Lee E. Klosinski

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Now that male circumcision has been shown to have a protective effect for men against HIV infection when engaging in vaginal intercourse with HIV-infected women, the research focus needs to shift towards the operational studies that can pave the way for effective implementation of circumcision programs. Behavioral research is needed to find out how people(More)
The objective of this study was to develop a comprehensive picture of the concerns and needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS who are interested in returning to work. To collect information in this new area, a series of focus groups was conducted with a random sample of clients from AIDS Project Los Angeles who were currently unemployed and expressed a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the longitudinal outcomes of Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a family-centered preventive intervention implemented to enhance resilience and to reduce psychological health risk in military families and children who have high levels of stress related to parental wartime military service. METHOD We performed a(More)
Existing data suggest that a substantial proportion of HIV seropositive adults reduce their substance use and sexual risk behaviors after learning their serostatus. Given the importance of implementing preventive interventions, a screening tool is desirable to allow for a brief method of identifying those who continue to engage in transmission acts. This(More)
The effectiveness of male circumcision in preventing transmission of HIV from females to males has been established. Those who are now advocating its widespread use face many challenges in convincing policy-makers and the public of circumcision’s value. We suggest that frames are a useful lens for communicating public health messages that may help promote(More)
In this paper, we report on the development and dissemination of a preventive intervention, Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), an eight-session family-centered intervention for families facing the impact of wartime deployments. Specific attention is given to the challenges of rapidly deploying a prevention program across diverse sites, as well as to(More)
The communities of people impacted by AIDS in the United States are diverse and have divergent opinions about HIV antibody testing. Concerns over social issues like stigma, confidentiality, and disclosure, combined with a legacy of advocacy, have shaped testing policies and praxis since the introduction of HIV antibody testing in 1985. The continued impact(More)