Human Service Studies
Mentor: Cindy Fair
Project title: Reproductive decisions among women with perinatal HIV infection: The influence of messages given and received from medical providers
This semester, I have nearly completed data collection for my project by interviewing nine medical providers who work with patients living with PHIV and by developing and distributing an online survey to medical providers. So far, 36 surveys have been completed. Dr. Fair and I continued analyzing the qualitative data for the patient interview portion of the project. We completed and submitted two manuscripts, focused on related projects, and they are currently under review. The manuscript submission resulting from our fall 2011 Think Tank, focused on reproductive decision making for adolescents with PHIV, was accepted for publication at the Journal of Maternal and Child Health. Our abstract, focused on the outcome of a creative writing group for adolescents with HIV, was accepted at the International AIDS Conference. We co-wrote two other abstracts, which are under review at APHA, and we are currently working on a paper focused on romantic relationships among young adults who have PHIV. I have also begun the preliminary work on creating an online resource for young adults living with HIV.
Link for the E-net news story about receiving the Thomas Barnett “Breaking Down Barriers” Award (link to E-net story):
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