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Lynae Darbes, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-6265
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    Testing Strategies for Couple Engagement in PMTCT and Family Health in Kenya
    NIH/NIMH R01MH116736Jul 17, 2018 - Apr 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    A Randomized Trial to Prevent HIV Among Gay Couples
    NIH/NIMH R01MH110289Sep 20, 2016 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Couples in Context: An RCT of a Couples-based HIV Prevention Intervention
    NIH/NIMH R01MH086346Mar 1, 2010 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Couples-Based HIV Prevention in South Africa
    NIH/NIMH K08MH072380Jul 1, 2004 - Dec 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    INFLUENCES ON HIV RISK BEHAVIOR IN GAY MALE COUPLES
    NIH/NIMH R03MH057563Jul 1, 1997 - Dec 31, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kamen CS, Alpert A, Margolies L, Griggs JJ, Darbes L, Smith-Stoner M, Lytle M, Poteat T, Scout N, Norton SA. "Treat us with dignity": a qualitative study of the experiences and recommendations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Nov 08. PMID: 30411237.
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    2. Woolf-King SE, Conroy AA, Fritz K, Johnson MO, Hosegood V, van Rooyen H, Darbes L, McGrath N. Alcohol use and relationship quality among South African couples. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 Nov 08; 1-10. PMID: 30407888.
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    3. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Comfort ML, Darbes LA, Tan JY, Mkandawire J. Marital infidelity, food insecurity, and couple instability: A web of challenges for dyadic coordination around antiretroviral therapy. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Aug 20; 214:110-117. PMID: 30172140.
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    4. Hoff CC, Chakravarty D, Darbes L, Neilands TB. Studying the Motivations Behind Sexual Agreements: A First Look at the Motivations Behind Agreement (MBA) Scale for Male Couples. J Sex Res. 2018 Jul 20; 1-10. PMID: 30028213.
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    5. Gamarel KE, Chakravarty D, Neilands TB, Hoff CC, Lykens J, Darbes LA. Composite Risk for HIV: A New Approach Towards Integrating Biomedical and Behavioral Strategies in Couples-Based HIV Prevention Research. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jul 12. PMID: 30003506.
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    6. Rios-Spicer R, Darbes L, Hoff C, Sullivan PS, Stephenson R. Sexual Agreements: A Scoping Review of Measurement, Prevalence and Links to Health Outcomes. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jun 29. PMID: 29959719.
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    7. Turan JM, Darbes LA, Musoke PL, Kwena Z, Rogers AJ, Hatcher AM, Anderson JL, Owino G, Helova A, Weke E, Oyaro P, Bukusi EA. Development and Piloting of a Home-Based Couples Intervention During Pregnancy and Postpartum in Southwestern Kenya. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 Mar; 32(3):92-103. PMID: 29620927.
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    8. Musoke P, Hatcher A, Rogers AJ, Achiro L, Bukusi E, Darbes L, Kwena Z, Oyaro P, Weke E, Turan JM. Men's hopes, fears and challenges in engagement in perinatal health and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural Kenya. Cult Health Sex. 2018 Feb 21; 1-14. PMID: 29465291.
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    9. Freeland R, Rogers E, van Rooyen H, Darbes L, Saylor K, Stephenson R. Measurements of Sexuality-Based Stigma among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM) in Resource-Poor Settings: A Review. AIDS Behav. 2017 Nov 11. PMID: 29128941.
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    10. Goldenberg T, Darbes LA, Stephenson R. Inter-partner and Temporal Variations in the Perception of Sexual Risk for HIV. AIDS Behav. 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28831758.
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    11. Operario D, Gamarel KE, Iwamoto M, Suzuki S, Suico S, Darbes L, Nemoto T. Couples-Focused Prevention Program to Reduce HIV Risk Among Transgender Women and Their Primary Male Partners: Feasibility and Promise of the Couples HIV Intervention Program. AIDS Behav. 2017 Aug; 21(8):2452-2463. PMID: 27334464.
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    12. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Leddy A, Johnson MO, Ngubane T, Darbes LA, van Rooyen H. "If She is Drunk, I Don't Want Her to Take it": Partner Beliefs and Influence on Use of Alcohol and Antiretroviral Therapy in South African Couples. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):1885-1891. PMID: 28150121.
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    13. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Erratum to: Relationship Dynamics and Partner Beliefs About Viral Suppression: A Longitudinal Study of Male Couples Living with HIV/AIDS (The Duo Project). AIDS Behav. 2017 07; 21(7):2216-2217. PMID: 27373752.
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    14. Conroy A, Leddy A, Johnson M, Ngubane T, van Rooyen H, Darbes L. 'I told her this is your life': relationship dynamics, partner support and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among South African couples. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Nov; 19(11):1239-1253. PMID: 28398134.
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    15. Ceglarek P, Darbes L, Stephenson R, Bauermeister J. Breakup-related appraisals and the psychological well-being of young adult gay and bisexual men. J Gay Lesbian Ment Health. 2017; 21(3):256-274. PMID: 28989559.
