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    Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
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      Harvard UniversityM.D.School of Medicine1996

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      Ongoing Research Support
      None (Ades) 6/7/10-6/30/11
      UCSF Center for AIDS Research
      Predictors and Optimal Diagnostics of Placental Malaria in Tororo, Uganda
      The goal of this project is to identify predictors of placental malaria among HIV-infected and –uninfected women in rural Uganda, and to assess correlations between four methods of diagnosing placental malaria and low birth weight (LBW) among HIV-infected and –uninfected women.
      Role: Faculty Mentor/Co-investigator

      None (Kim) 6/7/10-6/30/11
      UCSF Center for AIDS Research
      Acceptability and Feasibility of Serial HIV Antibody Testing to Detect Incident HIV Infection During Pregnancy and Lactation and Partner Testing in Tororo, Uganda
      The objective of this study is to assess the acceptability and feasibility of serial HIV antibody testing among HIV-uninfected pregnant and breastfeeding women from the initiation of antenatal care until 24 weeks postpartum in Tororo, Uganda.
      Role: Faculty Mentor/Co-investigator

      2U01AI034989-15 (Greenblatt) 06/01/08 – 12/31/12
      Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) IV
      The Connie Wofsy Women’s HIV Study (CWWHS) is one of the six national WIHS clinical sites. The major goal of the WIHS is to investigate the natural history of HIV in women, with special attention to the effect of HIV therapy on behavioral, medical, and gynecological conditions. The CWWHS plans on following 500 HIV-infected or at-risk HIV-uninfected women. Participants are evaluated via semi-annual interviews, physical examinations and specimen collections.
      Role: Investigator

      HHSN267200800001C (Wara) 12/1/2007 - 11/30/2010
      International and Domestic Pediatric and Maternal HIV Studies
      P1025: A Perinatal Core Protocol to provide a framework for collection and evaluation of data and collection of repository specimens from HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.
      Role: Co-Principal Investigator

      U65 PS000817 (Myers)
      Centers for Disease Control 09/30/07- 9/29/10
      Evaluating the Implementation of the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing
      This proposal outlines an approach to supporting health care delivery sites in evaluating the effect that expanded HIV screening activities have on patient attitudes and acceptance of HIV screening and prevention in accord with the HHS/CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings.
      Role: Co-Principal Investigator

      P01 HD059454-01 07/01/08- 06/30/2013
      NIH-NICHD (Havlir)
      Novel Strategies to Prevent Malaria and Improve HIV Outcomes in Africa
      The primary goal will be to build on current knowledge to establish new approaches to reduce HIV and malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa, and to advance the public health approach to both diseases.
      The projects will be conducted in the context of proven malaria preventive strategies that are currently the standard of care for most of sub-Saharan Africa: 1) the use of chemoprophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in HIV-infected children and pregnant women, and 2) the use of insecticide treated nets. The primary objective of the pregnancy study is to evaluate whether the use of protease-inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy is associated with a decreased risk of placental malaria among HIV-infected pregnant women.
      Role: Study Vice Chair

