts risk of mortality in HIV-infected adults in Lusaka, Zambia
    Philip 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...
  6. pmc Fertility goal-based counseling increases contraceptive implant and IUD use in HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Naw 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...
  7. pmc Timing and source of subtype-C HIV-1 superinfection in the newly infected partner of Zambian couples with disparate viruses
    Colleen 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...
  8. pmc Escape from autologous neutralizing antibodies in acute/early subtype C HIV-1 infection requires multiple pathways
    Rong Rong
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000594. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Inflammatory genital infections mitigate a severe genetic bottleneck in heterosexual transmission of subtype A and C HIV-1
    Richard E Haaland
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000274. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint HIV-infected Rwandan women have a high frequency of long-term survival
    Philip 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...
  11. pmc Viral escape from neutralizing antibodies in early subtype A HIV-1 infection drives an increase in autologous neutralization breadth
    Megan 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint The relationship between alcohol consumption and unprotected sex among known HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Matthew 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...
  13. pmc 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 Rwanda
    Kathy 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...
  14. doi request reprint New heterosexually transmitted HIV infections in married or cohabiting couples in urban Zambia and Rwanda: an analysis of survey and clinical data
    Kristin 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...
  15. pmc Knowledge, use, and concerns about contraceptive methods among sero-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Kristina 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
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  16. pmc Role of transmitted Gag CTL polymorphisms in defining replicative capacity and early HIV-1 pathogenesis
    Jessica L Prince
    Emory Vaccine Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1003041. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Access to adequate nutrition is a major potential obstacle to antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected individuals in Rwanda
    Joyce 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint International data
    Susan Allen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:S7-8. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR quantitation of subtype C HIV DNA in a Zambian discordant couple cohort
    Roy W Johnson
    Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:438-44. 2006
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy, hormonal contraceptive use, and HIV-related death in Rwanda
    Susan 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Group M-based HIV-1 Gag peptides are frequently targeted by T cells in chronically infected US and Zambian patients
    Anju 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...
  22. pmc Donor and recipient envs from heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus subtype C transmission pairs require high receptor levels for entry
    Melissa 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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
  24. pmc 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...
  25. pmc Nonpathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus infection of sooty mangabeys is not associated with high levels of autologous neutralizing antibodies
    Bing 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...
  26. pmc Role of V1V2 and other human immunodeficiency virus type 1 envelope domains in resistance to autologous neutralization during clade C infection
    Rong 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Transmission of HIV-1 and HLA-B allele-sharing within serodiscordant heterosexual Zambian couples
    M 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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 C
    Craig 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...