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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521721/the-importance-of-military-conscripts-for-surveillance-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-risk-behavior-in-thailand
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Aladdin Shadyab, Kenrad Nelson, Ram Rangsin
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Thailand began in 1988 among injection drug users (IDUs) in Bangkok. It soon spread to other populations, especially female sex workers (FSWs) and men attending STD clinics. Routine serologic surveillance for HIV began among military conscripts in 1991. The HIV seroprevalence data from military conscripts provided national surveillance data, since the entire population of 21 year old men were conscripted for 2 years' service in the military by a random process during which 10% of men were selected...
May 17, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516378/hiv-prevalence-and-related-risk-factors-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-bamako-mali-findings-from-a-bio-behavioral-survey-using-respondent-driven-sampling
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Maria Lahuerta, Padmaja Patnaik, Tako Ballo, Nouhoum Telly, Justin Knox, Bouyagui Traore, Seydou Doumbia, Avi Hakim
Using respondent driven sampling, we conducted a cross-sectional bio-behavioral survey among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bamako, Mali. Eligibility criteria included age ≥18 years and having had sex with another man in the last 6 months. We enrolled 552 MSM, 99.6% were tested for HIV. MSM in Bamako were young (69.6% ≤24 years) and educated (63.7% ≥secondary). HIV prevalence among MSM in Bamako was 13.7; 90.1% of HIV-infected men were unaware of their HIV status. Almost one-third had never been tested for HIV...
May 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505338/concordance-between-anal-and-oral-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infections-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Martin Steinau, Pamina Gorbach, Beau Gratzer, Jim Braxton, Peter R Kerndt, Richard A Crosby, Elizabeth R Unger, Lauri E Markowitz, Elissa Meites
Prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections was assessed among 1033 young men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 18-26 years. HPV (any type) was detected in 742 (71.8%) anal specimens and 101 (9.8%) oral specimens. Although HPV was detected in specimens from both anatomical sites in 83 (8.0%) participants, type-specific concordance for at least one HPV type was found in only 35 (3.4%) participants. HIV and smoking were associated with higher prevalence at both sites and frequency of concordant types. Coinfections of identical HPV types were rare, suggesting independent infection events and/or different modes of clearance...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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
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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/28488974/blood-donor-deferral-policies-across-europe-and-characteristics-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-screened-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-blood-establishments-data-from-the-european-men-who-have-sex-with-men-internet-survey-emis
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Susanne B Schink, Ruth Offergeld, Axel J Schmidt, Ulrich Marcus
BACKGROUND: The predominant mode of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Europe is male-to-male transmission. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are deferred from donating blood in many countries, but nevertheless do donate blood. Based on data from 34 countries, we estimated the proportion of MSM screened for HIV in the context of a blood donation and identified individual factors associated with this HIV screening in order to propose possible public health interventions...
March 23, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471837/changing-dynamics-of-hiv-transmission-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-modeling-who-acquired-and-transmitted-infections-and-estimating-the-impact-of-past-hiv-interventions-1976-2015
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Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Juan F Vesga, Souleymane Diabaté, Michel Alary, Stefan Baral, Daouda Diouf, Kouamé Abo, Marie-Claude Boily
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the impact of past interventions and how it affected transmission dynamics is key to guiding prevention efforts. We estimated the population-level impact of condom, antiretroviral therapy (ART), and prevention of mother-to-child transmission activities on HIV transmission and the contribution of key risk factors on HIV acquisition and transmission. METHODS: An age stratified dynamical model of sexual and vertical HIV transmission among the general population, female sex workers (FSW), and men who have sex with men (MSM) was calibrated to detailed prevalence and intervention data...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467158/beliefs-and-perception-about-hiv-aids-self-efficacy-and-hiv-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-young-thai-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Natawan Khumsaen, Rob Stephenson
This study examined the relationships of HIV/AIDS beliefs, self-efficacy for AIDS preventive behaviors, perception of HIV as a chronic disease, and HIV risk behaviors among young Thai men who have sex with men. Participants were recruited for a self-administered anonymous survey through Facebook. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with each of four HIV risk behavior outcomes. Factors associated with sexual risk behaviors included age (18 and 21 years), having a current regular male partner, self-efficacy for AIDS preventive behaviors (self-efficacy in refusing sexual intercourse, self-efficacy in questioning potential sex partners, and self-efficacy in condom use), AIDS health belief (perceived susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, perceived severity of HIV/AIDS, perceived barriers to condom use, and cues to action for HIV/AIDS prevention), and perception of HIV/AIDS as a chronic disease (perceived HIV sero-status disclosure)...
