Kenneth H Mayer

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Raltegravir, tenofovir DF, and emtricitabine for postexposure prophylaxis to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV: safety, tolerability, and adherence
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:354-9. 2012
  2. pmc Ongoing sexually transmitted disease acquisition and risk-taking behavior among US HIV-infected patients in primary care: implications for prevention interventions
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Brown University and Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:1-7. 2012
  3. pmc Unprotected sex, underestimated risk, undiagnosed HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men accessing testing services in a New England bathhouse
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:194-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Walking the line: stimulant use during sex and HIV risk behavior among Black urban MSM
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 110:30-7. 2010
  5. pmc Partner notification after STD and HIV exposures and infections: knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:111-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Sex parties among urban MSM: an emerging culture and HIV risk environment
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:305-18. 2011
  7. pmc Health care access and sexually transmitted infection screening frequency among at-risk Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Carey V Johnson
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland St, Boston, MA 02115 2683, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S187-92. 2009
  8. pmc Sexual risk behaviors among HIV-infected South Indian couples in the HAART era: implications for reproductive health and HIV care delivery
    Kartik K Venkatesh
    Department of Community Health, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 23:722-33. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of partner notification after HIV and STI exposure and infection among MSM
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:738-45. 2009
  10. pmc Sexual mixing patterns and partner characteristics of black MSM in Massachusetts at increased risk for HIV infection and transmission
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 86:602-23. 2009

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Publications77

  1. doi request reprint Raltegravir, tenofovir DF, and emtricitabine for postexposure prophylaxis to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV: safety, tolerability, and adherence
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:354-9. 2012
    ..Raltegravir, tenofovir DF, and emtricitabine may be useful as a 3-drug regimen for PEP...
  2. pmc Ongoing sexually transmitted disease acquisition and risk-taking behavior among US HIV-infected patients in primary care: implications for prevention interventions
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Brown University and Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:1-7. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Unprotected sex, underestimated risk, undiagnosed HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men accessing testing services in a New England bathhouse
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:194-8. 2012
    ..These data suggest that offering HIV and STD testing in a bathhouse setting is effective in attracting MSM who are at increased risk for HIV and/or STD acquisition or transmission...
  4. doi request reprint Walking the line: stimulant use during sex and HIV risk behavior among Black urban MSM
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 110:30-7. 2010
    ..Although the association of stimulant use to sexual risk taking and HIV transmission has been well documented among white gay men, stimulant use during sex continues to be under-explored among Black men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  5. pmc Partner notification after STD and HIV exposures and infections: knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:111-9. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Sex parties among urban MSM: an emerging culture and HIV risk environment
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:305-18. 2011
    ..Environmental factors in the sex party setting, in particular the presence and availability of condoms, may potentially mitigate individual-level factors such as unprotected anal sex...
  7. pmc Health care access and sexually transmitted infection screening frequency among at-risk Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Carey V Johnson
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland St, Boston, MA 02115 2683, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S187-92. 2009
    ..We sought to assess risk exposures, health care access, and screening rates for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Massachusetts...
  8. pmc Sexual risk behaviors among HIV-infected South Indian couples in the HAART era: implications for reproductive health and HIV care delivery
    Kartik K Venkatesh
    Department of Community Health, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 23:722-33. 2011
    ..Prevention interventions for Indian couples should integrate reproductive health and alcohol use counseling at entry into care...
  9. doi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of partner notification after HIV and STI exposure and infection among MSM
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:738-45. 2009
    ..Results suggest how to increase acceptability and use of PN as a public health strategy and underscore the need for counseling as part of the notification process...
  10. pmc Sexual mixing patterns and partner characteristics of black MSM in Massachusetts at increased risk for HIV infection and transmission
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 86:602-23. 2009
    ..Effective prevention strategies need to address the distinct sexual and behavioral risk patterns presented by different sexual partnerships reported by Black MSM...
  11. pmc Health system and personal barriers resulting in decreased utilization of HIV and STD testing services among at-risk black men who have sex with men in Massachusetts
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:825-35. 2009
    ..Additional provider training is warranted to educate HCPs about the specific health care needs of Black MSM, in order to facilitate access to timely, culturally competent HIV and STD testing and treatment services for this population...
  12. pmc Emergency department patient acceptance of opt-in, universal, rapid HIV screening
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:27-40. 2008
    ..We assessed emergency department (ED) patient acceptance of opt-in, rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and identified demographic characteristics and HIV testing-history factors associated with acceptance of screening...
