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Irma Febo
Title Associate Professor
Faculty Rank Associate Professor
Degree MD
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Pediatrics
Clusters HIV/AIDS
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UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
School of Medicine
P.O. Box 365067
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936-5067
Telephone (787)756-4020
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1. Carballo-Diéguez A, Giguere R, Balán 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.
2. Iribarren S, Lentz C, Sheinfil AZ, Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Dolezal C, Frasca T, Balán IC, Tagliaferri Rael C, Brown W, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez A. Using an HIV Self-test Kit to Test a Partner: Attitudes and Preferences Among High-Risk Populations. AIDS Behav. 2020 May 08.
3. 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 May; 102(5):951-954.
4. Brown W, Lopez Rios J, Sheinfil A, Frasca T, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Dolezal C, Giguere R, Lentz C, Balán IC, Rael CT, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez 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; 1-8.
5. Lentz C, Iribarren S, Giguere R, Conserve DF, Dolezal C, Lopez-Rios J, Balán IC, Sheinfil AZ, Rael CT, Brown W, Torres CC, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez 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 Apr 02.
6. Sheinfil AZ, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Lopez-Rios J, Iribarren S, Brown W, Rael C, Lentz C, Balán I, Frasca T, Torres CC, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez 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 Mar 21.
7. Dolezal C, Rael CT, Balán IC, Giguere R, Lentz C, Lopez-Rios J, Sheinfil AZ, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez A. Substance Use and Testing Sexual Partners Using HIV Self-tests. AIDS Behav. 2020 Mar 21.
8. Rael CT, Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Lentz C, Balán IC, Sheinfil A, Dolezal C, Brown W, Frasca T, Torres CC, Crespo R, Iribarren S, Leu CS, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez A. Transgender Women''s Experiences Using a Home HIV-Testing Kit for Partner-Testing. AIDS Behav. 2020 Mar 19.
9. Balán 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-Diéguez 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 Feb 20.
10. Carballo-Diéguez A, Giguere R, Balán 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 Feb 06.
11. Giguere R, Lopez-Rios J, Frasca T, Lentz C, Balán IC, Dolezal C, Rael CT, Brown W, Sheinfil AZ, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
12. Brown W, Sheinfil A, Lopez-Rios J, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Frasca T, Lentz C, Balán IC, Rael C, Cruz Torres C, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
13. Trak-Fellermeier MA, Campos M, Meléndez M, Pomeroy J, Palacios C, Rivera-Viñas J, Méndez 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.
14. 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.
15. Bauermeister JA, Giguere R, Leu CS, Dolezal C, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez A. Patterns of a Rectal Microbicide Placebo Gel Use in a Preparatory Stage for a Phase I Trial Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2018 02; 22(2):412-420.
16. Ortiz AP, Tamayo V, Scorsone A, Soto-Salgado M, Febo I, Piovanetti P, Venegas-Ríos HL, Yamamura Y, Zorrilla C. Prevalence and correlates of cervical HPV infection in a clinic-based sample of HIV-positive Hispanic women. Papillomavirus Res. 2017 12; 4:39-44.
17. Bauermeister J, Giguere R, Leu CS, Febo I, Cranston R, Mayer K, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
18. Giguere R, Frasca T, Dolezal C, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
19. Romas L, Birse K, Mayer KH, Abou M, Westmacott G, Giguere R, Febo I, Cranston RD, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
20. 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-Diéguez A. Project Gel a Randomized Rectal Microbicide Safety and Acceptability Study in Young Men and Transgender Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0158310.
21. Frasca T, Giguere R, Ibitoye M, Dolezal C, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
22. Bauermeister J, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Leu CS, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez A. To Use a Rectal Microbicide, First Insert the Applicator: Gel and Applicator Satisfaction Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 Feb; 28(1):1-10.
23. Silva-Suárez G, Bastida E, Rabionet SE, Beck-Sagué 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.
24. Dolezal C, Frasca T, Giguere R, Ibitoye M, Cranston RD, Febo I, Mayer KH, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
25. Giguere R, Dolezal C, Bauermeister JA, Frasca T, Valladares J, Febo I, Cranston RD, Mayer K, McGowan I, Carballo-Diéguez 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.
26. 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.
27. Carballo-Diéguez 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.
28. Carballo-Diéguez 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.
29. 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.
30. Ortega-García JA, López-Hernández FA, Sobrino-Najul E, Febo I, Fuster-Soler JL. [Environment and paediatric cancer in the Region of Murcia (Spain): integrating clinical and environmental history in a geographic information system]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2011 Apr; 74(4):255-60.
31. Read JS, Best BM, Stek AM, Hu C, Capparelli EV, Holland DT, Burchett SK, Smith ME, Sheeran EC, Shearer WT, Febo I, Mirochnick M. Pharmacokinetics of new 625 mg nelfinavir formulation during pregnancy and postpartum. HIV Med. 2008 Nov; 9(10):875-82.
32. Zorrilla CD, Tamayo Agrait V, Febo I, Santiago LE, Díaz C, Salabarría I, Pérez 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.
33. Blasini I, Chantry C, Cruz C, Ortiz L, Salabarría I, Scalley N, Matos B, Febo I, Díaz 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.
34. Hillyer GV, Febo I, Díaz 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.
35. Sanchez-Carrasquillo E, García V, Rivera CE, Febo I, Melendez-Guerrero LM. CCR5 and beta-chemokines in HIV-1 infected children. P R Health Sci J. 2000 Dec; 19(4):345-51.
36. Rodriguez Orengo JF, Santana J, Febo I, Diaz C, Rodriguez JL, Garcia R, Font E, Rosario O. Intracellular studies of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor active metabolites: a review. P R Health Sci J. 2000 Mar; 19(1):19-27.
37. Chantry CJ, Rodríguez JL, Febo I, Díaz C, Rodriguez-Orengo JF. Plasma glutathione concentrations in non-infected infants born from HIV-infected mothers: developmental profile. P R Health Sci J. 1999 Sep; 18(3):267-72.
38. Rodriguez JF, Cordero J, Chantry C, González S, Rivera C, Febo I, Colón A, Díaz C. Plasma glutathione concentrations in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1998 Mar; 17(3):236-41.

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