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Publications on Syphilis/HIV

2010 & earlier


Bristow CC, Klausner JD, Tran A. Clinical Test Performace of a Rapid Point-of-Care Syphilis Treponemal Antibody Test: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. July 2020. (click to view)

Smullin CP, Green H, Peters R, Nyemba D, Qayiya U, Myer L, Klausner J, Joseph Davey D. Prevalence and incidence of Mycoplasma genitalum in a cohort of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 13 Jan 2020. (click to view)

Wong KYK, Klausner JD. Geographic access to Preexposure Prophylaxis and the Case for Telemedicine. American Journal of Public Health. Jan 2020. (click to view)


Gunn R, Klausner J. Enhancing the Control of Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men by Focusing on Acute Infectious Primary Syphilis and Core Transmission Groups. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 October. (click to view)

Roberts C, Raich A, Stafylis C, Klausner J. Alternative Treatment for Syphilis during Pregnancy. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. October 2019. (click to view)


Grant JS, Stafylis C, Celum C, Grennan T, Haire B, Kaldor J, Luetkemeyer AF, Saunders JM, Moline JM, Klausner JD. Doxycycline prophylaxis for bacterial sexually transmitted diseases. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019 Sep. (click to view)

Rietmeijer CA, Mungati M, Kilmarx PH, Barr BT, Gonese E, Kularatne RS, Lewis DA, Klausner JD, Rodgers L, Handsfield HH. Performance of a Dual Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Syphilis Rapid Test compared with conventional serological testing for Syphilis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus in a Laboratory Setting: Results from the Zimbabwe STI Etiology Study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Sep. (click to view)

Rietmeijer CA, Mungati M, Kilmarx PH, Barr BT, Gonese E, Kularatne RS, Lewis DA, Klausner JD, Rodgers L, Handsfield HH. Serological markers for syphilis among persons presenting with syndromes associated with sexually transmitted infections: results from the Zimbabwe STI Etiology Study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Sep. (click to view)

Shannon CL, Keizur EM, Fehrenbacher A, Ramos W, Koussa M, Fournier J, Lee SJ, Patel D, Akabike WN, Abdalian SE, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Klausner JD; Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) CARES Team. Sexually transmitted infection positivity among adolescents with or at high-risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Aug 23. (click to view)

Klausner J. The Great Imitator Revealed: Syphilis. Top Antivir. Med. 2019 May. (click to view)


Joseph Davey DL, Nyemba DC, Gomba Y, Bekker LG, Taleghani S, DiTullio DJ, Shabsovich D, Gorbach PM, Coates TJ, Klausner JD, Myer L. Prevalence and correlates of sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy in HIV-infected and uninfected women in Cape Town, South Africa. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 1. (click to view)

Allan-Blitz LT, Beaird OE, Dry SM, Kaneshiro M, Klausner JD. A case of Asymptomatic Syphitic Proctitis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Jun. (click to view)

Bristow CC, Rivera SKV, Ramos Cordova LB, Palacios LJQ, Konda KA, Klausner JD. Dual rapid test for HIV and syphilis: A laboratory evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the Standard Q HIV/Syphilis combo test. Diagnostic Microbiology Infectious Diseases. 2019 May. (click to view)

Stafylis C, Bristow CC, Natoli LJ, Salow KR, Davidson E, Granados Y, McGrath M, Klausner JD. Field-evaluation of a dual Human Immunodeficiency Virus and treponemal syphilis rapid test in community-based clinics in Los Angeles and New York. Diagnostic Microbiology Infectious Diseases. 2019 Apr. (click to view)

Allan-Blitz LT, Herrera MC, Calvo GM, Vargas SK, Caceres CF, Klausner JD, Konda KA. Venue-Based HIV-Testing: An effective screening strategy for high risk populations in Lima, Peru. AIDS Behavior. 2019 Apr. (click to view)


Shannon CL, Kpoussa M, Lee SJ, Fournier J, Abdalian SE, Rotheram MJ, Klausner JD; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network CARES Team. Community-Based point of care sexually transmitted infections screening among high-risk adolescents in Los Angeles and New Orleans: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protocol. 2019 Mar 22. (click to view)

Hussnain SA, Daccache A, Klausner JD, Yannuzzi L. Multimodal Imaging of Atypical Acute Syphilitic Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis Mimicking a White Dot Syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2019 Feb. (click to view)

Withers K, Bristow CC, Nguyen M, Stafylis C, Giang LM, Klausner JD. A field evaluation of a rapid dual immunoassay for human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis antibodies, Hanoi, Vietnam. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019. (click to view)


Simms I, Goh BT, French P, Wallace LA, Irvine N, Thomas DR, Winter AJ, Lyall H, Webb S. A brief recent history of the epidemiology of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 3 June 2018. (click to view)


 Maddox BLP, Wright SS, Namadingo H, Bown VB, Chipungu GA, Kamb ML. Assessing stakeholder perceptions of the acceptability and feasibility of national scale-up for a dual HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic test in Malawi. Sex Transm Infect. 10 June 2017. (click to view)

Woodring J, Ishikawa N, Nagai M, Malarski M, Takashima Y, Sobel H, Lo YR. Integrating HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis screening and treatment through the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health platform to reach global elimination targets. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. December 2017. (click to view)


