C A Gaydos
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Molecular amplification assays to detect chlamydial infections in urine specimens from high school female students and to monitor the persistence of chlamydial DNA after therapyC A Gaydos
Infectious Disease Division, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Health Department, Maryland, USA
J Infect Dis 177:417-24. 1998..Use of urine assays for screening sexually active adolescents has the potential to significantly improve control of chlamydial infections...
- Use of ligase chain reaction with urine versus cervical culture for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in an asymptomatic military population of pregnant and nonpregnant females attending Papanicolaou smear clinicsC A Gaydos
Infectious Disease Division, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
J Clin Microbiol 36:1300-4. 1998..The use of LCR testing of urine specimens from asymptomatic women, whether pregnant or not, offers a sensitive and easy method to detect C. trachomatis infection in women...
- Evaluation of use of a single intravaginal swab to detect multiple sexually transmitted infections in active-duty military womenA M Rompalo
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Clin Infect Dis 33:1455-61. 2001..Therefore, the use of SISs is acceptable for the simultaneous diagnosis of multiple sexually transmitted infections and has potential for use as a self-administered diagnostic tool with widespread applicability among women...
- Incident Chlamydia trachomatis infections among inner-city adolescent femalesG R Burstein
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
JAMA 280:521-6. 1998..Current guidelines for delivery of adolescent primary care services recommend yearly chlamydia screening for those adolescent females considered to be at risk...
- Features of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in male Army recruitsJ A Cecil
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
J Infect Dis 184:1216-9. 2001..A substantial number of male army recruits are infected with C. trachomatis, but few are infected with N. gonorrhoeae. Screening on the basis of symptoms alone would miss the majority of both infections...
- Preference among female Army recruits for use of self-administrated vaginal swabs or urine to screen for Chlamydia trachomatis genital infectionsY H Hsieh
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Sex Transm Dis 30:769-73. 2003..Use of self-administered vaginal swabs (SAS) for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by nucleic acid amplification tests simplifies specimen collection and transport, especially for women in nonclinical settings...
- Performance of the Abbott RealTime CT/NG for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeC A Gaydos
Johns Hopkins University, 855 North Wolfe St, 530 Rangos Building, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
J Clin Microbiol 48:3236-43. 2010..trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae dual detection with high sensitivity and specificity. The automated assay provides a useful alternative nucleic acid amplification assay for clinical laboratories and clinicians...
- Predictors of repeat Chlamydia trachomatis infections diagnosed by DNA amplification testing among inner city femalesG R Burstein
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sex Transm Infect 77:26-32. 2001..To describe the epidemiology of prevalent and incident chlamydia infection in order to assess the appropriate interval for chlamydia screening; and to identify risk factors predictive of infection and repeat infections...
- Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV-1 prevalence among five populations of women in the Czech and Slovak RepublicsK A Kacena
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Sex Transm Dis 28:356-62. 2001....
- Diagnosis of human papillomavirus infection by dry vaginal swabs in military womenK V Shah
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sex Transm Infect 77:260-4. 2001..CONCLUSION: A dry vaginal swab may be an acceptable method of specimen collection for HPV diagnosis...
- Focus-on-Teens, sexual risk-reduction intervention for high-school adolescents: impact on knowledge, change of risk-behaviours, and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseasesC A Gaydos
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Int J STD AIDS 19:704-10. 2008..2%. FOT was successfully implemented as an STDs/HIV risk-reduction intervention. Sustained improvements of knowledge about STDs/HIV/condom usage, decreases in sexual risk behaviours supported the effectiveness of this intervention...
- Effect of azithromycin on murine arteriosclerosis exacerbated by Chlamydia pneumoniaeN M Rothstein
Division of Cardiology, Dept. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
J Infect Dis 183:232-238. 2001..Therefore, immediate therapy of acute infection may be necessary to prevent the proatherogenic effects of C. pneumoniae infection...
- Evaluation of multiplex real-time PCR for detection of Haemophilus ducreyi, Treponema pallidum, herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 in the diagnosis of genital ulcer disease in the Rakai District, UgandaT R Suntoke
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Sex Transm Infect 85:97-101. 2009....
- The cost-effectiveness of varicella screening and vaccination in U.S. Army recruitsM R Howell
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Mil Med 165:309-15. 2000..These results are robust. Cost per case of varicella prevented ranged from $390,000 to $7.9 million. Scarce prevention resources could be more cost-effectively allocated to other prevention programs...
- Impact of international laboratory partnerships on the performance of HIV/sexually transmitted infection testing in five resource-constrained countriesC A Gaydos
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Int J STD AIDS 22:645-52. 2011..Building collaborative partnership relations can establish a sustainable network for clinical trials, and can lead to accreditation and international laboratory development...
- Quantitative and qualitative correlates of cervicovaginal herpes simplex virus type 2 shedding among HIV-infected women in the Women's Interagency HIV StudyB Aumakhan
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Int J STD AIDS 22:273-7. 2011..This study provides genital HSV-2 DNA titre as a quantitative and symptom- and sign-based measures as qualitative predictors of HSV-2 shedding from the lower genital tract among HIV-infected women...
- Performance of the APTIMA Combo 2 assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in female urine and endocervical swab specimensC A Gaydos
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:304-9. 2003..trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae infections in sexually active women and to prevent their costly and serious sequelae...
- Evaluation of pooled ocular and vaginal swabs by the Cepheid GeneXpert CT/NG assay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae compared to the GenProbe Aptima Combo 2 AssayL Dize
International Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 81:102-4. 2015..org, were tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and CT to evaluate Cepheid GeneXpert for the use of pooling multiple specimens before testing. GeneXpert shows to be a promising test for pooling. ..
- Growth in vascular cells and cytokine production by Chlamydia pneumoniaeC A Gaydos
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205
J Infect Dis 181:S473-8. 2000..Studies are needed to learn the relationship between productive infection and persistence, the ability of C. pneumoniae to affect the immune response, and the potential for C. pneumoniae to influence atheromatous lesions...