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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691205/developing-sustainable-and-impactful-mobile-phone-hiv-testing-interventions-for-spanish-speaking-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-united-states-lessons-learned-from-informative-interviews
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Jason Mitchell, Maria Beatriz Torres, Lucy Asmar, Thu Danh, Keith J Horvath
BACKGROUND: Although many men who have sex with men (MSM) test for HIV at least once in their lifetime, opportunities to improve regular HIV testing, particularly among Hispanic or Latino MSM, is needed. Many mHealth interventions in development, including the ones on HIV testing, have primarily focused on English-speaking white, black, and MSM of other races. To date, no studies have assessed app use, attitudes, and motivations for downloading and sustaining use of mobile apps and preferences with respect to HIV prevention among Spanish-speaking, Hispanic MSM in the United States...
April 24, 2018: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690829/psychosocial-characteristics-of-primary-care-seeking-long-distance-truck-drivers-in-kenya-and-associations-with-hiv-testing
#2
Matthew L Romo, Gavin George, Joanne E Mantell, Eva Mwai, Eston Nyaga, Jacob O Odhiambo, Kaymarlin Govender, Elizabeth A Kelvin
The 90-90-90 strategy from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 includes, as its first goal, to have 90% of all people living with HIV to know their status. Achieving this goal will depend on effectively reaching high risk populations, which include mobile populations such as truck drivers. This study aimed to characterise a sample of 305 truck drivers recruited from 2 roadside wellness clinics in Kenya in terms of anticipated HIV stigma, self-efficacy, fatalism, gender equity, sensation seeking, and self-esteem, and then determine the association of these psychosocial characteristics with HIV testing behaviour...
April 24, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688773/substance-use-mental-health-hiv-testing-and-sexual-risk-behavior-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-state-of-maharashtra-india
#3
J Michael Wilkerson, Angela Di Paola, Shruta Rawat, Pallav Patankar, B R Simon Rosser, Maria L Ekstrand
Among 433 men who have sex with men in Maharashtra, India who completed an online survey, 23% reported hazardous drinking, 12% illicit substance, and 9% polysubstance use. The overall prevalence of depression and intimate partner violence (IPV) were 58% and 56%, respectively. Participants engaging in hazardous drinking had more sexual partners and were less likely to be married to women. Participants reporting illicit substance use or polysubstance use were more likely to have been out, had more sexual partners, or experienced IPV...
April 2018: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688771/a-qualitative-study-of-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-multilevel-factors-related-to-hiv-risks-in-malaysia
#4
William J Burch, Graham J Hart, Sin How Lim
Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are a group at high risk for HIV infection, yet no research has been conducted to understand this population in Malaysia. Semistructured interviews from a combination of YMSM aged 18-25 (n = 20) and local service providers of sexual health services (n = 4) were conducted from May to June 2015. Thematic analysis was used to identify common themes in participant responses from transcripts. Participants reported societal and internalized homophobia, an absence of sex education and difficulty accessing confidential HIV testing...
April 2018: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688139/a-multi-site-community-randomized-trial-of-community-health-workers-to-provide-counseling-and-support-for-patients-newly-entering-hiv-care-in-rural-ethiopia-study-design-and-baseline-implementation
#5
Alan R Lifson, Sale Workneh, Abera Hailemichael, Richard F MacLehose, Keith J Horvath, Rose Hilk, Lindsey Fabian, Anne Sites, Tibebe Shenie
BACKGROUND: Although HIV therapy is delivered to millions globally, treatment default (especially soon after entering care) remains a challenge. Community health workers (CHWs) can provide many services for people with HIV, including in rural and resource-limited settings. OBJECTIVES: We designed and implemented a 32 site community randomized trial throughout southern Ethiopia to assess an intervention using CHWs to improve retention in HIV care. METHODS: Sixteen district hospital and 16 local health center HIV clinics were randomized 1:1 to be intervention or control sites...
April 24, 2018: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687507/hiv-knowledge-and-use-of-health-services-among-people-from-south-east-asia-and-sub-saharan-africa-living-in-western-australia
#6
Corie Gray, Gemma Crawford, Alison Reid, Roanna Lobo
BACKGROUND: HIV notifications among people born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia have increased in Australia in the last decade. People born in these regions have the highest rates of HIV diagnosis by region of birth and are overrepresented in late or advanced presentation of HIV infection. METHODS: This study developed and tested a questionnaire for reliability through test-retest. A cross-sectional survey using intercept and online recruitment of HIV knowledge and use of health services was then undertaken among people born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, who had arrived in Australia less than ten years ago and were living in Western Australia (n=209)...
