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Milenka V. Vargas-Meneses

Education

B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Psychology, Biology and Psychology Departments, University of California San Diego, USA

Current position

Staff Research Associate II, University of California San Diego, USA

Publications

  1. Gianella, S., Massanella, M., Richman, D. D., Little, S. J., Spina, C. A., Vargas, M. V., Lada, S. M., Daar, E. S., Dube, M. P., Haubrich, R. H., Morris, S. R., Smith, D. M. and California Collaborative Treatment Group, T. (2014). Cytomegalovirus replication in semen is associated with higher levels of proviral HIV DNA and CD4+ T cell activation during antiretroviral treatment. J Virol 88(14): 7818-7827.
  2. Gianella, S., Morris, S. R., Tatro, E., Vargas, M. V., Haubrich, R. H., Daar, E. S., Dube, M. P., Richman, D. D., Little, S. J. and Smith, D. M. (2014). Virologic correlates of anti-CMV IgG levels in HIV-1-infected men. J Infect Dis 209(3): 452-456.
  3. Gianella, S., Smith, D. M., Vargas, M. V., Little, S. J., Richman, D. D., Daar, E. S., Dube, M. P., Zhang, F., Ginocchio, C. C., Haubrich, R. H., Morris, S. R. and Team, C. (2013). Shedding of HIV and human herpesviruses in the semen of effectively treated HIV-1-infected men who have sex with men. Clin Infect Dis 57(3): 441-447.
  4. Gianella, S., Anderson, C. M., Vargas, M. V., Richman, D. D., Little, S. J., Morris, S. R. and Smith, D. M. (2013). Cytomegalovirus DNA in semen and blood is associated with higher levels of proviral HIV DNA. J Infect Dis 207(6): 898-902.
  5. Gianella, S., Morris, S. R., Anderson, C., Spina, C. A., Vargas, M. V., Young, J. A., Richman, D. D., Little, S. J. and Smith, D. M. (2013). Herpes viruses and HIV-1 drug resistance mutations influence the virologic and immunologic milieu of the male genital tract. AIDS 27(1): 39-47.
  6. Gianella, S., Morris, S. R., Vargas, M. V., Young, J. A., Callahan, B., Richman, D. D., Little, S. J. and Smith, D. M. (2013). Role of seminal shedding of herpesviruses in HIV Type 1 Transmission. J Infect Dis 207(2): 257-261.
  7. Gianella, S., Mehta, S. R., Young, J. A., Vargas, M. V., Little, S. J., Richman, D. D., Kosakovsky Pond, S. L. and Smith, D. M. (2012). Sexual transmission of predicted CXCR4-tropic HIV-1 likely originating from the source partner's seminal cells. Virology 434(1): 2-4.
  8. Gianella, S., Mehta, S. R., Strain, M. C., Young, J. A., Vargas, M. V., Little, S. J., Richman, D. D., Kosakovsky Pond, S. L. and Smith, D. M. (2012). Impact of seminal cytomegalovirus replication on HIV-1 dynamics between blood and semen. J Med Virol 84(11): 1703-1709.
  9. Gianella, S., Strain, M. C., Rought, S. E., Vargas, M. V., Little, S. J., Richman, D. D., Spina, C. A. and Smith, D. M. (2012). Associations between virologic and immunologic dynamics in blood and in the male genital tract. J Virol 86(3): 1307-1315.
Protocols by Milenka V. Vargas-Meneses
  1. Quantification of HIV RNA and Human Herpesvirus DNA in Seminal Plasma