April 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451806/racial-differences-in-prostate-cancer-risk-in-young-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-men-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anupriya Dutta, Hajime Uno, Alex Holman, David R Lorenz, Dana Gabuzda
PURPOSE: African American men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer among ethnic groups, and racial disparity is highest in younger men. Prostate cancer prevalence is rising in HIV-infected men due to improved survival on antiretroviral therapies, yet little is known about racial differences in prostate cancer risk by HIV-infection status and age. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of prostate cancer risk in 2,800 HIV-infected and -uninfected men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 40-70 years (22% African American) who were enrolled in the multicenter AIDS cohort study from 1996 to 2010...
April 27, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406274/barriers-and-facilitators-to-hiv-testing-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-kingston-jamaica-a-qualitative-study
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Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Natasha Brien, Nicolette Jones, Nakia Lee-Foon, Kandasi Levermore, Annecka Marshall, Laura Nyblade, Peter A Newman
INTRODUCTION: Young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jamaica have the highest HIV prevalence in the Caribbean. There is little information about HIV among transgender women in Jamaica, who are also overrepresented in the Caribbean epidemic. HIV-related stigma is a barrier to HIV testing among Jamaica's general population, yet little is known of MSM and transgender women's HIV testing experiences in Jamaica. We explored perceived barriers and facilitators to HIV testing among young MSM and transgender women in Kingston, Jamaica...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398775/lack-of-support-for-socially-connected-hiv-1-transmission-among-young-adult-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#10
Kayo Fujimoto, Lyndon M Coghill, Christopher A Weier, Lu-Yu Hwang, Ju Yeong Kim, John A Schneider, Michael L Metzker, Jeremy M Brown
We explore the phylogenetic relationships among HIV sequences sampled from young adult black men who have sex with men (YAB-MSM), who are connected through peer referral/social ties and who attend common venues. Using 196 viral sequences sampled from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 10 individuals, our preliminary phylogenetic results indicate that these socially connected YAB-MSM are infected with distantly related viruses and provide no evidence for viral transmission between network members. Our results suggest that HIV-prevention strategies that target young adult MSM should extend beyond their network members and local community...
April 18, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394934/prevalence-of-non-contact-and-contact-childhood-sexual-abuse-an-internet-based-sample-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
#11
Wenjian Xu, Lijun Zheng, Yong Zheng
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is high among Western men who have sex with men (MSM), and CSA is associated with certain socio-demographic variables and with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status. Little is known about CSA among Chinese MSM; therefore, we explored the prevalence and frequency of non-contact (e.g., sexual invitations, exhibitionism) and contact (e.g., intercourse, genital contact) forms of CSA in an Internet-based sample of MSM in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373424/methylsulfonylmethane-induces-g1-arrest-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-in-yd-38-gingival-cancer-cells
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Nipin S P, Dong Young Kang, Baek Joong Kim, Youn Hee Joung, Pramod Darvin, Hyo Joo Byun, Joong Gon Kim, Je Uk Park, Young Mok Yang
Gingival squamous cell carcinoma is a rare form of cancer that accounts for less than 10% of all head and neck cancers. Targeted therapies with natural compounds are of interest because they possess high efficacy with fewer side-effects. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound with anticancer activities. The main goal of this study was to induce proliferation inhibition and apoptosis in the metastatic YD-38 cell line. MSM up-regulated expression of P21(Waf1/Cip1) and P27(Kip1) genes and down-regulated expression of cyclin D1 (CCND1) and CDK4...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362948/spatial-analysis-of-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-epidemic-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-2006-2015
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Qianqian Qin, Wei Guo, Weiming Tang, Tanmay Mahapatra, Liyan Wang, Nanci Zhang, Zhengwei Ding, Chang Cai, Yan Cui, Jiangping Sun
Background: Studies have shown a recent upsurge in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) burden among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, especially in urban areas. For intervention planning and resource allocation, spatial analyses of HIV/AIDS case-clusters were required to identify epidemic foci and trends among MSM in China. Methods: Information regarding MSM recorded as HIV/AIDS cases during 2006-2015 were extracted from the National Case Reporting System...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302106/barriers-and-facilitators-of-linkage-to-hiv-care-among-hiv-infected-young-chinese-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-qualitative-study
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Haochu Li, Chongyi Wei, Joseph Tucker, Dianmin Kang, Meizhen Liao, Eleanor Holroyd, Jietao Zheng, Qian Qi, Wei Ma
BACKGROUND: The Four Free and One Care Policy (HIV/AIDS-related free services) has been in place in China since 2004. However, linkage to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care is not yet achieved very well among people living with HIV. We conducted a qualitative study to explore individual and contextual factors that may influence a linkage to HIV care from the perspective of young HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in a highly centralized HIV care context of China. METHODS: Purposive sampling was used to recruit 21 HIV-infected MSM in Shandong Province, with in-depth interviews conducted between March and July 2015...
