John Kaldor

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Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy trials of biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection
    John M Kaldor
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 3:504-8. 2008
  2. pmc HIV research in Australia: linking basic research findings with clinical and public health outcomes
    Sharon R Lewin
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Retrovirology 3:86. 2006
  3. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
  4. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS surveillance systems in Australia
    John Kaldor
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:S18-23. 2003
  6. pmc Factors associated with uptake of treatment for recent hepatitis C virus infection in a predominantly injecting drug user cohort: The ATAHC Study
    J Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 107:244-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Chlamydia trends in men who have sex with men attending sexual health services in Australia, 2004-2008
    Rebecca Jane Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:339-46. 2011
  8. pmc Adherence to treatment for recently acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among injecting drug users
    Jason Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Hepatol 55:76-85. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Use of viral load to negotiate condom use among gay men in Sydney, Australia
    Garrett Prestage
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    AIDS Behav 13:645-51. 2009
  10. pmc Potential role for interleukin-28B genotype in treatment decision-making in recent hepatitis C virus infection
    Jason Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research NCHECR, University of New South Wales UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Hepatology 52:1216-24. 2010

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Publications96

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy trials of biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection
    John M Kaldor
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 3:504-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this article is to outline key challenges facing the conduct of efficacy trials for biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection...
  2. pmc HIV research in Australia: linking basic research findings with clinical and public health outcomes
    Sharon R Lewin
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Retrovirology 3:86. 2006
    ..The meeting is expected to attract over 5000 participants and will have a dynamic and innovative programme within the three major themes of HIV basic science, clinical research and biomedical prevention...
  3. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
    ..The aims of this paper are to describe the methods used to recruit and retain young women in a longitudinal study and to explore factors associated with loss to follow up...
  4. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
    ..Differences in the determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis ('chlamydia') and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) genital infection in women are not well understood...
  5. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS surveillance systems in Australia
    John Kaldor
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:S18-23. 2003
    ..The challenge for surveillance is to maintain vigilance for shifts in HIV infection rates, or in behavior patterns that may be related to transmission...
  6. pmc Factors associated with uptake of treatment for recent hepatitis C virus infection in a predominantly injecting drug user cohort: The ATAHC Study
    J Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 107:244-9. 2010
    ..Decisions about whether to initiate treatment for recently acquired HCV were mainly driven by clinical factors, rather than factors related to sociodemographics or injecting behaviors...
  7. doi request reprint Chlamydia trends in men who have sex with men attending sexual health services in Australia, 2004-2008
    Rebecca Jane Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:339-46. 2011
    ..We assessed trends and predictors of chlamydia testing and positivity among men who have sex with men (MSM), attending sexual health services in Australia...
  8. pmc Adherence to treatment for recently acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among injecting drug users
    Jason Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Hepatol 55:76-85. 2011
    ..We assessed 80/80 adherence (≥80% of PEG-IFN doses, ≥80% treatment), on-treatment adherence, and treatment completion in a study of treatment of recent HCV infection (ATAHC)...
  9. doi request reprint Use of viral load to negotiate condom use among gay men in Sydney, Australia
    Garrett Prestage
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    AIDS Behav 13:645-51. 2009
    ..Use of viral load in negotiating condom use between sero-discordant gay couples may be understood very differently by the HIV-negative and HIV-positive men within those partnerships...
  10. pmc Potential role for interleukin-28B genotype in treatment decision-making in recent hepatitis C virus infection
    Jason Grebely
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research NCHECR, University of New South Wales UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Hepatology 52:1216-24. 2010
    ..047). Among participants adherent to treatment and who had IL28B genotyping (n = 54), sustained virologic response was similar among TT homozygotes (18 of 29 participants, 62%) and those with GG/GT genotype (16 of 25, 64%, P = 0.884)...
