4,025 results match your criteria AIDS and behavior[Journal]


Economic, Mental Health, HIV Prevention and HIV Treatment Impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Response on a Global Sample of Cisgender Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 11. Epub 2020 Jul 11.

LGBT Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA.

There is an urgent need to measure the impacts of COVID-19 among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). We conducted a cross-sectional survey with a global sample of gay men and other MSM (n = 2732) from April 16, 2020 to May 4, 2020, through a social networking app. We characterized the economic, mental health, HIV prevention and HIV treatment impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 response, and examined whether sub-groups of our study population are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02969-0DOI Listing

Development and Validation of a Sociodemographic and Behavioral Characteristics-Based Risk-Score Algorithm for Targeting HIV Testing Among Adults in Kenya.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya, KEMRI Campus, P.O. Box 606, Nairobi, 00621, Kenya.

To inform targeted HIV testing, we developed and externally validated a risk-score algorithm that incorporated behavioral characteristics. Outpatient data from five health facilities in western Kenya, comprising 19,458 adults ≥ 15 years tested for HIV from September 2017 to May 2018, were included in univariable and multivariable analyses used for algorithm development. Data for 11,330 adults attending one high-volume facility were used for validation. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02962-7DOI Listing

CDC's Community-Based Organization Behavioral Outcomes Project: Perspectives for Researchers, Implementers and Funders.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 9. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Behavioral interventions have been a crucial tool for the prevention of HIV transmission since early in the epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funding for evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBIs) at health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) since 2004. From 2006 to 2015, CDC funded 25 CBOs to evaluate one or more of seven EBIs designed to prevent HIV through the Community-based Organization Behavioral Outcomes Project (CBOP) as implemented outside of a research setting. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02970-7DOI Listing

Combination HIV Prevention Strategies Among Montreal Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in the PrEP Era: A Latent Class Analysis.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 9. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became publicly available in Quebec for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in 2013. We used baseline data from Engage, a cohort of GBM recruited by respondent-driven sampling, to examine patterns of combination HIV prevention use among Montreal GBM since PrEP became available. Latent class analysis, stratified by HIV status, was used to categorize GBM by self-reported use of biomedical and behavioural prevention strategies. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02965-4DOI Listing

Factors Associated with Preferred Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Dosing Regimen Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Real-World Settings: A Mixed-Effect Model Analysis.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

When provided with both choices of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in MSM, men may choose to use either method based on their sexual practice. The study objective was to describe the switches between dosing regimens and identify factors that predict choice of a dosing regimen among MSM. We performed a multi-center, observational, prospective PrEP cohort study conducted at three study sites in Taiwan between January 2018 and March 2019. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02964-5DOI Listing

Family Contextual Factors are Differentially Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Boys and Girls with Perinatally Acquired HIV.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Youth with perinatally acquired HIV (PHIV) are at risk for depressive symptoms, which are associated with a range of adverse outcomes. Although family contextual factors associated with depressive symptoms differ among boys and girls without PHIV, it is unclear whether this is also the case among youth with PHIV. Participants included 314 youth with PHIV (M = 12. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02966-3DOI Listing

Disclosure, Social Support, and Mental Health are Modifiable Factors Affecting Engagement in Care of Perinatally-HIV Infected Adolescents: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV in South Africa face significant barriers to successful transition from pediatric to adult care. We performed in-depth qualitative interviews with 41 adolescents living with HIV and 18 of their caregivers to investigate modifiable factors to improve engagement in care prior to transition to adult care. Based on dyadic, inductive content analysis, findings suggest that HIV status disclosure, social support, and mental health are targets for improvement in engagement in care. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02968-1DOI Listing

Starting or Switching to an Integrase Inhibitor-Based Regimen Affects PTSD Symptoms in Women with HIV.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street/ Meyer 6-113, Baltimore, MD, 21287-7613, USA.

