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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650230/get-real-evaluation-of-a-community-level-hiv-prevention-intervention-for-young-msm-who-engage-in-episodic-substance-use
#1
Jennifer Lauby, Lin Zhu, Mary Milnamow, Heather Batson, Lisa Bond, William Curran-Groome, Lee Carson
Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) have high rates of recreational drug use and binge drinking that are related to increases in unprotected sex and HIV risk. We describe the development of a community-level intervention focused on MSM ages 15 to 29 who identify as Black or White and who reported episodic use of alcohol and/or drugs. Intervention content included culturally-relevant role model stories and peer outreach. Outcome measures, including number of partners and a risk score indicating risk for HIV from protected or unprotected insertive or receptive anal sex, were examined over 36 months in a sample of YMSM in Philadelphia, the intervention site, and Baltimore, the comparison site...
June 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646370/place-based-predictors-of-hiv-viral-suppression-and-durable-suppression-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-new-york-city
#2
Kevin A Jefferson, Laura S Kersanske, Mary E Wolfe, Sarah L Braunstein, Regine Haardörfer, Don C Des Jarlais, Aimee N C Campbell, Hannah L F Cooper
We explore relationships between place characteristics and HIV viral suppression among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City (NYC). We conducted multilevel analyses to examine associations of United Hospital Fund (UHF)-level characteristics to individual-level suppression and durable suppression among MSM. Individual-level independent and dependent variables came from MSM in NYC's HIV surveillance registry who had been diagnosed in 2009-2013 (N = 7159). UHF-level covariates captured demographic composition, economic disadvantage, healthcare access, social disorder, and police stop and frisk rates...
June 23, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626613/modelling-environmental-drivers-of-black-band-disease-outbreaks-in-populations-of-foliose-corals-in-the-genus-montipora
#3
Carla C M Chen, David G Bourne, Christopher C Drovandi, Kerrie Mengersen, Bette L Willis, M Julian Caley, Yui Sato
Seawater temperature anomalies associated with warming climate have been linked to increases in coral disease outbreaks that have contributed to coral reef declines globally. However, little is known about how seasonal scale variations in environmental factors influence disease dynamics at the level of individual coral colonies. In this study, we applied a multi-state Markov model (MSM) to investigate the dynamics of black band disease (BBD) developing from apparently healthy corals and/or a precursor-stage, termed 'cyanobacterial patches' (CP), in relation to seasonal variation in light and seawater temperature at two reef sites around Pelorus Island in the central sector of the Great Barrier Reef...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616719/are-partner-race-and-intimate-partner-violence-associated-with-incident-and-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infection-in-african-american-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#4
Matthew R Beymer, Nina T Harawa, Robert E Weiss, Chelsea L Shover, Brian R Toynes, Steven Meanley, Robert K Bolan
Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (BMSM) experience a disparate rate of HIV infections among MSM. Previous analyses have determined that STI coinfection and undiagnosed HIV infection partly explain the disparity. However, few studies have analyzed the impact of partner-level variables on HIV incidence among BMSM. Data were analyzed for BMSM who attended the Los Angeles LGBT Center from August 2011 to July 2015 (n = 1974) to identify risk factors for HIV infection. A multivariable logistic regression was used to analyze predictors for HIV prevalence among all individuals at first test (n = 1974; entire sample)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608795/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-2-us-cities-2012-2014
#5
Pamina M Gorbach, Ryan Cook, Beau Gratzer, Thomas Collins, Adam Parrish, Janell Moore, Peter R Kerndt, Richard A Crosby, Lauri E Markowitz, Elissa Meites
BACKGROUND: Since 2011, in the United States, quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for boys aged 11 to 12 years, men through age 21, and men who have sex with men (MSM) through age 26. We assessed HPV vaccination coverage and factors associated with vaccination among young MSM (YMSM) and transgender women (TGW) in 2 cities. METHODS: During 2012-2014, 808 YMSM and TGW aged 18 to 26 years reported vaccination status in a self-administered computerized questionnaire at 3 sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Los Angeles and Chicago...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604445/development-of-an-hiv-testing-dashboard-to-complement-the-hiv-care-continuum-among-msm-pwid-and-heterosexuals-in-washington-dc-2007-2015
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Rudy Patrick, Alan Greenberg, Manya Magnus, Jenevieve Opoku, Michael Kharfen, Irene Kuo
BACKGROUND: We developed an HIV testing dashboard to complement the HIV care continuum in selected high-risk populations. Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) data, we examined trends in HIV testing and care for men who have sex with men (MSM), persons who inject drugs (PWID), and heterosexuals at elevated risk (HET). METHODS: Between 2007 and 2015, 4792 participants ≥18 years old completed a behavioral survey and were offered HIV testing. For the testing dashboard, proportions ever tested, tested in the past year, testing HIV-positive, and newly testing positive were calculated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604443/differences-in-awareness-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-and-post-exposure-prophylaxis-among-groups-at-risk-for-hiv-in-new-york-state-new-york-city-and-long-island-ny-2011-2013
#7
