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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729520/challenges-and-emerging-opportunities-for-the-hiv-prevention-treatment-and-care-cascade-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-asia-pacific
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REVIEW
Frits van Griensven, Thomas E Guadamuz, Jan Willem de Lind van Wijngaarden, Nittaya Phanuphak, Sunil Suhas Solomon, Ying-Ru Lo
In Asia Pacific, most countries have expanded HIV treatment guidelines to include all those with HIV infection and adopted antiretroviral treatment for prevention (TFP) as a blanket strategy for HIV control. Although the overall epidemic development associated with this focus is positive, the HIV epidemic in men who have sex with men (MSM) is continuing unperturbed without any signs of decline or reversal. This raises doubt about whether TFP as a blanket HIV prevention policy is the right approach. This paper reviews currently available biomedical HIV prevention strategies, national HIV prevention policies and guidelines from selected countries and published data on the HIV cascade in MSM...
August 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723970/barriers-and-facilitators-of-hiv-vaccine-and-prevention-study-participation-among-young-black-msm-and-transwomen-in-new-york-city
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Sharise Richardson, Pich Seekaew, Beryl Koblin, Tasha Vazquez, Vijay Nandi, Hong-Van Tieu
BACKGROUND: Black men who have sex with men (MSM), and Transwomen (TW) shoulder disproportionate burden of HIV. However, they are unrepresented in HIV vaccine trials. We investigated the perceptions of that factors associated with HIV vaccine trials participation among Black MSM and TW in New York. METHODS: Self-administered online questionnaires were administered to 18-29 years of NYC residents who identified as Black MSM and TW, assessing demographics, awareness and willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials, barriers and facilitators associated with willingness, and sexual behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708811/challenges-in-translating-prep-interest-into-uptake-in-an-observational-study-of-young-black-msm
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Charlotte-Paige Rolle, Eli S Rosenberg, Aaron J Siegler, Travis H Sanchez, Nicole Luisi, Kevin Weiss, Scott Cutro, Carlos Del Rio, Patrick S Sullivan, Colleen F Kelley
BACKGROUND: HIV incidence among US young, black MSM (YBMSM) is high, and structural barriers (e.g. lack of health insurance) may limit access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Research studies conducted with YBMSM must ensure access to the best available HIV prevention methods, including PrEP. METHODS: We implemented an optional, non-incentivized PrEP program in addition to standard HIV prevention services in a prospective, observational cohort of HIV-negative YBMSM in Atlanta, GA...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687531/informing-the-development-of-a-mobile-phone-hiv-testing-intervention-intentions-to-use-specific-hiv-testing-approaches-among-young-black-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Beryl A Koblin, Vijay Nandi, Sabina Hirshfield, Mary Ann Chiasson, Donald R Hoover, Leo Wilton, DaShawn Usher, Victoria Frye
BACKGROUND: Regular human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of persons at risk is critical to HIV prevention. Infrequent HIV testing and late diagnosis of HIV infection have been observed among young black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen (transgender women)-two groups overrepresented in the HIV epidemic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to inform the development of a brief mobile phone intervention to increase HIV testing among young black MSM and transwomen by providing a tailored recommendation of an optimal HIV testing approach...
July 7, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679537/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-condom-distribution-programmes-for-the-prevention-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-england
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Susannah Sadler, Jon Tosh, Rebekah Pennington, Andrew Rawdin, Hazel Squires, Carmen Romero, Alastair Fischer, James Chilcott
BACKGROUND: Prevention of sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence in England is a high priority, particularly among young people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black ethnic minorities. An economic evaluation of condom distribution programmes (CDPs) to reduce STI transmission is presented. METHODS: An economic model using a Bernoulli process estimated the number of people acquiring an STI as a function of its prevalence, transmission rate, condom use, condom failure rate and number of sexual contacts...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678526/sex-with-older-partners-condomless-anal-sex-and-unrecognized-hiv-infection-among-chinese-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Yingying Ding, Yanqiu Zhou, Chunxin Liu, Xing Liu, Na He
We examined the prevalence of sex with older male partner (SWOMP) and its association with condomless anal intercourse (CAI) with male partners and unrecognized HIV infection among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Shanghai, China. The analytic sample included 243 MSM who were 18-45 years and HIV negative or of unknown HIV serostatus. Older male partner refers to male sex partner who was at least 10 years older than themselves. Overall, 99 (43.0%) and 50 (20.7%) reported having SWOMP in lifetime and in the last 3 months, respectively...
