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Prevalence, incidence, and distribution of human papillomavirus types in female sex workers in Kenya.

Sweet K, Bosire C, Sanusi B, Sherrod CJ, Kwatampora J, Waweru W, Mugo N, Kimani J, Ting J, Clark J, Dittmer DP, Smith JS.

Int J STD AIDS. 2020 Feb;31(2):109-118. doi: 10.1177/0956462419884454. Epub 2020 Jan 16. No abstract available.


Medroxyprogesterone acetate alters the vaginal microbiota and microenvironment in women and increases susceptibility to HIV-1 in humanized mice.

Wessels JM, Lajoie J, Cooper MIJH, Omollo K, Felker AM, Vitali D, Dupont HA, Nguyen PV, Mueller K, Vahedi F, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Cheruiyot J, Mungai JN, Deshiere A, Tremblay MJ, Mazzulli T, Stearns JC, Ashkar AA, Fowke KR, Surette MG, Kaushic C.

Dis Model Mech. 2019 Oct 23;12(10). pii: dmm039669. doi: 10.1242/dmm.039669.


Prevalence and Risk Factors of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Female Sexual Workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lockhart A, Senkomago V, Ting J, Chitwa M, Kimani J, Gakure H, Kwatampora J, Patel S, Mugo N, Smith JS.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Jul;46(7):458-464. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001002.


Regeneration-Competent and -Incompetent Murids Differ in Neutrophil Quantity and Function.

Cyr JL, Gawriluk TR, Kimani JM, Rada B, Watford WT, Kiama SG, Seifert AW, Ezenwa VO.

Integr Comp Biol. 2019 Nov 1;59(5):1138-1149. doi: 10.1093/icb/icz023.


Association between vaginal washing and vaginal bacterial concentrations.

Sabo MC, Balkus JE, Richardson BA, Srinivasan S, Kimani J, Anzala O, Schwebke J, Feidler TL, Fredricks DN, McClelland RS.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 24;14(1):e0210825. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210825. eCollection 2019.


Increased Cervical CD4+CCR5+ T Cells Among Kenyan Sex Working Women Using Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate.

Lajoie J, Tjernlund A, Omollo K, Edfeldt G, Röhl M, Boily-Larouche G, Cheruiyot J, Kimani M, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Broliden K, Fowke KR.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2019 Mar;35(3):236-246. doi: 10.1089/AID.2018.0188. Epub 2019 Jan 24.


Impact of Standard Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment on the Genital Microbiota, Immune Milieu, and Ex Vivo Human Immunodeficiency Virus Susceptibility.

Joag V, Obila O, Gajer P, Scott MC, Dizzell S, Humphrys M, Shahabi K, Huibner S, Shannon B, Tharao W, Mureithi M, Oyugi J, Kimani J, Kaushic C, Ravel J, Anzala O, Kaul R.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 2;68(10):1675-1683. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy762.


Characterization of the Genital Mucosa Immune Profile to Distinguish Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: Implications for HIV Susceptibility.

Boily-Larouche G, Lajoie J, Dufault B, Omollo K, Cheruiyot J, Njoki J, Kowatsch M, Kimani M, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Fowke KR.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 23;219(6):856-866. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy585.


Integration of HIV and reproductive health services in public sector facilities: analysis of client flow data over time in Kenya.

Birdthistle IJ, Fenty J, Collumbien M, Warren C, Kimani J, Ndwiga C, Mayhew S; Integra Initiative.

BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Sep 14;3(5):e000867. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000867. eCollection 2018.


High-risk HPV-RNA screening of physician- and self-collected specimens for detection of cervical lesions among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Senkomago V, Ting J, Kwatampora J, Gukare H, Mugo N, Kimani J, Smith JS.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 Nov;143(2):217-224. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12628. Epub 2018 Sep 8.


Using safe, affordable and accessible non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the number of HIV target cells in the blood and at the female genital tract.

Lajoie J, Birse K, Mwangi L, Chen Y, Cheruiyot J, Akolo M, Mungai J, Boily-Larouche G, Romas L, Mutch S, Kimani M, Oyugi J, Ho EA, Burgener A, Kimani J, Fowke KR.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Jul;21(7):e25150. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25150.


Depressive symptoms and problematic alcohol and other substance use in 1476 gay, bisexual, and other MSM at three research sites in Kenya.

Korhonen C, Kimani M, Wahome E, Otieno F, Okall D, Bailey RC, Harper GW, Lorway RR, Doshi M, Mathenge J, Kimani J, Sanders EJ, Graham SM.

AIDS. 2018 Jul 17;32(11):1507-1515. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001847. Erratum in: AIDS. 2018 Sep 10;32(14):2087.