  11. pmc Hepatitis C virus reinfection and superinfection among treated and untreated participants with recent infection
    Jason Grebely
    Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Hepatology 55:1058-69. 2012
    ..In adjusted analysis, reinfection/superinfection occurred more often in participants with poorer social functioning at enrollment and more often in those with ongoing injecting drug use (IDU)...
  12. doi request reprint Re-testing for chlamydia at sexual health services in Australia, 2004-08
    Rebecca Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2034, Australia
    Sex Health 8:242-7. 2011
    ..To describe the frequency of the 3-month test for re-infection among sexual health service patients in Australia...
  13. doi request reprint Trends in agreements between regular partners among gay men in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia
    Garrett Prestage
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia
    AIDS Behav 12:513-20. 2008
    ..001); and over time, fewer men in general required consistent condom use with casual partners (P-trend < .001). Some of these changes in negotiated agreements represent an increase in the potential risk of HIV transmission...
  14. pmc Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort
    Suzy Teutsch
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:633. 2010
    ..Previous studies of HCV incidence have been based on small case numbers and have not distinguished risk events in prison from those in the community...
  15. doi request reprint Learning from the past: young Indigenous people's accounts of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections as resilience narratives
    Julie Mooney-Somers
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Cult Health Sex 13:173-86. 2011
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  16. doi request reprint Elevated reporting of unprotected anal intercourse and injecting drug use but no difference in HIV prevalence among Indigenous Australian men who have sex with men compared with their Anglo-Australian peers
    Toby Lea
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 10:146-55. 2013
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  17. pmc Do Australian general practitioners believe practice nurses can take a role in chlamydia testing? A qualitative study of attitudes and opinions
    Rebecca Lorch
    The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 15:31. 2015
    ..We sought GPs' attitudes and opinions on PNs taking an expanded role in chlamydia testing and partner notification...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence and risk for acute hepatitis C infection during imprisonment in Australia
    Kate Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Univeristy of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:143-8. 2010
    ..Prison inmates were at high risk of HCV infection, despite some reduction in high-risk behaviours and access to prevention services. To prevent HCV transmission in prisons, better prevention strategies are required...
  19. pmc Effective treatment of injecting drug users with recently acquired hepatitis C virus infection
    Gregory J Dore
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Gastroenterology 138:123-35.e1-2. 2010
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of treatment of recent HCV infection in IDUs with acute and early chronic HCV...
  20. ncbi request reprint Using mathematical modelling to help explain the differential increase in HIV incidence in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland: importance of other sexually transmissible infections
    Alexander Hoare
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 5:169-87. 2008
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  21. doi request reprint The impact of a supervised injecting facility on ambulance call-outs in Sydney, Australia
    Allison M Salmon
    National Centre HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 105:676-83. 2010
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  22. pmc Dynamics of HCV RNA levels during acute hepatitis C virus infection
    Behzad Hajarizadeh
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Virol 86:1722-9. 2014
    ..In conclusion, dynamics of HCV RNA levels in those with HCV clearance and HCV persistence diverged between months three and five following infection, with the latter time-point being potentially useful for commencing early treatment...
  23. pmc Patterns and characteristics of hepatitis C transmission clusters among HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals in the Australian trial in acute hepatitis C
    G V Matthews
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 52:803-11. 2011
    ..The extent to which these separate epidemics overlap is unknown...
  24. doi request reprint Do Australian general practitioners believe practice nurses can take a role in chlamydia testing? A qualitative study of attitudes and opinions
    Rebecca Lorch
    The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 15:757. 2015
    ..We sought GPs' attitudes and opinions on PNs taking an expanded role in chlamydia testing and partner notification...
  25. doi request reprint Development of a clinical algorithm to prioritise HIV testing of hospitalised paediatric patients in a low resource moderate prevalence setting
    Waridibo E Allison
    NCHECR, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:67-72. 2011
    ..To develop a clinical algorithm to identify paediatric patients who should be offered HIV testing in a setting of moderate HIV prevalence and limited resources...
