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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733921/social-support-networks-and-hiv-sti-risk-behaviors-among-latino-immigrants-in-a-new-receiving-environment
#1
Meghan D Althoff, Katherine Theall, Norine Schmidt, John Hembling, Hirut T Gebrekristos, Michelle M Thompson, Stephen Q Muth, Samuel R Friedman, Patricia Kissinger
The objectives of this study were to: (1) describe the quantity and quality of social support networks of Latino immigrants living in a new receiving environment, and (2) determine the role such networks play in their HIV/STI risk behaviors, including substance use. Double incentivized convenience sampling was used to collect egocentric social support network data on 144 Latino immigrants. Latent class analysis was used for data reduction and to identify items best suited to measure quality and quantity of social support...
July 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733920/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-era-of-combined-antiretroviral-treatment
#2
Sean N Halpin, Edwin Clayton Carruth, Ramona P Rai, E Jennifer Edelman, David A Fiellin, Cynthia Gibert, Kirsha S Gordon, Wei Huang, Amy Justice, Vincent C Marconi, David Rimland, Molly M Perkins
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), often pursued independent of prescribing clinicians, may interact with traditional treatments, yet CAM use has not been well characterized among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. We analyzed data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (October 2012-April 2015) to characterize CAM use in PLWH on ART. CAM users were more likely to have lived longer with HIV, report more bothersome symptoms, be prescribed more benzodiazepines and opioids, and consume less nicotine and alcohol...
July 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733919/substance-use-violence-and-antiretroviral-adherence-a-latent-class-analysis-of-women-living-with-hiv-in-canada
#3
Allison Carter, Eric Abella Roth, Erin Ding, M-J Milloy, Mary Kestler, Shahab Jabbari, Kath Webster, Alexandra de Pokomandy, Mona Loutfy, Angela Kaida
We used latent class analysis to identify substance use patterns for 1363 women living with HIV in Canada and assessed associations with socio-economic marginalization, violence, and sub-optimal adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). A six-class model was identified consisting of: abstainers (26.3%), Tobacco Users (8.81%), Alcohol Users (31.9%), 'Socially Acceptable' Poly-substance Users (13.9%), Illicit Poly-substance Users (9.81%) and Illicit Poly-substance Users of All Types (9.27%). Multinomial logistic regression showed that women experiencing recent violence had significantly higher odds of membership in all substance use latent classes, relative to Abstainers, while those reporting sub-optimal cART adherence had higher odds of being members of the poly-substance use classes only...
July 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726043/injection-drug-use-unemployment-and-severe-food-insecurity-among-hiv-hcv-co-infected-individuals-a-mediation-analysis
#4
Taylor McLinden, Erica E M Moodie, Anne-Marie Hamelin, Sam Harper, Sharon L Walmsley, Gilles Paradis, Wusiman Aibibula, Marina B Klein, Joseph Cox
Severe food insecurity (FI), which indicates reduced food intake, is common among HIV-hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected individuals. Given the importance of unemployment as a proximal risk factor for FI, this mediation analysis examines a potential mechanism through which injection drug use (IDU) is associated with severe FI. We used biannual data from the Canadian Co-infection Cohort (N = 429 with 3 study visits, 2012-2015). IDU in the past 6 months (exposure) and current unemployment (mediator) were self-reported...
July 19, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726042/reproductive-desires-and-considerations-of-hiv-positive-men-in-heterosexual-relationships-in-new-york-city
#5
Karolynn Siegel, Étienne Meunier, Jack Ume Tocco, Helen-Maria Lekas
The reproductive desires of HIV-positive men have been investigated far less than those of HIV-positive women, especially in the US. This qualitative study of a sample of 94 HIV-positive men in New York City who were in a relationship with a woman of reproductive age examined their reasons for wanting a child as well as the conditions under which they would feel ready to attempt conception. Participants felt a child would make them feel normal, give meaning to their lives, or make others in their life happy...
July 19, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726041/alcohol-use-hiv-treatment-adherence-and-sexual-risk-among-people-with-a-history-of-injecting-drug-use-in-vietnam
#6
Li Li, Sitong Luo, Chiao-Wen Lan, Chunqing Lin, Le Anh Tuan, Nan Feng, Nguyen Anh Tuan
Alcohol use can limit the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV (PLH) who have a history of injecting drug use. This study described the patterns of alcohol use among PLH with a history of injecting drug use in Vietnam and examined the relationships between alcohol use, adherence to ART, and sexual risks. We utilized cross-sectional data of 109 PLH on ART collected from a randomized controlled intervention trial in Vietnam. Approximately 30 and 46% of the participants were frequent and occasional drinkers, respectively...
