EPI HIV and Sexual Health Thesis Program

 

Jodie Guest

American Men’s Internet Survey (AMIS)

  •  Stigma in the post same-sex marriage legalization period
  •  Age of sexual debut among men living with HIV

Engagement study

  •  Cost-benefit of recruitment methods
  •  Comparison of self-reported survey data and medical record abstraction

Eli Rosenberg

Atlanta cohorts and RCTs that will have baseline data available after the summer

  • Element study:  Numerous HIV/STI risk/preventive behaviors, psychosocial measures, and substance use measures at baseline in a cohort study of young black MSM at risk for HIV
  • Engagement study:  Numerous HIV care, risk/preventive behaviors and psychosocial measures at baseline in a cohort study of black and white MSM living with HIV infection
  • Sibanye study:  Numerous HIV/STI risk/preventive behaviors, psychosocial measures at baseline in an prospective intervention study of MSM in South African

Surveillance topics based on recent CAMP/AIDSVu/HepVu data

  • AIDSVu: Analyses of area-level predictors of HIV prevalence or diagnosis data
  • Analyses of area-level predictors of HIV prevalence or diagnosis data among MSM
  • Analyses of state-level predictors of syphilis diagnosis data among MSM
  • Analyses of state-level predictors of Hepatitis C prevalence

Zika

  • Neighborhood-level factors or geospatial analysis of household Zika prevalence in a cohort study conducted in Puerto Rico

Travis Sanchez

All topics utilize data from the American Mens Internet Survey (AMIS)

  • Population size differences
  • Geospatial site differences
  • Latent class analysis of stigma measures
  • Experiences of stigma post same-sex marriage legalization
  • Density of HIV testing locations and recent testing
  • HIV testing trends
  • Disclosure of gay identity or same-sex attraction to provider and subsequent sexual health discussions
  • Age of sexual debut among men living with HIV
  • Early sexual debut  and adverse childhood events
  • Bar attendance trends
  • Unstable housing/couch surfing

Aaron Siegler

  • C-Pleasure study:  Topics from the baseline visit
  • PrEP Locator:  geospatial analyses

Anne Spaulding

  • Data from SUCCESS study: access to care, HIV jail releases
  • Data from STTR criminal justice collaboration sites
  • Data from HIV testing in Atlanta jails
  • Data from TB and HIV testing in a Port-au-Prince prison

Patrick Sullivan

Topics will fall under the categories of risk behaviors and preventative behaviors, using data from online surveys, cohort studies, or randomized clinic trials

Kristin Wall

  • A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an intervention to increase post-abortion long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) uptake among women at the Atlanta Women's Center (data collection is from the Atlanta Women's Center and is ongoing)
  • Formative work, intervention development, and piloting of an intervention to increase post-partum intrauterine device (IUD) uptake among Rwandan women
  • Determine factors (demographics, behavioral, family planning, sexual history, and clinical exposures, both baseline and time-varying) associated with incident syphilis infection in HIV serodiscordant couples (data from Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group ‘Heterosexual Transmission’ Cohort data, an 18-year longitudinal cohort of HIV serodiscordant couples)