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Research and Publications

There are numerous opportunities for COM faculty to work with our international partners. Faculty from the USF liaison of Infectious Disease & International Medicine have actively partnered in collaborative clinical and epidemiologic research projects with our international partners. The list below highlights recent abstracts and publications.

Abstracts with Partners from India

  • Persad A, Galwankar S, Shah V, Sharma A, Naik E, Sinnott J.
    Preliminary Results of the Registry for Infected Healthy Indian Blood Donors (RIHIBlooD) Study in Gujarat, India
    XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, 2002.
  • Singh R, Naik E, Yeolekar M, Taylor R, Galwankar S, Sinnott J.
    Profile of occupational HIV exposures in urban hospital in Mumbai, India
    XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, 2002.
  • Naik E, Karpur A, Balasubramaniam R, Seetharam, Munnireddy S, Taylor R, Galwankar S. Indian Tribals: An emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS
    XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, 2002.
  • Pujari S, Naik E, Patel A, Bhagat S.
    Safety, tolerability and efficacy of nevirapine based HAART amongst antiretroviral naive HIV-1 infected patients in India
    9th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, 2002.
  • Pujari S, Patel A, Naik E, Patel J, Patel K, Mane A, Bhagat S, Vashsitha A.
    Safety and immunological effectiveness of a fixed dose combination of Nevirapine based HAART amongst Indian patients: Extended follow up data
    2nd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Paris, 2003.
  • Cale D, Naik E, Taylor R.
    Sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with non-adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy
    XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004.
  • Naik E, D'Souza B, Raja T, Mulye R, Menon M.
    Perceptions about sexuality in college students (17-20 yr olds)
    XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004.
  • Desai B, Desai M, Naik E, Nadler J, Galwankar S, Tash K, Shah K, Sinnott J.
    The effect of prayer on depression in HIV patients
    XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004.
  • Desai B, Desai M, Naik E, Nadler J, Galwankar S, Tash K, Shah V, Sinnott J.
    Can cervical neoplasia be prevented in HIV patients?
    XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004.
  • Pujari S, Patel A, Naik E, Dravid A, Patel K.
    Quantitative immunological response to HAART is similar even when initiated late: Experience from an Indian cohort
    XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004.
  • Pujari S, Patel A, Naik E, Dravid A, Patel J, Bhagat S.
    Lipodystrophy and dyslipidemia amongst patients taking HAART: First study from India
    11th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, 2004.
  • Patel A, Pujari S, Patel K, Patel J, Shah N, Patel B, Gupte N.
    Nevirapine versus efavirenz based antiretroviral treatment in naïve Indian patients: Comparison of effectiveness in a clinical cohort
    11th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, 2004.
  • Pujari S, Sarna A, Sengar A, Garg R, Katke S, Gupta I, van Dam J.
    Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and it's principal determinants in HIV-infected adults in India
    12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, 2005.
  • Naik E, Tash K, D'Souza K, Menezes L, Pazare A, Wable G, Sinnott J.
    Cost of treatment: The single biggest obstacle to treatment adherence in middle class Mumbai, India
    3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rio de Janeiro, 2005.
  • Menezes L, Raja T, Tash K, Naik E, Nadler J, Sinnott J.
    Drug use fuels HIV and STDs in a semi-rural community in India
    3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rio de Janeiro, 2005.
  • Raja T, Menezes L, D'Souza K, Tash K, Galwankar S, Nadler J.
    Barriers to management of HIV patients in a semi-rural community in India
    3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rio de Janeiro, 2005.
  • Pujari S, Bele V, Joshi K, Sawant S, Joshi S, Nadler J, Sinnott J, Naik E, Dabhade D.
    Effect of rifampin hepatic induction on nevirapine levels in Indian volunteers
    13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Denver, 2006.
  • Pujari S, Wills T, Naik E, Menezes L, Nadler J, Norris D, Sinnott J.
    Correlates of Anemia for HIV patients in the HAART era: A single-center ambulatory clinical cohort in Pune, India
    XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2006.
  • Menezes L, D'Souza KR, D'Souza KM, Somboonwit C, Amin S, Sinnott J.
    A Socio-historical Construction of the AIDS Epidemic in India
    XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2006.
  • D’Souza E, Menezes L, Amin SL, Sinnott J. (August, 2008).
    Adolescence, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in India: A structural perspective. Abstract: WEPE0912.
  • Poster presented at the XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City.
  • Pujari S, Dravid A, Gupte N, Dhananjay A, Menezes L, Sinnott J. (2008)
  • Effectiveness and Safety of Generic Second-line PI-based ART in Western India.
    Presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, MA.
  • Pothiawala S, Menezes L, Deshpande A, Joshi A, Kim H, Sinnott J. (2007).
  • Depressive Symptomatology and Suicidal Ideation among HIV-Infected Women in India.
    Poster presentation at the 4th Annual IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Sydney, Australia.
  • Menezes L, D’Souza K, Logan J, Naik E, D’Souza N, Palit M, Pazare A, D’Souza K. (July, 2007).
  • Free ART and familial support increase treatment adherence among low-income HIV patients in Mumbai, India. Abstract: A-042-0107-04990. CD-ROM Published.
    The 4th Annual IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Sydney, Australia.
  • Pujari S, Gupte N, Mellinkeri S, Naik E, Menezes L, Sinnott J. (2007)
  • Immunologic recovery amongst virologically suppressed HIV infected individuals in Western India.
    Poster presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Los Angeles, CA.

Publications with Partners from India

  • Naik E, Persad A.
    HIV/AIDS in New Millennium: The Role of Mass Media for HIV/AIDS education in India
    The Indian Practitioner, March 2001;54(3):199-202.
  • Herman B, Shapiro J, Owen K.
    Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis: A role in Crohn's disease?
    The Indian Practitioner, March 2001:54(3):188-202.
  • Pujari S, Patel A, Naik E, Patel K, Dravid A, Patel J, Mane A, Bhagat S.
    Effectiveness of generic fixed dose combinations of HAART for treatment of HIV infection in India.
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr., 2004;37:1566-1569.
  • Naik E, Karpur A, Taylor R, Ramaswami B, Ramachandra S, Balasubramaniam B, Galwankar S, Sinnott J, Nabukera, Salihu H.
    Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights, 2005 Feb 21;5(1):1.
  • Pujari S, Dravid A, Naik E, Bhagat S, Tash K, Nadler J, Sinnott J.
    Lipodystrophy and dyslipidemia among patients taking first line, World Health Organization (WHO) recommended highly active antiretroviral therapy regimes in western India.
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr., 2005 Jun1;39(2):199-202.
  • Naik E, Karpur A, Taylor R, Ramaswami B, Ramachandra S, Balasubramaniam B, Galwankar S, Sinnott JT, Nabukera S, Salihu HM.
    Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS.
    BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2005, 5:1.
  • Naik E, Casanas B, Pazare A, Wabale G, Sinnott J, Salihu H.
    Cost of Treatment: The Single Biggest Obstacle To HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence in Lower Middle Class Mumbai, India.
    Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2009; 30: 23-7.