Taylor MM, Peeling RW. Toskin I, Ghinidelli M. Role of dual HIV/syphilis test kits in expanding syphilis screening. Sex Transm Infect. August 2017. (click to view)


Gliddon HD, Peeling RW, Kamb ML, Toskin I, Wi TE, Taylor MM. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the performance and operational characteristics of dual point-of-care tests for HIV and syphilis. Sex Transm Infect. 23 July 2017. (click to view)

Obure CD, Gaitan-Duarte H, Losada Saenz R, Gonzalez L, Angel-Muller E, Laverty M, Perez F. A comparative analysis of costs of single and dual rapid HIV and syphilis diagnostics: results from a randomised controlled trial in Colombia. Sex Transm Infect. 11 May 2017. (click to view)

Marks M, Mabey DC. The introduction of syphilis point of care tests in resource limited settings. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. April 2017. (click to view)


Roberts CPKlausner JD. Global challenges in human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis coinfection among men who have sex with men. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 14 November 2016. (click to view)



Kojima N, Davey DJ, Klausner JD. Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection and new sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men. AIDS. 10 September 2016. (click to view)


Park HKonda KARoberts CPMaguiña JLLeon SRClark JLCoates TJCaceres CFKlausner JD. Risk Factors Associated with Incident Syphilis in a Cohort of High-Risk Men in Peru. PLoS One. 7 September 2016. (click to view)


Shakya G, Singh DR, Ojha HC, Ojha CR, Mishra SK, Malla K, Chaudhary P, and Regmi K. Evaluation of SD Bioline HIV/syphilis Duo rapid test kits in Nepal.  BMC Infect Dis. 26 August 2016. (click to view)


Herbst de Cortina SBristow CCVargas SKPerez DGKonda KACaceres CFKlausner JDLaboratory Evaluation of a Point-of-Care Downward-Flow Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Antibodies to Treponema pallidum and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. J Clin Microbiol. July 2016. (click to view)


Kenyon CR, Osbak K, and Tsoumanis A. The Global Epidemiology of Syphilis in the Past Century - A Systematic Review Based on Antenatal Syphilis Prevalence. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11 May 2016. (click to view)


Bristow CC, Lee SJ, Severe L, Pape JW, Javanbakht M, Comulada WS, and Klausner JD. Attributes of Diagnostic Tests to Increase Uptake of Dual Testing for Syphilis and HIV in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Int J STD AIDS. 31 March 2016.

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Simms I, Tookey PAGoh BT, Lyall HEvans BTownsend CLFifer HIson CThe incidence of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom: February 2010 to January 2015. BJOG. 2 Mar 2016. (click to view)



Bristow CC, Larson E, Anderson LJ, and Klausner JD. Cost-effectiveness of HIV and syphilis antenatal screening: a modeling study. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 26 February 2016. (click to view)


Joseph Davey D, Carerra LD, Gupta P, Konda KA, Caceres CF, and Klausner JD. Probable Syphilitic Aortitis Documented by Positron Emission Tomography. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2016. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Leon SR, Huang E, Ramos LB, Vargas SK, Flores JA, Kelika KA, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Field Evaluation of a Dual Rapid Immunodiagnostic Test for HIV and Syphilis Infection in Peru. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Volume 43, Number 1, January 2016. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Severe L, Pape JW, Javanbakht M, Lee SJ, Comulada WS, Klausner JD. Dual rapid lateral flow immunoassay fingerstick wholeblood testing for syphilis and HIV infections is acceptable and accurate, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. BMC Infectious Diseases. June 2016. (click to view pdf)

Kalou MB, Castro A, Watson A, Jost H, Clay S, Tun Y, Chen C, Karem K, Nkengasong JN, Ballard R, Parekh B. Laboratory evaluation of the Chembio Dual Path Platform HIV-Syphilis Assay. African Journal of Laboratory Medicine. 15 September 2016. (click to view)

Gaitan-Duarte HG, Newman L, Laverty M, Habib NA, Gonzales-Gordon LM, Angel-Muller E, Abella C, Barros EC, Rincon C, Caicedo S, Gomez B, Perez F. Comparative effectiveness of single and dual rapid diagnostic tests for syphilis and HIV in antenatal care services in Colombia. Rev Panam Salud Public. 2016. (click to view)

Black V, Williams BG, Maseko V, Radebe F, Rees HV, Lewis DA. Field evaluation of Standard Diagnostics' Bioline HIV/Syphilis Duo test among female sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sex Transm Infect. 6 May 2016. (click to view)


Luu MHam CKamb MLCaffe SHoover KWPerez F.​ Syphilis testing in antenatal care: Policies and practices among laboratories in the Americas. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. June 2015. (click to view pdf)

Newman Owiredu MNewman LNzomo TConombo Kafando GSanni SShaffer NBucagu MPeeling RMark JDiop Toure IElimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis: A dual approach in the African Region to improve quality of antenatal care and integrated disease control. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. June 2015. (click to view pdf)


Wu DHawkes SBuse K.  Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV in China: What drives political prioritization and what can this tell us about promoting dual elimination? Int J Gynaecol Obstet. June 2015. (click to view pdf)


Murtagh MWedderburn CJ, Toskin IPeeling RWUsing electronic readers to monitor progress toward elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis: An opinion piece. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. June 2015. (click to view pdf)


