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Using an Established Outbreak Response Plan and Molecular Epidemiology Methods in an HIV Transmission Cluster Investigation, Tennessee, January-June 2017.

Lindsey Sizemore, Mary-Margaret Fill, Samantha A Mathieson, Jennifer Black, Meredith Brantley, Kelly Cooper, Joy Garrett, William M Switzer, Philip J Peters, Carolyn Wester,

INTRODUCTION:In April 2017, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) was notified of an increase in the number of persons newly diagnosed with HIV in eastern Tennessee in the same month. Two were identified as persons with a history of injection drug use (IDU) and named each other as syringe-sharing partners, ... Read more >>

Public Health Rep (Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974))
[2020, 135(3):329-333]

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Temporal Trends and Sociodemographic Correlates of PrEP Uptake in Tennessee, 2017.

Meredith L Brantley, Peter F Rebeiro, April C Pettit, Allison Sanders, Lyle Cooper, Shanell McGoy, Melissa Morrison,

Client-level data from two Tennessee-based PrEP navigation demonstration projects reported to the Tennessee Department of Health from January to December 2017 were evaluated to determine the proportion of clients who accepted, were linked to, and were prescribed PrEP. Disparities by age, race, transmission risk, and geographic region as well as ... Read more >>

AIDS Behav (AIDS and behavior)
[2019, 23(Suppl 3):304-312]

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - 23 Urban Areas, 2017.

Dafna Kanny, William L Jeffries, Johanna Chapin-Bardales, Paul Denning, Susan Cha, Teresa Finlayson, Cyprian Wejnert, ,

In 2017, preliminary data show that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 67% of new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, that MSM who inject drugs accounted for an additional 3%, and that African American/black (black) and Hispanic/Latino (Hispanic) MSM were disproportionately ... Read more >>

MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. (MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report)
[2019, 68(37):801-806]

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Patterns of primary healthcare use among female exotic dancers in Baltimore, Maryland.

Natalie L Flath, Meredith Reilly Brantley, Wendy W Davis, Sahnah Lim, Susan G Sherman,

Female exotic dancers (FEDs) are often exposed to violence-, sex- and drug-related occupational harms and are precluded from employer-based health insurance. We examined access to primary health-care resources, correlates of use, and service needs among a sample of new FEDs (N = 117) working in 22 exotic dance clubs (EDCs) in Baltimore, ... Read more >>

Women Health (Women & health)
[2019, 59(3):334-346]

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Identifying Patterns of Social and Economic Hardship Among Structurally Vulnerable Women: A Latent Class Analysis of HIV/STI Risk.

Meredith L Brantley, Deanna Kerrigan, Danielle German, Sahnah Lim, Susan G Sherman,

Women who are structurally vulnerable are at heightened risk for HIV/STIs. Identifying typologies of structural vulnerability that drive HIV/STI risk behavior is critical to understanding the nature of women's risk. Latent class analysis (LCA) was used to classify exotic dancers (n = 117) into subgroups based on response patterns of four vulnerability ... Read more >>

AIDS Behav (AIDS and Behavior)
[2017, 21(10):3047-3056]

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Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of a National HIV Linkage, Re-Engagement, and Retention in Care Program.

Cathy Maulsby, Paul Sacamano, Kriti M Jain, Blessing Enobun, Meredith L Brantley, Hae-Young Kim, Morey Riordan, Melissa Werner, , David R Holtgrave,

The 2020 National HIV AIDS Strategy (NHAS) sets a target of 90% of diagnosed people living with HIV (PLWH) retained in HIV care. Access to Care (A2C) was a national HIV linkage, re-engagement, and retention in care program funded by AIDS United with support from the Corporation for National and ... Read more >>

AIDS Educ Prev (AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education)
[2017, 29(5):443-456]

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The network structure of sex partner meeting places reported by HIV-infected MSM: Opportunities for HIV targeted control.

Meredith Brantley, Christina Schumacher, Errol L Fields, Jamie Perin, Amelia Greiner Safi, Jonathan M Ellen, Ravikiran Muvva, Patrick Chaulk, Jacky M Jennings,

Baltimore, Maryland ranks among U.S. cities with the highest incidence of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV screening at sex partner meeting places or venues frequented by MSM with new diagnoses and/or high HIV viral load may reduce transmission by identifying and linking infected individuals ... Read more >>

Soc Sci Med (Social science & medicine (1982))
[2017, 182:20-29]

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Experiences of structural vulnerability among exotic dancers in Baltimore, Maryland: Co-occurring social and economic antecedents of HIV/STI risk.

Meredith L Brantley, Katherine H A Footer, Sahnah Lim, Deanna Kerrigan, Susan G Sherman,

Women who grow up in economic scarcity often face limited opportunities for upward mobility, as a result of challenges securing stable housing, quality education, and steady employment. Chronic instability may limit the capacity of women to protect themselves against HIV/STI-related harm when engaging in sexual activity or drug use. Characterizing ... Read more >>

Int. J. Drug Policy (The International journal on drug policy)
[2017, 50:74-81]

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Structural risk and limits on agency among exotic dancers: HIV risk practices in the exotic dance club.

Katherine H A Footer, Sahnah Lim, Meredith R Brantley, Susan G Sherman,

This paper provides longitudinal examination of women's health and sexual risk trajectories in US exotic dance clubs, which represent an important commercial setting for the economic mainstreaming of sexual services and an important target for public health programmes. Between July 2014 and May 2015, two semi-structured interviews (at baseline and ... Read more >>

Cult Health Sex (Culture, health & sexuality)
[2018, 20(3):321-334]

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The Development of an HIV Risk Environment Scale of Exotic Dance Clubs.

Susan G Sherman, Meredith R Brantley, Carla Zelaya, Quyen Duong, Ralph B Taylor, Jon M Ellen,

Exotic dancers have received little research attention despite evidence of high-risk behaviours within exotic dance clubs (EDCs). We developed and assessed the reliability and validity of a risk environment score, examining differences between dancers (n = 107) and other staff (n = 172). In the summer of 2013, anonymous surveys were administered via A-CASI ... Read more >>

AIDS Behav (AIDS and Behavior)
[2017, 21(7):2147-2155]

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Cost and cost threshold analyses for 12 innovative US HIV linkage and retention in care programs.

Kriti M Jain, Catherine Maulsby, Meredith Brantley, , Jeeyon Janet Kim, Rose Zulliger, Maura Riordan, Vignetta Charles, David R Holtgrave,

Out of >1,000,000 people living with HIV in the USA, an estimated 60% were not adequately engaged in medical care in 2011. In response, AIDS United spearheaded 12 HIV linkage and retention in care programs. These programs were supported by the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative. Each program ... Read more >>

AIDS Care (AIDS care)
[2016, 28(9):1199-1204]

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Workshops that Work: Physician Involvement in Service Training.

Meredith Brantley, Cheryl Niekamp,

Physician involvement in service training initiatives can have a significant impact on the patient experience. This paper highlights some of the key components of what makes physician involvement in training engagements successful and includes anecdotes and data to support the findings. Our service training program emerged from a desire to ... Read more >>

J Patient Exp (Journal of patient experience)
[2014, 1(2):28-31]

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