Barbara Van Der Pol
Affiliation: Indiana University
- The microbial communities in male first catch urine are highly similar to those in paired urethral swab specimensQunfeng Dong
Department of Biology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e19709. 2011..Thus, urine can be used to characterize urethral microbiomes when swabs are undesirable, such as in population-based studies of the urethral microbiome or where multiple sampling of participants is required...
- Vaginal swabs are the optimal specimen for detection of genital Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae using the Cobas 4800 CT/NG testBarbara Van Der Pol
Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Sex Transm Dis 40:247-50. 2013..9% and 98.5% of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections, respectively, which was more than any other single specimen type (endocervical swabs or urine) regardless of collection method (clinician collected or self-obtained)...
- Type-specific identification of anogenital herpes simplex virus infections by use of a commercially available nucleic acid amplification testBarbara Van Der Pol
Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
J Clin Microbiol 50:3466-71. 2012..0%, compared to PCR. For HSV-1, the sensitivity and specificity ranges were 96.7 to 100% and 95.1 to 99.4%, respectively. This assay may improve our ability to accurately diagnose anogenital lesions due to herpes infection...
- Performance of the cobas CT/NG test compared to the Aptima AC2 and Viper CTQ/GCQ assays for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeBarbara Van Der Pol
Indiana University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
J Clin Microbiol 50:2244-9. 2012..Specificity for gonococcal infections was ≥ 99.8%. cobas 4800 performance was equivalent to the comparator assays (all P values, >0.05), and the fully automated system provides high laboratory efficiency...
- Clinical evaluation of the BD ProbeTec™ Neisseria gonorrhoeae Qx amplified DNA assay on the BD Viper™ system with XTR™ technologyBarbara Van Der Pol
Indiana University Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Sex Transm Dis 39:147-53. 2012..This study evaluated the performance of the BD ProbeTec™ N. gonorrhoeae Q (GCQ) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper™ System with XTR™ Technology in a multicenter study...
- Cobas® 4800: a fully automated system for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeBarbara Van Der Pol
Indiana University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1025 E Seventh Street, Suite 112, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:131-40. 2013....
- Sexual behaviors and experiences among behaviorally bisexual men in the midwestern United StatesBrian Dodge
Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, 1025 E 7th Street, HPER 116, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA
Arch Sex Behav 42:247-56. 2013..Results have implications for interventions targeting the sexual behaviors and associated issues among behaviorally bisexual men...
- The significance of privacy and trust in providing health-related services to behaviorally bisexual men in the United StatesBrian Dodge
Indiana University, Center for Sexual Health Promotion, HPER 116, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
AIDS Educ Prev 24:242-56. 2012..Findings suggest that multifaceted approaches are needed, including those that provide relevant and confidential services while allowing for the development and ongoing maintenance of trust...
- Community involvement among behaviourally bisexual men in the Midwestern USA: experiences and perceptions across communitiesBrian Dodge
Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Cult Health Sex 14:1095-110. 2012....
- Bacterial communities of the coronal sulcus and distal urethra of adolescent malesDavid E Nelson
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e36298. 2012..Finally, our results suggest that the penis and the urethra can be colonized by a variety of BV-associated taxa and that some of these colonizations result from partnered sexual activity...
- Gender matters: condom use and nonuse among behaviorally bisexual menRandolph D Hubach
Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Department of Applied Health Science, SPH 116, School of Public Health Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA
Arch Sex Behav 43:707-17. 2014..Future interventions focused on increasing condom use among behaviorally bisexual men should take into account the unique complexities of gender and relationship configurations in this distinct population. ..
- Rectal self-sampling in non-clinical venues for detection of sexually transmissible infections among behaviourally bisexual menBrian Dodge
Indiana University, Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Sex Health 9:190-1. 2012..Future efforts are needed focusing on increasing awareness of and options for rectal sexually transmissible infection testing among bisexual men...
- Characteristic male urine microbiomes associate with asymptomatic sexually transmitted infectionDavid E Nelson
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
PLoS ONE 5:e14116. 2010....
- Reactions to self-sampling for ano-rectal sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men: a qualitative studyJoshua G Rosenberger
Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Arch Sex Behav 40:281-8. 2011..Increased testing for ano-rectal STI among MSM may require addressing the location of sampling and testing sites, existing negative perceptions of ano-rectal self-sampling, and the measures in place to promote privacy and cleanliness...
- Sexual health and life experiences: voices from behaviourally bisexual Latino men in the Midwestern USAOmar Martinez
Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Cult Health Sex 13:1073-89. 2011..Behaviourally bisexual Latino men may benefit from receiving positive and affirmative individual- and structural-level support in regards to their unique experiences in this and other settings...