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EKERE JAMES ESSIEN

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Houston College of Pharmacy
DepartmentPharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
AddressTexas Medical Center Campus, Suite 423
1441 Moursund
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Yucel A, Essien EJ, Sanyal S, Mgbere O, Aparasu RR, Bhatara VS, Alonzo JP, Chen H. Racial/ethnic differences in the treatment of adolescent major depressive disorders (MDD) across healthcare providers participating in the medicaid program. J Affect Disord. 2018 Apr 06; 235:155-161. PMID: 29656260.
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    2. Li YH, Mgbere O, Abughosh S, Chen H, Cuccaro P, Essien EJ. Modeling ecodevelopmental context of sexually transmitted disease/HIV risk and protective behaviors among African-American adolescents. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2017; 9:119-135. PMID: 28694710.
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    3. Abughosh S, Wang X, Serna O, Esse T, Mann A, Masilamani S, Holstad MM, Essien EJ, Fleming M. A Motivational Interviewing Intervention by Pharmacy Students to Improve Medication Adherence. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 May; 23(5):549-560. PMID: 28448784.
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    4. Oji VU, Hung LC, Abbasgholizadeh R, Terrell Hamilton F, Essien EJ, Nwulia E. Spiritual care may impact mental health and medication adherence in HIV+ populations. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2017; 9:101-109. PMID: 28694708.
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    5. Okpa HO, Bisong EM, Enang OE, Monjok E, Essien EJ. Predictors of hypertension in an urban HIV-infected population at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2017; 9:19-24. PMID: 28243150.
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    6. Mhatre SK, Serna O, Sansgiry S, Fleming ML, Essien EJ, Sansgiry SS. Risk of Nondherence to Diabetes Medications Among Medicare Advantage Enrollees: Development of a Validated Risk Prediction Tool. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Nov; 22(11):1293-1301. PMID: 27783546.
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    7. Wu IH, Chen H, Bordnick P, Essien EJ, Johnson M, Peters RJ, Wang X, Abughosh SM. Comparison of Suicide Attempts/Behaviors Following Smoking Cessation Treatments Among Schizophrenic Smokers. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2017 Feb; 31(1):62-67. PMID: 28104060.
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    8. Yang M, Chen H, Johnson ML, Essien EJ, Peters RJ, Wang X, Abughosh S. Comparative Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Medications to Attenuate Weight Gain Following Cessation. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Apr 15; 51(5):586-97. PMID: 27007975.
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    9. Abughosh SM, Wang X, Serna O, Henges C, Masilamani S, James Essien E, Chung N, Fleming M. A Pharmacist Telephone Intervention to Identify Adherence Barriers and Improve Adherence Among Nonadherent Patients with Comorbid Hypertension and Diabetes in a Medicare Advantage Plan. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Jan; 22(1):63-73. PMID: 27015053.
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    10. Athamneh L, Essien EJ, Sansgiry SS, Abughosh S. Intention to quit water pipe smoking among Arab Americans: Application of the theory of planned behavior. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Jan-Mar; 16(1):80-90. PMID: 26720395.
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    11. Yang M, Chen H, Johnson ML, Essien EJ, Peters RJ, Wu IH, Abughosh SM. Comparison of Diabetes Risk Following Smoking Cessation Treatment Using Varenicline Versus Bupropion Among Obese Smokers. Subst Use Misuse. 2015; 50(13):1628-37. PMID: 26595661.
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    12. Sawant RV, Goyal RK, Rajan SS, Patel HK, Essien EJ, Sansgiry SS. Factors associated with intention to engage in self-protective behavior: The case of over-the-counter acetaminophen products. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2016 Mar-Apr; 12(2):327-35. PMID: 26183416.
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    13. Athamneh L, Sansgiry SS, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Predictors of intention to quit waterpipe smoking: a survey of arab americans in houston, Texas. J Addict. 2015; 2015:575479. PMID: 25821629; PMCID: PMC4364118.
