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Comparing HIV risk-related behaviors between 2 RDS national samples of MSM in Brazil, 2009 and 2016.

Guimarães MDC, Kendall C, Magno L, Rocha GM, Knauth DR, Leal AF, Dourado I, Veras MA, Brito AM, Kerr LRFS; Brazilian HIV/MSM Surveillance Group.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(1S Suppl 1):S62-S68. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009079.


Risk behavior score: a practical approach for assessing risk among men who have sex with men in Brazil.

Rocha GM, Kerr LRFS, Kendall C, Guimarães MDC.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar - Apr;22(2):113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2018.02.008. Epub 2018 Mar 15.


Genotyping comparison of Mycobacterium leprae isolates by VNTR analysis from nasal samples in a Brazilian endemic region.

Lima LNC, Frota CC, Suffys PN, Fontes ANB, Mota RMS, Almeida RLF, Andrade Pontes MA, Gonçalves HS, Kendall C, Kerr LRS.

Pathog Glob Health. 2018 Mar;112(2):79-85. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2018.1427308. Epub 2018 Feb 6.


Evaluation of 16S rRNA qPCR for detection of Mycobacterium leprae DNA in nasal secretion and skin biopsy samples from multibacillary and paucibacillary leprosy cases.

Marques LÉC, Frota CC, Quetz JDS, Bindá AH, Mota RMS, Pontes MAA, Gonçalves HS, Kendall C, Kerr LRFS.

Pathog Glob Health. 2018 Mar;112(2):72-78. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2017.1415736. Epub 2017 Dec 26.


Genotyping of Mycobacterium leprae for better understanding of leprosy transmission in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil.

Fontes ANB, Lima LNGC, Mota RMS, Almeida RLF, Pontes MA, Gonçalves HS, Frota CC, Vissa VD, Brennan PJ, Guimaraes RJPS, Kendall C, Kerr LRFS, Suffys PN.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 15;11(12):e0006117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006117. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Natural environmental water sources in endemic regions of northeastern Brazil are potential reservoirs of viable Mycobacterium leprae.

Arraes MLBM, Holanda MV, Lima LNGC, Sabadia JAB, Duarte CR, Almeida RLF, Kendall C, Kerr LRS, Frota CC.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Dec;112(12):805-811. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760170117.


Factors associated with self-reported discrimination against men who have sex with men in Brazil.

Magno L, Dourado I, da Silva LAV, Brignol S, Brito AM, Guimarães MDC, Benzaken A, Pinho AA, Kendall C, Kerr LRFS.

Rev Saude Publica. 2017;51:102. doi: 10.11606/S1518-8787.2017051000016. Epub 2017 Nov 17.


[Factors associated with low knowledge on HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men in Brazil].

Gomes RRFM, Ceccato MDGB, Kerr LRFS, Guimarães MDC.

Cad Saude Publica. 2017 Oct 26;33(10):e00125515. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00125515. Portuguese.


[Prevalence and violence-associated factors in the work environment of female prison guards in Brazil].

Ferreira MJM, Macena RHM, Mota RMS, Pires RDJ Neto, Silva AMCD, Vieira LJES, Kendall BC, Kerr LRFS.

Cien Saude Colet. 2017 Sep;22(9):2989-3002. doi: 10.1590/1413-81232017229.11092017. Portuguese.


Uniform multidrug therapy for leprosy patients in Brazil (U-MDT/CT-BR): Results of an open label, randomized and controlled clinical trial, among multibacillary patients.

Penna GO, Bührer-Sékula S, Kerr LRS, Stefani MMA, Rodrigues LC, de Araújo MG, Ramos AMC, de Andrade ARC, Costa MB, Rosa PS, Gonçalves HS, Cruz R, Barreto ML, Pontes MAA, Penna MLF.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 13;11(7):e0005725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005725. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Viral hepatitis in female sex workers using the Respondent-Driven Sampling.

Matos MA, França DDDS, Carneiro MADS, Martins RMB, Kerr LRFS, Caetano KAA, Pinheiro RS, Araújo LA, Mota RMS, Matos MAD, Motta-Castro ARC, Teles SA.

