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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792564/cognitive-and-behavioral-resilience-among-young-gay-and-bisexual-men-living-with-hiv
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Sophia A Hussen, Gary W Harper, Caryn R R Rodgers, Jacob J van den Berg, Nadia Dowshen, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
PURPOSE: HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (Y-GBMSM). Resilience remains understudied among Y-GBMSM living with HIV, but represents a potentially important framework for improving HIV-related outcomes in this population. We sought to explore cognitive and behavioral dimensions of resilience and their correlates among Y-GBMSM to gain insights to inform future interventions. METHODS: Our study sample consisted of 200 Y-GBMSM living with HIV enrolled in a multisite study of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN)...
August 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792255/effectiveness-of-adolescent-peer-education-programs-on-reducing-hiv-sti-risk-an-integrated-review
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Ganga Mahat, Mary Ann Scoloveno
There is empirical evidence suggesting that peer education is efficacious in changing adolescent sexual risk behaviors; however, it is unclear if there are similarities in outcomes across studies. Thus, the purpose of this review was to synthesize published research on peer-led HIV/STI intervention programs for adolescents in an effort to determine the efficacy of peer education on knowledge, attitudes, normative beliefs, and sexual behavior. Data collection included online searches of published research from Index Medicus (Medline), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Educational Index, and PsycINFO (including PsycARTICLES) from 2000 to 2016...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792230/community-health-worker-support-to-improve-hiv-treatment-outcomes-for-older-children-and-adolescents-in-zimbabwe-a-process-evaluation-of-the-zenith-trial
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Chido Dziva Chikwari, Victoria Simms, Joanna Busza, Ethel Dauya, Tsitsi Bandason, Prosper Chonzi, Shungu Munyati, Hilda Mujuru, Rashida A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Community health worker (CHW)-delivered support visits to children living with HIV and their caregivers significantly reduced odds of virological failure among the children in the ZENITH trial conducted in Zimbabwe. We conducted a process evaluation to assess fidelity, acceptability, and feasibility of this intervention to identify lessons that could inform replication and scale-up of this approach. METHODS: Field manuals kept by each CHW, records from monthly supervisory meetings, and participant data collected throughout the trial were used to assess the intervention's implementation...
May 23, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789804/health-risk-behaviour-among-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Derrick Ssewanyana, Patrick N Mwangala, Anneloes van Baar, Charles R Newton, Amina Abubakar
The burden of health risk behaviour (HRB) among adolescents living with HIV (ALWHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently unknown. A systematic search for publications on HRB among ALWHIV in SSA was conducted in PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO, and Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts databases. Results were summarized following PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Heterogeneity was assessed by the DerSimonian and Laird method and the pooled estimates were computed. Prevalence of current condom nonuse behaviour was at 59...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788443/pediatric-infectious-diseases-meets-the-future
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Janet R Gilsdorf, Paul Spearman, Janet A Englund, Tina Q Tan, Kristina A Bryant
Pediatric infectious diseases physicians are dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention, and management of infections in children. As such, we play large, and important, roles in the clinical care of children from birth to late adolescence and in infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, research pertaining to infections, public health, international and global health, and advocacy for children's health. Furthermore, we are critical to the education of future physicians (in general), pediatricians, and infectious diseases doctors...
May 19, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784114/hookup-app-use-sexual-behavior-and-sexual-health-among-adolescent-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-united-states
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Kathryn Macapagal, David A Moskowitz, Dennis H Li, Andrés Carrión, Emily Bettin, Celia B Fisher, Brian Mustanski
PURPOSE: Geosocial networking applications (e.g., "hookup apps") are widely used among adult men who have sex with men (MSM). Little is known about adolescent MSM's (AMSM) use of these apps. Exploratory research is needed as AMSM's app use poses various ethical, legal, and sexual health concerns. This article examined AMSM's app use patterns and its associations with their sexual health and behavior. METHODS: Two hundred sexually experienced AMSM in the United States (M age = 16...
June 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783848/integrated-access-to-care-and-treatment-i-act-support-groups-for-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-public-healthcare-facilities-in-south-africa-feasibility-and-acceptability-for-scaling-up
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Shamagonam James, Catherine E Martin, Bafentse Moalusi, Moira Beery, Shenaaz Pahad, John Imrie
Integrated Access to Care and Treatment (I ACT) for adolescents is an educational support group initiative conducted monthly by trained healthcare providers (counsellors/health promoters). It follows a defined educational curriculum of six topics including, HIV/AIDS, disclosure, sexual and reproductive and mental health. Qualitative assessments, conducted midway of I ACT implementation at four primary healthcare facilities in North West province, South Africa, aimed to explore the perceptions of healthcare providers and the experiences of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV)...
