Ann E Kurth

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Access, use and perceptions regarding Internet, cell phones and PDAs as a means for health promotion for people living with HIV in Peru
    Walter H Curioso
    School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:24. 2007
  2. pmc The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample
    Ann Kurth
    University of Washington School of Nursing, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA 98195 7266, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1330-2. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint A national survey of clinic sexual histories for sexually transmitted infection and HIV screening
    Ann E Kurth
    Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington UW School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington 98195 7266, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:370-6. 2005
  4. pmc Association between participant self-report and biological outcomes used to measure sexual risk behavior in human immunodeficiency virus-1-seropositive female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya
    R Scott McClelland
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:429-33. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Improvement of vaginal health for Kenyan women at risk for acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1: results of a randomized trial
    R Scott McClelland
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:1361-8. 2008
  6. pmc Treatment with antiretroviral therapy is not associated with increased sexual risk behavior in Kenyan female sex workers
    R Scott McClelland
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    AIDS 24:891-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint An integrated approach for antiretroviral adherence and secondary HIV transmission risk-reduction support by nurses in Kenya
    Ann E Kurth
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 23:146-54. 2012
  8. pmc Discussion and revision of the mathematical modeling tool described in the previously published article "Modeling HIV Transmission risk among Mozambicans prior to their initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy"
    Susan Cassels
    Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:858-62. 2009
  9. pmc Change in sexual activity 12 months after ART initiation among HIV-positive Mozambicans
    Cynthia R Pearson
    School of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness and Research Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:778-87. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient and staff perspectives on the use of a computer counseling tool for HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk reduction
    Sara L C Mackenzie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4410, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:572.e9-16. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Access, use and perceptions regarding Internet, cell phones and PDAs as a means for health promotion for people living with HIV in Peru
    Walter H Curioso
    School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:24. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to report on perceptions towards use of information and communication technologies as a means to support antiretroviral medication adherence and HIV transmission risk reduction...
  2. pmc The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample
    Ann Kurth
    University of Washington School of Nursing, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA 98195 7266, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1330-2. 2004
    ..Most respondents (85%) said that contraceptives should be covered by health insurance plans. The full benefit of contraceptives exceeds their cost...
  3. ncbi request reprint A national survey of clinic sexual histories for sexually transmitted infection and HIV screening
    Ann E Kurth
    Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington UW School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington 98195 7266, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:370-6. 2005
    ..Optimal elements of a sexual history for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV risk assessment remain undefined...
  4. pmc Association between participant self-report and biological outcomes used to measure sexual risk behavior in human immunodeficiency virus-1-seropositive female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya
    R Scott McClelland
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:429-33. 2011
    ..Few studies have examined the association between self-reported sexual risk behaviors and biologic outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-seropositive African adults...
  5. doi request reprint Improvement of vaginal health for Kenyan women at risk for acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1: results of a randomized trial
    R Scott McClelland
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:1361-8. 2008
    ..Vaginal infections are common and have been associated with increased risk for acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)...
  6. pmc Treatment with antiretroviral therapy is not associated with increased sexual risk behavior in Kenyan female sex workers
    R Scott McClelland
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    AIDS 24:891-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that sexual risk behavior would increase following initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs)...
  7. doi request reprint An integrated approach for antiretroviral adherence and secondary HIV transmission risk-reduction support by nurses in Kenya
    Ann E Kurth
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 23:146-54. 2012
    ..30-10.50. We found that training nurses in clinical counseling for ART adherence and positive prevention is feasible. Future studies should test impact of nurse counseling on patient outcomes in resource-limited settings...
  8. pmc Discussion and revision of the mathematical modeling tool described in the previously published article "Modeling HIV Transmission risk among Mozambicans prior to their initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy"
    Susan Cassels
    Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:858-62. 2009
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  9. pmc Change in sexual activity 12 months after ART initiation among HIV-positive Mozambicans
    Cynthia R Pearson
    School of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness and Research Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:778-87. 2011
    ..Ongoing secondary transmission prevention programs addressing sexual activity with multiple partners, disclosure to partners and consistent condom use with serodisconcordant partners must be incorporated throughout HIV care programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient and staff perspectives on the use of a computer counseling tool for HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk reduction
    Sara L C Mackenzie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4410, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:572.e9-16. 2007
    ..To explore use of an interactive health communication tool--"Computer Assessment and Risk Reduction Education (CARE) for STIs/HIV."..