Rev Saude Publica. 2017 Jun 26;51:65. doi: 10.1590/S1518-8787.2017051006540.


Presence of Mycobacterium leprae genotype 4 in environmental waters in Northeast Brazil.

Holanda MV, Marques LEC, Macedo MLB, Pontes MAA, Sabadia JAB, Kerr LRFS, Almeida RLF, Frota CC.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2017 Mar-Apr;50(2):216-222. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0424-2016.


Hazardous alcohol use among transwomen in a Brazilian city.

Kerr-Corrêa F, Pinheiro FM Júnior, Martins TA, Costa DL, Macena RH, Mota RM, Yaegaschi MY, Carneiro KL, Kendall C, Kerr LR.

Cad Saude Publica. 2017 Apr 3;33(3):e00008815. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00008815.


Can baseline ML Flow test results predict leprosy reactions? An investigation in a cohort of patients enrolled in the uniform multidrug therapy clinical trial for leprosy patients in Brazil.

Hungria EM, Oliveira RM, Penna GO, Aderaldo LC, Pontes MA, Cruz R, Gonçalves HS, Penna ML, Kerr LR, Stefani MM, Bührer-Sékula S.

Infect Dis Poverty. 2016 Dec 6;5(1):110.


Prevalence, Risk Behaviors, and Virological Characteristics of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in a Group of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Brazil: Results from a Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey.

Oliveira MP, Matos MA, Silva ÁM, Lopes CL, Teles SA, Matos MA, Spitz N, Araujo NM, Mota RM, Kerr LR, Martins RM.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 10;11(8):e0160916. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160916. eCollection 2016.


Correlation between clinical tests and electroneuromyography for the diagnosis of leprosy neuropathy.

Lima PO, Cunha FM, Gonçalves Hde S, Aires MA, De Almeida RL, Kerr LR.

Lepr Rev. 2016 Mar;87(1):60-70.


Incentives and barriers to HIV testing in men who have sex with men in a metropolitan area in Brazil.

Gonçalves VF, Kerr LR, Mota RS, Macena RH, Almeida RL, Freire DG, Brito AM, Dourado I, Atlani-Duault L, Vidal L, Kendall C.

Cad Saude Publica. 2016 May 31;32(5). pii: S0102-311X2016000500705. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00049015.


Acute changes in whole body corticosterone in response to perceived predation risk: A mechanism for anti-predator behavior in anurans?

Bennett AM, Longhi JN, Chin EH, Burness G, Kerr LR, Murray DL.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 1;229:62-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.02.024. Epub 2016 Mar 2.


Social networks of men who have sex with men: a study of recruitment chains using Respondent Driven Sampling in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil.

Brignol SM, Dourado I, Amorim LD, Miranda JG, Kerr LR.

Cad Saude Publica. 2015 Nov;31 Suppl 1:170-81. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00085614. English, Portuguese.


[AIDS in children: the influence of socioeconomic differences in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil].

Lopes EM, Pedrosa NL, Holanda ER, Almeida RL, Kerr LR, Galvão MT.

Cad Saude Publica. 2015 Sep;31(9):2005-16. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00074514. Portuguese.


Specialized care for people with AIDS in the state of Ceara, Brazil.

Pedrosa NL, Santos Vda F, Paiva Sde S, Galvão MT, Almeida RL, Kerr LR.

Rev Saude Publica. 2015;49. pii: S0034-89102015000100308. doi: 10.1590/S0034-8910.2015049006028. Epub 2015 Oct 20. English, Portuguese.


HIV-testing among female sex workers on the border between Brazil and French Guiana: the need for targeted interventions.

Parriault MC, van Melle A, Basurko C, Gaubert-Marechal E, Macena RH, Rogier S, Kerr LR, Nacher M.

Cad Saude Publica. 2015 Aug;31(8):1615-22. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00138514.


Vulnerability in the context of HIV and syphilis infection in a population of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil.

Brignol S, Dourado I, Amorim LD, Kerr LR.

