Risk-Taking

Considering risk contexts in explaining the paradoxical HIV increase among female sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, India.

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Jan 29, 2016

BACKGROUND: The period 2006-2009 saw intensive scale-up of HIV prevention efforts and an increase in reported safer sex among brothel and street-based sex workers in Mumbai and Thane (Maharashtra, India). Yet during the same period, the prevalence of HIV increased in these groups.

Text-messaging-enhanced HIV intervention for African American adolescents: a feasibility study.

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Apr 15, 2013

We examined the feasibility and acceptability of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescents delivered via mobile cell phones and looked at intervention-related changes in beliefs and sexual behaviors.

Text messaging reduces HIV risk behaviors among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men.

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Sep 26, 2012

Text-messaging interventions present a novel approach for targeting high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) who may not respond to or may be difficult to reach for face-to-face or site-based interventions.

Putting prevention in their pockets: developing mobile phone-based HIV interventions for black men who have sex with men.

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Apr 09, 2013

Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. Rapid expansion of mobile technologies, including smartphone applications (apps), provides a unique opportunity for outreach and tailored health messaging.

Using GPS-enabled cell phones to track the travel patterns of adolescents.

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Jun 12, 2008

BACKGROUND: Few tools exist to directly measure the microsocial and physical environments of adolescents in circumstances where participatory observation is not practical or ethical. Yet measuring these environments is important as they are significantly associated with adolescent health-risk.

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