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Irma Febo

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentSchool of Medicine
AddressUPR-Medical Sciences Campus, School of Medicine
San Juan PR 936
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    Area of Expertise: AIDS.

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    1. Brooks KM, Pinilla M, Stek AM, Shapiro DE, Barr E, Febo IL, Paul ME, Deville JG, George K, Knowles K, Rungruengthanakit K, Browning R, Chakhtoura N, Capparelli EV, Mirochnick M, Best BM. Pharmacokinetics of Tenofovir Alafenamide With Boosted Protease Inhibitors in Pregnant and Postpartum Women Living With HIV: Results From IMPAACT P1026s. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 07 01; 90(3):343-350. PMID: 35195573.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Momper JD, Wang J, Stek A, Shapiro DE, Scott GB, Paul ME, Febo IL, Burchett S, Smith E, Chakhtoura N, Denson K, Rungruengthanakit K, George K, Yang DZ, Capparelli EV, Mirochnick M, Best BM. Pharmacokinetics of darunavir and cobicistat in pregnant and postpartum women with HIV. AIDS. 2021 07 01; 35(8):1191-1199. PMID: 34076612.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    3. Brooks KM, Momper JD, Pinilla M, Stek AM, Barr E, Weinberg A, Deville JG, Febo IL, Cielo M, George K, Denson K, Rungruengthanakit K, Shapiro DE, Smith E, Chakhtoura N, Rooney JF, Haubrich R, Espina R, Capparelli EV, Mirochnick M, Best BM. Pharmacokinetics of tenofovir alafenamide with and without cobicistat in pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV. AIDS. 2021 03 01; 35(3):407-417. PMID: 33252495.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Vermund SH, Febo I. The Historic Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV and Syphilis Transmission in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2021 03; 40(1):3-5. PMID: 33876911.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Iribarren S, Lentz C, Sheinfil AZ, Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Dolezal C, Frasca T, Bal?n IC, Tagliaferri Rael C, Brown W, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Using an HIV Self-test Kit to Test a Partner: Attitudes and Preferences Among High-Risk Populations. AIDS Behav. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3232-3243. PMID: 32385676.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Lentz C, Iribarren S, Giguere R, Conserve DF, Dolezal C, Lopez-Rios J, Bal?n IC, Sheinfil AZ, Rael CT, Brown W, Torres CC, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Broaching the Topic of HIV Self-testing with Potential Sexual Partners Among Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex with Men in New York and Puerto Rico. AIDS Behav. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3033-3043. PMID: 32239360.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Dolezal C, Rael CT, Bal?n IC, Giguere R, Lentz C, Lopez-Rios J, Sheinfil AZ, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Substance Use and Testing Sexual Partners Using HIV Self-tests. AIDS Behav. 2020 Oct; 24(10):2856-2862. PMID: 32200448.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Sheinfil AZ, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Lopez-Rios J, Iribarren S, Brown W, Rael C, Lentz C, Bal?n I, Frasca T, Torres CC, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Information and Motivation Predict HIV-Serostatus Among a Population of High-Risk Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2020 Oct; 24(10):2863-2871. PMID: 32200447.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Bal?n IC, Lopez-Rios J, Giguere R, Lentz C, Dolezal C, Cruz Torres C, Brown W, Crespo R, Sheinfil A, Tagliaferri Rael C, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Then We Looked at His Results: Men Who Have Sex With Men from New York City and Puerto Rico Report Their Sexual Partner's Reactions to Receiving Reactive HIV Self-Test Results. AIDS Behav. 2020 Sep; 24(9):2597-2605. PMID: 32078078.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Rael CT, Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Lentz C, Bal?n IC, Sheinfil A, Dolezal C, Brown W, Frasca T, Torres CC, Crespo R, Iribarren S, Leu CS, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Transgender Women's Experiences Using a Home HIV-Testing Kit for Partner-Testing. AIDS Behav. 2020 Sep; 24(9):2732-2741. PMID: 32193729.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Carballo-Di?guez A, Giguere R, Bal?n IC, Dolezal C, Brown W, Lopez-Rios J, Sheinfil A, Frasca T, Rael C, Lentz C, Crespo R, Cruz Torres C, Leu CS, Febo I. Few Aggressive or Violent Incidents are Associated with the Use of HIV Self-tests to Screen Sexual Partners Among Key Populations. