G Rezza

Summary

Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Markers of response to zidovudine monotherapy among treated HIV seroconverters. Italian Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Antivir Ther 2:167-74. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Human herpesvirus 8 seropositivity and risk of Kaposi's sarcoma and other acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related diseases
    G Rezza
    G Rezza, M Dorrucci, P Pezzotti Centro Operativo AIDS, P Monini, B Ensoli Laboratory of Virology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1468-74. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for human herpesvirus 8 infection in northern Cameroon
    G Rezza
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Sex Transm Dis 27:159-64. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and HHV-8 seroprevalence among homosexual men with known dates of HIV seroconversion. Italian Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 14:1647-53. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of anti-lytic and anti-latent antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 among Italian individuals at risk of sexually and parenterally transmitted infections
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 77:361-5. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence and consequences of pregnancy in women with known duration of HIV infection. Italian Seroconversion Study Group
    M B Alliegro
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro Operativo AIDS, Rome, Italy
    Arch Intern Med 157:2585-90. 1997
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasma viral load concentrations in women and men from different exposure categories and with known duration of HIV infection. I.CO.N.A. Study Group
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:56-62. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases: temporal trends in Italy prior to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapies, 1982-1996
    P Pezzotti
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 28:975-81. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Does HHV-8 have a protective role on the development of HIV encephalopathy? Italian HIV-Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    AIDS and STD Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 53:2032-6. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Response to highly active antiretroviral therapy according to duration of HIV infection
    P Pezzotti
    Reparto AIDS e MST, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:473-9. 2001

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Markers of response to zidovudine monotherapy among treated HIV seroconverters. Italian Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Antivir Ther 2:167-74. 1997
    ..The combined use of these indicators may help to better predict who will respond to zidovudine or to other antiretroviral therapies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Human herpesvirus 8 seropositivity and risk of Kaposi's sarcoma and other acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related diseases
    G Rezza
    G Rezza, M Dorrucci, P Pezzotti Centro Operativo AIDS, P Monini, B Ensoli Laboratory of Virology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1468-74. 1999
    ..Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) has also been implicated in KS. We investigated several factors that may determine the onset of KS, particularly HHV8 infection in individuals after becoming seropositive for HIV...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for human herpesvirus 8 infection in northern Cameroon
    G Rezza
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Sex Transm Dis 27:159-64. 2000
    ..The modes of transmission of HHV-8 are still unclear...
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and HHV-8 seroprevalence among homosexual men with known dates of HIV seroconversion. Italian Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 14:1647-53. 2000
    ..To evaluate temporal trends of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and of the KS-related human herpesvirus (HHV-8) among homosexual men who seroconverted for HIV between 1984 and 1997...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of anti-lytic and anti-latent antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 among Italian individuals at risk of sexually and parenterally transmitted infections
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 77:361-5. 1998
    ..In addition, the presence of HHV-8 antibodies in HIV-negative non-IDU heterosexual contacts and in healthy blood donors is consistent with the high incidence of classic KS in Italy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence and consequences of pregnancy in women with known duration of HIV infection. Italian Seroconversion Study Group
    M B Alliegro
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro Operativo AIDS, Rome, Italy
    Arch Intern Med 157:2585-90. 1997
    ..The increasing incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in women of childbearing age led us to evaluate whether pregnancy affects the natural history of this disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasma viral load concentrations in women and men from different exposure categories and with known duration of HIV infection. I.CO.N.A. Study Group
    G Rezza
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:56-62. 2000
    ..According to recent studies, women have lower plasma HIV RNA concentrations than men. However, these studies did not take into account the duration of HIV infection...
  8. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases: temporal trends in Italy prior to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapies, 1982-1996
    P Pezzotti
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 28:975-81. 1999
    ..To evaluate time trends of the spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases in Italy, 1982-1996...
  9. ncbi request reprint Does HHV-8 have a protective role on the development of HIV encephalopathy? Italian HIV-Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    AIDS and STD Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 53:2032-6. 1999
    ..To evaluate risk factors for HIV encephalopathy and whether Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and coinfection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) protect against this disease in a cohort of HIV seroconverters...
  10. ncbi request reprint Response to highly active antiretroviral therapy according to duration of HIV infection
    P Pezzotti
    Reparto AIDS e MST, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:473-9. 2001
    ..To evaluate whether duration of HIV-1 infection influences the response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  11. ncbi request reprint A seroprevalence study of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV8) in eastern and Central Africa and in the Mediterranean area
    D Serraino
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:871-6. 2001
    ..The high prevalence of HHV8 infection in newborns, children and adolescents in Egypt, in eastern and in Central Africa strongly suggests the existence of transmission modes other than sexual...
  12. ncbi request reprint Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals in clinical practice: are the criteria for initiating and choosing the type of drug regimen based only on immunologic and virologic values?
    P Pezzotti
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Centro Operativo AIDS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:919-26. 2000
    ..To determine factors associated with beginning antiretroviral therapy and with the number of drugs used...
