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Publications Archive

Each year, the Division of HIV and STD Programs submits and publishes articles and abstracts that detail disease progression and morbidity for HIV and STDs in Los Angeles County populations.  Below is a list of the publications beginning in 2001 through 2012.

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  • HIV Testing Behaviors of a Cohort of HIV-Positive Racial/Ethnic Minority YMSMPDF Icon

  • Sayles, J.N., Rurangirwa, J., Kim, M., Kinsler, J., Oruga, R., and Janson, M. (2012). Operationalizing Treatment as Prevention in Los Angeles County: Antiretroviral Therapy Use and Factors Associated with Unsuppressed Viral Load in the Ryan White System of Care.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 26 (8), 463-70.

  • Harawa, N.T., McCuller, W.J., Chavers, C., and Janson M. (2012).  HIV Risk Behaviors Among Black/African American and Hispanic/Latina Femaile Partners of Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women.  AIDS and Behavior, 10.

  • Hoyt D'Anna, L., Nguyen, H.H., Reynolds, G.L., Fisher, D.G., Janson, M., Chen, C., and Mallote, C.K. (2012).  The Relationship Between Sexual Minority Verbal Harassment and Utilization of Health Services: Results from Countywide Risk Assessment Survey (CRAS) 2004.  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 24(2): 119-139.

  • Scheer, S., Hughes, A., Tejero, J., Damesyn, M.A., Mark, K.E., Arguello, A.T., Wohl, A.R..  (2012) HIV Patients in Care in California: Regional Differences Among the California Medical Monitoring Project Sites 2007-2008.  Open AIDS Journal, Suppl 1: M21, 213-223.

  • Hu, Y.W., Kinsler, J.J, Sheng, Z., Kang, T., Bingham, T., Frye, D.M.  (August 2012) Using Laboratory Surveillance Data to Estimate Engagement in Care Among Persons Living with HIV in Los Angeles County, 2009. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 26(8): 471-478. Epub 2012 June 25.

  • Rurangirwa, J., Bingham, T.A., Kim, J., Hu, Y.W., Bing, E.G.  (August 13, 2012) Late HIV Detection Among Adult Males in Los Angeles County, 2000-2004. AIDS Care, Epub ahead of print.

  • Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Wohl, A.R., Outlaw, A., Phillips, G., Hidalgo, J., LeGrand, S., Fields, S. Patterns of HIV Disclosure and Condom Use Among HIV-Infected Young Racial/Ethnic Minority Men who Have Sex with Men.  AIDS and Behavior, published online October 9, 2012.

  • Phillips, G., Outlaw, A.Y., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Wohl, A.R., Fields, S., Halpern-Felsher, B., Arya, M. (2012) HIV Testing Behaviors of a Cohort of HIV-Positive Racial/Ethnic Minority YMSM.  AIDS and Behavior, 16(7): 1917-1925.

  • DeRosa, C.J., Jeffries, R.A., Afifi, A.A., Cumberland, W.G., Chung, E.Q., Kerndt, P.R., Ethier, K.A., Martinez, E., Loya, R.V., Dittus, P.J. (Dec. 2012) Improving the Implementation of Condom Availability Program in Urban High Schools. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(6); 572-579.

  • Rudy, E., Aynalem, G., Cross, J., Ramirez, F., Bolan, R.K., Kerndt, P.R.  (Sept. 2012) Community-Embedded Disease Intervention Specialist Program for Syphilis Partner Notification in a Clinic Serving Men who Have Sex with Men.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 39(9): 701-705.


  • Early Linkage and Retention in Care: Findings from the Outreach, Linkage, and Retention in Care Initiative Among Young Men of Color Who have Sex with MenPDF Icon

  • A Youth-Focused Case Management Intervention to Engage and Retain Young Gay Men of Color in HIV CarePDF Icon

  • Mark Malek, John Costumbrado, Garrett Cox, Armidia Miranda, A. Nelson El Amin, Ali Stirland. Immunization program in the largest U.S. jail: Protecting the highest risk individuals against influenza and hepatitis. International Conference and Exhibition on Vaccines & Vaccination 22-24, November 2011, Philadelphia

  • Alfonsi GA, Datta SD, Mickiewicz T, Koutsky LA, Ghanem K, Hagensee M, Kerndt P, et al. Prevalence of high-risk HPV types and abnormal cervical cytology in American Indian/Alaska Native women, 2003-2005. Public Health Rep. May-Jun 2011;126(3):330-337.