      None (Cohan)
      UCSF National COE in Women’s Health 7/08-12/31/10
      Comparison of Quantiferon to Conventional Tuberculin Skin Testing for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Pregnant Women
      The goal of this project is to assess the concordance between Quantiferon and conventional Tuberculin Skin Testing among pregnant women initiating prenatal care at San Francisco General Hospital.
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Young S, Natamba B, Luwedde F, Nyafwono D, Okia B, Osterbauer B, Natureeba P, Johnson L, Michel C, Zheng A, Robine M, Achan J, Charlebois E, Cohan D, Havlir D. "I Have Remained Strong Because of That Food": Acceptability and Use of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Among Pregnant HIV-Infected Ugandan Women Receiving Combination Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Behav. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1535-47.
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      2. Aaron E, Cohan D, Weber S. The changing landscape for HIV-serodifferent couples desiring a child. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov; 213(5):746.
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      3. Seidman D, Weber S, Aaron E, Cohan D, Grant R. The FACTS about women and pre-exposure prophylaxis. Lancet HIV. 2015 Jun; 2(6):e228.
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      4. Koss CA, Natureeba P, Mwesigwa J, Cohan D, Nzarubara B, Bacchetti P, Horng H, Clark TD, Plenty A, Ruel TD, Achan J, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Gandhi M. Hair concentrations of antiretrovirals predict viral suppression in HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding Ugandan women. AIDS. 2015 Apr 24; 29(7):825-30.
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      5. Cohan D, Natureeba P, Koss CA, Plenty A, Luwedde F, Mwesigwa J, Ades V, Charlebois ED, Gandhi M, Clark TD, Nzarubara B, Achan J, Ruel T, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Efficacy and safety of lopinavir/ritonavir versus efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected pregnant Ugandan women. AIDS. 2015 Jan 14; 29(2):183-91.
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      6. Young SL, Plenty AH, Luwedde FA, Natamba BK, Natureeba P, Achan J, Mwesigwa J, Ruel TD, Ades V, Osterbauer B, Clark TD, Dorsey G, Charlebois ED, Kamya M, Havlir DV, Cohan DL. Household food insecurity, maternal nutritional status, and infant feeding practices among HIV-infected Ugandan women receiving combination antiretroviral therapy. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Nov; 18(9):2044-53.
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      7. Levison J, Weber S, Cohan D. Reply to kennedy et Al. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 15; 60(4):674.
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      8. Koss CA, Natureeba P, Plenty A, Luwedde F, Mwesigwa J, Ades V, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Achan J, Ruel T, Nzarubara B, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Cohan D. Risk factors for preterm birth among HIV-infected pregnant Ugandan women randomized to lopinavir/ritonavir- or efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Oct 1; 67(2):128-35.
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      9. Natureeba P, Ades V, Luwedde F, Mwesigwa J, Plenty A, Okong P, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Nzarubara B, Havlir DV, Achan J, Kamya MR, Cohan D, Dorsey G. Lopinavir/Ritonavir-Based Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Versus Efavirenz-Based ART for the Prevention of Malaria Among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women. J Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 15; 210(12):1938-45.
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      10. Levison J, Weber S, Cohan D. Breastfeeding and HIV-infected women in the United States: harm reduction counseling strategies. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15; 59(2):304-9.
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      11. Liu A, Cohen S, Follansbee S, Cohan D, Weber S, Sachdev D, Buchbinder S. Early experiences implementing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in San Francisco. PLoS Med. 2014 Mar; 11(3):e1001613.
        View in: PubMed PMC3942317
      12. Rahangdale L, Stewart A, Stewart RD, Badell M, Levison J, Ellis P, Cohn SE, Kempf MC, Lazenby GB, Tandon R, Rana A, Nguyen ML, Sturdevant MS, Cohan D. Pregnancy intentions among women living with HIV in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Mar 1; 65(3):306-11.
        View in: PubMed PMC3927156
      13. Bartelink IH, Savic RM, Mwesigwa J, Achan J, Clark T, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Kamya M, Young SL, Gandhi M, Havlir D, Cohan D, Aweeka F. Pharmacokinetics of lopinavir/ritonavir and efavirenz in food insecure HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women in Tororo, Uganda. J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Feb; 54(2):121-32.
        View in: PubMed PMC3933454
      14. Gandhi M, Mwesigwa J, Aweeka F, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Ruel TD, Huang Y, Clark T, Ades V, Natureeba P, Luwedde FA, Achan J, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Cohan D. Hair and plasma data show that lopinavir, ritonavir, and efavirenz all transfer from mother to infant in utero, but only efavirenz transfers via breastfeeding. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 15; 63(5):578-84.
        View in: PubMed PMC3800282
      15. Aziz N, Sokoloff A, Kornak J, Leva NV, Mendiola ML, Levison J, Feakins C, Shannon M, Cohan D. Time to viral load suppression in antiretroviral-naive and -experienced HIV-infected pregnant women on highly active antiretroviral therapy: implications for pregnant women presenting late in gestation. BJOG. 2013 Nov; 120(12):1534-47.
