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Alexandra de Pokomandy, MD, M.Sc.

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Regular Member
Cancer
Infection and immunity


McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Family physician, Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute


McGill University

Assistant Professor, McGill University Health Centre


Research Interest


My research focuses on HIV health care, mainly co-morbidities associated with HIV, women's health and integrated HIV primary care. I am particularly interested on the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) in people living with HIV, including HPV infection, secondary intraepithelial lesions and cancers, in both men having sex with men and women, particularly concerning anal cancer prevention. Another aspect of my research looks at the broader general, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing of women living with HIV, including assessing women's needs in comparison to current accessibility to services in Canada.

Research Foci


  • human papillomavirus
  • HIV
  • anal cancer
  • anal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • mSM
  • women's health

Keywords


Human papillomavirus, HPV, HIV, Primary Care

Selected Publications


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  • de Pokomandy A, Rouleau D, Ghattas G, Vézina S, Coté P, Macleod J, Allaire G, Franco EL, Coutlée F; HIPVIRG Study Group. Prevalence, Clearance, and Incidence of Anal Human Papillomavirus Infection in HIV-infected Men: The HIPVIRG Cohort Study. J Infect Dis. 2009 Apr 1;199(7):965-973.

  • de Pokomandy A, Rouleau D, Ghattas G, Trottier H, Vézina S, Coté P, Macleod J, Allaire G, Hagjeres R, Franco EL, Coutlée F; HIPVIRG Study Group. Highly active antiretroviral therapy and progression to highgrade anal intraepithelial neoplasia in men infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011 May; 52(9):1174-81.

  • Coutlée F, de Pokomandy A, Franco EL. Epidemiology, natural history and risk factors for anal intraepithelial neoplasia. Sex Health, 2012 Jun 8; (Epub ahead of print).

  • Carter AJ, Bourgeois S, O'Brien N, Abelsohn K, Tharao W, Greene S, Margolese S, Kaida A, Sanchez M, Palmer AK, Cescon A, de Pokomandy A, Loutfy MR; CHIWOS Research Team. Women-specfic HIV\AIDS services : identifying and defining the components of holistiv service delivery for women living with HIV/AIDS. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013 Jan 11;16(1):17433.

  • Laprise C, de Pokomandy A, Baril JG, Dufresne S, Trottier H. Virologic Failure Following Persistent Low-level Viremia in a Cohort of HIV-Positive Patients: Results From 12 Years of Observation. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;57(10):1489-96.