May 21, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778101/prevalence-of-self-reported-symptoms-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-knowledge-and-sexual-behaviour-among-youth-in-semi-rural-tanzania-in-the-period-of-adolescent-friendly-health-services-strategy-implementation
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Ramadhani Abdul, Annette A M Gerritsen, Mary Mwangome, Eveline Geubbels
BACKGROUND: Global evidence shows that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevalence and sexual risk behaviours are high among youth, and knowledge about STIs is low. In Tanzania, there is limited recent evidence regarding these issues. The aim of this study was to describe the health seeking behaviour of youth reporting STI symptoms in semi-rural Tanzania and to evaluate the association of socio-demographic characteristics, STI knowledge and sexual risk behaviour with STI symptom reporting...
May 19, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776353/depression-and-its-psychosocial-risk-factors-in-pregnant-kenyan-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-community-health-centre-of-nairobi
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Judith Osok, Pius Kigamwa, Ann Vander Stoep, Keng-Yen Huang, Manasi Kumar
BACKGROUND: Adolescent pregnancies within urban resource-deprived settlements predispose young girls to adverse mental health and psychosocial adversities, notably depression. Depression in sub-Saharan Africa is a leading contributor to years lived with disability (YLD). The study's objective was to determine the prevalence of depression and related psychosocial risks among pregnant adolescents reporting at a maternal and child health clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. METHODS: A convenient sample of 176 pregnant adolescents attending antenatal clinic in Kangemi primary healthcare health facility participated in the study...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771871/trends-in-antiretroviral-therapy-eligibility-and-coverage-among-children-aged-15-years-with-hiv-infection-20-pepfar-supported-sub-saharan-african-countries-2012-2016
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Amanda Burrage, Monita Patel, Kelsey Mirkovic, Eric Dziuban, Wondimu Teferi, Laura Broyles, Emilia Rivadeneira
Rapid disease progression and associated opportunistic infections contribute to high mortality rates among children aged <15 years with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has decreased childhood HIV-associated morbidity and mortality rates over the past decade (2). As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection (2)...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769263/how-i-treat-burkitt-lymphoma-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-sub-saharan-africa
#11
Satish Gopal, Thomas G Gross
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is the most common pediatric cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and also occurs frequently among adolescents and young adults (AYA), often associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Treating BL in SSA poses particular challenges. Although highly effective, high-intensity cytotoxic treatments used in resource-rich settings are usually not feasible, and lower-intensity continuous infusion approaches are impractical. In this paper, based on evidence from the region, we review management strategies for SSA focused on diagnosis, use of pre-phase, and definitive treatment...
May 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769062/seroprevalence-of-hiv-htlv-cmv-hbv-and-rubella-virus-infections-in-pregnant-adolescents-who-received-care-in-the-city-of-bel%C3%A3-m-par%C3%A3-northern-brazil
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Aubaneide Batista Guerra, Leonardo Quintão Siravenha, Rogério Valois Laurentino, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Vânia Nakauth Azevedo, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado
BACKGROUND: Prenatal tests are important for prevention of vertical transmission of various infectious agents. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), rubella virus and vaccination coverage against HBV in pregnant adolescents who received care in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 324 pregnant adolescents from 2009 to 2010...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767781/adolescent-condom-use-and-connectivity-in-the-social-planful-brain
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Justin D Caouette, Karen A Hudson, Angela D Bryan, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing
Objective: To reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy among adolescents, it is critical to investigate brain connectivity that may underlie adolescents' sexual health decision-making in the context of intercourse. This study explored relationships between adolescent condom use frequency and the brain's resting-state functional connectivity, to identify differential patterns of social-affective processing among sexually active youth. Methods: In this study, N = 143 sexually active adolescents (68...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767637/hiv-risk-among-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-in-age-disparate-partnerships-evidence-from-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Brendan Maughan-Brown, Gavin George, Sean Beckett, Meredith Evans, Lara Lewis, Cherie Cawood, David Khanyile, Ayesha B M Kharsany
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the role of age-disparate partnerships in high HIV-infection rates among young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains inconclusive. This study examined the HIV-infection risk associated with age-disparate partnerships among 15- to 24-year-old women in a hyperendemic setting in South Africa. METHODS: Face-to-face questionnaire, and laboratory HIV and viral load data were collected during 2014-2015 among a representative sample (15-49 years old) in KwaZulu-Natal...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767281/hiv-risk-among-displaced-adolescent-girls-in-ethiopia-the-role-of-gender-attitudes-and-self-esteem
#15
Laura Gauer Bermudez, Gary Yu, Lily Lu, Kathryn Falb, Jennate Eoomkham, Gizman Abdella, Lindsay Stark
Adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa have been deemed one of the most critical populations to address in the campaign for an HIV-free generation. Experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), harmful gender norms, diminished personal agency, and age-disparate sex have been identified as factors in the increasing rate of new infections among this population. Using baseline data from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in three refugee camps in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State in Ethiopia, our study quantitatively examined the associations between HIV risk factors, attitudes on gender inequality, IPV acceptability, and self-esteem for female adolescent refugees primarily from Sudan and South Sudan (n = 919)...
