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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926560/hiv-and-hcv-in-u-s-prisons-and-jails-the-correctional-facility-as-a-bellwether-over-time-for-the-community-s-infections
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Anne C Spaulding, Emeli J Anderson, Mohammed A Khan, Cesar A Taborda-Vidarte, Jennifer A Phillips
Screening and treating correctional populations for HIV and HCV infections is essential to successfully addressing both epidemics in the USA. The prevalence of HIV and HCV infection is high in prisons and jails due to increased rates of incarceration among disproportionately affected groups such as injection drug users. Through a search of the published and grey literature and surveying persons overseeing health programs in prisons, we collected data on efforts to determine prevalence first for HIV and then for HCV...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912478/the-molecular-epidemiology-of-hiv-1-in-the-comunidad-valenciana-spain-analysis-of-transmission-clusters
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Juan Ángel Patiño-Galindo, Manoli Torres-Puente, María Alma Bracho, Ignacio Alastrué, Amparo Juan, David Navarro, María José Galindo, Dolores Ocete, Enrique Ortega, Concepción Gimeno, Josefina Belda, Victoria Domínguez, Rosario Moreno, Fernando González-Candelas
HIV infections are still a very serious concern for public heath worldwide. We have applied molecular evolution methods to study the HIV-1 epidemics in the Comunidad Valenciana (CV, Spain) from a public health surveillance perspective. For this, we analysed 1804 HIV-1 sequences comprising protease and reverse transcriptase (PR/RT) coding regions, sampled between 2004 and 2014. These sequences were subtyped and subjected to phylogenetic analyses in order to detect transmission clusters. In addition, univariate and multinomial comparisons were performed to detect epidemiological differences between HIV-1 subtypes, and risk groups...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910931/-quality-of-network-direct-reporting-of-information-about-intervention-service-in-population-at-high-risk-for-hiv-infection-in-china-2013-2014
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L Li, X B Cao, W Luo, C H Wang, Z Y Wu, K M Rou
Objective: To analyze the problems in the network direct reporting of information about intervention service conducted in population at high risk for HIV infection in China during 2013-2014, and provide evidence for the improvement of the network direct reporting of the intervention information. Methods: The wrong records of the intervention service in population at high-risk were collected from national AIDS prevention and treatment information system. The wrong records, including those found at county (district) level and those found at state level, were analyzed with descriptive statistical method...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899995/hiv-seroconversion-among-baltimore-city-residents-tested-at-a-mobile-van-programme
#4
Sarah Puryear, Phyllis Burnett, Kathleen R Page, Ravikiran Muvva, Patrick Chaulk, Khalil G Ghanem, Anne Monroe
BACKGROUND: Many individuals with HIV in the USA are unaware of their diagnosis, and therefore cannot be engaged in treatment services, have worse clinical outcomes and are more likely to transmit HIV to others. Mobile van testing may increase HIV testing and diagnosis. Our objective was to characterise risk factors for HIV seroconversion among individuals using mobile van testing. METHODS: A case cohort study (n=543) was conducted within an HIV surveillance dataset of mobile van testing users with at least two HIV tests between September 2004 and August 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland...
September 12, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891716/implementation-of-a-county-township-village-allied-hiv-prevention-and-control-intervention-in-rural-china
#5
Jun Yu, Yi Zhang, Junjun Jiang, Qinglin Lu, Bingyu Liang, Deping Liu, Keyong Fang, Jiegang Huang, Yang He, Chuanyi Ning, Yanyan Liao, Jingzhen Lai, Wudi Wei, Fengxiang Qin, Li Ye, Wenkui Geng, Hao Liang
In China, rural areas are a weak link of HIV/AIDS prevention and control. From September 2011, an innovative "county-township-village" allied intervention was implemented in Longzhou County, Guangxi, which assigned the tasks of HIV/AIDS prevention and control to the county Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), township hospitals, and village clinics, respectively, instead of traditional intervention in which the county CDC undertook the entire work. A 6-year consecutive cross-sectional survey, including 3-year traditional intervention (2009-2011) and 3-year innovative intervention (2012-2014), was conducted to evaluate the effects of the new intervention...
