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Reported oral and anal sex among adolescents and adults reporting heterosexual sex in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

Morhason-Bello IO, Kabakama S, Baisley K, Francis SC, Watson-Jones D.

Reprod Health. 2019 May 6;16(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12978-019-0722-9.


Self-Collection of Vaginal Swabs Among Adolescent Girls in a School-Setting in East Africa.

Francis SC, Miiro G, Nakuya K, Rutakumwa R, Nakiyingi-Miiro J, Nabaggala G, Musoke S, Namakula J, Tanton C, Torondel B, Ross DA, Weiss HA; MENISCUS project team.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 May;46(5):335-341. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000990.


Results from a cross-sectional sexual and reproductive health study among school girls in Tanzania: high prevalence of bacterial vaginosis.

Francis SC, Holm Hansen C, Irani J, Andreasen A, Baisley K, Jespers V, Crucitti T, Changalucha J, Hayes RJ, Nnko S, Watson-Jones D, Buvé A.

Sex Transm Infect. 2019 May;95(3):219-227. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053680. Epub 2018 Dec 5.


Correction: Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis among women in sub-Saharan Africa: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 18 HIV prevention studies.

Torrone EA, Morrison CS, Chen PL, Kwok C, Francis SC, Hayes RJ, Looker KJ, McCormack S, McGrath N, van de Wijgert JHHM, Watson-Jones D, Low N, Gottlieb SL; STIMA Working Group.

PLoS Med. 2018 Jun 26;15(6):e1002608. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002608. eCollection 2018 Jun.


Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis among women in sub-Saharan Africa: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 18 HIV prevention studies.

Torrone EA, Morrison CS, Chen PL, Kwok C, Francis SC, Hayes RJ, Looker KJ, McCormack S, McGrath N, van de Wijgert JHHM, Watson-Jones D, Low N, Gottlieb SL; STIMA Working Group.

PLoS Med. 2018 Feb 27;15(2):e1002511. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002511. eCollection 2018 Feb. Erratum in: PLoS Med. 2018 Jun 26;15(6):e1002608.


Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among young people in South Africa: A nested survey in a health and demographic surveillance site.

Francis SC, Mthiyane TN, Baisley K, Mchunu SL, Ferguson JB, Smit T, Crucitti T, Gareta D, Dlamini S, Mutevedzi T, Seeley J, Pillay D, McGrath N, Shahmanesh M.

PLoS Med. 2018 Feb 27;15(2):e1002512. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002512. eCollection 2018 Feb.


Sexually transmitted infections: challenges ahead.

Unemo M, Bradshaw CS, Hocking JS, de Vries HJC, Francis SC, Mabey D, Marrazzo JM, Sonder GJB, Schwebke JR, Hoornenborg E, Peeling RW, Philip SS, Low N, Fairley CK.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Aug;17(8):e235-e279. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30310-9. Epub 2017 Jul 9. Review.


Evaluation of PacBio sequencing for full-length bacterial 16S rRNA gene classification.

Wagner J, Coupland P, Browne HP, Lawley TD, Francis SC, Parkhill J.

BMC Microbiol. 2016 Nov 14;16(1):274.


An investigation into effective methodologies for latent fingerprint enhancement on items recovered from fire.

Gardner SJ, Cordingley TH, Francis SC.

Sci Justice. 2016 Jul;56(4):241-6. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2016.02.003. Epub 2016 Mar 9.


SGK1 is modulated by resistin in vascular smooth muscle cells and in the aorta following diet-induced obesity.

Scott TA, Babayeva O, Banerjee S, Zhong W, Francis SC.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Mar;24(3):678-86. doi: 10.1002/oby.21425. Epub 2016 Feb 1.


Immune Activation in the Female Genital Tract: Expression Profiles of Soluble Proteins in Women at High Risk for HIV Infection.

Francis SC, Hou Y, Baisley K, van de Wijgert J, Watson-Jones D, Ao TT, Herrera C, Maganja K, Andreasen A, Kapiga S, Coulton GR, Hayes RJ, Shattock RJ.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 27;11(1):e0143109. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143109. eCollection 2016.


ARK: Aggregation of Reads by K-Means for Estimation of Bacterial Community Composition.