Cad Saude Publica. 2015 May;31(5):1035-48. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00178313. English, Portuguese.


The historic data series on AIDS in the state of Ceará, Brazil.

Pedrosa NL, Paiva Sde S, de Almeida RL, de Holanda ER, Kerr LR, Galvão MT.

Cien Saude Colet. 2015 Apr;20(4):1177-84. doi: 10.1590/1413-81232015204.00582014. English, Portuguese.


Sexual Violence Against Men Who Have Sex with Men in Brazil: A Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey.

Sabidó M, Kerr LR, Mota RS, Benzaken AS, de A Pinho A, Guimaraes MD, Dourado I, Merchan-Hamman E, Kendall C.

AIDS Behav. 2015 Sep;19(9):1630-41. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1016-z.


Population size, HIV, and behavior among MSM in Luanda, Angola: challenges and findings in the first ever HIV and syphilis biological and behavioral survey.

Kendall C, Kerr LR, Mota RM, Cavalcante S, Macena RH, Chen S, Gaffga N, Monterosso E, Bastos FI, Serrano D.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Aug 15;66(5):544-51. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000213.


HIV/AIDS knowledge among men who have sex with men: applying the item response theory.

Gomes RR, Batista JR, Ceccato Md, Kerr LR, Guimarães MD.

Rev Saude Publica. 2014 Apr;48(2):206-15.


CARM1 automethylation is controlled at the level of alternative splicing.

Wang L, Charoensuksai P, Watson NJ, Wang X, Zhao Z, Coriano CG, Kerr LR, Xu W.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Aug;41(14):6870-80. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt415. Epub 2013 May 30.


Persisting leprosy transmission despite increased control measures in an endemic cluster in Brazil: the unfinished agenda.

Alencar CH, Ramos AN Jr, Barbosa JC, Kerr LR, De Oliveira ML, Heukelbach J.

Lepr Rev. 2012 Dec;83(4):344-53.


Genotyping and drug resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains observed in a tuberculosis high-burden municipality in Northeast, Brazil.

Luiz Rdos S, Suffys P, Barroso EC, Kerr LR, Duarte CR, Freitas MV, Mota RM, Frota CC.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2013 May-Jun;17(3):338-45. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.10.019. Epub 2013 Apr 20.


Unprotected receptive anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Brazil.

Rocha GM, Kerr LR, de Brito AM, Dourado I, Guimarães MD.

AIDS Behav. 2013 May;17(4):1288-95. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0398-4.


Mycobacterium leprae in six-banded (Euphractus sexcinctus) and nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in Northeast Brazil.

Frota CC, Lima LN, Rocha Ada S, Suffys PN, Rolim BN, Rodrigues LC, Barreto ML, Kendall C, Kerr LR.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012 Dec;107 Suppl 1:209-13.


HIV among MSM in a large middle-income country.

Kerr LR, Mota RS, Kendall C, Pinho Ade A, Mello MB, Guimarães MD, Dourado I, de Brito AM, Benzaken A, McFarland W, Rutherford G; HIVMSM Surveillance Group.

AIDS. 2013 Jan 28;27(3):427-35. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835ad504.


Travestis, an unexplored population at risk of HIV in a large metropolis of northeast Brazil: a respondent-driven sampling survey.

Martins TA, Kerr LR, Macena RH, Mota RS, Carneiro KL, Gondim RC, Kendall C.

AIDS Care. 2013;25(5):606-12. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.726342. Epub 2012 Oct 19.


Prevalence and virologic profile of HIV infections among female sex workers in Goiânia City, central Brazil.

Caetano KA, França DD, Carneiro MA, Martins RM, Stefani MM, Kerr LR, de Matos MA, Moraes LC, Teles SA.

AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Jan;27(1):1-4. doi: 10.1089/apc.2012.0268. Epub 2012 Oct 15. No abstract available.


Sociodemographic factors and health in a population of children living in families infected with HIV in Fortaleza and Salvador, Brazil.

Cavalcante Mdo S, Kerr LR, Brignol SM, Silva Dde O, Dourado I, Galvão MT, Kendall C.