Suzan M Walters, Alexis V Rivera, Lila Starbuck, Kathleen H Reilly, Nyasha Boldon, Bridget J Anderson, Sarah Braunstein
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV was approved in 2012 and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in 2005. We report the differences in awareness of PrEP/PEP and factors associated with awareness by examining 3 risk groups (men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs, and high-risk heterosexuals). METHODS: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system data collected in New York City (NYC) and Long Island, NY in 2011-2013 were used...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604440/syphilis-screening-and-diagnosis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-2008-2014-20-u-s-cities
#8
Qian An, Cyprian Wejnert, Kyle Bernstein, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
BACKGROUND: Annual screening for syphilis is indicated for all sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data from 2008, 2011, and 2014, we assessed trends in self-reported syphilis testing and diagnoses in the past 12 months among MSM. We calculated percentages of syphilis screening and diagnosis by selected characteristics for each year. Trends were assessed using Poisson regression models with generalized estimation equations...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604428/hiv-among-msm-and-heterosexual-women-in-the-united-states-an-ecologic-analysis
#9
H Fisher Raymond, Alia Al-Tayyib, Alan Neaigus, Kathleen H Reilly, Sarah Braunstein, Kathleen A Brady, Ekow Sey, Jan Risser, Paige Padget, Marlene Lalota, John-Mark Schacht, David W Forrest, Katie Macomber, Vivian Griffin, Emily Higgins, William T Robinson, Meagan C Zarwell, Jenevieve Opoku, Manya Magnus, Irene Kuo, Richard Burt, Hanne Thiede, Sara Glick, Colin Flynn, Danielle German
BACKGROUND: Phylogenetic studies show links between heterosexual women and men who have sex with men (MSM) that are more numerous than from heterosexual men to women suggesting that HIV infections among heterosexual women may stem from MSM. Poor communities have been associated with high rates of HIV among heterosexual women. Our analysis investigates potential transmission of HIV between MSM and female heterosexuals. METHODS: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data describe transmission risk behaviors of MSM, and HIV case reporting data describe the percentages of cases that are attributed to transmission risk categories...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591214/-the-devil-has-entered-you-a-qualitative-study-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-and-the-stigma-and-discrimination-they-experience-from-healthcare-professionals-and-the-general-community-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#10
Stela Stojisavljevic, Bosiljka Djikanovic, Bojana Matejic
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are often exposed to unequal treatment in societies worldwide as well as to various forms of stigma and discrimination in healthcare services. Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) is a postconflict developing country located in Southeast Europe and the Western Balkans, where little is known about the experiences of MSM regarding their communities and interactions with healthcare services. The aim of this study was to explore the types of experiences MSM face and to assess the level of stigma and discrimination they are exposed to in this setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560901/new-faces-of-hiv-infection-age-race-and-timing-of-entry-into-hiv-care-in-the-southeastern-united-states
#11
Peter F Rebeiro, Kelsey S Ivey, Kaylin S Craig, Todd Hulgan, Moises A Huaman, Robertson Nash, Stephen Raffanti, Kehinde A Equakun, Anna K Person
Among younger men who have sex with men (MSM), the incidence of HIV is rising nationally. Of the 281 persons who entered into care at a large HIV clinic in the southeastern United States in 2010 to 2012, 78 (27.8%) were <25 years old at the time of diagnosis. Those in the younger group were more likely than those aged ≥25 to be black (59.0% versus 37.4%), MSM (78.2% versus 55.2%), and to have a longer median time from diagnosis to entry into care (71 versus 53 days; P < .05 each). In adjusted survival analysis, persons of black race were less likely to enter care after diagnosis than those of nonblack race (hazard ratio = 0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554893/concordance-between-self-reported-sti-history-and-biomedical-results-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-los-angeles-california
#12
Nicole J Cunningham, Matthew R Beymer, Marjan Javanbakht, Chelsea L Shover, Robert K Bolan
OBJECTIVES: HIV studies and risk assessments among men who have sex with men (MSM) frequently use self-reported STI history as a proxy for true STI history. The objective of our study was to assess the validity of self-reported STI history through comparison with laboratory-confirmed biomedical results. METHODS: Data were analysed for MSM attending the Los Angeles LGBT Center (the Center) from August 2011 to July 2015. We identified 10 529 unique MSM who received testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and/or syphilis and had a later visit in which they self-reported their STI history to a clinic counsellor during a risk assessment...
May 29, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551568/a-marginal-structural-modeling-strategy-investigating-short-and-long-term-exposure-to-neighborhood-poverty-on-bmi-among-u-s-black-and-white-adults
#13
D Phuong Do, Cheng Zheng
We apply a marginal structural modeling (MSM) strategy to investigate the relationship between neighborhood poverty and BMI level among U.S. black and white adults. This strategy appropriately adjusts for factors that may be simultaneously mediators and confounders (e.g., income, health behavior), strengthening causal inference and providing the total (direct and indirect) neighborhood effect estimate. Short and long-term neighborhood poverty were positively associated with being overweight for both black and white women...