  26. doi request reprint Estimating population attributable risk for hepatitis C seroconversion in injecting drug users in Australia: implications for prevention policy and planning
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 104:2049-56. 2009
    ..To determine risk factors and estimate their population-level contribution to hepatitis C virus (HCV) burden...
  27. pmc Reduction in HCV incidence among injection drug users attending needle and syringe programs in Australia: a linkage study
    Jenny Iversen
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:1436-44. 2013
    ..We examined trends in HCV incident infection among injection drug users (IDUs) attending needle and syringe programs (NSPs) in Australia in 1995 to 2010...
  28. pmc The chlamydia knowledge, awareness and testing practices of Australian general practitioners and practice nurses: survey findings from the Australian chlamydia control effectiveness pilot (ACCEPt)
    Rebecca Lorch
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 14:169. 2013
    ..To inform the design of the ACCEPt intervention, we aimed to determine the chlamydia knowledge, attitudes, and testing practices of participating general practitioners (GPs) and PNs...
  29. pmc Characteristics and treatment outcomes among HIV-infected individuals in the Australian Trial in Acute Hepatitis C
    G V Matthews
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 48:650-8. 2009
    ..Enrollment is open to both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and -uninfected individuals. The aim of this article was to evaluate characteristics and virological outcomes among HIV-infected individuals enrolled in ATAHC...
  30. pmc Predictors of frequent use of amphetamine type stimulants among HIV-negative gay men in Sydney, Australia
    Garrett Prestage
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:260-8. 2007
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  31. doi request reprint How good is "good enough"? The case for varying standards of evidence according to need for new interventions in HIV prevention
    Bridget Haire
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Bioeth 12:21-30. 2012
    ..Using the recent trials and their contexts as case studies, we examine the basis for these decisions, which will potentially delay access to scientific innovation to the people who are most urgently in need of it...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for HIV seroconversion in homosexual men in Australia
    Jonathan E Volk
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 3:45-51. 2006
    ..Rates of newly acquired HIV infection are increasing in Australia, and sexual contact between men accounts for 85% of cases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people's resilience to blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: findings from a community-based participatory research project
    Julie Mooney-Somers
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 20:195-201. 2009
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  34. pmc Tracking type specific prevalence of human papillomavirus in cervical pre-cancer: a novel sampling strategy
    Edward K Waters
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:77. 2012
    ..This paper develops a protocol that eliminates the need to calculate required sample size; sample size is difficult to calculate in advance because HPV's true type-specific prevalence is imperfectly known...
  35. pmc How effective are short message service reminders at increasing clinic attendance? A meta-analysis and systematic review
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    Health Serv Res 47:614-32. 2012
    ..We undertook a review of studies that assessed the effectiveness of SMS reminders at increasing the uptake of appointments in health care settings...
  36. ncbi request reprint Representativeness of injecting drug users who participate in HIV surveillance: results from Australia's Needle and Syringe Program Survey
    Libby Topp
    Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:632-8. 2008
    ..This study examined the representativeness of NSP Survey samples...
  37. doi request reprint Process and predictors of drug treatment referral and referral uptake at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre
    Jo Kimber
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:602-12. 2008
    ..We examined the process and predictors of drug treatment referral and referral uptake at an Australian DCR...
  38. pmc Characterizing trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Australia by birth cohorts: results from a modified back-projection method
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:19. 2009
    ..We set out to estimate historical trends in HIV incidence in Australian men who have sex with men with respect to age at infection and birth cohort...
  39. doi request reprint Extremely low and sustained HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in a setting of harm reduction
    Jenny Iversen
    aViral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program bBiostatistics and Databases Program, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales cResearch Strategy Unit, Cancer Council NSW dPublic Health Interventions Research Group, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 28:275-8. 2014
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  40. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among antenatal women in Vanuatu, 1999-2000
    Elizabeth A Sullivan
    School of Women s and Children s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 30:362-6. 2003
    ..The epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV in Vanuatu is poorly defined...