  13. pmc A pilot trial of integrated behavioral activation and sexual risk reduction counseling for HIV-uninfected men who have sex with men abusing crystal methamphetamine
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:681-93. 2012
    ..Due to the small sample size and time intensive intervention, future testing in a randomized design is necessary to determine efficacy, with subsequent effectiveness testing...
  14. pmc Patterns of substance use among a large urban cohort of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in primary care
    Margie R Skeer
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:676-89. 2012
    ..These findings should be considered for designing, implementing, and evaluating substance use programming for HIV-infected MSM...
  15. doi request reprint Changes in sexual risk behavior before and after HIV seroconversion in Southern African women enrolled in a HIV prevention trial
    Kartik K Venkatesh
    Department of Community Health, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:435-41. 2011
    ..We examine changes in sexual risk behaviors before and after HIV seroconversion in southern African women enrolled in the Methods for Improving Reproductive Health in Africa trial...
  16. pmc The relationship of reported HIV risk and history of HIV testing among emergency department patients
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Postgrad Med 122:61-74. 2010
    ..Among a random sample of emergency department (ED) patients, we sought to determine the extent to which reported risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is related to ever having been tested for HIV...
  17. pmc Functional impairment and health care utilization among HIV-infected men who have sex with men: the relationship with depression and post-traumatic stress
    CONALL O'CLEIRIGH
    Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Behav Med 32:466-77. 2009
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  18. pmc Effectiveness of increasing emergency department patients' self-perceived risk for being human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected through audio computer self-interview-based feedback about reported HIV risk behaviors
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1143-55. 2009
    ..The intervention aimed to increase patient's self-perceived risk of being HIV infected by providing immediate feedback on their risk behaviors...
  19. ncbi request reprint HIV and STD status among MSM and attitudes about Internet partner notification for STD exposure
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:111-6. 2008
    ..This study assessed the acceptability and perceived utility of Internet-based partner notification (PN) of sexually transmitted disease (STD) exposure for men who have sex with men (MSM) by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) serostatus...
  20. pmc Street workers and internet escorts: contextual and psychosocial factors surrounding HIV risk behavior among men who engage in sex work with other men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    J Urban Health 86:54-66. 2009
    ..Study findings can be used to generate hypotheses for designing and providing tailored primary and secondary prevention interventions for this at-risk subgroup of MSM...
  21. doi request reprint Problematic alcohol use and HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men in Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute, 1340 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Care 22:577-87. 2010
    ..HIV prevention interventions with Black MSM may benefit from incorporating screening and/or treatment for alcohol problems, as well as screening for co-morbid depressive symptoms...
  22. doi request reprint “It's a quick way to get what you want”: a formative exploration of HIV risk among urban Massachusetts men who have sex with men who attend sex parties
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:659-74. 2010
    ..MSM attending sex parties appear to be a subpopulation at high risk for HIV and STI acquisition and transmission. Risk reduction interventions responsive to the needs of MSM who attend sex parties are warranted...
  23. doi request reprint Clinically significant depressive symptoms as a risk factor for HIV infection among black MSM in Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:798-810. 2009
    ..HIV prevention interventions for Black MSM may benefit from incorporating screening and/or treatment for depression, allowing MSM who are depressed to respond more effectively to behavioral change approaches...
  24. pmc HIV sexual risk behavior among black men who meet other men on the internet for sex
    Jaclyn M White
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 90:464-81. 2013
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  25. pmc Trends in the spectrum of engagement in HIV care and subsequent clinical outcomes among men who have sex with men (MSM) at a Boston community health center
    Jordan E Axelrad
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:287-96. 2013
    ..Engagement in care prior to seroconversion influences important HIV outcomes. Programs that care for at risk populations should institute routine opt-out HIV testing and test-and-treat programs to optimize HIV care and prevention...
  26. pmc Predictors of HIV transmission risk behavior and seroconversion among Latino men who have sex with men in Project EXPLORE
    C Andres Bedoya
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:608-17. 2012
    ..Findings support HIV intervention work with Latino MSM that includes skills training/counseling to address attitudes about safe sex and impact of substance use on HIV-risk behavior and acquisition...
  27. doi request reprint Sentencing risk: history of incarceration and HIV/STD transmission risk behaviours among Black men who have sex with men in Massachusetts
    Sean E Bland
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, USA
    Cult Health Sex 14:329-45. 2012
    ..HIV prevention efforts that focus on individual risk and cultural-contextual issues among Black men who have sex with men are warranted...
