Osamah Hamouda

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of HIV infections in Germany]
    O Hamouda
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:399-411. 2007
  2. pmc Increase in transmitted resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections in Europe
    Dineke Frentz
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 14:407. 2014
  3. pmc Tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS in the German ClinSurv HIV Cohort: long-term incidence and risk factors
    Basel Karo
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestr, 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 14:148. 2014
  4. doi request reprint [Epidemiological developments of selected sexually transmitted infections in Germany]
    O Hamouda
    Fachgebiet HIV AIDS und andere sexuell oder durch Blut übertragbare Infektionen, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, 13302, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:1600-8. 2013
  5. pmc Limited cross-border infections in patients newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe
    Dineke Frentz
    Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Retrovirology 10:36. 2013
  6. pmc HIV-1 subtype distribution and its demographic determinants in newly diagnosed patients in Europe suggest highly compartmentalized epidemics
    Ana B Abecasis
    Unidade de Saúde Pública Internacional e Bioestatística, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Retrovirology 10:7. 2013
  7. pmc Treatment-associated polymorphisms in protease are significantly associated with higher viral load and lower CD4 count in newly diagnosed drug-naive HIV-1 infected patients
    Kristof Theys
    Rega Institute for Medical Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Retrovirology 9:81. 2012
  8. pmc The risk of AIDS-defining events is decreasing over time in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort
    Mathias Altmann
    Dept Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Division 34 HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin D 13086, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:94. 2012
  9. pmc Tracing the HIV-1 subtype B mobility in Europe: a phylogeographic approach
    Dimitrios Paraskevis
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Minderbroederstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Retrovirology 6:49. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint [The role of the Federal Government in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Organizational structures, responsibilities and duties--an overview]
    O Hamouda
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:963-70. 2005

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of HIV infections in Germany]
    O Hamouda
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:399-411. 2007
    ..An improvement of the epidemiological surveillance for "indicator" STIs in combination with the assessment of risk behaviours in high risk groups would be desirable steps towards a second generation surveillance in Germany...
  2. pmc Increase in transmitted resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections in Europe
    Dineke Frentz
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 14:407. 2014
    ..One out of ten newly diagnosed patients in Europe was infected with a virus carrying a drug resistant mutation. We analysed the patterns over time for transmitted drug resistance mutations (TDRM) using data from the European Spread program...
  3. pmc Tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS in the German ClinSurv HIV Cohort: long-term incidence and risk factors
    Basel Karo
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestr, 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 14:148. 2014
    ..In this study, we aimed to determine the long-term incidence density rate (IDR) of TB and risk factors among PLWHA in relation to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)-status...
  4. doi request reprint [Epidemiological developments of selected sexually transmitted infections in Germany]
    O Hamouda
    Fachgebiet HIV AIDS und andere sexuell oder durch Blut übertragbare Infektionen, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, 13302, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:1600-8. 2013
    ..Sustainable containment of new HIV infections must, therefore, be accompanied by both containment of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and use of public prevention messages for HIV/STI. ..
  5. pmc Limited cross-border infections in patients newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe
    Dineke Frentz
    Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Retrovirology 10:36. 2013
    ..In this study, phylogenetic associations among HIV of newly diagnosed patients were determined across Europe...
  6. pmc HIV-1 subtype distribution and its demographic determinants in newly diagnosed patients in Europe suggest highly compartmentalized epidemics
    Ana B Abecasis
    Unidade de Saúde Pública Internacional e Bioestatística, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Retrovirology 10:7. 2013
    ..Sequence variation may affect antiviral drug resistance development, disease progression, evolutionary rates and transmission routes...
  7. pmc Treatment-associated polymorphisms in protease are significantly associated with higher viral load and lower CD4 count in newly diagnosed drug-naive HIV-1 infected patients
    Kristof Theys
    Rega Institute for Medical Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Retrovirology 9:81. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc The risk of AIDS-defining events is decreasing over time in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort
    Mathias Altmann
    Dept Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Division 34 HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin D 13086, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:94. 2012
    ..Our study aims to investigate survival improvements and changes in AIDS risk over calendar periods in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort...
  9. pmc Tracing the HIV-1 subtype B mobility in Europe: a phylogeographic approach
    Dimitrios Paraskevis
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Minderbroederstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Retrovirology 6:49. 2009
    ..However the spatial diffusion of the epidemic from the perspective of the virus has not previously been traced...
