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HIV Seropositivity: HELP
Articles by Kyle T. Bernstein
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
(Why 3 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Kyle Bernstein wrote the following 3 articles about HIV Seropositivity.
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1 Editorial Systems Approaches to Improving Rates of Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Engaged in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care. 2015

Bernstein, Kyle T. ·From the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. ·Sex Transm Dis · Pubmed #26366511.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

2 Article Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Selected U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Network, January 2010-December 2011. 2015

Llata, Eloisa / Bernstein, Kyle T / Kerani, Roxanne P / Pathela, Preeti / Schwebke, Jane R / Schumacher, Christina / Stenger, Mark / Weinstock, Hillard S. ·From the *Surveillance and Data Management Branch, Division of STD Prevention (NCCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; †San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA; ‡Public Health-Seattle and King County and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; §New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY; ¶University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; and ∥Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. ·Sex Transm Dis · Pubmed #26165434.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) remains an important source of preventable reproductive morbidity, but no recent studies have singularly focused on US sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in relationship to established guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Of the 83,076 female patients seen in 14 STD clinics participating in the STD Surveillance Network, 1080 (1.3%) were diagnosed as having PID from 2010 to 2011. A random sample of 219 (20%) women were selected, and medical records were reviewed for clinical history, examination findings, treatment, and diagnostic testing. Our primary outcomes were to evaluate how well PID diagnosis and treatment practices in STD clinic settings follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) treatment guidelines and to describe age group-specific rates of laboratory-confirmed Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) in patients clinically diagnosed as having PID in the last 12 months, inclusive of the PID visit. RESULTS: Among the 219 women, 70.3% of the cases met the CDC treatment case definition for PID, 90.4% had testing for CT and GC on the PID visit, and 68.0% were treated with a CDC-recommended outpatient regimen. In the last 12 months, 95.4% were tested for CT or GC, and positivity for either organism was 43.9% in women aged 25 years or younger with PID, compared with 19.4% of women older than 25 years with PID. CONCLUSIONS: Compliance with CDC guidelines was documented for many of the women with PID, though not all. Our findings underscore the need for continued efforts to optimize quality of care and adherence to current guidance for PID management given the anticipated expertise of providers in these settings.

3 Article Comparison of HIV behavioral indicators among men who have sex with men across two survey methodologies, San Francisco, 2004 and 2008. 2013

Kellogg, Timothy A / Hecht, Jennifer / Bernstein, Kyle / McFarland, Willi / Connors, Andy / Perloff, Leah / Raymond, H Fisher. ·San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA. Tkellogg@psg.ucsf.edu ·Sex Transm Dis · Pubmed #23945424.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Our goal was to examine whether community-based behavioral surveys can augment data collected for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco. METHODS: We compared estimates of sexual risk behaviors among MSM using data from two cycles of NHBS (2004 and 2008) and outreach surveys conducted by STOP AIDS Project (SAP) during the same years. We compared estimates of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and other indicators to assess concordance of estimates across methodologies. RESULTS: Of the 3248 interviews conducted, the NHBS sample included more nonwhite and older MSM, more self-reported HIV positive, and less sexually active men than the SAP sample. Estimates of UAI in the last 6 months were slightly higher in the NHBS survey than in the SAP surveys (2004: 40% vs. 36%, P = 0.03; 2008: 44% vs. 38%, P = 0.08). In 2008, where respondent-partner HIV-discordant status could be measured, estimates of UAI with a potentially discordant partner were similar (12% vs. 12%, P = 0.87). Also, the NHBS and SAP surveys observed similar estimates of UAI by high-risk positioning with potentially discordant partners (HIV-positive men reporting insertive UAI with a potentially HIV-negative partner: 13% vs. 11%, P = 0.45; HIV-negative men reporting receptive UAI with a potentially HIV-positive person: 5% vs. 4%, P = 0.85). CONCLUSIONS: Behavioral estimates drawn from convenience sampling methods can provide informative surveillance estimates of key behavioral indictors that can augment data from more rigorous national HIV behavioral surveillance surveys.