Katherine Ahrens

Summary

Affiliation: San Francisco General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Healthy Penis: San Francisco's social marketing campaign to increase syphilis testing among gay and bisexual men
    Katherine Ahrens
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e474. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint HIV partner notification outcomes for HIV-infected patients by duration of infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006
    Katherine Ahrens
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:479-84. 2007
  3. pmc Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006-2007
    Nicola M Zetola
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:17. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Indicators of use of methamphetamine and other substances among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2003-2006
    Jason Vaudrey
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:97-100. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Limited knowledge and use of HIV post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis among gay and bisexual men
    Albert Y Liu
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:241-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The acceptability and feasibility of the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project, a community-based contingency management methamphetamine treatment program for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco
    Frank V Strona
    SFDPH STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs . 2006
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of a new point-of-care serologic assay for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection
    Susan S Philip
    Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California 94103, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:e79-82. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of syphilis--San Francisco, 2004-2007
    Kenneth A Katz
    STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 92110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:660-3. 2010
  9. pmc Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco
    Nicholas J Moss
    STD Prevention and Control Services Dept, Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:113. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The use and performance of oral-throat rinses to detect pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections
    John R Papp
    CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:259-64. 2007

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc Healthy Penis: San Francisco's social marketing campaign to increase syphilis testing among gay and bisexual men
    Katherine Ahrens
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e474. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint HIV partner notification outcomes for HIV-infected patients by duration of infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006
    Katherine Ahrens
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:479-84. 2007
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  3. pmc Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006-2007
    Nicola M Zetola
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:17. 2009
    ..Here, we report the usefulness of routine monitoring of CD4 T cell counts and plasma HIV viral load as measures of entry into care after HIV diagnosis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Indicators of use of methamphetamine and other substances among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2003-2006
    Jason Vaudrey
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:97-100. 2007
    ..S. and around the world. Recent efforts by local organizations in San Francisco have specifically targeted methamphetamine use in this population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Limited knowledge and use of HIV post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis among gay and bisexual men
    Albert Y Liu
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:241-7. 2008
    ..Media reports have suggested substantial levels of community PrEP use despite its unproven effectiveness...
  6. ncbi request reprint The acceptability and feasibility of the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project, a community-based contingency management methamphetamine treatment program for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco
    Frank V Strona
    SFDPH STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs . 2006
    ..Further evaluation of the limited data from three- and six-month follow-up of those who completed PROP is currently ongoing...
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of a new point-of-care serologic assay for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection
    Susan S Philip
    Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California 94103, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:e79-82. 2008
    ..1, the rapid test was found to have a sensitivity of 97%, a specificity of 98%, a positive predictive value of 92%, and a negative predictive value of 99%. Increasing the cutoff index value to 3.5 increased the test sensitivity to 100%...
  8. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of syphilis--San Francisco, 2004-2007
    Kenneth A Katz
    STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 92110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:660-3. 2010
    ..Of 69 specimens, 52 (75%) were subtype 14d9. Single subtype predominance might reflect a closely linked sexual network in SF...
  9. pmc Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco
    Nicholas J Moss
    STD Prevention and Control Services Dept, Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:113. 2007
    ..Young women receiving family planning services are at risk for both unintended pregnancy and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection...
  10. ncbi request reprint The use and performance of oral-throat rinses to detect pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections
    John R Papp
    CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:259-64. 2007
    ..Study participants found oral-throat rinses acceptable, preferable, and feasible when compared with pharyngeal swabs. Further study is needed to investigate discordant results and improve the sensitivity of oral-throat rinses...
  11. doi request reprint High prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infection in men who have sex with men with newly diagnosed HIV infection: an opportunity for same-day presumptive treatment
    Katherine C Scott
    San Francisco Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention Services San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:109-12. 2008
    ..Positive point-of-care HIV test results might be used to identify and provide presumptive treatment to patients who are likely to be coinfected with gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT)...