  13. ncbi request reprint Incidence of invasive cervical cancer in a cohort of HIV-seropositive women before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    M Dorrucci
    AIDS and STD Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:377-80. 2001
    ..80--28.24). It remains to be determined whether the continued increase in ICC incidence after the introduction of HAART is attributable to a decreasing competitive mortality from other AIDS-defining diseases among HIV-infected women...
  14. ncbi request reprint High seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 in Egyptian children: evidence of nonsexual transmission
    M Andreoni
    Infectious Diseases Institute, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:465-9. 1999
    ..To evaluate the role of other transmission routes, especially in developing countries, we estimated the seroprevalence of HHV-8 in Egyptian children, who, if seropositive, would have acquired the virus through a nonsexual route...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and correlates of HHV-8/KSHV infection and Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients
    M Andreoni
    Infectious Disease Clinic, Tor Vergata University, S. Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Infect 43:195-9. 2001
    ..However, renal transplant recipients tend to have a higher risk of KS. HHV-8/KSHV reactivation appears to play a greater role on the risk of KS than incident infections...
  16. ncbi request reprint Differential impact of combined antiretroviral therapy on the survival of italian patients with specific AIDS-defining illnesses
    S Conti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:451-8. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether combined antiretroviral therapies had a differential impact on the survival of patients with different AIDS-defining illnesses (ADIs)...
  17. pmc Human herpesvirus-8 and other viral infections, Papua New Guinea
    G Rezza
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:893-5. 2001
    ..Our data suggest that HHV-8 has been endemic on the island for a long time and that the epidemiologic pattern of HHV-8 is more similar to that of herpes simplex virus-2 than hepatitis C virus...
  18. ncbi request reprint Frequency and determinants of use of antiretroviral and prophylactic therapies against Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP) before AIDS diagnosis in Italy
    P A Napoli
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:41-7. 1998
    ..Results were similar for PCP prophylaxis. Lack of awareness of HIV infection, HIV exposure category, and geographical area were the most important factors associated with treatment before AIDS diagnosis...
  19. doi request reprint Circulation of West Nile virus lineage 1 and 2 during an outbreak in Italy
    F Magurano
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Disease, Rome, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:E545-7. 2012
    ..In two case, WNV RNA was detected in urine, suggesting renal involvement. Sequence analysis showed lineage 1 and 2 circulation...
  20. ncbi request reprint HIV infection among foreign transsexual sex workers in Rome: prevalence, behavior patterns, and seroconversion rates
    L Spizzichino
    Unita Operativa AIDS, Azienda Sanitaria Locale Roma E ASL RME, Rome, Italy
    Sex Transm Dis 28:405-11. 2001
    ..The Azienda Sanitaria Locale Roma E (ASL-RME) outpatient clinic is the main reference center in Rome for HIV testing of foreign people...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among adolescents and adults in northern Cameroon
    B Suligoi
    AIDS and STD Unit, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Sex Transm Dis 28:690-3. 2001
    ..A number of surveys have reported a high prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection in south central and east central Africa...
  22. ncbi request reprint Direct comparison of time to AIDS and infectious disease death between HIV seroconverter injection drug users in Italy and the United States: results from the ALIVE and ISS studies. AIDS Link to Intravenous Experiences. Italian Seroconversion Study
    P Pezzotti
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol 20:275-82. 1999
    ..To compare the rate of HIV disease progression in a sample of polydrug injectors (AIDS Link to Intravenous Experiences [ALIVE] study) with that in a sample of predominantly opiate injectors (Italian Seroconversion Study [ISS])...
  23. doi request reprint HIV treatment as prevention: population effect vs. individual protection?
    G Ippolito
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ig 25:93-7. 2013
    ..In particular, post-exposure prophylaxis may be used in selected cases, whereas PrEP appears to be a highly costly method with limited public-health potential and possible safety concerns...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clearance of human herpesvirus 8 from blood and regression of leukopenia-associated aggressive classic Kaposi's sarcoma during interferon-alpha therapy: a case report
    P Monini
    Laboratory of Virology, , Rome, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 33:1782-5. 2001
    ..These results suggest a direct relationship between HHV-8 clearance from blood and regression of Kaposi's sarcoma and are consistent with the in vitro inhibitory effects of interferon-alpha on HHV-8 infection...
  25. doi request reprint Cancer cohort consortium approach: cancer epidemiology in immunosuppressed groups
    Diego Serraino
    Virology Section, University Campus Bio Medico, Spallanzani Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Methods Mol Biol 471:409-19. 2009
    ..In this chapter, the use of this methodologic approach in southern Europe is illustrated and limitations are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Molecular surveillance of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) viruses circulating in Italy from May 2009 to February 2010: association between haemagglutinin mutations and clinical outcome
    S Puzelli
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità ISS, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 15:. 2010
    ..6%) and severe cases (38.4%). A cluster of D222E viruses among school children confirms reported human-to-human transmission of viruses mutated at amino acid position 222...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between HIV-1 infection and miscarriage: a retrospective study. DIANAIDS Collaborative Study Group. Diagnosi Iniziale Anomalie Neoplastiche AIDS
    C D'Ubaldo
    Centro di Riferimento AIDS Servizio di Epidemiologia delle Malattie Infettive, Istituto di Ricoveroe Cura a Carrattere Scientifico Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 12:1087-93. 1998
    ..To determine the role of HIV-1 infection on miscarriage, we compared the obstetric histories of a cohort of HIV-1-infected and uninfected Italian women...
