Kenneth H Mayer

Summary

Affiliation: Fenway Community Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Concomitant socioeconomic, behavioral, and biological factors associated with the disproportionate HIV infection burden among Black men who have sex with men in 6 U.S. cities
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health and the Infectious Disease Division of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e87298. 2014
  2. pmc Factors associated with amplified HIV transmission behavior among American men who have sex with men engaged in care: implications for clinical providers
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Ann Behav Med 47:165-71. 2014
  3. pmc Overcoming biological, behavioral, and structural vulnerabilities: new directions in research to decrease HIV transmission in men who have sex with men
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:S161-7. 2013
  4. pmc Antiretroviral medication and HIV prevention: new steps forward and new questions
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:312-4. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases in men who have sex with men
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:S79-83. 2011
  6. pmc 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications86

  1. pmc Concomitant socioeconomic, behavioral, and biological factors associated with the disproportionate HIV infection burden among Black men who have sex with men in 6 U.S. cities
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health and the Infectious Disease Division of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e87298. 2014
    ..American Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV, but the factors associated with this concentrated epidemic are not fully understood...
  2. pmc Factors associated with amplified HIV transmission behavior among American men who have sex with men engaged in care: implications for clinical providers
    Kenneth H Mayer
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Ann Behav Med 47:165-71. 2014
    ..The HIV epidemic continues unabated in the USA, with men who have sex with men (MSM) being most frequently infected...
  3. pmc Overcoming biological, behavioral, and structural vulnerabilities: new directions in research to decrease HIV transmission in men who have sex with men
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:S161-7. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Antiretroviral medication and HIV prevention: new steps forward and new questions
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:312-4. 2012
    ..However, a substantial gap exists between current expenditures and unmet needs, which suggests that mobilization of political will is needed for this combination approach to be successful...
  5. doi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases in men who have sex with men
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:S79-83. 2011
    ..Because of the diverse ways in which MSM may be exposed to STDs, it is essential for clinicians to obtain a thorough sexual history in a culturally competent manner...
  6. pmc 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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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  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
    ....
  22. pmc 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...
  23. 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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  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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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  35. ncbi 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...
  36. pmc Examining the correspondence between relationship identity and actual sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    Aaron J Blashill
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1 Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 43:129-37. 2014
    ....
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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
    ....
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. pmc The high prevalence of incarceration history among Black men who have sex with men in the United States: associations and implications
    Russell A Brewer
    Russell A Brewer is with the Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans Manya Magnus and Irene Kuo are with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington, DC Lei Wang and Ting Yuan Liu are with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA Kenneth H Mayer is with The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA
    Am J Public Health 104:448-54. 2014
    ..We examined lifetime incarceration history and its association with key characteristics among 1553 Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) recruited in 6 US cities...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. 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
    ....
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. pmc HIV-infected men who have sex with men who engage in very high levels of transmission risk behaviors: establishing a context for novel prevention interventions
    S Wade Taylor
    a Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Health Med 18:576-87. 2013
    ..Traditional HIV transmission risk reduction interventions that have been known to have only modest effects should be augmented by developing HIV prevention strategies for this subgroup of MSM to address these salient themes. ..
  55. pmc Self-perceived HIV risk and the use of risk reduction strategies among men who engage in transactional sex with other men in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Care 25:1039-44. 2013
    ..HIV prevention efforts are needed that address the specific needs of MSM who engage in transactional sex in HCMC. Universally, MSM endorsed HIV prevention interventions, suggesting a need and desire for efforts in this context. ..
  56. pmc Project enhance: a randomized controlled trial of an individualized HIV prevention intervention for HIV-infected men who have sex with men conducted in a primary care setting
    Steven A Safren
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 32:171-9. 2013
    ..S. living with HIV and have the greatest number of new infections. This study was designed to test a brief, culturally relevant prevention intervention for HIV-infected MSM, which could be integrated into HIV care...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. pmc Barriers to routine HIV testing among Massachusetts community health center personnel
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:643-52. 2011
    ....
  60. 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...
  61. pmc Prevalent and incident hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men engaged in primary care in a Boston community health center
    Shikha Garg
    Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1480-7. 2013
    ..HCV may be underrecognized in this population, historically thought to be at low risk...
  62. pmc HIV risk and social networks among male-to-female transgender sex workers in Boston, Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 20:373-86. 2009
    ..Results suggest that interventions with transgender male-to-female sex workers must be at multiple levels and address the psychosocial and environmental contexts in which sexual risk behavior occurs...
  63. pmc Highly active antiretroviral therapy does not completely suppress HIV in semen of sexually active HIV-infected men who have sex with men
    Joseph A Politch
    Division of Reproductive Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS 26:1535-43. 2012
