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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445088/predicting-the-need-for-third-line-antiretroviral-therapy-by-identifying-patients-at-high-risk-for-failing-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-south-africa
#1
Dorina Onoya, Cornelius Nattey, Eric Budgell, Liudmyla van den Berg, Mhairi Maskew, Denise Evans, Kamban Hirasen, Lawrence C Long, Matthew P Fox
Although third-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) is available in South Africa's public sector, its cost is substantially higher than first and second line. Identifying risk factors for failure on second-line treatment remains crucial to reduce the need for third-line drugs. We conducted a case-control study including 194 adult patients (≥18 years; 70 cases and 124 controls) who initiated second-line ART in Johannesburg, South Africa. Unconditional logistic regression was used to assess predictors of virologic failure (defined as 2 consecutive viral load measures ≥1000 copies/mL, ≥3 months after switching to second line)...
April 26, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429958/the-influence-of-violence-victimization-on-sexual-health-behaviors-and-outcomes
#2
Jennifer Latimer, Julia Fleckman, Maeve Wallace, Michele Rountree, Katherine Theall
This study examines the implications of a history of personal violence on health and health behaviors. A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data involving adults (n = 214) from a semirural area in southern Louisiana between October 2008 and December 2010 was conducted to ascertain the association between a personal history of violence victimization and indicators of sexual health behaviors and outcomes: communication with sexual partners about HIV status, consistent condom use, and sexually transmitted infection (STI)...
April 21, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414261/-support-your-client-at-the-space-that-they-re-in-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-prescribers-perspectives-on-prep-related-risk-compensation
#3
Sarah K Calabrese, Manya Magnus, Kenneth H Mayer, Douglas S Krakower, Adam I Eldahan, Lauren A Gaston Hawkins, Kristen Underhill, Nathan B Hansen, Trace S Kershaw, Joseph R Betancourt, John F Dovidio
Despite the demonstrated effectiveness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and evidence that most PrEP users do not engage in risk compensation (i.e., increased risk behavior due to a perceived decrease in HIV susceptibility), some healthcare providers report patient risk compensation to be a deterrent to prescribing PrEP. Overcoming this barrier is essential to supporting PrEP access and uptake among people at risk for HIV. To inform such efforts, this qualitative study explored PrEP-related risk compensation attitudes among providers with firsthand experience prescribing PrEP...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414260/retention-in-hiv-care-and-viral-suppression-individual-and-neighborhood-level-predictors-of-racial-ethnic-differences-florida-2015
#4
Diana M Sheehan, Kristopher P Fennie, Daniel E Mauck, Lorene M Maddox, Spencer Lieb, Mary Jo Trepka
The objective of this study was to estimate racial/ethnic differences in retention in HIV care and viral suppression and to identify related individual and neighborhood determinants. Florida HIV surveillance records of cases aged ≥13 years diagnosed during the years 2000-2014 were analyzed. Retention in care was defined as evidence of ≥2 or more laboratory tests, receipts of prescription, or clinical visits at least 3 months apart during 2015. Viral load suppression was defined as a viral load of <200 copies/mL for the last test in 2015...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358624/understanding-antiretroviral-treatment-adherence-among-hiv-positive-women-at-four-postpartum-time-intervals-qualitative-results-from-the-kabeho-study-in-rwanda
#5
Michelle M Gill, Aline Umutoni, Heather J Hoffman, Dieudonne Ndatimana, Gilles F Ndayisaba, Solange Kibitenga, Placidie Mugwaneza, Anita Asiimwe, Emily A Bobrow
As lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant women is implemented, it is important to understand the attitudes and norms affecting women's postpartum ART adherence. This is a qualitative cross-sectional study of HIV-positive postpartum women (n = 112) enrolled in a 2-year observational prospective cohort in Rwanda. Informed by the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), we conducted in-depth interviews with women whose children were 0-6, 7-12, 13-18, or 21-24 months of age to describe factors contributing to adherence and changes over time...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338338/the-strategies-of-heterosexuals-from-large-metropolitan-areas-for-assessing-the-risks-of-exposure-to-hiv-or-other-sexually-transmitted-infections-from-partners-met-online
#6
Karolynn Siegel, Helen-Maria Lekas, Marie Onaga, Rachel Verni, Hamish Gunn
Heterosexuals' use of the Internet for meeting romantic or sexual partners is rapidly increasing, raising concerns about the Internet's potential to facilitate encounters that place individuals at risk for acquiring HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For example, online sharing of personal information and self-revelations can foster virtual intimacy, promoting a false sense of familiarity that might accelerate progression to unprotected sex. Therefore, it is critical to understand how those who meet sexual partners online attempt to assess the possible risk of acquiring HIV or STIs posed by having unprotected sex with a new partner and decide whether to use a condom...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332857/body-image-and-risk-behaviors-in-youth-with-hiv
#7
Ronald H Dallas, Megan M Loew, Megan L Wilkins, Yilun Sun, Li Tang, Jerlym S Porter, Aditya H Gaur
Body image concerns are common among people living with HIV. Among adults with HIV, body image concerns have been shown to be related to risky sexual behaviors; little research has been conducted among youth living with HIV (YLWH). The current study examined the predictors, including body image, of sexual risk behaviors among YLWH. Adolescents from a single clinic (n = 143; age range, 16-24 years; 69% male; 95% African American) completed a computerized self-report survey to assess demographic, behavioral, and body image domains...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282249/health-provider-views-on-improving-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-coastal-kenya
