L M Niccolai

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sources of information for assessing human papillomavirus vaccination history among young women
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2945-7. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Declining rates of high-grade cervical lesions in young women in Connecticut, 2008-2011
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1446-50. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Individual and geographic disparities in human papillomavirus types 16/18 in high-grade cervical lesions: Associations with race, ethnicity, and poverty
    Linda M Niccolai
    Connecticut Emerging Infections Program and Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Cancer 119:3052-8. 2013
  4. pmc 'In different situations, in different ways': male sex work in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Linda M Niccolai
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, USA
    Cult Health Sex 15:480-93. 2013
  5. pmc Geographic poverty and racial/ethnic disparities in cervical cancer precursor rates in Connecticut, 2008-2009
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:156-63. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Clients of street-based female sex workers and potential bridging of HIV/STI in Russia: results of a pilot study
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT, USA
    AIDS Care 24:665-72. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Unprotected intercourse among people living with HIV/AIDS: The importance of partnership characteristics
    L M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    AIDS Care 18:801-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Burden of recurrent Chlamydia trachomatis infections in young women: further uncovering the "hidden epidemic"
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:246-51. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Data collection for sexually transmitted disease diagnoses: a comparison of self-report, medical record reviews, and state health department reports
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:236-42. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Behavioral intentions in sexual partnerships following a diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Prev Med 46:170-6. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Sources of information for assessing human papillomavirus vaccination history among young women
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2945-7. 2014
    ..The vaccine registry in Connecticut is not currently utilized for HPV vaccinations, but efforts to increase use for adolescent vaccines could be useful in the future to overcome limitations of other sources. ..
  2. doi request reprint Declining rates of high-grade cervical lesions in young women in Connecticut, 2008-2011
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1446-50. 2013
    ..This is the first report of declines in cervical neoplasia in the United States since HPV vaccines became available. Continued surveillance is needed to measure vaccine impact and monitor health disparities...
  3. doi request reprint Individual and geographic disparities in human papillomavirus types 16/18 in high-grade cervical lesions: Associations with race, ethnicity, and poverty
    Linda M Niccolai
    Connecticut Emerging Infections Program and Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Cancer 119:3052-8. 2013
    ..HPV type distribution was examined among women with high-grade lesions by individual and area-based measures of race, ethnicity, and poverty...
  4. pmc 'In different situations, in different ways': male sex work in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Linda M Niccolai
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, USA
    Cult Health Sex 15:480-93. 2013
    ..These data suggest that the most salient risks for male sex workers include professional isolation, threats to personal safety, limited perceived HIV risk and sub-optimal levels of condom use...
  5. pmc Geographic poverty and racial/ethnic disparities in cervical cancer precursor rates in Connecticut, 2008-2009
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:156-63. 2013
    ..We examined associations of geographic measures of poverty, race, ethnicity, and city status with rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or higher and adenocarcinoma in situ (CIN2+/AIS), known precursors to cervical cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clients of street-based female sex workers and potential bridging of HIV/STI in Russia: results of a pilot study
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT, USA
    AIDS Care 24:665-72. 2012
    ..Larger studies are needed to confirm these findings, further explore the roles of alcohol and drug use, and identify effective strategies and interventions for HIV prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Unprotected intercourse among people living with HIV/AIDS: The importance of partnership characteristics
    L M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    AIDS Care 18:801-7. 2006
    ..Prevention interventions for PLWHA should focus on partnership characteristics...
  8. ncbi request reprint Burden of recurrent Chlamydia trachomatis infections in young women: further uncovering the "hidden epidemic"
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:246-51. 2007
    ..To determine the frequency and patterns of recurrent Chlamydia trachomatis infections, the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in young women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Data collection for sexually transmitted disease diagnoses: a comparison of self-report, medical record reviews, and state health department reports
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:236-42. 2005
    ..To compare three methods of data collection on case ascertainment of past chlamydia or gonorrhea diagnoses...
  10. ncbi request reprint Behavioral intentions in sexual partnerships following a diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Prev Med 46:170-6. 2008
    ..To describe behavioral intentions regarding notification of sex partners and continuation of sexual relationships after a Chlamydia trachomatis diagnosis among women...
  11. pmc High HIV prevalence, suboptimal HIV testing, and low knowledge of HIV-positive serostatus among injection drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:932-41. 2010
    ..Adequate coverage of HIV testing has not been achieved, resulting in poor knowledge of positive serostatus. Efforts are needed to better understand motivating and deterring factors for HIV testing in this setting...