  10. ncbi request reprint [The role of the Federal Government in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Organizational structures, responsibilities and duties--an overview]
    O Hamouda
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:963-70. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint [Syphilis on the march. New reporting requirements]
    O Hamouda
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Hautarzt 56:124-32. 2005
    ..In order to accumulate accurate data and plan effective prevention strategies, it is essential that all physicians comply with the new regulations...
  12. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS surveillance in Germany
    Osamah Hamouda
    Robert Koch Institute Infektionsepidemiologie Stresemannstr, Berlin, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:S49-54. 2003
    ..The average prevalence of HIV seropositivity from 1993 to 1997 among women bearing children was 0.57 per 1000 in Berlin and 0.14 per 1000 in Lower Saxony...
  13. pmc Major outbreak of hepatitis A associated with orange juice among tourists, Egypt, 2004
    Christina Frank
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:156-8. 2007
    ..The case-control study identified orange juice as the most likely infection vehicle. Vaccination against hepatitis A virus is strongly recommended before travel to disease-endemic areas...
  14. doi request reprint A frequent functional toll-like receptor 7 polymorphism is associated with accelerated HIV-1 disease progression
    Djin Ye Oh
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    AIDS 23:297-307. 2009
    ..TLR7 recognizes RNA of various viruses including HIV. The objective of this study was to examine the influence of individual genetic variations of TLR7 on the susceptibility to and progression of HIV disease...
  15. pmc High variability of HIV and HCV seroprevalence and risk behaviours among people who inject drugs: results from a cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling in eight German cities (2011-14)
    Benjamin Wenz
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Division for HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 16:927. 2016
    ..We also evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of RDS for recruiting PWID in the study cities...
  16. pmc The denominator problem: estimating MSM-specific incidence of sexually transmitted infections and prevalence of HIV using population sizes of MSM derived from Internet surveys
    Ulrich Marcus
    Robert Koch Institute, Dept Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:181. 2009
    ..Community sample- and study-based measurements are often fraught with participation biases and do not allow generalization of the results for other regions or the whole population group of MSM...
  17. ncbi request reprint [HIV, HCV, HBV and syphilis infections among blood donors in Germany 2005. Report from the Robert Koch Institute in accordance with Article 22 of the Transfusion Act]
    R Offergeld
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:1221-31. 2007
    ..The latter has to be monitored carefully and possible causes need to be evaluated...
  18. ncbi request reprint Syphilis surveillance and trends of the syphilis epidemic in Germany since the mid-90s
    U Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 9:11-4. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Syphilis in Germany, 2004: diagnoses increasing, particularly in smaller cities and rural areas
    Ulrich Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050728.3. 2005
  20. pmc HIV-prevalence in tuberculosis patients in Germany, 2002-2009: an estimation based on HIV and tuberculosis surveillance data
    Lena Fiebig
    Respiratory Infections Unit, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e49111. 2012
    ..Our estimation approach is valuable for epidemiological monitoring of HIV/TB within the current legal frameworks...
  21. pmc Viral hepatitis in Germany: poor vaccination coverage and little knowledge about transmission in target groups
    Karl Schenkel
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:132. 2008
    ..Little is known about knowledge about viral hepatitis and attitudes toward hepatitis B vaccination-factors likely to influence vaccine uptake...
  22. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C and hepatitis B infections among blood donors in Germany 2000-2002: risk of virus transmission and the impact of nucleic acid amplification testing
    R Offergeld
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:8-11. 2005
    ..This demonstrates that NAT testing can further reduce the already very small risk of infectious donations entering the blood supply...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inferring HIV-1 Transmission Dynamics in Germany From Recently Transmitted Viruses
    Kaveh Pouran Yousef
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Systems Pharmacology and Disease Control, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany Department of Infectious Diseases, FG18 HIV and Other Retroviruses, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany Department of Hazardous Substances and Biological Agents, Biological Agents, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Berlin, Germany Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, FG34 HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany and Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 73:356-363. 2016
    ..However, their effective implementation requires a profound understanding of the underlying transmission dynamics...
  24. pmc High Prevalence and High Incidence of Coinfection with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis and Low Rate of Effective Vaccination against Hepatitis B in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men with Known Date of HIV Seroconversion in Germany
    Klaus Jansen
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0142515. 2015
    ..HIV infection and these coinfections accelerate disease progression reciprocally. This study evaluated the prevalence and incidence of these coinfections in HIV1-positive MSM in Germany...