#8
Murugi Micheni, Bernadette K Kombo, Andrew Secor, Jane M Simoni, Don Operario, Elise M van der Elst, Peter Mugo, Jennifer Kanungi, Eduard J Sanders, Susan M Graham
HIV-positive Kenyan men who have sex with men (MSM) are a highly stigmatized group facing barriers to care engagement and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Because care providers' views are important in improving outcomes, we sought the perspective of those serving MSM patients on how to optimize ART adherence in a setting where same-sex behavior is criminalized. We conducted 4 focus group discussions with a total of 29 healthcare workers (HCWs) experienced in providing HIV care to MSM. The semistructured, open-ended topic guide used was based on an access-information-motivation-proximal cues model of adherence, with added focus on trust in providers, stigma, and discrimination...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282248/what-will-it-take-to-end-the-hiv-aids-epidemic-linking-the-most-disenfranchised-into-care-through-outreach
#9
Cynthia A Gómez, Susana A Tat, Debra Allen, Danielle Gordon, Dennis Browe
The 2015 National HIV/AIDS Strategy renewed its goal of increasing access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and called for an increased focus on linkage to care efforts. As many PLWHA face multiple barriers to care and live on the margins of society, adoption of intensive outreach activities is necessary to engage the most disenfranchised PLWHA into care and to ultimately end the HIV epidemic. The Bay Area Network for Positive Health (BANPH), comprising 12+ agencies, established a network outreach model for our linkage-to-care project to engage the hardest-to-reach populations in the San Francisco Bay Area...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282247/effect-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-on-incidence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-rate-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-decrement-in-hiv-1-infected-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-asian-patients-results-from-12-year-observational-cohort
#10
Soichiro Suzuki, Takeshi Nishijima, Yohei Kawasaki, Takuma Kurosawa, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Shinichi Oka
Little evidence is available for the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and rate of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decrement among Asians with low body weight who are susceptible to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) nephrotoxicity. In this 12-year observational cohort in Tokyo, we examined 1383 treatment-naïve HIV-1-infected Asians [720 started TDF-containing (TDF group) and 663 started non-TDF-containing (control) combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)]. The CKD incidence was calculated, and the effect of TDF use on CKD development was estimated using logistic regression...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282246/sex-race-and-hiv-risk-disparities-in-discontinuity-of-hiv-care-after-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation-in-the-united-states-and-canada
#11
Peter F Rebeiro, Alison G Abraham, Michael A Horberg, Keri N Althoff, Baligh R Yehia, Kate Buchacz, Bryan M Lau, Timothy R Sterling, Stephen J Gange
Disruption of continuous retention in care (discontinuity) is associated with HIV disease progression. We examined sex, race, and HIV risk disparities in discontinuity after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation among patients in North America. Adults (≥18 years of age) initiating ART from 2000 to 2010 were included. Discontinuity was defined as first disruption of continuous retention (≥2 visits separated by >90 days in the calendar year). Relative hazard ratio (HR) and times from ART initiation until discontinuity by race, sex, and HIV risk were assessed by modeling of the cumulative incidence function (CIF) in the presence of the competing risk of death...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282245/live-with-the-disease-like-you-used-to-before-you-knew-you-were-infected-a-qualitative-study-among-10-year-survivors-living-with-hiv-in-haiti
#12
Samuel Pierre, Vanessa Riviera, Circee Phara Jean, Marie Jude Jean Louis, Lindsey K Reif, Patrice Severe, Vanessa Rouzier, Warren D Johnson, Jean W Pape, Daniel W Fitzgerald, Margaret L McNairy, Carla Boutin-Foster
In 2003, the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), a nonprofit organization, began administering antiretroviral therapy (ART) to its patients. This practice transformed HIV from a fatal disease to a more manageable chronic condition. However, relatively few studies focus on the experiences of survivors. This study provided a unique opportunity to interview patients who survived at least 10 years after being treated with ART at GHESKIO. The goal of the study was to elicit from patients their perspectives on what enabled them to survive with AIDS...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170305/impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-on-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-with-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infections-in-china
#13
Jun Tao, Sten H Vermund, Hongyan Lu, Yuhua Ruan, Bryan E Shepherd, Aaron M Kipp, K Rivet Amico, Xiangjun Zhang, Yiming Shao, Han-Zhu Qian
Depression and anxiety are common among persons recently diagnosed with HIV infection. We examined whether depression or anxiety was associated with delayed initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among a prospective cohort of Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) who were newly diagnosed with HIV. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used for measuring depression and anxiety, with scores of 0-7, 8-10, and 11-21 representing normal, borderline, and likely, respectively. ART initiation information was extracted from the National ART Database...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170304/hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-and-postexposure-prophylaxis-in-japan-context-of-use-and-directions-for-future-research-and-action
#14
Anthony S DiStefano, Makiko Takeda