  28. pmc Beyond anal sex: sexual practices associated with HIV risk reduction among men who have sex with men in Boston, Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02119, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:545-50. 2009
    ..12; p < 0.05) in the previous 12 months. Identifying and understanding such factors associated with risk reduction behaviors may be important to consider in designing effective prevention interventions to promote sexual health for MSM...
  29. pmc Predictors of identifying as a barebacker among high-risk New England HIV seronegative men who have sex with men
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:250-62. 2009
    ..Additional research is warranted to understand the social identity of barebacking among MSM in order to develop more nuanced prevention strategies...
  30. pmc Compartmentalization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) during HCV/HIV coinfection
    Jason T Blackard
    Division of Digestive Diseases, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, and Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:1765-73. 2007
    ..It is provocative to speculate that extrahepatic HCV diversity may be an important determinant of treatment response and thus warrants additional study, particularly during HCV/HIV coinfection...
  31. pmc Childhood sexual abuse is highly associated with HIV risk-taking behavior and infection among MSM in the EXPLORE Study
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:340-8. 2009
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  32. doi request reprint Acceptability of tenofovir gel as a vaginal microbicide among women in a phase I trial: a mixed-methods study
    Rochelle K Rosen
    The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:383-92. 2008
    ..The impact of acceptability factors on use of the gel and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative acceptability data are explored...
  33. pmc Substance use among HIV-infected patients engaged in primary care in the United States: findings from the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems cohort
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, 1 Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1457-67. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand substance use behaviors and deleterious health consequences among individuals with HIV...
  34. pmc Body mass index, depression and sexual transmission risk behaviors among HIV-positive MSM
    Aaron J Blashill
    Massachusettes General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1 Bowdoin Sq, 7th Floor, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:2251-6. 2012
    ..Elevated levels of depression were only associated with SDUAI for underweight participants. These findings suggest that underweight, depressed HIV-positive MSM may be particularly likely to engage in SDUAI...
  35. doi request reprint Concurrent sexual partnerships among African American women in Philadelphia: results from a qualitative study
    Amy Nunn
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Division of Infectious Diseases, Providence, RI, USA
    Sex Health 9:288-96. 2012
    ..Little is known about attitudes and practices related to concurrency among African American women, or the social, structural and behavioural factors influencing concurrency...
  36. doi request reprint Asymptomatic gonorrhea and chlamydial infections detected by nucleic acid amplification tests among Boston area men who have sex with men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Research and Evaluation Department, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02119, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:495-8. 2008
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  37. pmc Cost-effectiveness of tenofovir as first-line antiretroviral therapy in India
    Melissa A Bender
    Divisions of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:416-25. 2010
    ..We evaluated the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of first-line ART using tenofovir in India, compared with current practice using stavudine or zidovudine...
  38. pmc Depressive symptoms, utilization of mental health care, substance use and sexual risk among young men who have sex with men in EXPLORE: implications for age-specific interventions
    Elizabeth A Salomon
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:811-21. 2009
    ..Additionally, HIV prevention work with this population should provide comprehensive education about HIV testing and risk reduction counseling that focuses on communication about serostatus and safety in sexual situations...
  39. pmc Predictors of the initiation of HIV postexposure prophylaxis in Rhode Island emergency departments
    Roland C Merchant
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:41-52. 2008
    ..ED providers should ensure that these factors do not inappropriately restrict its initiation...
  40. doi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing: perceptions from Massachusetts Community Health Center personnel
    Carey V Johnson
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:647-55. 2011
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  41. doi request reprint Gonococcal, chlamydia, and syphilis infection positivity among MSM attending a large primary care clinic, Boston, 2003 to 2004
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Epidemiology Unit, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:507-11. 2009
    ..The current study sought to elucidate STD positivity in asymptomatic MSM seen at the largest primary care clinic for MSM in New England and to describe STD test positivity by reason for STD testing...
  42. doi request reprint Experiences and sexual behaviors of HIV-infected MSM who acquired HIV in the context of crystal methamphetamine use
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:30-41. 2008
    ..The study also draws attention to the need for associated mental health, functional and quality-of life impairments that seem to accompany continued use in individuals with HIV...
  43. pmc Demographic variations in HIV testing history among emergency department patients: implications for HIV screening in US emergency departments
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Claverick Building, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Med Screen 16:60-6. 2009
    ..To determine the proportion of emergency department (ED) patients who have been tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and assess if patient history of HIV testing varies according to patient demographic characteristics...
  44. doi request reprint Body mass index, immune status, and virological control in HIV-infected men who have sex with men
    Aaron J Blashill
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 12:319-24. 2013
    ..Prior cross-sectional studies have found inconsistent relationships between body mass index (BMI) and disease progression in HIV-infected individuals...