As the use of Integrase inhibitor (INSTI)-class antiretroviral medications becomes more common to maintain long-term viral suppression, early reports suggest the potential for CNS side-effects when starting or switching to an INSTI-based regimen. In a population already at higher risk for developing mood and anxiety disorders, these drugs may have significant effects on PTSD scale symptom scores, particularly in women with HIV (WWH). A total of 551 participants were included after completing ≥ 1 WIHS study visits before and after starting/switching to an INSTI-based ART regimen. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02967-2DOI Listing

HIV Stigma and Its Associations with Longitudinal Health Outcomes Among Persons Living with HIV with a History of Unhealthy Alcohol Use.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

This study examined the demographic and clinical correlates of HIV stigma and evaluated how HIV stigma was associated with physical and mental health outcomes one year later in a primary-care based cohort of persons living with HIV (PLHIV; N = 584). HIV stigma was measured using a modified Berger HIV stigma scale, which includes four subscales: (1) personalized stigma; (2) disclosure concerns; (3) negative self-image; and (4) concerns around public attitudes towards PLHIV. Physical and mental health were assessed using the 12-item short form survey (SF-12). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02963-6DOI Listing

Alcohol Use and Antiretroviral Adherence Among Patients Living with HIV: Is Change in Alcohol Use Associated with Change in Adherence?

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul 2. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D), Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered Value-Driven Care, Veteran Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S. Columbian Way, S-152, Seattle, WA, 98108, USA.

Alcohol use increases non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among persons living with HIV (PLWH). Dynamic longitudinal associations are understudied. Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) data 2/1/2008-7/31/16 were used to fit linear regression models estimating changes in adherence (% days with ART medication fill) associated with changes in alcohol use based on annual clinically-ascertained AUDIT-C screening scores (range - 12 to + 12, 0 = no change) adjusting for demographics and initial adherence. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02950-xDOI Listing

Learning from People with HIV: Their Insights are Critical to Our Response to the Intersecting COVID-19 and HIV Pandemics in Africa.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 30. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Center for Global Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, 402 East 67th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY, 10021, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02955-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7325644PMC

Is Social Isolation Related to Emotion Dysregulation and Retention in Care Among Older Persons Living with HIV?

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 30. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Retention in care is important in managing HIV among older persons living with HIV (PLWH). We used Theory of Loneliness-loneliness affects emotion-regulatory processes which lead to dysfunctional health behaviors-to test whether social isolation is related to retention in care either directly or indirectly through emotion dysregulation in older PLWH (≥ 50 years of age; N = 144). Retention in care was defined as the proportion of attended scheduled medical visits; visit data were collected prospectively over 12 months from electronic medical records. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02957-4DOI Listing

Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings from the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 30. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

We conducted a discrete choice experiment (DCE) and quantified preferences for HIV testing among South African youth (Nov 2018 to Mar 2019). Six attributes and levels were identified through qualitative methods: source of HIV information; incentive amount and type; social support; testing method; and location. Each participant chose one of two options that comprised six attributes across 18 questions. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02960-9DOI Listing

Rapid Uptake of Home-Based HIV Self-testing During Social Distancing for SARS-CoV2 Infection in Oregon.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 27. Epub 2020 Jun 27.

Building Health Online Communities, San Francisco, CA, USA.

We implemented a pilot home HIV self-testing program one week after a stay-home order for SARS-CoV2 was enacted in Oregon. We advertised the program on a geospatial networking app and community partner websites targeting men who have sex with men; nine percent of web visits resulted in an order. Over 70% of the kits initially allotted to the program were ordered in the first 24 h of launch. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02959-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7320648PMC

Identifying Implementation Strategies That Address Barriers and Facilitate Implementation of Digital Interventions in HIV Primary Care Settings: Results from the Pilot Implementation of Positive Health Check.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 27. Epub 2020 Jun 27.

RTI International, 119 S. Main St., Suite 220, Seattle, WA, 98104, USA.

