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Exploring the Association Between Mobility and Access to HIV Services Among Female Sex Workers in Zimbabwe.

AIDS and Behavior

Female sex workers (FSW) face structural barriers to HIV-service access, however the effect of their mobility is uncertain. Using cross-sectional d...

Syphilis and HIV Co-infection in Mississippi: Implications for Control and Prevention.

AIDS and Behavior

Syphilis and HIV are important public health issues in the United States, especially in the southeastern region. This study aimed to determine and ...

Correlates of Durable Viral Suppression (DVS) Among Criminal Justice-involved (CJI) Black Men Living with HIV in Louisiana.

AIDS and Behavior

Durable viral suppression (DVS) is needed to reduce HIV transmission risk and prevent new HIV infections. We examined changes in viral suppression ...

Perspectives from Young South African and Zimbabwean Women on Attributes of Four (Placebo) Vaginal Microbicide Delivery Forms.

AIDS and Behavior

Incorporating end-user input into the design of new vaginal microbicides for women is key to optimizing their uptake, consistent use, and, ultimately, success in combatting the heterosexual HIV epidemic.

The Quatro Study assessed four placebo forms of vaginally inserted HIV-microbicides among young microbicide-naïve African women: on-demand film, insert and gel, and monthly ring. Participants randomly used each product for 1 month and provided product satisfaction ratings (1-5 scale), and opinions on product attributes and potential alternative designs. Qualitative data were collected through focus group discussions at study exit. Multivariable associations between attribute opinions and overall product rating were examined using Poisson regression models with robust standard errors to assess the attributes most influential to satisfaction.

Overall opinions of products and their individual attributes were generally positive; all products were rated either 4 or a 5 by ≥ 50% of participants. Attributes related to ease of use and interference with normal activities were the most salient predictors of satisfaction. Preferences for duration of use tended toward relatively shorter use periods for the ring (i.e., 1-3 months vs. 12 months) and for coitally independent dosing for the on-demand products.

How well a product fit in with participants' lifestyles was important to their overall satisfaction. For on-demand products, greater flexibility around timing of use was desired, to avoid coital dependency of the dosing.

A Cost and Cost-Threshold Analysis of Implementation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples.

AIDS and Behavior

To address gaps in the cost literature by estimating the cost of delivering an evidence-based HIV risk reduction intervention for HIV-serodiscordan...

Moderating Factors in an Anti-stigma Intervention for African American Women with HIV in the United States: A Secondary Analysis of the UNITY Trial.

AIDS and Behavior

African American women experience higher rates of HIV than other women in the United States, and stigma has been identified as an important determi...

Fertility Intentions and Clinical Care Attendance Among Women Living with HIV in South Africa.

AIDS and Behavior

Poor HIV care retention impedes optimal treatment outcomes in persons living with HIV. Women trying to become pregnant may be motivated by periconc...

Factors Associated with PrEP Support and Disclosure Among YMSM and Transgender Individuals Assigned Male at Birth in Chicago.

AIDS and Behavior

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one of the best biomedical HIV prevention tools available. However, uptake, particularly in communities of men w...

Self-Reported Long-Term Antiretroviral Adherence: A Longitudinal Study Among HIV Infected Pregnant Women in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

AIDS and Behavior

We evaluate the impact of a multi-session cognitive behavioral prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) intervention on antiretroviral th...

Important Roles of Health Professionals in Maternal HIV Disclosure Among HIV-Infected Women in China.

AIDS and Behavior

Maternal HIV disclosure to children is beneficial for both mothers and children. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate the prevalen...

Associations Between Internalized HIV Stigma and Tobacco Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV: The Moderating Role of Future Orientations.

AIDS and Behavior

HIV stigma and future orientations impact the health of adolescents and young adults living with HIV (AYALWH); however, little is known about how t...

Who's that SMARTgirl? Reaching Cambodian Female Entertainment and Sex Workers with HIV Prevention Services.

AIDS and Behavior

Engagement in prevention services is crucial to reducing HIV risk among female entertainment and sex workers (FESW), and SMARTgirl is the national ...