Hepatitis B, HIV, and syphilis in female crack cocaine users in Central Brazil
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - February 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Raquel Silva Pinheiro, Megmar Aparecida dos Santos Carneiro, Regina Maria Bringel Martins, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Paulie Marcelly Ribeiro dos Santos Carvalho, Camila Canhete Ferreira, Marcos Andr é de Matos, Sheila Araújo Teles Source Type: research

HIV Testing and Health Care Utilization Behaviors among Men in the United States: A Latent Class Analysis
Emphasis has been placed on HIV testing and health care engagement, but little is known about how testing and engagement intersect, especially for men. We used latent class analysis to explore underlying profiles of U.S. men regarding HIV testing and health care utilization using data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. Multinomial regression was used to predict class membership in 4 classes: (a) Low HIV Testing/No Health Care Utilization, (b) Some HIV Testing/Low Health Care Utilization, (c) No HIV Testing/Some Health Care Utilization, and (d) High HIV Testing/High Health Care Utilization. (Source: Journal of ...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - February 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Derek T. Dangerfield, Jaih B. Craddock, Omar J. Bruce, Tamika D. Gilreath Source Type: research

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis programs incorporating social applications can reach at-risk men who have sex with men for successful linkage to care in Missouri, USA
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - January 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Rupa R. Patel, Laura C. Harrison, Viraj V. Patel, Philip A. Chan, Kenneth H. Mayer, Hilary E. Reno, Tyrell Manning Source Type: research

HIV Testing Preferences Among MSM Members of an LGBT Community Organization in Los Angeles
Lack of regular HIV testing puts African American, Asian, and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) at high risk for HIV infection. Rapid self-testing may be an effective option for these men. We explored acceptability, preferences, and usability of HIV self-test kits with MSM of color using semi-structured focus groups to discuss HIV testing history, reasons for testing, and self-testing preferences. Participants (n  = 21) lived in Los Angeles, identified as MSM of color, and were 18-35 years of age. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - January 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Alexandra Medline, Joseph Daniels, Robert Marlin, Sean Young, Greg Wilson, Emily Huang, Jeffrey D. Klausner Tags: Feature Source Type: research

HIV-Testing Preferences among MSM Members of an LGBT Community Organization in Los Angeles
Lack of regular HIV testing puts African American, Asian, and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) at high risk for HIV infection. Rapid self-testing may be an effective option for these men. We explored acceptability, preferences, and usability of HIV self-testing kits with MSM of color using a semi-structured focus groups to discuss HIV testing history, reasons for testing, and self-testing preferences. Participants (n = 21) lived in Los Angeles, identified as MSM of color, and were 18-35 years of age. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - January 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Alexandra Medline, Joseph Daniels, Robert Marlin, Emily Huang, Sean Young, Greg Wilson, Jeffrey D. Klausner Source Type: research

Associations among resilience, posttraumatic growth, anxiety, and depression and their prediction from stress in newly diagnosed people living with HIV
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - January 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Helena Garrido-Hernansaiz, Jes ús Alonso-Tapia Source Type: research

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Assessment of Nurse Perspectives on an Emergency Department-Based Routine Opt-Out HIV Screening Program
Routine opt-out HIV screening is recommended for everyone between 13 and 64 years of age. An urban, academic emergency department implemented a nurse-driven routine opt-out HIV screening program. The aim of our study was to assess program uptake and opportunities to improve the program from the perspectives of emergency nurses. Emergency nurses completed a brief prediscussion questionnaire and then participated in a focus group or semi-structured one-on-one interview to elicit feedback on the routine opt-out HIV screening program. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sara Heinert, Julius Carter, Cammeo Mauntel-Medici, Janet Lin Source Type: research

Behavioral Interventions for Improving Contraceptive Use Among Women Living with HIV: Cochrane Nursing Care Field – Cochrane Review Summary
Source Article: Lopez, L. M., Grey, T. W., Chen, M., Denison, J.,& Stuart, G. (2016). Behavioral interventions for improving contraceptive use among women living with HIV. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 8, Article Number CD010243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010243.pub3. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sue Rourke, Lisa T. Farley, Debbi Atkinson Tags: Cochrane Review Summaries Source Type: research