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jul; 24(7):2220-2226. PMID: 32030526.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Carballo-Di?guez A, Giguere R, Bal?n IC, Brown W, Dolezal C, Leu CS, Lopez Rios J, Sheinfil AZ, Frasca T, Rael CT, Lentz C, Crespo R, Iribarren S, Cruz Torres C, Febo I. Use of Rapid HIV Self-Test to Screen Potential Sexual Partners: Results of the ISUM Study. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun; 24(6):1929-1941. PMID: 31853772.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Diaz C, Koren M, Lin L, Martinez LJ, Eckels KH, Campos M, Jarman RG, De La Barrera R, Lepine E, Febo I, Vaughn DW, Wilson TM, Paris RM, Schmidt AC, Thomas SJ. Safety and Immunogenicity of Different Formulations of a Tetravalent Dengue Purified Inactivated Vaccine in Healthy Adults from Puerto Rico: Final Results after 3 Years of Follow-Up from a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase I Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 05; 102(5):951-954. PMID: 32124728.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    14. Brown W, Lopez Rios J, Sheinfil A, Frasca T, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Dolezal C, Giguere R, Lentz C, Bal?n IC, Rael CT, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Text Messaging and Disaster Preparedness Aids Engagement, Re-Engagement, Retention, and Communication Among Puerto Rican Participants in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Self-Testing Study After Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Apr 08; 17:e2. PMID: 32264992.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    15. Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Frasca T, Lentz C, Bal?n IC, Dolezal C, Rael CT, Brown W, Sheinfil AZ, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Use of HIV Self-Testing Kits to Screen Clients Among Transgender Female Sex Workers in New York and Puerto Rico. AIDS Behav. 2020 Feb; 24(2):506-515. PMID: 31865516.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    16. Brown W, Sheinfil A, Lopez-Rios J, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Frasca T, Lentz C, Bal?n IC, Rael C, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Methods, system errors, and demographic differences in participant errors using daily text message-based short message service computer-assisted self-interview (SMS-CASI) to measure sexual risk behavior in a RCT of HIV self-test use. Mhealth. 2019; 5:17. PMID: 31380409.
    17. Trak-Fellermeier MA, Campos M, Mel?ndez M, Pomeroy J, Palacios C, Rivera-Vi?as J, M?ndez K, Febo I, Willett W, Gillman MW, Franks PW, Joshipura K. PEARLS randomized lifestyle trial in pregnant Hispanic women with overweight/obesity: gestational weight gain and offspring birthweight. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2019; 12:225-238. PMID: 30858715.
    18. Diaz C, Lin L, Martinez LJ, Eckels KH, Campos M, Jarman RG, De La Barrera R, Lepine E, Toussaint JF, Febo I, Innis BL, Thomas SJ, Schmidt AC. Phase I Randomized Study of a Tetravalent Dengue Purified Inactivated Vaccine in Healthy Adults from Puerto Rico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 05; 98(5):1435-1443. PMID: 29512481.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Bauermeister J, Giguere R, Leu CS, Febo I, Cranston R, Mayer K, Carballo-Di?guez A. Interactive Voice Response System: Data Considerations and Lessons Learned During a Rectal Microbicide Placebo Adherence Trial for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. J Med Internet Res. 2017 06 09; 19(6):e207. PMID: 28600275.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Giguere R, Frasca T, Dolezal C, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Acceptability of Three Novel HIV Prevention Methods Among Young Male and Transgender Female Sex Workers in Puerto Rico. AIDS Behav. 2016 10; 20(10):2192-2202. PMID: 27048236.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Romas L, Birse K, Mayer KH, Abou M, Westmacott G, Giguere R, Febo I, Cranston RD, Carballo-Di?guez A, McGowan I, Burgener A. Rectal 1% Tenofovir Gel Use Associates with Altered Epidermal Protein Expression. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2016 Oct/Nov; 32(10-11):1005-1015. PMID: 27316778.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    22. McGowan I, Cranston RD, Mayer KH, Febo I, Duffill K, Siegel A, Engstrom JC, Nikiforov A, Park SY, Brand RM, Jacobson C, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Frasca T, Leu CS, Schwartz JL, Carballo-Di?guez A. Project Gel a Randomized Rectal Microbicide Safety and Acceptability Study in Young Men and Transgender Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0158310. PMID: 27362788.