March 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286983/stigma-medical-mistrust-and-perceived-racism-may-affect-prep-awareness-and-uptake-in-black-compared-to-white-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-jackson-mississippi-and-boston-massachusetts
#15
Sean Cahill, S Wade Taylor, Steven A Elsesser, Leandro Mena, DeMarc Hickson, Kenneth H Mayer
Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more than two thirds of new HIV infections in the U.S., with Black MSM experiencing the greatest burden. Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce MSM's vulnerability to HIV infection. Uptake of PrEP has been limited, particularly among racial and ethnic minority MSM. Four semi-structured focus groups with gay and bisexual men and other MSM at risk for HIV infection were convened in Boston and Jackson in late 2013. The analysis plan utilized a within-case, across-case approach to code and analyze emerging themes, and to compare results across the two cities...
March 12, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275454/implementation-of-an-online-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-cascade-in-thai-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-using-adam-s-love-electronic-health-record-system
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Tarandeep Anand, Chattiya Nitpolprasert, Stephen J Kerr, Tanakorn Apornpong, Jintanat Ananworanich, Praphan Phanuphak, Nittaya Phanuphak
OBJECTIVES: Electronic health record (EHR) systems have been infrequently used to support HIV service delivery models to optimise HIV prevention and treatment cascades. We have studied the implementation, uptake and use of an EHR among Thai men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) women. METHODS: Participants, e-counselled via the Adam's Love ( www.adamslove.org) support platforms, after having completed risk behaviour questionnaires and being assessed for their HIV risk by online counsellors, were enrolled based on their preference into one of three EHR-supported arms: (1) private clinic-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC); (2) online pretest counselling and private clinic-based HIV testing (hybrid); and (3) online supervised HIV self-testing and counselling (eHTC)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256422/geographical-disparities-in-hiv-prevalence-and-care-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-malawi-results-from-a-multisite-cross-sectional-survey
#17
Andrea L Wirtz, Gift Trapence, Dunker Kamba, Victor Gama, Rodney Chalera, Vincent Jumbe, Rosemary Kumwenda, Marriam Mangochi, Stephane Helleringer, Chris Beyrer, Stefan Baral
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological assessment of geographical heterogeneity of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) is necessary to inform HIV prevention and care strategies in the more generalised HIV epidemics across sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi. We aimed to measure the HIV prevalence, risks, and access to HIV care among MSM across multiple localities to better inform HIV programming for MSM in Malawi. METHODS: Between Aug 1, 2011, and Sept 13, 2014, we recruited MSM into cross-sectional research via respondent-driven sampling (RDS) in seven districts of Malawi...
February 27, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222118/social-structural-behavioral-and-clinical-factors-influencing-retention-in-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-care-in-mississippi
#18
Trisha Arnold, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Philip A Chan, Amaya Perez-Brumer, Estefany S Bologna, Laura Beauchamps, Kendra Johnson, Leandro Mena, Amy Nunn
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical intervention that can reduce rates of HIV transmission when taken once daily by HIV-negative individuals. Little is understood about PrEP uptake and retention in care among the populations most heavily impacted by the HIV epidemic, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in the Deep South. Therefore, this study explored the structural, social, behavioral, and clinical factors that affect PrEP use and retention in care among YMSM in Jackson, Mississippi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220310/network-centrality-and-geographical-concentration-of-social-and-service-venues-that-serve-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#19
Kayo Fujimoto, Rolf Turner, Lisa M Kuhns, Ju Yeong Kim, Jing Zhao, John A Schneider
This study examines network centrality of inter-venue networks formed by collaboration, competition, and sponsorship relationships among venues that serve young men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 16-29 years in relation to their geographical concentrations in Chicago, Illinois, and Houston, Texas. Our data on the physical venues comprised 116 venues in Chicago and 102 venues in Houston. We examined the relationship between the network centrality of different relations and the geographical intensity among these venues, and considered neighborhood-level socioeconomic determinants of health...
February 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195781/an-evaluation-of-mpowerment-on-individual-level-hiv-risk-behavior-testing-and-psychosocial-factors-among-young-msm-of-color-the-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-mp-mem-project
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Gene Shelley, Weston Williams, Gary Uhl, Tamoka Hoyte, Adanze Eke, Carolyn Wright, Gregory Rebchook, Lance Pollack, Kelly Bell, Yan Wang, Qi Cheng, Susan M Kegeles
Young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color are at increased risk for HIV infection. Mpowerment (MP) is an intervention designed to reduce risky sexual behavior and increase HIV testing among young MSM ages 18-29. From 2009 to 2012, three community-based organizations with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluated MP among N = 298 participants. Following a repeated measures design, data from 3- and 6-month follow-ups were compared to baseline. HIV testing and self-efficacy for safer sex increased at both follow-up time points; self-acceptance as an MSM was higher at follow-up 2...
February 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
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