Interventions for Tobacco Use Cessation in People Living With HIV and AIDS: Cochrane Nursing Care Field – Cochrane Review Summary
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Amanda Stott Tags: Cochrane Review Summaries Source Type: research

Cochrane Nursing Care Field – Cochrane Review Summary Prepared for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: Interventions for Tobacco Use Cessation in People Living with HIV and AIDS
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Amanda Stott Source Type: research

Behavioral interventions for improving contraceptive use among women living with HIV: A summary
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sue Rourke, Lisa Farley, Debbi Atkinson Source Type: research

HIV Prevention Advice for People With Serious Mental Illness: Cochrane Nursing Care Field – Cochrane Review Summary
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Josie Bidwell Tags: Cochrane Review Source Type: research

HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness: Cochrane Nursing Care Field - Cochrane Review Summary
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - December 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Josie Bidwell Source Type: research

Contextualizing psychosocial determinants of alcohol use by age cohorts of adults living with HIV, ages 50 and older
We examined the influence of age on associations between affective states, social support, and alcohol use by age cohorts. We recruited 96 older Black adults living with HIV from the southeastern United States in 2013 and 2014. Participants completed questionnaires assessing demographics, psychological function, and substance use. Hierarchical regression analyses assessed the relationship between psychosocial factors and alcohol use in a 50- to 59-year-old group, and a 60 years and older age group. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Zachary L. Mannes, Larry E. Burrell, Eugene M. Dunne, Lauren E. Hearn, Nicole Ennis Whitehead Source Type: research

Factors Associated with HIV Testing in Youth in the United States: An Integrative Review
We used an integrative review to synthesize existing literature on the factors associated with HIV testing by youth ages 13 to 24 years in the United States. PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar were systematically searched and 44 original research studies met our criteria. A directed qualitative content analysis was conducted to integrate findings according to the personal, relationship, community, and society levels of the social-ecological model. Female gender, African American race, age, and physical illness were some of the factors more consistently associated with HIV testing. (Source: Journal of the Associat...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Oluwamuyiwa Winifred Adebayo, Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Guarda Source Type: research

JANAC 2017 and Beyond
“We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama, February 5, 2008, Chicago, Illinois (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lucy Bradley-Springer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Neurodevelopmental Exam Recommendations for Children with HIV Infection
Multiple and complex health, social, and environmental factors threaten the school success of children living with HIV. Little is known about interventions to overcome these threats to school success. We aimed to identify the number and types of recommendations from hospital-generated neurodevelopmental exams and school generated evaluations, Individual Education Plans (IEP), and 504 Plans for adaptations in the classroom for students with HIV infection. We also compared recommendations suggested by both neurodevelopmental exams and IEPs or 504 plans. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathryn Brady, Madison Dipman, Erin Nelson, Megan Allen, Laura Clarke-Steffen, Amy Edmonds, Kiran Aurora, Janice Piatt Source Type: research

Formative HIV Research with Youth in Kenya: Findings from a Psychosocial Needs Assessment
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Tiffany Chenneville Source Type: research

Thank you!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following members of our review panel for reviewing manuscripts for JANAC in 2016. We sincerely value their time, expertise, and important contributions to the journal. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Peer Reviewers Source Type: research

Introducing JANAC's New Associate Editors
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) is proud to announce the appointment of two highly qualified individuals to the position of Associate Editor. Longtime members of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Dr. Barbara Swanson and Dr. Michael Relf will join the editorial team at JANAC where they will contribute to the goal of improving the journal's impact on all aspects of the HIV epidemic in order to improve the lives of people living with HIV infection. We provide the following to introduce you to our two new Associate Editors. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Medication Adherence in 13- to 24-year-old Youth Living with HIV
Despite advances in HIV medicine, adherence presents as a barrier to effective treatment for youth. We designed this study to assess medication knowledge, adherence, and factors affecting adherence in youth with HIV. Participants were 72 youth ages 13 to 24 with perinatally or behaviorally acquired HIV. Demographic data were collected and a self-report adherence interview was administered. Interviews were audio-recorded to allow for qualitative data analysis. Self-reported adherence varied depending on the framing of questions with participants reporting greater adherence when asked how many doses they had missed within th...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Tiffany Chenneville, Marielle Machacek, Audra St. John Walsh, Patricia Emmanuel, Carina Rodriguez Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hepatitis C Screening in an HIV Primary Care Clinic
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - November 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia Ambrose, Roland Zepf, Carol Dawson-Rose, Amanda Hutton Parrott Source Type: research