  • Delaney KP, Heffelfinger JD, Wesolowski LG, Owen SM, Meyer WA, 3rd, Kennedy S, Uniyal A, Kerndt PR, et al. Performance of an alternative laboratory-based algorithm for HIV diagnosis in a high-risk population. J Clin Virol. Oct 22, 2011.

  • Ghanem KG, Datta SD, Unger ER, Hagensee M, Shlay JC, Kerndt P, et al. The association of current hormonal contraceptive use with type-specific HPV detection. Sex Transm Infect. Aug 2011;87(5):385-388.

  • Smith JS, Brewer NT, Chang Y, Liddon N, Guerry S, Pettigrew E, Markowitz LE, Gottlieb SL. Acceptability of school requirements for human papillomavirus vaccine. Hum Vaccin. Sep 2011;7(9):952-957.

  • Delaney KP, Branson BM, Uniyal A, Phillips S, Candal D, Owen SM, Kerndt PR. Evaluation of the Performance Characteristics of 6 Rapid HIV Antibody Tests. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2011; 52(2): 257-263.

  • Ethier KA, Dittus PJ, De Rosa CJ, Chung EQ, Martinez E, Kerndt PR.  School-based Health Center Access, Reproductive Health Care, and Contraceptive Use Among Sexually Experienced High School Students. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011; 48: 562-565.

  • Guerry S, De Rosa C, Markowitz L, Walker S, Liddon N, Kerndt P, Gottlieb S. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiation among Adolescent Girls in High-Risk Communities. Vaccine. 2011; 29(12):2235-2241.

  • Goldstein B, Steinberg J, Aynalem G, Kerndt PK. High Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Incidence and Reinfection Among Performers in the Adult Film Industry. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2011; 38(7): 644-648.

  • Kerndt PR, Ferrero DV, Aynalem G, Monga D, Wang S, Zhang N, Wong C, Liggins M, Meng Q. First Report of the Performance of the VERSANT(R) CT/GC DNA 1.0 Assay (kPCR) for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2011; 39(4): 1347-1353.

  • Robitz R, Gottleib S, De Rosa C, Guerry S, Liddon L, Zaidi A, Walker S, Smith J, Brewer N, Markowitz L. Parent Attitudes about School Requirements for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in High-Risk Communities of Los Angeles, California. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention. 2011; 20 (7): 1421-1429.

  • Steinberg J, Grella C, Boudov M. Risky sexual behavior and negative health consequences among incarcerated female adolescents: implications for public health policy and practice. In Sanders B, Thomas Y, & Griffin-Deeds B (eds.) (forthcoming) Crime, HIV & Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health Concerns. Springer Press (NL)

  • Steinberg J, Grella C, Boudov M, Kdrnka C, Kerndt P. Methamphetamine use and high risk sexual behaviors among incarcerated female adolescents with a diagnosed STD. Urban Health. 2011; 88(2): 352-364.


  • Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance Among Young Men of Color Who have Sex with Men: A Multicenter Cohort AnalysisPDF Icon

  • De Rosa CJ, Ethier KA, Kim DH, Cumberland WG, Afifi AA, Kotlerman J, Loya RV, Kerndt PR. Sexual intercourse and oral sex among public middle school students: prevalence and correlates. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2010; 42(3): 197-205.

  • Golden MR, Kerndt PR. Improving Clinical Operations: Can We and Should We Save Our STD Clinics? Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2010; [Epub ahead of print].

  • Habel MA, Dittus PJ, De Rosa CJ, Chung EQ, Kerndt PR. Daily participation in sports and students' sexual activity. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2010; 42(4): 244-250.

  • Hutchinson AB, Patel P, Sansom SL, Farnham PG, Sullivan TJ, Bennett B, Kerndt PR, Bolan RK, Heffelfinger JD, Prabhu VS, Branson BM. Cost-effectiveness of pooled nucleic acid amplification testing for acute HIV infection after third-generation HIV antibody screening and rapid testing in the United States: a comparison of three public health settings. PLoS Medicine. 2010; 7(9).

  • Javanbakht M, Gorbach PM, Amani B, Walker S, Cranston RD, Datta SD, Kerndt PR. Concurrency, sex partner risk, and high-risk human papillomavirus infection among African American, Asian, and Hispanic women. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2010; 37(2): 68-74.