  41. ncbi request reprint Modelling hepatitis C virus incidence, prevalence and long-term sequelae in Australia, 2001
    Matthew G Law
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 32:717-24. 2003
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  42. ncbi request reprint How has the sexual behaviour of gay men changed since the onset of AIDS: 1986-2003
    Garrett Prestage
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:530-5. 2005
    ..To report changes in sexual behaviour among gay men in Sydney from 1986 to 2003...
  43. ncbi request reprint Four-year follow-up of imprisoned male heroin users and methadone treatment: mortality, re-incarceration and hepatitis C infection
    Kate A Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 100:820-8. 2005
    ..To examine the long-term impact of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) on mortality, re-incarceration and hepatitis C seroconversion in imprisoned male heroin users...
  44. pmc Infection of CD127+ (interleukin-7 receptor+) CD4+ cells and overexpression of CTLA-4 are linked to loss of antigen-specific CD4 T cells during primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection
    John J Zaunders
    Centre for Immunology, St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    J Virol 80:10162-72. 2006
    ..Taken together, the loss of HIV-specific CD4+ T cells is associated with a combination of an infection of CCR5+ CD127+ memory CD4+ T cells, possibly in GALT, and a high expression of the inhibitory receptor CTLA-4...
  45. ncbi request reprint Early proliferation of CCR5(+) CD38(+++) antigen-specific CD4(+) Th1 effector cells during primary HIV-1 infection
    John J Zaunders
    Centre for Immunology, St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
    Blood 106:1660-7. 2005
    ..These results suggest that the antiviral response to HIV-1 infection includes highly activated CCR5(+)CD4(+) cytotoxic effector cells, which are susceptible to both apoptosis and cytopathic infection with HIV-1, and rapidly decline...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C prevalence--a nationwide serosurvey
    Janiki Amin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 28:517-21. 2004
    ..The serosurvey provides an estimate of Australian HCV prevalence and baseline data to determine incidence trends, both of which are required for health-care planning...
  47. ncbi request reprint Modelling the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia
    Karina Razali
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:228-35. 2007
    ..This paper updates estimates of HCV incidence and prevalence between 1960 and 2005...
  48. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of adult circumcision in a resource-rich setting for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men
    Jonathan Anderson
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    J Infect Dis 200:1803-12. 2009
    ..We examined the effects and cost-effectiveness of 4 strategies of circumcision in a resource-rich setting (Australia) in a population of men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  49. pmc Incidence and predictors of annual chlamydia testing among 15-29 year olds attending Aboriginal primary health care services in New South Wales, Australia
    Simon Graham
    Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:437. 2015
    ..This analysis will examine the incidence and predictors of annual chlamydia testing in 15-29 year olds attending four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Australia...
  50. doi request reprint Point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection: a systematic review of operational and performance characteristics
    Lucy Alexandra Watchirs Smith
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:320-6. 2013
    ..Systematic review of the performance and operational characteristics of point-of-care (POC) tests for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae...
  51. doi request reprint Chlamydia at an inner metropolitan sexual health service in Sydney, NSW: Australian Collaboration for Chlamydia Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS) Project
    Neil Franklin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 7:478-83. 2010
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  52. pmc "I Do Feel Like a Scientist at Times": A Qualitative Study of the Acceptability of Molecular Point-Of-Care Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea to Primary Care Professionals in a Remote High STI Burden Setting
    Lisa Natoli
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0145993. 2015
    ..This represents the first ever routine use of a molecular point-of-care diagnostic for STIs in primary care. The purpose of this study was to explore the acceptability of the GeneXpert to primary care staff in remote Australia...
  53. pmc Efficacy of interventions to increase the uptake of chlamydia screening in primary care: a systematic review
    Rebecca J Guy
    The Kirby Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:211. 2011
    ..We undertook a systematic review of studies assessing the efficacy of interventions for increasing the uptake of chlamydia screening in primary care...