  12. pmc The potential for bridging of HIV transmission in the Russian Federation: sex risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among drug users (DUs) and their non-DU sex partners
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Urban Health 86:131-43. 2009
    ..The degree to which there will be further transmission from non-DU sex partners of DUs who exhibit high levels of sex risk behaviors to other non-DU sex partners deserves further study...
  13. pmc Estimates of HIV incidence among drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia: continued growth of a rapidly expanding epidemic
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Eur J Public Health 21:613-9. 2011
    ..To monitor the current epidemic situation, we sought to estimate recent HIV incidence among IDU in St Petersburg...
  14. doi request reprint Behavioural sources of repeat Chlamydia trachomatis infections: importance of different sex partners
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 87:248-53. 2011
    ..To examine sources of repeat Chlamydia trachomatis infections using behavioural and molecular methods...
  15. doi request reprint Racial/Ethnic and poverty disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination completion
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:428-33. 2011
    ..Two vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), a necessary cause of cervical cancer, are currently licensed and recommended for routine administration in the U.S. to girls in a three-dose series...
  16. ncbi request reprint Early syphilis among men in Connecticut: epidemiologic and spatial patterns
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, School of Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:183-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of early syphilis among men in Connecticut, a moderate-prevalence region, in 2004...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sex partner meeting venues and out-of-state sex partners among men who have sex with men with early syphilis in Connecticut
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:887-91. 2007
    ..To examine sex partner meeting venues and out-of-state sex partners among men who have sex with men (MSM) with syphilis in Connecticut, a state with moderate syphilis prevalence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pregnant adolescents at risk: sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted disease prevalence
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:63-70. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the level of high-risk sexual behaviors and the prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhea among pregnant adolescents...
  19. ncbi request reprint HIV-infected persons' knowledge of their sexual partners' HIV status
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:183-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, HIV-infected individuals have poor knowledge regarding their partners' infection status. This may influence sexual behaviors that result in increased transmission...
  20. ncbi request reprint Disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners: a new approach to measurement
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:102-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess measurement of full HIV serostatus disclosure (before sex), delayed disclosure (after sex), and no disclosure to both current and recent past (in the last year) sex partners...
  21. pmc Condom effectiveness for prevention of Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    L M Niccolai
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034 New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 81:323-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present analysis was to provide a disease specific estimate for the effectiveness of condoms in preventing Chlamydia trachomatis infection while controlling for known exposure to infection...
  22. pmc Knowledge of sex partner treatment for past bacterial STI and risk of current STI
    L M Niccolai
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 81:271-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between knowledge of partner treatment for a past STI and current infection in the index patient...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physicians' opinions on partner management for nonviral sexually transmitted infections
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:229-33. 2005
    ..The purpose of this survey was to assess physicians' PDT practices and opinions toward potential benefits and perceived barriers associated with PDT...
  24. ncbi request reprint New sex partner acquisition and sexually transmitted disease risk among adolescent females
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:216-23. 2004
    ..To determine the association between new sex partner acquisition and incident STDs, to describe predictors of acquiring a new sex partner, and to compare new and established sex partnerships among adolescent females...
  25. pmc High postpartum rates of sexually transmitted infections among teens: pregnancy as a window of opportunity for prevention
    J R Ickovics
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 79:469-73. 2003
    ..To identify incidence and predictors of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among postpartum adolescents. These estimates are compared to similar estimates among a cohort of non-pregnant, sexually active teens...
  26. pmc Anticipated changes in sexual risk behaviour following vaccination with a low-efficacy HIV vaccine: survey results from a South African township
    K M Andersson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 23:736-41. 2012
    ..In HIV vaccine trials and future vaccination programmes, education and risk-reduction counselling will be needed for vaccinated individuals and their partners, and mass media education campaigns may be necessary...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparative epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics with and without indication for testing
    A Rowhani-Rahbar
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 17:453-8. 2006
    ..trachomatis infection among their male patients who are at increased risk of infection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Unprotected intercourse for extra money among commercial sex workers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
    M Ntumbanzondo
    Yale University School of Medicine, CT 06520 8034, USA
    AIDS Care 18:777-85. 2006
    ..8% of CSWs), episodes of condom failure (56.8% of CSWs), and unprotected intercourse with regular noncommercial partners (only 5.3% of CSWs with noncommercial partners always used condoms with these partners)...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison of sexual partnership characteristics and associations with inconsistent condom use among a sample of adolescents and adult women diagnosed with Chlamydia trachomatis
    Hillary B S Foulkes
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:393-9. 2009
    ..This analysis compared characteristics of female adolescent and adult sexual partnerships and related these characteristics to inconsistent condom use...