Kiarie JMishra CKTemmerman MNewman LAccelerating the dual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV: Why now? Int J Gynaecol Obstet. June 2015. (click to view pdf)

Balira R, Mabey D, Weiss H, Ross DA, Changalucha J, Watson-Jones D. The need for further integration of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Mwanza City, TanzaniaInt J Gynaecol Obstet. April 2015. (click to view)


Cohen JK, Santos GM, Moss NJ, Coffin PO, Block N, Klausner JD. Regular clinic attendance in two large San Francisco HIV primary care settings. AIDS Care. (2015). (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Leon SR, Huang E, Brown BJ, Ramos LB, Vargas SK, Flores JA, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Field evaluation of a dual rapid diagnostic test for HIV infection and syphilis in Lima, Peru. Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2015). (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Klaunser JD. Cuba: defeating mother-to-child transmission of syphilis. The Lancet , Volume 386 , Issue 10003 , 1533. (2015) (click to view pdf)


Terris-Prestholt F, Vickerman P, Torres-Rueda S, Santesso N, Sweeney S, Mallma P, Shelley KD, Garcia PJ, Bronzan R, Gill MM, Broutet N, Wi T, Watts C, Mabey D, Peeling RW, Newman L. The cost-effectiveness of 10 antenatal syphilis screening and treatment approaches in Peru, Tanzania, and Zambia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. (2015). (click to view)


Swartzendruber A, Steiner RJ, Adler MR, Kamb ML, Newman LM. Introduction of rapid syphilis testing in antenatal care: A systematic review of the impact on HIV and syphilis testing uptake and coverage. Int J Gynecol Obstet. (2015). (click to view)


Dassah ET, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Mayaud P. Estimating the uptake of maternal syphilis screening and other antenatal interventions before and after national rollout of syphilis point-of-care testing in Ghana. Int J Gynecol Obstet. (2015). (click to view pdf)


Shimelis TTadesse EThe diagnostic performance evaluation of the SD BIOLINE HIV/syphilis Duo rapid test in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2015 April 23. (click to view pdf)


Bien CH, Muessig KE, Lee R, Lo EJ, Yang LG, Peeling RW, Tucker JD. HIV and Syphilis Testing Preferences among Men Who Have Sex with Men in South China: A Qualitative Analysis to Inform Sexual Health Services. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 13;10(4):e0124161. (click to view pdf)


Lawi J, Mirambo MM, Magoma M, Mushi MF, Jaka HM, Gumodoka B, Mshana SE. Sero-conversion rate of Syphilis and HIV among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Tanzania: a need for re-screening at delivery. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Jan 22;15(1):3. (click to view pdf)


Manabe YC, Namale G, Nalintya E, Sempa J, Ratanshi R, Pakker N, Katabira E. Integration of antenatal syphilis screening in an urban HIV clinic: a feasibility study. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 13;15(1):15. (click to view pdf)


Wang AL, Qiao YP, Wang LH, Fang LW, Wang F, Jin X, Qiu J, Wang XY, Wang Q, Wu JL, Vermund SH, Song L. Integrated prevention of mother-to-child transmission for human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis and hepatitis B virus in China. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 Jan 1;93(1):52-6. (click to view pdf)


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Yeganeh N, Watts H, Camarca M, Joao E, Pilotto JH, Gray G, Theron G, Veloso VG, Mofenson LM, K Nielsen-Saines on behalf of the NICHD HPTN 040/P1043 Study Team. Syphilis in HIV-Infected Mothers and Infants: Results from the NICHD/ HPTN 040 Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] (click to view pdf)


Dagnra AY, Dossim S, Salou M, Nyasenu T, Ali-Edje K, Ouro-Médeli A, Doufan M, Ehlan A, Prince-David M. Evaluation of 9 rapid diagnostic tests for screening HIV infection, in Lomé, Togo. Med Mal Infect. 2014 Dec;44(11-12):525-9. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Konda KA, Wong J, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Choosing a metric for measurement of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;14(12):1177-1178. (click to view pdf)


Hess KL, Fisher DG, Reynolds GL. Sensitivity and Specificity of Point-of-Care Rapid Combination Syphilis-HIV-HCV Tests. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 6;9(11):e112190. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Leon SR, Ramos LB, Vargas SK, Flores JA, Konda KA, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Laboratory Evaluation of a Dual Rapid Immunodiagnostic Test for HIV and Syphilis Infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov 5. (click to view pdf)


Ribeiro LV, Sabidó M, Galbán E, Guerra JA, Mabey D, Peeling RW, Benzaken AS. Home-based counseling and testing for HIV and syphilis - an evaluation of acceptability and quality control, in remote Amazonas State, Brazil. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Oct 10. (click to view pdf)


Caceres CF, Konda K, Silva-Santisteban A, Salazar X, Romero L, Leon S, Klausner JD. The Continuum of HIV Care in Peru - Where Are We Now? Key Lessons from an Estimation in the Context of Very Limited Data. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct;30 Suppl 1:A109. (click to view pdf)


Perry M, Iveson H, White J. Assessment of the performance of a rapid point of care syphilis test in a London genitourinary medicine clinic. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Nov;25(13):967-8. (click to view pdf)


