Curt G Beckwith
Affiliation: Rhode Island Hospital
- Rapid HIV testing in large urban jailsCurt G Beckwith
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Am J Public Health 102:S184-6. 2012..Implementation required collaboration between local governments, health agencies, and correctional institutions. These programs serve as models for expanding rapid HIV testing in jails...
- HIV infection in refugees: a case-control analysis of refugees in Rhode IslandCurt G Beckwith
The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Int J Infect Dis 13:186-92. 2009..We performed a retrospective case-control analysis of HIV-infected refugees in order to characterize their co-morbidities, baseline HIV characteristics, and longitudinal care compared to HIV-infected non-refugees...
- An evaluation of a routine opt-out rapid HIV testing program in a Rhode Island jailCurt G Beckwith
Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
AIDS Educ Prev 23:96-109. 2011..Rapid HIV testing using oral specimens in the RIDOC jail was feasible and preferred by correctional staff...
- Opportunities to diagnose, treat, and prevent HIV in the criminal justice systemCurt G Beckwith
Department of Medicine, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S49-55. 2010..It concludes with summary recommendations for research and practice to improve the health of inmates and their communities...
- HIV risk behavior before and after HIV counseling and testing in jail: a pilot studyCurt G Beckwith
Division of Infections Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:485-90. 2010..We conducted a pilot study to investigate the feasibility of comparing the effect of different approaches to HIV C&T in jail on subsequent HIV risk behaviors among persons testing HIV negative...
- Feasibility and acceptability of rapid HIV testing in jailCurt G Beckwith
Division of Infectious Diseases, Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:41-7. 2007..In this population of jail detainees, rapid HIV testing was feasible and highly acceptable. Further studies are needed to successfully incorporate rapid HIV testing into jail HIV screening programs...
- A success story: HIV prevention for injection drug users in Rhode IslandCurt G Beckwith
Brown Medical School, Department of Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:34. 2006..To examine trends in IDU-related new HIV diagnoses in RI, we performed a retrospective analysis of new HIV diagnoses according to HIV risk factor from 1990-2003...
- Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Pennsylvania state prisons, 2004-2012: limitations of 1945-1965 birth cohort screening in correctional settingsSarah Larney
Sarah Larney is with Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, and National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Madeline K Mahowald is with the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, and Alpert Medical School, Brown University Nicholas Scharff is with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Mechanicsburg Timothy P Flanigan, Curt G Beckwith, and Nickolas D Zaller are with the Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, and Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Am J Public Health 104:e69-74. 2014..We described hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) prevalence in a state prison system and retrospectively evaluated the case-finding performance of targeted testing of the 1945 to 1965 birth cohort in this population...
- HIV testing experiences among male and female inmates in Rhode IslandCurt G Beckwith
Department of Medicine, Miriam Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
AIDS Read 17:459-64. 2007..Further research is needed to determine how to best incorporate rapid HIV testing into the delivery of health care in the correctional setting...
- Decrease in the proportion of injecting drug use-related HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode IslandJennifer A Mitty
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
AIDS Read 18:596-600. 2008....
- Testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis in jails: still a missed opportunity for public health and HIV preventionTimothy P Flanigan
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S78-83. 2010..Jail-based screening of infectious diseases, especially for HIV and STIs, in conjunction with treatment and linkage to community care has thus far been a neglected component of HIV prevention among high-risk communities...
- Caring for HIV-infected refugees in Rhode IslandSimon Desjardins
The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Med Health R I 90:360-2. 2007
- Linkage to care for HIV-infected heterosexual men in the United StatesNickolas D Zaller
Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:S223-30. 2011..In this review, we discuss barriers to linkage to comprehensive HIV care for specific subpopulations of heterosexual men and examine approaches for enhancing linkage to care for this diverse population...
- Evaluation of longitudinal clinical outcomes and adherence to care among HIV-infected refugeesSusanna E Winston
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 12:202-7. 2013..HIV-infected refugees resettled in the United States face many challenges. Longitudinal data regarding HIV-specific outcomes in this population are limited...
- Patient and clinician ethical perspectives on the 2006 Centers for Disease Control and prevention HIV testing methodsRoland C Merchant
Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
Public Health Rep 127:318-29. 2012..S. health-care setting, in contrast with the 2001 CDC-recommended HIV testing methods (opt-in approach, specific written consent, and mandatory prevention counseling)...
- HIV-related research in correctional populations: now is the timeJosiah D Rich
Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 8:288-96. 2011..This is especially relevant given recent evidence of the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in reducing HIV transmission...
- Linkage to treatment and supportive services among HIV-positive ex-offenders in Project BridgeNickolas D Zaller
Immunology Center, Miriam Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:522-31. 2008..This paper briefly reviews Project Bridge, a federally funded demonstration project that provided intensive case management for HIV positive ex-offenders...
- A review of the case for hepatitis B vaccination of high-risk adultsJosiah D Rich
The Miriam Hospital Brown University School of Medicine, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Am J Med 114:316-8. 2003..A clear national objective and federal funding for vaccinating high-risk adults are needed...
- Acceptance of HIV testing among African-American college students at a historically black university in the southNanetta S Payne
Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 98:1912-6. 2006..Thus, this study sought to investigate the acceptability of rapid HIV testing among African-American college students in a nontraditional setting on a historically black college/university (HBCU) campus...
- Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C in prisons and other closed settings: results of a systematic review and meta-analysisSarah Larney
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Hepatology 58:1215-24. 2013..2 million (range: 1.4-2.9 million) detainees globally are anti-HCV positive, with the largest populations in North America (668,500; range: 553,500-784,000) and East and Southeast Asia (638,000; range: 332,000-970,000)...
- Follow-up care among HIV-infected pregnant women in MississippiAadia I Rana
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1863-7. 2010..There are few data describing HIV infection, pregnancies, and follow-up care in this population...
- It is time to implement routine, not risk-based, HIV testingCurt G Beckwith
Brown Medical School and the Lifespan Tufts Brown Center for AIDS Research CFAR, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Clin Infect Dis 40:1037-40. 2005..As an adjunct to the implementation of routine testing programs, counseling practices need to be streamlined, and rapid HIV testing needs to be implemented in the appropriate settings...
- Racial/ethnic attitudes towards HIV testing in the primary care settingEmma M Simmons
Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Medical Hospital of RI, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 97:46-52. 2005..To determine attitudes of patients towards routine HIV testing in the primary care setting...
- Editorial comment: correctional opportunities to address the HIV/AIDS epidemicJosiah D Rich
AIDS Read 16:258. 2006
- Confronting the clinical uncertainty regarding syphilisCharles B Hicks
AIDS Clin Care 15:64-5. 2003
- Screening for HIVCurt G Beckwith
Ann Intern Med 143:916; discussion 916-7. 2005
- HIV counseling and testing among injection drug users needs to continueCurt G Beckwith
Am J Public Health 97:1161. 2007
- Routine HIV testing among inpatientsCurt G Beckwith
Arch Intern Med 162:2252-3; author reply 2253. 2002
- Comprehensive HIV Testing Strategies for JailsCurt Beckwith; Fiscal Year: 2007..Dr. Beckwith will be mentored by Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rl. Through this award, Dr. Beckwith aims to advance the delivery of HIV testing and prevention services to persons incarcerated in jail. ..
- CARE Corrections: Technology for Jail HIV/HCV Testing, Linkage, and Care (TLC)Ann E Kurth; Fiscal Year: 2010..S in order to facilitate efficient identification, treatment, and linkage to care for HIV-infected persons. ..