Cynthia Firnhaber

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Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Metabolic and anthropometric parameters contribute to ART-mediated CD4+ T cell recovery in HIV-1-infected individuals: an observational study
    Livio Azzoni
    HIV 1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:37. 2011
  2. pmc Association between HIV replication and serum leptin levels: an observational study of a cohort of HIV-1-infected South African women
    Livio Azzoni
    The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:33. 2010
  3. pmc The prevalence of hepatitis B co-infection in a South African urban government HIV clinic
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    S Afr Med J 98:541-4. 2008
  4. pmc Comparisons of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia at initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Postnet suite 176, Private Bag X2600, Johannesburg 2041, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e1088-92. 2010
  5. pmc Association between cervical dysplasia and human papillomavirus in HIV seropositive women from Johannesburg South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cancer Causes Control 21:433-43. 2010
  6. pmc Diverse and high prevalence of human papillomavirus associated with a significant high rate of cervical dysplasia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Acta Cytol 53:10-7. 2009
  7. pmc Occult hepatitis B virus infection in patients with isolated core antibody and HIV co-infection in an urban clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 13:488-92. 2009
  8. pmc Prospective One Year Follow Up of HIV Infected Women Screened for Cervical Cancer Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid, Cytology and Human Papillomavirus Testing in Johannesburg South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0144905. 2016
  9. pmc Highly active antiretroviral therapy and cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive women in South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Faculty of Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 15:17382. 2012
  10. pmc Evaluation of a cervicography-based program to ensure quality of visual inspection of the cervix in HIV-infected women in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and 2Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa 3Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 4Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute of Communicable Diseases National Health Laboratory Service and 5University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 19:7-11. 2015

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Publications16

  1. pmc Metabolic and anthropometric parameters contribute to ART-mediated CD4+ T cell recovery in HIV-1-infected individuals: an observational study
    Livio Azzoni
    HIV 1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:37. 2011
    ..We sought to determine if adiposity and molecules associated with lipid metabolism may affect the response to ART and the degree of subsequent immune reconstitution, and to assess their ability to predict CD4 recovery...
  2. pmc Association between HIV replication and serum leptin levels: an observational study of a cohort of HIV-1-infected South African women
    Livio Azzoni
    The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:33. 2010
    ..Advanced HIV infection can result in lipoatrophy and wasting, even in the absence of ongoing opportunistic infections, suggesting that HIV may directly affect adipose tissue amount and distribution...
  3. pmc The prevalence of hepatitis B co-infection in a South African urban government HIV clinic
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    S Afr Med J 98:541-4. 2008
    ..Co-infection with hepatitis B and HIV can influence antiretroviral treatment and prognosis of both diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B/HIV coinfection...
  4. pmc Comparisons of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia at initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Postnet suite 176, Private Bag X2600, Johannesburg 2041, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e1088-92. 2010
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  5. pmc Association between cervical dysplasia and human papillomavirus in HIV seropositive women from Johannesburg South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cancer Causes Control 21:433-43. 2010
    ..To examine the association between CD4 counts, HPV infection and the risk of cervical neoplasia among HIV-seropositive women...
  6. pmc Diverse and high prevalence of human papillomavirus associated with a significant high rate of cervical dysplasia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Acta Cytol 53:10-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the epidemiology of the human papillomavirus (HPV) type and correlate it with the Papanicolaou smears in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive women in Johannesburg, South Africa...
  7. pmc Occult hepatitis B virus infection in patients with isolated core antibody and HIV co-infection in an urban clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Infect Dis 13:488-92. 2009
    ..However, sensitive molecular techniques for detecting HBV DNA in serum can detect occult HBV infection. We report the first observational prospective study of occult HBV infection in HIV-positive people in South Africa...
  8. pmc Prospective One Year Follow Up of HIV Infected Women Screened for Cervical Cancer Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid, Cytology and Human Papillomavirus Testing in Johannesburg South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0144905. 2016
    ..Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are little of HIV-infected women one-year after screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), HPV or cytology in sub-Saharan Africa...
  9. pmc Highly active antiretroviral therapy and cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive women in South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Faculty of Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, Clinical HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 15:17382. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of HAART on the incidence and progression of SIL in HIV-positive women in South Africa...
  10. pmc Evaluation of a cervicography-based program to ensure quality of visual inspection of the cervix in HIV-infected women in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and 2Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa 3Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 4Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute of Communicable Diseases National Health Laboratory Service and 5University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 19:7-11. 2015
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  11. pmc Validation of cervical cancer screening methods in HIV positive women from Johannesburg South Africa
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Faculty of Health Science Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e53494. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccines: where do they fit in HIV-infected individuals?
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 9:278-86. 2012
    ..Future studies should examine the role of HPV vaccination for older HIV-infected adults who likely have ongoing HPV infection...
  13. pmc Atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial (ASC-H) in HIV-positive women
    Pam Michelow
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cytojournal 7:8. 2010
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  14. pmc Randomized trial of time-limited interruptions of protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) vs. continuous therapy for HIV-1 infection
    Cynthia Firnhaber
    Clinical HIV Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e21450. 2011
    ..The clinical outcomes of short interruptions of PI-based ART regimens remains undefined...
  15. pmc Characterizing breast conditions at an open-access breast clinic in South Africa: a model that is more than cancer care for a resource-limited setting
    Sarah Rayne
    Helen Joseph Breast Care Clinic, Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 17:63. 2017
    ..This study presents the variety of breast disease managed at a government, open-access breast clinic in South Africa...
  16. pmc Effect of trichomoniasis therapy on genital HIV viral burden among African women
    Brenna L Anderson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:638-42. 2012
    ..Our objective was to test the hypothesis that treatment for trichomoniasis among HIV-infected women not taking antiretrovirals in South Africa would be associated with decreased HIV genital shedding...