People with HIV in HAART-Era Russia: Transmission Risk Behavior Prevalence, Antiretroviral Medication-Taking, and Psychosocial Distress

@article{Amirkhanian2010PeopleWH,
  title={People with HIV in HAART-Era Russia: Transmission Risk Behavior Prevalence, Antiretroviral Medication-Taking, and Psychosocial Distress},
  author={Yuri A. Amirkhanian and Jeffrey A. Kelly and Anna V. Kuznetsova and Wayne Difranceisco and Vladimir B. Musatov and Dmitry G. Pirogov},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={767-777}
}
Russia has seen one of the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemics. Transmission risk behavior, HAART-taking, and psychosocial distress of the growing population of Russian people living with HIV (PLH) in the HAART era are understudied. Participants of a systematically-recruited cross-sectional sample of 492 PLH in St. Petersburg completed measures of sexual and drug injection practices, adherence, perceived discrimination, and psychosocial distress. Since learning of their status, 58% of… CONTINUE READING