Biomedical HIV prevention strategies are playing an increasingly prominent role in addressing HIV epidemics globally, but little is known about their use in Japan, where persistent HIV disparities and a recently stable, but not declining, national epidemic indicate the need for evolving approaches. We conducted an ethnographic study to determine the context of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) use and to identify directions for future research and action in Japan. We used data from observational fieldwork in the Kansai region and Tokyo Metropolitan Area (n = 178 persons observed), qualitative interviews (n = 32), documents and web-based data sources (n = 321), and email correspondences (n = 9) in the period 2013-2016...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170303/trends-and-correlates-of-cigarette-smoking-and-its-impacts-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-people-living-with-hiv-findings-from-the-ontario-hiv-treatment-network-cohort-study-2008-2014
#15
Tsegaye Bekele, Sergio Rueda, Sandra Gardner, Janet Raboud, Marek Smieja, Richard Kennedy, David Fletcher, Ann N Burchell, Jean Bacon, Sean B Rourke
We sought to examine the trends of cigarette smoking, identify correlates of smoking, and examine the impacts of smoking on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. Study sample included 4473 individuals receiving care and enrolled in the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study. Self-report data on cigarette smoking, HRQOL, and demographic and sociobehavioral variables were collected between 2008 and 2014 through annual face-to-face interviews. Clinical data were abstracted from participants' medical records and enhanced through linkage with a provincial public health laboratory database...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099036/another-generation-of-stigma-assessing-healthcare-student-perceptions-of-hiv-positive-patients-in-mwanza-tanzania
#16
Sahil Aggarwal, Debora H Lee, William B Minteer, Reece T H Fenning, Shella K Raja, Megan E Bernstein, Kaavya R Raman, Sean P Denny, Priya A Patel, Mark Lieber, Allison O Farfel, Catherine A Diamond
HIV-related stigma remains a persistent global health concern among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in developing nations. The literature is lacking in studies about healthcare students' perceptions of PLWA. This study is the first effort to understand stigmatizing attitudes toward HIV-positive patients by healthcare students in Mwanza, Tanzania, not just those who will be directly treating patients but also those who will be indirectly involved through nonclinical roles, such as handling patient specimens and private health information...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092450/preintervention-profiles-of-information-motivational-and-behavioral-self-efficacy-for-methamphetamine-use-and-hiv-medication-adherence-among-gay-and-bisexual-men
#17
Tyrel J Starks, Brett M Millar, Jonathan M Lassiter, Jeffrey T Parsons
Although rates of crystal methamphetamine use in the United States have fallen from their peak in the mid-2000s, use remains a major public health concern, which disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men (GBM). It poses a particular challenge for HIV-positive men, for whom it has been linked to medication adherence problems as well as compromised immune function. Although the information, motivation, and behavioral skills (IMB) model has been widely used to conceptualize health behavior, little is known about GBM's initial levels of information, motivation, and behavioral self-efficacy to improve HIV medication adherence and to reduce crystal methamphetamine use at the outset of treatment...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051875/a-health-related-quality-of-life-measure-for-use-in-patients-with-hiv-a-validation-study
#18
Rebecca Schnall, Jianfang Liu, Hwayoung Cho, Sabina Hirshfield, Karolynn Siegel, Susan Olender
In the United States, HIV has evolved from an acute disease to a chronic illness making health-related quality of life a pre-eminent goal for many persons living with HIV (PLWH). There have been a number of HIV-specific quality-of-life instruments developed, but little attention has been paid to the validation of standardized nondisease-specific quality-of-life instruments tailored to PLWH. The goal of this research was to validate the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)-29, a questionnaire that measures health-related quality of life in PLWH...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051898/high-proportion-of-deaths-attributable-to-hiv-among-postpartum-women-in-botswana-despite-widespread-uptake-of-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Rebecca Marie Zash, Sajini Souda, Jean Leidner, Kelebogile Binda, Chazha Hick, Kathleen Powis, Joseph Makhema, Mompati Mmalane, Max Essex, Shahin Lockman, Roger L Shapiro
Mortality in the postpartum period may be impacted by antiretroviral therapy (ART) received in pregnancy, and whether ART is continued in the postpartum period. HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers were enrolled within 48 h of delivery at five public hospital maternity wards throughout Botswana and followed for 24 months. Maternal deaths were reported by one of the approved contacts given by the mother at enrollment. Detailed information on the cause of death was not available. Risk factors for 24-month mortality were assessed using Cox proportional hazard models...
January 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051897/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-developing-countries-a-systematic-review
#20
Sivaraj Naidu, Sasheela Ponnampalvanar, Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Adeeba Kamarulzaman
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of components associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of MS in the HIV population is increasing in epidemic proportions globally. However, the magnitude and characteristics of MS are not fully elucidated in developing countries. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the prevalence of MS and its components among people living with HIV (PLWH) in developing countries. Searches were carried out in MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Scopus, other web sources, and by hand search...
January 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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