    14. Mgbere O, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Bell TK, Khuwaja S, Arafat R, Essien EJ, Singh M, Simmons P, Aguilar J. Frequency and Determinants of Preventive Care Counseling by HIV Medical Care Providers during Encounters with Newly Diagnosed and Established HIV-Infected Patients. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 May; 15(3):215-27. PMID: 25361557.
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    15. Mgbere O, Khuwaja S, Bell TK, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Arafat R, Blair JM, Essien EJ. Managing the Personal Side of Health Care among Patients with HIV/AIDS: A Pilot Study of Providers' Perspectives. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Oct 20. PMID: 25331218.
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    16. Asibong U, Okokon IB, Agan TU, Oku A, Opiah M, Essien EJ, Monjok E. The use of the partograph in labor monitoring: a cross-sectional study among obstetric caregivers in General Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Int J Womens Health. 2014; 6:873-80. PMID: 25342920; PMCID: PMC4206378.
    17. Okokon IB, Oku AO, Agan TU, Asibong UE, Essien EJ, Monjok E. An evaluation of the knowledge and utilization of the partogragh in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings in calabar, South-South Nigeria. Int J Family Med. 2014; 2014:105853. PMID: 25298892; PMCID: PMC4179950.
    18. Mgbere O, Khuwaja S, Bell TK, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Arafat R, Essien EJ, Singh M, Aguilar J, Roland E. System and Patient Barriers to Care among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Houston/Harris County, Texas: HIV Medical Care Providers' Perspectives. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2015 Nov-Dec; 14(6):505-15. PMID: 24943655.
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    19. Yu Y, Rajan SS, Essien EJ, Yang M, Abughosh S. The relationship between obesity and prescription of smoking cessation medications. Popul Health Manag. 2014 Jun; 17(3):172-9. PMID: 24784163.
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    20. Yang M, Mehta HB, Bhowmik D, Essien EJ, Abughosh SM. Predictors of smoking cessation medication use among nonobese and obese smokers. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 May; 49(6):752-61. PMID: 24494623.
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    21. Mgbere O, Monjok E, Abughosh S, Ekong E, Holstad MM, Essien EJ. Modeling covariates of self-perceived and epidemiologic notions of risk for acquiring STIs/HIV among military personnel: a comparative analysis. AIDS Behav. 2013 Mar; 17(3):1159-75. PMID: 22271332; PMCID: PMC3337945.
    22. Abughosh S, Wu IH, Peters RJ, Hawari F, Essien EJ. Ethnicity and waterpipe smoking among US students. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Nov; 16(11):1551-7. PMID: 23006908.
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    23. Goyal RK, Rajan SS, Essien EJ, Sansgiry SS. Effectiveness of FDA's new over-the-counter acetaminophen warning label in improving consumer risk perception of liver damage. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2012 Dec; 37(6):681-5. PMID: 22958105.
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    24. Monjok E, Okokon IB, Opiah MM, Ingwu JA, Ekabua JE, Essien EJ. Obstructed labour in resource-poor settings: the need for revival of symphysiotomy in Nigeria. Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Sep; 16(3):94-101. PMID: 23437503.
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    25. Holstad MM, Essien JE, Ekong E, Higgins M, Teplinskiy I, Adewuyi MF. Motivational groups support adherence to antiretroviral therapy and use of risk reduction behaviors in HIV positive Nigerian women: a pilot study. Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Sep; 16(3):14-27. PMID: 23437496; PMCID: PMC3721643.
    26. Jeremiah ZA, Adias TC, Opiah M, George SP, Mgbere O, Essien EJ. Elevation in D-dimer concentrations is positively correlated with gestation in normal uncomplicated pregnancy. Int J Womens Health. 2012; 4:437-43. PMID: 23071413; PMCID: PMC3469224.
    27. Jeremiah ZA, Obazee Y, Okogun GR, Adias TC, Mgbere O, Essien EJ. Impact of short-term antiretroviral therapy (START) on some fibrinolytic markers in HIV-infected Nigerian adults: preliminary findings from the START study. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2012; 4:87-94. PMID: 22815646; PMCID: PMC3400486.
