Silvia Montano, MD, MPH
Silvia Montano, MD, MPH, (Faculty Mentor) is Director of the STI Division of the Bacteriology Program at NMRCD. Dr. Montano’s research includes surveillance of molecular genotypes of HIV-1 in Latin America through a consortium of 16 research centers in South and Central America. In addition, she has collaborated with UCLA and UPCH on studies of HIV transmission in high risk populations, and of new technologies for the diagnosis of acute and established HIV infection in routine counseling and testing populations.
Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology of HIV infection in South America; Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in MSM populations
Montano SM, Hsieh EJ, Calderon M, Ton TG, Quijano E, Solari V, Zunt JR. Human papillomavirus infection in female sex workers in Lima, Peru. STI (2011) 87(1): 81-2.
Moyano LM, Saito M, Montano SM, Gonazlvez G, Olaya S, Ayvar V, Gonzalez I, Larrauri L, Tsang VC, Llanos F, Rodriguez S, Gonzalez AE, Gilman RH, Garcia HH and Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. Neurocysticercosis as a cause of epilepsy and seizures in two community-based studies in a cysticercosis-endemic region in Peru. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis (2014) 8:e2692.
Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Mori N, Munante R, Zunt JR. High prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in indigenous women from the peruvian Amazon. PLoS One (2013) 8(9): e373978.
A multinational study of neurological performance in antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-1-infected persons in diverse resource-constrained settings. Robertson K, Kumwenda J, Supparatpinyo K, Jiang JH, Evans S, Campbell TB, Price RW, Murphy R, Hall C, Marra CM, Marcus C, Berzins B, Masih R, Santos B, Silva MT, Kumarasamy N, Walawander A, Nair A, Tripathy S, Kanyama C, Hosseinipour M, Montano S, La Rosa A, Amod F, Sanne I, Firnhaber C, Hakim J, Brouwers P; AIDS Clinical Trials Group. J Neurovirol. 2011 Oct;17(5):438-47.