  11. ncbi request reprint A comparison between audio computer-assisted self-interviews and clinician interviews for obtaining the sexual history
    Ann E Kurth
    Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7266, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:719-26. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to compare reporting between audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) and clinician-administered sexual histories...
  12. pmc Effect of an online video-based intervention to increase HIV testing in men who have sex with men in Peru
    Magaly M Blas
    Unit of Epidemiology, HIV and STD, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 5:e10448. 2010
    ..Although many men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru are unaware of their HIV status, they are frequent users of the Internet, and can be approached by that medium for promotion of HIV testing...
  13. pmc Opportunities for providing web-based interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections in Peru
    Walter H Curioso
    School of Medicine and Health Informatics Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    PLoS Med 4:e11. 2007
  14. pmc Understanding the facilitators and barriers of antiretroviral adherence in Peru: a qualitative study
    Walter H Curioso
    Epidemiology, STD AIDS Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Honorio Delgado 430, Lima 31, Peru
    BMC Public Health 10:13. 2010
    ..To date, few studies have explored the barriers and facilitators of adherence to ART in these settings. Facilitators and barriers of antiretroviral adherence in Peru are not completely understood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Self-report measures of antiretroviral therapy adherence: A review with recommendations for HIV research and clinical management
    Jane M Simoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195 1525, Box 351525, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:227-45. 2006
    ..We conclude that even brief self-report measures of antiretroviral adherence can be robust, and recommend items and strategies for HIV research and clinical management...
  16. doi request reprint Improving health literacy: a Web application for evaluating text-to-speech engines
    Seth Wolpin
    School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Comput Inform Nurs 28:198-204. 2010
    ..Future avenues of research include exploring more complex tasks, usability issues related to implementing text-to-speech features, and applied health promotion and education opportunities among vulnerable populations...
  17. pmc Why the wait? Delayed HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men
    Kimberly M Nelson
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    J Urban Health 87:642-55. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Performance of a new, rapid assay for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis
    Ann Kurth
    University of Washington Center for AIDS and STDs, Box 359931, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2940-3. 2004
    ..4% [P = 0.04]) but was less specific (98.6% versus 100% [P = 0.001]). The XenoStrip rapid assay is well suited for use in settings with a moderately high prevalence of T. vaginalis infection, particularly when microscopy is not practical...
  19. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to HIV testing: preferences for new strategies among clients of a needle exchange, a sexually transmitted disease clinic, and sex venues for men who have sex with men
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:318-27. 2003
    ..To determine strategies to overcome barriers to HIV testing among persons at risk...
  20. ncbi request reprint Designing an HIV counseling and testing program for bathhouses: the Seattle experience with strategies to improve acceptability
    Freya Spielberg
    Department of Family Medicine, Center for AIDS and STDs, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Homosex 44:203-20. 2003
    ..Use of FDA approved, new rapid tests that do not require venipuncture, centrifugation, or laboratory oversight will further decrease barriers to testing and facilitate implementation of bathhouse testing programs in other communities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Importance of sex partner HIV status in HIV risk assessment among men who have sex with men
    Matthew R Golden
    Public Health Seattle and King County, and Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:734-42. 2004
    ..These risk criteria might be effectively used to triage MSM into more intensive prevention interventions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Choosing HIV Counseling and Testing Strategies for Outreach Settings: A Randomized Trial
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:348-55. 2005
    ..In surveys, clients have expressed preferences for alternatives to traditional HIV counseling and testing. Few data exist to document how offering such alternatives affects acceptance of HIV testing and receipt of test results...
  23. pmc Concurrent partnerships and HIV prevalence disparities by race: linking science and public health practice
    Martina Morris
    Departments of Sociology and Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1023-31. 2009
    ..Using a data-driven network simulation model, we found that the levels of concurrency and assortative mixing observed produced a 2.6-fold racial disparity in the epidemic potential among young African American adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessing antiretroviral adherence via electronic drug monitoring and self-report: an examination of key methodological issues
    Cynthia R Pearson
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 1525, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:161-73. 2007
    ..On average across assessment points, fewer than 4% of participants who reported taking a dose of an incorrect amount of medication...
  25. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 acquisition and disease progression are associated with decreased high-risk sexual behaviour among Kenyan female sex workers
    R Scott McClelland
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    AIDS 20:1969-73. 2006
    ..Changes in sexual risk behaviour may occur following HIV-1 infection...
  26. doi request reprint Clinical burden of herpes simplex virus disease in people with human immunodeficiency virus
    Tamarind M Keating
    School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:372-6. 2012
    ..As an ulcerative genital disease, HSV may be important to HIV transmission and HIV-comorbidity. Routine clinical care of HSV in this population has not been described...
  27. pmc "It's time for your life": How should we remind patients to take medicines using short text messages?
    Walter H Curioso
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, and
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009:129-33. 2009
    ..This study suggests that patients want healthcare SMS that appropriately notify them, deliver a careful crafted message, and assess the context in which they are received...

Research Grants1

  1. Computer Assisted Rx Education for HIV-Positives: Care+
    Ann Kurth; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Compare outcomes: a) adherence by plasma HIV viral load and b) HIV transmission risk behaviors. Aim 3: Provide data for HIV transmission dynamics impact modeling ..