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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337633/the-development-of-an-hiv-risk-environment-scale-of-exotic-dance-clubs
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Susan G Sherman, Meredith R Brantley, Carla Zelaya, Quyen Duong, Ralph B Taylor, Jon M Ellen
Exotic dancers have received little research attention despite evidence of high-risk behaviours within exotic dance clubs (EDCs). We developed and assessed the reliability and validity of a risk environment score, examining differences between dancers (n = 107) and other staff (n = 172). In the summer of 2013, anonymous surveys were administered via A-CASI in EDCs (N = 26) in Baltimore among exotic dancers and staff. Surveys consisted of a brief demographic section followed by 65 statements. The overall domain had an alpha = 0...
March 23, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331992/hiv-testing-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-follow-up-review-of-the-qualitative-literature-since-2010
#2
REVIEW
Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Allyson Mutch, Limin Mao, Joseph Debattista, Jime Lemoire, Chris Howard, Andrea Whittaker, Olivia Hollingdrake, Lisa Fitzgerald
The landscape of HIV testing has changed significantly in recent years following the rise in importance of the 'treatment as prevention' strategy and advancements in new HIV testing and prevention technologies. This review provides a synthesis of qualitative research findings published since 2010 on preferences and practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) surrounding HIV testing in high-income settings. MSM are one of the hardest groups to reach with standard or conventional HIV testing approaches. To develop innovative testing strategies for this particular group, a good understanding of their concerns, barriers and facilitators of accessing HIV testing is needed...
March 22, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324199/high-hiv-prevalence-and-risk-among-male-clients-of-female-sex-workers-in-hanoi-and-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
#3
Patrick Nadol, Tran Vu Hoang, Linh-Vi Le, Tuan Anh Nguyen, John Kaldor, Matthew Law
In Vietnam's concentrated HIV epidemic, female sex workers (FSWs) are at increased risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV, largely through their male clients. A high proportion of males in Vietnam report being clients of FSWs. Studying HIV-related risk factors and prevalence among male clients is important, particularly given the potential for male clients to be a 'bridge' of HIV transmission to the more general population or to sex workers. Time-location sampling was used to identify FSW in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest cities, in 2013-2014...
March 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315082/caregivers-support-network-characteristics-associated-with-viral-suppression-among-hiv-care-recipients
#4
Julie A Denison, Mary M Mitchell, Allysha C Maragh-Bass, Amy R Knowlton
Informal care receipt is associated with health outcomes among people living with HIV. Less is known about how caregivers' own social support may affect their care recipient's health. We examined associations between network characteristics of informal caregivers and HIV viral suppression among former or current drug using care recipients. We analyzed data from 258 caregiver-recipient dyads from the Beacon study, of whom 89% of caregivers were African American and 59% were female. In adjusted logistic regression analysis, care recipients had lower odds of being virally suppressed if their caregiver was female, was caring for youth involved in the criminal justice system, and had network members who used illicit drugs...
March 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299518/addressing-the-first-90-a-highly-effective-partner-notification-approach-reaches-previously-undiagnosed-sexual-partners-in-tanzania
#5
Catherine Kahabuka, Marya Plotkin, Alice Christensen, Charlene Brown, Mustafa Njozi, Renatus Kisendi, Werner Maokola, Erick Mlanga, Ruth Lemwayi, Kelly Curran, Vincent Wong
To meet UNAIDS' 90-90-90 treatment goals, effective approaches to HIV testing services (HTSs) are urgently needed. In 2015, a cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness and feasibility of partner notification for HTS in Tanzania. Men and women newly diagnosed with HIV were enrolled as index clients, listed sexual partners, and given options to notify and link their partners to HTS. Of 653 newly diagnosed individuals, 390 index clients were enrolled, listed 438 sexual partners, of whom 249 (56...
March 15, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293758/news-of-biomedical-advances-in-hiv-relationship-to-treatment-optimism-and-expected-risk-behavior-in-us-msm
#6
Rick S Zimmerman, Allison L Kirschbaum
HIV treatment optimism and the ways in which news of HIV biomedical advances in HIV is presented to the most at-risk communities interact in ways that affect risk behavior and the incidence of HIV. The goal of the current study was to understand the relationships among HIV treatment optimism, knowledge of HIV biomedical advances, and current and expected increased risk behavior as a result of reading hypothetical news stories of further advances. Most of an online-recruited sample of MSM were quite knowledgeable about current biomedical advances...
March 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285434/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-hazardous-alcohol-use-among-persons-living-with-hiv-across-the-us-in-the-current-era-of-antiretroviral-treatment
#7
Heidi M Crane, Mary E McCaul, Geetanjali Chander, Heidi Hutton, Robin M Nance, Joseph A C Delaney, Joseph O Merrill, Bryan Lau, Kenneth H Mayer, Michael J Mugavero, Matthew Mimiaga, James H Willig, Greer A Burkholder, Daniel R Drozd, Rob J Fredericksen, Karen Cropsey, Richard D Moore, Jane M Simoni, W Christopher Mathews, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Katerina Christopoulos, Elvin Geng, Michael S Saag, Mari M Kitahata
Hazardous alcohol use is associated with detrimental health outcomes among persons living with HIV (PLWH). We examined the prevalence and factors associated with hazardous alcohol use in the current era using several hazardous drinking definitions and binge drinking defined as ≥5 drinks for men versus ≥4 for women. We included 8567 PLWH from 7 U.S. sites from 2013 to 2015. Current hazardous alcohol use was reported by 27% and 34% reported binge drinking. In adjusted analyses, current and past cocaine/crack (odd ratio [OR] 4...
March 11, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283775/developing-a-patient-navigation-program-to-improve-engagement-in-hiv-medical-care-and-viral-suppression-a-demonstration-project-protocol
#8
Casey L Schumann, Ryan P Westergaard, Alison E Meier, Mari L Ruetten, James M Vergeront
Individuals diagnosed and living with HIV who are out of care or who have persistent viremia are at risk for poor health outcomes and are estimated to account for two-thirds of all new HIV infections. As part of a six-state demonstration project to improve access to care for hard-to-reach populations, Wisconsin developed an HIV-specific patient navigation program to improve engagement in HIV care and viral suppression for populations at risk for poor HIV care outcomes. Patient navigators worked with individuals who were out of HIV medical care or were at risk of falling out of care over nine months to identify and address barriers to care...
March 10, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283774/in-australia-most-hiv-infections-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-are-attributable-to-sex-with-new-partners
#9
Ian Down, Jeanne Ellard, Benjamin R Bavinton, Graham Brown, Garrett Prestage
It has been estimated that the majority of global HIV infections among gay and bisexual men (GBM) can be attributed to sex within a committed relationship. In Australia, however, negotiated safety, whereby HIV-negative regular partners agree to discard condoms with each other but commit to consistent condom use with other partners, has been promoted as a key component of the HIV prevention response. We asked GBM recently diagnosed with HIV to describe their relationship to the person they believed to be the source of their infection ('source person')...
March 10, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271303/hiv-prevalence-and-art-use-among-men-in-partnerships-with-15-29%C3%A2-year-old-women-in-south-africa-hiv-risk-implications-for-young-women-in-age-disparate-partnerships
#10
Meredith Evans, Brendan Maughan-Brown, Nompumelelo Zungu, Gavin George
This study assesses whether men's ART use mitigates HIV-risk within age-disparate partnerships. Using data from the 2012 South African National HIV survey, we analyzed differences in HIV prevalence and ART use between men in age-disparate and age-similar partnerships with young women aged 15-29 using multiple logistic regression analyses. Within partnerships involving women 15-24 years old, men in age-disparate partnerships were more likely to be HIV-positive (5-9 year age-gap: aOR 2.8, 95%CI 1.4-5.2; p < 0...
March 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265805/the-role-of-emotional-avoidance-the-patient-provider-relationship-and-other-social-support-in-art-adherence-for-hiv-individuals
#11
Christopher R Berghoff, Kim L Gratz, Kaitlin J Portz, Megan Pinkston, James A Naifeh, Shenell D Evans, Deborah J Konkle-Parker, Matthew T Tull
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with positive health outcomes among HIV+ patients. However, non-adherence remains high. Though factors that account for non-adherence remain unclear, social support has been consistently associated with ART adherence. As such, identifying malleable factors that hinder patients' ability to form supportive relationships may have consequence for improving ART adherence. Emotional avoidance (EA) may be one such factor given that it has been linked to difficulties in social situations...
March 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265804/using-hiv-surveillance-laboratory-data-to-identify-out-of-care-patients
#12
John Christian Hague, Betsey John, Linda Goldman, Kshema Nagavedu, Sophie Lewis, Rebecca Hawrusik, Serena Rajabiun, Noelle Cocoros, H Dawn Fukuda, Kevin Cranston
HIV-associated laboratory tests reported to public health surveillance have been used as a proxy measure of care engagement of HIV+ individuals. As part of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Initiative, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) worked with three pilot clinical facilities to identify HIV+ patients whose last HIV laboratory test occurred at the participating facility but who then appeared to be out of care, defined as an absence of HIV laboratory test results reported to MDPH for at least 6 months...
March 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260137/acceptability-of-hiv-prevention-information-delivered-through-established-geosocial-networking-mobile-applications-to-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#13
Heather N Czarny, Michelle R Broaddus
Geosocial networking (GSN) applications could disseminate HIV prevention information to thousands of men who have sex with men (MSM); however, acceptability of the type of information, methods, and frequency of information delivery are unknown. Acceptability of these constructs were assessed through a survey of 224 MSM at the Milwaukee Pridefest. All types of information were found acceptable. A sexual health section and self-seeking information were the most acceptable method and frequency of delivery. Demographics and differences in app usage did not correlate to acceptability...
