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The Epidemiology of Clinical Retention Among HIV-Infected Persons in North America
Background: Clinical retention is central to the HIV care continuum and a determinant of improved individual- and population-level HIV outcomes. The goals of this dissertation are to improve retention surveillance by ...
"Like Any Other Woman"? Pregnancy, Motherhood, and HIV among Sex Workers in Southern Tanzania
Background: As women of reproductive age, female sex workers (FSWs) have reproductive health needs, fertility intentions, and families. However, given FSWs’ work environments and the societal stigma against them, there are ...
Use of routine program data & evaluation data to maximize the impact of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs in Nigeria & Malawi
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-07-21)
Background Great progress has been made in preventing mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), however programmatic and operational challenges remain. Utilizing routinely collected PMTCT program data to refine ...
THE SUCCESSES OF AND BARRIERS TO REACHING AMBITIOUS HIV TREATMENT TARGETS IN RAKAI, UGANDA
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-04-07)
Objective: The HIV treatment cascade, also referred to as the HIV care continuum, is comprised of the sequential stages of engagement in HIV medical care, from testing to diagnosis to achieving the goal of viral suppression, ...
Understanding factors associated with pregnancy desire, experience and care among female sex workers living with HIV in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Introduction: Female sex workers (FSWs) are at significantly increased risk for HIV as well as a number of health concerns, however research on living with HIV is severely lacking, particularly in relation to pregnancy and ...
EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE SEX WORKERS ALONG THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Introduction Approximately 12% of all female sex workers (FSWs) around the world are living with HIV. FSWs confront heightened vulnerability not only to HIV infection, but also to social, economic and systemic barriers ...