Buono SA, Watson TD, Borenstein LA, Klausner JD, Pandori MW, Godwin HA. Stemming the tide of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae: the need for an individualized approach to treatment. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Oct 19. (click to view pdf)


Boyd MA, Donovan B, Prestage G, Chen M, Petoumenos K, Gray R, Guy R, Rogers GB, Bourne C, Klausner JD. Is It Time to Rethink Syphilis Control? Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 16. (click to view pdf)


Omoding D, Katawera V, Siedner M, Boum Ii Y. Evaluation of the SD BIOLINE HIV/syphilis Duo assay at a rural health center in Southwestern Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Oct 22;7(1):746. (click to view pdf)


Veltman JA, Bristow CC, Klausner JD. Meningitis in HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014 Oct 10;17:19184. (click to view pdf)


Humphries RM, Woo JS, Chung JH, Sokovic A, Bristow CC, Klausner JD. Laboratory Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Dual Detection of HIV and Treponema palladium Antibodies. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Oct 8. (click to view pdf)


Flores EC, Lluque ME, Chiappe M, Lino R, Bayer AM. Operations research study to implement HIV and syphilis point-of-care tests and assess client perceptions in a marginalised area of Lima, Peru. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Sep 25. (click to view pdf)


Brown B, Davtyan M, Leon SR, Sanchez H, Calvo G, Klausner JD, Galea J. A prospective cohort study characterising the role of anogenital warts in HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men: a study protocol. BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 16;4(9):e005687. (click to view pdf)


Cabeza J, García PJ, Segura E, García P, Escudero F, La Rosa S, León S, Klausner JD. Feasibility of Chlamydia trachomatis screening and treatment in pregnant women in Lima, Peru: a prospective study in two large urban hospitals. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Aug 8. (click to view pdf)


Young SD, Daniels J, Chiu CJ, Bolan RK, Flynn RP, Kwok J, Klausner JD. Acceptability of using electronic vending machines to deliver oral rapid HIV self-testing kits: a qualitative study. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 30;9(7):e103790. (click to view pdf)


Shin SS, Modongo C, Ncube R, Sepako E, Klausner JD, Zetola NM. Advanced Immune Suppression is Associated With Increased Prevalence of Mixed-Strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infections Among Persons at High Risk for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Botswana. J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 28. (click to view pdf)


McKenney J, Smith RM, Chiller TM, Detels R, French A, Margolick J, Klausner JD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence and correlates of cryptococcal antigen positivity among AIDS patients--United States, 1986-2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Jul 11;63(27):585-7. (click to view pdf)


Morris BJ, Hankins CA, Tobian AA, Krieger JN, Klausner JD. Does Male Circumcision Protect against Sexually Transmitted Infections? Arguments and Meta-Analyses to the Contrary Fail to Withstand Scrutiny. ISRN Urol. 2014 May 13;2014:684706. (click to view pdf)


Martin DA, Luz PM, Lake JE, Clark JL, Veloso VG, Moreira RI, Cardoso SW, Klausner JD, Grinsztejn B. Improved virologic outcomes over time for HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in a cohort from Rio de Janeiro, 1997-2011. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 11;14:322. (click to view pdf)


Madhivanan P, Raphael E, Rumphs A, Krupp K, Ravi K, Srinivas V, Arun A, Reingold AL, Klausner JD, Riley LW. Characterization of culturable vaginal Lactobacillus species among women with and without bacterial vaginosis from the United States and India: a cross-sectional study. J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jul;63(Pt 7):931-5. (click to view pdf)


Zetola NM, Shin SS, Tumedi KA, Moeti K, Ncube R, Nicol M, Collman RG, Klausner JD, Modongo C. Mixed Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infections and false-negative results for rifampin resistance by GeneXpert MTB/RIF are associated with poor clinical outcomes. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2422-9. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ondondo RO, Bukusi EA, Dagnra CA, Oo KY, Pe EH, Khamsay C, Houng LT, Campuzano RV, Estes J, Klausner JD. Multi-site laboratory evaluation of a dual HIV/syphilis point-of-care rapid test for simultaneous detection of HIV and syphilis. Open Forum Infect Dis. First published online April 18, 2014. (click to view pdf)


Serafim AS, Moretti GP, Serafim GS, Niero CV, da Rosa MI, de Souza Pires MM, de Azevedo Simoes PWT. Incidence of congenital syphilis in the South Region of Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2014 Mar-Apr; 47(2):170-178. (click to view pdf)


Lipsitz MC, Segura ER, Castro JL, Smith E, Medrano C, Clark JL, Lake JE, Cabello R. Bringing testing to the people - benefits of mobile unit HIV/syphilis testing in Lima, Peru, 2007-2009. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Apr;25(5):325-31. (click to view pdf)


Kukanok S, Kiertiburanakul S. Prevalence of positive syphilis serology among HIV-infected patients: role for routine screening in Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2014 Mar;45(2):435-41. (click to view pdf)


Kim JY, Singer EJ, Bonelli L, Klausner JD. A Case of Primary HIV Type 1 and Cytomegalovirus Coinfection Presenting With Widespread Clinical Disease. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Jan 29. (click to view pdf)


Madhivanan P, Krupp K, Li T, Ravi K, Selezneva J, Srinivas V, Arun A, Klausner JD. Performance of BVBlue Rapid Test in Detecting Bacterial Vaginosis among Women in Mysore, India. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2014;2014:908313. (click to view pdf)