  25. pmc Assessment of ambiguous base calls in HIV-1 pol population sequences as a biomarker for identification of recent infections in HIV-1 incidence studies
    Karolin Meixenberger
    HIV and Other Retroviruses, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2977-83. 2014
    ..3%, P = 0.786). In conclusion, the SAM and the multianalyte algorithm including SAM were inferior to the BED-CEIA, and the proportion of sequence ambiguities is therefore not a preferable biomarker for HIV-1 incidence testing. ..
  26. pmc Improved testing of recent HIV-1 infections with the BioRad avidity assay compared to the limiting antigen avidity assay and BED Capture enzyme immunoassay: evaluation using reference sample panels from the German Seroconverter Cohort
    Andrea Hauser
    Division of HIV and Other Retroviruses, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e98038. 2014
    ....
  27. pmc Estimating the regional distribution of men who have sex with men (MSM) based on Internet surveys
    Ulrich Marcus
    Robert Koch Institute, Dept Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:180. 2009
    ..We explored the use of the proportional regional distribution of participants of large internet-based surveys among MSM from Germany to estimate the regional distribution of MSM in Germany...
  28. pmc Prevalence of transmitted drug resistance and impact of transmitted resistance on treatment success in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort
    Barbara Bartmeyer
    HIV AIDS, STD Unit, Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e12718. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to analyse the prevalence of transmitted drug resistance, TDR, and the impact of TDR on treatment success in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort...
  29. ncbi request reprint Large outbreak of hepatitis A in tourists staying at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, 2004--orange juice implicated
    Christinia Frank
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050609.2. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence increasing in MSM in Germany: factors influencing infection dynamics
    U Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:157-60. 2006
    ....
  31. pmc First line treatment response in patients with transmitted HIV drug resistance and well defined time point of HIV infection: updated results from the German HIV-1 seroconverter study
    Fabia Zu Knyphausen
    Department of Nephrology, Charite, University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e95956. 2014
    ..An update of the prevalence of TDR and trend over time was performed...
  32. pmc Highly variable use of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infections-results of a nationwide survey, Germany 2005
    Andreas Gilsdorf
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:98. 2010
    ....
  33. pmc Communicable diseases prioritized for surveillance and epidemiological research: results of a standardized prioritization procedure in Germany, 2011
    Yanina Balabanova
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e25691. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc CCR5Delta32 genotypes in a German HIV-1 seroconverter cohort and report of HIV-1 infection in a CCR5Delta32 homozygous individual
    Djin Ye Oh
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e2747. 2008
    ..Homozygosity (Delta32/Delta32) for the 32 bp deletion in the chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) gene is associated with strong resistance against HIV infection. Heterozygosity is associated with protection of HIV-1 disease progression...
  35. ncbi request reprint Successful termination of a furunculosis outbreak due to lukS-lukF-positive, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a German village by stringent decolonization, 2002-2005
    Miriam Wiese-Posselt
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 44:e88-95. 2007
    ..Generally applicable strategies for the control of community outbreaks of furunculosis have not been defined...
  36. doi request reprint HIV serosorting among HIV-positive men who have sex with men is associated with increased self-reported incidence of bacterial sexually transmissible infections
    Ulrich Marcus
    Robert Koch Institute, Post box 650261, 13302 Berlin, Germany
    Sex Health 8:184-93. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint [Infection epidemiological data among blood donors in Germany 2003-2004. Report of the Robert Koch Institute in accordance with Article 22 of the Transfusion Act]
    R Offergeld
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:1273-87. 2005
    ..Still, some problems remain with the differentiation of the data according to sex, age and interdonation interval as well as reporting by individual blood donation centres as required by the Transfusion Act...
  38. ncbi request reprint [First evaluation of the surveillance systems of notifiable diseases under the infectious disease control law in Germany]
    G Krause
    Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Seestr 10, 13353 Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 65:S8-12. 2003
    ..After more than one year of its existence, we investigated the success of the implementation of the new surveillance system with the aim to identify possibilities for further improvement...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of chlamydial infections]
    V Bremer
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, 13353, Seestrasse 10, Berlin, Germany
    Hautarzt 58:18-23. 2007
    ..4% of women. A total of 16.1% men and 38.6% women reportedly "always" used condoms with others than their permanent partner. The awareness of chlamydia infections needs to be improved among physicians, patients and the general population...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Hepatitis B and C risk factors in Germany--results of the national surveillance]
    J Walter
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 67:441-7. 2005
    ..Measures to prevent hepatitis C have to focus on intravenous drug users and clearly have to be intensified...