  • Javanbakht M, Guerry S, Gorbach P, Stirland A, Chien M, Anton P, Kerndt P. Prevalence and Correlates of Heterosexual Anal Intercourse Among Clients Attending Public Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in Los Angeles County. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2010; 37(6): 369-376.

  • McCree D, Daley EM, Gorbach P, Hamm RM, Sharpe PA, Brandt HM, McFarlane M, Kerndt P, McDermott RJ, Kay Perrin KM, St. Lawrence JS. Awareness of Diagnosis and Knowledge of HPV in Women Patients: Data from a Multi-Site Study. American Journal of Health Education. 2010; 41(4): 197-205

  • Patel P, Mackellar D, Simmons P, Uniyal A, Gallagher K, Bennett B, Sullivan TJ, Kowalski A, Parker MM, LaLota M, Kerndt P, Sullivan PS. Detecting acute human immunodeficiency virus infection using 3 different screening immunoassays and nucleic acid amplification testing for human immunodeficiency virus RNA, 2006-2008. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2010; 170(1): 66-74.

  • Plant A, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, Mall KL, Pappas L, Kent CK, Klausner J, Kerndt PR. Stop the Sores: The Making and Evaluation of a Successful Social Marketing Campaign. Health Promotion Practice. 2010; 11(1): 23-33.


  • Characteristics Associated with Retention among African American and Latino Adolescent HIV-Positive Men: Results from the Outreach, Care and Prevention to Engage HIV Seropositive Young MSM of Color Special Project of National Significance InitiativePDF Icon

  • Atkinson JH, Higgins JA, Vigil O, Dubrow R, Remien RH, Steward WT, Casey CY, Sikkema KJ, Correale J, Ake C, McCutchan JA, Kerndt PR, Morin SF, Grant I. Psychiatric context of acute/early HIV infection. The NIMH Multisite Acute HIV Infection Study: IV. AIDS and Behavior. 2009; 13(6): 1061-1067.

  • Goldstein BY, Bray FI, Parkin DM, Sellors J, Zhang ZF. Years of Life Lost from Lung, Stomach, Liver, and Cervical Cancers: An Evaluation of the Top Cancer Killers. In Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. Preedy VR and Watson RR (Eds.). 2009; Springer.

  • Grudzen CR, Elliott MN, Kerndt PR, Schuster MA, Brook RH, Gelberg L. Condom Use and High-Risk Sexual Acts in Adult Films: A Comparison of Heterosexual and Homosexual Films. American Journal of Public Health. 2009; 99(S1).

  • Javanbakht M, Murphy R, Harawa NT, Smith LV, Hayes M, Chien M, Kerndt PR. Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Prevalence among Incarcerated Men Who Have Sex With Men, 2000-2005. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009; 36(2): S17-S21.

  • Kelly JA, Morin SF, Remien RH, Steward WT, Higgins JA, Seal DW, Dubrow R, Atkinson JH, Kerndt PR, Pinkerton SD, Mayer K, Sikkema KJ. Lessons learned about behavioral science and acute/early HIV infection. The NIMH Multisite Acute HIV Infection Study: V. AIDS and Behavior. 2009; 13(6): 1068-1074.

  • Kerndt PR, Dubrow R, Aynalem G, Mayer KH, Beckwith C, Remien RH, Truong HH, Uniyal A, Chien M, Brooks RA, Vigil OR, Steward WT, Merson M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Morin SF. Strategies used in the detection of acute/early HIV infections. The NIMH Multisite Acute HIV Infection Study: I. AIDS and Behavior. 2009; 13(6):1037-1045.

  • Klausner J, Bernstein K, Pandori M,  Hall C, Gibson S, Ryan T, Bolan R, Tilekar S, Khanlou H, Kerndt P, Guerry S, Wigen C, Rudy E , Mayer G,  Gratzer B, Swanson F, Golden M, Kent C, Katz K. Clinic-based testing for rectal and pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis infection by Community-based organizations-five cities, US, 2007. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2009; 58 (26); 716-719.

  • Remien RH, Higgins JA, Correale J, Bauermeister J, Dubrow R, Bradley M, Steward WT, Seal DW, Sikkema KJ, Kerndt PR, Mayer KH, Truong HM, Casey CY, Ehrhardt AA, Morin SF. Lack of understanding of acute HIV infection among newly-infected persons-implications for prevention and public health: The NIMH Multisite Acute HIV Infection Study: II. AIDS and Behavior. 2009; 13(6): 1046-1053.