April 23, 2018: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684327/do-health-promotion-messages-integrate-unintended-pregnancy-and-sti-prevention-a-content-analysis-of-online-information-for-adolescents-and-young-adults
#7
Riley J Steiner, Catherine N Rasberry, Jessica M Sales, Laura M Gaydos, Karen Pazol, Michael Kramer, Andrea Swartzendruber
OBJECTIVE: Recently there have been calls to strengthen integration of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention messages, spurred by increasing use of long-acting reversible contraception. To assess the extent to which public health/clinical messages about unintended pregnancy prevention also address STI prevention, we conducted a content analysis of web-based health promotion information for young people. STUDY DESIGN: Websites identified through a systematic Google search were eligible for inclusion if they were operated by a United States-based organization with a mission related to public health/clinical services and the URL included: 1) original content; 2) about sexual and reproductive health; 3) explicitly for adolescents and/or young adults...
April 20, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684054/-i-was-referred-from-the-other-side-gender-and-hiv-testing-among-older-south-africans-living-with-hiv
#8
Enid Schatz, Lucia Knight
South Africa has a Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy in place to ensure that everyone tests for HIV and can access treatment if they test positive. The aim of this study is to document the pathways that older South Africans who are living with HIV take to access testing and treatment in this context. Despite the aging of the HIV epidemic in South Africa and clear evidence that testing older persons (over age 50) is necessary, very little is known about the circumstances under which older persons test for HIV or their motivations for doing so...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683856/seroconversion-on-prep-a-case-report-with-segmental-hair-analysis-for-timed-adherence-determination
#9
Joshua T Thaden, Monica Gandhi, Hideaki Okochi, Christopher B Hurt, Mehri S McKellar
OBJECTIVE: We describe the third case report of seroconversion with multidrug resistant (MDR)-HIV despite pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir (TFV) disoproxil (TDF). DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: PrEP adherence was assessed via self-report, pharmacy records, and measuring TFV/FTC levels with liquid-chromatography/tandem-mass-spectrometry in plasma and hair. Segmental hair analysis was performed to assess PrEP adherence over prior months...
April 19, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683850/comparative-effectiveness-of-novel-non-monetary-incentives-to-promote-hiv-testing-a-randomized-trial
#10
Gabriel Chamie, Elisabeth M Schaffer, Alex Ndyabakira, Devy M Emperador, Dalsone Kwarisiima, Carol S Camlin, Diane V Havlir, James G Kahn, Moses R Kamya, Harsha Thirumurthy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative effectiveness of alternative incentive-based interventions to promote HIV testing among men. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. METHODS: We enumerated four Ugandan parishes and enrolled men at least 18 years. Participants were randomized to six groups that received incentives of varying type and amount for HIV testing at a 13-day community health campaign. Incentive types were: gain-framed (control): participants were told they would receive a prize for testing; loss-framed: participants were told they had won a prize, shown several prizes, asked to select one, then told they would lose the prize if they did not test; lotteries: those who tested had a chance to win larger prizes...
April 19, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680827/hiv-seroprevalence-self-reported-stis-and-associated-risk-factors-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-rwanda-2015
#11
Roman Saba Ntale, Gad Rutayisire, Pierre Mujyarugamba, Eliah Shema, Jane Greatorex, Simon David William Frost, Pontiano Kaleebu
OBJECTIVES: In many populations, men who have sex with men (MSM) are at a high risk of HIV infection. This study aimed to estimate the burden of HIV, other STIs and risk behaviours among Rwandan MSM. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited through peer referral men aged between 18 and 60 years, who reported sex with men at least once in the 12 months prior to the survey. Representativeness was increased using 'seeds' from a variety of sources. Signed informed consent was obtained from all participants...
April 21, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678188/doing-battle-with-the-monster-how-high-risk-heterosexuals-experience-and-successfully-manage-hiv-stigma-as-a-barrier-to-hiv-testing
#12
Marya Gwadz, Noelle R Leonard, Sylvie Honig, Robert Freeman, Alexandra Kutnick, Amanda S Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Annual HIV testing is recommended for populations at-risk for HIV in the United States, including heterosexuals geographically connected to urban high-risk areas (HRA) with elevated rates of HIV prevalence and poverty, who are primarily African American/Black or Hispanic. Yet this subpopulation of "individuals residing in HRA" (IR-HRA) evidence low rates of regular HIV testing. HIV stigma is a recognized primary barrier to testing, in part due to its interaction with other stigmatized social identities...
April 20, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678184/perceptions-on-male-involvement-in-pregnancy-and-childbirth-in-masasi-district-tanzania-a-qualitative-study
#13
Stephen Oswald Maluka, Apollonia Kasege Peneza
BACKGROUND: Despite the efforts to promote male involvement in maternal and child health, studies in low and middle income countries have reported that male participation is still low. While factors that hinder male partners from participating in maternal and child healthcare are well documented, there is dearth of studies on local perceptions about male involvement in pregnancy and delivery care. The main objective of this study was to explore local perceptions about male involvement in pregnancy and childbirth in Tanzania...
