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Characteristics of HIV-1 Discordant Couples Enrolled in a Trial of HSV-2 Suppression to Reduce HIV-1 Transmission: The Partners Study

  • Jairam R. Lingappa mail,

    lingappa@u.washington.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Erin Kahle,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Nelly Mugo,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nairobi & Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Andrew Mujugira,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Amalia Magaret,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jared Baeten,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth A. Bukusi,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nairobi & Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Craig R. Cohen,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Elly Katabira,

    Affiliation: Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Allan Ronald,

    Affiliation: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • James Kiarie,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nairobi & Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Carey Farquhar,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Grace John Stewart,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joseph Makhema,

    Affiliation: Botswana-Harvard Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana

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  • M. Essex,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Edwin Were,

    Affiliation: Department of Reproductive Health, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

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  • Kenneth Fife,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Guy deBruyn,

    Affiliation: Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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  • Glenda Gray,

    Affiliation: Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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  • James McIntyre,

    Affiliation: Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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  • Rachel Manongi,

    Affiliation: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania

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  • Saidi Kapiga,

    Affiliations: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England

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  • David Coetzee,

    Affiliation: Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

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  • Susan Allen,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG) and Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Mubiana Inambao,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Ndola, Zambia

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  • Kayitesi Kayitenkore,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Etienne Karita,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Kigali, Rwanda

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  • William Kanweka,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Kitwe, Zambia

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  • Sinead Delany,

    Affiliation: Reproductive Health & HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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  • Helen Rees,

    Affiliation: Reproductive Health & HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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  • Bellington Vwalika,

    Affiliation: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Robert W. Coombs,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Rhoda Morrow,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • William Whittington,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Lawrence Corey,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Anna Wald,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Connie Celum,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • for the Partners HSV-2/HIV-1 Transmission Study Team
  • Published: April 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005272

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