Koslicki D, Chatterjee S, Shahrivar D, Walker AW, Francis SC, Fraser LJ, Vehkaperä M, Lan Y, Corander J.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 23;10(10):e0140644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140644. eCollection 2015.


Bacterial vaginosis among women at high risk for HIV in Uganda: high rate of recurrent diagnosis despite treatment.

Francis SC, Looker C, Vandepitte J, Bukenya J, Mayanja Y, Nakubulwa S, Hughes P, Hayes RJ, Weiss HA, Grosskurth H.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Mar;92(2):142-8. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052160. Epub 2015 Aug 7.


An investigation into the enhancement of sea-spray exposed fingerprints on glass.

Goldstone SL, Francis SC, Gardner SJ.

Forensic Sci Int. 2015 Jul;252:33-8. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.04.012. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Correlates of the molecular vaginal microbiota composition of African women.

Gautam R, Borgdorff H, Jespers V, Francis SC, Verhelst R, Mwaura M, Delany-Moretlwe S, Ndayisaba G, Kyongo JK, Hardy L, Menten J, Crucitti T, Tsivtsivadze E, Schuren F, van de Wijgert JH; Vaginal Biomarkers Study Group.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 21;15:86. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0831-1.


Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition: an individual participant data meta-analysis.

Morrison CS, Chen PL, Kwok C, Baeten JM, Brown J, Crook AM, Van Damme L, Delany-Moretlwe S, Francis SC, Friedland BA, Hayes RJ, Heffron R, Kapiga S, Karim QA, Karpoff S, Kaul R, McClelland RS, McCormack S, McGrath N, Myer L, Rees H, van der Straten A, Watson-Jones D, van de Wijgert JH, Stalter R, Low N.

PLoS Med. 2015 Jan 22;12(1):e1001778. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001778. eCollection 2015 Jan.


Serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 promotes vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation via regulation of β-catenin dynamics.

Zhong W, Oguljahan B, Xiao Y, Nelson J, Hernandez L, Garcia-Barrio M, Francis SC.

Cell Signal. 2014 Dec;26(12):2765-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2014.08.002. Epub 2014 Aug 22.


Epidemiology of curable sexually transmitted infections among women at increased risk for HIV in northwestern Tanzania: inadequacy of syndromic management.

Francis SC, Ao TT, Vanobberghen FM, Chilongani J, Hashim R, Andreasen A, Watson-Jones D, Changalucha J, Kapiga S, Hayes RJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 15;9(7):e101221. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101221. eCollection 2014.


Understanding motives for intravaginal practices amongst Tanzanian and Ugandan women at high risk of HIV infection: the embodiment of social and cultural norms and well-being.

Lees S, Zalwango F, Andrew B, Vandepitte J, Seeley J, Hayes RJ, Francis SC.

Soc Sci Med. 2014 Feb;102:165-73. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.12.005. Epub 2013 Dec 13.


Factors associated with problem drinking among women employed in food and recreational facilities in northern Tanzania.

Mongi AS, Baisley K, Ao TT, Chilongani J, Aguirre-Andreasen A, Francis SC, Shao J, Hayes R, Kapiga S.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 31;8(12):e84447. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084447. eCollection 2013.


Vaginal practices among women at high risk of HIV infection in Uganda and Tanzania: recorded behaviour from a daily pictorial diary.

Francis SC, Baisley K, Lees SS, Andrew B, Zalwango F, Seeley J, Vandepitte J, Ao TT, van de Wijgert J, Watson-Jones D, Kapiga S, Grosskurth H, Hayes RJ.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059085. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Vaginal practices diary: development of a pictorial data collection tool for sensitive behavioral data.

Francis SC, Lees SS, Andrew B, Zalwango F, Vandepitte J, Ao T, Baisley K, Kapiga S, Grosskurth H, Hayes R.

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Aug;39(8):614-21. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182515fe4.


HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in a cohort of women involved in high-risk sexual behavior in Kampala, Uganda.

Vandepitte J, Bukenya J, Weiss HA, Nakubulwa S, Francis SC, Hughes P, Hayes R, Grosskurth H.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Apr;38(4):316-23.


Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and HIV infection in women: individual participant data meta-analysis.

