People with a history of substance use treatment reported higher levels of HCV and HIV testing and greater access to HIV care and treatment among HIV+ individuals. However, people with a history of incarceration or community supervision reported higher levels of HCV and HIV testing, but not greater access to HIV care or treatment among HIV+ individuals. (M. Comfort, CAPS/PRC affiliate)
Among a national sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S., people with food insecurity had greater healthcare expenditures ($6,072 vs. $4,208) annually on average. This translated to an extra $1,863 in healthcare expenditure per year, or $77.5 billion in additional health care expenditure annually. (H. Seligman, NOPREN/PRC SIP investigator)
Researchers are developing and testing a partially computer-administered HIV stigma reduction intervention for nursing students and ward attendants in India. This paper describes the technological design, development, implementation, and management of these in-person tablet-administered assessment and intervention sessions for evaluating efficacy. (M. Ekstrand, CAPS/PRC)
Men who have sex with men (MSM) who had disclosed their sexual orientation to their health care provider were more likely to report a provider recommending HIV testing, compared to MSM who had not disclosed their orientation. (W. Vincent & W. McFarland, CAPS/PRC)
Researchers estimate 806 transgender men to be living in San Francisco as of 2015, or 0.11% of adults. However, their estimates of the number of trans men in the city and region may be conservative or low due to possible biases. (W. McFarland, CAPS/PRC affiliate)
CAPS/PRC scientists will be presenting case studies around Implementation Science and Quality Improvement to respond to HIV: 1) Research Designs to Improve Ongoing Improvement Activities – Focus on Learning Collaboratives (Janet Myers), 2) Rigor vs. Relevance – Trials for Improvement Research? (Wayne Steward), and 3) Modernizing Data Use (Starley Shade).
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