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Effects of the levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine device, copper intrauterine device, and levonorgestrel-containing oral contraceptive on susceptibility of immune cells from cervix, endometrium and blood to HIV-1 fusion measured ex vivo

like to thank all study participants. Author Contributions McCune. Karen Smith-McCune. Conceptualization: Marielle Cavrois, Joan F. Hilton, Nadia R. Roan, Dominika Seidman, Sarah Averbach, Ruth ... Greenblatt, Barbara L. Shacklett, Karen Smith-McCune. Data curation: Marielle Cavrois, Joan F. Hilton, Karen Smith-McCune. Formal analysis: Marielle Cavrois, Joan F. Hilton, Barbara L. Shacklett, Karen

Unexpected Inflammatory Effects of Intravaginal Gels (Universal Placebo Gel and Nonoxynol-9) on the Upper Female Reproductive Tract: A Randomized Crossover Study

Intravaginal anti-HIV microbicides could provide women with a self-controlled means for HIV prevention, but results from clinical trials have been largely disappointing. We postulated that unrecognized effects of intravaginal gels on the upper female reproductive tract might contribute to the lower-than-expected efficacy of HIV microbicides. Our objective was to study the effects...

A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial

Akerley 4 Joan F Hilton 3 0 HIV/AIDS Division, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco , 995 Potrero Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110 , USA 1 Medical Social Sciences

A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial

Few data exist on the use of text messaging as a tool to promote retention in HIV care and virologic suppression at the clinic level in the United States. We describe the protocol for a study designed to investigate whether a text messaging intervention that supports healthy behaviors, encourages consistent engagement with care, and promotes antiretroviral persistence can improve...

A Cross-Sectional Study of Barriers to Personal Health Record Use among Patients Attending a Safety-Net Clinic

Background Personal health records (PHR) may improve patients' health by providing access to and context for health information. Among patients receiving care at a safety-net HIV/AIDS clinic, we examined the hypothesis that a mental health (MH) or substance use (SU) condition represents a barrier to engagement with web-based health information, as measured by consent to...

Development of Oral Lesions in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Transfusion Recipients and Hemophiliacs

requests to Dr. Joan F. Hilton, Department of Epidemi- ology and Biostatjstics, University of California School of Medicine , San Francisco, CA 94143-0560 5 Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry