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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820273/psychological-distress-health-and-treatment-related-factors-among-individuals-initiating-art-in-oromia-ethiopia
#1
Angela M Parcesepe, Olga Tymejczyk, Robert Remien, Tsigereda Gadisa, Sarah Gorrell Kulkarni, Susie Hoffman, Zenebe Melaku, Batya Elul, Denis Nash
HIV diagnosis may be a source of psychological distress. Late initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treatment-related beliefs may intensify psychological distress among those recently diagnosed. This analysis describes the prevalence of psychological distress among people living with HIV (PLWH) and examines the association of recent HIV diagnosis, late ART initiation and treatment-related beliefs with psychological distress. The sample includes 1175 PLWH aged 18 or older initiating ART at six HIV clinics in Ethiopia...
August 18, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819988/behavior-change-following-hiv-diagnosis-findings-from-a-cohort-of-los-angeles-msm
#2
Pamina M Gorbach, Marjan Javanbakht, Robert K Bolan
The effect of an HIV diagnosis on subsequent behavior of men who have sex with men (MSM) remains unclear. From 2009 to 2012 the NIDA funded Metromates Study enrolled and followed for one year MSM seeking testing for HIV in Los Angeles, assessing those with new HIV diagnoses for acute/recent HIV infection. Behavioral data were collected via Computer-Assisted Self-Interview from 321 men of whom 125 were classified as recently HIV infected, 91 as not recently HIV infected, and 105 as HIV-negative. Differences over time between those with recent HIV infection, not recent HIV infection, and no HIV were evaluated using bivariate and multivariable analyses for repeat measures to assess associations between HIV group, behaviors and condomless receptive (CRAI), intersertive (CIAI), or any condomless anal intercourse (CAI)...
August 18, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819982/hiv-testing-in-the-dental-setting-perspectives-and-practices-of-experienced-dental-professionals
#3
Carrigan L Parish, Karolynn Siegel, Terri Liguori, Stephen N Abel, Harold A Pollack, Margaret R Pereyra, Lisa R Metsch
The dental setting is a largely untapped venue to identify patients with undiagnosed HIV infection. Yet, uptake of rapid HIV testing within the dental community remains low. This study sought to better understand the experiences of dental professionals who have administered the test and how these experiences might inform efforts to promote greater uptake of rapid HIV testing in dental settings. Qualitative interviews were conducted with United States dentists (N = 37) and hygienists (N = 5) who offered rapid HIV testing in their practices...
August 18, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817951/cessation-related-information-motivation-and-behavioral-skills-in-smokers-living-with-hiv
#4
Daniel Shirley, Laura Thibodeau, Sheryl L Catz, Katryna McCoy, Douglas E Jorenby, Nasia Safdar, James M Sosman
There is a need for new, targeted smoking cessation interventions for smokers living with HIV. The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model has been applied effectively to HIV-related health behaviors and was used in this qualitative study to elicit factors that could lead to the development of innovative and successful cessation interventions for this population. Twenty individuals who smoked from two clinics providing care to people living with HIV participated in open-ended interviews, responding to questions covering the domains of the IMB model, as applied to smokers living with HIV...
August 17, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814104/factors-associated-with-low-neighborhood-cohesion-among-women-living-with-hiv-impacted-by-social-structural-inequities-in-british-columbia
#5
Kalysha Closson, Alexis K Palmer, Alexandra B Collins, Kate Salters, Wendy Zhang, Julio S G Montaner, Robert S Hogg, Surita Parashar
Built and social environments, including one's perception of their environment, are important determinants of health. The intersection of gender and HIV status may complicate the role of neighborhood cohesion in safety, personal well-being, and health outcomes for populations impacted by social and structural inequities. Among women in particular, social cohesion within the neighborhood they reside in may have a greater influence on health outcomes compared to their male counterparts. We sought to examine perception of neighborhood cohesion (validated scale with a range 0-100, with higher scores indicating higher perceived neighborhood cohesion) among women living with HIV, impacted by social-structural inequities, receiving combination antiretroviral therapy, and enrolled in the Longitudinal Investigations into Supportive Ancillary health services (LISA) study in British Columbia, Canada...
August 17, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814110/engaging-hiv-positive-clients-in-care-acceptability-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-a-peer-navigation-program-in-south-africa
#6
Wayne T Steward, Jeri Sumitani, Mary E Moran, Mary-Jane Ratlhagana, Jessica L Morris, Lebogang Isidoro, Jennifer M Gilvydis, John Tumbo, Jessica Grignon, Scott Barnhart, Sheri A Lippman
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) could curtail the HIV epidemic, but its impact is diminished by low uptake. We developed a peer navigation program to enhance engagement in HIV care, ART adherence, and behavioral prevention. In preparation for a randomized controlled trial, the program was piloted over four months at two primary health clinics in South Africa's North West Province. Newly diagnosed, HIV-positive clients met regularly with navigators to address barriers to care, adherence, and prevention. To assess program acceptability and feasibility and characterize the mechanisms of action, we surveyed 25 clients who completed navigation services and conducted interviews with 10 clients, four navigators, and five clinic providers...