Low N, Chersich MF, Schmidlin K, Egger M, Francis SC, van de Wijgert JH, Hayes RJ, Baeten JM, Brown J, Delany-Moretlwe S, Kaul R, McGrath N, Morrison C, Myer L, Temmerman M, van der Straten A, Watson-Jones D, Zwahlen M, Hilber AM.

PLoS Med. 2011 Feb 15;8(2):e1000416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000416. Review.


Methodological issues in sampling the local immune system of the female genital tract in the context of HIV prevention trials.

Jespers V, Francis SC, van de Wijgert J, Crucitti T.

Am J Reprod Immunol. 2011 Mar;65(3):368-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.2010.00938.x. Epub 2010 Dec 27. Review.


Intravaginal and menstrual practices among women working in food and recreational facilities in Mwanza, Tanzania: implications for microbicide trials.

Allen CF, Desmond N, Chiduo B, Medard L, Lees SS, Vallely A, Francis SC, Ross DA, Hayes RJ.

AIDS Behav. 2010 Oct;14(5):1169-81. doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9750-8.


Are women who work in bars, guesthouses and similar facilities a suitable study population for vaginal microbicide trials in Africa?

Vallely A, Hambleton IR, Kasindi S, Knight L, Francis SC, Chirwa T, Everett D, Shagi C, Cook C, Barberousse C, Watson-Jones D, Changalucha J, Ross D, Hayes RJ; Microbicides Development Programme.

PLoS One. 2010 May 14;5(5):e10661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010661.


Intravaginal practices, vaginal infections and HIV acquisition: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hilber AM, Francis SC, Chersich M, Scott P, Redmond S, Bender N, Miotti P, Temmerman M, Low N.

PLoS One. 2010 Feb 9;5(2):e9119. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009119. Review.


Prevalence of rectal Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium in male patients at the San Francisco STD clinic, 2005-2006.

Francis SC, Kent CK, Klausner JD, Rauch L, Kohn R, Hardick A, Gaydos CA.

Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Sep;35(9):797-800. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318177ec39. No abstract available.


Hypertension-linked decrease in the expression of brain gamma-adducin.

Yang H, Francis SC, Sellers K, DeBarros M, Sun C, Sumners C, Ferrario CM, Katovich MJ, Muro AF, Raizada MK.

Circ Res. 2002 Oct 4;91(7):633-9.


Gene therapy in cardiovascular disease. Current status.

Francis SC, Katovich MJ, Gelband CH, Raizada MK.

Am J Pharmacogenomics. 2001;1(1):55-66. Review.


Genetic targeting for cardiovascular therapeutics: are we near the summit or just beginning the climb?

Francis SC, Raizada MK, Mangi AA, Melo LG, Dzau VJ, Vale PR, Isner JM, Losordo DW, Chao J, Katovich MJ, Berecek KH.

Physiol Genomics. 2001 Dec 21;7(2):79-94. Review.


Coordinate regulation of catecholamine uptake by rab3 and phosphoinositide 3-kinase.

Francis SC, Sunshine C, Kirk KL.

J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 8;277(10):7816-23. Epub 2001 Dec 17.


Gene therapy attenuates the elevated blood pressure and glucose intolerance in an insulin-resistant model of hypertension.

Katovich MJ, Reaves PY, Francis SC, Pachori AS, Wang HW, Raizada MK.

J Hypertens. 2001 Sep;19(9):1553-8.


The future of hypertension therapy: sense, antisense, or nonsense?

Pachori AS, Huentelman MJ, Francis SC, Gelband CH, Katovich MJ, Raizada MK.

Hypertension. 2001 Feb;37(2 Pt 2):357-64. Review.


Integration managers: special leaders for special times.

Ashkenas RN, Francis SC.

Harv Bus Rev. 2000 Nov-Dec;78(6):108-16.


Targeting of the renin-angiotensin system by antisense gene therapy: a possible strategy for the long-term control of hypertension.

Raizada MK, Francis SC, Wang H, Gelband CH, Reaves PY, Katovich MJ.

J Hypertens. 2000 Apr;18(4):353-62. Review.


Making the deal real: how GE Capital integrates acquisitions.

Ashkenas RN, DeMonaco LJ, Francis SC.

Harv Bus Rev. 1998 Jan-Feb;76(1):165-70, 172, 174-8.


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