March 4, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251377/event-level-associations-among-drinking-motives-alcohol-consumption-and-condomless-anal-sex-in-a-sample-of-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#14
Brian A Feinstein, Michael E Newcomb
Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are at increased risk for HIV and problematic alcohol use. Drinking motives are associated with alcohol use in cross-sectional studies, but their associations with alcohol use and condomless anal sex (CAS) at the event-level remain unclear. The current study examined these event-level associations in a sample of 189 YMSM who completed self-report measures on a daily or weekly basis for two months. Participants were recruited between August 2014 and April 2015 for a randomized trial designed to study behavioral reactivity in diary studies...
March 1, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243936/the-effects-of-housing-status-stability-and-the-social-contexts-of-housing-on-drug-and-sexual-risk-behaviors
#15
Julia Dickson-Gomez, Timothy McAuliffe, Katherine Quinn
Research on the relationship between housing instability and HIV risk has often focused on two different conceptions of stability. In one conceptualization, housing stability is defined according to physical location with homeless or unstably housed individuals defined as those who reside in places not meant for human habitation or in emergency shelters. The other conceptualization has defined housing stability as individuals' degree of transience, often operationalized as the number of moves or evictions a person has had within a specified amount of time...
February 27, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243935/body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-in-patients-with-hiv-in-south-africa-and-associated-socio-demographic-health-related-and-psychosocial-factors
#16
Diana Huis In 't Veld, Supa Pengpid, Robert Colebunders, Karl Peltzer
A high body mass index (BMI) and high waist circumference are important health risk factors predisposing for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and certain cancers. Historically, underweight was a diagnostic criterion of HIV-infection. In a cross-sectional study the prevalence of BMI-categories and high waist circumference and its associated factors in patients visiting three outpatient HIV clinics in South Africa were measured with anthropometric measurements and structured questionnaires regarding socio-demographic information, quality of life (QoL), AIDS-related stigma, symptoms of depression, alcohol use, HIV related information and level of adherence to ART...
February 27, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243934/risky-sex-and-hiv-acquisition-among-hiv-serodiscordant-couples-in-zambia-2002-2012-what-does-alcohol-have-to-do-with-it
#17
Dvora Joseph Davey, William Kilembe, Kristin M Wall, Naw Htee Khu, Ilene Brill, Bellington Vwalika, Elwyn Chomba, Joseph Mulenga, Amanda Tichacek, Marjan Javanbakht, W Scott Comulada, Susan Allen, Pamina M Gorbach
In this paper we evaluate the effects of heavy alcohol consumption on sexual behavior, HIV acquisition, and antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation in a longitudinal open cohort of 1929 serodiscordant couples in Lusaka, Zambia from 2002 to 2012. We evaluated factors associated with baseline heavy alcohol consumption and its association with condomless sex with the study partner, sex outside of the partnership, and ART initiation using multivariable logistic regression. We estimated the effect of alcohol consumption on HIV acquisition using multivariable Cox models...
February 27, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238120/hiv-risk-behaviors-and-correlates-of-inconsistent-condom-use-among-substance-using-migrants-at-the-mexico-guatemala-border
#18
Erin E Conners, Kate Swanson, Sonia Morales-Miranda, Carmen Fernández Casanueva, Valerie J Mercer, Kimberly C Brouwer
This study assessed correlates of inconsistent condom use with casual partners and the prevalence of sexual risk behaviors and STIs in the Mexico/Guatemala border region using a sample of 392 migrants (303 men, 85 women) who reported current substance use or problem drinking. We ran separate univariate logistic regression models for men and women, and multivariate logistic regression models for men only. Prevalence of syphilis was 1.2% among women and 2.3% among men; HIV prevalence was 2.4% among women and 1...
February 25, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238119/use-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-in-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-is-associated-with-race-sexual-risk-behavior-and-peer-network-size
#19
Lisa M Kuhns, Anna L Hotton, John Schneider, Robert Garofalo, Kayo Fujimoto
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is efficacious to prevent HIV infection, however, uptake among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) is relatively low. The purpose of this study was to describe PrEP use and related factors in a representative sample of YMSM in two cities, Chicago and Houston. YMSM, ages 16-29, were recruited via respondent-driven sampling (RDS) from 2014 to 2016. Correlates of PrEP uptake were assessed in weighted multivariable logistic regression models. A total of 12.2% of participants (of 394) reported ever taking PrEP; Black YMSM had the lowest rates of uptake (4...
February 25, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238118/monitoring-the-aids-response-how-can-lessons-from-the-pre-2015-era-inform-monitoring-progress-towards-ending-the-aids-epidemic-by-2030
#20
EDITORIAL
Peter D Ghys, Paul Bouey, Raymond Yekeye, Taavi Erkkola, Jude Padayachy, Daniel Low-Beer
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February 25, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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