We used the 1-month pilot implementation of Positive Health Check, a brief web-based video counseling intervention that supports patients with HIV attending HIV primary care clinics, to exemplify how studying implementation strategies earlier in the evidence-generation process can improve implementation outcomes in later pragmatic trials. We identified how implementation strategies were operationalized and the barriers and facilitators these strategies addressed using multiple data sources, including adapted implementation procedures and weekly structured interviews conducted with 9 key stakeholders in 4 HIV primary care clinics. Nineteen of 73 discrete implementation strategies for clinical innovations were used in the pilot implementation of Positive Health Check. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02944-9DOI Listing

AIDS Activism and Coronavirus Vaccine Challenge Trials.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 26. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02953-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319218PMC

Persistent Disparities in Smoking Rates Among PLWH Compared to the General Population in Philadelphia, 2009-2014.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 26. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Despite reductions in smoking rates in the general population, little is known about recent smoking trends among people living with HIV (PLWH). We compared the risk for smoking and temporal trends in smoking among PLWH and the general population in the Philadelphia metropolitan area between 2009 and 2014. We used weighted logistic regression to assess the relation between HIV and smoking, and examined temporal smoking trends. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02952-9DOI Listing

A Tale of Two Cities: Exploring the Role of Race/Ethnicity and Geographic Setting on PrEP Use Among Adolescent Cisgender MSM.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 25. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could substantially reduce the risk of HIV acquisition among adolescent cisgender men who have sex with men (cisMSM), various barriers faced by people of color, particularly within the southern region of the U.S., may lead to racial disparities in the utilization of PrEP. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02951-wDOI Listing

Applying the Popular Opinion Leader Intervention for HIV to COVID-19.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 25. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02954-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7316348PMC

Preferences and Acceptability of Vaginal Delivery Forms for HIV Prevention Among Women, Male Partners and Key Informants in South Africa and Zimbabwe: Qualitative Findings.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 25. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Women's Global Health Imperative, RTI International, San Francisco, CA, USA.

The attributes of an HIV microbicide may affect its acceptability, uptake and use. Quatro, a clinical study with a qualitative component, was conducted to elicit input from end-users and key informants (KIs) on four different placebo vaginal microbicide delivery forms; fast dissolving insert, ring, film and gel. In-depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with young women, their male partners and KIs, to explore acceptability and preferences of the four placebo products, with the intention of improving product attributes, adherence, and consequently, long term effectiveness. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02949-4DOI Listing

"She Just Told Me Not To Cry": A Qualitative Study of Experiences of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Among Pregnant Women Living with HIV in Tanzania.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 310 Trent Drive, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.

HIV testing and counseling (HTC) in antenatal care is extremely effective at identifying women living with HIV and linking them to HIV care. However, retention is suboptimal in this population. We completed qualitative interviews with 24 pregnant women living with HIV in Tanzania to explore perceptions of HTC. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02946-7DOI Listing

Examining Correlates of Pre-ART and Early ART Adherence to Identify Key Factors Influencing Adherence Readiness.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Long Beach Education and Research Consultants, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Although current standard of care for HIV typically involves immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), most patients can benefit from first assessing adherence readiness and addressing any barriers to optimal adherence. A sample of 176 HIV patients planning to start ART enrolled in a controlled trial of an adherence intervention that was based on the Information Motivation and Behavioral skills (IMB) model of health behavior. We examined correlates of multiple adherence readiness measures, as well as electronically measured early ART adherence, to identify variables most important for readiness to adhere well at the start of treatment. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02947-6DOI Listing

Enacted HIV-Related Stigma's Association with Anxiety & Depression Among People Living with HIV (PLWH) in Florida.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 20. Epub 2020 Jun 20.

Department of Epidemiology, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St. AHC5-505, Miami, FL, 33199, USA.

