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Katerina Christopoulos, MD
M_MED-AIDS-ZSFG
Associate Professor

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-476-4082
Katerina.Christopoulos@ucsf.edu

Academic Focus: Linkage and retention in HIV care; HIV testing in the emergency department and other acute medical care settings; acute HIV infection; quality of HIV care delivery; implementation science.

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Recent Articles (38)

Kim HN, Crane HM, Rodriguez CV, Van Rompaey S, Mayer KH, Christopoulos K, Napravnik S, Chander G, Hutton H, McCaul ME, Cachay ER, Mugavero MJ, Moore R, Geng E, Eron JJ, Saag MS, Merrill JO, Kitahata MM. The Role of Current and Historical Alcohol Use in Hepatic Fibrosis Among HIV-Infected Individuals. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):1878-1884.

Crane HM, McCaul ME, Chander G, Hutton H, Nance RM, Delaney JAC, Merrill JO, Lau B, Mayer KH, Mugavero MJ, Mimiaga M, Willig JH, Burkholder GA, Drozd DR, Fredericksen RJ, Cropsey K, Moore RD, Simoni JM, Christopher Mathews W, Eron JJ, Napravnik S, Christopoulos K, Geng E, Saag MS, Kitahata MM. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Persons Living with HIV Across the US in the Current Era of Antiretroviral Treatment. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):1914-1925.

Rudolph JE, Cole SR, Edwards JK, Moore R, O'Cleirigh C, Mathews WC, Christopoulos K. At-Risk Alcohol Use Among HIV-Positive Patients and the Completion of Patient-Reported Outcomes. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun 15.

Christopoulos KA, Cunningham WE, Beckwith CG, Kuo I, Golin CE, Knight K, Flynn PM, Spaulding AC, Coffin LS, Kruszka B, Kurth A, Young JD, Mannheimer S, Crane HM, Kahana SY. Lessons Learned From the Implementation of Seek, Test, Treat, Retain Interventions Using Mobile Phones and Text Messaging to Improve Engagement in HIV Care for Vulnerable Populations in the United States. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun 03.

Bengtson AM, Pence BW, Moore R, Mimiaga MJ, Mathews WC, Heine A, Gaynes BN, Napravnik S, Christopoulos K, Crane HM, Mugavero MJ. Relationship between ever reporting depressive symptoms and all-cause mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected adults in routine care. AIDS. 2017 Apr 24; 31(7):1009-1016.

Christopoulos KA, Hartogensis W, Glidden DV, Pilcher CD, Gandhi M, Geng EH. Limitations of using the Lorenz curve framework to understand the distribution of population viral load: authors' reply. AIDS. 2017 Mar 13; 31(5):742-743.

Noorhasan M, Drozd DR, Grunfeld C, Merrill JO, Burkholder GA, Mugavero MJ, Willig JH, Willig AL, Cropsey KL, Mayer KH, Blashill A, Mimiaga M, McCaul ME, Hutton H, Chander G, Mathews WC, Napravnik S, Eron JJ, Christopoulos K, Fredericksen RJ, Nance RM, Delaney JC, Crane PK, Saag MS, Kitahata MM, Crane HM. Associations Between At-Risk Alcohol Use, Substance Use, and Smoking with Lipohypertrophy and Lipoatrophy Among Patients Living with HIV. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Feb 16.

Cholera R, Pence BW, Bengtson AM, Crane HM, Christopoulos K, Cole SR, Fredericksen R, Gaynes BN, Heine A, Mathews WC, Mimiaga MJ, Moore R, Napravnik S, O'Clerigh C, Safren S, Mugavero MJ. Mind the Gap: Gaps in Antidepressant Treatment, Treatment Adjustments, and Outcomes among Patients in Routine HIV Care in a Multisite U.S. Clinical Cohort. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0166435.

Christopoulos KA, Hartogensis W, Glidden DV, Pilcher CD, Gandhi M, Geng EH. The Lorenz curve: a novel method for understanding viral load distribution at the population level. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14; 31(2):309-310.

