New York City

What motivates gay and bisexual men to participate in PrEP-related research?

What motivates gay and bisexual men to participate in PrEP-related research?
July 23, 2019 Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be effective at preventing HIV among key populations like gay and bisexual men (GBM), but there remains a need to engage GBM in behavioral and clinical research to monitor factors such as adherence to PrEP and retention in PrEP-related quarterly medical appointments. In order to inform recruitment efforts for future PrEP research, recent MPH alum Alexa D’Angelo led a study on the factors motivating GBM to participate in a PrEP behavioral study. The results were published in the International Journal of Sexual Health. ...
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How health care facility characteristics affect HIV viral suppression among NYC patients

How health care facility characteristics affect HIV viral suppression among NYC patients
April 2, 2019 Health care facility characteristics such as the type of clinical setting, the travel distance from the patient’s home, the support services offered, and physician experience have been shown to influence health outcomes among persons with HIV, but few studies have explored how these factors influence HIV viral suppression among patients. To test the association of these characteristics with the achievement and maintenance of HIV suppression among newly-diagnosed New York City residents, CUNY SPH doctoral alumna Ellen Wiewel—now the director of research and evaluation at th...
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