Research has shown that HIV-related stigma contributes to people living with HIV having a higher risk of mental health disorders. Our study examines the association between enacted HIV-related stigma and symptoms of anxiety and depression among PLWH. We used baseline data from 932 PLWH collected from the Florida Cohort study between 2014 and 2018. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02948-5DOI Listing

Correction to: Ugandan Study Participants Experience Electronic Monitoring of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence as Welcomed Pressure to Adhere.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jul;24(7):2227-2228

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error. The authors would like to correct the error with this erratum. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02943-wDOI Listing

Presence of Older Adolescents in the Household is Associated with Depressive Symptoms Among Women Living with HIV in Kenya.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 12. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya.

The objective of this study was to determine the association between the number of adolescents in a household and depressive symptoms among adult caregivers living with HIV. We examined cross-sectional baseline data among adults enrolled in the Shamba Maisha multisectoral agricultural intervention (n = 705) in the Nyanza region of Kenya (NCT02815579). Each additional adolescent 15-19 years in a household was associated with a 1. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02942-xDOI Listing

How to Have Sex in an Epidemic Redux: Reinforcing HIV Prevention in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 4. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02940-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7271640PMC

Antiretroviral Adherence, Drug Resistance, and the Impact of Social Determinants of Health in HIV-1 Patients in the US.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road, Titusville, NJ, 08560, USA.

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is critical to achieving viral suppression. However, social determinants of health (SDoH) can undermine patient adherence to ART, resulting in drug resistance that compromises future treatment options. We assessed ART adherence and HIV-1 drug resistance at the national and state levels in the US and investigated their associations with SDoH and other HIV-related outcomes. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02937-8DOI Listing

When Home is Not a Safe Place: Impacts of Social Distancing Directives on Women Living with HIV.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Burnaby, Canada, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C, V5A 1S6, Canada.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02941-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7266420PMC

COVID-19 Lockdowns: Impact on Facility-Based HIV Testing and the Case for the Scaling Up of Home-Based Testing Services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

AIDS Behav 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 4001, South Africa.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02939-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7265663PMC

Systematic Review of Interventions to Reduce HIV Risk Among Men Who Purchase Sex in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Outcomes, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities for Future Interventions.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Level 6 Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia.

Along with other partners of key population groups, men who purchase sex (MWPS) contributed to around 18% of new reported HIV cases in 2018 among people aged 15-49 years worldwide. A systematic review was performed to evaluate interventions conducted to reduce HIV risk among MWPS in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A comprehensive search of studies published in Embase, Medline, Global Health, Scopus, and Cinahl was performed. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02915-0DOI Listing

Covid-19 and Gender in LMICs: Potential Lessons from HIV Pandemic.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 25. Epub 2020 May 25.

Medical University of Varna, 55 Marin Drinov Street, Varna, 9000, Bulgaria.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02932-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7246961PMC

COVID-19 and Hidden Housing Vulnerabilities: Implications for Health Equity, New Haven, Connecticut.

AIDS Behav 2020 07;24(7):2007-2008

Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC, NW, 20016, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02921-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7245628PMC

Practices and Obstacles to Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling (PITC) Among Healthcare Providers in Côte d'Ivoire.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 24. Epub 2020 May 24.

Centre Population et Développement (UMR 196 Paris Descartes - IRD), SageSud (ERL INSERM 1244), Institut de Recherche Pour Le Développement, Paris, France.

Practices of Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling (PITC) remains suboptimal in Côte d'Ivoire. The aim of this survey was to identify the practices and obstacles to PITC among healthcare professionals in Côte d'Ivoire. A nationally representative cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2018 by telephone among three separate samples of midwives, nurses and physicians practicing in Côte d'Ivoire. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02923-0DOI Listing

Patient-Reported Outcomes in ATLAS and FLAIR Participants on Long-Acting Regimens of Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine Over 48 Weeks.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 23. Epub 2020 May 23.

ViiV Healthcare, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9GS, Middlesex, UK.