  • Rudy ET, Shoptaw S, Lazzar M, Bolan RK, Tilekar SD, Kerndt PR. Methamphetamine use and other club drug use differ in relation to HIV status and risk behavior among gay and bisexual men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009; 36(11): 693-695.

  • Tuli K, Kerndt PR. Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections among Incarcerated Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009; 36(2): S41–S48.

  • Zhiwei (Waley) Zeng. Multiple Imputation for Missing Income Data in Population-Based Health Surveillance. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 2009; 15(6); E12-E21.


  • Amon JJ, Garfein RS, Ahdieh-Grant L, Armstrong GL, Ouellet LJ, Latka MH, Vlahov D, Strathdee SA, Hudson SM, Kerndt P, Des Jarlais D, Williams IT. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users in the United States, 1994-2004. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008; 46(12): 1852-1858.

  • Bauer H, Wohlfeiler D,  Klausner J, Guerry S,  Gunn R, Bolan G .  California Guidelines for Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhea. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2008; 35(3): 314-319.

  • Buchacz K, Klausner JD, Kerndt PR, Shouse RL, Onorato I, McElroy PD, Schwendemann J, Tambe PB, Allen M, Coye F, Kent C, Park MN, Hawkins K, Samoff E, Brooks JT. HIV incidence among men diagnosed with early syphilis in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, 2004 to 2005. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2008; 47(2): 234-240.

  • Datta SD, Koutsky LA, Ratelle S, Unger ER, Shlay J, McClain T, Weaver B, Kerndt P, Zenilman J, Hagensee M, Suhr CJ, Weinstock H. Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cytology in women screened for cervical cancer in the United States, 2003-2005. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008; 148(7): 493-500.

  • Metsch LR, Pereyra M, Messinger S, Del Rio C, Strathdee SA, Anderson-Mahoney P, Rudy E, Marks G, Gardner L. HIV transmission risk behaviors among HIV-infected persons who are successfully linked to care. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008; 47(4): 577-584.

  • Taylor MM, Aynalem G, Olea LM, He P, Smith LV, Kerndt PR. A consequence of the syphilis epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM): neurosyphilis in Los Angeles, 2001-2004. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2008;35(5):430-434.

  • Trigg BG, Kerndt PR, Aynalem G. Sexually transmitted infections and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Medical Clinics of North America. 2008; 92(5): 1083-1113.

  • Vlahov D, Wang C, Ompad D, Fuller CM, Caceres W, Ouellet L, Kerndt P, Jarlais DC, Garfein RS. Mortality risk among recent-onset injection drug users in five U.S. cities. Substance Use & Misuse. 2008; 43(3-4): 413-428.


  • Ahrens K, Bradbury KJ, Bauer HM, Samuel MC, Gould G, Donatoni G, Higgins C, Kerndt P, Bolan G. Trends in the use of sexually transmitted disease diagnostic technologies in California, 1996-2003. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  2007; 34(7): 513-8.

  • Garfein RS, Swartzendruber A, Ouellet LJ, Kapadia F, Hudson SM, Thiede H, Strathdee SA, Williams IT, Bailey SL, Hagan H, Golub ET, Kerndt P, Hanson DL, Latka MH. Methods to recruit and retain a cohort of young-adult injection drug users for the Third Collaborative Injection Drug Users Study/Drug Users Intervention Trial (CIDUS III/DUIT). Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2007;91 Suppl 1: S4-17.

  • Grudzen CR, Kerndt PR. The Adult Film Industry: Time to Regulate? PLoS Medicine. 2007; 4(6): e126.

  • Guerry S, McClain T.  Containing Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Treating partners via expedited partner therapy can reduce infections.  Southern California Physician. July 2007

  • Taylor M, Aynalem G, Smith L, Montoya J, Kerndt P. Methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men diagnosed with early syphilis in Los Angeles County. International Journal of STD & AIDS.  2007; 18: 93-97.

  • Taylor MM, Rotblatt H, Brooks JT, Montoya J, Aynalem G, Smith L, Kenney K, Laubacher L, Bustamante T, Kim-Farley R, Fielding J, Bernard B, Daar E, Kerndt PR. Epidemiologic Investigation of a Cluster of Workplace HIV Infections in the Adult Film Industry: Los Angeles, California 2004. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2007; 44: 301-305.