Moss T, Martin CW, Klausner JD, Brown BJ. Integration of Screening for Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening with HIV Testing in a Community-Based HIV Prevention Program in Miami, Florida. LGBT Health. 2014;1. (click to view pdf)

Sánchez-Gómez A, Grijalva MJ, Silva-Aycaguer LC, Tamayo S, Yumiseva CA, Costales JA, Jacobson JO, Chiriboga M, Champutiz E, Mosquera C, Larrea M, Cevallos W. HIV and syphilis infection in pregnant women in Ecuador: prevalence and characteristics of antenatal care. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Feb;90(1):70-5. (click to view pdf)

Owusu-Edusei K Jr, Tao G, Gift TL, Wang A, Wang L, Tun Y, Wei X, Wang L, Fuller S, Kamb ML, Bulterys M. Cost-effectiveness of Integrated Routine Offering of Prenatal HIV and Syphilis Screening in China. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Feb;41(2):103-10. (click to view pdf)


Callegari FM, Pinto-Neto LF, Medeiros CJ, Scopel CB, Page K, Miranda AE. Syphilis and HIV co-infection in patients who attend an AIDS outpatient clinic in Vitoria, Brazil. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan;18 Suppl 1:S104-9. (click to view pdf)


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Jinno S, Anker B, Kaur P, Bristow CC, Klausner JD. Predictors of serological failure after treatment in HIV-infected patients with early syphilis in the emerging Era of universal antiretroviral therapy use. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Dec 26;13:605. (click to view pdf)


Larson E, Bendavid E, Tuoane-Nkhasi M, Mbengashe T, Goldman T, Wilson M, Klausner JD. Population-level associations between antiretroviral therapy scale-up and all-cause mortality in South Africa. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Dec 18. (click to view pdf)


Bristow CC, Desgrottes T, Cutler L, Cutler D, Devarajan K, Ocheretina O, Pape JW, Klausner JD. The etiology of vaginal symptoms in rural Haiti. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Dec 18. (click to view pdf)


Cohen SE, Klausner JD, Engelman J, Philip S. Syphilis in the modern era: an update for physicians. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;27(4):705-22. (click to view pdf)


Dinh TH, Kamb ML, Msimang V, Likibi M, Molebatsi T, Goldman T, Lewis DA. Integration of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis testing and treatment in antenatal care services in the Northern Cape and Gauteng provinces, South Africa. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Nov;40(11):846-51. (click to view pdf)


Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). 2013 Progress Report on the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. 2013 Nov. (click to view pdf)


Hartwell TD, Pequegnat W, Moore JL, Parker CB, Strader LC, Green AM, Quinn TC, Wasserheit JN, Klausner JD; NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group. The utility of a composite biological endpoint in HIV/STI prevention trials. AIDS Behav. 2013 Nov;17(9):2893-901. (click to view pdf)


Cohen J, Lo YR, Caceres CF, Klausner JD; WHO guideline working group. WHO guidelines for HIV/STI prevention and care among MSM and transgender people: implications for policy and practice. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Nov;89(7):536-8. (click to view pdf)


Deiss RG, Leon SR, Konda KA, Brown B, Segura ER, Galea JT, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Characterizing the syphilis epidemic among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru to identify new treatment and control strategies. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Sep 10;13:426. (click to view pdf)


Deiss RG, Clark JL, Konda KA, Leon SR, Klausner JD, Caceres CF, Coates TJ. Problem drinking is associated with increased prevalence of sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 1;132(1-2):134-9. (click to view pdf)


Vijayan T, Klausner JD. Integrating clinical services for HIV, tuberculosis, and cryptococcal disease in the developing world: a step forward with 2 novel diagnostic tests. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 Sep-Oct;12(5):301-5. (click to view pdf)


 Kabanda T, Siedner MJ, Klausner JD, Muzoora C, Boulware DR. Point-of-care diagnosis and prognostication of cryptococcal meningitis with the cryptococcal antigen lateral flow assay on cerebrospinal fluid. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;58(1):113-6. (click to view pdf)


Morris BJ, Tobian AA, Hankins CA, Klausner JD, Banerjee J, Bailis SA, Moses S, Wiswell TE. Veracity and rhetoric in paediatric medicine: a critique of Svoboda and Van Howe's response to the AAP policy on infant male circumcision. J Med Ethics. 2013 Aug 16. (click to view pdf)


Chew Ng RA, Samuel MC, Lo T, Bernstein KT, Aynalem G, Klausner JD, Bolan G. Sex, drugs (methamphetamines), and the Internet: increasing syphilis among men who have sex with men in California, 2004-2008. Am J Public Health. 2013 Aug;103(8):1450-6. (click to view pdf)


Madhivanan P, Li T, Trammell S, Desai C, Srinivas V, Arun A, Klausner JD, Krupp K. Performance of the OSOM Trichomonas Rapid Test for diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women in Mysore, India. Sex Health. 2013 Aug;10(4):320-4.Klausner JD. Newborn circumcision: ensuring universal access. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Jul;40(7):526-7. (click to view pdf)


Parthasarathy MR, Narayanan P, Das A, Gurung A, Prabhakar P, Wi T. Integrating syphilis screening in a large-scale HIV prevention program for key populations: the Avahan experience from India. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2013 Jun 15;7(6):484-8. (click to view pdf)