  28. doi request reprint Non-B HIV type 1 subtypes among men who have sex with men in Rome, Italy
    M Giuliani
    Reparto epidemiologia, Dipartimento Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie e Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:157-64. 2009
    ..The data show that viral diversity is likely increasing in a population group that had been previously characterized by the circulation of HIV-1 subtype B...
  29. ncbi request reprint Demographic indicators and risk of infection with human herpesvirus type 8 in Central Italy
    C Valdarchi
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Infection 35:22-5. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Cervicovaginal shedding of TT virus in HIV-infected women
    S Calcaterra
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    J Hum Virol 4:343-5. 2001
    ..0%) than HPV-negative women (p = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: TT virus excretion in the female genital tract of human immunodeficiency virus-infected women is common, further supporting sexual transmission of this virus...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological surveillance of West Nile neuroinvasive diseases in Italy, 2008 to 2011
    C Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 17:. 2012
    ..Integrated human, entomological and animal surveillance for West Nile virus is a public health priority in Italy and will be maintained during 2012...
  32. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus transmission with human cases in Italy, August - September 2009
    C Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 14:. 2009
    ..The number of cases is higher compared with last year when nine cases were identified (eight cases of WNND and one case of West Nile fever) and the geographical distribution indicates spread from east to west...
  33. ncbi request reprint Continuous increase in HIV-1 incidence after the year 2000 among men who have sex with men in Rome: insights from a 25-year retrospective cohort study
    M Giuliani
    STI HIV Unit, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 19:20969. 2014
    ..45; 95% CI: 0.28–0.71). The HIV epidemic in MSM living in Rome continues to expand. Targeted prevention programmes against sexually transmitted infections to enhance knowledge transfer and behavioural skills are urgently required...
  34. doi request reprint Few Italian drug users undergo HIV testing
    L Camoni
    Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie e Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Behav 15:711-7. 2011
    ..Among non-injectors, an association was found for foreign nationality and not having been treated at other facilities. The results stress the need to facilitate access to testing...
  35. ncbi request reprint Infection with chikungunya virus in Italy: an outbreak in a temperate region
    G Rezza
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Lancet 370:1840-6. 2007
    ..Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), which is transmitted by Aedes spp mosquitoes, has recently caused several outbreaks on islands in the Indian Ocean and on the Indian subcontinent. We report on an outbreak in Italy...
  36. doi request reprint Dental hygienists behaviour towards HIV-positive patients in highly active antiretroviral therapy era: a pilot survey
    M Giuliani
    School of Dentistry, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Dent Hyg 9:204-10. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess hygienists' attitude when treating HIV-infected individuals in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Human herpesvirus 8 and human herpesvirus 2 infections in prison population
    L Sarmati
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Med Virol 79:167-73. 2007
    ..004). A relatively high seroprevalence of HHV-8 and HSV-2 among Italian prison inmates was found. The association of HHV-8 and HSV-2 infections suggest sexual transmission of these viruses among Italian prison inmates...
  38. doi request reprint Prevalence of antibodies to phleboviruses and flaviviruses in Peja, Kosovo
    G Venturi
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1180-2. 2011
    ..Positive results were obtained for the phleboviruses TOSV and SFNV, and for a flavivirus of the Japanese Encephalitis group. No positive results for TBEV were observed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Probable autochthonous introduced malaria cases in Italy in 2009-2011 and the risk of local vector-borne transmission
    R Romi
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 17:. 2012
    ..Sporadic P. vivax cases transmitted by indigenous vectors may be considered possible in some areas of the country where vector abundance and environmental conditions are favourable to malaria transmission...
  40. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Florence, Italy, May to June 2013
    S Puzelli
    National Influenza Centre, Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 18:. 2013
    ..Two secondary cases were identified through contact tracing, among family members and colleagues who had not previously travelled abroad. Both secondary cases developed mild illness. All three patients recovered fully...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of IgM and IgG antibodies to West Nile virus among blood donors in an affected area of north-eastern Italy, summer 2009
    P Pezzotti
    Lazio Sanita Agenzia di Sanita Pubblica Public Health Agency, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 16:. 2011
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Human Rickettsia aeschlimannii infection: first case with acute hepatitis and review of the literature
    A Tosoni
    Department of Medical Sciences, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 20:2630-3. 2016
    ..Clinical features often differ greatly from each other, but non-severe liver involvement is frequently observed during any rickettsial infection...
  43. ncbi request reprint Amino acid changes in the attachment G glycoprotein of human respiratory syncytial viruses (subgroup A) isolated in Italy over several epidemics (1997-2006)
    S Montieri
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Med Virol 79:1935-42. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Increasing proportion of late testers among AIDS cases in Italy, 1996-2002
    B Longo
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Care 17:834-41. 2005
    ..In conclusion, late testing results in missed opportunities for preventing and treating HIV infection, leading to an increased risk of developing preventable opportunistic infections and death...