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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214391/correlates-of-willingness-to-initiate-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-and-anticipation-of-practicing-safer-drug-and-sex-related-behaviors-among-high-risk-drug-users-on-methadone-treatment
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Roman Shrestha, Pramila Karki, Frederick L Altice, Tania B Huedo-Medina, Jaimie P Meyer, Lynn Madden, Michael Copenhaver
BACKGROUND: Although people who use drugs (PWUD) are key populations recommended to receive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, few data are available to guide PrEP delivery in this underserved group. We therefore examined the willingness to initiate PrEP and the anticipation of HIV risk reduction while on PrEP among high-risk PWUD. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 400 HIV-negative, opioid dependent persons enrolled in a methadone program and reporting recent risk behaviors, we examined independent correlates of being willing to initiate PrEP...
February 2, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208724/assessing-the-knowledge-level-attitudes-risky-behaviors-and-preventive-practices-on-sexually-transmitted-diseases-among-university-students-as-future-healthcare-providers-in-the-central-zone-of-malaysia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Adigun Temiloluwa Folasayo, Afolayan John Oluwasegun, Suhailah Samsudin, Siti Nor Sakinah Saudi, Malina Osman, Rukman Awang Hamat
This study was done to assess the knowledge, attitudes, risky behaviors and preventive practices related to sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) among health and non-health sciences university students as future healthcare providers in Malaysia. A total of 700 health and non-health sciences university students (255 male; 445 female) aged between 17 and 30 years were surveyed by using a self-administered questionnaire. The majority (86.6%) had heard of STDs, and 50.4% knew STDs could present without symptoms...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207330/parent-centered-prevention-of-risky-behaviors-among-hispanic-youths-in-florida
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Yannine Estrada, Tae Kyoung Lee, Shi Huang, Maria I Tapia, Maria-Rosa Velázquez, Marcos J Martinez, Hilda Pantin, Manuel A Ocasio, Denise C Vidot, Lourdes Molleda, Juan Villamar, Bryan A Stepanenko, C Hendricks Brown, Guillermo Prado
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based, parent-centered intervention, Familias Unidas, delivered by nonresearch personnel, in preventing substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs) and sex without a condom among Hispanic adolescents. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (n = 746) evaluated the effectiveness of Familias Unidas among Hispanic eighth graders (age range = 12-16 years), relative to prevention as usual, within a public school system...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207156/integrating-community-based-family-planning-services-with-local-marine-conservation-initiatives-in-southwest-madagascar-changes-in-contraceptive-use-and-fertility
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Laura Robson, Martine Holston, Caroline Savitzky, Vik Mohan
This study assessed changes in contraceptive use and fertility between 2009 and 2013 in the Velondriake locally managed marine area of southwest Madagascar where marine conservation organization Blue Ventures began implementing an integrated health-environment program in 2007. The proportion of sexually active women aged 15 to 49 years using hormonal contraception and/or condoms during last intercourse increased more than twofold from 25 percent in 2009 to 59 percent in 2013. The number of births in the last 12 months per 1,000 women of reproductive age declined by 28 percent over the same period from 196 in 2009 to 141 in 2013...
February 16, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198339/sexual-health-of-women-aged-40-and-over-attending-an-inner-city-integrated-sexual-health-clinic
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Patrice Grech, Rebecca Marchant, Mannampallil Samuel
Sexual health policy remains focussed on younger adults. However, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people continue to increase. We explored the sexual healthcare needs of women aged 40 and over attending an integrated sexual health clinic in South London. We conducted a retrospective case note review and found that almost 20% of these women had STIs. These included genital herpes, trichomoniasis, genital warts, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Less than a quarter of women reported use of condoms during most recent sexual contact, indicating sexual risk-taking behaviour...
March 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195756/persistence-of-zika-virus-in-body-fluids-preliminary-report
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Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Eli S Rosenberg, Kate Doyle, Jorge Munoz-Jordan, Gilberto A Santiago, Liore Klein, Janice Perez-Padilla, Freddy A Medina, Stephen H Waterman, Carlos Garcia Gubern, Luisa I Alvarado, Tyler M Sharp
Background To estimate the frequency and duration of detectable Zika virus (ZIKV) RNA in human body fluids, we prospectively assessed a cohort of newly infected participants in Puerto Rico. Methods We evaluated samples obtained from 150 participants (including 55 men) in whom ZIKV RNA was detected on reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) assay in urine or blood in an enhanced arboviral clinical surveillance site. We collected serum, urine, saliva, semen, and vaginal secretions weekly for the first month and then at 2, 4, and 6 months...
