Demetria Cain

Summary

Affiliation: University of Connecticut
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi HIV risks associated with patronizing alcohol serving establishments in South African Townships, Cape Town
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Prev Sci 13:627-34. 2012
  2. pmc Language choice and sexual communication among Xhosa speakers in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for HIV prevention message development
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Health Educ Res 26:476-88. 2011
  3. pmc Collective efficacy and HIV prevention in South African townships
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Road Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Community Health 38:885-93. 2013
  4. pmc Condom negotiation, HIV testing, and HIV risks among women from alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e45631. 2012
  5. pmc Randomized clinical trial of brief risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 06269, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:e9-e17. 2011
  6. pmc Co-occurring psychosocial problems and HIV risk among women attending drinking venues in a South African township: a syndemic approach
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Rd, Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:153-62. 2013
  7. pmc Gender-based violence, alcohol use, and sexual risk among female patrons of drinking venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Behav Med 36:295-304. 2013
  8. ncbi Associations of poverty, substance use, and HIV transmission risk behaviors in three South African communities
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1641-9. 2006
  9. pmc Heterosexual anal intercourse and HIV infection risks in the context of alcohol serving venues, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:807. 2011
  10. pmc Beliefs about treatments for HIV/AIDS and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men, 1997-2006
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Behav Med 30:497-503. 2007

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Publications54

  1. doi HIV risks associated with patronizing alcohol serving establishments in South African Townships, Cape Town
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Prev Sci 13:627-34. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to understand the environmental factors of shebeens that promote and influence HIV risk behaviors...
  2. pmc Language choice and sexual communication among Xhosa speakers in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for HIV prevention message development
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Health Educ Res 26:476-88. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Collective efficacy and HIV prevention in South African townships
    Demetria Cain
    Center for Health Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Road Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Community Health 38:885-93. 2013
    ..Community level interventions that strengthen collective efficacy beliefs will have to consider both protective and risk behaviors associated with believing that the community is ready and capable of preventing HIV. ..
  4. pmc Condom negotiation, HIV testing, and HIV risks among women from alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e45631. 2012
    ..However, many women are afraid to discuss condoms with male partners, placing them at higher risk of HIV infection...
  5. pmc Randomized clinical trial of brief risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 06269, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:e9-e17. 2011
    ..We examined the effects of a brief counseling intervention designed to reduce HIV risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among patients receiving STI services in Cape Town, South Africa...
  6. pmc Co-occurring psychosocial problems and HIV risk among women attending drinking venues in a South African township: a syndemic approach
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Rd, Unit 1248, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:153-62. 2013
    ..In South Africa, women comprise the majority of HIV infections. Syndemics, or co-occurring epidemics and risk factors, have been applied in understanding HIV risk among marginalized groups...
  7. pmc Gender-based violence, alcohol use, and sexual risk among female patrons of drinking venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, 2006 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Behav Med 36:295-304. 2013
    ..Interventions that aim to reduce gender-based violence and sexual risk behaviors must directly work to reduce drinking behavior...
  8. ncbi Associations of poverty, substance use, and HIV transmission risk behaviors in three South African communities
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1641-9. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that HIV prevention strategies should not treat AIDS as a singled out social problem independent of other social ills...
  9. pmc Heterosexual anal intercourse and HIV infection risks in the context of alcohol serving venues, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:807. 2011
    ..The objective is to examine the prevalence of heterosexual unprotected anal intercourse among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (shebeens) in South Africa...
  10. pmc Beliefs about treatments for HIV/AIDS and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men, 1997-2006
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Behav Med 30:497-503. 2007
    ..Results show that HIV prevention messages need to be updated to educate MSM about the realities of HIV viral concentrations and HIV transmission risks...
  11. ncbi Changes in HIV treatment beliefs and sexual risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men, 1997-2005
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, CT 06269, USA
    Health Psychol 26:650-6. 2007
    ..This study examined changes in beliefs about the effects of HIV treatment for preventing HIV transmission and their association to sexual risk behaviors between the years 1997 and 2005...
  12. doi Gender attitudes, sexual violence, and HIV/AIDS risks among men and women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Sex Res 42:299-305. 2005
    ..We speculate that women's risks for STI/HIV are the product of partner characteristics and male-dominated relationships, suggesting the critical importance of intervening with men to reduce women's risks for sexual assault and STI/HIV...
  13. ncbi Frequency, quantity, and contextual use of alcohol among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:687-98. 2007
    ..Interventions are needed that integrate HIV risk reduction with alcohol risk reduction in South Africa...
  14. doi HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (Shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Prev Sci 9:55-62. 2008
    ..These results indicate an urgent need for multi-level HIV prevention interventions targeting shebeens and the men and women who drink in these settings...
  15. pmc Bringing it home: community survey of HIV risks to primary sex partners of men and women in alcohol-serving establishments in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 89:231-6. 2013
    ..Concurrent sexual relationships facilitate the spread of HIV infection, and sex with non-primary partners may pose particularly high risks for HIV transmission to primary partners...