Nance RM, Delaney JA, Golin CE, Wechsberg WM, Cunningham C, Altice F, Christopoulos K, Knight K, Quan V, Gordon MS, Springer S, Young J, Crane PK, Mayer KH, Mugavero MJ, Del Rio C, Kronmal RA, Crane HM. Co-calibration of two self-reported measures of adherence to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care. 2017 Apr; 29(4):464-468.

Monroe AK, Lau B, Mugavero MJ, Mathews WC, Mayer KH, Napravnik S, Hutton HE, Kim HS, Jabour S, Moore RD, McCaul ME, Christopoulos KA, Crane HC, Chander G. Heavy Alcohol Use Is Associated With Worse Retention in HIV Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 01; 73(4):419-425.

Bengtson AM, Pence BW, Gaynes BN, Quinlivan EB, Heine AD, O'Donnell JK, Crane HM, Mathews WC, Moore RD, Westreich D, O'Cleirigh C, Christopoulos K, Mimiaga MJ, Mugavero MJ. Improving Depression Among HIV-Infected Adults: Transporting the Effect of a Depression Treatment Intervention to Routine Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 01; 73(4):482-488.

Bengtson AM, Pence BW, Crane HM, Christopoulos K, Fredericksen RJ, Gaynes BN, Heine A, Mathews WC, Moore R, Napravnik S, Safren S, Mugavero MJ. Disparities in Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Treatment by Gender and Race/Ethnicity among People Living with HIV in the United States. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0160738.

Crane HM, Nance RM, Merrill JO, Hutton H, Chander G, McCaul ME, Mathews WC, Fredericksen R, Simoni JM, Mayer K, Mugavero MJ, Willig JH, Burkholder G, Drozd DR, Mimiaga M, Lau B, Kim HN, Cropsey K, Moore RD, Christopoulos K, Geng E, Eron JJ, Napravnik S, Kitahata MM, Saag MS, Delaney JA. Not all non-drinkers with HIV are equal: demographic and clinical comparisons among current non-drinkers with and without a history of prior alcohol use disorders. AIDS Care. 2017 Feb; 29(2):177-184.

Christopoulos KA, Olender S, Lopez AM, Lekas HM, Jaiswal J, Mellman W, Geng E, Koester KA. Retained in HIV Care But Not on Antiretroviral Treatment: A Qualitative Patient-Provider Dyadic Study. PLoS Med. 2015 Aug; 12(8):e1001863.

Christopoulos KA, Scheer S, Steward WT, Barnes R, Hartogensis W, Charlebois ED, Morin SF, Truong HM, Geng EH. Examining clinic-based and public health approaches to ascertainment of HIV care status. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 01; 69 Suppl 1:S56-62.

Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Tulsky J, Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT, Wilson L, Coffin LS, Falahati V, Akerley J, Hilton JF. A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 31; 14:718.

Das M, Christopoulos KA, Geckeler D, Huriaux E, Cohen SE, Philip S, Shade S, Moss NJ, Morin SF, Charlebois ED. Linkage to HIV care in San Francisco: implications of measure selection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Nov 01; 64 Suppl 1:S27-32.

Christopoulos KA, Massey AD, Lopez AM, Hare CB, Johnson MO, Pilcher CD, Fielding H, Dawson-Rose C. Patient perspectives on the experience of being newly diagnosed with HIV in the emergency department/urgent care clinic of a public hospital. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e74199.

Christopoulos KA, Havlir DV. Overcoming the human immunodeficiency virus obstacle course. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1344-5.

Christopoulos KA, Massey AD, Lopez AM, Geng EH, Johnson MO, Pilcher CD, Fielding H, Dawson-Rose C. "Taking a half day at a time:" patient perspectives and the HIV engagement in care continuum. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Apr; 27(4):223-30.

Christopoulos KA, Zetola NM, Klausner JD, Haller B, Louie B, Hare CB, Pandori M, Nassos P, Roemer M, Pilcher CD. Leveraging a rapid, round-the-clock HIV testing system to screen for acute HIV infection in a large urban public medical center. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Feb 01; 62(2):e30-8.

