The study developed and pilot-tested a PrEP screener for use in primary care clinics to help facilitate PrEP uptake. Findings suggest that brief HIV risk screening in primary care is acceptable, feasible, and shows preliminary effects in increasing PrEP referral rates.
Mar 5, 2021
A Pilot Test of Game Changers, a Social Network Intervention to Empower People with HIV to Be Prevention Advocates in Uganda
We developed and conducted a pilot test of Game Changers, a 6-session group-based intervention that aims to empower people with HIV to be agents for HIV prevention by initiating conversations about HIV with social network members.
Aug 7, 2020
Gearing Up for PrEP in the Middle East and North Africa: An Initial Look at Willingness to Take PrEP Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Beirut, Lebanon
These findings delineate a need and opportunity for public health researchers to work with Ministries of Health and policy makers to extend pre-exposure prophylaxis coverage and services to young men who have sex with men.
Apr 30, 2020
Sources of Resilience as Mediators of the Effect of Minority Stress on Stimulant Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
Minority Stress Theory proposes that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination facing sexual and racial minorities are stressors that lead to increased risk behaviors. This study examined whether minority stress is associated with stimulant use and sexual risk by depleting resiliencies.
Feb 6, 2020
Access to external funding and staff support are two important factors for the sustainability of substance use disorder treatment provision within primary care clinics.
Aug 24, 2018
Using Marijuana, Drinking Alcohol or a Combination of Both: The Association of Marijuana, Alcohol and Sexual Risk Behaviour Among Adolescents
Adolescents were who used both alcohol and marijuana or alcohol alone were more likely than others to report having both two or more sexual partners and condomless sex in the past month.
Mar 22, 2018
Barriers to Integrating the Continuum of Care for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders in Primary Care: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study
Some perceived barriers to implementing the continuum of care for opioid and alcohol use disorders in primary care clinics persist over time, but most barriers decreased.
Oct 13, 2017
Risk Perception, Sexual Behaviors, and PrEP Adherence Among Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Study
PrEP--pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-- reduces the risk of contracting HIV, but also provides potential psychological and social benefits such as reduced stigma towards HIV+ individuals and reduced anxiety about sex.
Jul 12, 2017
Conduct disorder is associated with risky sexual behavior among youth, but the specific behavior most strongly associated with conduct disorder is different for female and males.
Apr 27, 2017
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Substance Use Diagnoses, Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, and Treatment Initiation Among HIV-positive and HIV-negative Women in an Integrated Health Plan
HIV-positive women with substance use disorders are less likely than their HIV-negative counterparts to initiate treatment for substance abuse.
Nov 9, 2016
Demographic, Insurance, and Health Characteristics of Newly Enrolled HIV-positive Patients After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California
After key ACA provisions went into effect in 2014, enrollment of HIV-positive patients increased. Those newly enrolled in a large California health plan were more likely to be male, in a high-deductible plan, and to have better viral control.
Sep 13, 2016