July 5, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662170/exploring-the-hiv-continuum-of-care-among-young-black-msm
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Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Sara LeGrand, Seul Ki Choi, Joseph Egger, Christopher B Hurt, Kathryn E Muessig
BACKGROUND: HIV disproportionately impacts young, black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) who experience disparities across the HIV care continuum. A more nuanced understanding of facilitators and barriers to engagement in care, missed visits, antiretroviral uptake, adherence and viral suppression could improve care and intervention design. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of an online intervention, healthMpowerment, enrolled 465 YBMSM (18-30 years); 193 identified as HIV-positive...
2017: PloS One
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
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
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/28640800/hiv-testing-linkage-to-hiv-medical-care-and-interviews-for-partner-services-among-youths-61-health-department-jurisdictions-united-states-puerto-rico-and-the-u-s-virgin-islands-2015
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Renee Stein, Wei Song, Mariette Marano, Heta Patel, Shubha Rao, Elana Morris
Identifying persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are unaware of their infection, linking them to HIV medical care, and reducing health disparities are important national goals (1). Of the 8,841 teens and young adults aged 13-24 years (collectively referred to as youths in this report) who received a diagnosis of HIV in 2014, 70% were young men who have sex with men (MSM) (2). In the same year, an estimated 52% of young MSM living with HIV were unaware of their infection compared with 15% among all persons living with HIV (3)...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636870/adherence-to-and-acceptability-of-listerine-%C3%A2-mouthwash-as-a-potential-preventive-intervention-for-pharyngeal-gonorrhoea-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-australia-a-longitudinal-study
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Vincent J Cornelisse, Christopher K Fairley, Sandra Walker, Tameka Young, David Lee, Marcus Y Chen, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric P F Chow
We investigated whether men who have sex with men (MSM) would use mouthwash daily to prevent pharyngeal gonorrhoea. Ten MSM attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre were asked to use a Listerine(®) alcohol-containing mouthwash daily for 14 days in August 2015. Mouthwash was used at least once daily for 133 of 140 person-days (95% of days; 95% confidence interval 90-98%). All 10 men were willing to use mouthwash on a daily basis, and nine men were willing to use mouthwash after oral sex. This study showed that daily use of mouthwash is an acceptable intervention to prevent pharyngeal gonorrhoea in MSM...
October 2016: Sexual Health
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
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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/28578516/risk-perception-sexual-behaviors-and-prep-adherence-among-substance-using-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-qualitative-study
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Erik D Storholm, Jonathan E Volk, Julia L Marcus, Michael J Silverberg, Derek D Satre
The antiretroviral drug combination emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF/FTC) taken as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective in preventing HIV infection, yet it also requires adherence and potentially decreases condom use. This study sought to examine these issues among a key population at risk of HIV infection, substance-using men who have sex with men (MSM). We conducted semi-structured interviews with an ethnically diverse sample of 30 young (aged 20-35) MSM prescribed PrEP within a large integrated healthcare system in San Francisco, who had reported recent drug use or hazardous drinking and one or more missed doses of PrEP...
August 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
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
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Peter Francis Rebeiro, Kelsey Sunderland Ivey, Kaylin Smith Craig, Todd Hulgan, Moises Arturo Huaman, Robertson Nash, Stephen Raffanti, Kehinde Amen Equakun, Anna Kristine 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/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/28521721/the-importance-of-military-conscripts-for-surveillance-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-risk-behavior-in-thailand
#15
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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 was calibrated to detailed prevalence and intervention data...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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