Geng EH, Hare CB, Kahn JO, Jain V, Van Nunnery T, Christopoulos KA, Deeks SG, Gandhi M, Havlir DV. The effect of a "universal antiretroviral therapy" recommendation on HIV RNA levels among HIV-infected patients entering care with a CD4 count greater than 500/┬ÁL in a public health setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec; 55(12):1690-7.

Arnold EA, Hazelton P, Lane T, Christopoulos KA, Galindo GR, Steward WT, Morin SF. A qualitative study of provider thoughts on implementing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in clinical settings to prevent HIV infection. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40603.

Christopoulos KA, Weiser SD, Koester KA, Myers JJ, White DA, Kaplan B, Morin SF. Understanding patient acceptance and refusal of HIV testing in the emergency department. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jan 03; 12:3.

Geng EH, Kahn JS, Chang OC, Hare CB, Christopoulos KA, Jones D, Petersen ML, Deeks SG, Havlir DV, Gandhi M. The effect of AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 5164 on the time from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia diagnosis to antiretroviral initiation in routine clinical practice: a case study of diffusion, dissemination, and implementation. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Nov; 53(10):1008-14.

Dowdy DW, Geng EH, Christopoulos KA, Kahn JS, Hare CB, Wlodarczyk D, Havlir DV. Mortality among antiretroviral-eligible patients in an urban public clinic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug 01; 57(4):297-300.

Geng EH, Glidden DV, Bwana MB, Musinguzi N, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Christopoulos KA, Neilands TB, Yiannoutsos CT, Deeks SG, Bangsberg DR, Martin JN. Retention in care and connection to care among HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Africa: estimation via a sampling-based approach. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e21797.

Facente SN, Pilcher CD, Hartogensis WE, Klausner JD, Philip SS, Louie B, Christopoulos KA, Dowling T, Colfax GN. Performance of risk-based criteria for targeting acute HIV screening in San Francisco. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e21813.

Christopoulos KA, Kaplan B, Dowdy D, Haller B, Nassos P, Roemer M, Dowling T, Jones D, Hare CB. Testing and linkage to care outcomes for a clinician-initiated rapid HIV testing program in an urban emergency department. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Jul; 25(7):439-44.

Christopoulos KA, Koester K, Weiser S, Lane T, Myers JJ, Morin SF. A comparative evaluation of the process of developing and implementing an emergency department HIV testing program. Implement Sci. 2011 Mar 30; 6:30.

Christopoulos KA, Das M, Colfax GN. Linkage and retention in HIV care among men who have sex with men in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 15; 52 Suppl 2:S214-22.

Geng EH, Nash D, Kambugu A, Zhang Y, Braitstein P, Christopoulos KA, Muyindike W, Bwana MB, Yiannoutsos CT, Petersen ML, Martin JN. Retention in care among HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings: emerging insights and new directions. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 Nov; 7(4):234-44.

Pilcher CD, Christopoulos KA, Golden M. Public health rationale for rapid nucleic acid or p24 antigen tests for HIV. J Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 15; 201 Suppl 1:S7-15.

Christopoulos KA, Schackman BR, Lee G, Green RA, Morrison EA. Results from a New York City emergency department rapid HIV testing program. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Mar; 53(3):420-2.

Chen-Plotkin AS, Christopoulos KA, Venna N. Demyelinating polyneuropathy and herpes simplex lumbosacral radiculitis in a patient with chronic HIV infection. AIDS. 2007 Jul 31; 21(12):1663-4.

McGovern BH, Ditelberg JS, Taylor LE, Gandhi RT, Christopoulos KA, Chapman S, Schwartzapfel B, Rindler E, Fiorino AM, Zaman MT, Sax PE, Graeme-Cook F, Hibberd PL. Hepatic steatosis is associated with fibrosis, nucleoside analogue use, and hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection in HIV-seropositive patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 01; 43(3):365-72.

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