Bret J. Rudy

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OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to describe the experiences of youth with behaviorally acquired HIV who transitioned to adult care, to identify difficulties encountered, and to explore areas for improvement. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 young adults ranging from 24 to 29 years old. Themes were derived from coding(More)
PURPOSE To explore factors sexual minority youth believe make them feel safe in a health care setting. METHODS Participants in three urban programs serving lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth engaged in a four-stage process to generate, prioritize, and explain their own ideas. In Stage III, 94 youth, aged 14 to 23 years,(More)
This study examined trauma history and posttraumatic stress in a sample of 30 adolescents and young adults with HIV/AIDS, recruited from December 14, 2004 through May 3, 2005. Overall, participants reported a mean of 5.63 traumatic events, with 93% of the sample reporting that receiving a diagnosis of HIV was experienced as traumatic. Of these, 13.3% met(More)
A variety of arterial lesions in both pulmonary and systemic circulations have been described in association with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Such lesions include plexogenic arteriopathy in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension and fibrocalcific arterial lesions described in a variety of organs. Lesions involving the pulmonary veins,(More)
Flow cytometry analysis of lymphocyte subset markers was performed for a group of sexually active, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative adolescents over a 2-year period to establish normative data. Data were collected in the REACH Project (Reaching for Excellence in Adolescent Care and Health), a multicenter, longitudinal study of HIV-positive and(More)
Adherence continues to be a major barrier to successful treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected individuals. HIV-infected adolescents and young adults face a lifetime of treatment with HAART. Often, individuals who struggle with adherence to HAART face multiple barriers that would therefore impact on the success of any(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether the 3-dose quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series (HPV-6, -11, -16, -18) is immunogenic and safe in young women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS We enrolled 99 women aged 16-23 years in a phase 2, open-label, multicenter trial, conducted from 2008 to(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents represent the fastest growing demographic group of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States. At present, there is little information available about their response to therapy. METHODS We studied 120 adolescents infected via high-risk behaviors who began receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy(More)
Understanding the multiple forms of stigma experienced by young HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men and how they relate to sexual risk behaviors is essential to design effective HIV prevention programs. This study of 40 African American young MSM found that 90% of those surveyed experienced sexual minority stigma, 88% experienced HIV(More)
The PACTG 381 cohort included 120 adolescents infected via high-risk behaviors and treated with at least two NRTIs plus either a protease inhibitor or an efavirenz-containing HAART regimen. After 24 weeks of therapy, only 69 of 118 (59%) evaluable subjects had undetectable viral loads. We now present findings of the study after 3 years of follow-up.(More)