  45. pmc The cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection in South African women
    Rochelle P Walensky
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1504-13. 2012
    ..PrEP's long-term impact on patient outcomes, population-level transmission, and cost-effectiveness remains unknown...
  46. pmc Risk factors for missed HIV primary care visits among men who have sex with men
    Lara Traeger
    Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Behav Med 35:548-56. 2012
    ..Appointment non-adherence is prevalent, particularly among younger and racial/ethnic minority MSM. Socioeconomic barriers, depression and low appointment expectancy and self-efficacy may be targets to increase care engagement...
  47. doi request reprint Tenofovir DF plus lamivudine or emtricitabine for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (NPEP) in a Boston Community Health Center
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:494-9. 2008
    ..Fenway Community Health, the largest center caring for HIV-infected and high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in New England, began an NPEP program in 1997, initially using zidovudine-based regimens...
  48. doi request reprint African women recently infected with HIV-1 and HSV-2 have increased risk of acquiring Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in the Methods for Improving Reproductive Health in Africa trial
    Kartik K Venkatesh
    Department of Community Health, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:562-70. 2011
    ..gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis in a cohort of southern African women at risk for HIV infection...
  49. pmc Emergency department patient perceptions and preferences on opt-in rapid HIV screening program components
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 21:490-500. 2009
    ..However, concerns regarding the accuracy of the rapid HIV test might limit test acceptance and should be addressed during pre-test information procedures...
  50. pmc Blood or body fluid exposures and HIV postexposure prophylaxis utilization among first responders
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:6-13. 2009
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  51. pmc Preexposure antiretroviral prophylaxis attitudes in high-risk Boston area men who report having sex with men: limited knowledge and experience but potential for increased utilization after education
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:77-83. 2009
    ..Understanding the demographic and behavioral predictors of intent-to-use PrEP may prove useful to identify clinical trial participants...
  52. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization, behavioral risk factors, and skin and soft-tissue infection at an ambulatory clinic serving a large population of HIV-infected men who have sex with men
    John D Szumowski
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:118-21. 2009
    ..Of the patients who were colonized with MRSA at study entry, 36.7% developed an SSTI during the ensuing 12 months, compared with 8.1% of persons who were not colonized with MRSA...
  53. ncbi request reprint Tricks of the trade: sexual health behaviors, the context of HIV risk, and potential prevention intervention strategies for male sex workers
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 4:195-209. 2008
    ..Multipronged interventions to decrease sexual risk taking among male sex workers would also benefit from addressing the unique socioeconomic and legal needs of this population...
  54. doi request reprint Stressful or traumatic life events, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and HIV sexual risk taking among men who have sex with men
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:1481-9. 2009
    ....
  55. pmc Incidence of visits for health care worker blood or body fluid exposures and HIV postexposure prophylaxis provision at Rhode Island emergency departments
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:358-68. 2008
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Sources of human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted disease information and responses to prevention messages among Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:170-7. 2010
    ..This was done to understand how to design more effective media campaigns on HIV/STD prevention and testing for this population...
  57. pmc Sexually transmitted disease (STD) diagnoses and mental health disparities among women who have sex with women screened at an urban community health center, Boston, MA, 2007
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:5-12. 2010
    ..However, there remains a dearth of research exploring these indicators alongside sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and WSW sexual health...
  58. ncbi request reprint Association between paired plasma and cervicovaginal lavage fluid HIV-1 RNA levels during 36 months
    Susan Cu-Uvin
    The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:584-7. 2006
    ..To determine the patterns and predictors of genital tract HIV-1 RNA levels during a 36-month period...
  59. pmc Moderate levels of depression predict sexual transmission risk in HIV-infected MSM: a longitudinal analysis of data from six sites involved in a "prevention for positives" study
    CONALL O'CLEIRIGH
    Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1 Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1764-9. 2013
    ....
  60. pmc What primary care providers need to know about preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: a narrative review
    Douglas Krakower
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:490-7. 2012
    ..Issues related to cost and insurance coverage are also discussed. Recent data suggest that PrEP, combined with other prevention strategies, holds promise in helping to curtail the HIV epidemic...
  61. doi request reprint Pathways to embodiment of HIV risk: black men who have sex with transgender partners, Boston, Massachusetts
    Sari Reisner
    Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 24:15-26. 2012
    ..Theory-driven interventions that consider the broader context affecting the embodiment of HIV risk are warranted for men who have sex with transgender partners...
