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Rising HIV infection rates have been recently occurring among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in the United States. As a result, promoting HIV testing among members of this population is now considered a priority among local and federal health officials. A study was conducted to explore concerns about HIV testing among BMSM in New York City. In early(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To better define the treatment-related decisions considered most difficult by parents of pediatric patients with cancer and the factors that influenced their final decisions. DESIGN Retrospective-descriptive design. SETTING Pediatric oncology institution in the mid-southern region on the United States. SAMPLE 39 parents representing(More)
Pediatric oncology nurses experience role-related stressors, some of which are inherent to the speciality, and their consequences. Despite these difficulties, nurses continue in the specialty. One variable that helps to explain their continued commitment is "meaning", or what pediatric oncology nurses find to be most significant and satisfying in their(More)
OBJECTIVE To test a new behavioral intervention for black MSM in reducing sexual risk and increasing social support and intentions to use condoms. DESIGN A single-site, unblinded randomized trial in New York City with 3-month follow-up. METHODS Participants (n = 283) reporting at least two sexual partners and unprotected anal intercourse with a man in(More)
OBJECTIVES We obtained contextual information regarding documented barriers to HIV clinical trial participation among Black men who have sex with men (MSM), and explored current preventive HIV clinical trial attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions among Black MSM leaders in the United States. METHODS We conducted 2 focus groups with Black MSM leaders(More)
Testing HIV prevention strategies requires that researchers recruit participants at high risk of HIV infection. Data from the EXPLORE Study, a behavioral intervention trial involving men who have sex with men (MSM), were used to examine the relationship between recruitment strategies and participant characteristics, sexual risk behaviors and HIV incidence.(More)
OBJECTIVES Significant advances in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) place a premium on early detection and linkage to care. Recognizing the need to efficiently yet comprehensively provide HIV counseling, we assessed the feasibility of using audio computer-assisted self-inventory (A-CASI) in a(More)
ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) has been demonstrated to be more effective than face to face interviews in eliciting truthful responses on sensitive subjects such as substance abuse and sexual behavior (1, 2). Thus, ACASI has the potential to streamline and standardize HIV counseling and testing by providing a comprehensive overview of each(More)
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