  • Increasing HIV Testing Among Latinos by Bundling HIV Testing and Other TestsPDF Icon

  • Ahrens K, Kent CK, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, McCright J, Kerndt P, Klausner JD. Healthy Penis: San Francisco's social marketing campaign to increase syphilis testing among gay and bisexual men. PLoS Medicine. 2006; 3(12): e474.

  • Aynalem G, Smith L, Bemis C, Taylor M, Hawkins K, Kerndt P. Commercial sex venues: a closer look at their impact on the syphilis and HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2006; 82: 439-443.

  • Brooks JT, Robbins KE, Youngpairoj AS, Rotblatt H, Kerndt PR, Taylor MM, Daar ES, Kalish ML. Molecular analysis of HIV strains from a cluster of worker infections in the adult film industry, Los Angeles 2004. AIDS. 2006; 20(6): 923-928.

  • Delaney KP, Branson BM, Uniyal A, Kerndt PR, Keenan PA, Jafa K, Gardner AD, Jamieson DJ, Bulterys M. Performance of an oral fluid rapid HIV-1/2 test: experience from four CDC studies. AIDS. 2006; 20(12): 1655-1660.

  • Newman PA, Duan N, Roberts KJ, Seiden D, Rudy ET, Swendeman D, Popova S. HIV vaccine trial participation among ethnic minority communities: Barriers, motivators, and implications for recruitment. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2006; 41: 210-217.

  • Newman PA, Duan N, Lee SJ, Rudy ET, Seiden DS, Kakimani L, Cunningham WE. HIV vaccine acceptability among communities at risk: The impact of vaccine characteristics. Vaccine. 2006; 24: 2094-2101.

  • Packel L, Guerry S, Bauer H, Rhew H, Chow J, Samuel M, Bolan G. Patient Delivered Partner Therapy for chlamydia infections: attitudes and practices of California physicians and nurse practitioners. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2006;  33(7): 458-463.

  • Patel P, Klausner JD, Bacon OM, Liska S, Taylor M, Gonzalez A, Kohn RP, Wong W, Harvey S, Kerndt PR, Holmberg SD. Detection of acute HIV infections in high-risk patients in California. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2006; 42(1): 75-9.

  • Patel P, Taylor MM, Montoya JA, Hamburger ME, Kerndt PR, Holmberg SD. Circuit parties: sexual behaviors and HIV disclosure practices among men who have sex with men at the White Party, Palm Springs, California, 2003. AIDS Care. 2006; 18(8): 1046-1049.

  • Rahangdale L, Guerry S, Bauer HM, Packel L, Rhew M, Baxter R, Chow J, Bolan G. An Observational Cohort Study of Chlamydia trachomatis Treatment in Pregnancy. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2006; 33(2):106–110.

  • Rudy ET, Mahoney-Anderson PJ, Loughlin AM, del Rio C, Gardner L. Invited response to Horberg’s Letter to the Editor regarding “Perceptions of HIV testing services among HIV positive persons not in medical care.” Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2006; 33(7): 464.

  • Smith LV, Rudy ET, Javanbakht M, Uniyal A, Sy LS, Horton T, Kerndt PR. Client satisfaction with rapid HIV testing: Comparison between an urban STD clinic and a community-based testing center. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2006 ; 20: 693-700.


  • Bolan R, Amezola P, Kerndt PR, Soreth J, Taylor M, Heffelfinger J, Weinstock H, Greenberg, M , Janowski M. Inadvertent use of Bicillin C-R to treat syphilis infection - Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2005; 54 (9):217-219. 

  • Guerry S, Bauer H, Klausner J, Branagan B, Kerndt PR, Allen B, Bolan G. Recommendations for the selective use of herpes simplex virus type 2 serologic tests. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2005; 40(1): 38-45.

  • Guerry S, Bauer H, Packel L, Samuel M, Chow J, Rhew M, Bolan G. Chlamydia screening and management practices of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners in California. Journal of General Internal Medicine.  2005; 20: 1102–1107.

  • Montoya J, Kent C, Rotblatt H, McCright J, Kerndt PR, Klausner J. Social marketing campaign significantly associated with increases in syphilis testing among gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(7):395-399.

  • Newman PA, Duan N, Roberts KJ, Seiden D, Rudy ET, Swendeman D, Popova S. HIV vaccine trial participation among ethnic minority communities: barriers, motivators, and implications for recruitment. Journal of AIDS. 2005;. 41(2): 210-217.

