Stéphanie C. Gaston

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Engagement in sexual activity among Haitian youth is increasing. The present cross-sectional study examined the independent correlates of sexual risk behaviors among 200 (108 male/92 female) 13–18 year-old adolescents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti using face-to-face interviews. The majority (60.0 %) had engaged in sexual intercourse. Multivariate modeling found(More)
Psychological trauma resulting from natural disasters can negatively affect the health of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). This study examined relationships of alcohol use and exposure to the 2010 Haiti earthquake on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among HIV-positive adults enrolled in an intervention study. Baseline data were collected(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the safety, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a culturally-adapted disclosure intervention for perinatally HIV-infected combined antiretroviral therapy patients in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. DESIGN A quasi-experimental trial was conducted comparing caregiver-youth pairs who completed the intervention [adapted Blasini(More)
BACKGROUND Haiti has the highest number of people living with HIV infection in the Caribbean/Latin America region. Medical male circumcision (MMC) has been recommended to help prevent the spread of HIV. We sought to assess knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs about MMC among a sample of health care providers in Haiti. METHODS A convenience sample(More)
A pilot study is underway to assess safety and acceptability of an intervention to disclose their HIV infection status to status-naïve pediatric antiretroviral therapy patients in Hispaniola [the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR)]. Of 22 Haiti and 47 DR caregivers recruited to date, 68.2% Haiti and 34.0% DR caregivers had clinically(More)
by Consuelo M. Beck-Sagué, Jessy G. Dévieux, Marı́a Claudia Pinzón-Iregui, Rosa Abreu-Pérez, Leonel Lerebours-Nadal, Stephanie Gaston, Andrew G. Dean, Mina Halpern, Vanessa Rouzier, Rachel Bertrand, Rhonda Rosenberg, Jean William Pape, Stephen W. Nicholas, and Ileana Blasini Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Florida International(More)
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