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      16. Kim LH, Arinaitwe E, Nzarubara B, Kamya MR, Clark TD, Okong P, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV, Cohan D. Acceptability and feasibility of serial HIV antibody testing during pregnancy/postpartum and male partner testing in Tororo, Uganda. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(3):360-6.
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      17. Weber S, Waldura JF, Cohan D. Safer conception options for HIV serodifferent couples in the United States: the experience of the National Perinatal HIV Hotline and Clinicians' Network. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 1; 63(4):e140-1.
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      18. Ades V, Mwesigwa J, Natureeba P, Clark TD, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Achan J, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Cohan D, Ruel TD. Neonatal mortality in HIV-exposed infants born to women receiving combination antiretroviral therapy in Rural Uganda. J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 59(6):441-6.
        View in: PubMed PMC3842848
      19. Kim LH, Cohan DL, Sparks TN, Pilliod RA, Arinaitwe E, Caughey AB. The cost-effectiveness of repeat HIV testing during pregnancy in a resource-limited setting. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Jun 1; 63(2):195-200.
        View in: PubMed PMC3653987
      20. Cohan D, Weber S, Aaron E. CDC should reverse its recommendation against semen washing-intrauterine insemination for HIV-serodifferent couples. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):284.
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      21. Cohan D, Mwesigwa J, Natureeba P, Aliba Luwedde F, Ades V, Plenty A, Kakuru A, Achan J, Clark T, Osterbauer B, Kamya M, Havlir D. WHO option B+: early experience of antiretroviral therapy sequencing after cessation of breastfeeding and risk of dermatologic toxicity. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Mar 1; 62(3):e101-3.
        View in: PubMed PMC3738916
      22. Aaron E, Cohan D. Preexposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV transmission to women. AIDS. 2013 Jan 2; 27(1):F1-5.
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      23. Anderson JR, Cohan D, Cu-Uvin S. HIV and reproduction: fertility, contraception, and preconception issues and interventions. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 2012:736864.
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      24. Matthews LT, Smit JA, Cu-Uvin S, Cohan D. Antiretrovirals and safer conception for HIV-serodiscordant couples. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2012 Nov; 7(6):569-78.
        View in: PubMed PMC3695736
      25. Sun M, Peipert JF, Zhao Q, Wilson TE, Weber KM, Sanchez-Keeland L, D'Souza G, Young M, Watts DH, Keller MJ, Cohan D, Massad LS. Trends in contraceptive use among women with human immunodeficiency virus. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct; 120(4):783-90.
        View in: PubMed PMC3449062
      26. Mmeje O, Cohen CR, Cohan D. Evaluating safer conception options for HIV-serodiscordant couples (HIV-infected female/HIV-uninfected male): a closer look at vaginal insemination. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 2012:587651.
        View in: PubMed PMC3423871
      27. Young S, Murray K, Mwesigwa J, Natureeba P, Osterbauer B, Achan J, Arinaitwe E, Clark T, Ades V, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Ruel T, Kamya M, Havlir D, Cohan D. Maternal nutritional status predicts adverse birth outcomes among HIV-infected rural Ugandan women receiving combination antiretroviral therapy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e41934.
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      28. Larochelle F, Castro C, Goldenson J, Tulsky JP, Cohan DL, Blumenthal PD, Sufrin CB. Contraceptive use and barriers to access among newly arrested women. J Correct Health Care. 2012 Apr; 18(2):111-9.
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      29. Worjoloh A, Kato-Maeda M, Osmond D, Freyre R, Aziz N, Cohan D. Interferon gamma release assay compared with the tuberculin skin test for latent tuberculosis detection in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 118(6):1363-70.
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      30. Shah M, Aziz N, Leva N, Cohan D. Group B Streptococcus colonization by HIV status in pregnant women: prevalence and risk factors. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Nov; 20(11):1737-41.
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      31. Cohan D, Weber S, Goldschmidt R. Safer conception options for HIV-serodiscordant couples. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jan; 206(1):e21; author reply e21-2.
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      32. Rubin LH, Cook JA, Grey DD, Weber K, Wells C, Golub ET, Wright RL, Schwartz RM, Goparaju L, Cohan D, Wilson ML, Maki PM. Perinatal depressive symptoms in HIV-infected versus HIV-uninfected women: a prospective study from preconception to postpartum. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Sep; 20(9):1287-95.
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      33. Young SL, Mbuya MN, Chantry CJ, Geubbels EP, Israel-Ballard K, Cohan D, Vosti SA, Latham MC. Current knowledge and future research on infant feeding in the context of HIV: basic, clinical, behavioral, and programmatic perspectives. Adv Nutr. 2011 May; 2(3):225-43.
        View in: PubMed PMC3090166
      34. Linas BS, Minkoff H, Cohen MH, Karim R, Cohan D, Wright RL, Young M, Watts DH, Golub ET. Relative time to pregnancy among HIV-infected and uninfected women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study, 2002-2009. AIDS. 2011 Mar 13; 25(5):707-11.
        View in: PubMed PMC3496791
      35. Babik JM, Cohan D, Monto A, Hartigan-O'Connor DJ, McCune JM. The human fetal immune response to hepatitis C virus exposure in utero. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 15; 203(2):196-206.