September 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890504/an-alarmingly-high-proportion-of-anti-retroviral-drugs-resistant-hiv-1-infection-among-high-risk-groups-in-central-vietnam-a-sub-study-of-the-national-sentinel-survey
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Hung Thai Do, Dong Thanh Nguyen, Lan Anh Thi Nguyen, Duong Huy Do, Huy Xuan Le, Xuan Mai Thi Trinh, Hong Vy Nu Ton, Ikumi Sawada, Noriko Kitamura, Nhat Minh Le, Keisuke Yoshihara, Thu Huong Thi Phan, Chien Trong Bui, Koya Ariyoshi, Lay Myint Yoshida
We investigated the prevalence of HIV drug resistance among high risk groups such as injecting drug user (IDU), female sex worker (FSW) and men having sex with men (MSM) in central Vietnam. We used HIV positive samples from 2012-2013 sentinel surveillance surveys. Study subjects were screened for HIV infection by standardized screening assays and the positive samples were further tested for HIV viral load and drug resistant mutations by in-house assays. Drug resistant mutations (DRMs) were determined using the Stanford University online sequence analysis tool...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878895/social-determinants-and-risk-behaviors-associated-with-prevalent-hepatitis-c-and-hiv-hcv-co-infection-among-male-injection-drug-users-in-nepal
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Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal, Sameer Mani Dixit
BACKGROUND: Nepal is facing double burden of injecting drug use and HIV, yet the problem of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has not been so well addressed, where there is large population known to be at risk for HCV. This study assessed the prevalence of HCV infection and HIV/HCV co-infection among male injection drug users (IDUs) in Nepal and identified factors associated with infection. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys in 2015 aimed to sample 1045 male IDUs in the Kathmandu valley, Pokhara Valley and Eastern Terai districts of Nepal...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870186/knowledge-attitude-and-status-of-nitrite-inhalant-use-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-tianjin-china
#8
Zheng Zhang, Li Zhang, Feng Zhou, Zhen Li, Jie Yang
BACKGROUND: Nitrite inhalants have become popular as recreational drugs among the homosexual population in some developed countries since the 1980s. These drugs, also called RUSH in China, have become attractive among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) in the past few years. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to understand the knowledge, attitude, and status of nitrite inhalant use among Chinese MSM. METHODS: The study participants were recruited from Tianjin, China between April and August 2012...
September 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861513/prevalence-and-correlates-of-cannabis-use-in-outpatients-with-serious-mental-illness-receiving-treatment-for-alcohol-use-disorders
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Jordan Skalisky, Emily Leickly, Oladunni Oluwoye, Sterling M McPherson, Debra Srebnik, John M Roll, Richard K Ries, Michael G McDonell
Introduction: People with serious mental illness (SMI) use cannabis more than any other illicit drug. Cannabis use is associated with increased psychotic symptoms and is highly comorbid with alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Despite the national trend toward decriminalization, little is known about the prevalence, correlates, and impact of cannabis use on those with SMI receiving treatment for substance use disorders, a group at high risk for the negative effects of cannabis use. Methods: In this secondary data analysis, cannabis use prevalence, correlates, and impact on treatment outcomes were examined in 121 adults with cooccurring SMI and AUDs receiving outpatient addiction treatment in a randomized trial of contingency management (CM) for alcohol...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852677/the-effect-of-smallpox-and-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination-on-the-risk-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infection-in-guinea-bissau-and-denmark
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Andreas Rieckmann, Marie Villumsen, Mette Lundsby Jensen, Henrik Ravn, Zacarias J da Silva, Signe Sørup, Jennifer Lyn Baker, Amabélia Rodrigues, Christine Stabell Benn, Adam E Roth, Peter Aaby
BACKGROUND: The live smallpox and Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccinations have been associated with better adult survival in both Guinea-Bissau and Denmark. In Guinea-Bissau, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 became an important cause of death after smallpox vaccination was phased out globally in 1980. We hypothesised that smallpox and BCG vaccinations were associated with a lower prevalence of HIV-1 infection, and we tested this hypothesis in both Guinea-Bissau and Denmark. METHODS: We conducted 2 studies: (1) a cross-sectional study of HIV infection and vaccination scars in Guinea-Bissau including 1751 individuals and (2) a case-base study with a background population of 46239 individuals in Denmark...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852017/prognosis-of-hiv-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-according-to-cd4-counts-a-long-term-follow-up-study-in-yunnan-china
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Li Ren, Juan Li, Shiyi Zhou, Xueshan Xia, Zhenrong Xie, Pan Liu, Yu Xu, Yuan Qian, Huifeng Zhang, Litang Ma, Qiuwei Pan, Kunhua Wang
We aim to evaluate the overall survival and associated risk factors for HIV-infected Chinese patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). 2517 patients receiving ART between 2006 and 2016 were prospectively enrolled in Yunnan province. Kaplan-Meier analyses and Cox proportional hazard regression analyses were performed. 216/2517 patients died during a median 17.5 (interquartile range [IQR] 6.8-33.2) months of follow-up. 82/216 occurred within 6 months of starting ART. Adjusted hazard ratios were10.69 (95%CI 2...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847056/-characteristics-of-hiv-seropositive-cases-and-related-high-risk-behaviors-in-a-community-in-yunnan-province-2012-2015
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Z Y Zhang, M Y Xiao, L R Fu, J Niu, X H Li, L J Song, H B Luo
Objective: To understand the characteristics of newly detected HIV infection cases and related high risk behaviors in the areas with high HIIV infection prevalence in Yunnan province. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted with census method during January to March 2016 among newly detected HIV infected persons in Dehong, Honghe, Lincang and Dali prefectures in Yunnan during 2012-2015. Results: Among 451 HIV seropositive cases, the major transmission route of HIV was heterosexual contact, accounting for 92...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845268/a2%C3%A2-hiv-transmission-networks-among-injection-drug-users-in-pakistan
#13
Francois Cholette, John Ho, Hillary McCoubrey, Kiana Kadivar, Laura Thompson, James Blanchard, Faran Emmanuel, James Brooks, John Kim, Paul Sandstrom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832818/-sex-workers-and-public-health-intersections-vulnerabilities-and-resistance
#14
Alexandra Oliveira, Luís Fernandes
Since the 19th century with syphilis and most recently with AIDS, sex workers have been seen as a means for disease transmission and a public health problem that requires intervention. However, researchers have shown that in Western countries, HIV rates in people involved in commercial sex are low, except for in specific groups, such as intravenous drug users. Moreover, the risks faced by sex workers due to stigmatization and other forms of violence have been put into evidence. Based on an urban ethnography with street sex workers carried out in Porto (Portugal), between 2004 and 2005, this article discusses the social, labor, and legal vulnerabilities affecting people involved in commercial sex and how these interfere with their health...
