Lisa M. Kuhns
Northwestern University
Ethnic groupPublic healthDemographyPsychosocialHealth psychologyPsychologyRandomized controlled trialYoung adultPsychological interventionMen who have sex with menSocial supportmHealthTransgenderIntervention (counseling)Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)PopulationHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Family medicineClinical psychologyMedicineGerontology
Publications 118
#5Jing Zhao (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 2
Abstract null null This study investigates the two-mode core-periphery structures of venue affiliation networks of younger Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). The study examined the association between these structures and HIV phylogenetic clusters, defined as members who share highly similar HIV strains that are regarded as a proxy for sexual affiliation networks. Using data from 114 YBMSM who are living with HIV in two large U.S. cities, our findings indicate that HIV phylogenetic cluster...
#1Olivia R Wood (Columbia University)H-Index: 1
#2Robert Garofalo (Children's Memorial Hospital)H-Index: 48
Last. Rebecca Schnall (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
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The number of youth living with HIV in the United States (US) continues to rise, and racial, ethnic, and sexual minority youth including young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender women (YTGW) bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic. Due to social and healthcare system factors, many YMSM and YTGW do not seek HIV testing services and are therefore less likely to be aware that they are infected. Mobile health technology (mHealth) has the ability to increase uptake of H...
#1Evette Cordoba (Columbia University)
#2Betina Ross S Idnay (Columbia University)H-Index: 1
Last. Marco A. Hidalgo (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 14
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OBJECTIVE The widespread and frequent use of mobile technology among adolescents, including sexual minority adolescents, presents an opportunity for the development of mobile health (mHealth) technology to combat the continuing HIV epidemic among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). We analyzed perceptions of the quality and impact of an HIV prevention mobile app on sexual risk reduction among YMSM. METHODS Participants were recruited from a larger randomized controlled trial of the MyPEEPS M...
#1Babafemi Taiwo (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 30
#2Kehinde M Kuti (UI: University of Ibadan)
Last. Ogochukwu Okonkwor (NU: Northwestern University)
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BACKGROUND Consistent with the global trend, youth with HIV (YWH) in Nigeria have high rates of viral nonsuppression. Hence, novel interventions are needed. SETTING Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. METHODS In a single-arm trial, participants aged 15-24 years received 48 weeks of a combination intervention, comprising daily 2-way text message medication reminders plus peer navigation. The primary outcome measure was viral suppression less than 200...
#1Scott D. Rhodes (Wake Forest University)H-Index: 52
#2Lisa M. Kuhns (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 30
Last. Robert Garofalo (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 48
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In the United States, transgender women are disproportionately affected by HIV. However, few evidence-based prevention interventions exist for this key population. We describe two promising, locally developed interventions that are currently being implemented and evaluated through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Combination HIV Prevention for Transgender Women Project: (a) ChiCAS, designed to promote the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condom use, and medically supervis...
#1Gabriella Sanabria (USF: University of South Florida)
#2Thomas F. Scherr (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 11
Last. Rebecca Schnall (Columbia University)H-Index: 24
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Improving access to HIV testing among youth at high risk is essential for reaching those who are most at risk for HIV and least likely to access health care services. This study evaluates the usability of mLab, an app with image-processing feature that analyzes photos of OraQuick HIV self-tests and provides real-time, personalized feedback. mLab includes HIV prevention information, testing reminders, and instructions. It was developed through iterative feedback with a youth advisory board (N = 8...
#1Lisa M. Kuhns (Children's Memorial Hospital)H-Index: 30
#2Anna L. Hotton (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 19
Last. Robert Garofalo (Children's Memorial Hospital)H-Index: 48
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The TransLife Care (TLC) project was developed to address the structural factors that act as barriers to HIV care among transgender women of color. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and initial efficacy of the TLC project; primary HIV care outcomes included linkage to HIV care, engagement in care, retention in care, use of ART and viral suppression among N = 120 participants. In multivariable analysis, receipt of the intervention (versus none), was associated with any HIV...
#1James A. Swartz (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 16
#2Kelly DuchenyH-Index: 3
Last. Lisa M. Kuhns (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 30
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Research on the health of transgender people has focused on the risk for and health consequences of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections with little known about the prevalence of a broader range of medical conditions experienced by transgender people. This study used latent class (LC) analysis to examine a range of chronic medical conditions among 223 HIV-positive transgender women of color receiving primary care and psychosocial services in Chicago. The best-fitting model had 2 classes...
#1Sabina Hirshfield (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)H-Index: 8
#2J. ContrerasH-Index: 1
Last. L. F. MolanoH-Index: 1
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Transgender women (TW) have higher HIV prevalence rates than cisgender (i.e., non-transgender) women. However, utilization of healthcare for transgender people in the U.S. is low. As part of a multisite initiative to facilitate entry and retention in HIV care for TW of color, we compared health outcomes between participants who became Peer Leaders and those who did not. From 2013 to 2016, 163 New York City, mostly Latina, TW enrolled in the Transgender Women Engagement and Entry to Care Project ...
#1Rebecca L. Mauldin (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 6
#2Tamara Al Rawwad (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
Last. Kayo Fujimoto (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
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Community-clinic linkages may help communities increase HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake. Referrals from community-based organizations may be particularly important for linking Black men who have sex with men (MSM) to PrEP. This study describes PrEP referral and HIV/STI prevention networks among organizations that serve MSM in Houston, TX (N = 40), and Chicago, IL (N = 28), and compares network positions of organizations based on percentage of Black/African American clients. A majority...
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