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In 2013 approximately 37,000 people were living with HIV in Ecuador (prevalence 0.4%), representing a generalized epidemic where most new infections arise from sexual interactions in the general population. Studies that examine attitudes towards people living with...

["Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2189v1
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Background: HIV-positive parents are challenged with disclosure to their children. Some do not disclose at all, others disclose to some children, and many take years to fully disclose to all their children. Methods: This qualitative phenomenological study was conducted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1727v1
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Background: Many HIV-affected families have both parent(s) and child(ren) infected. HIV disclosure to children continues to be a great global challenge for HIV-positive parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs); parents and HCPs differ on how and when to disclose...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1726v1
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Introduction: In the 30 years since its identification in Papua New Guinea the response to HIV and its subsequent spread has waxed and waned and taken new directions as the social and biomedical environment changed. More than 30 years later the surveillance system...

["Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1500v1
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that sought to understand the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive and negative children after they received disclosure of their own and their parents’ illnesses, respectively. This is the first study...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1328v1
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The aim of this research brief is to summarize a case report study that described an HIV-positive married couple’s poor disclosure experience of their illnesses to all their children in the household. It is important to communicate this couple’s HIV disclosure...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1327v1
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Treatment with broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) has recently proven effective against HIV-1 infections in humanized mice, non-human primates, and humans. For optimal treatment, susceptibility of the patient's viral strains to a particular bNAb has to be...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Virology","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1304v1
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Background: HIV disclosure from parent to child is challenging. While disclosure is expected to be emotional for parents and children, the total disclosure experience has not been described. The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experiences of HIV-positive...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.946v1
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There has been limited involvement of HIV-negative children in HIV disclosure studies; most studies conducted on the effects of disclosure on children have been with HIVpositive children and HIV-positive mother-child dyads. Seven HIV-positive and five HIVnegative...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.821v2
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The perspectives and practices of health care workers (HCWs) regarding disclosure to HIV-infected children have not been adequately investigated ten years after the roll-out of pediatrics antiretroviral therapy (ART). The aim of the study was to examine the opinions...

["Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.748v1
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The success of the proposed HIV testing and counselling (HTC) initiative among learners at high school in South Africa depends on their acceptability of the service, which may be influenced by their HIV/AIDSknowledge, perceptions, and attitudes. The study assessed...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.693v1
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Background: The HITECH Act signed into law in 2009 requires hospitals to provide patients with electronic access to their health information through an electronic personal health record (ePHR) in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments. Little is...

["HIV","Nursing","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.634v1
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South Asian population suffer a particularly wide range of infectious diseases among which TB and HIV appear to produce most profound influence across various dimensions of social life, healthcare and the economy. Although the countries in this region have a relatively...

["Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.579v1
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that examined the lived experiences of HIV-positive parents and their biological HIV-positive and negative children before, during, and after the HIV disclosure process in Kenya. This is the first study from...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.578v1
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that examined how HIV-positive parents prepared themselves and their children for HIV disclosure in Kenya. This is the first study from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that provides comprehensive data on how HIV-positive...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.577v1
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