Multiple-level stakeholder engagement in malaria clinical trials: addressing the challenges of conducting clinical research in resource-limited settings.

Mtove G, Kimani J, Kisinza W, Makenga G, Mangesho P, Duparc S, Nakalembe M, Phiri KS, Orrico R, Rojo R, Vandenbroucke P.

Trials. 2018 Mar 22;19(1):190. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2563-1.


Effects of exposure to an intensive HIV-prevention programme on behavioural changes among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prakash R, Bhattacharjee P, Blanchard A, Musyoki H, Anthony J, Kimani J, Gakii G, Sirengo M, Muraguri N, Mziray E, Kasonde L, Blanchard J, Isac S, Moses S.

Afr J AIDS Res. 2018 Jul;17(2):99-108. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2017.1377268. Epub 2018 Mar 8.


Ecologies of security: On the everyday security tactics of female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lorway R, Lazarus L, Chevrier C, Khan S, Musyoki HK, Mathenge J, Mwangi P, Macharia P, Bhattacharjee P, Isac S, Kimani J, Gaaki G, Becker M, Moses S, Blanchard J.

Glob Public Health. 2018 Dec;13(12):1767-1780. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2018.1442487. Epub 2018 Mar 5.


Prospective Evaluation of Cervicovaginal Self- and Cervical Physician Collection for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium Infections.

Lockhart A, Psioda M, Ting J, Campbell S, Mugo N, Kwatampora J, Chitwa M, Kimani J, Gakure A, Smith JS.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Jul;45(7):488-493. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000778.


Mycoplasma genitalium Infection in Kenyan and US Women.

Balkus JE, Manhart LE, Jensen JS, Anzala O, Kimani J, Schwebke J, Shafi J, Rivers C, Kabare E, McClelland RS.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Aug;45(8):514-521. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000799.


Integrin α4β7 expression on peripheral blood CD4+ T cells predicts HIV acquisition and disease progression outcomes.

Sivro A, Schuetz A, Sheward D, Joag V, Yegorov S, Liebenberg LJ, Yende-Zuma N, Stalker A, Mwatelah RS, Selhorst P, Garrett N, Samsunder N, Balgobin A, Nawaz F, Cicala C, Arthos J, Fauci AS, Anzala AO, Kimani J, Bagaya BS, Kiwanuka N, Williamson C, Kaul R, Passmore JS, Phanuphak N, Ananworanich J, Ansari A, Abdool Karim Q, Abdool Karim SS, McKinnon LR; CAPRISA004 and RV254 study groups.

Sci Transl Med. 2018 Jan 24;10(425). pii: eaam6354. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aam6354.


HIV-1 Subtypes and 5'LTR-Leader Sequence Variants Correlate with Seroconversion Status in Pumwani Sex Worker Cohort.

Sampathkumar R, Scott-Herridge J, Liang B, Kimani J, Plummer FA, Luo M.

Viruses. 2017 Dec 23;10(1). pii: E4. doi: 10.3390/v10010004.


KIR3DL1 alleles and their epistatic interactions with human leukocyte antigen class I influence resistance and susceptibility to HIV-1 acquisition in the Pumwani sex worker cohort.

Luo M, Czarnecki C, Nebroski M, Kimani J, Bernard N, Plummer FA.

AIDS. 2018 Apr 24;32(7):841-850. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001735.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Women Have High Numbers of CD103-CD8+ T Cells Residing Close to the Basal Membrane of the Ectocervical Epithelium.

Gibbs A, Buggert M, Edfeldt G, Ranefall P, Introini A, Cheuk S, Martini E, Eidsmo L, Ball TB, Kimani J, Kaul R, Karlsson AC, Wählby C, Broliden K, Tjernlund A.

J Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 2;218(3):453-465. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix661.


Gender differences in health-related quality of life at the time of a positive HIV test - a cross-sectional study in a resource-poor, high prevalence setting in Nairobi, Kenya.

van der Kop ML, Muhula S, Patel A, Thabane L, Awiti P, Kyomuhangi L, Abunah B, Nagide PI, Smillie K, Ojakaa DI, Kimani J, Ekström AM, Lester RT.

AIDS Care. 2018 Apr;30(4):493-499. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1417970. Epub 2017 Dec 19.


The incidence of first-line antiretroviral treatment changes and related factors among HIV-infected sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ndakala FN, Oyugi JO, Oluka MN, Kimani J, Norbert Behrens GM.

Pan Afr Med J. 2017 Sep 5;28:7. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.28.7.10885. eCollection 2017.


Association of high-risk sexual behaviour with diversity of the vaginal microbiota and abundance of Lactobacillus.