April 20, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669456/perceived-hiv-related-stigma-among-university-students-in-south-africa-implications-for-hiv-testing
#14
Firoza Haffejee, Brendan Maughan-Brown, Thulasizwe Buthelezi, Ayesha B M Kharsany
HIV-related stigma, and particularly perceived stigma, has a negative impact across the HIV care continuum. This study adds to our understanding of stigma by assessing how perceived stigma varies from one context to another and how such differences are associated with the location where individuals would prefer an HIV test. We used self-administered questionnaire data (n = 378) obtained from a convenience sample of students (18 years and older) attending a tertiary education institution in Durban, South Africa...
April 18, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665785/new-types-of-drug-use-and-risks-of-drug-use-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-hangzhou-china
#15
Lin He, Xiaohong Pan, Ning Wang, Jiezhe Yang, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Xingliang Zhang, Xiting Li
BACKGROUND: The use of new types of drugs has become more common among men who have sex with men (MSM). The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of the use of new types of drugs, such as methamphetamine, ketamine, ecstasy, and rush poppers, and to examine the factors associated with drug use and HIV infection among MSM in Hangzhou, China. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2015 and April 2016. We used snowball sampling to recruit MSM; participants were recruited from voluntary counseling and testing centers, baths, bars, Blued (an app for the gay community), QQ groups, clubs, and other types of venues...
April 17, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664037/provider-initiated-hiv-testing-counselling-in-incident-tuberculosis-cases-under-national-tb-programme-conditions-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-tirupati-south-india
#16
Alladi Mohan, J Harikrishna, D Prabath Kumar, N Dinesh Kumar, Prerna S Sharma, B Siddhartha Kumar, K V S Sarma
Background & objectives: : As sparse published data are available regarding burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in incident tuberculosis (TB) cases at tertiary care teaching hospitals under National TB Programme conditions from India, the present study was designed to assess the proportion of referred registered TB patients who had actually undergone HIV testing and HIV-seropositivity in these. Methods: : This was a study of provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling in patients registered for the treatment under Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of Government of India at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Tirupati, south India, during 2012-2013...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661260/implementing-routine-blood-borne-virus-testing-for-hcv-hbv-and-hiv-at-a-london-emergency-department-uncovering-the-iceberg
#17
S Parry, N Bundle, S Ullah, G R Foster, K Ahmad, C Y W Tong, S Balasegaram, C Orkin
UK guidelines recommend routine HIV testing in high prevalence emergency departments (ED) and targeted testing for HBV and HCV. The 'Going Viral' campaign implemented opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing in adults in a high prevalence ED, to assess seroprevalence, uptake, linkage to care (LTC) rates and staff time taken to achieve LTC. Diagnosis status (new/known/unknown), current engagement in care, and severity of disease was established. LTC was defined as patient informed plus ⩾1 clinic visit. A total of 6211/24 981 ED attendees were tested (uptake 25%); 257 (4...
April 17, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660999/a-community-based-approach-to-hiv-prevention-in-rural-guatemala
#18
Victoria Orrego Dunleavy, Elena Chudnovskaya, Jazmyne Vanecia Simmons
BACKGROUND: HIV is one of the primary causes of death in Guatemala, and during the period 2005 to 2013, Guatemala exhibited a 95% increase in such deaths. HIV transmission rates are nearly 3 times higher among the indigenous Mayan population than nonindigenous Guatemalans. Guided by the community-based participatory research approach, this article demonstrates the iterative formative research process necessary to develop a deeper and more informed understanding of HIV prevention attitudes and behaviors in the priority population...
April 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659757/depression-and-anxiety-as-risk-factors-for-delayed-care-seeking-behavior-in-hiv-positive-individuals-in-south-africa
#19
Madhura S Rane, Ting Hong, Sabina Govere, Hilary Thulare, Mahomed-Yunus Moosa, Connie Celum, Paul K Drain
Background: Facility- and community-based efforts to improve HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa may benefit from understanding how mental health influences HIV care-seeking behavior. Methods: We conducted a study among adults presenting for HIV testing in the Umlazi township of South Africa. Prior to testing, we measured depression using Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and anxiety using Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale. We categorized patients as delayed presenters (presenting to clinic >3 months after first HIV positive test), late testers (presenting within 3 months of diagnosis with a CD4 count ≤200 cells per μl), or neither...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655925/translation-of-public-health-theory-into-nursing-practice-optimization-of-a-nurse-driven-hiv-testing-program-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Madeleine Whalen, Bhakti Hansoti, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Mustapha Saheed, Dani Signer, Richard Rothman
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April 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
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