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Incidence of types of cancer among HIV-infected persons compared with the general population in the United States, 1992-2003.
TLDR
The incidence of many types of non-AIDS-defining cancer was higher among HIV-infected persons than among the general population from 1992 to 2003, and lower ascertainment of cancer in the HIV cohorts may result in a potential bias to underestimate rate disparities.
Epidemiology of anemia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons: results from the multistate adult and adolescent spectrum of HIV disease surveillance project.
TLDR
Anemia is a frequent complication of HIV infection, and its incidence is associated with progression of HIV disease, prescription of certain chemotherapeutics, black race, and female sex, and lack of prescription of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Estimating the proportion of HIV transmissions from main sex partners among men who have sex with men in five US cities
TLDR
According to a model, most HIV transmissions among men who have sex with men in five US cities are from main sex partners, and couples-based HIV prevention interventions for MSM should be given high priority in the US HIV prevention research portfolio.
Surveillance of HIV Risk and Prevention Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex with Men—A National Application of Venue-Based, Time-Space Sampling
TLDR
By identifying the prevalence and trends of HIV risk and prevention behaviors, NHBS-MSM data may be used at local, state, and federal levels to help obtain, direct, and evaluate HIV prevention resources for MSM.
A Review of the Literature on Event-Level Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
TLDR
The scientific literature on event-level measures, which assess substance use and sexual risk behavior immediately before or during a sexual encounter and provide the most precise link between these two behaviors are reviewed, underscore the importance of providing HIV risk-reduction interventions for substance-using MSM.
Behavioral Surveillance among People at Risk for HIV Infection in the U.S.: The National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System
TLDR
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with 25 state and local health departments, began the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS), which surveys the three populations at highest risk for HIV in the United States: men who have sex with men, injecting drug users, and high-risk heterosexuals.
Excess Burden of Depression among HIV-Infected Persons Receiving Medical Care in the United States: Data from the Medical Monitoring Project and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
TLDR
The overall excess burden among HIV-infected persons receiving care is about three-times that among the general population and is associated with differences in annual household income between the two populations.
Understanding Racial HIV/STI Disparities in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Multilevel Approach
TLDR
Differences between black and white MSM in Atlanta are identified at the individual, dyadic/sexual network, and community levels, and disparities in HIV and STI prevalence by race are comparable to those observed nationally.
The increase in global HIV epidemics in MSM
TLDR
Addressing the expanding epidemics of HIV in MSM will require continued research, increased resources, political will, policy change, structural reform, community engagement, and strategic planning and programming, but it can and must be done.
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