Wessels JM, Lajoie J, Vitali D, Omollo K, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Cheruiyot J, Kimani M, Mungai JN, Akolo M, Stearns JC, Surette MG, Fowke KR, Kaushic C.

PLoS One. 2017 Nov 2;12(11):e0187612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187612. eCollection 2017.


CD161 identifies polyfunctional Th1/Th17 cells in the genital mucosa that are depleted in HIV-infected female sex workers from Nairobi, Kenya.

Boily-Larouche G, Omollo K, Cheruiyot J, Njoki J, Kimani M, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Lajoie J, Fowke KR.

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 11;7(1):11123. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11706-y.


Fertility intentions and contraceptive practices among clinic-users living with HIV in Kenya: a mixed methods study.

Mayhew SH, Colombini M, Kimani JK, Tomlin K, Warren CE; Integra Initiative, Mutemwa R.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Jul 5;17(1):626. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4514-2.


Sexual Assault and HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis at an Urban African Hospital.

Muriuki EM, Kimani J, Machuki Z, Kiarie J, Roxby AC.

AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 Jun;31(6):255-260. doi: 10.1089/apc.2016.0274.


Contextualizing willingness to participate: recommendations for engagement, recruitment & enrolment of Kenyan MSM in future HIV prevention trials.

Doshi M, Avery L, Kaddu RP, Gichuhi M, Gakii G, du Plessis E, Dutta S, Khan S, Kimani J, Lorway RR.

BMC Public Health. 2017 May 18;17(1):469. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4395-4.


Impact of Integrated Services on HIV Testing: A Nonrandomized Trial among Kenyan Family Planning Clients.

Church K, Warren CE, Birdthistle I, Ploubidis GB, Tomlin K, Zhou W, Kimani J, Abuya T, Ndwiga C, Sweeney S, Mayhew SH; Integra Initiative.

Stud Fam Plann. 2017 Jun;48(2):201-218. doi: 10.1111/sifp.12022. Epub 2017 May 4.


Subtype-Specific Differences in Gag-Protease-Driven Replication Capacity Are Consistent with Intersubtype Differences in HIV-1 Disease Progression.

Kiguoya MW, Mann JK, Chopera D, Gounder K, Lee GQ, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Ball TB, Kimani J, Brumme ZL, Brockman MA, Ndung'u T.

J Virol. 2017 Jun 9;91(13). pii: e00253-17. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00253-17. Print 2017 Jul 1.


PrEP for key populations in combination HIV prevention in Nairobi: a mathematical modelling study.

Cremin I, McKinnon L, Kimani J, Cherutich P, Gakii G, Muriuki F, Kripke K, Hecht R, Kiragu M, Smith J, Hinsley W, Gelmon L, Hallett TB.

Lancet HIV. 2017 May;4(5):e214-e222. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30021-8. Epub 2017 Feb 21.


Prevalent neuropathy in a cohort of HIV-infected Kenyan sex workers using antiretroviral drugs.

Ndakala FN, Oyugi JO, Oluka MN, Kimani J, Jablonka A, Behrens GM.

Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Sep 20;25:14. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.25.14.9699. eCollection 2016.


Impact of Periodic Presumptive Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis on the Vaginal Microbiome among Women Participating in the Preventing Vaginal Infections Trial.

Balkus JE, Srinivasan S, Anzala O, Kimani J, Andac C, Schwebke J, Fredricks DN, McClelland RS.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 1;215(5):723-731. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw622.


Parasitological Clearance Rates and Drug Concentrations of a Fixed Dose Combination of Azithromycin-Chloroquine in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women with Plasmodium Falciparum Parasitemia: An Open-Label, Non-Comparative Study in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Phiri K, Kimani J, Mtove GA, Zhao Q, Rojo R, Robbins J, Duparc S, Ayoub A, Vandenbroucke P.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 18;11(11):e0165692. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165692. eCollection 2016.


Can surveys of women accurately track indicators of maternal and newborn care? A validity and reliability study in Kenya.

McCarthy KJ, Blanc AK, Warren CE, Kimani J, Mdawida B, Ndwidga C.

J Glob Health. 2016 Dec;6(2):020502. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.020502.


Efficacy and Safety of Azithromycin-Chloroquine versus Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Infection in Pregnant Women in Africa: An Open-Label, Randomized Trial.

Kimani J, Phiri K, Kamiza S, Duparc S, Ayoub A, Rojo R, Robbins J, Orrico R, Vandenbroucke P.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 21;11(6):e0157045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157045. eCollection 2016.


Assessing the validity of indicators of the quality of maternal and newborn health care in Kenya.

Blanc AK, Warren C, McCarthy KJ, Kimani J, Ndwiga C, RamaRao S.

