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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906026/plasma-hiv-1-rna-viral-load-rebound-among-people-who-inject-drugs-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-art-in-a-canadian-setting-an-ethno-epidemiological-study
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Will Small, M J Milloy, Ryan McNeil, Lisa Maher, Thomas Kerr
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) living with HIV often experience sub-optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment outcomes, including HIV plasma viral load (PVL) rebound. While previous studies have identified risk factors for PVL rebound among PWID, no study has examined the perspectives of PWID who have experienced PVL rebound episodes. We conducted an ethno-epidemiological study to investigate the circumstances surrounding the emergence of rebound episodes among PWID in Vancouver, BC, Canada...
July 25, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905935/development-of-a-filter-to-prevent-infections-with-spore-forming-bacteria-in-injecting-drug-users
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Nour Alhusein, Jenny Scott, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Albert Bolhuis
BACKGROUND: In heroin injectors, there have been a number of outbreaks caused by spore-forming bacteria, causing serious infections such as anthrax or botulism. These are, most likely, caused by injecting contaminated heroin, and our aim was to develop a filter that efficiently removes these bacteria and is also likely to be acceptable for use by people who inject drugs (i.e. quick, simple and not spoil the hit). METHODS: A prototype filter was designed and different filter membranes were tested to assess the volume of liquid retained, filtration time and efficiency of the filter at removing bacterial spores...
December 1, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903359/-a-cohort-study-of-hiv-incidence-among-injecting-drug-users-in-dehong-prefecture-yunnan-province
#3
Y C Yang, Z Y Jin, R H Tang, L Li, R H Ye, Y F Cao, S J Yang, S T Yao, S Duan, N He
Objective: To investigate the incidence rates of HIV among injection drug users (IDU) in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Methods: We recruited 1 413 HIV-negative IDU attending drug rehabilitation centers and identified a further 1 830 potential participants from a historical database from 2004-2009 using the same criteria. Fingerprint recognition technology was used to confirm the identity of all participants. A total of 3 243 HIV-negative IDU were recruited by the end of 2015, of which 2 546 (78.5%) had been followed up at least once since the initial data collection and 697 (21...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898683/mortality-in-hiv-infected-alcohol-and-drug-users-in-st-petersburg-russia
#4
Nadia S Fairbairn, Alexander Y Walley, Debbie M Cheng, Emily Quinn, Carly Bridden, Christine Chaisson, Elena Blokhina, Dmitry Lioznov, Evgeny Krupitsky, Anita Raj, Jeffrey H Samet
In Russia, up to half of premature deaths are attributed to hazardous drinking. The respective roles of alcohol and drug use in premature death among people with HIV in Russia have not been described. Criminalization and stigmatization of substance use in Russia may also contribute to mortality. We explored whether alcohol, drug use and risk environment factors are associated with short-term mortality in HIV-infected Russians who use substances. Secondary analyses were conducted using prospective data collected at baseline, 6 and 12-months from HIV-infected people who use substances recruited between 2007-2010 from addiction and HIV care settings in a single urban setting of St...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898577/decline-in-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-among-non-injecting-heroin-and-cocaine-users-in-new-york-city-2005-to-2014-prospects-for-avoiding-a-resurgence-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#5
Don C Des Jarlais, Kamyar Arasteh, Jonathan Feelemyer, Courtney McKnight, Susan Tross, David C Perlman, Aimee N C Campbell, Holly Hagan, Hannah L F Cooper
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection increases both susceptibility to and transmissibility of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and HSV-2 and HIV are often strongly associated in HIV epidemics. We assessed trends in HSV-2 prevalence among non-injecting drug users (NIDUs) when HIV prevalence declined from 16% to 8% among NIDUs in New York City. METHODS: Subjects were current non-injecting users of heroin and/or cocaine and who had never injected illicit drugs...
November 28, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898496/distinctive-trajectories-of-opioid-use-over-an-extended-follow-up-of-patients-in-a-multisite-trial-on-buprenorphine%C3%A2-%C3%A2-naloxone-and-methadone
#6
Yih-Ing Hser, David Huang, Andrew J Saxon, George Woody, Andrew L Moskowitz, Abigail G Matthews, Walter Ling
OBJECTIVES: Uncovering heterogeneities in longitudinal patterns (trajectories) of opioid use among individuals with opioid use disorder can increase our understanding of disease progression and treatment responses to improve care. The present study aims to identify distinctive opioid use trajectories and factors associated with these patterns among participants randomized to treatment with methadone (MET) or buprenorphine + naloxone (BUP). METHODS: Growth mixture modeling was applied to identify distinctive opioid use trajectories among 795 opioid users after their enrollment in a multisite trial during 2006 to 2009, with follow-up interviews conducted during 2011 to 2014...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896481/high-perineal-and-overall-frequency-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-people-who-inject-drugs-compared-to-non-injectors
#7
Disa Dahlman, Farnaz Jalalvand, Marianne Alanko Blomé, Anders Håkansson, Håkan Janson, Susanne Quick, Anna C Nilsson
To investigate the prevalence, distribution, and colonization burden of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and MRSA in different body sites among people who inject drugs (PWID) and compare it to a control group consisting of non-injectors. In this cross-sectional survey, 49 active PWID from the needle exchange program (NEP) in Malmö, Sweden, and 60 non-injecting controls from an emergency psychiatric inpatient ward at Malmö Addiction Centre were tested for S. aureus (including MRSA) by culture, PCR, and MALDI-TOF...