February 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194588/dual-incarceration-and-condom-use-in-committed-relationships
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Allison K Groves, WeiHai Zhan, Ana Maria Del Río-González, Alana Rosenberg, Kim M Blankenship
Incarceration fractures relationship ties and has been associated with unprotected sex. Relationships where both individuals have a history of incarceration (dual incarceration) may face even greater disruption and involve more unprotected sex than relationships where only one individual has been incarcerated. We sought to determine whether dual incarceration is associated with condom use, and whether this association varies by relationship type. Data come from 499 sexual partnerships reported by 210 individuals with a history of incarceration...
February 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193721/women-s-limited-choice-and-availability-of-modern-contraception-at-retail-outlets-and-public-sector-facilities-in-luanda-angola-2012-2015
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Benjamin Nieto-Andrade, Eva Fidel, Rebecca Simmons, Dana Sievers, Anya Fedorova, Suzanne Bell, Karen Weidert, Ndola Prata
In Angola, many women want to use family planning but lack access to affordable and preferred methods. This article assesses the link between women's choice and availability of contraceptive methods in Luanda, Angola, drawing on data from 3 surveys: a 2012 survey among women ages 15-49 and 2 retail surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015 among outlets and facilities offering contraceptive methods. Descriptive statistics for women's contraceptive knowledge, use, and preferred methods were stratified by age group...
February 13, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193236/coverage-of-harm-reduction-services-and-hiv-infection-a-multilevel-analysis-of-five-chinese-cities
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Qing Wu, Carlijn Kamphuis, Lin Duo, Jiahong Luo, Ying Chen, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: Since 2003, a harm reduction program for injecting drug users has been rolled out countrywide in China. It entails services for condom promotion, a needle and syringe program (NSP), and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, it remains unknown if and to what extent the coverage of these services at city level is related to a reduced risk of HIV infection among drug users. METHODS: We wished to quantify the extent to which city-level characteristics (such as NSP and MMT service coverage) and individual-level determinants (e...
February 14, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183309/does-alcohol-use-have-a-causal-effect-on-hiv-incidence-and-disease-progression-a-review-of-the-literature-and-a-modeling-strategy-for-quantifying-the-effect
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REVIEW
Jürgen Rehm, Charlotte Probst, Kevin D Shield, Paul A Shuper
In the first part of this review, the nature of the associations between alcohol use and HIV/AIDS is discussed. Alcohol use has been found to be strongly associated with incidence and progression of HIV/AIDS, but the extent to which this association is causal has traditionally remained in question. Experiments where alcohol use has been manipulated as the independent variable have since helped establish a causal effect of alcohol use on the intention to engage in condomless sex. As the intention to engage in condomless sex is a surrogate measure of actual condom use behavior, which itself is linked to HIV incidence and re-infection, the causal chain has been corroborated...
February 10, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182592/transmission-behaviors-and-prevalence-of-chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-among-adult-film-performers
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Marjan Javanbakht, M Claire Dillavou, Robert W Rigg, Peter R Kerndt, Pamina M Gorbach
BACKGROUND: Adult film work involves multiple sex partners, unprotected intercourse and frequent oral/rectal contact. Data on sexual networks and sexual behaviors of adult film performers (AFP) are limited. METHODS: From August 2012 to May 2013, AFPs in Los Angeles, CA, seeking care at 2 clinics that provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing to performers were offered urogenital, pharyngeal, and rectal chlamydia/gonorrhea testing. Participants were 18 years or older and performed in at least 1 adult film scene within the past year...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179693/perceptions-of-rural-women-about-contraceptive-usage-in-district-khushab-punjab
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Aqeela Tabassum, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Tahira Rehman Gunjial, Salma Nazir
OBJECTIVE: To identify the perceptions of rural women about modern contraceptive methods and to ascertain the psycho-social and economic attitude of women about family planning methods. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan, from December 2014 to March 2015, and comprised married women. The sample was selected using multistage sampling technique through Fitzgibbon table. They were interviewed regarding use of family planning methods...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178109/risk-factors-for-incidence-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-women-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-chemoprevention-trial-voice-mtn-003
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Zvavahera Mike Chirenje, Holly M Gundacker, Barbra Richardson, Lorna Rabe, Zakir Gaffoor, Gonasagrie Lulu Nair, Brenda Gati Mirembe, Jeanna M Piper, Sharon Hillier, Jeanne Marrazzo
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, there are limited data on the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women, largely because routine screening for asymptomatic infection is not performed. We conducted a secondary analysis to measure STI incidence rates and determine risk factors for new STI acquisition among women enrolled in the VOICE trial. METHODS: We analyzed data from 4843 women screened for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomonas infection at baseline, annually, at interim visits when clinically indicated and at their study termination visit...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176645/prevention-interventions-for-people-living-with-hiv-in-military-settings
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Michael Grillo, Margo Sloan, Che Wankie, Kelly Woodland, Elizabeth Reader, Bruce Porter, Caroline Macera, Richard Shaffer
Military prevention programs and healthy living programs were developed in the mid-1980s to manage and support newly HIV-positive military personnel in the US military. Since then, a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with support from the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), called Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention (PHDP), is currently being rolled out by DHAPP in partner militaries. The program, designed to reduce HIV transmission, is a package of interventions for people living with HIV (PLHIV), including risk reduction counseling, condom provision, disclosure counseling, testing of sexual partner(s) and children, adherence counseling, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and provision of family planning services...