Maguiña JL, Konda KA, Leon SR, Lescano AG, Clark JL, Hall ER, Klausner JD, Coates TJ, Caceres CF; NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group. Relationship between alcohol consumption prior to sex, unprotected sex and prevalence of STI/HIV among socially marginalized men in three coastal cities of Peru. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jun;17(5):1724-33. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD, Kerndt P. Cephalosporin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. JAMA. 2013 May 15;309(19):1989. (click to view pdf)


Clark J, Salvatierra J, Segura E, Salazar X, Konda K, Perez-Brumer A, Hall E, Klausner J, Caceres C, Coates T. Moderno love: sexual role-based identities and HIV/STI prevention among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru. AIDS Behav. 2013 May;17(4):1313-28. (click to view pdf)


Perez-Brumer AG, Konda KA, Salvatierra HJ, Segura ER, Hall ER, Montano SM, Coates TJ, Klausner JD, Caceres CF, Clark JL. Prevalence of HIV, STIs, and risk behaviors in a cross-sectional community- and clinic-based sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 25;8(4):e59072. (click to view pdf)


Eticha BT, Sisay Z, Alemayehu A, Shimelis T. Seroprevalence of syphilis among HIV-infected individuals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a hospital-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2013 Apr 2;3(4). (click to view pdf)


Katz KA, Raymond HF, Bernstein KT, Klausner JD. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding syphilis screening among men who have sex with men in San Francisco. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Apr;40(4):318-22. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD. The sound of silence: missing the opportunity to save lives at birth. Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Mar 1;91(3):158-158A. (click to view pdf)


Vijayan T, Chiller T, Klausner JD. Sensitivity and specificity of a new cryptococcal antigen lateral flow assay in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2013 Mar;45(3):16, 18, 20. (click to view pdf)


Christopoulos KA, Zetola NM, Klausner JD, Haller B, Louie B, Hare CB, Pandori M, Nassos P, Roemer M, Pilcher CD. Leveraging a rapid, round-the-clock HIV testing system to screen for acute HIV infection in a large urban public medical center. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Feb 1;62(2):e30-8. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD. Faulty analysis leads to erroneous conclusions. J Sex Med. 2013 Feb;10(2):613-4. (click to view pdf)

Frickmann H, Schwarz NG, Girmann M, Hagen RM, Poppert S, Crusius S, Podbielski A, Heriniaina JN, Razafindrabe T, Rakotondrainiarivelo JP, May J, Rakotozandrindrainy R. Serological survey of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Madagascar. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Jan;18(1):35-9. (click to view pdf)

Clark JL, Salvatierra HJ, Segura ER, Salazar X, Konda K, Galea J, Klausner JD, Coates TJ, Caceres CF. Frequency, patterns, and preferences of lubricant use during anal intercourse within male sexual partnerships in Lima, Peru: implications for a rectal microbicide HIV prevention intervention. AIDS Care. 2013;25(5):579-85. (click to view)


Pilcher CD, Louie B, Facente S, Keating S, Hackett J Jr, Vallari A, Hall C, Dowling T, Busch MP, Klausner JD, Hecht FM, Liska S, Pandori MW. Performance of Rapid Point-of-Care and Laboratory Tests for Acute and Established HIV Infection in San Francisco. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 12;8(12):e80629. (click to view pdf)


Chehab JC, Vilakazi-Nhlapo AK, Vranken P, Peters A, Klausner JD. Current integration of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services in South Africa, 2011. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e57791. (click to view pdf)


Galvao TF, Silva MT, Serruya SJ, Newman LM, Klausner JD, Pereira MG, Fescina R. Safety of benzathine penicillin for preventing congenital syphilis: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56463. (click to view pdf)


Kuznik A, Lamorde M, Nyabigambo A, Manabe YC. Antenatal Syphilis Screening Using Point-of-Care Testing in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. PLoS Med. 2013;10(11): e1001545. (click to view pdf)

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Brown B, Davtyan M, Galea J, Chow E, Leon S, Klausner JD. The role of human papillomavirus in human immunodeficiency virus acquisition in men who have sex with men: a review of the literature. Viruses. 2012 Dec 18;4(12):3851-8. (click to view pdf)


Cohen JK, Flynn R, Bolan R, Klausner JD. Acceptability of fingerprint scanning for personal identification among patients seeking HIV/STI-related services, Los Angeles, 2011. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Dec 1;61(4):e59-60. (click to view pdf)


Hess D, Wu A, Golparian D, Esmaili S, Pandori W, Sena E, Klausner JD, Barry P, Unemo M, Pandori M. Genome sequencing of a Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate of a successful international clone with decreased susceptibility and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Nov;56(11):5633-41. (click to view pdf)


Buono S, Wu A, Hess DC, Carlson JS, Rauch L, Philip SS, Barry P, Bernstein K,Klausner JD, Pandori MW. Using the Neisseria gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence-typing method to assess strain diversity and antibiotic resistance in San Francisco, California. Microb Drug Resist. 2012 Oct;18(5):510-7. (click to view pdf)