July 19, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717981/effects-of-counselling-on-adherence-to-antiretroviral-treatment-among-people-with-hiv-in-estonia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Anneli Uusküla, Kaja-Triin Laisaar, Mait Raag, Liis Lemsalu, Liilia Lõhmus, Kristi Rüütel, K Rivet Amico
To assess the efficacy of an education- and strengths-based counselling programme to promote antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence in a cohort of HIV-infected individuals with high prevalence of injection drug use in Estonia. Parallel-group randomized (1:1) controlled trial (RCT). Adults receiving ART in two clinics were followed for 12 months. The trial compared: (i) an intervention (three sessions) incorporated into routine clinic visits, providing education about HIV, ART, the role of adherence, and tailoring regimen to daily routines using problem-solving skills to address adherence barriers versus (ii) usual care (control)...
July 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717980/when-science-and-values-collide-recalling-the-lessons-of-evidence-based-hiv-prevention
#8
EDITORIAL
Ronald O Valdiserri, Robert A Bonacci, David R Holtgrave
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710711/hiv-risk-behaviors-and-social-support-among-men-and-women-attending-alcohol-serving-venues-in-south-africa-implications-for-hiv-prevention
#9
Jennifer Velloza, Melissa H Watt, Laurie Abler, Donald Skinner, Seth C Kalichman, Alexis C Dennis, Kathleen J Sikkema
Alcohol use is associated with increased HIV-risk behaviors, including unprotected sex and number of sex partners. Alcohol-serving venues can be places to engage in HIV-related sexual risk behaviors, but are also important sites of social support for patrons, which may mitigate risks. We sought to examine the relationship between alcohol-serving venue attendance, social support, and HIV-related sexual risk behavior, by gender, in South Africa. Adult patrons (n = 496) were recruited from six alcohol-serving venues and completed surveys assessing frequency of venue attendance, venue-based social support, and recent sexual behaviors...
July 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710710/interventions-for-increasing-hiv-testing-uptake-in-migrants-a-systematic-review-of-evidence
#10
REVIEW
Eithandee Aung, Sarah J Blondell, Jo Durham
Migrants have been identified as being at greater risk for late HIV testing and diagnosis. Late diagnosis is of concern because timely diagnosis and initiation of treatment can both optimise health outcomes and reduce transmission. We reviewed and evaluated interventions that aimed to increase HIV testing uptake in migrant populations. Of 6511 papers retrieved, 10 met the inclusion criteria and were included in the review. Three types of interventions were identified (exposure to HIV prevention messages, HIV education programs, and direct offer of testing)...
July 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710709/psychological-factors-associated-with-painful-versus-non-painful-hiv-associated-sensory-neuropathy
#11
Prinisha Pillay, Antonia L Wadley, Catherine L Cherry, Alan S Karstaedt, Peter R Kamerman
HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN) is a common, and frequently painful complication of HIV, but factors that determine the presence of pain are unresolved. We investigated: (i) if psychological factors associated with painful (n = 125) versus non-painful HIV-SN (n = 72), and (ii) if pain and psychological factors affected quality of life (QoL). We assessed anxiety and depression using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25. Pain catastrophizing and QoL were assessed using the Pain Catastrophizing Scale and Euroqol-5D, respectively...
July 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707025/interest-in-long-acting-injectable-prep-in-a-cohort-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
#12
Kathrine Meyers, Yumeng Wu, Haoyu Qian, Theodorus Sandfort, Xiaojie Huang, Junjie Xu, Jing Zhang, Wei Xia, David Glidden, Hao Wu, Hong Shang
Long-acting injectable (LAI) formulations of antiretrovirals (ARVs) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be an attractive alternative for men who have sex with men (MSM) who are interested in ARV-based biomedical prevention but will not use a daily pill. This study investigated interest in LAI-PrEP in a cohort of MSM in China and characterized how MSM willing to use only injectable PrEP differed from MSM who would use PrEP regardless of modality or not at all. Demographic, behavioral, and risk perception measures were collected and associations investigated...
July 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702853/condomless-anal-sex-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-biomedical-context-matters
#13
Alison J Hughes, Yea-Hung Chen, Susan Scheer
Data from Medical Monitoring Project was used to determine if partner type is associated with condomless anal sex (CAS) and insertive condomless anal sex (ICAS) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Participants reported HIV status and PrEP use of up to five anal sex partners. Partner type was categorized as HIV-positive, HIV status unknown, HIV-negative on PrEP or HIV-negative not on PrEP. To account for correlation of multiple observations per participant, generalized estimating equations were used to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals of CAS and ICAS...
July 12, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702852/pilot-test-of-an-integrated-sexual-risk-reduction-intervention-for-women-with-a-history-of-childhood-sexual-abuse
#14
Theresa E Senn, Amy Braksmajer, Marguerite A Urban, Patricia Coury-Doniger, Michael P Carey
HIV and childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are intersecting public health problems for women. We pilot tested an integrated sexual risk reduction intervention for women with a history of CSA that addressed both the consequences of CSA [based on the Traumagenic Dynamics (TD) framework] and the antecedents of sexual risk behavior (based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills [IMB] model). Women with a history of CSA who were attending a public STI clinic (n = 84) were randomly assigned to a five-session integrated TD/IMB (experimental) group intervention or to a time-matched IMB-guided sexual risk reduction (control) group intervention...