  16. pmc Behavioral changes associated with testing HIV-positive among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:714-9. 2010
    ..We sought to examine behavioral risks and behavior changes associated with testing HIV-positive among sexually transmitted infection (STI) patients, in order to inform HIV- and STI-prevention interventions...
  17. ncbi Alcohol expectancies and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, United States
    Addict Behav 32:2304-10. 2007
    ..Sexual risk reduction interventions for those at greatest risk for HIV/AIDS should directly address alcohol expectancies...
  18. pmc Integrated behavioral intervention to improve HIV/AIDS treatment adherence and reduce HIV transmission
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:531-8. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi Internet-based health information consumer skills intervention for people living with HIV/AIDS
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:545-54. 2006
    ..The authors conclude that people with HIV infection may benefit from increased access to health information on the Internet and that vulnerability to misinformation and fraud can be reduced through behavioral interventions...
  20. ncbi HIV treatment beliefs and sexual transmission risk behaviors among HIV positive men and women
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Behav Med 29:401-10. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi HIV/AIDS risk reduction counseling for alcohol using sexually transmitted infections clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:594-600. 2007
    ..There are no known interventions that directly target HIV risk behavior among people who drink and are at risk for HIV in Africa...
  22. pmc Monitoring medication adherence by unannounced pill counts conducted by telephone: reliability and criterion-related validity
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 9:298-308. 2008
    ..Purpose: We tested the reliability and criterion-related validity of a telephone-based unannounced pill count assessment of antiretroviral adherence...
  23. ncbi Randomized trial of a community-based alcohol-related HIV risk-reduction intervention for men and women in Cape Town South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:270-9. 2008
    ..HIV is devastating southern Africa and alcohol use is closely related to HIV transmission risks...
  24. ncbi Sensation seeking, alcohol use, and sexual behaviors among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:298-304. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that alcohol use is an important HIV transmission risk factor for many STI clinic patients and that interventions for individuals who are characterized as sensation seekers are urgently needed in South Africa...
  25. doi Perceived HIV/AIDS prevalence, burden, and risk, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:693-700. 2008
    ..To examine perceived HIV prevalence and disease burden in high-risk adults in Cape Town, South Africa...
  26. doi Sensation seeking and alcohol use predict HIV transmission risks: prospective study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1630-3. 2008
    ..HIV prevention counseling that addresses drinking in relation to sex is urgently needed in southern Africa...
  27. pmc A novel approach to prevention for at-risk HIV-negative men who have sex with men: creating a teachable moment to promote informed sexual decision-making
    Lisa A Eaton
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:539-45. 2011
    ..We tested a novel, brief, one-on-one intervention, based on informed decision-making and delivered by peer counselors, designed to address the limitations of serosorting (e.g., risk for HIV transmission)...
  28. doi Condom failure among men receiving sexually transmissible infection clinic services, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Sex Health 6:300-4. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine condom failure and associated behavioural risk factors among men at high-risk for HIV transmission in South Africa...
  29. doi Perceived prevalence and risks for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among women who have sex with women
    Lisa Eaton
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:75-83. 2008
    ..Perceived prevalence was also hypothesized as being a mediator and moderator of the relationship between abnormal Pap smear and perceived risk of HPV...
  30. ncbi Generalizing a model of health behaviour change and AIDS stigma for use with sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    AIDS Care 18:178-82. 2006
    ..These findings parallel similar tests of the IMB model in US samples and suggest that the IMB model may generalize to South Africa and may therefore be useful in guiding HIV risk reduction interventions...
  31. ncbi Health information on the Internet and people living with HIV/AIDS: information evaluation and coping styles
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Health Psychol 25:205-10. 2006
    ..People who cope by avoiding health information may be vulnerable to misinformation and unfounded claims that are commonly encountered on the Internet...
  32. ncbi Altering key characteristics of a disseminated effective behavioral intervention for HIV positive adults: the "healthy relationships" experience
    Seth C Kalichman
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Prim Prev 28:145-53. 2007
    ..Research is needed to test the assumptions of other evidence-based HIV prevention programs...
  33. pmc AIDS-related stigma, HIV testing, and transmission risk among patrons of informal drinking places in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:362-71. 2012
    ..Of particular importance is whether AIDS-related stigma is associated with HIV transmission risks among people who have never been tested for HIV...
  34. pmc Multiple recent sexual partnerships and alcohol use among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:18-23. 2011
    ..Alcohol use is also closely associated with unprotected sexual behavior, but its use has not been investigated in relation to multiple recent sex partners in southern Africa...
  35. doi Repeat HIV testing and HIV transmission risk behaviors among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 15:127-33. 2008
    ..Results support targeting high-risk untested persons for HIV testing and suggest an urgent need for interventions to reduce risk behaviors among STI clinic patients who repeatedly test for HIV...
  36. pmc Adherence to antiretroviral therapy assessed by unannounced pill counts conducted by telephone
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1003-6. 2007
    ..Conducting unannounced pill counts by telephone may be a viable alternative for objectively assessing medication adherence...