February 7, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168543/diminishing-perceived-threat-of-aids-and-increasing-sexual-risks-of-hiv-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-1997-2015
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Seth C Kalichman, Devon Price, Lisa A Eaton, Kaylee Burnham, Matthew Sullivan, Stephanie Finneran, Talea Cornelius, Aerielle Allen
Community-wide awareness that antiretroviral therapies (ART) provides protection against HIV has the potential to increase perceived safety and thereby increase condomless anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM). Furthermore, reductions in condom use can increase exposure to sexually transmitted infections, which in turn can reduce the protective effects of ART on HIV transmission. The current study extends previous community-based behavioral surveillance research on beliefs regarding use of ART for HIV prevention and sexual practices among MSM...
February 6, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166759/sexual-health-status-of-women-who-have-regular-sexual-relations-with-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-mainland-china
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Xiufang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Juan Wang, Yang Li, Xianhong Li, Peiheng Yu, Minghua Liu, Xinqiao Liu
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a high-risk group for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In China, the vast majority of MSM feel forced to marry or plan to marry women, according to traditional Chinese culture. Women who have regular sexual relations with MSM, called tongqi in mainland China, live with a high risk of STDs or HIV infection, but these risks are often ignored. Our investigation of this group of the women is a preliminary study that aims to understand the sexual health problems of tongqi and related factors...
February 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161543/anal-study-in-immunocompetent-women-with-human-papillomavirus-related-lower-genital-tract-pathology
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Concepción Donaire, Marcos Reillo, Juan C Martínez-Escoriza, José A López-Fernández
OBJETIVE: To estimate the prevalence of anal dysplasia in immunocompetent women with cervical intraepithelial dysplasia. STUDY DESIGN: We did a prospective cohort study, in which we enrolled 166 women with gynecological pathology related to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. All patients underwent an anal cytology and HPV detection. Statistical analysis with a 95% confidence interval was used for prevalence calculations. A Χ2 test and Fisher's exact one were used to determine differences between groups of qualitative variables...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161525/racial-ethnic-differences-in-young-women-s-health-promoting-strategies-to-reduce-vulnerability-to-sexually-transmitted-infections
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Danielle Cipres, Amanda Rodriguez, Janette Alvarez, Lisa Stern, Jody Steinauer, Dominika Seidman
PURPOSE: Young women of color in the United States are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We characterize the protective behaviors used by young women to reduce their vulnerability to STI acquisition and examine how STI prevention strategies differ by race/ethnicity. METHODS: From 2015 to 2016, women aged 13-24 years presenting to five Northern California family planning clinics were surveyed about their STI prevention strategies...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160736/patterns-of-harm-reduction-service-utilization-and-hiv-incidence-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-ukraine-a-two-part-latent-profile-analysis
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Danielle C Ompad, Jiayu Wang, Konstantin Dumchev, Julia Barska, Maria Samko, Oleksandr Zeziulin, Tetiana Saliuk, Olga Varetska, Jack DeHovitz
BACKGROUND: Program utilization patterns are described within a large network of harm reduction service providers in Ukraine. The relationship between utilization patterns and HIV incidence is determined among people who inject drugs (PWID) controlling for oblast-level HIV incidence and treatment/syringe coverage. METHODS: Data were extracted from the network's monitoring and evaluation database (January 2011-September 2014, n=327,758 clients). Latent profile analysis was used to determine harm reduction utilization patterns using the number of HIV tests received annually and the number of condoms, syringes, and services (i...
February 1, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160684/major-depressive-disorder-and-suicidality-in-early-hiv-infection-and-its-association-with-risk-factors-and-negative-outcomes-as-seen-in-semi-urban-and-rural-uganda
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Eugene Kinyanda, Noeline Nakasujja, Jonathan Levin, Harriet Birabwa, Richard Mpango, Heiner Grosskurth, Soraya Seedat, Vikram Patel
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of research into the psychiatric problems associated with early stage HIV clinical disease in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A cross sectional study was undertaken among 899 adult ART naïve persons in early stage HIV clinical disease (participants with CD4≥250 and who were at WHO clinical Stage I or II) attending a semi-urban and a rural clinic in Uganda. RESULTS: The prevalence of major depressive disorder in this study was 14...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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