November 28, 2016: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893601/reducing-missed-opportunities-pairing-sexually-transmitted-infection-screening-with-syringe-exchange-services
#8
Alexis M Roth, Jesse L Goldshear, Ana P Martinez-Donate, Seth Welles, Martha Chavis, Barbara Van Der Pol
About 17.5% of sexually active injection drug users recruited from a syringe exchange in Camden, NJ (n = 120) screened positive for chlamydia/gonorrhea. Among these cases, 40% were detected via extragenital screening. This pilot demonstrates that colocating sexually transmitted infection control with syringe exchange leads to sexually transmitted infection case finding.
November 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889114/the-hidden-web-and-the-fentanyl-problem-detection-of-ocfentanil-as-an-adulterant-in-heroin
#9
Pol Quintana, Mireia Ventura, Marc Grifell, Alvaro Palma, Liliana Galindo, Iván Fornís, Cristina Gil, Xoán Carbón, Fernando Caudevilla, Magí Farré, Marta Torrens
BACKGROUND: The popularization of anonymous markets such as Silk Road is challenging current drug policy and may provide a new context for old issues, such as adulteration of heroin with fentanyl derivatives. The aims of this paper are to report the presence of ocfentanil, a novel, potent, non-controlled fentanyl analog, in samples sold as heroin in the hidden web, and to summarize the effects reported by users. METHODS: In 2015, four samples allegedly bought as heroin in cryptomarkets of the hidden web were sent to Energy Control for analysis...
November 23, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882706/high-frequency-of-potential-interactions-between-direct-acting-antivirals-and-concomitant-therapy-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-patients-in-clinical-practice
#10
J Macías, P Monge, M Mancebo, N Merchante, K Neukam, L M Real, J A Pineda
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyse the frequency and degree of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and concomitant medication used by HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected patients, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) and other drugs. METHODS: All patients with HIV infection and viraemic HCV genotype 1, 3 or 4 coinfection attending a tertiary care centre in Spain (November 2014 to November 2015) were included in the study...
November 24, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882206/willingness-to-receive-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-among-injecting-drug-users-on-methadone-program-implications-for-education-and-treatment
#11
Zahra Alam-Mehrjerdi, Afsaneh Moradi, Fenglian Xu, Mehran Zarghami, Javad Salehi-Fadardi, Kate Dolan
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common among people who inject drugs (PWID) on methadoneprogram in Iran (Persia). However, a few PWID on methadone program report willingness to receive HCVtreatment. This study aimed to assess the factors which were associated with willingness to receive HCVtreatment in a group of PWID on methadone program in Iran. METHODS: We surveyed 187 PWID at seven drops in centers in Tehran, Iran. Details of demographiccharacteristics, drug use, injection, HCV, and drug treatment history were collected using a 25-itemquestionnaire...
April 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875909/high-hiv-trypanosoma-cruzi-coinfection-levels-in-vulnerable-populations-in-buenos-aires-argentina
#12
Andres Benchetrit, Guadalupe Andreani, Maria Mercedes Avila, Diana Rossi, Ana Maria De Rissio, Mercedes Weissenbacher, Liliana Martinez Peralta, Guillermina Dolcini
The coinfection with Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) and HIV is a relevant clinical event. The goal of this study was to establish the frequency of coinfection in populations at risk for HIV-1 in Argentina. A total of 280 HIV positive serum samples from HIV seroprevalence studies in HIV at-risk groups were tested for T.cruzi infection. Of those samples, 8 were positive for T. cruzi (coinfection rate: 2.9%); 6 of them came from HIV positive injecting drug users (IDUs) (rate: 7.8%). In view of these results, all HIV infected patients in endemic countries should undergo T...
November 22, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873179/oxycodone-deterx-%C3%A2-a-novel-abuse-deterrent-extended-release-analgesic-option-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-pain
#13
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Jeff Gudin
BACKGROUND: Extended-release (ER) opioid analgesics are commonly used to provide safe and effective pain relief to treat pain severe enough to require around-the-clock, long-term dosing. These ER opioid formulations usually contain more drug per dosage unit than immediate-release (IR) agents, and therefore bring with them challenges related to both opioid abuse and misuse, often through manipulation of the dosage form. Oxycodone DETERx(®) (Xtampza(®) ER, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc...
