Publications - Healthcare access and retention

A mobile health-facilitated behavioral intervention for community health workers improves exclusive breastfeeding and early infant HIV diagnosis in India: A cluster randomized trial

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2020-07-03
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Journal of the International AIDS Society
When community health workers used a mobile health intervention with HIV+ women to deliver care, there was a higher uptake of exclusive breastfeeding at two months and early infant HIV diagnosis at six weeks

Trends and gender differences in access to HIV care with scale up of national HIV treatment guidelines in India

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2020-06-24
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Test and treat is the current global standard, yet sex differences persist in access to HIV care. We assessed the differences in presentation and antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake by sex and ART-eligibility period among ART-naive adults registered at a public ART center in India. Four ART...

Undocumented U.S. Immigrants and Covid-19

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2020-03-27
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New England Journal of Medicine
NEJM: Kathleen Page and colleagues outline COVID-19 hardships faced by undocumented immigrants and strategies needed to ensure they have access to care.

Venezuela’s health care crisis now poses a global threat

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2020-03-26
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Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy: Dr. Kathleen Page argues that Venezuela's weak healthcare infrastructure leaves its people defenseless and presents a serious threat to global health, and she advocates for the global community to act now.

Inclusion of key populations in clinical trials of new antituberculosis treatments: Current barriers and recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, children, and HIV-infected persons

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2019-08-15
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PLOS Medicine
PLOS Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues discuss the scientific and ethical basis for including pregnant and lactation women, children, and HIV+ patients in tuberculosis therapeutic clinical trials.

The Right and Left Hands of the State — Two Patients at Risk of Deportation

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2019-07-18
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New England Journal of Medicine
NEJM: Dr. Kathleen Page and colleagues offer guidance for clinicians on meeting the needs of patients in an era of punitive immigration policy

Mobile phone access and comfort: implications for HIV and tuberculosis care in India and South Africa.

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2019-07-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
SETTING: India and South Africa shoulder the greatest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection respectively, but care retention is suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a study in Pune, India, and Matlosana, South Africa ...

Preventable losses: Infant mortality increases in Venezuela

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2019-01-24
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Lancet Global Health
The health-care system collapse underway in Venezuela is a cause of utmost concern for its people and, increasingly, for the wider region. Declines in provision of basic services, such as childhood immunisation, malaria control, water, sanitation, and nutritional support, have led to...

Immigration legal services as a structural HIV intervention for Latinx sexual and gender minorities

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2018-11-21
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Lack of legal immigration status is associated with poor HIV-related outcomes for immigrant Latinx sexual and gender minorities (LSGM). LSGM often meet eligibility criteria for legal immigration relief. A Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) may thus be strategic to improve their health. We know...

Centro SOL: A community-academic partnership to care for undocumented immigrants in an emerging Latino area

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2018-10-30
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Academic Medicine
PROBLEM: From 2000 to 2014, the Latino population in Baltimore city, an emerging Latino settlement area, has experienced rapid growth. Many of these individuals are undocumented and not eligible for coverage. Academic medical centers often lead the way in addressing the health needs of...

Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latinx migrants in deportation proceedings

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2018-10-15
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Lancet HIV
In our work as clinicians, researchers, and immigrant rights advocates, we have noted increased anxiety about the possibility of deportation and disruptions in care among immigrants with HIV. Before the 2016 US elections, patients rarely asked about HIV treatment in their home countries...

Using mHealth to improve tuberculosis case identification and treatment initiation in South Africa: Results from a pilot study

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2018-07-03
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PLoS One
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in South Africa is among the highest globally. Initial loss to follow-up (ILFU), defined as not starting on TB treatment within 28 days of testing positive, is undermining control efforts. We assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and potential...

Loss to follow‐up and mortality among HIV‐infected adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy in Pune, India

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2018-06-25
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HIV Medicine
Over 6 years, one-third of HIV+ adolescents in this study discontinued medical treatment, indicating a critical need for retention counselling and closer clinical monitoring.

Three years post-Affordable Care Act sexually transmitted disease clinics remain critical among vulnerable populations

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2018-06-18
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American Journal of Preventive Medicine
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to examine whether demand for publicly funded sexually transmitted disease clinics changed after Affordable Care Act implementation. METHODS: The percentages of total incident sexually transmitted infections in Baltimore...

HIV viral suppression and geospatial patterns of HIV antiretroviral therapy treatment facility use in Rakai, Uganda

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2018-03-27
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AIDS
OBJECTIVE: To assess geospatial patterns of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment facility use and whether they were impacted by viral load suppression. METHODS: We extracted data on the location and type of care services utilized by HIV-positive persons...

Mobile phone incentives for childhood immunizations in rural India

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2018-03-19
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Pediatrics
In Pediatrics: Incentives and technology can improve immunization coverage in young children in resource-poor settings.

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

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2018-01-23
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Progress in Community Health Partnerships
Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (...

What will it take to reduce HIV incidence in the United States: A mathematical modeling analysis

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2018-01-06
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Modeling and simulations suggest that cutting HIV incidence in half by 2025 will require 95% of people living with HIV to be engaged in care.

Identifying models of HIV care and treatment service delivery in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia using cluster analysis and Delphi survey

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2017-12-06
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BMC Health Services Research
BACKGROUND: Organization of HIV care and treatment services, including clinic staffing and services, may shape clinical and financial outcomes, yet there has been little attempt to describe different models of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Information about the relative benefits...

Impact of a community health worker HIV treatment and prevention intervention in an HIV hotspot fishing community in Rakai, Uganda (mLAKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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2017-10-23
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Trials
Abstract Background: Effective yet practical strategies are needed to increase engagement in HIV treatment and prevention services, particularly in high-HIV-prevalence hotspots. We designed a community-based intervention called "Health Scouts" to promote uptake and adherence to...

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