Andres Maiorana

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PURPOSE To understand the dynamic capabilities that enabled the six demonstration projects of the Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative to implement health information exchanges (HIEs) tailored to their local HIV epidemics and regional care systems. METHODS We conducted 111 semi-structured interviews with project staff and information(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this paper is to describe how members of HIV patients' care teams perceived the usefulness and ease of use of newly implemented, innovative health information exchange systems (HIEs) in diverse HIV treatment settings. Five settings with existing electronic medical records (EMRs) received special funding to test enhancements to their(More)
We used qualitative, quantitative, and observational methods to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and potential efficacy of Proyecto Orgullo (PO), a pilot community mobilisation intervention to decrease sexual risk, promote health-seeking behaviours, and facilitate personal and community empowerment among gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) in(More)
In 2011, the Health Resources and Services Administration launched the Systems Linkage and Access to Care for Populations at High Risk of HIV Infection Initiative. Six state Departments of Health were funded to develop and implement HIV testing, linkage-to-care, and retention-in-care interventions over a four-year period. We conducted qualitative interviews(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the implementation of community-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CBVCT) in the Eastern Caribbean. METHODS A total of 9782 unique HIV testing events performed through a national program of CBVCT in Antigua and Barbuda (2009-2012) were analyzed. The authors describe testers' demographic characteristics and assess demographic(More)
The delivery of HIV risk assessment and behavioral counseling by clinicians in HIV clinical settings is one component in a comprehensive "positive prevention" strategy to help patients reduce their transmission risk behavior. Clinicians engage in behavioral prevention inconsistently, however, depending on whether patients are new to a practice or are(More)
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