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Research indicates that being incarcerated adversely affects disease progression and overall health status. Because HIV infection is a growing problem among prison populations in the United States, understanding how incarceration affects HIV-related survival patterns is critical. The present...
In a study to examine the coping styles and quality of life of nonparental caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS, 25 nonparental caregivers used confrontive coping most often and passive and emotive coping much less often. The two most frequently used coping styles were prayer and efforting to...
This study investigated whether HIV-positive men who seek confidential versus anonymous HIV counseling and testing differ in demographic variables, risk behaviors, return rates for posttest appointments, and agreement to partner notification. Ï° 2 tests were not statistically significant for...
To evaluate the natural history and the impact that different strategies have had on HIV infection and its associated conditions, a cohort of 970 patients (432 had AIDS) who had been seen over a period of 13 years were studied. The incidence of new HIV-infected patients had increased steadily...
Provider referral and contact referral are two established means to provide notification of contagious, but treatable diseases, as has been done for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., syphilis). Because AIDS is at this time an incurable disease, programs of notification have...
Selected periodontopathic bacteria were sought in 20 HIV-infected English patients and eight noninfected control subjects with similar periodontal status, using highly specific DNA probes. Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (A. a), Porphyromonas gingivalis, Campylobacter rectus, Prevotella...
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a relatively infrequent complication seen in patients with AIDS. As with nonâHIV-infected individuals, upper GI bleeding is much more common than lower GI bleeding. In patients with AIDS, upper GI bleeding can result from etiologies related to underlying HIV...
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