A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum.

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    • Source:
      Publisher: Informa Healthcare Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 8915313 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1360-0451 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 09540121 NLM ISO Abbreviation: AIDS Care Subsets: MEDLINE; AIDS
    • Publication Information:
      Publication: London : Informa Healthcare
      Original Publication: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K. : Carfax Pub. Co., c1989-
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    • Abstract:
      In Thailand, young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender women (TG) are disproportionately affected by HIV and have suboptimal care continuum outcomes. Although Thai YMSM and young TG are early adopters of emerging technologies and have high Internet and technology access and utilization, the potential of technology has not been harnessed to optimize the HIV treatment cascade. We interviewed 18 behaviorally HIV-infected YMSM and young TG regarding care challenges, identified how eHealth could address care needs, and elicited preferences for eHealth interventions. Participants reported struggling with individual and societal-level stigma which negatively impacted linkage to and retention in care, and antiretroviral therapy adherence. YMSM and young TG described inadequate in-person support services and heavily relied on random online resources to fill information and support gaps, but sometimes viewed them as untrustworthy or inconsistent. Participants universally endorsed the development of eHealth resources and proposed how they could ameliorate individual-level fears over stigma and improve public perceptions about HIV. Personalized and integrated eHealth interventions with interactive, user-driven structures, credible content, rewards for engagement, real-time counseling and reminder support could help overcome barriers YMSM and young TG face in traditional HIV healthcare systems and have the potential to improve care outcomes.
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      Keywords: Barriers to care*; HIV care continuum*; Thailand*; eHealth*; transgender women (TG)*; young men who have sex with men (YMSM)*
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20170205 Date Completed: 20171222 Latest Revision: 20181202
    • Publication Date:
      20200527
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288
    • Accession Number:
      28158952
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANAND, T. et al. A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS care, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 7, p. 870–875, 2017. DOI 10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mnh&AN=28158952. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Anand T, Nitpolprasert C, Kerr SJ, et al. A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS care. 2017;29(7):870-875. doi:10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288.
    • AMA11:
      Anand T, Nitpolprasert C, Kerr SJ, et al. A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS care. 2017;29(7):870-875. doi:10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288
    • APA:
      Anand, T., Nitpolprasert, C., Kerr, S. J., Muessig, K. E., Promthong, S., Chomchey, N., Hightow-Weidman, L. B., Chaiyahong, P., Phanuphak, P., Ananworanich, J., & Phanuphak, N. (2017). A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS Care, 29(7), 870–875. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Anand, Tarandeep, Chattiya Nitpolprasert, Stephen J Kerr, Kathryn E Muessig, Sangusa Promthong, Nitiya Chomchey, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, et al. 2017. “A Qualitative Study of Thai HIV-Positive Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Demonstrates the Need for EHealth Interventions to Optimize the HIV Care Continuum.” AIDS Care 29 (7): 870–75. doi:10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288.
    • Harvard:
      Anand, T. et al. (2017) ‘A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum’, AIDS care, 29(7), pp. 870–875. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Anand, T, Nitpolprasert, C, Kerr, SJ, Muessig, KE, Promthong, S, Chomchey, N, Hightow-Weidman, LB, Chaiyahong, P, Phanuphak, P, Ananworanich, J & Phanuphak, N 2017, ‘A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum’, AIDS care, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 870–875, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Anand, Tarandeep, et al. “A Qualitative Study of Thai HIV-Positive Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Demonstrates the Need for EHealth Interventions to Optimize the HIV Care Continuum.” AIDS Care, vol. 29, no. 7, July 2017, pp. 870–875. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Anand, Tarandeep, Chattiya Nitpolprasert, Stephen J Kerr, Kathryn E Muessig, Sangusa Promthong, Nitiya Chomchey, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, et al. “A Qualitative Study of Thai HIV-Positive Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Demonstrates the Need for EHealth Interventions to Optimize the HIV Care Continuum.” AIDS Care 29, no. 7 (July 2017): 870–75. doi:10.1080/09540121.2017.1286288.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Anand T, Nitpolprasert C, Kerr SJ, Muessig KE, Promthong S, Chomchey N, et al. A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS care [Internet]. 2017 Jul [cited 2020 Jul 8];29(7):870–5. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mnh&AN=28158952