    28. Peters RJ, Kelder SH, Johnson RJ, Prokhorov AV, Meshack A, Jefferson T, Essien EJ. Cigarette smoking topography among alternative school youth: why African American youth smoke less but are at higher long-term risk. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2012 Jul-Aug; 44(3):252-8. PMID: 23061325.
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    29. Opiah MM, Ofi AB, Essien EJ, Monjok E. Knowledge and utilization of the partograph among midwives in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Mar; 16(1):125-32. PMID: 22783676.
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    30. Abughosh S, Wu IH, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Yang M, Crutchley R, Essien EJ. Cigarette smoking among Jordanian adults. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2012; 11(2):101-12. PMID: 22679892.
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    31. Abughosh S, Wu IH, Rajan S, Peters RJ, Essien EJ. Waterpipe smoking among students in one US university: predictors of an intention to quit. J Am Coll Health. 2012; 60(7):528-35. PMID: 23002801.
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    32. Essien EJ, Monjok E, Chen H, Abughosh S, Ekong E, Peters RJ, Holmes L, Holstad MM, Mgbere O. Correlates of HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviors among female military personnel. AIDS Behav. 2010 Dec; 14(6):1401-14. PMID: 20387111; PMCID: PMC2927732.
    33. Essien EJ, Mgbere O, Monjok E, Ekong E, Holstad MM, Kalichman SC. Effectiveness of a video-based motivational skills-building HIV risk-reduction intervention for female military personnel. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jan; 72(1):63-71. PMID: 21106284; PMCID: PMC3059739.
    34. Monjok E, Smesny A, Essien EJ. The specialty of general medical practice/family medicine: the need for development in Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract. 2010 Sep; 13(3):356-8. PMID: 20857803.
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    35. Essien EJ, Mgbere O, Monjok E, Ekong E, Abughosh S, Holstad MM. Predictors of frequency of condom use and attitudes among sexually active female military personnel in Nigeria. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2010; 2:77-88. PMID: 22096387; PMCID: PMC3218689.
    36. Monjok E, Smesny A, Okokon IB, Mgbere O, Essien EJ. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria: an overview of research studies and implications for policy and practice. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2010; 2:69-76. PMID: 22096386; PMCID: PMC3218702.
    37. Monjok E, Smesny A, Mgbere O, Essien EJ. Routine HIV testing in health care settings: the deterrent factors to maximal implementation in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2010 Jan-Feb; 9(1):23-9. PMID: 20071594.
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    38. Monjok E, Essien EJ, Smesny A, Okpokam SN. A training need for rural primary care in Nigeria. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010; 30(8):833-5. PMID: 21126124.
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    39. Monjok E, Smesny A, Essien EJ. HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in Nigeria: review of research studies and future directions for prevention strategies. Afr J Reprod Health. 2009 Sep; 13(3):21-35. PMID: 20690259; PMCID: PMC2919838.
    40. Ehsanzadeh-Cheemeh P, Sadeque A, Grimes RM, Essien EJ. Sociocultural dimensions of HIV/AIDS among Middle Eastern immigrants in the US: bridging culture with HIV/AIDS programmes. Perspect Public Health. 2009 Sep; 129(5):228-33. PMID: 19788166.
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    41. Holmes L, Chan W, Jiang Z, Ward D, Essien EJ, Du XL. Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on racial/ethnic disparities in the survival of older men treated for locoregional prostate cancer. Cancer Control. 2009 Apr; 16(2):176-85. PMID: 19337204; PMCID: PMC2664971.
    42. Chen H, Nwangwu A, Aparasu R, Essien E, Sun S, Lee K. The impact of Medicare Part D on psychotropic utilization and financial burden for community-based seniors. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Oct; 59(10):1191-7. PMID: 18832506.
