Drenna Waldrop

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive aspects of medication adherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:287-97. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Serial position effects in HIV-infected injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, PO Box 016960 M817, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 114:493-516. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Homelessness and psychological distress as contributors to antiretroviral nonadherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:326-34. 2005
  4. doi request reprint The effects of low literacy and cognitive impairment on medication adherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1202-10. 2008
  5. pmc Neurocognition, health-related reading literacy, and numeracy in medication management for HIV infection
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:477-84. 2010
  6. pmc Numeracy skills explain racial differences in HIV medication management
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:799-806. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Education effects on the International HIV Dementia Scale
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurovirol 16:264-7. 2010
  8. pmc Gender differences in medication management capacity in HIV infection: the role of health literacy and numeracy
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, P O Box 016960 M817, Miami, FL, 33101, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:46-52. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 infection and its impact on the HPA axis, cytokines, and cognition
    Mahendra Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, School of Medicine, FL, USA
    Stress 6:167-72. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The HPA axis in HIV-1 infection
    Mahendra Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S89-93. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Literacy & cognitive skills to understand HIV regimens
    Drenna Waldrop Valverde; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. HIV+Drug Users: Neurocognitive Aspects of ARV Adherence
    Drenna Waldrop Valverde; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive aspects of medication adherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:287-97. 2006
    ..Psychomotor slowing among our study sample was severe and suggests that when evident, such slowing may be a valuable determinant for antiretroviral adherence among IDUs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Serial position effects in HIV-infected injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, PO Box 016960 M817, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 114:493-516. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Homelessness and psychological distress as contributors to antiretroviral nonadherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:326-34. 2005
    ..Rather, depression may be a more potent indicator of nonadherence than homelessness for HIV-positive IDUs...
  4. doi request reprint The effects of low literacy and cognitive impairment on medication adherence in HIV-positive injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1202-10. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that targeted interventions to improve these skill deficits in this population may help to improve adherence to HIV medications...
  5. pmc Neurocognition, health-related reading literacy, and numeracy in medication management for HIV infection
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:477-84. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Numeracy skills explain racial differences in HIV medication management
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:799-806. 2010
    ..Interventions to improve HIV medication self-management through addressing numeracy skills may help to narrow the gap in health disparities among African Americans with HIV/AIDS...
  7. doi request reprint Education effects on the International HIV Dementia Scale
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurovirol 16:264-7. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Gender differences in medication management capacity in HIV infection: the role of health literacy and numeracy
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, P O Box 016960 M817, Miami, FL, 33101, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:46-52. 2009
    ..These findings highlight skills used in managing medication regimens and suggest avenues to target for identification and intervention in medication management among women and men with HIV...
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 infection and its impact on the HPA axis, cytokines, and cognition
    Mahendra Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, School of Medicine, FL, USA
    Stress 6:167-72. 2003
    ..These outcomes may result in the need to develop facilities for long term "care-giving"...
  10. ncbi request reprint The HPA axis in HIV-1 infection
    Mahendra Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S89-93. 2002
    ....
  11. pmc Sexual risk reduction among Zambian couples
    Deborah J Jones
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, USA
    SAHARA J 6:69-75. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus infection in the CNS and decreased dopamine availability: relationship with neuropsychological performance
    Adarsh M Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, d 21, P O Box 016960, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Neurovirol 17:26-40. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Mental health in HIV seronegative and seropositive IDUs in South Florida
    Deborah L Jones
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    AIDS Care 22:152-8. 2010
    ..In addition, our data underscore the need for primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions to address the drug-use risk behaviors among IDUs to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection and transmission in this population...
  14. doi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in the central nervous system leads to decreased dopamine in different regions of postmortem human brains
    Adarsh M Kumar
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Neurovirol 15:257-74. 2009
    ..These findings suggest widespread deficits in dopamine in different brain regions of HIV-1-infected cases, and that these deficits may be the results of HIV-1-induced neurodegeneration in the subcortical regions of human brain...
  15. pmc Sexual barrier acceptability among multiethnic HIV-positive and at-risk women
    Olga Villar-Loubet
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1400 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:365-73. 2011
    ..Sexual behavior interventions have been found to reduce sexual risk among HIV-seropositive and high-risk HIV-seronegative women...
  16. ncbi request reprint Structure of a cognitive ability battery among HIV+ intravenous drug users evaluated in a study of medication adherence
    Raymond L Ownby
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL 33140, USA
    Int J Neurosci 115:1259-71. 2005
    ..Path analyses showed that demographic variables, mood, and measures of immune status were related to cognitive ability dimensions. This model may be useful in guiding selection of assessment instruments in future studies...
  17. ncbi request reprint Influence of depression and HIV serostatus on the neuropsychological performance of injecting drug users
    Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:372-8. 2005
    ..The finding also illustrates the importance of addressing depression-related neurocognitive deficits in IDUs...
  18. doi request reprint Analysis of the effects of injecting drug use and HIV-1 infection on 18F-FDG PET brain metabolism
    Michalis F Georgiou
    Department of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Nucl Med 49:1999-2005. 2008
    ..The objective of this research was to investigate the effects of HIV-1 infection and IDU on (18)F-FDG PET brain metabolism...
  19. doi request reprint Correlates of depression among HIV-positive women and men who inject drugs
    Eduardo E Valverde
    University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:S96-100. 2007
    ..Although depression is common among HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs), little is known about differences between male and female HIV-positive IDUs...
  20. ncbi request reprint System and patient barriers to appropriate HIV care for disadvantaged populations: the HIV medical care provider perspective
    Eduardo E Valverde
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Drenna Waldrop Valverde, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 17:18-28. 2006
    ..More research needs to be conducted to determine if these disparities reflect differences in the provision of adequate HIV care for disadvantaged individuals...

Research Grants4

  1. Literacy & cognitive skills to understand HIV regimens
    Drenna Waldrop Valverde; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Initial comprehension of ARV regimens is essential for continued adherence. Identification of factors related to poor comprehension of ARV medication instructions is a necessary prerequisite for developing interventions to improve it. ..
  2. HIV+Drug Users: Neurocognitive Aspects of ARV Adherence
    Drenna Waldrop Valverde; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Since high adherence to ART greatly diminishes the development of HIV medication resistance, improved adherence in the currently infected will benefit public health by maintaining available treatments for future cases of HIV/AIDS. ..