August 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803503/hiv-testing-and-awareness-of-hiv-status-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-greater-kuala-lumpur-malaysia
#7
Alexander R Bazazi, Aishwarya Vijay, Forrest W Crawford, Robert Heimer, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Frederick L Altice
HIV testing services are the gateway into HIV treatment and are critical for monitoring the epidemic. HIV testing is recommended at least annually in high-risk populations, including people who inject drugs (PWID). In Malaysia, the HIV epidemic is concentrated among PWID, but their adherence to testing recommendations and the proportion of HIV-positive PWID who are aware of their status remain unknown. We recruited 460 PWID in Greater Kuala Lumpur using respondent-driven sampling and conducted HIV testing. We examined past testing behaviors, estimating testing frequency, correlates of testing in the past 12 months, and the proportion of those living with HIV who were aware of their status...
August 13, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793785/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-pictorial-aid-intervention-for-medication-adherence-among-hiv-positive-patients-with-comorbid-diabetes-or-hypertension
#8
A K Monroe, J S Pena, R D Moore, K A Riekert, M N Eakin, S Kripalani, G Chander
As the HIV-infected population ages and the burden of chronic comorbidities increases, adherence to medications for HIV and diabetes and hypertension is crucial to improve outcomes. We pilot-tested a pictorial aid intervention to improve medication adherence for both HIV and common chronic conditions. Adult patients with HIV and diabetes (DM) and/or hypertension (HTN) attending a clinic for underserved patients and at risk for poor health outcomes were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive either a pictorial aid intervention (a photographic representation of their medications, the indications, and the dosing schedule) or a standard clinic visit discharge medication list...
August 10, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791877/implementing-data-to-care-initiatives-for-hiv-in-new%C3%A2-york-state-assessing-the-value-of-community-health-centers-identifying-persons-out-of-care-for-health-department-follow-up
#9
Rachel Hart-Malloy, Shakara Brown, Kathleen Bogucki, James Tesoriero
To end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, innovative strategies are needed to improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum. Data-to-Care is a public health strategy whereby HIV surveillance data are used to identify people living with HIV/AIDS for linkage to, or re-engagement in HIV medical care. Three main approaches to Data-to-Care are defined by where persons out of care are identified and where outreach activities are initiated: the Health Department level, the Healthcare Provider level, or a combination of the two (Combination Model)...
August 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791876/limited-awareness-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-new%C3%A2-york-city
#10
Matthew Garnett, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Julie Franks, Eleanor Hayes-Larson, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Sharon Mannheimer
Awareness of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was assessed among a cohort of substance-using black men who have sex with men and transgender women (MSM/TGW) participating in the STAR Study, which recruited black MSM/TGW in New York City for HIV testing and linked HIV-infected individuals into care from July 2012 to April 2015. Sociodemographic, psychosocial, known HIV risk factors, and PrEP awareness were assessed among participants. Multivariable logistic regression was conducted to assess factors associated with PrEP awareness...
August 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783964/vengeance-sexual-compulsivity-and-self-efficacy-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-living-with-hiv
#11
Monique J Brown, Julianne M Serovich, Judy A Kimberly
Vengeance is defined as a continuum of thoughts and/or actions ranging from harmless thoughts to destruction or death, due to feelings of hurt or anger, as a result of a perceived personal attack. Studies assessing the association between vengeance and HIV risk behavior are extremely lacking. The primary aims of this study were to examine the associations between vengeance and sexual compulsivity (SC), and self-efficacies (SEs) for condom use, HIV disclosure, and negotiation of safer sex practices. Data were obtained from 266 men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV...
August 8, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783955/examining-transdiagnostic-vulnerabilities-among-hiv-positive-smokers-seen-at-three-inner-city-community-based-organizations
#12
Erica I Lubetkin, John A Guidry, Andrew Webb, Alex Ocampo, Jack E Burkhalter
Investigators have proposed a "transdiagnostic vulnerability framework" that examines the relationship between smoking and broader emotional factors, including anhedonia, anxiety sensitivity, and distress tolerance. Because smoking and depression are more common in persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) than in the general population, understanding the relationship between smoking and mental health is critical. The following study aims to characterize levels of clinically significant depressive symptoms and these broader emotional factors as well as the relationship between these factors and smoking-related variables in a sample of PLWHA...
August 8, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783967/women-s-household-decision-making-autonomy-and-safer-sex-negotiation-in-nigeria-an-analysis-of-the-nigeria-demographic-and-health-survey
#13
Yujiro Sano, Alice P Sedziafa, Siera Vercillo, Roger Antabe, Isaac Luginaah
Although married women's safer sex negotiation with their husbands is critical in reducing new HIV infections in Nigeria, its linkage to women's household decision-making autonomy is less explored in Nigeria. Drawing data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey and using the logistic regression technique, we examined the associations between women's household decision-making autonomy and two indicators of the ability to engage in safer sex including whether married women 1) can refuse sex and 2) ask for condom use during sexual intercourse with husbands...
