Sheryl A McCurdy

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A theme issue by, for, and about Africa: new injecting practice increases HIV risk among drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    BMJ 331:778. 2005
  2. pmc "Snake-oil," "quack medicine," and "industrially cultured organisms:" biovalue and the commercialization of human microbiome research
    Melody J Slashinski
    Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Med Ethics 13:28. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Flashblood: blood sharing among female injecting drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Addiction 105:1062-70. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in the neighborhoods of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:S23-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Drug use careers and blood-borne pathogen risk behavior in male and female Tanzanian heroin injectors
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Texas 77225, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:338-43. 2008
  6. pmc HIV seroprevalence in a sample of Tanzanian intravenous drug users
    Mark L Williams
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:474-83. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence of HIV risk behaviors among undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas
    Jane R Montealegre
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1641-8. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Differences in HIV risk behaviors by gender in a sample of Tanzanian injection drug users
    Mark L Williams
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2516, Houston, Texas, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:137-44. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of respondent driven sampling to recruit undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas for an HIV behavioral survey
    Jane R Montealegre
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:719-27. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Issues of expressed stigma of HIV/AIDS among professionals in Southern Sudan
    Edwin M Machine
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Qual Health Res 21:1041-50. 2011

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Publications18

  1. pmc A theme issue by, for, and about Africa: new injecting practice increases HIV risk among drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    BMJ 331:778. 2005
  2. pmc "Snake-oil," "quack medicine," and "industrially cultured organisms:" biovalue and the commercialization of human microbiome research
    Melody J Slashinski
    Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Med Ethics 13:28. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Flashblood: blood sharing among female injecting drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Addiction 105:1062-70. 2010
    ..Flashblood is a syringe-full of blood passed from someone who has just injected heroin to someone else who injects it in lieu of heroin...
  4. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in the neighborhoods of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:S23-7. 2006
    ..Geographic distance is an indicator of recent adoption of IDU in neighborhoods and correlates strongly with the distribution of syringes containing HIV-positive blood residue...
  5. ncbi request reprint Drug use careers and blood-borne pathogen risk behavior in male and female Tanzanian heroin injectors
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Texas 77225, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:338-43. 2008
    ..These data confirm that heroin injecting is well established in large cities in east Africa, and that HIV prevention in the region must now include drug injectors and other drug users...
  6. pmc HIV seroprevalence in a sample of Tanzanian intravenous drug users
    Mark L Williams
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:474-83. 2009
    ..The factors associated with increased risk of HIV infection suggest further research is needed on the needle use and sexual networks of IDUs...
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence of HIV risk behaviors among undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas
    Jane R Montealegre
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1641-8. 2012
    ..Our data suggest that recent immigrants have less stable sexual partnerships than established immigrants, as they are more likely to have multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships, as well as partnerships of shorter duration...
  8. ncbi request reprint Differences in HIV risk behaviors by gender in a sample of Tanzanian injection drug users
    Mark L Williams
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2516, Houston, Texas, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:137-44. 2007
    ..Despite differences in sociodemographic, drug use, and sexual behaviors by gender, both male and female injectors in Dar es Salaam exhibit elevated risk of HIV infection associated with drug use...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of respondent driven sampling to recruit undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas for an HIV behavioral survey
    Jane R Montealegre
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:719-27. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that RDS is an effective method for recruiting undocumented Latina immigrants for HIV behavioral surveys...
  10. doi request reprint Issues of expressed stigma of HIV/AIDS among professionals in Southern Sudan
    Edwin M Machine
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Qual Health Res 21:1041-50. 2011
    ..Future interventions, including delabeling the counseling and testing centers and demonstrating the efficacy of highly active antiretroviral therapy, will be critical in reducing the stigma of HIV/AIDS in communities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychological correlates of trading sex for money among African American crack cocaine smokers
    Jan M H Risser
    Division of Epidemiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:645-53. 2006
    ..These differences suggest that interventions should address self-esteem, risk-taking practices, depression and anxiety as well as other psychosocial factors...
  12. pmc Decisions to participate in research: views of underserved minority drug users with or at risk for HIV
    Jacquelyn Slomka
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1224-32. 2008
    ..Further exploration of decisions to participate in research will add to the understanding of this complex phenomenon and enhance the ability of individuals with HIV/AIDS to benefit from research...
  13. pmc An Overview of HIV Prevention Interventions for People Who Inject Drugs in Tanzania
    Eric A Ratliff
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth, 26th Floor, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Adv Prev Med 2013:183187. 2013
    ....
  14. doi request reprint HIV testing behaviors among undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas
    Jane R Montealegre
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:116-23. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that expanding access to healthcare services may increase the prevalence of HIV testing in this population...
  15. pmc HPV knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs among Hispanic men and women living on the Texas-Mexico border
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ethn Health 14:607-24. 2009
    ..Knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs may play a role in higher rates of infection of human papillomavirus (HPV) and decisions about subsequent diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer...
  16. doi request reprint From isolation to connection: understanding a support group for Hispanic women living with gender-based violence in Houston, Texas
    Daisy Y Morales-Campos
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin St, 2576A, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:57-65. 2009
    ..Given the positive response from the women, this and other programs should continue to reach out into the community and offer a safe haven for immigrant Hispanic women living with gender-based violence and/or abuse...
  17. pmc Barriers and incentives to orphan care in a time of AIDS and economic crisis: a cross-sectional survey of caregivers in rural Zimbabwe
    Brian H Howard
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:27. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint The lives of female sex workers in Vietnam: Findings from a qualitative study
    Anh D Ngo
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    Cult Health Sex 9:555-70. 2007
    ..This study provides evidence that socio-psychological factors must be addressed along with risky behaviours to promote women's well-being and social integration...