    ..In this study, we determined the prevalence of seminal HIV shedding in HIV-infected MSM on stable HAART, and its relationship with a number of clinical, behavioral and biological variables...
  64. pmc Limited Awareness and Low Immediate Uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Men Who Have Sex with Men Using an Internet Social Networking Site
    Douglas S Krakower
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e33119. 2012
    ..Online surveys were conducted to assess PrEP awareness, interest and experience among at-risk MSM before and after iPrEx, and to determine demographic and behavioral factors associated with these measures...
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint Urine-based asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and sexual risk-taking behavior in men who have sex with men in greater Boston
    Christopher J Russell
    Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Current affiliation Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:205-11. 2007
    ..Increased awareness of STD symptoms among patients and medical providers is critical to timely diagnosis and treatment of STDs in MSM...
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint Men who have sex with men: perceptions about sexual risk, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing, and provider communication
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02199, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:113-9. 2007
    ..This study was designed to gain a deeper understanding of the barriers and facilitators related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV screening among at-risk Boston men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  69. 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...
  70. pmc Depressive symptoms and human immunodeficiency virus risk behavior among men who have sex with men in Chennai, India
    Steven A Safren
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Health Med 14:705-15. 2009
    ..MSM who are not married, sex workers, and those who perceive they are at risk for acquiring HIV may be of higher risk for symptoms of depression...
  71. pmc A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD) in HIV-infected individuals
    Steven A Safren
    Fenway Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Health Psychol 28:1-10. 2009
    ..To evaluate cognitive-behavioral therapy to enhance medication adherence and reduce depression (CBT-AD) in individuals with HIV...
  72. pmc Evolution of Massachusetts physician attitudes, knowledge, and experience regarding the use of antiretrovirals for HIV prevention
    Jaclyn M White
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:395-405. 2012
    ..Educational programs aimed at incorporating antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis into physicians' HIV prevention practices are warranted...
  73. doi request reprint Comprehensive clinical care for men who have sex with men: an integrated approach
    Kenneth H Mayer
    Fenway Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Lancet 380:378-87. 2012
    ..MSM deserve to be treated with respect, and health-care providers need to interact with them in ways that promote disclosure of actionable health information...
  74. pmc Clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in India: starting criteria and second-line therapy
    Kenneth A Freedberg
    Divisions of General Medicine and Infectious Disease and the Partners AIDS Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS 21:S117-28. 2007
    ..India has more than 5.7 million people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2004, the Indian government began providing antiretroviral therapy (ART), and there are now an estimated 56 500 people receiving ART...
  75. pmc Acceptability of an internet-based partner notification system for sexually transmitted infection exposure among men who have sex with men
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Prudential Tower, 4th Fl, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1009-11. 2008
    ..There was broad acceptance of Internet partner notification by at-risk US men who have sex with men, including a willingness to receive or initiate a notification e-mail...
  76. ncbi request reprint Perceptions about the acceptability of assessments of HIV medication adherence in Lilongwe, Malawi and Chennai, India
    Steven A Safren
    Fenway Community Health, Research and Evaluation Department, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:443-50. 2006
    ..Innovative ways of monitoring adherence while maintaining standardization across sites are required in multisite trials...
  77. 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...
  78. pmc Promising prevention approaches: tenofovir gel and prophylactic use of antiretroviral medications
    Douglas Krakower
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 8:241-8. 2011
    ..If future studies confirm the safety and efficacy of tenofovir gel and oral PrEP, successful implementation of these strategies could significantly impact the HIV epidemic...
  79. ncbi request reprint Developing an HIV-prevention intervention for HIV-infected men who have sex with men in HIV care: project enhance
    Robert O Knauz
    Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:S117-26. 2007
    ..The result of this process is an example of an intervention developed with strong input from the community and other stakeholders, which is ready for further testing in a randomized controlled trial...
  80. pmc Treatment and outcomes of infections by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at an ambulatory clinic
    John D Szumowski
    Harvard Medical School, and The Fenway Institute c o Daniel Cohen, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:423-8. 2007
    ..TMP-SMX appears to be an appropriate empirical antibiotic for suspected MRSA SSTI, especially where clindamycin resistance is common...
  81. ncbi request reprint Optimizing primary care for men who have sex with men
    Harvey J Makadon
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 296:2362-5. 2006
  82. pmc Depletion of CD4+ T cells in semen during HIV infection and their restoration following antiretroviral therapy
    Joseph A Politch
    Division of Reproductive Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:283-9. 2009
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint HIV superinfection in the era of increased sexual risk-taking
    Jason T Blackard
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:201-4. 2004
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint ART adherence, demographic variables and CD4 outcome among HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral therapy in Chennai, India
    S A Safren
    Harvard Medical School and Massachsetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 17:853-62. 2005
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in serum and peripheral-blood mononuclear cells from HCV-monoinfected and HIV/HCV-coinfected persons
    Jason T Blackard
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:258-65. 2005
    ..These data suggest differential regulation of HCV RNA in the serum and PBMC compartments and may partially explain the limited HCV antiviral response rates observed in coinfected persons...
  86. pmc The Promise of Antiretrovirals for HIV Prevention
    Charlene Flash
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 110 Francis Street, Suite GB, Boston, MA, USA
    Curr Infect Dis Rep 14:185-93. 2012
    ..Ongoing research will help characterize the role for oral and topical formulations and help quantify potential benefits in sub-populations at risk for HIV acquisition...