August 7, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780885/perspectives-on-biomedical-hiv-prevention-options-among-women-who-inject-drugs-in-kenya
#14
Angela Robertson Bazzi, Kelly A Yotebieng, Kawango Agot, Grace Rota, Jennifer L Syvertsen
Due to heightened vulnerability to HIV from frequent engagement in sex work and overlapping drug-using and sexual networks, women who inject drugs should be a high priority population for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other biomedical HIV prevention tools. Kenya is one of the first African countries to approve oral PrEP for HIV prevention among "key populations," including people who inject drugs and sex workers. The objective of this study was to explore preferences and perceived challenges to PrEP adoption among women who inject drugs in Kisumu, Kenya...
August 5, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774191/household-decision-making-power-and-the-mental-health-and-well-being-of-women-initiating-antiretroviral-treatment-in-oromia-ethiopia
#15
Angela M Parcesepe, Olga Tymejczyk, Robert Remien, Tsigereda Gadisa, Sarah Gorrell Kulkarni, Susie Hoffman, Zenebe Melaku, Batya Elul, Denis Nash
Low decision-making power (DMP) has been associated with HIV seropositivity among women in sub-Saharan Africa. As treatment accessibility and life expectancy for HIV-positive individuals increase, greater attention to the mental health and well-being of HIV-positive women is needed. This study examined whether low DMP was associated with psychological distress, social support or health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among women initiating ART. The sample included 722 women aged 18 or older initiating ART during 2012-2013 at six HIV clinics in Oromia, Ethiopia...
August 3, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764563/patient-profiles-as-organizing-hiv-clinicians-art-adherence-management-a-qualitative-analysis
#16
Isabelle Toupin, Kim Engler, David Lessard, Leo Wong, Andràs Lènàrt, Francois Raffi, Bruno Spire, Bertrand Lebouché
The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) depends on optimal clinical management and patient adherence. Little is known about patient characteristics that clinicians consider in the management of ART adherence. Exploring this issue, five focus groups were conducted with 31 HIV-clinicians from across France. A qualitative typological analysis suggests that clinician management of patient adherence is based on characteristics that coalesce into seven patient profiles. For the "passive" patient, described as taking ART exactly as prescribed without questioning their doctor's expertise, a directive and simple management style was preferred...
August 1, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764562/does-rapid-hiv-testing-result-in-an-early-diagnosis-and-reduce-the-waiting-time-for-patients-to-receive-medical-care
#17
Magaly Carvalho Vieira de Melo, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Ilka Veras Falcão, Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho
The implementation of rapid HIV testing in Brazil began in 2006 for specific groups, and from 2009 was extended to the Counseling and Testing Centers (CTC) in certain Brazilian capitals. The aim of this study was to compare two groups of individuals: those diagnosed with HIV infection by conventional testing and those diagnosed with rapid testing, with respect to: the waiting time before receiving medical care, the time of the first laboratory tests and the virological, immune and clinical status. This is a cross-sectional study to compare a group with individuals diagnosed by conventional testing (2006-2008) and another with those diagnosed by rapid testing (2010-2011)...
August 1, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695750/-i-did-not-see-a-need-to-get-tested-before-everything-was-going-well-with-my-health-a-qualitative-study-of-hiv-testing-decision-making-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
#18
Shema Tariq, Susie Hoffman, Gita Ramjee, Joanne E Mantell, Jessica L Phillip, Kelly Blanchard, Naomi Lince-Deroche, Theresa M Exner
Few studies have examined HIV-testing decision-making since the South African national HIV counseling and testing campaign in 2010-2011 and subsequent expansion in antiretroviral therapy (ART) eligibility in 2012. We describe HIV-testing decision-making and pathways to testing among participants in Pathways to Care, a cohort study of newly-diagnosed HIV-positive adults in KwaZulu-Natal. Our analysis is embedded within a theoretical framework informed by Arthur Kleinman's work on pluralistic healthcare systems, and the concept of diagnostic itineraries (i...
July 11, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689429/erratum
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July 8, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685584/a-systematic-review-of-psychological-correlates-of-hiv-testing-intention
#20
Michael Evangeli, Krissie Ferris, Natalie M Kenney, Laura L E Baker, Bethanie Jones, Abigail L Wroe
Undiagnosed HIV infection is associated with onward HIV transmission and delays in accessing HIV care and treatment. As a significant proportion of HIV tests are self-initiated, it is important to assess correlates of the intention to test for HIV. Psychological correlates of HIV testing intention are more likely to be the feasible target of interventions than structural determinants. A systematic review of psychological correlates of HIV testing intention was conducted. Twenty studies were included in the review, covering a range of populations and geographical regions...
July 7, 2017: AIDS Care
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