  • Ompad DC, Ikeda RM, Shah N, Fuller CM, Bailey S, Morse E, Kerndt PR, Maslow C, Wu Y, Vlahov D, Garfein R, Strathdee SA. Childhood sexual abuse and age at initiation of injection drug use. American Journal of Public Health. 2005; 95(4):703-709.

  • Patel P, Klausner J, Bacon O, Liska S, Taylor M, Gonzalez A, Kohn R, Wong W, Harvey S, Kerndt PR, Holmberg S. Detection of acute HIV infections in high-risk patients in California. Journal of AIDS. 2006; 42(1): 75-79.

  • Peterman T, Kahn R, Ciesielski C, Ortiz-Rios E, Furness B, Blank S, Schillinger J, Gunn R, Taylor M, Berman S. Misclassification of the stages of syphilis: implications for surveillance. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(3): 144-149.

  • Roberts KJ, Newman PA, Duan N, Rudy ET. HIV vaccine knowledge and beliefs among communities at risk: conspiracies, questions, and confusion. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2005; 97(12):1662-1671.

  • Rotblatt H, Montoya J, Kerndt PR, Kim-Farley R, Fielding J, Daar E, Bustamante T, Bernard B, Brooks JT, Kalish M, Robbins K, Kenney K, Laubacher L, Taylor M. HIV transmission in the adult film industry --- Los Angeles, California, 2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2005; 54 (37): 923-926.

  • Rudy ET, Mahoney-Anderson PJ, Kerndt PR, Loughlin AM, Metsch L, Gaul Z, del Rio C. Perceptions of HIV testing services among HIV positive persons not in medical care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  2005; 32(4): 207-213.

  • Rudy ET, Newman PA, Duan N, Kelly EM, Seiden DS. HIV vaccine acceptability among women at risk: perceived barriers and facilitators to future HIV vaccine uptake. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2005; 17(3): 253-267.

  • Smith LV, Rudy E, Ivie S, Lee D, Visscher B, Kerndt PR. Characterization of frequent douchers attending a community clinic primarily serving African-American women. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2005; 97(10): 1386-1392.

  • Taylor M, Hawkins K, Gonzalez A, Buchacz K, Aynalem G, Smith LV, Klausner J, Holmberg S, Kerndt PR. Use of the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion (STARHS) to identify recently acquired HIV infections in men with early syphilis in Los Angeles County. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  2005; 38(5):505-508.

  • Taylor M, McClain T, Javanbakht M, Brown B, Aynalem G, Smith LV, Kerndt PR, Peterman TA. Sexually transmitted disease testing protocols, sexually transmitted disease testing, and discussion of sexual behaviors in HIV clinics in Los Angeles County. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(6): 341-345.

  • Taylor M., Montoya JA, Cantrell R., Mitchell S, Williams M., Jordahl L, Freeman M., Brown J, Broussard D, Roland E. Interventions in the commercial sex industry during the rise in syphilis rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(10): Supplement: S553-559.

  • Taylor M, Prescott L, Brown J, Wong W, Allen M, Broussard D, Jordahl L, Kerndt PR. Activities to increase provider awareness of early syphilis in men who have sex with men in 8 cities, 2000-2004. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(10): Supplement:S24-S29.

  • Wong D, Berman S, Furness B, Gunn R, Taylor M, Peterman T. Time to treatment for women with chlamydial or gonococcal infections: a comparative evaluation of sexually transmitted disease clinics in 3 U.S. cities. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32(3): 194-198.


  • Aynalem G, Kerndt P, Hawkins K. Routine prenatal HIV testing as a standard of care. Virtual Mentor, Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004;  6(12).

  • Becker Buxton M, Vlahov D, Strathdee SA, Des Jarlais DC, Morse EV, Ouellet L, Kerndt PR, Garfein RS. Association between injection practices and duration of injection among recently initiated injection drug users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2004; 75(2):177-183.

  • Buchacz K, Patel P, Taylor M, Kerndt PR, Byers R, Holmberg S, Klausner J. Syphilis increases HIV viral load and decreases CD4 cell counts in HIV-infected patients with new syphilis infections. AIDS. 2004; 18 (15): 2075-2079.

  • Dilley JW, Klausner J, McFarland W, Kellogg TA Kohn R, Wong W, Louie BT, Taylor M, Kerndt PR Carlos J, Chavers CR, Bolan G, Holmberg SD, Greenberg AE, Byers RH, Buchacz KA, Patel P, King JB. Trends in primary and secondary syphilis and HIV infections in men who have sex with men - San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, 1998-2002. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2004; 53(26): 575-578.