Wamai RG, Morris BJ, Waskett JH, Green EC, Banerjee J, Bailey RC, Klausner JD, Sokal DC, Hankins CA. Criticisms of African trials fail to withstand scrutiny: male circumcision does prevent HIV infection. J Law Med. 2012 Sep;20(1):93-123.Bristow CC, Larson E, Vilakazi-Nhlapo AK, Wilson M, Klausner JD. Scale-up of isoniazid preventive therapy in PEPFAR-assisted clinical sites in South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Aug;16(8):1020-2. (click to view pdf)


Chehab JC, Vilakazi-Nhlapo K, Vranken P, Peters A, Klausner JD. Survey of isoniazid preventive therapy in South Africa, 2011. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Jul;16(7):903-7. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD, Govender N, Oladoyinbo S, Roy M, Chiller T. Preventing AIDS deaths: cryptococcal antigen screening and treatment. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;12(6):431-2. (click to view pdf)

Pai NP, Kurji J, Singam A, Barick R, Jafari Y, Klein MB, Chhabra S, Shivkumar P. Simultaneous triple point-of-care testing for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2012 May;23(5):319-24. (click to view)

Harshbarger CL, O'Donnell LN, Warner L, Margolis AD, Richardson DB, Novey SR, Glover LC, Klausner JD, Malotte CK, Rietmeijer CA. Safe in the city: effective prevention interventions for human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted infections. Am J Prev Med. 2012 May;42(5):468-72. (click to view pdf)


Larson E, O'Bra H, Brown JW, Mbengashe T, Klausner JD. Supporting the massive scale-up of antiretroviral therapy: the evolution of PEPFAR-supported treatment facilities in South Africa, 2005-2009. BMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 9;12:173. (click to view pdf)


Morris BJ, Waskett JH, Banerjee J, Wamai RG, Tobian AA, Gray RH, Bailis SA, Bailey RC, Klausner JD, Willcourt RJ, Halperin DT, Wiswell TE, Mindel A. A 'snip' in time: what is the best age to circumcise? BMC Pediatr. 2012 Feb 28;12:20. (click to view pdf)


Clark T, Marquez C, Hare CB, John MD, Klausner JD. Methamphetamine use, transmission risk behavior and internet use among HIV-infected patients in medical care, San Francisco, 2008. AIDS Behav. 2012 Feb;16(2):396-403. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD, Morris BJ. Benefits of male circumcision. JAMA. 2012 Feb 1;307(5):455-6; author reply 457. (click to view pdf)


Guy R, Hocking J, Low N, Ali H, Bauer HM, Walker J, Klausner JD, Donovan B, Kaldor JM. Interventions to increase rescreening for repeat chlamydial infection. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Feb;39(2):136-46. (click to view pdf)


Zetola N, Klausner JD. Male circumcision reduces human papillomavirus incidence and prevalence: clarifying the evidence. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Feb;39(2):114-5. (click to view pdf)


D'Anna LH, Margolis AD, Warner L, Korosteleva OA, O'Donnell L, Rietmeijer CA, Klausner JD, Nomura W, Malotte CK; Safe City Study Group. Condom use problems during anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM): findings from the Safe in the City study. AIDS Care. 2012;24(8):1028-38. (click to view pdf)


Morris BJ, Bailey RC, Klausner JD, Leibowitz A, Wamai RG, Waskett JH, Banerjee J, Halperin DT, Zoloth L, Weiss HA, Hankins CA. Review: a critical evaluation of arguments opposing male circumcision for HIV prevention in developed countries. AIDS Care. 2012;24(12):1565-75. (click to view pdf)


Rathod SD, Klausner JD, Krupp K, Reingold AL, Madhivanan P. Epidemiologic features of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis among reproductive-age women in India. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012;2012:859071. (click to view pdf)

Pinsky L, Chiarilli DB, Klausner JD, Kull RM, O'Keefe R, Heffer C, Seward SL Jr. Rates of asymptomatic nonurethral gonorrhea and chlamydia in a population of university men who have sex with men. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(6):481-4. (click to view pdf)


Levy V, Blackmore CS, Klausner JD. Self-collection of specimens for nucleic acid-based diagnosis of pharyngeal, cervicovaginal, urethral, and rectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;903:407-18. (click to view pdf)


Patel SD, Larson E, Mbengashe T, O'Bra H, Brown JW, Golman TM, Klausner JD. Increases in pediatric antiretroviral treatment, South Africa 2005-2010. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44914. (click to view pdf)


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Freeman AH, Bernstein KT, Kohn RP, Philip S, Rauch LM, Klausner JD. Evaluation of self-collected versus clinician-collected swabs for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae pharyngeal infection among men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Nov;38(11):1036-9. (click to view pdf)


Wamai RG, Morris BJ, Bailis SA, Sokal D, Klausner JD, Appleton R, Sewankambo N, Cooper DA, Bongaarts J, de Bruyn G, Wodak AD, Banerjee J. Male circumcision for HIV prevention: current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2011 Oct 20;14:49. (click to view pdf)


Adamson PC, Krupp K, Freeman AH, Klausner JD, Reingold AL, Madhivanan P. Prevalence & correlates of primary infertility among young women in Mysore, India. Indian J Med Res. 2011 Oct;134:440-6. (click to view pdf)


Rathod SD, Krupp K, Klausner JD, Arun A, Reingold AL, Madhivanan P. Bacterial vaginosis and risk for Trichomonas vaginalis infection: a longitudinal analysis. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Sep;38(9):882-6. (click to view pdf)


