Kelika Konda, PhD
Kelika Konda, PhD (Faculty Mentor) is based in Lima, Peru and her research focuses on strategies to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) within the local social and epidemiologic context. In 2013, she received a K01 from the NIMH to study relationships between gay men in Peru and to develop an HIV prevention intervention for gay men. The proposed intervention will focus on their sexual partnerships and include couples voluntary counseling and testing for HIV infection.
- Patterns of Partnerships among MSM: Understanding the partnership characteristics and patterns among MSM populations to be able to design better HIV/STI prevention interventions.
- Syphilis infection among MSM: Understanding the patterns of syphilis infection and reinfection in a cohort of high-risk MSM enrolled in an 18 month study with follow-up every 3 months in Lima, Peru.
Konda KA, Celentano DD, Kegeles S, Coates TJ, Caceres CF; NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group. AIDS Behav. 2011, 15(4):862-8. doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9772-2.Latent class analysis of sexual risk patterns among esquineros (street corner men) a group of heterosexually identified, socially marginalized men in urban coastal Peru.
Konda KA, Lescano AG, Celentano DD, Hall E, Montano SM, Kochel TJ, Coates TJ, Caceres CF: In Peru, Reporting Male Sex Partners Imparts Significant Risk of Incident HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection: All Men Engaging in Same-Sex Behavior Need Prevention Services. Sex Transm Dis 2013, 40(7):569-574.
Clark JL, Konda KA, Silva-Santisteban A, Peinado J, Lama JR, Kusunoki L, Perez-Brumer A, Cabello RL, Sebastian JL, Suarez-Ognio L et al: Sampling Methodologies for Epidemiologic Surveillance of MSM and Transgender Women in Latin America: An Empiric Comparison of Convenience Sampling, TSS, and RDS. AIDS Behav 2014, 18(12):2338-48.
Maguina JL, Konda KA, Leon SR, Lescano AG, Clark JL, Hall ER, Klausner JD, Coates TJ, Caceres CF: Relationship between alcohol consumption prior to sex, unprotected sex and prevalence of STI/HIV among socially marginalized men in three coastal cities of Peru. AIDS Behav 2013, 17(5):1724-1733.
Castillo R, Konda KA, Leon SR, Silva-Santisteban A, Salazar X, Klausner JD, Coates TJ, Cáceres CF. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Incidence and Associated Risk Factors Among High-Risk MSM and Male-to-Female Transgender Women in Lima, Peru. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015, 69(5):567-75.