“Taking Care of Ourselves”: The Experiences of Black Women Approaching and Encouraging Male Partners to Test for HIV
Discussions ranged from difficult and stressful to positive and empowering . (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerry Nolte, Tiffany Kim, Barbara Guthrie Source Type: research

Activism at AIDS2016
Be passionate, be angry, and don't accept the status quo.Carlos del Rio (21st International AIDS Conference, personal communication, July 22, 2016) (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lucy Bradley-Springer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Impressions of the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa
When Prince Harry from England, Princess Mabel from Holland, Sir Elton John, Presidents, Ministers of Health, and the elite of the world's HIV researchers compete for your attention with youth; sex worker; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) community activists, you know you have arrived at the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference. Colorful, loud, highly guarded, aggressive, and outspoken are the synonyms I would use to describe the audience, the topics, and the speakers. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Joachim G. Voss Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Nurses' Call to Action: Supporting a Strong Global HIV Nursing Workforce
AIDS2016, the International AIDS Conference, was convened in July 2016 in Durban South Africa and hosted by the International AIDS Society. More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gathered for the 21st International Conference. The conference was first held in Durban in 2001 and has been viewed as a defining moment in the history of the HIV epidemic because it marked the beginning of a global movement to bring life-saving HIV treatment to developing countries and paved the way for the creation of the Global Fund and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jason E. Farley, Carole Treston Tags: Call to Action Source Type: research

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“Is it all right for me to have a baby or not?”: Men living with HIV discuss fertility desires and interactions with providers
To our knowledge, no study in the United States has qualitatively examined fertility desires, experiences communicating with health care providers about sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and attitudes toward reproductive counseling and services in men living with HIV (MLWH) who have sex with women. We conducted focus groups and interviews with MLWH (N = 17) who have sex with women seeking HIV care in San Francisco. The men conveyed limited awareness of safer conception strategies. While many men expressed the desire to have a child, most reported that their providers had not discussed reproduction with them. (Source: J...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Shannon Weber, Jennifer M. Zakaras, Starr Hilliard, Deborah Cohan, Shari L. Dworkin Source Type: research

Position Statement: Palliative Care
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lucy Bradley-Springer Source Type: research

“Against Medical Advice” Discharges Among HIV-Infected Patients: Health and Health Services Outcomes
Nurses are often first to identify and manage a patient leaving against medical advice (AMA), and so they are critical contributors to the development of strategies to address this problem. We studied AMA discharge in order to help develop useful interventions. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 55,938 discharges from a single urban hospital for the years 2002-2003 and 2012-2013. AMA discharge rates were higher for HIV-infected patients than for patients with alcohol-related disorders or sickle-cell anemia in both time periods, even after adjustment for age, race, sex, insurance status, and household income. (Sourc...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: David Alfandre, Jingyan Yang, Katherine Harwood, Peter Gordon, Helen-Maria Lekas, Steven J. Chang, Michael T. Yin Source Type: research

Low Awareness and Use of Preexposure Prophylaxis in a Diverse Online Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men in New York City
Oral preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with emtricitibine-tenofovir has been shown to be highly effective in preventing HIV acquisition by individuals at high risk, especially men who have sex with men (MSM; Grant et  al., 2010; McCormack et al., 2016; Molina et al., 2015). Research exploring knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and use of PrEP is in a formative stage and evolving. Prior studies have found MSM to be interested in using PrEP, with greater awareness and use associated with older age and higher educat ion (Bauermeister, Meanley, Pingel, Soler,& Harper, 2013; Mimiaga, Case, Johnson, Safren,& Maye...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sanchit Gupta, David W. Lounsbury, Viraj V. Patel Tags: Research Brief Source Type: research

Low awareness and use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a diverse online sample of men who have sex with men in New York City
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Sanchit Gupta, David Lounsbury, Viraj V. Patel Source Type: research

