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Tyler French
New York State Department of Health
6Publications
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#1Carol-Ann Watson (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 1
#2Charlene Xuelin Weng (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 1
Last.Lou C. Smith (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 1
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Prevention and treatment of injection drug use remains a public health concern. We used data from the 2005 Centers for Disease Control and prevention National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system to assess substance abuse treatment utilization, risk behaviors, and recruitment processes in a respondent driven sample of suburban injectors. Twelve service utilization and injection risk variables were analyzed using latent class analysis. Three latent classes were identified: low use, low risk; low us...
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#1Tyler French (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 6
#2James M. Tesoriero (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 11
Last.Bruce D. Agins (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 14
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Stress, substance use and medication beliefs are among the most frequently cited barriers to HIV treatment adherence. This study used longitudinal techniques to examine the temporal relationship between these barriers and adherence among clients attending treatment adherence support programs in New York State. A total of 4,155 interview pairs were analyzed across three interview transitions. Multinomial models were constructed with four-category change-based independent variables (e.g., low stre...
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#1Linda Weiss (New York Academy of Medicine)H-Index: 20
#2Tyler French (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 6
Last.Ruth Finkelstein (New York Academy of Medicine)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has resulted in dramatic decreases in morbidity and mortality for HIV-infected individuals. Because the long-term efficacy of HAART is dependent on near perfect adherence, many providers offer services to support adherence, including education, regimen review, counseling, and reminder tools. Little is known regarding the utilization or efficacy of these services. In this paper, we report on data collected during 32 open-end...
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Adherence to antiretroviral medications has proven to be a challenge for individuals diagnosed with HIV infection. Nonadherence can lead to treatment failure, HIV resistance, and poor health outcomes. Many published studies have described factors associated with poor adherence, yet few have presented validated scales that could practically be applied in treatment settings to identify individuals at higher risk of nonadherence. This article explores the relationship between a revised version of t...
25 CitationsSource
#1Linda Weiss (New York Academy of Medicine)H-Index: 20
#2Tyler French (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 6
Last.Bruce D. Agins (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 14
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Near perfect adherence is considered essential for patients on HAART, yet adherence to medical recommendations is rarely so high. Supportive services and reminder tools may help individuals to become adherent, yet it is difficult to determine who may need such interventions. In this study, based on data from the NYSDOH/AIDS Institute Treatment Adherence Demonstration Program, we look at the association between HIV-related knowledge and adherence, hypothesizing that a better understanding of HIVa...
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Adherence to antiretroviral medications is essential to therapeutic success. Many published studies have investigated the degree of adherence or nonadherence, but sample sizes have generally been small, and adherence has seldom been viewed as a longitudinal process. This paper investigates the stability of adherence over time among HIV-infected individuals attending adherence support programs in New York State. The study cohort consists of 435 clients who were on HAART at baseline and who comple...
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