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14.09.2021 | Behavioral Surveillance

Community-Based HIV Testing for Urban Youth in Western Kenya

Youth aged 15–24 years comprise 48% of new HIV infections and 15% of persons living with HIV in Kisumu County, Kenya. We assessed factors associated with HIV infection among youth participating in the Community Health Initiative (CHI) implemented …

13.09.2021 | Original Paper

Patient-Reported Treatment Satisfaction and Quality of Life Among People Living with HIV Following the Introduction of Dolutegravir-Based ART Regimens in Ukraine

In 2017, the government of Ukraine initiated its ART Optimization Initiative, revising its national antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines and embracing Dolutegravir (DTG) as a backbone of first-line ART regimens. A cross-sectional survey of 464 …

12.09.2021 | Original Paper

Behavioral Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Hospitalized Persons Who Co-use Stimulants and Opioids

We investigated the association of 90-day opioid and stimulant co-use and HIV risk behaviors in a cross-sectional analysis of hospitalized HIV-negative people who inject drugs (PWID). We compared those injecting opioids alone to two sub-groups who …

08.09.2021 | Original Paper

Twelve-Month Retention in Opioid Agonist Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Among Patients With and Without HIV

Although opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is associated with positive health outcomes, including improved HIV management, long-term retention in OAT remains low among patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Using data from the Veterans Aging Cohort …

07.09.2021 | Original Paper

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Persistence Among Greek Sexual Minority Men: Results from PrEP for Greece (P4G) Study

Nearly half the new HIV infections in Greece occur in sexual minority men, yet pre-exposure prophylaxis is not currently supported in the national HIV program. We examined factors associated with PrEP persistence among Greek SMM in PrEP for …

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AIDS and Behavior provides an international venue for the scientific exchange of research and scholarly work on the contributing factors, prevention, consequences, social impact, and response to HIV/AIDS. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed papers addressing all areas of AIDS behavioral research including: individual, contextual, social, economic and geographic factors that facilitate HIV transmission; interventions aimed to reduce HIV transmission risks at all levels and in all contexts; mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS; medical and behavioral consequences of HIV infection - including health-related quality of life, coping, treatment and treatment adherence; and the impact of HIV infection on adults children, families, communities and societies. The journal publishes original research articles, brief research reports, and critical literature reviews.

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