  41. pmc Building a sentinel surveillance system for sexually transmitted infections in Germany, 2003
    V Bremer
    Robert Koch Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Sex Transm Infect 81:173-9. 2005
    ..Since 2001, only syphilis and HIV are notifiable in Germany. A sentinel surveillance system has been set up to assess the occurrence and trends of STIs and identify risk groups...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) in former East and West Germany, 1997-1998
    W Hellenbrand
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestrasse 10, 35133 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:131-5. 2005
    ..Differences in HSV-2 seroprevalence between FEG and FWG suggest differences in sexual behaviour that warrant further investigation...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Report of the Robert Koch Institute according to Article 22 of the Transfusion Act for the years 2001 and 2002]
    R Offergeld
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:1216-29. 2004
    ..Still, some problems remained with the differentiation of the data according to sex, age and interval between donations and the reporting by individual blood donation centres as required by the Transfusion Act...
  44. ncbi request reprint Shigellosis - a re-emerging sexually transmitted infection: outbreak in men having sex with men in Berlin
    U Marcus
    Center of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Int J STD AIDS 15:533-7. 2004
    ..Awareness among practitioners and among MSM about the risk of sexual transmission of orally transmitted agents needs to be raised...
  45. pmc Relation between the HIV and the re-emerging syphilis epidemic among MSM in Germany: an analysis based on anonymous surveillance data
    U Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Sex Transm Infect 81:456-7. 2005
    ..In this group the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections increased about 30% compared to 2002. Since the late 1990s syphilis infections among MSM also increased in Germany, concentrated in larger cities...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Current developments in syphilis. Prevention]
    U Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Hautarzt 54:1125-30. 2003
  47. doi request reprint [Epidemiological data on infections among blood donors in Germany 2007]
    R Offergeld
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, DGZ Ring 1, 13086, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:1188-96. 2010
    ..6 for HBV, and 1.7 for syphilis. The analysis showed a very low incidence of HIV, HBV, and syphilis with marginal changes compared to previous years. The prevalence and incidence of HCV among blood donors was once again declining...
  48. pmc How can infectious diseases be prioritized in public health? A standardized prioritization scheme for discussion
    Gerard Krause
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany
    EMBO Rep 9:S22-7. 2008
  49. doi request reprint [HIV, HCV, HBV and syphilis infections among blood donors in Germany 2006. Report from the Robert Koch Institute in accordance with Article 22 of the Transfusion Act]
    Levke Willand
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:902-14. 2008
    ..7 for HBV and 1.6 for syphilis. The analysis showed a very low incidence of HIV, HBV und syphilis with marginal changes compared to previous years. The prevalence and incidence of HCV among blood donors was once again declining...
  50. doi request reprint [Demography and donation frequencies of blood and plasma donor populations in Germany]
    Sabine Ritter
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:915-25. 2008
    ..The data presented may serve as reference for assessing the consequences of measures that affect the number of donors and/or donations (for example changing deferral criteria) in Germany...
  51. ncbi request reprint Lymphogranuloma venereum emerging in men who have sex with men in Germany
    V Bremer
    Robert Koch Institut, Dept for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:152-4. 2006
    ..Clinicians and MSM may not be sufficiently aware of the disease, and existing efforts to promote awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted infections and HIV need to be strengthened...
  52. ncbi request reprint Impact of transmission of drug-resistant HIV on the course of infection and the treatment success. Data from the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Study
    G Poggensee
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    HIV Med 8:511-9. 2007
    ..Data on the clinical course of infection in patients with transmitted drug-resistant HIV before and after initiation of treatment are scarce...
  53. doi request reprint Implications of and perspectives on HIV surveillance using a serological method to measure recent HIV infections in newly diagnosed individuals: results from a pilot study in Berlin, Germany, in 2005-2007
    J Bätzing-Feigenbaum
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, HIV AIDS and STI Unit, Berlin, Germany
    HIV Med 10:209-18. 2009
    ..This cross-sectional study was designed to pilot the analysis of clinical data, knowledge about and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, and prevention and risk behaviour in persons recently infected with HIV...
  54. pmc Determinants of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention needs among African migrants in Germany; a cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices
    Claudia Santos-Hövener
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Division for HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Seestr 10, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 15:753. 2015
    ..There is limited information on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices (KABP) regarding sexual health in African communities residing in Germany...