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Frasca T, Giguere R, Ibitoye M, Dolezal C, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Lessons for Rectal Microbicide Development From an Acceptability Trial of a Placebo Gel Applied Prior to Receptive Anal Intercourse. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 May; 46(4):1101-1109. PMID: 27129533.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    24. Silva-Su?rez G, Bastida E, Rabionet SE, Beck-Sagu? C, Febo I, Zorrilla CD. "That's True Love:" Lived Experiences of Puerto Rican Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth within Their Families' Context. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 22; 13(1):ijerph13010007. PMID: 26703639.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Dolezal C, Frasca T, Giguere R, Ibitoye M, Cranston RD, Febo I, Mayer KH, McGowan I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Awareness of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Is Low but Interest Is High Among Men Engaging in Condomless Anal Sex With Men in Boston, Pittsburgh, and San Juan. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015 Aug; 27(4):289-97. PMID: 26241380.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Giguere R, Dolezal C, Bauermeister JA, Frasca T, Valladares J, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Di?guez A. Influence of Partner Type on Acceptability and Likelihood of Use of a Rectal Microbicide Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States and Puerto Rico. J Sex Res. 2016 Jul-Aug; 53(6):633-41. PMID: 26132717.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Boyer CB, Robles-Schrader GM, Li SX, Miller RL, Korelitz J, Price GN, Rivera Torres CM, Chutuape KS, Stines SJ, Straub DM, Peralta L, Febo I, Hightow-Weidman L, Gonin R, Kapogiannis BG, Ellen JM. A comparison of network-based strategies for screening at-risk Hispanic/Latino adolescents and young adults for undiagnosed asymptomatic HIV infection. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):765-73. PMID: 25223476.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. Carballo-Di?guez A, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Bauermeister J, Leu CS, Valladares J, Frasca T, Labbett R, Cranston RD, Febo I, Mayer K, McGowan I. Adherence to rectal gel use among mainly ethnic minority young men who have sex with men during a 3-month placebo gel trial: implications for microbicide research. AIDS Behav. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1726-33. PMID: 24719200.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Carballo-Di?guez A, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Bauermeister J, Leu CS, Valladares J, Rohan LC, Anton PA, Cranston RD, Febo I, Mayer K, McGowan I. Rectal-specific microbicide applicator: evaluation and comparison with a vaginal applicator used rectally. AIDS Behav. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1734-45. PMID: 24858481.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. McGowan I, Gomez K, Bruder K, Febo I, Chen BA, Richardson BA, Husnik M, Livant E, Price C, Jacobson C. Phase 1 randomized trial of the vaginal safety and acceptability of SPL7013 gel (VivaGel) in sexually active young women (MTN-004). AIDS. 2011 May 15; 25(8):1057-64. PMID: 21505316.
      Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    31. Zorrilla CD, Tamayo Agrait V, Febo I, Santiago LE, D?az C, Salabarr?a I, P?rez E, Hillyer GV. Reduction in the perinatal HIV transmission: the experience at the Maternal Infant Studies Center and Gamma Projects at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. P R Health Sci J. 2007 Dec; 26(4):329-35. PMID: 18246960.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Blasini I, Chantry C, Cruz C, Ortiz L, Salabarr?a I, Scalley N, Matos B, Febo I, D?az C. Disclosure model for pediatric patients living with HIV in Puerto Rico: design, implementation, and evaluation. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Jun; 25(3):181-9. PMID: 15194903.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Hillyer GV, Febo I, D?az C. The rapid diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in mothers in Puerto Rico: a crucial testing strategy for maximal reduction of perinatal transmission. P R Health Sci J. 2002 Jun; 21(2):133-5. PMID: 12166025.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
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