  62. pmc Genital tract interleukin-8 but not interleukin-1beta or interleukin-6 concentration is associated with bacterial vaginosis and its clearance in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women
    Phyllis Losikoff
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2007:92307. 2007
    ..Trends in cytokine levels were similar for HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women. BV in these women was associated with significantly higher concentrations of genital tract IL-8 which decreased 2.4 fold when BV was cleared...
  63. ncbi request reprint A survey of MSM HIV prevention outreach workers in Chennai, India
    Steven A Safren
    Fenway Community Health, Research and Evaluation Department, Boston, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:323-32. 2006
    ..These data point to several important barriers to HIV prevention among MSM in South India and lay the groundwork for enhancing the use of outreach workers to play a role in HIV prevention in this population...
  64. pmc Drug use and other risk factors related to lower body mass index among HIV-infected individuals
    Lien A Quach
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:30-6. 2008
    ..BMI was also directly associated with CD4 count and inversely related to age more than 55 years old. HIV-infected cocaine users may be at higher risk of developing malnutrition, suggesting the need for anticipatory nutritional support...
  65. ncbi request reprint Primary care issues for HIV-infected patients
    Daniel E Cohen
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 21:49-70, viii. 2007
    ..Given the complexity of HIV care in the twenty-first century and the potential for involvement of multiple consultants, the role of primary care provider is perhaps more critical for the HIV-infected patient than for the average patient...
  66. pmc Disparities in the provision of sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy testing and prophylaxis for sexually assaulted women in Rhode Island emergency departments
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:619-29. 2008
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint The acceptability of an investigational vaginal microbicide, PRO 2000 Gel, among women in a phase I clinical trial
    Kathleen Morrow
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School, and The Miriam Hospital, Lifespan Academic Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:655-66. 2003
    ..In this study, the acceptability of an investigational microbicide, PRO 2000 Gel (Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, MA), was assessed, and women's opinions about microbicides and their potential for real world use were gathered...
  68. pmc What makes a respondent-driven sampling "seed" productive? Example of finding at-risk Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 87:467-79. 2010
    ..Finding ways to identify RDS seeds that are consistently generative may facilitate collecting a sample that is closer to reflecting the MSM who live in all of the communities in a given location or study sample...
  69. doi request reprint Demonstration and evaluation of a peer-delivered, individually-tailored, HIV prevention intervention for HIV-infected MSM in their primary care setting
    Steven A Safren
    The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:949-58. 2011
    ..This demonstration project provides initial evidence for the ability to recruit HIV-infected MSM in care into a peer-based intervention study, and shows how a peer-based intervention can be delivered in the context of HIV care...
  70. pmc Testing a social-cognitive model of HIV transmission risk behaviors in HIV-infected MSM with and without depression
    Steven A Safren
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 29:215-21. 2010
    ..However, these models generally do not account for the influence of clinically significant psychological problems such as major depression...
  71. pmc Low perceived risk and high HIV prevalence among a predominantly African American population participating in Philadelphia's Rapid HIV testing program
    Amy Nunn
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:229-35. 2011
    ..Our results nevertheless suggest greater efforts are needed to encourage more individuals to undergo HIV testing in Philadelphia, particularly those who have never tested...
  72. pmc Social, structural and behavioral drivers of concurrent partnerships among African American men in Philadelphia
    Amy Nunn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, USA
    AIDS Care 23:1392-9. 2011
    ..Future research and interventions related to sexual concurrency should address social and structural factors in addition to conventional HIV risk-taking behaviors...
  73. pmc Can computer-based feedback improve emergency department patient uptake of rapid HIV screening?
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:S114-9.e1-2. 2011
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  74. pmc Video as an effective method to deliver pretest information for rapid human immunodeficiency testing
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:124-35. 2009
    ....
  75. pmc Predictors of nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected South Indians in clinical care: implications for developing adherence interventions in resource-limited settings
    Kartik K Venkatesh
    Department of Community Health, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:795-803. 2010
    ..Further targeted culturally specific interventions are needed that address barriers to optimal adherence...
  76. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men at a Boston community health center and its association with markers of high-risk behavior
    Daniel E Cohen
    Fenway Community Health, Boston, 7 Haviland Street, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:557-64. 2006
    ..HCV prevention and screening should target MSM engaging in high-risk sex. Conversely, HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk reduction interventions should be targeted at MSM with HCV...
  77. pmc Implementation science of pre-exposure prophylaxis: preparing for public use
    Kristen Underhill
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 7:210-9. 2010
    ..The lessons from PrEP planning can benefit the scale-up of future combination interventions...