April 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825524/the-female-crack-users-higher-rates-of-social-vulnerability-in-brazil
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Tais Veronica Cardoso Vernaglia, Tatiana Henrique Leite, Sibele Faller, Flavio Pechansky, Felix Henrique Paim Kessler, Marcelo Santos Cruz, Brazilian Crack Group
Female crack users who sought treatment is a hard to find part of the population. We studied socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of crack users undergoing treatment in psychosocial care centers for alcohol and other drugs in six Brazilian cities. We carried out a cross-sectional study of 816 crack users and collected data with the Addiction Severity Index. Women were more likely to be in vulnerable situations: had worst levels of education, were not receiving money enough to their basic needs; more likely to be HIV positive (10...
August 21, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814336/risk-behaviour-determinants-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-stockholm-sweden-over-a-10-year-period-from-2002-to-2012
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Niklas Karlsson, Michele Santacatterina, Kerstin Käll, Maria Hägerstrand, Susanne Wallin, Torsten Berglund, Anna Mia Ekström
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) frequently engage in injection risk behaviours exposing them to blood-borne infections. Understanding the underlying causes that drive various types and levels of risk behaviours is important to better target preventive interventions. METHODS: A total of 2150 PWID in Swedish remand prisons were interviewed between 2002 and 2012. Questions on socio-demographic and drug-related variables were asked in relation to the following outcomes: Having shared injection drug solution and having lent out or having received already used drug injection equipment within a 12 month recall period...
August 16, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814121/perceptions-of-iranian-female-drug-users-toward-hiv-testing-a-qualitative-content-analysis
#17
Mansoureh Jamshidimanesh, Effat Merghati Khoie, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Afsaneh Keramat, Mohammad Hassan Emamian
BACKGROUND: Drug-dependent women are the vulnerable population deprived of access to health services and also have particular relevance to public health perspective because they are important bridge population for driving HIV/AIDS epidemic. This qualitative study aimed to explore the perception of drug-dependent women regarding HIV testing. METHODS: In this qualitative study, we approached 23 women with substance use disorders in 2 of the selected drop-in centers in the south Tehran...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800503/intravenous-heroin-use-in-haiphong-vietnam-need-for-comprehensive-care-including-methamphetamine-use-related-interventions
#18
Laurent Michel, Don C Des Jarlais, Huong Duong Thi, Oanh Khuat Thi Hai, Khuê Pham Minh, Marianne Peries, Roselyne Vallo, Thanh Nham Thi Tuyet, Giang Hoang Thi, Mai Le Sao, Jonathan Feelemyer, Vinh Vu Hai, Jean-Pierre Moles, Didier Laureillard, Nicolas Nagot
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe patterns among people who inject drugs (PWID), risk-related behaviours and access to methadone treatment, in order to design a large-scale intervention aiming to end the HIV epidemic in Haiphong, Vietnam. METHODS: A respondent-driven sampling (RDS) survey was first conducted to identify profiles of drug use and HIV risk-related behaviour among PWID. A sample of PWID was then included in a one-year cohort study to describe access to methadone treatment and associated factors...
August 2, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797967/multipurpose-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-electrospun-fibers-for-the-prevention-of-hiv-1-and-hsv-2-infections-in-vitro
#19
Kevin M Tyo, Hung R Vuong, Danial A Malik, Lee B Sims, Houda Alatassi, Jinghua Duan, Walter H Watson, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
Sexually transmitted infections affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1 and -2) and herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) remain incurable, urging the development of new prevention strategies. While current prophylactic technologies are dependent on strict user adherence to achieve efficacy, there is a dearth of delivery vehicles that provide discreet and convenient administration, combined with prolonged-delivery of active agents. To address these needs, we created electrospun fibers (EFs) comprised of FDA-approved polymers, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and poly(DL-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL), to provide sustained-release and in vitro protection against HIV-1 and HSV-2...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797018/editorial-atrocity-in-the-philippines-how-rodrigo-duterte-s-war-on-drug-users-may-exacerbate-the-burgeoning-hiv-epidemic
#20
Julia C Dombrowski, Jimmy Dorabjee, Steffanie A Strathdee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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