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    16. Brown J, Njoroge B, Akama E, Breitnauer B, Leddy A, Darbes L, Omondi R, Mmeje O. A Novel Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit for the Prevention of HIV: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation in Kisumu, Kenya. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 Dec; 28(6):524-538. PMID: 27925487.
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    17. Hoff CC, Campbell CK, Chakravarty D, Darbes LA. Relationship-Based Predictors of Sexual Risk for HIV Among MSM Couples: A Systematic Review of the Literature. AIDS Behav. 2016 Dec; 20(12):2873-2892. PMID: 27048237.
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    18. Rogers AJ, Achiro L, Bukusi EA, Hatcher AM, Kwena Z, Musoke PL, Turan JM, Weke E, Darbes LA. Couple interdependence impacts HIV-related health behaviours among pregnant couples in southwestern Kenya: a qualitative analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):21224. PMID: 27887669.
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    19. Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Conroy AA, Dilworth SE, Lisha N, Taylor JM, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. A longitudinal study of persistent smoking among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in primary relationships. Addict Behav. 2017 Mar; 66:118-124. PMID: 27930901.
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    20. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Sauceda JA, Darbes LA, Dilworth SE, Taylor JM, Johnson MO. Partner Reports of HIV Viral Suppression Predict Sexual Behavior in Serodiscordant Male Couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 10 01; 73(2):e31-3. PMID: 27367791.
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    21. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Relationship Dynamics and Partner Beliefs About Viral Suppression: A Longitudinal Study of Male Couples Living with HIV/AIDS (The Duo Project). AIDS Behav. 2016 Jul; 20(7):1572-83. PMID: 27150895; PMCID: PMC4920065 [Available on 07/01/17].
    22. Mmeje O, Njoroge B, Akama E, Leddy A, Breitnauer B, Darbes L, Brown J. Perspectives of healthcare providers and HIV-affected individuals and couples during the development of a Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit in Kenya: stigma, fears, and recommendations for the delivery of services. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(6):750-7. PMID: 26960581; PMCID: PMC4942319.
    23. Conroy AA, McGrath N, van Rooyen H, Hosegood V, Johnson MO, Fritz K, Marr A, Ngubane T, Darbes LA. Power and the association with relationship quality in South African couples: Implications for HIV/AIDS interventions. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Mar; 153:1-11. PMID: 26859436; PMCID: PMC4788545 [Available on 03/01/17].
    24. Leddy A, Chakravarty D, Dladla S, de Bruyn G, Darbes L. Sexual communication self-efficacy, hegemonic masculine norms and condom use among heterosexual couples in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(2):228-33. PMID: 26344386.
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    25. Gamarel KE, Reisner SL, Darbes LA, Hoff CC, Chakravarty D, Nemoto T, Operario D. Dyadic dynamics of HIV risk among transgender women and their primary male sexual partners: the role of sexual agreement types and motivations. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(1):104-11. PMID: 26273720; PMCID: PMC4713318 [Available on 01/01/17].
    26. Breitnauer BT, Mmeje O, Njoroge B, Darbes LA, Leddy A, Brown J. Community perceptions of childbearing and use of safer conception strategies among HIV-discordant couples in Kisumu, Kenya. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015; 18:19972. PMID: 26077644; PMCID: PMC4468054.
    27. Stephenson R, White D, Darbes L, Hoff C, Sullivan P. HIV testing behaviors and perceptions of risk of HIV infection among MSM with main partners. AIDS Behav. 2015 Mar; 19(3):553-60. PMID: 25081599; PMCID: PMC4314517.
    28. Beougher SC, Bircher AE, Chakravarty D, Darbes LA, Mandic CG, Neilands TB, Garcia CC, Hoff CC. Motivations to test for HIV among partners in concordant HIV-negative and HIV-discordant gay male couples. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Feb; 44(2):499-508. PMID: 25550145; PMCID: PMC4323847.
    29. Lippman SA, Treves-Kagan S, Gilvydis JM, Naidoo E, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, Darbes L, Raphela E, Ntswane L, Barnhart S. Informing comprehensive HIV prevention: a situational analysis of the HIV prevention and care context, North West Province South Africa. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e102904. PMID: 25028976; PMCID: PMC4100930.
    30. Darbes LA, van Rooyen H, Hosegood V, Ngubane T, Johnson MO, Fritz K, McGrath N. Uthando Lwethu ('our love'): a protocol for a couples-based intervention to increase testing for HIV: a randomized controlled trial in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Trials. 2014 Feb 20; 15:64. PMID: 24552199.
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    31. Comfort M, Reznick OG, Dilworth SE, Binson D, Darbes LA, Neilands TB. Sexual HIV Risk Among Male Parolees and Their Female Partners: The Relate Project. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2014; 7(6):26-53. PMID: 25642396.
