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BACKGROUND In 2010, the iPrEx trial demonstrated that oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). The impact of iPrEx on PrEP knowledge and actual use among at-risk MSM is unknown. Online surveys were conducted to assess PrEP awareness, interest and experience among(More)
To date, little data on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users outside of the clinical trial setting are available. A repeated cross-sectional survey of one of the largest social and sexual networking websites for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States was conducted in August 2013 (Wave 1) and January 2014 (Wave 2). Multivariable logistic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this project was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Boston area who had been sexually active (oral and/or anal sex) with another male within the past year. METHODS Over a 1-month period (March 2007), asymptomatic MSM in care at a Boston(More)
As the number of digital images is growing fast and Content-based Image Retrieval (CBIR) is gaining in popularity, CBIR systems should leap towards Web-scale datasets. In this paper, we report on our experience in building an experimental similarity search system on a test collection of more than 50 million images. The first big challenge we have been(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent nationally representative data documenting event-level condom use have included samples that are predominantly heterosexual, resulting in limited information on rates of condom use for penile-anal intercourse (PAI) among men who have sex with men (MSM). AIM This study sought to document the demographic and event-specific situational(More)
BACKGROUND Condom use remains central to sexually transmitted infections/HIV prevention among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). To support the development of accurate and appropriate interventions, a better understanding is needed as to how the characteristics of a given sexual event differentially influence condom use during anal(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent nationally representative studies documenting event-level sexual behavior have included samples that are predominantly heterosexual, resulting in limited information on the sexual repertoire of gay and bisexually identified men. AIM This study sought to document the sexual behaviors that gay and bisexually identified men report during(More)
The HIV epidemic in Latin America is highly concentrated in men who have sex with men (MSM). In the United States, multiple co-occurring psychosocial conditions have been shown to act as intertwined epidemics to potentiate HIV transmission among MSM. To date, no study has examined the role of syndemics and condomless sex among MSM in Latin America. In 2012,(More)
The concept of Locality-sensitive Hashing (LSH) has been successfully used for searching in high-dimensional data and a number of locality-preserving hash functions have been introduced. In order to extend the applicability of the LSH approach to a general metric space, we focus on a recently presented Metric Index (M-Index), we redefine its hashing and(More)