  55. pmc Conversation about Serostatus decreases risk of acquiring HIV: results from a case control study comparing MSM with recent HIV infection and HIV negative controls
    Claudia Santos-Hövener
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections Unit, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 14:453. 2014
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infections among children and adolescents in Germany: migration background as a risk factor in a low seroprevalence population
    Wei Cai
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:19-24. 2011
    ..We estimated seroprevalence of HB infection and assessed determinants for HB infection among children and adolescents in Germany from a representative population sample...
  57. ncbi request reprint Frequency of genotypic and phenotypic drug-resistant HIV-1 among therapy-naive patients of the German Seroconverter Study
    S Duwe
    Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:266-73. 2001
    ....
  58. pmc STI tests and proportion of positive tests in female sex workers attending local public health departments in Germany in 2010/11
    Viviane Bremer
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Unit for HIV AIDS, STI and Bloodborne Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 16:1175. 2016
    ....
  59. pmc A multicentre sero-behavioural survey for hepatitis B and C, HIV and HTLV among people who inject drugs in Germany using respondent driven sampling
    Ruth Zimmermann
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Division for HIV AIDS, STI and Blood borne Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 14:845. 2014
    ..An interventional part of the study is intended to prove feasibility and acceptance of testing and counselling in low-threshold drop-in settings...
  60. ncbi request reprint Understanding recent increases in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections in men having sex with men: changes in risk behavior from risk avoidance to risk reduction
    Ulrich Marcus
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Sex Transm Dis 33:11-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to explore risk behavior and routes of transmission in men having sex with men (MSM) with newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  61. doi request reprint Epidemic profile of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany
    Christina Frank
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1771-80. 2011
    ..The consumption of sprouts was identified as the most likely vehicle of infection...
  62. ncbi request reprint The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Germany
    A Ammon
    Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 6:43-5. 2001
    ..The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research funded the costs of a senior epidemiologist who was seconded from the CDC to help initiate this programme...
  63. doi request reprint Contamination during production of heater-cooler units by Mycobacterium chimaera potential cause for invasive cardiovascular infections: results of an outbreak investigation in Germany, April 2015 to February 2016
    Sebastian Haller
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 21:. 2016
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination coverage in adults belonging to defined target groups, Germany, 2003/2004
    Miriam Wiese-Posselt
    Robert Koch Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Vaccine 24:2560-6. 2006
    ..Physicians have an important role and should be targeted for campaigns to offer the vaccination more frequently in particular to persons belonging to target groups...
  65. ncbi request reprint Risk and clearance of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus infection in homosexual men: A longitudinal study
    K Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 59:303-6. 1999
    ..A loss of E2 antibodies was observed at a rate of 1.5 per 100 person-years. It was higher among HIV-infected individuals. Chronic GBV-C/HGV infection was not associated with clinical or biochemical evidence of liver disease...
  66. doi request reprint A functional toll-like receptor 8 variant is associated with HIV disease restriction
    D Y Oh
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 198:701-9. 2008
    ..Presently, very little is known about the influence of TLR8 genetic variation on susceptibility to and progression of HIV disease...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Syphilis. Guideline of the German Sexually Transmitted Diseases Society fo diagnosis and therapy of syphilis]
    Helmut Schöfer
    Zentrum der Dermatologie und Venerologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Theodor Stern Kai 7, D 60596 Frankfurt M
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 4:160-77. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of drug-resistant HIV-1 variants in untreated individuals in Europe: implications for clinical management
    Annemarie M J Wensing
    Eijkman Winkler Institute, Department of Virology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 192:958-66. 2005
    ..Widespread transmission of drug-resistant variants has the disturbing potential of limiting future therapy options and affecting the efficacy of postexposure prophylaxis...
  72. pmc Comparison of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1-specific immunoglobulin G capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the avidity index method for identification of recent HIV infections
    Stephan Loschen
    Project HIV Variability and Molecular Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 46:341-5. 2008
    ..The results from the two tests were similar (sensitivity of 80% versus 74% [P = 0.53]; specificity of 86% versus 82% [P = 0.67])...
  73. doi request reprint Imiquimod leads to a decrease of human papillomavirus DNA and to a sustained clearance of anal intraepithelial neoplasia in HIV-infected men
    Alexander Kreuter
    1Department of Dermatology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:2078-83. 2008
    ..However, new AIN lesions associated with previously undetected HPV types frequently occur in untreated areas...