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    43. Umeh CN, Essien EJ, Ezedinachi EN, Ross MW. Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about HIV/AIDS-related issues, and the sources of knowledge among health care professionals in southern Nigeria. J R Soc Promot Health. 2008 Sep; 128(5):233-9. PMID: 18814404; PMCID: PMC2562902.
    44. Holmes L, Ogungbade G, Ward DD, Ross MW, Ekong E, Essien EJ. Epidemiologic and behavioral characterization of knowledge of condom use and modeling among military personnel. Afr J Reprod Health. 2008 Aug; 12(2):32-44. PMID: 19122783.
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    45. Holmes L, Escalante C, Garrison O, Foldi BX, Ogungbade GO, Essien EJ, Ward D. Testicular cancer incidence trends in the USA (1975-2004): plateau or shifting racial paradigm? Public Health. 2008 Sep; 122(9):862-72. PMID: 18555499; PMCID: PMC2551560.
    46. Garey KW, Amrutkar P, Dao-Tran TK, Frost CP, Chen H, Essien EJ, Gentry LO. Economic benefit of appropriate timing of vancomycin prophylaxis in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Jun; 28(6):699-706. PMID: 18503397.
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    47. Holmes L, Ogungbade GO, Ward DD, Garrison O, Peters RJ, Kalichman SC, Lahai-Momohe J, Essien EJ. Potential markers of female condom use among inner city African-American women. AIDS Care. 2008 Apr; 20(4):470-7. PMID: 18449825; PMCID: PMC2614398.
    48. Holmes L, Monjok E, Ward D, Garrison OM, Toney ED, Ogungbade G, Essien EJ. Racial variance in rationale for HIV testing in community-based setting in the United States: evidence from the National Health Interview Survey. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Mar-Apr; 7(2):61-8. PMID: 18319512; PMCID: PMC2391243.
    49. Peters RJ, Amos C, Meshack A, Yacoubian GS, Essien EJ. Smoking cessation recruitment among African American youth: what youth think will help them attend. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2008; 7(4):451-64. PMID: 19064440.
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    50. Essien EJ, Ogungbade GO, Ward D, Ekong E, Ross MW, Meshack A, Holmes L. Influence of educational status and other variables on human immunodeficiency virus risk perception among military personnel: a large cohort finding. Mil Med. 2007 Nov; 172(11):1177-81. PMID: 18062392; PMCID: PMC2137161.
    51. Essien EJ, Ogungbade GO, Ward D, Fernandez-Esquer ME, Smith CR, Holmes L. Injecting drug use is associated with HIV risk perception among Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, USA. Public Health. 2008 Apr; 122(4):397-403. PMID: 17961614; PMCID: PMC2268617.
    52. Peters R, Yacoubian GS, Rhodes W, Forsythe KJ, Bowers KS, Eulian VM, Mangum CA, O'Neal JD, Martin Q, Essien EJ. Beliefs and social norms about codeine and promethazine hydrochloride cough syrup (CPHCS) use and addiction among multi-ethnic college students. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2007 Sep; 39(3):277-82. PMID: 18159781.
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    53. Monjok E, Essien EJ, Holmes L. Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention. Afr J Reprod Health. 2007 Apr; 11(1):33-42. PMID: 17982946.
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    54. Peters R, Kelder SH, Prokhorov AV, Agurcia CA, Yacoubian GS, Essien EJ. Beliefs regarding cigarette use, motivations to quit, and perceptions on cessation programs among minority adolescent cigarette smokers. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov; 39(5):754-7. PMID: 17046516.
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    55. Ross MW, Essien EJ, Ekong E, James TM, Amos C, Ogungbade GO, Williams ML. The impact of a situationally focused individual human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted disease risk-reduction intervention on risk behavior in a 1-year cohort of Nigerian military personnel. Mil Med. 2006 Oct; 171(10):970-5. PMID: 17076449.