May 25, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540562/comparison-of-home-based-oral-fluid-rapid-hiv-self-testing-versus-mail-in-blood-sample-collection-or-medical-community-hiv-testing-by-young-adult-black-hispanic-and-white-msm-results-from-a-randomized-trial
#14
Roland C Merchant, Melissa A Clark, Tao Liu, Justin Romanoff, Joshua G Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, Kenneth H Mayer
We aimed to determine in a randomized trial if young adult black, Hispanic, and white men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM) are more likely to complete home-based oral fluid rapid HIV self-testing than either mail-in blood sample collection or medical facility/community organization-based HIV testing. Stratified by race/ethnicity, participants were randomly assigned to use a free oral fluid rapid HIV self-test (n = 142), a free mail-in blood sample collection HIV test (n = 142), or be tested at a medical facility/community organization of their choice (n = 141)...
May 24, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501965/using-a-positive-deviance-framework-to-discover-adaptive-risk-reduction-behaviors-among-high-risk-hiv-negative-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#15
A J Ober, D T Dangerfield, S Shoptaw, G Ryan, B Stucky, S R Friedman
Despite the high incidence of HIV among young Black MSM in the United States and engagement in high risk behaviors, many men in this group avoid infection. This suggests that some men may engage in systematic risk reduction behaviors when not always using condoms or abstaining from substances. Using a "positive deviance" framework, we conducted qualitative interviews with HIV-negative, Black MSM between 25 and 35 who reported unprotected anal sex and drug use in the past six months or current heavy drinking (N = 29) to discover behaviors that could facilitate remaining HIV-uninfected...
May 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444529/-we-deserve-better-perceptions-of-hiv-testing-campaigns-among-black-and-latino-msm-in-new-york-city
#16
Kathryn Drumhiller, Ashley Murray, Zaneta Gaul, Tiffiany M Aholou, Madeline Y Sutton, Jose Nanin
In 2014, Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM) comprised 64.1% of HIV diagnoses among MSM in the U.S. Routine HIV testing allows earlier diagnosis, linkage to care, and improved health outcomes. HIV testing campaigns may increase HIV awareness and testing behaviors, but perceptions of these campaigns by BLMSM have been understudied. We explored perceptions of HIV testing campaigns with BLMSM in New York City (NYC) to inform campaign strategies that target BLMSM for HIV testing...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431923/sources-of-racial-disparities-in-hiv-prevalence-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-atlanta-ga-usa-a-modelling-study
#17
Steven M Goodreau, Eli S Rosenberg, Samuel M Jenness, Nicole Luisi, Sarah E Stansfield, Gregorio A Millett, Patrick S Sullivan
BACKGROUND: In the USA, men who have sex men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV, and black MSM have a substantially higher prevalence of infection than white MSM. We created a simulation model to assess the strength of existing hypotheses and data that account for these disparities. METHODS: We built a dynamic, stochastic, agent-based network model of black and white MSM aged 18-39 years in Atlanta, GA, USA, that incorporated race-specific individual and dyadic-level prevention and risk behaviours, network attributes, and care patterns...
April 18, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407646/assessing-the-performance-of-3-human-immunodeficiency-virus-incidence-risk-scores-in-a-cohort-of-black-and-white-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-south
#18
Jeb Jones, Martin Hoenigl, Aaron J Siegler, Patrick S Sullivan, Susan Little, Eli Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Risk scores have been developed to identify men at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroconversion. These scores can be used to more efficiently allocate public health prevention resources, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis. However, the published scores were developed with data sets that comprise predominantly white men who have sex with men (MSM) collected several years prior and recruited from a limited geographic area. Thus, it is unclear how well these scores perform in men of different races or ethnicities or men in different geographic regions...
May 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407644/mobile-phone-and-internet-use-mostly-for-sex-seeking-and-associations-with-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-sample-characteristics-among-black-african-american-and-hispanic-latino-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-3-us-cities
#19
Jacob E Allen, Gordon Mansergh, Matthew J Mimiaga, Jeremy Holman, Jeffrey H Herbst
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) have a relatively high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This study examines the association of self-reported STIs and use of mobile phones and/or computer-based Internet to meet sexual partners among black and Hispanic/Latino MSM in the United States. METHODS: Black and Hispanic/Latino MSM (N = 853) were recruited from 3 US cities (Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; and Fort Lauderdale, FL) via online and community outreach...
May 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406271/the-relationship-between-higher-social-trust-and-lower-late-hiv-diagnosis-and-mortality-differs-by-race-ethnicity-results-from-a-state-level-analysis
#20
Yusuf Ransome, Ashley Batson, Sandro Galea, Ichiro Kawachi, Denis Nash, Kenneth H Mayer
INTRODUCTION: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to suffer a disproportionate burden of new HIV diagnoses and mortality. To better understand some of the reasons for these profound disparities, we examined whether the association between social trust and late HIV diagnosis and mortality differed by race/ethnicity, and investigated potential indirect effects of any observed differences. METHODS: We performed generalized structural equation modelling to assess main and interaction associations between trust among one's neighbours in 2009 (i...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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