  30. doi request reprint Knowledge of human papillomavirus and anal cancer among men who have sex with men attending a New York City sexually transmitted diseases clinic
    D M Sánchez
    Yale University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 23:41-3. 2012
    ..05; CI = 0.01, 0.29). Nearly all expressed hypothetical acceptance of HPV vaccine. In our sample, many MSM were unaware of a link between MSM sexual practices and HPV-related outcomes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Partner notification for HIV and syphilis: effects on sexual behaviors and relationship stability
    Patricia J Kissinger
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Departnent of Epidemiology, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:75-82. 2003
    ..One concern is that HIV PN can promote the breakup of old partnerships and increase the acquisition of new partners, thereby spreading HIV infections...
  32. pmc Sexual risk behaviour of the first cohort undergoing screening for enrollment into Phase I/II HIV vaccine trials in South Africa
    K M Andersson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 20:95-101. 2009
    ..For this population, male volunteers may need increased risk-reduction counselling during Phase I/II trials and additional recruitment methods may be necessary to identify high-risk female volunteers for Phase III efficacy trials...
  33. ncbi request reprint Misperceived risk among female adolescents: social and psychological factors associated with sexual risk accuracy
    Trace S Kershaw
    Yale University, School of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ctr for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Health Psychol 22:523-32. 2003
    ..Approximately half of the participants underestimated the risk of their sexual behavior. Accurate and inaccurate risk perceivers differed on risk knowledge, partnership duration, and pressure to have unprotected sex...
  34. ncbi request reprint Short and long-term impact of adolescent pregnancy on postpartum contraceptive use: implications for prevention of repeat pregnancy
    Trace S Kershaw
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:359-68. 2003
    ..To describe patterns and changes in contraceptive use among pregnant adolescents in early and later postpartum compared with nonpregnant adolescents...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive patients in Costa Rica
    Brian Douglas Stout
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 18:297-304. 2004
    ..To increase adherence among non-adherent individuals, interventions that increase access in remote areas and help people manage their regimens may be beneficial...
  36. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk following a sexually transmitted disease diagnosis: the more things change the more they stay the same
    Trace S Kershaw
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06510 2483, USA
    J Behav Med 27:445-61. 2004
    ..This suggests that an STD diagnosis alone is not sufficient to motivate adolescent females to reduce their sexual risk behavior and change their sexual risk attitudes and perceptions...
  37. pmc HIV disclosure, condom use, and awareness of HIV infection among HIV-positive, heterosexual drug injectors in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Lauretta E Grau
    Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University School of Public Health, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:45-57. 2011
    ..61, 95% CI 1.44-9.06) or HIV-seropositive (aOR 45.12, 95% CI 2.79-730.46). Scaling up HIV testing services and interventions that increase the likelihood of individuals receiving their test results is recommended...
  38. pmc Let's stay together: relationship dissolution and sexually transmitted diseases among parenting and non-parenting adolescents
    Trace S Kershaw
    School of Public Health, and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Behav Med 33:454-65. 2010
    ..32%). Our results suggest that prevention programs that incorporate male partners and components that strengthen relationship skills may reduce HIV/STD risk and help adolescents adapt during times of transition such as parenthood...
  39. doi request reprint Substance use in patients with sexually transmitted infections: results from a national U.S. survey
    Jeanette M Tetrault
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Addict 19:504-9. 2010
    ..A diagnosis of an STI should prompt clinicians to screen for substance use, in particular, alcohol abuse/dependence and marijuana use. ..
  40. ncbi request reprint Self-esteem, emotional distress and sexual behavior among adolescent females: inter-relationships and temporal effects
    Kathleen A Ethier
    Division of STD Prevention, Behavioral Intervention Research Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:268-74. 2006
    ..g., age at initiation, partner history) and self-esteem and emotional distress (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress, hostility) and their impact on future sexual risk behavior (e.g., unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners)...
  41. pmc Methodological issues in design and analysis of a matched case-control study of a vaccine's effectiveness
    Linda M Niccolai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8064, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1127-31. 2007
    ..This report describes methodological issues related to design and analysis that were used to determine the effects of time since vaccination and age at the time of vaccination...