  37. ncbi Coital bleeding and HIV risks among men and women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:551-7. 2006
    ..South Africa has one of the world's fastest growing HIV epidemics. Genital bleeding during sexual intercourse may play a role in facilitating HIV transmission in South Africa...
  38. ncbi Psychosocial and behavioral correlates of seeking sex partners on the internet among HIV-positive men
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:243-50. 2005
    ..The Internet is revolutionizing how people access and use information; for some people, the Internet is also redefining interpersonal relationships, including sexual relationships...
  39. pmc Men (and women) as "sellers" of sex in alcohol-serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Eileen V Pitpitan
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    Prev Sci 15:296-308. 2014
    ..Future research should more closely study transactional sex in high-risk venues as it relates to violence and should examine men who trade sex as a potential bridge population between heterosexual women and men who have sex with men. ..
  40. ncbi Development of a brief scale to measure AIDS-related stigma in South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 06269, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:135-43. 2005
    ..Also supporting the scale's construct validity, individuals who refused to report whether they had been tested for HIV scored higher on the AIDS-Related Stigma Scale...
  41. ncbi Pillboxes and antiretroviral adherence: prevalence of use, perceived benefits, and implications for electronic medication monitoring devices
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:833-9. 2005
    ..Adherence EMD pose methodological limitations to research when pillbox users are excluded and ethical implications when pillbox users stop using their pillbox to participate...
  42. pmc HIV transmission risk behaviours among HIV seropositive sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Eur J Public Health 20:202-6. 2010
    ..This study examined the sexual practices and risk behaviours of men and women living with HIV/AIDS being treated for a co-occurring sexually transmitted infection (STI)...
  43. ncbi A prospective study of sensation seeking and alcohol use as predictors of sexual risk behaviors among men and women receiving sexually transmitted infection clinic services
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:367-73. 2004
    ..These findings replicate previous research, with the prospective design confirming directional hypotheses and supporting causal conclusions...
  44. ncbi Internet use among people living with HIV/AIDS: coping and health-related correlates
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:439-48. 2005
    ..Searching the Internet for health information can be conceptualized as an active coping strategy, occurring with other health-related behaviors and offering potential health benefits...
  45. ncbi Patterns of sexual risk behavior change among sexually transmitted infection clinic patients
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 34:307-19. 2005
    ..STI clinic patients with varying profiles of sexual behavior change were, therefore, differentiated by factors relevant to STI interventions...
  46. ncbi HIV/AIDS case managers and client HIV status disclosure: perceived client needs, practices, and services
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Health Soc Work 32:259-67. 2007
    ..These results indicate a need for training and resources to facilitate HIV status disclosure assistance services offered by case managers...
  47. ncbi Alcohol use and sexual risks for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review of empirical findings
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Prev Sci 8:141-51. 2007
    ..Sexual risk reduction interventions are needed for men and women who drink and interventions should be targeted to alcohol serving establishments...
  48. pmc Poverty-related stressors and HIV/AIDS transmission risks in two South African communities
    Seth C Kalichman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Psychology, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Urban Health 82:237-49. 2005
    ..These findings extend the findings of previous research to show that poverty-related stressors are associated with HIV transmission risks in some poverty-stricken communities and that these associations are not mediated by substance use...
  49. ncbi Nurse-delivered antiretroviral treatment adherence intervention for people with low literacy skills and living with HIV/AIDS
    Seth C Kalichman
    University of Connecticut, CT, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 16:3-15. 2005
    ..These results suggest that relatively brief behavioral interventions that are tailored for people with lower health literacy may have a significant impact on health-related behaviors...
  50. ncbi The relationship between indicators of sexual compulsivity and high risk sexual practices among men and women receiving services from a sexually transmitted infection clinic
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Sex Res 41:235-41. 2004
    ..Findings suggest an urgent need for interventions to help men and women with sexual preoccupations and poor sexual impulse control to reduce their risks for sexually transmitted infections...
  51. ncbi Perceptions of local HIV/AIDS prevalence and risks for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections: preliminary study of intuitive epidemiology
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:100-5. 2005
    ..Risk perceptions are theoretically important in predicting health behavior but have only shown modest evidence in predicting sexual risk behavior...
  52. ncbi Experimental components analysis of brief theory-based HIV/AIDS risk-reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection patients
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Health Psychol 24:198-208. 2005
    ..For women, however, the motivational counseling demonstrated the most positive outcomes. Results suggest that brief single-exposure HIV prevention counseling can reduce HIV transmission risks...
  53. ncbi Assessing medication adherence self-efficacy among low-literacy patients: development of a pictographic visual analogue scale
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Health Educ Res 20:24-35. 2005
    ..Distributions of self-efficacy scores approximated normal. This newly developed pictographic scale may be useful in assessing medication adherence self-efficacy in lower-literacy populations...
  54. ncbi Sensation seeking, alcohol use and sexual risk behaviors among men receiving services at a clinic for sexually transmitted infections
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:564-9. 2003
    ..This study examined a conceptual model of sensation seeking personality and alcohol expectancies as correlates of sex-related alcohol use and sexual risk behaviors...