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      36. Fogler J, Cohan D, Weber S, Goldschmidt RH. Delivery options for prevention of perinatal HIV transmission. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Dec 15; 80(12):1356.
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      37. Sufrin CB, Tulsky JP, Goldenson J, Winter KS, Cohan DL. Emergency contraception for newly arrested women: evidence for an unrecognized public health opportunity. J Urban Health. 2010 Mar; 87(2):244-53.
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      38. Newman PM, Wanzira H, Tumwine G, Arinaitwe E, Waldman S, Achan J, Havlir D, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Clark TD, Cohan D. Placental malaria among HIV-infected and uninfected women receiving anti-folates in a high transmission area of Uganda. Malar J. 2009; 8:254.
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      39. Lutnick A, Cohan D. Criminalization, legalization or decriminalization of sex work: what female sex workers say in San Francisco, USA. Reprod Health Matters. 2009 Nov; 17(34):38-46.
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      40. Cohan D, Gomez E, Greenberg M, Washington S, Charlebois ED. Patient perspectives with abbreviated versus standard pre-test HIV counseling in the prenatal setting: a randomized-controlled, non-inferiority trial. PLoS One. 2009; 4(4):e5166.
        View in: PubMed PMC2666158
      41. Cohan D, Gomez E, Dowling T, Zetola N, Kaplan B, Klausner JD. HIV testing attitudes and practices among clinicians in the era of updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Jan 1; 50(1):114-6.
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      42. Cohan D, Sarnquist C, Gomez E, Feakins C, Maldonado Y, Zetola N. Increased uptake of HIV testing with the integration of nurse-initiated HIV testing into routine prenatal care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Dec 15; 49(5):571-3.
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      43. Barnhart N, Shannon M, Weber S, Cohan D. Assisted reproduction for couples affected by human immunodeficiency virus in California. Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr; 91(4 Suppl):1540-3.
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      44. Rahangdale L, Cohan D. Rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing on labor and delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul; 112(1):159-63.
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      45. Pai NP, Barick R, Tulsky JP, Shivkumar PV, Cohan D, Kalantri S, Pai M, Klein MB, Chhabra S. Impact of round-the-clock, rapid oral fluid HIV testing of women in labor in rural India. PLoS Med. 2008 May 6; 5(5):e92.
        View in: PubMed PMC2365974
      46. Rahangdale L, Sarnquist C, Maldonado Y, Cohan D. Patient acceptance of and satisfaction with rapid HIV Testing in a Labor and Delivery Setting. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Apr; 17(3):465-71.
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      47. Rahangdale L, Sarnquist C, Feakins C, Nassos P, Haller B, Cohan D. Rapid HIV testing on labor and delivery: lessons from the field. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Nov 1; 46(3):376-8.
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      48. Fogler JA, Weber S, Goldschmidt RH, Mahoney MR, Cohan D. Consultation needs in perinatal HIV care: experience of the National Perinatal HIV Consultation Service. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Sep; 197(3 Suppl):S137-41.
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      49. Pai NP, Tulsky JP, Cohan D, Colford JM, Reingold AL. Rapid point-of-care HIV testing in pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Feb; 12(2):162-73.
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      50. Cohan D. Editorial comment: within our reach--the end of perinatal HIV transmission. AIDS Read. 2007 Jan; 17(1):36-7.
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      51. Cohan D, Lutnick A, Davidson P, Cloniger C, Herlyn A, Breyer J, Cobaugh C, Wilson D, Klausner J. Sex worker health: San Francisco style. Sex Transm Infect. 2006 Oct; 82(5):418-22.
        View in: PubMed PMC2563853
      52. Cohan D. Cesarean delivery and perinatal HIV transmission: waiting for definitive data. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Oct 1; 41(7):1068; author reply 1068-9.
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      53. Cohan DL, Kim A, Ruiz J, Morrow S, Reardon J, Lynch M, Klausner JD, Molitor F, Allen B, Green Ajufo B, Ferrero D, Bell Sanford G, Page-Shafer K, Delgado V, McFarland W. Health indicators among low income women who report a history of sex work: the population based Northern California Young Women's Survey. Sex Transm Infect. 2005 Oct; 81(5):428-33.
        View in: PubMed PMC1745033
      54. Cohan D, Feakins C, Wara D, Petru A, McNicholl I, Schillinger D, Lu J, Kuritzkes D, Deeks SG. Perinatal transmission of multidrug-resistant HIV-1 despite viral suppression on an enfuvirtide-based treatment regimen. AIDS. 2005 Jun 10; 19(9):989-90.
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      55. Berk DR, Falkovitz-Halpern MS, Hill DW, Albin C, Arrieta A, Bork JM, Cohan D, Nilson B, Petru A, Ruiz J, Weintrub PS, Wenman W, Maldonado YA. Temporal trends in early clinical manifestations of perinatal HIV infection in a population-based cohort. JAMA. 2005 May 11; 293(18):2221-31.
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      56. Cohan D. Perinatal HIV: special considerations. Top HIV Med. 2003 Nov-Dec; 11(6):200-13.
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      57. Cohan D. Cesarean delivery and risk of herpes simplex virus infection. JAMA. 2003 May 7; 289(17):2208; author reply 2208-9.
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