Jennifer Balkus

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Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc High uptake of postpartum hormonal contraception among HIV-1-seropositive women in Kenya
    Jennifer Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:25-9. 2007
  2. pmc Detection of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species in the vagina: a comparison of culture and quantitative PCR among HIV-1 seropositive women
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Box 359909, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:188. 2012
  3. pmc The posttrial effect of oral periodic presumptive treatment for vaginal infections on the incidence of bacterial vaginosis and Lactobacillus colonization
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:361-5. 2012
  4. pmc Establishing and sustaining a healthy vaginal environment: analysis of data from a randomized trial of periodic presumptive treatment for vaginal infections
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Infect Dis 204:323-6. 2011
  5. pmc Changes in the vaginal microenvironment with metronidazole treatment for bacterial vaginosis in early pregnancy
    Caroline Mitchell
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1817-24. 2009
  6. pmc Effects of pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis on proinflammatory cytokine and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor concentrations in vaginal secretions
    Jennifer Balkus
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Box 356460, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Pregnancy 2010:385981. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis, not HIV, is primarily responsible for increased vaginal concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines
    Caroline M Mitchell
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:667-71. 2008
  8. pmc Effect of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device on genital HIV-1 RNA shedding among HIV-1-infected women not taking antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi, Kenya
    Jenell S Coleman
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:245-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Biomedical interventions to prevent HIV infection: evidence, challenges, and way forward
    Nancy S Padian
    Women s Global Health Imperative, RTI International, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Lancet 372:585-99. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Antiretroviral-associated toxicity among HIV-1-seropositive pregnant women in Mozambique receiving nevirapine-based regimens
    Lilia Jamisse
    Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:371-6. 2007

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Publications10

  1. pmc High uptake of postpartum hormonal contraception among HIV-1-seropositive women in Kenya
    Jennifer Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:25-9. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine patterns of contraceptive utilization among sexually active HIV-1-seropositive women postpartum and to identify correlates of hormonal contraception uptake...
  2. pmc Detection of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species in the vagina: a comparison of culture and quantitative PCR among HIV-1 seropositive women
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Box 359909, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:188. 2012
    ..We assessed the concordance of H(2)O(2)-producing Lactobacillus detected by culture with quantitative PCR (qPCR) detection of Lactobacillus species commonly assumed to be H(2)O(2)-producers...
  3. pmc The posttrial effect of oral periodic presumptive treatment for vaginal infections on the incidence of bacterial vaginosis and Lactobacillus colonization
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:361-5. 2012
    ..Posttrial data were analyzed to test the hypothesis that the treatment effect would persist after completion of 1 year of PPT...
  4. pmc Establishing and sustaining a healthy vaginal environment: analysis of data from a randomized trial of periodic presumptive treatment for vaginal infections
    Jennifer E Balkus
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Infect Dis 204:323-6. 2011
    ..69; 95% CI, 1.23-2.33). PPT is effective at establishing and sustaining a healthy vaginal environment...
  5. pmc Changes in the vaginal microenvironment with metronidazole treatment for bacterial vaginosis in early pregnancy
    Caroline Mitchell
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1817-24. 2009
    ..We examined whether oral or vaginal metronidazole treatment for BV in early pregnancy was more effective in restoring the normal vaginal environment...
  6. pmc Effects of pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis on proinflammatory cytokine and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor concentrations in vaginal secretions
    Jennifer Balkus
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Box 356460, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Pregnancy 2010:385981. 2010
    ..Pregnancy and BV were both independently associated with increased vaginal concentrations of IL-1β and IL-8; pregnant women had increased concentrations of SLPI, while women with BV had decreased SLPI concentrations...
  7. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis, not HIV, is primarily responsible for increased vaginal concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines
    Caroline M Mitchell
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:667-71. 2008
    ..005). Neither HIV nor BV was associated with changes in IL-6 or IL-8. HIV does not have a major impact on vaginal concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines when controlling for the presence of bacterial vaginosis...
  8. pmc Effect of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device on genital HIV-1 RNA shedding among HIV-1-infected women not taking antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi, Kenya
    Jenell S Coleman
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:245-8. 2013
    ..42 log10; 95% confidence interval: 0.10 to 0.75). The LNG-IUD did not increase genital HIV-1 RNA shedding after 6 months of use...
  9. doi request reprint Biomedical interventions to prevent HIV infection: evidence, challenges, and way forward
    Nancy S Padian
    Women s Global Health Imperative, RTI International, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Lancet 372:585-99. 2008
    ..Assessment of such multicomponent approaches with moderate effects is difficult. Issues to be considered include the nature of control groups and the effect of adherence on the true effectiveness of the intervention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antiretroviral-associated toxicity among HIV-1-seropositive pregnant women in Mozambique receiving nevirapine-based regimens
    Lilia Jamisse
    Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:371-6. 2007
    ..To assess toxicities associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among HIV-1-infected pregnant women treated with nevirapine-based regimens according to Mozambican national guidelines...