July 12, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702851/sexual-partner-concurrency-among-partners-reported-by-msm-with-recent-hiv-infection
#15
Heather A Pines, Maile Y Karris, Susan J Little
We examined concurrency among sexual partners reported by men who have sex with men (MSM) with recent (acute or early) HIV infection in San Diego, California (2002-2015). Partners overlapping in time in the past 3 months were considered concurrent. Logistic generalized linear mixed models were used to identify factors associated with concurrency at the partner-level. 56% (388/699) of partners were concurrent to ≥1 other partner. The odds of concurrency were higher among partners >10 years younger than the participant (vs...
July 12, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699018/polydrug-use-and-heterogeneity-in-hiv-risk-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-estonia-and-russia-a-latent-class-analysis
#16
Isabel Tavitian-Exley, Marie-Claude Boily, Robert Heimer, Anneli Uusküla, Olga Levina, Mathieu Maheu-Giroux
Non-medical drug injection is a major risk factor for HIV infection in Russia and Estonia. Multiple drug use (polydrug) has further been associated with increased harms. We compared HIV, injecting and sexual risk associated with polydrug use among people who injected drugs (PWID) in 2012-2013 in Kohtla-Järve (Estonia, n = 591) and St Petersburg (Russia, n = 811). Using latent class analysis, we identified five (poly)drug classes, the largest consisting of single-drug injectors among whom an opioid was the sole drug injected (56% of PWID)...
July 11, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699017/acceptability-of-hiv-self-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-scoping-study
#17
REVIEW
Charlene Harichund, M Moshabela
Several HIV testing models have been implemented in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to improve access to HIV testing, but uptake remains poor. HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) is now available, and may serve to overcome barriers of current testing models which include stigma, discrimination and non-confidential testing environments. A scoping study was conducted to provide an overview of the current literature in SSA, as well as identify future research needs to scale-up HIVST and increase HIV testing uptake. The outcome of the review indicated only 11 reported studies to date, showing variable acceptability (22...
July 11, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695388/measuring-acceptability-and-preferences-for-implementation-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-using-conjoint-analysis-an-application-to-primary-hiv-prevention-among-high-risk-drug-users
#18
Roman Shrestha, Pramila Karki, Frederick L Altice, Oleksandr Dubov, Liana Fraenkel, Tania Huedo-Medina, Michael Copenhaver
Although people who use drugs (PWUD) are one of the key risk populations who could benefit from the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to date, little attention has been given to incorporating PrEP into HIV prevention approaches targeting this underserved group. This study investigated the acceptability of PrEP based on a number of known PrEP attributes among high-risk PWUD in a drug treatment setting. A total of 400 HIV-negative PWUD, who reported drug- and/or sex-related risk behaviors were recruited from a methadone clinic to complete a stated preference (full-profile conjoint) survey...
July 10, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688032/prescription-opioid-use-is-associated-with-virologic-failure-in-people-living-with-hiv
#19
John Flores, Yuanyuan Liang, Norma S Ketchum, Barbara J Turner, Delia Bullock, Roberto Villarreal, Jennifer S Potter, Barbara S Taylor
Prescription opioid misuse is a rising epidemic in the U.S., and people living with HIV are at increased risk. We assessed the association between prescription opioid use and virologic failure in HIV+ patients in the South Texas HIV Cohort. We found prescription opioid use was significantly associated with virologic failure, after adjustment for age, race, gender, insurance status, years living with HIV, reported HIV risk factor, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, current substance abuse, and care engagement...
July 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688031/remaining-gap-in-hiv-testing-uptake-among-female-sex-workers-in-iran
#20
Mostafa Shokoohi, Atefeh Noori, Mohammad Karamouzian, Hamid Sharifi, Razieh Khajehkazemi, Noushin Fahimfar, Samira Hosseini-Hooshyar, Parvin Afsar Kazerooni, Ali Mirzazadeh
We estimated the prevalence of recent HIV testing (i.e., having an HIV test during the last 12 months and knew the results) among 1295 HIV-negative Iranian female sex workers (FSW) in 2015. Overall, 70.4% (95% confidence intervals: 59.6, 79.3) of the participants reported a recent HIV testing. Concerns about their HIV status (83.2%) was reported as the most common reason for HIV testing. Incarceration history, having >5 paying partners, having >1 non-paying partner, receiving harm reduction services, utilizing healthcare services, and knowing an HIV testing site were significantly associated with recent HIV testing...
July 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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