Larson E, O'Bra H, Brown JW, Goldman T, Pillay Y, Klausner JD. Equitable distribution of PEPFAR-supported HIV/AIDS services in South Africa. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1349-51; author reply 1351. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD, Katz KA. Occupational health and the adult film industry: time for a happy ending. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jul;38(7):649-50. (click to view pdf)


Wilson DP, Prestage GP, Gray RT, Hoare A, McCann P, Down I, Guy RJ, Drummond F, Klausner JD, Donovan B, Kaldor JM. Chemoprophylaxis is likely to be acceptable and could mitigate syphilis epidemics among populations of gay men. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jul;38(7):573-9. (click to view pdf)


Bohl DD, Katz KA, Bernstein K, Wong E, Raymond HF, Klausner JD, McFarland W. Prevalence and correlates of herpes simplex virus type-2 infection among men who have sex with men, san francisco, 2008. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jul;38(7):617-21. (click to view pdf)


Detels R, Green AM, Klausner JD, Katzenstein D, Gaydos C, Handsfield H, Pequegnat W, Mayer K, Hartwell TD, Quinn TC. The incidence and correlates of symptomatic and asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in selected populations in five countries. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jun;38(6):503-9. (click to view pdf)


Madhivanan P, Krupp K, Kulkarni V, Kulkarni S, Klausner JD. Acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention among high-risk men in Pune, India. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jun;38(6):571. (click to view pdf)


Wong EH, Klausner JD, Caguin-Grygiel G, Madayag C, Barber KO, Qiu JS, Liska S, Pandori MW. Evaluation of an IgM/IgG sensitive enzyme immunoassay and the utility of index values for the screening of syphilis infection in a high-risk population. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jun;38(6):528-32. (click to view pdf)


Blencowe H, Cousens S, Kamb M, Berman S, Lawn JE. Lives Saved Tool supplement detection and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy to reduce syphilis related stillbirths and neonatal mortality. BMC Public Health. 2011 Apr;11(Suppl 3):S9. (click to view pdf)


Banerjee J, Klausner JD, Halperin DT, Wamai R, Schoen EJ, Moses S, Morris BJ, Bailis SA, Venter F, Martinson N, Coates TJ, Gray G, Bowa K. Circumcision denialism unfounded and unscientific. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Mar;40(3):e11-2; author reply e13-4. (click to view pdf)


Klausner JD, Serenata C, O'Bra H, Mattson CL, Brown JW, Wilson M, Mbengashe T, Goldman TM. Scale-up and continuation of antiretroviral therapy in South African treatment programs, 2005-2009. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Mar 1;56(3):292-5. (click to view pdf)


Modongo C, Zetola NM, Pandori M, Klausner JD. Has the answer to diagnosing TB in resource-limited settings been found? MLO Med Lab Obs. 2011 Mar;43(3):25. (click to view pdf)


Renault CA, Israelski DM, Levy V, Fujikawa BK, Kellogg TA, Klausner JD. Time to clearance of Chlamydia trachomatis ribosomal RNA in women treated for chlamydial infection. Sex Health. 2011 Mar;8(1):69-73. (click to view pdf) 


Madhivanan P, Chen YH, Krupp K, Arun A, Klausner JD, Reingold AL. Incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 in young reproductive age women in Mysore, India. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2011 Jan-Mar;54(1):96-9. (click to view pdf)


Truong HM, Kellogg TA, McFarland W, Louie B, Klausner JD, Philip SS, Grant RM. Sentinel surveillance of HIV-1 transmitted drug resistance, acute infection and recent infection. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25281. (click to view pdf)


Facente SN, Pilcher CD, Hartogensis WE, Klausner JD, Philip SS, Louie B, Christopoulos KA, Dowling T, Colfax GN. Performance of risk-based criteria for targeting acute HIV screening in San Francisco. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e21813. (click to view pdf)


Stephens SC, Bernstein KT, Kohn RP, Klausner JD, Philip SS. Can case reports be used to identify trends in pelvic inflammatory disease? San Francisco, 2004-2009. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jan;38(1):8-11. (click to view pdf)


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2010 and earlier

Gertler S, Ahrens K, Klausner JD. Increased Knowledge of Safe and Appropriate Penicillin Injection After Viewing Brief Instructional Video Titled “How to Inject Bicillin LA.” American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. 2009 Mar;36(3):147-148. (click to view)

Shiffman J, Smith S. Generation of political priority for global health initiatives: a framework and case study of maternal mortality. Lancet. 2007 Oct;370(9595):1370-1379. (click to view)

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STI screening in pregnancy

Herbst de Cortina S, Bristow CC, Joseph Davey D, and Klausner JD. A systematic review of point of care testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016. (click to view pdf)

Joseph Davey D and Klausner JD. Screening pregnant women in the 2015 European guideline on the management of Chlamydia trachomatis infections. International Journal of STD and AIDS. (2016). (click to view pdf)

O’Higgins AC, Jackson V, Lawless M, Le Blanc D, Connolly G, Drew R, Eogan M, Lambert JS. Screening for asymptomatic urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection at a large Dublin maternity hospital: results of a pilot study​. Irish Journal of Medical Science. (2016). (click to view pdf)


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