  54. pmc Evaluation of Chlamydia Partner Notification Practices and Use of the "Let Them Know" Website by Family Planning Clinicians in Australia: Cross-Sectional Study
    Rebecca J Guy
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 18:e173. 2016
    ..In 2008 the Let Them Know (LTK) PN website was established, which provided means for people to send anonymous PN messages by text messaging (short message service, SMS), email, or letter...
  55. doi request reprint Coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis: a cross-sectional analysis of positivity and risk factors in remote Australian Aboriginal communities
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 91:201-6. 2015
    ..To determine the co-occurrence and epidemiological relationships of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) in a high-prevalence setting in Australia...
  56. doi request reprint Immunopathogenesis and diagnosis of tuberculosis and tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome during early antiretroviral therapy
    Julian H Elliott
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Infect Dis 200:1736-45. 2009
    ..In many settings, the benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) are reduced by the high early incidence of tuberculosis and tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS)...
  57. doi request reprint High hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam and associated risk factors: 2010 Vietnam Integrated Behavioural and Biologic Cross-Sectional Survey
    Patrick Nadol
    Division of Global HIV AIDS, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hanoi, Vietnam Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect . 2016
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an increasing health issue among key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM). We sought to assess the burden of and risk factors for HCV among MSM in Vietnam...
  58. doi request reprint Recording the sexual orientation of male patients attending general practice
    Denton Callander
    Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
    Fam Pract 32:35-40. 2015
    ..We assessed how frequently sexual orientation is included in the health records of men attending general practice and factors associated with its recording...
  59. doi request reprint Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia
    Joanne Bryant
    Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 35:447-55. 2016
    ..To examine patterns of illicit drug use among Australian Indigenous young people, identify correlates of frequent use separately in urban, regional and remote settings and characterise those who inject...
  60. ncbi request reprint Liver cancer and hepatitis B and C in New South Wales, 1990-2002: a linkage study
    Janaki Amin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:475-82. 2007
    ..We conducted a community-based linkage study to examine the characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma with particular reference to hepatitis B and C infections...
  61. ncbi request reprint Number of risk acts by relationship status and partner serostatus: Findings from the HIM cohort of homosexually active men in Sydney, Australia
    June M Crawford
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Behav 10:325-31. 2006
    ..Patterns of UAI suggest that risk of transmission may be greater with steady partners. Men appear to modify practice according to both the nature of the relationship (steady or casual) and (assumed) serostatus of partner...
  62. pmc Impact of male circumcision on the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea: a country with extensive foreskin cutting practices
    Richard T Gray
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e104531. 2014
    ..However the overall impact is highly dependent on the protective efficacy of existing longitudinal foreskin cutting in preventing HIV. ..
  63. ncbi request reprint The Sydney Declaration: a call to scale up research
    David Cooper
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet 370:7-8. 2007
  64. doi request reprint High HIV Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors Among Female Sexual Partners of Male Injection Drug Users (MWID) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Patrick Nadol
    Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Behav 20:395-404. 2016
    ..Harm-reduction intervention programs that focus on the MWID-FSP couple or directly on the FSPs are required...
  65. ncbi request reprint Transmission of hepatitis C virus by needle-stick injury in community settings
    Paul S Haber
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Discipline of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:1882-5. 2007
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is predominantly transmitted by blood-to-blood contact, typically by sharing of needles by injecting drug users. Discarded needles could act as a vector for transmission of this infection...
  66. pmc A novel point-of-care testing strategy for sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in high-burden settings: results of a feasibility study in Papua New Guinea
    Steven G Badman
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 16:250. 2016
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  67. doi request reprint Attitudes to HIV testing among carers of children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea
    Waridibo E Allison
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:618-21. 2008
    ..To assess the acceptability of voluntary counselling and testing among the carers of children admitted to hospital in Papua New Guinea...