AIDS Care. 2013;25(5):550-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.726343. Epub 2012 Oct 15.


Antiretroviral drug resistance in a respondent-driven sample of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Brazil.

Bermúdez-Aza EH, Kerr LR, Kendall C, Pinho AA, de Mello MB, Mota RS, Guimarães MD, Alencar CS, de Brito AM, Dourado IC, da Batista SM, Abreu F, de Oliveira LC, de Souza Moraes A, Benzaken AS, Merchan-Hamann E, de Freitas GM, McFarland W, Albuquerque E, Rutherford GW, Sabino E.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug;57 Suppl 3:S186-92. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31821e9c36.


Disparities in mother-to-child transmission in Northeast Brazil: regional failures within successful country programs.

Kerr LR, Cavalcante Mdo S, Kendall C, Machado MM, Dourado MI, Galvao M.

AIDS Care. 2011 Jun;23(6):771-4. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.532534.


Neonatal experiences differentially influence mammary gland morphology, estrogen receptor {α} protein levels, and carcinogenesis in BALB/c mice.

Boyd AL, Salleh A, Humber B, Yee J, Tomes L, Kerr LR.

Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2010 Nov;3(11):1398-408. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-10-0111. Epub 2010 Nov 7.


Seropositivity to anti-phenolic glycolipid-I in leprosy cases, contacts and no known contacts of leprosy in an endemic and a non-endemic area in northeast Brazil.

Frota CC, Freitas MV, Foss NT, Lima LN, Rodrigues LC, Barreto ML, Kerr LR.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jul;104(7):490-5. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2010.03.006. Epub 2010 May 6.


Risky sexual practices among men who have sex with men in Northeast Brazil: results from four sequential surveys.

Gondim RC, Kerr LR, Werneck GL, Macena RH, Pontes MK, Kendall C.

Cad Saude Publica. 2009 Jun;25(6):1390-8.


Quality of life assessment among haemodialysis patients in a single centre: a 2-year follow-up.

Santos PR, Daher EF, Silva GB Jr, Libório AB, Kerr LR.

Qual Life Res. 2009 Jun;18(5):541-6. doi: 10.1007/s11136-009-9474-2. Epub 2009 Apr 11.


Brazilian mothers' beliefs, attitudes and practices related to child weight status and early feeding within the context of nutrition transition.

Lindsay AC, Machado MT, Sussner KM, Hardwick CK, Kerr LR, Peterson KE.

J Biosoc Sci. 2009 Jan;41(1):21-37. doi: 10.1017/S0021932008003039. Epub 2008 Oct 13.


Drinking patterns between men and women in two distinct Brazilian communities.

Kerr-Corrêa F, Tucci AM, Hegedus AM, Trinca LA, de Oliveira JB, Floripes TM, Kerr LR.

Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2008 Sep;30(3):235-42.


Using respondent-driven sampling methodology for HIV biological and behavioral surveillance in international settings: a systematic review.

Malekinejad M, Johnston LG, Kendall C, Kerr LR, Rifkin MR, Rutherford GW.

AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul;12(4 Suppl):S105-30. doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9421-1. Epub 2008 Jun 17. Review.


An empirical comparison of respondent-driven sampling, time location sampling, and snowball sampling for behavioral surveillance in men who have sex with men, Fortaleza, Brazil.

Kendall C, Kerr LR, Gondim RC, Werneck GL, Macena RH, Pontes MK, Johnston LG, Sabin K, McFarland W.

AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul;12(4 Suppl):S97-104. doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9390-4. Epub 2008 Apr 4.


[Spatial distribution of the infant mortality rate and its principal determinants in the State of Ceará, Brazil, 2000-2002].

Bezerra Filho JG, Kerr LR, Miná Dde L, Barreto ML.

Cad Saude Publica. 2007 May;23(5):1173-85. Portuguese.


Temporal factors alter effects of social housing conditions on responses to chemotherapy and hormone levels in a Shionogi mammary tumor model.

Kerr LR, Andrews HN, Strange KS, Emerman JT, Weinberg J.

Psychosom Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;68(6):966-75.


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