The phase 3 ATLAS and FLAIR studies demonstrated that maintenance with Long-Acting (LA) intramuscular cabotegravir and rilpivirine is non-inferior in efficacy to current antiretroviral (CAR) oral therapy. Both studies utilized Patient-Reported Outcome instruments to measure treatment satisfaction (HIVTSQ) and acceptance (ACCEPT general domain), health status (SF-12), injection tolerability/acceptance (PIN), and treatment preference. In pooled analyses, LA-treated patients (n = 591) demonstrated greater mean improvements from baseline than the CAR group (n = 591) in treatment satisfaction (Week 44, + 3. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02929-8DOI Listing

Australian Gay and Bisexual Men Who Use Condoms, PrEP or Rarely Practise HIV Risk Reduction with Casual Sex Partners: An Analysis of National, Behavioural Surveillance Data, 2017-2018.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia.

Recent increases in the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) internationally have widened the range of HIV prevention strategies available to gay and bisexual men. This paper aimed to quantify the use of different risk reduction strategies and compare characteristics of men who rarely use any strategies with those who regularly use condoms or PrEP. Using national cross-sectional data from the Gay Community Periodic Surveys in Australia, comparisons were made between regular condom users (37. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02928-9DOI Listing

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Texting Intervention to Maintain Sexual Risk Reduction with Clients Among Female Sex Workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Mobile phone technology may help sustain reductions in HIV/STI transmission risk behaviors among female sex workers (FSWs). We examined the efficacy of a text messaging intervention designed to maintain behavioral improvements in safer sex practices among 602 FSWs in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. We hypothesized that FSWs who received brief risk reduction counseling and theory-based safer sex maintenance text messages over a 24-month period would have fewer incident HIV/STIs and report greater maintenance of safer sex practices compared to FSWs who received counseling and texts on maintaining general health. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02930-1DOI Listing

Disinformation, Misinformation and Inequality-Driven Mistrust in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons Unlearned from AIDS Denialism.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02925-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241063PMC

Clinical Care, Research, and Telehealth Services in the Era of Social Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19.

AIDS Behav 2020 07;24(7):2000-2002

University of Chicago, and Medical Director 55th Street Clinic, Howard Brown Health Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02924-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241061PMC

COVID-19, Telemedicine, and Patient Empowerment in HIV Care and Research.

AIDS Behav 2020 07;24(7):1990-1993

Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02926-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241062PMC

Psychometric Data Linking Across HIV and Substance Use Cohorts.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Psychometric data linking of psychological and behavioral questionnaires can facilitate the harmonization of data across HIV and substance use cohorts. Using data from the Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO), we demonstrate how to capitalize on previous linking work with a common linked depression metric across multiple questionnaires. Cohorts were young men who have sex with men (MSM), substance-using MSM, HIV/HCV cocaine users, and HIV-positive patients. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02883-5DOI Listing

Internalized HIV Stigma and Pain among Women with HIV in the United States: The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptoms.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Department of Psychology, University of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Pain is common in women with HIV, though little research has focused on psychosocial experiences contributing to pain in this population. In the present study we examined whether internalized HIV stigma predicts pain, and whether depressive symptoms mediate this relationship among women with HIV. Data were drawn from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), for 1,364 women with HIV who completed three study visits between 2015 and 2016. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02919-wDOI Listing

Personalized Cognitive Counseling Reduces Drinking Expectancy Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Lima, Peru: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

AIDS Behav 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

South American Program in HIV Prevention Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Personalized cognitive counseling (PCC) is an evidence-based intervention designed to modify HIV-related risk behavior. We assessed the impact of PCC on sexual behavior, drinking expectancy, and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a 6-month randomized controlled trial among 153 HIV-uninfected men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru. Study retention was ≥ 90%, with three HIV infections (3 Control) and 19 cases of GC/CT (10 Control, 9 PCC) at 6 months. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02882-6DOI Listing