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Project Connect Baltimore: Connecting Young Males to Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare

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2012-10-01
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To design, implement and evaluate a male-friendly and culturally appropriate guide for increasing access to and use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and sexual/reproductive healthcare (SRHC) among African American and Latino males.

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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2012-01-01
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This effort ended in 2017. The major challenge of early prenatal nurse home visitation programs is to accurately identify abused women. The DOVE study aims to improve maternal health and increase the use of a safety plan and community resources by using an emocha ®...

Laboratory Training

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2012-01-01
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CCGHE and the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Virology Care Laboratory collaborated to develop several self-paced distance learning laboratory training courses to build in-country capacity to conduct high quality research and perform clinical monitoring. Each 30-minute course was...

Brief Venue Survey of HIV Risk Places and Use of Technology in the Baltimore Latino Population

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2010-12-14
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This study ended December 13, 2011. In the last ten years, Baltimore City has seen a doubling in the AIDS incidence rate among Latinos. This has been paralleled by a doubling of the Baltimore Latino population over the last five years. At the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), Latino patients...

HIV Latino Outreach Program, Baltimore City Health Department

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2008-01-01
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Dr. Kathleen Page founded and directs the Baltimore City Health Department’s HIV Latino Outreach Program, which provides more than 1000 HIV tests per year to Baltimore's Latino community, and provides linkages to care services for those testing positive.

Calibration and Application of a Simple Sensitive/Less Sensitive Assay Applicable to Resource-Limited Countries for Determination of Recent HIV Infection and Incidence Estimates

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2007-03-22
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This study was terminated March 31, 2007. Sensitive/Less Sensitive assays (S/LS) to distinguish between recent and established HIV infections have been successfully applied to identify recently infected persons and determine HIV incidence. However, all currently used S/LS assays require laboratory...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

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2007-02-02
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Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

Technology-enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve Injection Drug User (IDU) Engagement in HIV Care

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2000-01-01
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This study is evaluating an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation intervention for improving retention-in-care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs). The CCGHE-developed emocha® is assisting peer navigators (former IDUs successfully...

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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...

Syndemic factors and resiliency among Latina immigrant indirect sex workers in an emergent immigrant city

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2018-08-23
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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Female sex workers (FSW) constitute a highly vulnerable population challenged by numerous co-existing, or syndemic, risk factors. FSW also display resilience to these, and some evidence suggests that resilience may be associated with protective factors that improve health outcomes. We...

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Baltimore, Maryland – 2016: The importance of sentinel surveillance in the era of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea

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2018-08-17
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Antibiotics
The increasing rates of gonorrhea infections and the global emergence and spread of multi-drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) threaten the successful management of gonorrhea. In the era of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), surveillance projects are urgently needed to monitor...

Identifying solutions to improve the sexually transmitted infections testing experience for youth through participatory ideation

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2018-08-15
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AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) services, including screening, treatment, and counseling among youth, remain suboptimal. In the midst of increasing incidence of bacterial STIs, alarming STI disparities, and persistently low testing rates among youth, solution-focused and action-oriented...

Internal medicine residents' knowledge and practice of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis

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2018-06-27
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Internal medicine physicians are often the first providers to encounter patients with a new diagnosis of tuberculosis. Given the public health risks of missed tuberculosis cases, assessing internal medicine residents' ability to diagnose tuberculosis is important. ...

Developing an assessment framework for essential internal medicine subspecialty topics

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2018-06-15
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Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Our assessment framework revealed knowledge and practice gaps in tuberculosis diagnosis among internal medicine residents.

MDR-TB in children: back to the basics

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2018-05-01
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The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
IJTLD: Summary of the Pediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Clinical Trials Landscape Meeting: a primer of current directions.

Advancing patient-centered care in tuberculosis management: A mixed-methods appraisal of video directly observed therapy

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2018-04-26
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Directly observed therapy (DOT) remains an integral component of treatment support and adherence monitoring in tuberculosis care. In-person DOT is resource intensive and often burdensome for patients. Video DOT (vDOT) has been proposed as an alternative to increase treatment...

¡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.

The use of clinical decision support in reducing diagnosis of and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

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2017-12-06
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Journal of Hospital Medicine
Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Challenges in the evaluation of interventions to improve engagement along the HIV care continuum in the United States: a systematic review

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2017-07-17
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AIDS and Behavior
Dr. Maunank Shah & colleagues review interventions to keep HIV patients linked to care.

The impact of preexposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men: An individual-based model

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2017-06-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Objectives Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is recommended for preventing HIV infection among individuals at high risk, including men who have sex with men (MSM). Although its individual-level efficacy is proven, questions remain regarding population-level impact of PrEP implementation...

Prevalence of HIV testing provision at community organizations serving young people in a mid-Atlantic city, 2013-2014

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2017-03-31
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Public Health Reports
Objectives: Little is known about the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing at community organizations or the organizational characteristics associated with testing. The objective of this study was to describe (1) the prevalence of HIV testing at community organizations...

Patients fifty years and older attending two sexually transmitted disease clinics in Baltimore, Maryland

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2017-03-15
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International Journal of STD & AIDS
Abstract : Many individuals remain sexually active into their eighth decade. Surveillance data suggest that rates of sexually transmitted infections in older patients are increasing. We compared demographics, risk behaviors, and predictors of acute infections in patients 50 years and older...

Chilling effect? Post-election health care use by undocumented and mixed-status families

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2017-03-08
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New England Journal of Medicine
Perspective article from Dr. Kathleen Page in the New England Journal of Medicine

Vitamin A and D deficiencies associated with incident tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in multinational case-cohort study

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2017-02-06
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Introduction: Numerous micronutrients have immunomodulatory roles that may influence risk of tuberculosis (TB), but the association between baseline micronutrient deficiencies and incident TB after antiretroviral (ART) initiation in HIV-infected individuals is not well characterized. ...

¡Sólo se vive una vez! (you only live once): a pilot evaluation of individually tailored video modules aiming to increase HIV testing among foreign-born Latino men

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2017-02-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
BACKGROUND: Although Latinos living in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV, the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV prevention, testing, and linkage to care interventions lag behind efforts occurring in other communities. To address...

The socioecology of sexual and reproductive health care use among young urban minority males

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2017-01-05
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Journal of Adolescent Health
Purpose: To explore perceptions of facilitators/barriers to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care use among an urban sample of African-American and Hispanic young men aged 15-24 years, including sexual minorities. Methods: Focus groups were conducted between April...

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