  • Gorbach PM, Galea JT, Amani B, Shin A, Celum C, Kerndt PR, Golden MR. Don't ask, don't tell: patterns of HIV disclosure among HIV positive men who have sex with men with recent STI practicing high risk behavior in Los Angeles and Seattle. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2004; 80(6):512-517.

  • Havens JR, Strathdee SA, Fuller CM, Ikeda R, Friedman SR, Des Jarlais DC, Morse PS, Bailey S, Kerndt PR, Garfein RS. Collaborative Injection Drug User Study Group. Correlates of attempted suicide among young injection drug users in a multi-site cohort. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2004  75 (3):261-269.

  • Metsch LR, Pereyra M, del Rio C, Gardner L, Duffus WA, Dickinson G, Kerndt PR, Anderson-Mahoney P, Strathdee SA, Greenberg AE. Antiretroviral Treatment and Access Study Group. Delivery of HIV prevention counseling by physicians at HIV medical care settings in 4 US cities. American Journal of Public Health. 2004; 94 (7):1186-1192.

  • Newman PA, Duan N, Rudy ET, Johnston-Roberts K, Swendeman D. Post-trial HIV vaccine adoption: concerns, motivators and intentions among person at risk for HIV. Journal of AIDS. 2004;  37: 1393-1403.

  • Pioquinto RM, Tupas EA, Kerndt PR, Taylor M, Holmberg SD, Patel PA. Using the internet for partner notification of sexually transmitted disease - Los Angeles County, CA, 2003. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2004;  53 (6): 129-131.

  • Taylor M, Aynalem G, Smith LV, Bemis C, Kenney K, Kerndt PR. Correlates of internet use to meet sex partners among men who have sex with men diagnosed with early syphilis in Los Angeles County. Sexually Transmitted Diseases; 2004: 31(9): 552-556.


  • Chen JL, Bovée MC, Kerndt PR. Sexually transmitted diseases surveillance among incarcerated men who have sex with men--an opportunity for HIV prevention. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2003; 15(1 Suppl A): 117-126.


  • Chen JL, Callahan DB, Kerndt PR. Syphilis control among incarcerated men who have sex with men: public health response to an outbreak. American Journal of Public Health. 2002; 92(9): 1473-1474.

  • Chen JL, Kodagoda D, Lawrence AM, Kerndt PR. Rapid public health interventions in response to an outbreak of syphilis in Los Angeles. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2002; 29(5): 285-287.

  • Kapadia F, Vlahov D, Des Jarlais DC, Strathdee SA, Ouellet L, Kerndt P, Morse E EV, Williams I, Garfein RS. Does bleach disinfection of syringes protect against hepatitis C infection among young adult injection drug users? Epidemiology. 2002; 13(6): 738-741.

  • Smith LV, Malmgren R, Dyer IE, Sorvillo F, Vaughn GS, Visscher B. Chlamydia trachomatis in older Los Angeles County residents, 1991-1998: implications and recommendations for the detection of sexually transmitted infections in older age groups. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2002;  50(9): 1557-1560.


  • Latka M, Ahern J, Garfein RS, Ouellet L, Kerndt P, Morse P, Farshy CE, Des Jarlais DC, Vlahov D. Prevalence, incidence, and correlates of chlamydia and gonorrhea among young adult injection drug users. Journal of Substance Abuse. 2001; 13(1-2): 73-88.

  • López-Zetina J, Kerndt P, Ford W, Woerhle T, Weber M. Prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and self-reported injection risk behavior during detention among street-recruited injection drug users in Los Angeles County, 1994-1996. Addiction. 2001;96(4): 589-595.

  • Outbreak of syphilis among men who have sex with men -- Southern California, 2000. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2001;  50 (7): 117-120.

  • Sorvillo F, Beall G, Turner PA, Beer VL, Kovacs AA, Kerndt PR. Incidence and determinants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection among persons with HIV: association with hospital exposure. American Journal of Infection Control. 2001; 29(2): 79-84.

  • Wohl AR, Lu S, Rollins JN, Simon PA, Grosser S, Kerndt PR. Comparison of AIDS progression and survival in persons with pulmonary versus extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Los Angeles. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2001; 15(9): 463-471.

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