HIV

Publication Title: 
AIDS care

Chronic pain occurs in as many as 85% of individuals with HIV and is associated with substantial functional impairment. Little guidance is available for HIV providers seeking to address their patients' chronic pain. We conducted a systematic review to identify clinical trials and observational studies that examined the impact of pharmacologic or non-pharmacologic interventions on pain and/or functional outcomes among HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain in high-development countries. Eleven studies met inclusion criteria and were mostly low or very low quality.

Author(s): 
Merlin, Jessica S.
Bulls, Hailey W.
Vucovich, Lee A.
Edelman, E. Jennifer
Starrels, Joanna L.
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology

BACKGROUND: Patients with thalassemia major are largely transfusion dependent and are thus exposed to a variety of risks such as transmission of infectious diseases, iron overload and alloimmunization. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of human immune deficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and red cell antibodies among multiple-transfused thalassemic patients in and around the national capital region.

Author(s): 
Makroo, Raj Nath
Arora, Jatinder Singh
Chowdhry, Mohit
Bhatia, Aakanksha
Thakur, Uday Kumar
Minimol, Antony
Publication Title: 
Health (London, England: 1997)

A discursive-materialist framework of agency asserts the mutual constitution of agency within cultural discursive, economic, and embodied material structures. Understanding how HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the Philippines negotiate agency vis-a-vis wider social structures, we utilized Foucault's care of the self to locate agency in relationships with the self, others, and the broader world.

Author(s): 
Canoy, Nico A.
Ofreneo, Mira Alexis P.
Publication Title: 
Health Promotion International

Male participation in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV has been determined as one of the key factors in sub-Saharan African countries, but its realization is challenging because of male-related and institutional factors. The purpose of this study is two-fold: first, we explored the views of Luba-Kasai men, living in Zambia in the Lusaka Province, on the factors that encourage, inconvenience or inhibit them in accompanying their wives to the antenatal clinic and their ideas to improve their experience.

Author(s): 
Auvinen, Jaana
Kylm‰, Jari
V‰lim‰ki, Maritta
Bweupe, Max
Suominen, Tarja
Publication Title: 
Culture, Health & Sexuality

Men who have sex with men account for a disproportionate burden of HIV incidence in the USA. Although much research has examined the drivers of sexual risk-taking, the emotional contexts in which men make sexual decisions has received little attention. In this three-phase, 10-week longitudinal qualitative study involving 25 gay and bisexual men, we used timeline-based interviews and quantitative web-based diaries about sexual and/or dating partners to examine how emotions influence HIV risk perceptions and sexual decision-making.

Author(s): 
Goldenberg, Tamar
Finneran, Catherine
Andes, Karen L.
Stephenson, Rob
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health

The last 20 years have seen a proliferation of research, spurred by the imperatives of the HIV epidemic and reportedly high rates of gender-based violence, on heterosexual practices in the South African context. Research has focused on how poverty, age and gender within specific cultural contexts shape sexual agency and provide a context for unequal, coercive and violent practices for young women.

Author(s): 
Shefer, Tamara
Publication Title: 
AIDS care

The aims of this study were to examine differences in self-schemas between persons living with HIV/AIDS with and without depressive symptoms, and the degree to which these self-schemas predict depressive symptoms in this population. Self-schemas are beliefs about oneself and include self-esteem, HIV symptom management self-efficacy, and self-compassion. Beck's cognitive theory of depression guided the analysis of data from a sample of 1766 PLHIV from the USA and Puerto Rico. Sixty-five percent of the sample reported depressive symptoms. These symptoms were significantly (p ?

Author(s): 
Eller, L. S.
Rivero-Mendez, M.
Voss, J.
Chen, W.-T.
Chaiphibalsarisdi, P.
Iipinge, S.
Johnson, M. O.
Portillo, C. J.
Corless, I. B.
Sullivan, K.
Tyer-Viola, L.
Kemppainen, J.
Rose, C. Dawson
Sefcik, E.
Nokes, K.
Phillips, J. C.
Kirksey, K.
Nicholas, P. K.
Wantland, D.
Holzemer, W. L.
Webel, A. R.
Brion, J. M.
Publication Title: 
Vaccine

Efficacy studies of investigational HIV vaccines require enrollment of individuals at 'high risk' for HIV. This paper examines participation in HIV vaccine trials among women at 'high risk' for HIV acquisition. In-depth interviews were conducted with 17 African-American women who use crack cocaine and/or exchange sex for money/drugs to elicit attitudes toward medical research and motivators and deterrents to HIV vaccine trial participation. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed; data were coded and compiled into themes.

Author(s): 
Voytek, Chelsea D.
Jones, Kevin T.
Metzger, David S.
Publication Title: 
AIDS care

The informed consent process (ICP) for HIV vaccine trials poses unique challenges and would benefit from improvements to its historically based structure and format. Here, we propose a theoretical framework that provides a basis for systematically evaluating and addressing these challenges. The proposed framework follows a linear pathway, starting with the precondition of voluntariness, three main variables of valid decision-making (competency, provision of information and understanding) and then the consequential outcome of either refusal or consent to participate.

Author(s): 
Lewis, Cindi A.
Dewhurst, Stephen
McMahon, James M.
Bunce, Catherine A.
Keefer, Michael C.
Alio, Amina P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Addictive Diseases

The altruism and/or solidarity of people who inject drugs helps protect sex and drug partners from HIV. Research has been hindered by lack of measures. We developed and administered scales to assess them to 300 people who inject drugs. Altruism and Solidarity Scales were both internally consistent. Each correlated significantly with measures of helping others. These measures appear reliable and valid.

Author(s): 
Friedman, Samuel R.
Pouget, Enrique R.
Sandoval, Milagros
Jones, Yolanda
Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.
Mateu-Gelabert, Pedro

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