Updated Federal Recommendations for HIV Prevention With Adults and Adolescents With HIV in The United States: The Pivotal Role of Nurses
In December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), and four other nongovernmental organizations issued the Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States (CDC et  al., 2014a). The guideline includes recommendations on provision and delivery of services for HIV prevention, care, and treatment to people living with HIV (PLWH) to succeed in reaching and advancing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) prevention and car...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gema Dumitru, Kathleen Irwin, Amrita Tailor Tags: Practice Brief Source Type: research

Updated federal recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents living with HIV in the United States: The pivotal role of nurses
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - October 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gema Dumitru, Kathleen Irwin, Amrita Tailor Source Type: research

A Qualitative Description of HIV-Infected African American Women's Experiences of Psychological Distress and Their Coping Strategies
HIV-infected individuals are at risk for psychological distress, including depression, sadness, and suicidality. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine 22 HIV-infected African American women's experiences of psychological distress and use of coping strategies. Data were collected through in-person one-on-one interviews until conceptual saturation was reached. Data were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Four themes were found: (a) psychoemotional suffering, (b) contextual factors negatively influence the everydayness of living with HIV infection, (c) HIV-related stigma perpetuates isolatio...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill N. Peltzer, Lisa Ogawa, Susan Tusher, Rose Farnan, Mary M. Gerkovich Tags: Feature Source Type: research

A qualitative description of HIV-infected African American women ’s experiences of psychological distress and their coping strategies
HIV-infected individuals are at risk for psychological distress, including depression, sadness, and suicidality. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine 22 HIV-infected African American women's experiences of psychological distress and use of coping strategies. Data were collected through in-person one-on-one interviews until conceptual saturation was reached. Data were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Four themes were found: (a) psycho-emotional suffering, (b) contextual factors negatively influence the everydayness of living with HIV infection, (c) HIV-related stigma perpetuates isolati...
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill N. Peltzer, Lisa Ogawa, Susan Tusher, Rose Farnan, Mary M. Gerkovich Source Type: research

Experience of online outreach for Black MSM populations at high risk for HIV transmission
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Cortney Smith, Maggie White, Michael Ross Source Type: research

Methods and Approaches to HIV Prevention
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Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Monique Balthazar Source Type: research

Disclosing parental HIV status to children in China: Lessons learned through an intervention study
For HIV-infected parents, deciding whether and how to disclose their illness to their children is a major stressor. In China, due to significant HIV stigma, disclosure distress is acute. Our objective was to understand HIV-infected parents ’ concerns regarding disclosure of their HIV status to their children. HIV-infected parents (N = 10) were recruited to attend a 3-session nursing intervention. In our post-hoc analysis, progress notes from each session were analyzed for themes to illuminate parental decision-making processes. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin Zhang, Wei-Ti Chen, Joyce P. Yang, Jane M. Simoni, Chengshi Shiu, Meijuan Bao, Jing Zhang, Meiyan Sun, Yang Qiu, Hongzhou Lu Source Type: research

Treatment engagement moderates the effect of neurocognitive impairment on antiretroviral therapy adherence in HIV-infected drug users in treatment
Neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and treatment engagement (TE) have been shown to significantly predict antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, but no studies have explored the ways and the extent to which similar outcomes might occur when these factors operate together, particularly for people who use drugs (PWUDs). We sought to discover whether TE moderated the effect of NCI on adherence to ART in HIV-infected individuals. 116 HIV-infected, methadone-maintained people who reported HIV risk behaviors were enrolled in the study. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Roman Shrestha, Pramila Karki, Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Michael Copenhaver Source Type: research

HIV is now a manageable long-term condition, but what makes it unique? A qualitative study exploring views about distinguishing features from multiprofessional HIV specialists in North West England
HIV is evolving from a life threatening infection to a long-term, manageable condition because of medical advances, radical changes in health and social care policy, and the impact of an ageing population. However, HIV remains complex, presenting unique characteristics distinguishing it from other long term conditions (LTCs). Our aim in this qualitative descriptive study was to identify and explore these features in the context of LTCs. A focus group (FG) method was used to gather the views and experiences of multiprofessional HIV specialists who worked in North West England. (Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)
Source: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - September 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Pauline Jelliman, Lorna Porcellato Source Type: research