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    56. Essien EJ, Ogungbade GO, Kamiru HN, Ekong E, Ward D, Holmes L. Emerging sociodemographic and lifestyle predictors of intention to use condom in human immunodeficiency virus intervention among uniformed services personnel. Mil Med. 2006 Oct; 171(10):1027-34. PMID: 17076460; PMCID: PMC1643840.
    57. Cheemeh PE, Montoya ID, Essien EJ, Ogungbade GO. HIV/AIDS in the Middle East: a guide to a proactive response. J R Soc Promot Health. 2006 Jul; 126(4):165-71. PMID: 16875056.
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    58. Ross MW, Essien EJ, Torres I. Conspiracy beliefs about the origin of HIV/AIDS in four racial/ethnic groups. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Mar; 41(3):342-4. PMID: 16540935; PMCID: PMC1405237.
    59. Essien EJ, Ross MW, Fernández-Esquer ME, Williams ML. Reported condom use and condom use difficulties in street outreach samples of men of four racial and ethnic backgrounds. Int J STD AIDS. 2005 Nov; 16(11):739-43. PMID: 16303069; PMCID: PMC1343491.
    60. Essien EJ, Meshack AF, Peters RJ, Ogungbade G, Osemene NI. Strategies to prevent HIV transmission among heterosexual African-American women. Int J Equity Health. 2005 Mar 17; 4(1):4. PMID: 15774003.
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    61. Essien EJ, Meshack AF, Peters RJ, Ogungbade GO, Osemene NI. Strategies to prevent HIV transmission among heterosexual African-American men. BMC Public Health. 2005 Jan 7; 5:3. PMID: 15638937; PMCID: PMC544892.
    62. Martin Q, Peters RJ, Amos CE, Yacoubian GS, Johnson RJ, Meshack A, Essien EJ. The relationship between sexual abuse and drug use: a view of African-American college students in Texas. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2005; 4(1):23-33. PMID: 16870570.
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    63. Essien EJ, Ross MW, Williams ML, Meshack AF, Fernández-Esquer ME, Peters RJ, Ogungbade G. Primary source of income is associated with differences in HIV risk behaviors in street-recruited samples. Int J Equity Health. 2004 Jun 17; 3(1):5. PMID: 15202942.
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    64. Ross MW, Essien EJ, Williams ML, Fernandez-Esquer ME. Concordance between sexual behavior and sexual identity in street outreach samples of four racial/ethnic groups. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Feb; 30(2):110-3. PMID: 12567166.
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    65. Essien EJ, Meshack AF, Ross MW. Misperceptions about HIV transmission among heterosexual African-American and Latino men and women. J Natl Med Assoc. 2002 May; 94(5):304-12. PMID: 12069209; PMCID: PMC2594351.
    66. Ezedinachi EN, Ross MW, Meremiku M, Essien EJ, Edem CB, Ekure E, Ita O. The impact of an intervention to change health workers' HIV/AIDS attitudes and knowledge in Nigeria: a controlled trial. Public Health. 2002 Mar; 116(2):106-12. PMID: 11961679.
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    67. Osemene NI, Essien EJ, Egbunike IG. HIV/AIDS behind bars: an avenue for culturally sensitive interventions. J Natl Med Assoc. 2001 Dec; 93(12):481-6. PMID: 11800277; PMCID: PMC2594056.
    68. Essien EJ, Ross MW, Linares AC, Osemene NI. Perception of reliability of human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS information sources. J Natl Med Assoc. 2000 Jun; 92(6):269-74. PMID: 10918761; PMCID: PMC2640523.
    69. Essien EJ, Ross MW, Ezedinachi EN, Meremikwu M. Cross-national HIV infection control practices and fear of AIDS: a comparison between Nigeria and the USA. Int J STD AIDS. 1997 Dec; 8(12):764-71. PMID: 9433951.
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    70. Essien EJ, Ross MW, Ezedinachi EN, Meremikwu M. HIV/AIDS infection control enforcement: a comparison between Nigeria and the United States. Public Health. 1997 Jul; 111(4):205-9. PMID: 9242031.
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