December 2016: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871198/-it-is-easier-for-me-to-shoot-up-stigma-abandonment-and-why-hiv-positive-drug-users-in-russia-fail-to-link-to-hiv-care
#14
Tetiana Kiriazova, Karsten Lunze, Anita Raj, Natalia Bushara, Elena Blokhina, Evgeny Krupitsky, Carly Bridden, Dmitry Lioznov, Jeffrey H Samet, Allen L Gifford
Many HIV-positive people who inject drugs (PWID) globally are not receiving HIV care. This represents a major challenge among key populations to end the global HIV epidemic. This qualitative study explored the process and associated barriers of linking HIV-positive PWID who are in addiction treatment to HIV care in St. Petersburg, Russia. We conducted three focus groups and seven semi-structured interviews with participants in the LINC ("Linking Infectious and Narcology Care") project at addiction and HIV hospitals in St...
November 22, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866873/factors-associated-with-the-uptake-of-and-adherence-to-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-people-who-have-injected-drugs-an-observational-open-label-extension-of-the-bangkok-tenofovir-study
#15
Michael Martin, Suphak Vanichseni, Pravan Suntharasamai, Udomsak Sangkum, Philip A Mock, Benjamaporn Chaipung, Dararat Worrajittanon, Manoj Leethochawalit, Sithisat Chiamwongpaet, Somyot Kittimunkong, Roman J Gvetadze, Janet M McNicholl, Lynn A Paxton, Marcel E Curlin, Timothy H Holtz, Taraz Samandari, Kachit Choopanya
BACKGROUND: Results of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Bangkok Tenofovir Study (BTS) showed that taking tenofovir daily as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 49% in people who inject drugs. In an extension to the trial, participants were offered 1 year of open-label tenofovir. We aimed to examine the demographic characteristics, drug use, and risk behaviours associated with participants' uptake of and adherence to PrEP. METHODS: In this observational, open-label extension of the BTS (NCT00119106), non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding, HIV-negative BTS participants, all of whom were current or previous injecting drug users at the time of enrolment in the BTS, were offered daily oral tenofovir (300 mg) for 1 year at 17 Bangkok Metropolitan Administration drug-treatment clinics...
November 17, 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866872/commitment-issues-prep-adherence-in-injecting-drug-users
#16
Kimberly Page, Oliver Bacon
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November 17, 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866812/a-case-report-of-infectious-sacroiliitis-in-an-adult-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-inability-to-walk
#17
Douglas Brtalik, Manoj Pariyadath
BACKGROUND: Infectious sacroiliitis (ISI) is an uncommon cause of back and hip pain in which the sacroiliac joint, either unilateral or bilateral, is inflamed from an infectious source. Historically, this has been an easily missed diagnosis due to nonspecific presenting symptoms along with subtle nondistinguishable laboratory abnormalities. CASE REPORT: We describe an injection drug user presenting with right-sided ISI who presented with hip and back pain and inability to walk...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858877/hiv-incidence-and-behavioral-correlates-of-hiv-acquisition-in-a-cohort-of-injection-drug-users-in-st-petersburg-russia
#18
Andrei P Kozlov, Roman V Skochilov, Olga V Toussova, Sergey V Verevochkin, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh, Sergey V Malov, Alla V Shaboltas
The aim of the project was to study human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence, sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of HIV acquisition among injection drug users (IDUs).A total of 717 IDUs were recruited, tested, and counseled for HIV-1; 466 HIV-negative participants were enrolled and followed-up at 6 and 12 months. Sociodemographic and behavioral data were collected during each study visit. The association of sociodemographic and behavioral factors to HIV-1 incidence was assessed.During the 9-month recruitment period, 717 IDUs were screened and 466 participants were enrolled...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855325/-not-human-dead-already-perceptions-and-experiences-of-drug-related-stigma-among-opioid-using-young-adults-from-the-former-soviet-union-living-in-the-u-s
#19
Alana Gunn, Honoria Guarino
BACKGROUND: Young people from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the U.S. are engaging in opioid and injection drug use (IDU) in substantial numbers, paralleling nationwide trends. Yet opioid-using FSU immigrants face distinctive acculturation challenges, including perceived stigmatisation as drug users within their immigrant communities, which may exacerbate the negative health and psychosocial consequences of such use. METHODS: This qualitative study draws on semi-structured interviews with 26 FSU immigrant young adults (ages 18-29) living in New York City who reported opioid use in the past month and/or were currently in treatment for opioid use disorder...
November 14, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845298/daclatasvir-plus-sofosbuvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-in-real-world-patients-with-hiv-hcv-coinfection-and-advanced-liver-disease
#20
Jürgen K Rockstroh, Patrick Ingiliz, Jörg Petersen, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Tania M Welzel, Marc Van der Valk, Yue Zhao, Maria Jesus Jimenez Exposito, Stefan Zeuzem
BACKGROUND: HIV/HCV-coinfected patients respond just as well to modern direct-acting antiviral HCV therapy as HCV-monoinfected patients. However, clinical data for all-oral HCV treatments are sparse in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with an advanced stage of liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A subanalysis of efficacy and safety for a daclatasvir (DCV) and sofosbuvir (SOF) regimen, with or without ribavirin (RBV), was undertaken in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with advanced liver disease and no other treatment options enrolled into a European DCV compassionate use programme...
November 15, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
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