J Glob Health. 2016 Jun;6(1):010405. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010405.


Improving Adherence to Post-Cervical Biopsy Sexual Abstinence in Kenyan Female Sex Workers.

Lajoie J, Boily-Larouche G, Doering K, Cheruiyot J, Oyugi J, Broliden K, Kimani J, Fowke KR.

Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Jul;76(1):82-93. doi: 10.1111/aji.12520. Epub 2016 May 24.


Comparative analysis of ear-hole closure identifies epimorphic regeneration as a discrete trait in mammals.

Gawriluk TR, Simkin J, Thompson KL, Biswas SK, Clare-Salzler Z, Kimani JM, Kiama SG, Smith JJ, Ezenwa VO, Seifert AW.

Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 25;7:11164. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11164.


Prevalence and risk factors of three curable sexually transmitted infections among women in Nairobi, Kenya.

Maina AN, Kimani J, Anzala O.

BMC Res Notes. 2016 Mar 29;9:193. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1990-x.


Periodic Presumptive Treatment for Vaginal Infections May Reduce the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Infections.

Balkus JE, Manhart LE, Lee J, Anzala O, Kimani J, Schwebke J, Shafi J, Rivers C, Kabare E, Scott McClelland R.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 15;213(12):1932-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw043. Epub 2016 Feb 4.


The Impact of Sex Work Interruption on Blood-Derived T Cells in Sex Workers from Nairobi, Kenya.

Omollo K, Boily-Larouche G, Lajoie J, Kimani M, Cheruiyot J, Kimani J, Oyugi J, Fowke KR.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2016 Oct/Nov;32(10-11):1072-1078. Epub 2016 Mar 16.


Use of HIV counseling and testing and family planning services among postpartum women in Kenya: a multicentre, non-randomised trial.

Kimani J, Warren CE, Abuya T, Ndwiga C, Mayhew S, Vassall A, Mutemwa R, Askew I.

BMC Womens Health. 2015 Nov 13;15:104. doi: 10.1186/s12905-015-0262-6.


Characteristics of soils in selected maize growing sites along altitudinal gradients in East African highlands.

Njuguna E, Gathara M, Nadir S, Mwalusepo S, Williamson D, Mathé PE, Kimani J, Landmann T, Juma G, Ong'amo G, Gatebe E, Ru BL, Calatayud PA.

Data Brief. 2015 Sep 3;5:138-44. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.08.030. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Reducing IRF-1 to Levels Observed in HESN Subjects Limits HIV Replication, But Not the Extent of Host Immune Activation.

Su RC, Plesniarski A, Ao Z, Kimani J, Sivro A, Jaoko W, Plummer FA, Yao X, Ball TB.

Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2015 Oct 27;4:e259. doi: 10.1038/mtna.2015.29.


Family planning use and fertility desires among women living with HIV in Kenya.

Kimani J, Warren C, Abuya T, Mutemwa R; Integra Initiative, Mayhew S, Askew I.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 17;15:909. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2218-z.


Barriers to the uptake of postexposure prophylaxis among Nairobi-based female sex workers.

Olsthoorn AV, Sivachandran N, Bogoch I, Kwantampora J, Kimani M, Kimani J, Kaul R.

AIDS. 2016 Jan 2;30(1):99-103. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000884.


Correction: Non-Cationic Proteins Are Associated with HIV Neutralizing Activity in Genital Secretions of Female Sex Workers.

Birse KD, Cole AL, Hirbod T, McKinnon L, Ball TB, Westmacott GR, Kimani J, Plummer F, Cole AM, Burgener A, Broliden K.

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 21;10(7):e0134196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134196. eCollection 2015. No abstract available.


Increased levels of inflammatory cytokines in the female reproductive tract are associated with altered expression of proteases, mucosal barrier proteins, and an influx of HIV-susceptible target cells.

Arnold KB, Burgener A, Birse K, Romas L, Dunphy LJ, Shahabi K, Abou M, Westmacott GR, McCorrister S, Kwatampora J, Nyanga B, Kimani J, Masson L, Liebenberg LJ, Abdool Karim SS, Passmore JA, Lauffenburger DA, Kaul R, McKinnon LR.

Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Jan;9(1):194-205. doi: 10.1038/mi.2015.51. Epub 2015 Jun 24.


Risk Factors for HIV Acquisition in a Prospective Nairobi-Based Female Sex Worker Cohort.

McKinnon LR, Izulla P, Nagelkerke N, Munyao J, Wanjiru T, Shaw SY, Gichuki R, Kariuki C, Muriuki F, Musyoki H, Gakii G, Gelmon L, Kaul R, Kimani J.

AIDS Behav. 2015 Dec;19(12):2204-13. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1118-7.


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