Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infectious disease that attacks the human body’s immune system. If left untreated, the virus can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Over time, HIV destroys CD4 cells, a key infection-fighting cell. Without a sufficient number of CD4 cells, the immune system becomes weakened and can no longer effectively fight off infections. Within VA, HIV research focuses on testing, prevention, and delivery of care to Veterans with HIV.
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(5 of more than 1378 HIV focused publications)
- Clark E, Chen L, Dong Y, Raychaudhury S, White D, Kramer JR, Chiao E. Veteran women living with HIV have increased risk of HPV-associated genital tract cancers. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2020 Aug 12.
- Musa J, Mehta SD, Achenbach CJ, Evans CT, Jordan N, Magaji FA, Pam VC, Daru PH, Silas OA, Sagay AS, Anorlu R, Zheng Y, Maiga M, Adewole IF, Murphy RL, Hou L, Simon MA. HIV and development of epithelial cell abnormalities in women with prior normal cervical cytology in Nigeria. Infectious agents and cancer. 2020 Jul 29; 15:50.
- Dandachi D, de Groot A, Rajabiun S, Rajashekara S, Davila JA, Quinn E, Cabral HJ, Wilson IB, Giordano TP. Reliability and Validity of a Brief Self-Report Adherence Measure among People with HIV Experiencing Homelessness and Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders. AIDS and behavior. 2020 Jul 14.
- Williams EC, McGinnis KA, Rubinsky AD, Matson TE, Bobb JF, Lapham GT, Edelman EJ, Satre DD, Catz SL, Richards JE, Bryant KJ, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Crystal S, Gordon AJ, Skanderson M, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bradley KA. Alcohol Use and Antiretroviral Adherence Among Patients Living with HIV: Is Change in Alcohol Use Associated with Change in Adherence? AIDS and behavior. 2020 Jul 2.
- Shoptaw S, Goodman-Meza D, Landovitz RJ. Collective Call to Action for HIV/AIDS Community-Based Collaborative Science in the Era of COVID-19. AIDS and behavior. 2020 Jul 1; 24(7):2013-2016.
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(5 of more than 22 HIV focused publication briefs)
- VA Successfully Implements Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus in Previously Undertreated Patient Populations
This study examined the adoption of interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in VA to learn who received this therapy and whether the limitations of interferon-containing treatments have been overcome, including low rates of use among VA healthcare users who are African American or Hispanic, and among those with HCV-HIV co-infection. Findings showed that with the advent of interferon-...
Date: March 7, 2018
- Evidence Review Identifies Modest Mortality Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in VA Healthcare
To support VA’s efforts to better understand the scale and determinants of disparities in racial and ethnic mortality – and to develop interventions to reduce disparities, investigators from the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center in Portland, OR conducted an evidence review of mortality disparities specific to VA. Findings showed that although VA’s equal access healthcar...
Date: March 1, 2018
- Racial Disparities in HIV Quality of Care that May Extend to Common Comorbid Conditions
To more fully understand patterns of racial disparities in the quality of care for persons with HIV infection, this study examined a national cohort of Veterans in care for HIV in the VA healthcare system during 2013. Findings showed that racial disparities were identified in quality of care specific to HIV infection – and in the care of common comorbid conditions. Blacks were less likely than whi...
Date: September 22, 2016
- New Guidelines May Significantly Decrease Cost for Testing Immune Function in Veterans with HIV
In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended CD4 testing in patients with HIV every 3 to 6 months – except in patients with consistently suppressed virus and sustained CD4 cell count, who could be tested every 6 to 12 months. In 2014, updated guidelines recommended that in individuals with viral suppression, CD4 testing be considered either optional or annual, depending on the ...
Date: July 1, 2016
- Consequences of Notifying VA Patients about Potential Exposure to Large-Scale Adverse Events
This study sought to determine the intended and unintended consequences of patient notification following a large-scale adverse event (LSAE) within the VA healthcare system, which systematically looks for LSAEs, tracks potentially exposed patients, and communicates with them after LSAE notification. Findings showed that more than two-thirds of potentially exposed patients returned for HCV, HBV, an...
Date: May 1, 2015
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( 5 of more than 79 HIV focused projects
|| A nurse-led intervention to extend the Veteran HIV treatment cascade for cardiovascular disease prevention (V-EXTRA-CVD)
|| HIV Translating Initiatives for Depression into Effective Solutions – Hyb
|| A Personalized mHealth Approach to Smoking Cessation for Veterans Living with HIV
|| A Patient-centered Approach to Comorbidity Management in Aging Veterans with HIV
|| Effectiveness of Telehealth Collaborative Care for Veterans with HIV in Ruraland Outlying Settings
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Telehealth Collaborative Care for Veterans with HIV Living in Rural Settings || In Progress
Collaborative Care for Veterans with HIV Living in Rural Settings Health Services...Collaborative Care for Veterans with HIV Living in Rural Settings Feature Article
FORUM, May 2009: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Contents Analysis of the Cost of an HIV Rapid Testing Initiative Matthew Bidwell...asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals substantially
...figure was more than the deaths from HIV/AIDS https://www.hsrd.research.va.g...Hepatitis C • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) • Homelessness • Hypertension • Implementation
...disorders (e.g. sickle cell disease) HIV/AIDS, https://www.hsrd.research.va....disorders (e.g. sickle cell disease) HIV/AIDS, https://www.hsrd.research.va.
...that have increased screening rates for HIV, colorectal cancer, and alcohol https://www...rural Veterans with HIV. 2 TCC integrates team-based HIV specialty https://www
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