F M T F Behets

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pulmonary cystic disease in HIV positive individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo: three case reports
    Steven Fj Callens
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Med Case Reports 1:101. 2007
  2. pmc The role of disclosure in relation to assent to participate in HIV-related research among HIV-infected youth: a formative study
    Amy Corneli
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:17. 2009
  3. pmc Perceived control over condom use among sex workers in Madagascar: a cohort study
    Audrey Pettifor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Womens Health 10:4. 2010
  4. pmc Bed net ownership, use and perceptions among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): opportunities for improved maternal and child health
    Audrey Pettifor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:331. 2008
  5. pmc Computed CD4 percentage as a low-cost method for determining pediatric antiretroviral treatment eligibility
    Steven F J Callens
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:31. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Reducing vertical HIV transmission in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: trends in HIV prevalence and service delivery
    Frieda Behets
    Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 21:583-90. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Vaginal microbicide and diaphragm use for sexually transmitted infection prevention: a randomized acceptability and feasibility study among high-risk women in Madagascar
    Frieda M Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:818-26. 2008
  8. pmc Syndromic treatment of gonococcal and chlamydial infections in women seeking primary care for the genital discharge syndrome: decision-making
    F M Behets
    Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 79:1070-5. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Evidence-based planning of a randomized controlled trial on diaphragm use for prevention of sexually transmitted infections
    Frieda M T F Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:238-42. 2008
  10. pmc Preventing vertical transmission of HIV in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: a baseline survey of 18 antenatal clinics
    Frieda Mtf Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel, NC, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 84:969-75. 2006

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Publications16

  1. pmc Pulmonary cystic disease in HIV positive individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo: three case reports
    Steven Fj Callens
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Med Case Reports 1:101. 2007
    ..In this report, we describe three HIV-infected individuals (one woman and two children) presenting with extensive pulmonary cystic disease...
  2. pmc The role of disclosure in relation to assent to participate in HIV-related research among HIV-infected youth: a formative study
    Amy Corneli
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:17. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  3. pmc Perceived control over condom use among sex workers in Madagascar: a cohort study
    Audrey Pettifor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Womens Health 10:4. 2010
    ..However, many existing analyses used cross-sectional data and little quantitative information exists to characterize the relationships between perceived control and actual condom use among sex worker populations...
  4. pmc Bed net ownership, use and perceptions among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): opportunities for improved maternal and child health
    Audrey Pettifor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:331. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Computed CD4 percentage as a low-cost method for determining pediatric antiretroviral treatment eligibility
    Steven F J Callens
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:31. 2008
    ..The performance of the WHO recommendations for pediatric antiretroviral treatment (ART) in resource poor settings is insufficiently documented in routine care...
  6. doi request reprint Reducing vertical HIV transmission in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: trends in HIV prevalence and service delivery
    Frieda Behets
    Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 21:583-90. 2009
    ..The observed differences in HIV prevalence highlight the importance of selecting representative sentinel surveillance centers...
  7. doi request reprint Vaginal microbicide and diaphragm use for sexually transmitted infection prevention: a randomized acceptability and feasibility study among high-risk women in Madagascar
    Frieda M Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:818-26. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Syndromic treatment of gonococcal and chlamydial infections in women seeking primary care for the genital discharge syndrome: decision-making
    F M Behets
    Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 79:1070-5. 2001
    ..There is a need to consider empirically developed treatment algorithms as a basis for policy discourse, to be evaluated together with the evidence, alternatives and arguments by the stakeholders...
  9. doi request reprint Evidence-based planning of a randomized controlled trial on diaphragm use for prevention of sexually transmitted infections
    Frieda M T F Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:238-42. 2008
    ..We conducted formative research to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of continuous diaphragm use among low-income women highly exposed to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Madagascar...
  10. pmc Preventing vertical transmission of HIV in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: a baseline survey of 18 antenatal clinics
    Frieda Mtf Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel, NC, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 84:969-75. 2006
    ..To assess the content and delivery of essential antenatal services before implementation of programmes for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and behavioural factors associated with high incidence of sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in Madagascar following presumptive therapy
    Frieda M T Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, McGavran Greenberg Hall, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Sex Health 2:77-84. 2005
    ..Too little is known about the many women who generate income in Madagascar by trading sex...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted infections developed with and for female sex workers
    Frieda M T F Behets
    Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 8:251-8. 2003
    ..Outside occasional research settings however, SWs in low-income countries rarely have access to effective STI diagnosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in women with genital discharge in Madagascar: implications for primary care
    F M T F Behets
    Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 13:606-11. 2002
    ..Patients who present with genital discharge in Madagascar should be treated syndromically for gonococcal and chlamydial infections and screened for syphilis. Gonorrhoea should be treated with ciprofloxacin...
  14. doi request reprint Heterogeneous and decreasing HIV prevalence among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Frieda Behets
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:1066-73. 2010
    ..We examined HIV prevalence trends over 4.5 years among women receiving antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, by geographic location, clinic management and urbanicity...
  15. doi request reprint A formal decision analysis identifies an optimal treatment strategy in a resource-poor setting
    Kristi J McClamroch
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Albany, SUNY, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:776-87. 2008
    ..An optimal policy is the one with the lowest expected net cost. In this paper, decision analytic techniques for treatment selection based on patient characteristics are applied to a resource-poor setting...
  16. pmc Genetic typing of the porin protein of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from clinical noncultured samples for strain characterization and identification of mixed gonococcal infections
    Freyja Lynn
    Division of Bacterial, Allergenic, and Parasitic Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:368-75. 2005
    ..Methods that utilize direct clinical samples and can identify mixed infections may contribute significantly to studies of host immunity, gonococcal epidemiology, and pathogenesis...

Research Grants5

  1. Peer Intervention as Pedagogic Paradigm in Kinshasa SPH
    Frieda Behets; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Main outcome measures will be self reported sexual risk behaviors and STI/HIV incidence. The work will inform HIV prevention policy and strengthen research and training at KSPH ..