May 16, 2018: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763418/dietary-patterns-and-nutritional-status-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-el-salvador-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rocio Martín-Cañavate, Michela Sonego, Maria Jose Sagrado, Gustavo Escobar, Estefanie Rivas, Sandra Ayala, Luis Castaneda, Pilar Aparicio, Estefania Custodio
INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to assess the nutritional status, the dietary patterns and its associated factors in the HIV-infected population of children and adolescents on antiretroviral treatment at the El Salvador reference center for pediatric HIV care (CENID). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out between December 2010 and December 2011. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were collected from 307 children and adolescents aged 2-18 years and receiving antiretroviral therapy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762176/transactional-sex-and-incident-hiv-infection-in-a-cohort-of-young-women-from-rural-south-africa-enrolled-in-hptn-068
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Kelly Kilburn, Meghna Ranganathan, Marie C D Stoner, James P Hughes, Catherine Macphail, Yaw Agyei, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Kathleen Kahn, Audrey Pettifor
OBJECTIVE: In sub-Saharan Africa, young women who engage in transactional sex (the exchange of sex for money or gifts) with a male partner show an elevated risk of prevalent HIV infection. We analyse longitudinal data to estimate the association between transactional sex and HIV incidence. DESIGN: We used longitudinal data from a cohort of 2,362 HIV negative young women (aged 13-20) enrolled in a randomized controlled trial in rural, South Africa who were followed for up to 4 visits over 6 years...
May 11, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762167/integrated-hiv-injury-programming-an-underutilized-intersection-to-engage-young-adults-in-hiv-care-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#18
Adam R Aluisio, Ashwin Palaniappan, Carey Farquhar, Michael J Mello
: Adolescents/young adults, and especially males, are high-risk key populations that have been systematically missed by HIV services in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Since these groups are also more likely to suffer injuries in LMICs, there are significant opportunities to engage these hard-to-reach persons via integrated HIV-injury programming provided during commonly sought acute/emergency care treatments of injuries. However, current facilities based HIV testing and treatment programs have failed to adequately capture these high-risk individuals...
May 11, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756549/family-functioning-in-adolescents-with-perinatal-hiv-infection
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Orawan Louthrenoo, Linda Aurpibul, Peninnah Oberdorfer, Virat Sirisanthana
This study aimed to assess family functioning in adolescents with perinatal HIV infection receiving antiretroviral therapy compared with healthy controls. Correlations between self-reported and caregiver-reported family functions were also evaluated. A sample of 195 participants including 65 perinatally HIV-infected adolescents and 130 healthy controls were enrolled. The total family functioning score in HIV-infected adolescents was significantly lower than that in healthy controls by self-report (105.86 vs 115...
January 2018: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747608/prevalence-and-correlates-of-hiv-testing-among-adolescents-10-19-years-in-a-post-conflict-pastoralist-community-of-karamoja-region-uganda
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Rogers N Ssebunya, Rhoda K Wanyenze, Leticia Namale, Heather Lukolyo, Grace P Kisitu, Patricia Nahirya-Ntege, Adeodata Kekitiinwa
BACKGROUND: Adolescents are a priority group in HIV prevention and treatment. This study sought to determine the prevalence and correlates of HIV testing services (HTS) among adolescents in the pastoralist post-conflict area of Karamoja sub region, Uganda. METHODS: A cross sectional study of 1439 adolescents aged 10-19 years, attending nine public health facilities in five of the seven districts of Karamoja, was conducted between August to September 2016. Adolescents were consecutively selected and interviewed using structured interviewer administered questionnaires...
May 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
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