  68. doi request reprint Medicare Benefits Schedule data to monitor influenza immunisation in Australian adults
    Amalie Dyda
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Public Health Res Pract 25:e2541543. 2015
    ..All Australian residents are eligible for Medicare, so we examined the feasibility of using immunisation-specific Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers to monitor and estimate adult influenza immunisation coverage...
  69. doi request reprint HIV transmission law in the age of treatment-as-prevention
    Bridget Haire
    The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Med Ethics 41:982-6. 2015
    ..In jurisdictions where use of a condom has previously mitigated the duty of the person with HIV to disclose to a partner, this might logically also apply to sex that is 'protected' by undetectable viral load. ..
  70. ncbi request reprint Undetectable viral load is associated with sexual risk taking in HIV serodiscordant gay couples in Sydney
    Paul Van de Ven
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    AIDS 19:179-84. 2005
    ..To determine whether reporting that the HIV-positive partner's viral load is undetectable rather than detectable is associated with unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in HIV serodiscordant gay couples...
  71. pmc Changes over calendar time in the risk of specific first AIDS-defining events following HIV seroconversion, adjusting for competing risks
    Abdel Babiker
    Int J Epidemiol 31:951-8. 2002
    ..We wished to evaluate changes over time in the risk of specific AIDS-defining diseases, as first events, using data from individuals with known dates of HIV seroconversion...
  72. ncbi request reprint Sex behind the prison walls
    Tony Butler
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:390. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2001: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Charlie Blumer
    Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Department of Health and Ageing, PO Box 9848, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:1-78. 2003
    ..In addition, this report comments on other important developments in communicable disease control in Australia in 2001...
  74. ncbi request reprint Prisoners are at risk for hepatitis C transmission
    Tony Butler
    Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, Sydney 2036, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:1119-22. 2004
    ..Determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus antibodies among a cohort of prisoners...
  75. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C among intravenous drug users
    Lisa Maher
    Epidemiology 16:423; author reply 424. 2005
  76. ncbi request reprint Willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials among HIV-negative gay men in Sydney, Australia
    Paul Van de Ven
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 16:314-7. 2005
    ..Also, it will be important to ensure that gay men are educated and fully informed about HIV vaccines and trial processes...
  77. ncbi request reprint Estimating the effect of antiretroviral treatment during HIV seroconversion: impact of confounding in observational data
    Mark Clements
    HIV Med 4:332-7. 2003
    ..To assess whether treatment with antiretroviral drugs within the first 3 months of infection with HIV affects medium-term health outcomes...
  78. ncbi request reprint Enhanced case detection for newly acquired hepatitis C infection: epidemiological findings and health service implications
    Rebecca Guy
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:250-6. 2008
    ..Initial results show that injecting drug use continues to be by far the predominant mode of hepatitis C transmission in Victoria...
  79. doi request reprint Gender differences in HIV progression to AIDS and death in industrialized countries: slower disease progression following HIV seroconversion in women
    Inmaculada Jarrin
    National Center of Epidemiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 168:532-40. 2008
    ..74, 95% CI: 0.56, 0.98). Sex differences in HIV disease progression have become larger and statistically significant in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, supporting a stronger impact of health interventions among women...
  80. ncbi request reprint Further evidence of HCV sexual transmission among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: response to Danta et al
    Gail V Matthews
    AIDS 21:2112-3. 2007
  81. ncbi request reprint Effect of transient antiretroviral treatment during acute HIV infection: comparison of the Quest trial results with CASCADE natural history study
    Fiona C Lampe
    Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Antivir Ther 12:189-93. 2007
    ..6 years, and 17.7% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 10.9-27.6) fulfilled the primary endpoint of VL < or =1,000 copies/ml 24 weeks after CART discontinuation...
