Attitudes towards HIV research participation

Little is known about how payment affects individuals' decisions to participate in HIV research. Using data from a U.S. survey of people living with HIV (N = 292), we examined potential research participants’ attitudes toward payment, perceived study risk based on payment amount, and preferred payment forms, and how these factors vary by sociodemographic characteristics. This infographic highlights the importance of payment in research participation, including the view of payment as a benefit and also disincentives to participation.

HIV Risk Reduction & Earned Income Tax Credit

This new infographic from CHIPTS and CHPRC illustrates the research finding that single mothers in U.S. states with more generous Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) engaged in significantly less HIV risk behaviors compared to those in states with less generous (or nonexistent) EITCs. The effect of a refundable state EITC on HIV risk behavior was what we would expect for two or more hours of intensive HIV risk-reduction counseling, an intervention few low-income single mothers can readily access. This finding demonstrates the impact of antipoverty policy.

Climate Change and Continuity of Care: Maintaining Access to Prevention and Care Services during Climate-Related Events in California

Natural disasters related to climate change are on the rise in California, but the impacts of climate-related events on healthcare delivery and client engagement in care are not well understood. The critical care needs of those receiving HIV, STI, and harm reduction services are of particular importance; disruptions to services pose an immediate threat to continuity of care and client health. We conducted a rapid response qualitative study to better understand climate-related disruptions to services, document adaptive strategies, and provide recommendations for policy action.

PrEP Access in the United States: The Role of Telehealth

Disparities in uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) exist along racial, ethnic, and gender lines. The use of telehealth to provide PrEP and associated services (“tele-PrEP”) is a trend that began before the COVID-19 pandemic, but we find it has increased for some providers along with the growing use of telehealth generally. However, little is known about the tele-PrEP environment. This brief provides an overview of the tele-PrEP landscape, including how PrEP services are provided and factors that facilitate its provision as well as barriers that remain. This policy brief is based on in-depth interviews conducted at the end of 2021 ... [Read More];

LENS: HIV Prevalence and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities– A Data-Mapping Tool

The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed concerns about social and structural factors related to health disparities, including those related to HIV. The Lens tool is a partial response to an urgent need to understand whether elevated risk of COVID-19 disease and mortality among persons living with HIV (PLWH) results from related risk behaviors, a higher burden of comorbidities, and/or social determinants of health. This tool can help decision-makers, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to access critical neighborhood-level information about the intersection of socio-economic and health vulnerabilities and HIV. The Lens portal also contains information on COVID-19 case rates for counties where ... [Read More];

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