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This study describes changes in the health behaviors of HIV+ gay men subsequent to the initiation of combination therapy. Fifty-nine men participated in a semistructured interview that elicited information about their safer sex, alcohol, and drug practices. Participants were asked about changes...
Social network research increasingly expands our understanding of the social environment of drug users' health risks, particularly those associated with the transmission of HIV, hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infectious diseases. Our study of the networks of drug users...
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the quality of published studies conducted in North America that assessed behavior change interventions to prevent HIV'AIDS among people ages 12–24 years. A search of the Medline, HealthStar, and AIDSLINE electronic databases was completed. English...
Background: Data are limited that examine circumstances of initiation and risk for HIV infection among Latino injecting-drug users (IDUs) in the United States. Methods: Baseline data were obtained from a cohort study of young (aged 18–29 years) IDUs residing in Harlem, New York City, conducted...
This study assesses the impact of personal and situational influences on condom use among establishment-based commercial sex workers (CSWs) in the Philippines. Prior research employing bivariate and multivariate statistics for item-level analyses identified situational factors as more important...
This paper attempts to better understand the dynamics of repeat HIV testing behavior. It suggests that different types of HIV risk dynamics characterize different types of repeat testers, and proposes a new set of alternatives to use to “triage” repeat testers for further intervention. Those...
Investigators have long focused on refining the accuracy of HIV risk assessment. One concern is that HIV risk measures either cover general risk behaviors or assess a few specific behaviors. We compared a standardized general measure (Risk for AIDS Behavior, RAB) and a recently developed...
This study describes the risk of intimate partner violence for women in a low-income, urban setting and the impact of violence on condom use. Partner-specific data were used to link partner characteristics with the measures of both abuse and condom use. Using the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales...
Even though men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to account for a high proportion of AIDS cases in Brazil, relatively few prevention programs have been designed for them. We developed, implemented, and measured the impact of such a program in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. This prospective cohort...
Factors that may influence engagement into a family–ecological psychosocial intervention and a nondirective psychosocial intervention designed for HIV+ asymptomatic women were examined. Participants were 136 HIV+ African American women. Participant characteristics and therapeutic alliance were...
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