  82. ncbi request reprint The 2004 Australian prison entrants' blood-borne virus and risk behaviour survey
    Tony Butler
    Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Eastgardens
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:44-50. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of blood-borne viruses and associated risk factors among prison entrants at seven Australian prisons across four States...
  83. ncbi request reprint Measuring effectiveness of needle and syringe exchange programs for prevention of HIV among injecting drug users: Response to Amundsen
    Lisa Maher
    Addiction 101:1834-6. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Australian nuclear industry workers
    Rima R Habib
    Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    J Occup Health 48:358-65. 2006
    ..Findings for cancers of the small intestine were based on small numbers and were likely to be due to chance...
  85. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the first two years of the Australian hepatitis C surveillance strategy
    Jenean Spencer
    Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Population Health Division, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell 26:14-22. 2002
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Mortality rates among nuclear industry workers at Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre
    Rima R Habib
    Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:229-37. 2005
    ..To assess whether workers at Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre (LHSTC) have different levels of mortality from the New South Wales (NSW) and Australian populations...
  87. ncbi request reprint Mortality among prisoners: how accurate is the Australian National Death Index?
    Azar Kariminia
    Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, Suite 302, Westfield Office Towers, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens, New South Wales 2035
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:572-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this research was to evaluate the accuracy of the Australian NDI to ascertain the mortality status of prisoners in New South Wales, Australia...
  88. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure may protect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case-control study
    Ann Maree Hughes
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Cancer 112:865-71. 2004
    ..Increasing evidence that vitamin D may protect against cancer makes UV-mediated synthesis of vitamin D a plausible mechanism whereby sun exposure might protect against NHL...
  89. ncbi request reprint Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cluster in an Australian rural city
    Steven Collins
    Australian National Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Registry and Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Neurol 52:115-8. 2002
    ..However, a more conservative statistical analysis suggests that such a grouping could have arisen by chance in at least one population group of this size when the whole country is taken into consideration...
  90. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with occupational exposure to solvents, metals, organic dusts and PCBs (Australia)
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 16:599-607. 2005
    ..We aimed to use accurate means to assess occupational exposures to solvents, metals, organic dusts and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a case-control study...
  91. ncbi request reprint Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2000. Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Ming Lin
    Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 26:118-203. 2002
    ..In addition this report comments on other important developments in communicable disease control in Australia in 2000...
  92. doi request reprint Changes in the risk of death after HIV seroconversion compared with mortality in the general population
    Krishnan Bhaskaran
    MRC Clinical Trials Unit, 222 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DA, United Kingdom
    JAMA 300:51-9. 2008
    ..Mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals has decreased dramatically in countries with good access to treatment and may now be close to mortality in the general uninfected population...
  93. doi request reprint Establishment of a surveillance system (utilising Midwifes Data Collection Systems) for monitoring the impact of hepatitis B vaccination on the population prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Australia
    Nicholas Wood
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases NCIRS, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:272-5. 2008
    ....
  94. pmc Marked epitope- and allele-specific differences in rates of mutation in human immunodeficiency type 1 (HIV-1) Gag, Pol, and Nef cytotoxic T-lymphocyte epitopes in acute/early HIV-1 infection
    Zabrina L Brumme
    Partners AIDS Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Virol 82:9216-27. 2008
    ..Dramatic differences in escape and reversion rates across codons, genes, and HLA restrictions are observed, highlighting the complexity of viral adaptation to the host immune response...
  95. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Ken K Karipidis
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:663-70. 2007
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind study of gemfibrozil for the treatment of protease inhibitor-associated hypertriglyceridaemia
    John Miller
    From St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS 16:2195-200. 2002
    ..This study aimed to explore the efficacy and safety of gemfibrozil for hypertriglyceridemia in patients with HIV infection...

Research Grants1

  1. Safety/pharmacokinetics of tenofovir & emtricitabine in HIV negative Thai women
    John Kaldor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If not, the safety study will be conducted at the standard therapeutic doses. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..