Affiliation: San Francisco General Hospital
- Healthy Penis: San Francisco's social marketing campaign to increase syphilis testing among gay and bisexual menKatherine Ahrens
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America
PLoS Med 3:e474. 2006
- HIV partner notification outcomes for HIV-infected patients by duration of infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006Katherine Ahrens
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:479-84. 2007....
- Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006-2007Nicola M Zetola
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
BMC Public Health 9:17. 2009..Here, we report the usefulness of routine monitoring of CD4 T cell counts and plasma HIV viral load as measures of entry into care after HIV diagnosis...
- Indicators of use of methamphetamine and other substances among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2003-2006Jason Vaudrey
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 90:97-100. 2007..S. and around the world. Recent efforts by local organizations in San Francisco have specifically targeted methamphetamine use in this population...
- Limited knowledge and use of HIV post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis among gay and bisexual menAlbert Y Liu
Department of Medicine, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:241-7. 2008..Media reports have suggested substantial levels of community PrEP use despite its unproven effectiveness...
- The acceptability and feasibility of the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project, a community-based contingency management methamphetamine treatment program for gay and bisexual men in San FranciscoFrank V Strona
SFDPH STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
J Psychoactive Drugs . 2006..Further evaluation of the limited data from three- and six-month follow-up of those who completed PROP is currently ongoing...
- Evaluation of a new point-of-care serologic assay for herpes simplex virus type 2 infectionSusan S Philip
Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California 94103, USA
Clin Infect Dis 47:e79-82. 2008..1, the rapid test was found to have a sensitivity of 97%, a specificity of 98%, a positive predictive value of 92%, and a negative predictive value of 99%. Increasing the cutoff index value to 3.5 increased the test sensitivity to 100%...
- Molecular epidemiology of syphilis--San Francisco, 2004-2007Kenneth A Katz
STD Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 92110, USA
Sex Transm Dis 37:660-3. 2010..Of 69 specimens, 52 (75%) were subtype 14d9. Single subtype predominance might reflect a closely linked sexual network in SF...
- Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San FranciscoNicholas J Moss
STD Prevention and Control Services Dept, Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
BMC Infect Dis 7:113. 2007..Young women receiving family planning services are at risk for both unintended pregnancy and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection...
- The use and performance of oral-throat rinses to detect pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infectionsJohn R Papp
CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:259-64. 2007..Study participants found oral-throat rinses acceptable, preferable, and feasible when compared with pharyngeal swabs. Further study is needed to investigate discordant results and improve the sensitivity of oral-throat rinses...
- High prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infection in men who have sex with men with newly diagnosed HIV infection: an opportunity for same-day presumptive treatmentKatherine C Scott
San Francisco Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention Services San Francisco, CA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:109-12. 2008..Positive point-of-care HIV test results might be used to identify and provide presumptive treatment to patients who are likely to be coinfected with gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT)...