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    32. Beougher SC, Mandic CG, Darbes LA, Chakravarty D, Neilands TB, Garcia CC, Hoff CC. Past present: Relationship dynamics may differ among discordant gay male couples depending on HIV infection history. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2013 Oct 01; 25(4). PMID: 24244082.
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    33. Hoff CC, Chakravarty D, Beougher SC, Neilands TB, Darbes LA. Relationship characteristics associated with sexual risk behavior among MSM in committed relationships. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Dec; 26(12):738-45. PMID: 23199191; PMCID: PMC3513980.
    34. Saberi P, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Comfort M, Sheon N, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Ambiguity, ambivalence, and apprehensions of taking HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis among male couples in San Francisco: a mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e50061. PMID: 23166819; PMCID: PMC3498189.
    35. Chakravarty D, Hoff CC, Neilands TB, Darbes LA. Rates of testing for HIV in the presence of serodiscordant UAI among HIV-negative gay men in committed relationships. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1944-8. PMID: 22460227; PMCID: PMC3429654.
    36. Gomez AM, Beougher SC, Chakravarty D, Neilands TB, Mandic CG, Darbes LA, Hoff CC. Relationship dynamics as predictors of broken agreements about outside sexual partners: implications for HIV prevention among gay couples. AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug; 16(6):1584-8. PMID: 22020757.
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    37. Johnson MO, Dilworth SE, Taylor JM, Darbes LA, Comfort ML, Neilands TB. Primary relationships, HIV treatment adherence, and virologic control. AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug; 16(6):1511-21. PMID: 21811842; PMCID: PMC3607313.
    38. Beougher SC, Chakravarty D, Garcia CC, Darbes LA, Neilands TB, Hoff CC. Risks worth taking: safety agreements among discordant gay couples. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(9):1071-7. PMID: 22292838; PMCID: PMC3342469.
    39. Darbes LA, Chakravarty D, Beougher SC, Neilands TB, Hoff CC. Partner-provided social support influences choice of risk reduction strategies in gay male couples. AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan; 16(1):159-67. PMID: 21221756; PMCID: PMC3254781.
    40. McGrath N, Hosegood V, Chirowodza A, Joseph P, Darbes L, Boettiger M, van Rooyen H. Recruiting heterosexual couples from the general population for studies in rural South Africa--challenges and lessons (Project Accept, HPTN 043). S Afr Med J. 2010 Oct 01; 100(10):658, 660. PMID: 21081004.
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    41. Hoff CC, Beougher SC, Chakravarty D, Darbes LA, Neilands TB. Relationship characteristics and motivations behind agreements among gay male couples: differences by agreement type and couple serostatus. AIDS Care. 2010 Jul; 22(7):827-35. PMID: 20635246; PMCID: PMC2906147.
    42. Burton J, Darbes LA, Operario D. Couples-focused behavioral interventions for prevention of HIV: systematic review of the state of evidence. AIDS Behav. 2010 Feb; 14(1):1-10. PMID: 18843530; PMCID: PMC3640442.
    43. Neilands TB, Chakravarty D, Darbes LA, Beougher SC, Hoff CC. Development and validation of the sexual agreement investment scale. J Sex Res. 2010 Jan; 47(1):24-37. PMID: 19396645; PMCID: PMC2810351.
    44. Hoff CC, Chakravarty D, Beougher SC, Darbes LA, Dadasovich R, Neilands TB. Serostatus differences and agreements about sex with outside partners among gay male couples. AIDS Educ Prev. 2009 Feb; 21(1):25-38. PMID: 19243229; PMCID: PMC2749607.
    45. Fergus S, Lewis MA, Darbes LA, Kral AH. Social support moderates the relationship between gay community integration and sexual risk behavior among gay male couples. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5):846-59. PMID: 18625784.
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    46. Darbes L, Crepaz N, Lyles C, Kennedy G, Rutherford G. The efficacy of behavioral interventions in reducing HIV risk behaviors and incident sexually transmitted diseases in heterosexual African Americans. AIDS. 2008 Jun 19; 22(10):1177-94. PMID: 18525264; PMCID: PMC3749047.
    47. Lewis MA, Gladstone E, Schmal S, Darbes LA. Health-related social control and relationship interdependence among gay couples. Health Educ Res. 2006 Aug; 21(4):488-500. PMID: 16459342.
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    48. Darbes LA, Lewis MA. HIV-specific social support predicts less sexual risk behavior in gay male couples. Health Psychol. 2005 Nov; 24(6):617-622. PMID: 16287408.
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    49. Fergus S, Lewis MA, Darbes LA, Butterfield RM. HIV risk and protection among gay male couples: the role of gay community integration. Health Educ Behav. 2005 Apr; 32(2):151-71. PMID: 15856614.
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    50. Chesney MA, Darbes LA, Hoerster K, Taylor JM, Chambers DB, Anderson DE. Positive emotions: exploring the other hemisphere in behavioral medicine. Int J Behav Med. 2005; 12(2):50-8. PMID: 15901213.
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