Joanne O'Day

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OBJECTIVE HIV-related stigma affects not only persons living with HIV (PLwHIV) but also their communities and families including children. This study aimed to determine whether an interactive training administered to community parents significantly increases their children's reported comfort interacting with PLwHIV. METHODS A randomized clinical trial(More)
Throughout U.S. history, women have changed their sexual behaviors in response to, or as actors affecting, economic, political, and legal imperatives; to preserve health; to promote new relationship, identity or career paths; to assert a set of values; as a result of new reproductive technologies; or to gain status. In adjusting to pressures or goals, women(More)
Female offender populations and females in jail include large proportions of injecting drug users (IDUs), who are at high risk of contracting or transmitting HIV. Women IDUs (n = 165) were recruited and interviewed at New York City's central jail facility for women. The study examined these women's patterns of HIV risk behaviors related to drugs and sex and(More)
This paper reports outcome evaluation results of an AIDS education program for drug-using women in jail, of whom the majority were current drug injectors, had high-risk sexual partners, and never used condoms for insertive sex. The women participated in four small-group health/HIV education sessions. Education participants and controls were followed-up 7(More)
Distinguishing between an infective and malignant process provides a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. This case highlights an example of an acute spinal cord compression that could fall into either of these two categories. The diagnosis in this case of disseminated Nocardiosis is an extremely rare cause of acute spinal cord compression and to our(More)
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