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To determine effectiveness of alternate venue testing (AVT), social network strategy (SNS) and provider referral (PR) for identifying previously undiagnosed HIV-infected 18-64-year-old African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM) by a health department. For AVT, staff used a mobile clinic to conduct HIV testing. For PR, staff solicited contact… (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the potential impact of chlamydial screening policy that recommends routine screening of women but not men. METHODS Population surveys of probability samples of Baltimore adults aged 18 to 35 years in 1997-1998 and 2006-2009 collected biospecimens to estimate trends in undiagnosed chlamydial infection. Survey estimates are compared to… (More)
Baltimore, Maryland ranks among U.S. cities with the highest incidence of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV screening at sex partner meeting places or venues frequented by MSM with new diagnoses and/or high HIV viral load may reduce transmission by identifying and linking infected individuals to care. We investigated venue-based… (More)
BACKGROUND Sex partner meeting places may be important locales to access men who have sex with men (MSM) and implement targeted HIV control strategies. These locales may change over time, but temporal evaluations have not been performed. METHODS The objectives of this study were to describe the frequency of report of MSM sex partner meeting places over… (More)
In 2004, 424 incident cases of HIV were reported to Baltimore City Health Department. Of them, 53 (12.5%) cases were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease following HIV diagnosis. The factors that were statistically significantly associated with coinfection were being a man who has sex with men, commercial sex work, and age under 25 years.