Paula V Reid

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BACKGROUND Human rights approaches to manage HIV and efforts to decriminalize HIV exposure/transmission globally offer hope to persons living with HIV (PLWH). However, among vulnerable populations of PLWH, substantial human rights and structural challenges (disadvantage and injustice that results from everyday practices of a well-intentioned liberal(More)
PURPOSE Over a decade ago, the U.S. Public Health Service recommended routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for pregnant women. Despite this recommendation, nearly 30% of pregnant women report not being tested. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe personal experiences of women in obtaining HIV testing and healthcare services in(More)
The purposes of this study were to (a) review original research in the United States on the intersection of HIV risk and intimate partner violence (IPV) in women, and (b) identify trends that promote nursing and public health prevention and intervention strategies. Twenty-three original, peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature from 2008 to April(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationships among contextual, environmental, and regulatory factors with antiretroviral (ARV) medication adherence to assist care providers in improving care for women living with HIV. DESIGN Descriptive, multicenter study. SETTING Sixteen HIV clinics and service organizations in North America. PARTICIPANTS This convenience(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of stressful life events (SLE) on medication adherence (3 days, 30 days) as mediated by sense of coherence (SOC), self-compassion (SCS), and engagement with the healthcare provider (eHCP) and whether this differed by international site. Data were obtained from a cross-sectional sample of 2082 HIV(More)
The engagement of patients with their health care providers (HCP) improves patients' quality of life (QOL), adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and life satisfaction. Engagement with HCP includes access to HCP as needed, information sharing, involvement of client in decision making and self-care activities, respect and support of the HCP for the client's(More)
Diabetes affects 22.3 million people in the United States.1 It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and is the seventh leading cause of death.2 Patients with diabetes are at two to four times greater risk of myocardial infarction (MI) than those without diabetes, and diabetes is the primary reason for renal failure, blindness, and nontraumatic limb(More)
AIM This study represents an initial effort at examining the association between the construct of self-compassion and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related anxiety in a multinational population with HIV disease. BACKGROUND Previous studies have found that self-compassion is a powerful predictor of mental health, demonstrating positive and consistent(More)