Due to the ongoing support from the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health to improve health in high-risk for HIV populations and communities, five studies were accepted for publication in 2017 that highlight the immense societal-level and individual-level challenges faced by women in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

 

-Budhwani H, Hearld KR, Charow R, Hasbun J, Rosario S, Tillotson L, McGlaughlin E, and Waters J. “Transgender female sex workers’ HIV knowledge, negative exposures, and condom use with coercive partners, clients, and trusted partners: results from a sample study conducted in the Dominican Republic.” 2017. PLOS ONE. See: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186457

-Budhwani H, Hearld KR, Milner A, Charow R, McGlaughlin E, Rosario S, Rodriguez-Lauzurique RM, and Paulino-Ramirez R. “Transgender Women’s Drug Use in the Dominican Republic.” Transgender Health. 2017. See: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/TRGH.2017.0032

-Hearld KR and Budhwani H. “Maternal Health Care Utilization by Pregnant Women Living with HIV in Haiti: An Analysis of Individual and Community Factors Associated with Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Health Care Utilization.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017 Nov;28(4):1452-1461. 

-Budhwani H, Hearld KR, Milner A, Charow R, McGlaughlin E, Rosario S, Rodriguez-Lauzurique RM, and Paulino-Ramirez R. “Transgender Women’s Experiences with Stigma, Trauma, and Attempted Suicide in the Dominican Republic.” Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 2017. See: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sltb.12400/full

-Budhwani H, Turan B, Hasbun J, Rosario S, Tillotson L, McGlaughlin E, and Waters J. “Association between violence exposure and condom non-use among transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic: the mediating role of trust.” International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2017 May;28(6):608-612. See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27383842

 

The UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health thanks its partners for their ongoing collaboration: Dr. Caroline Gomes, Dr. John Waters, and Mr. Ivan Cruickshank with the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition based in Jamaica (CVC), Dr. Robert Paulino with Universidad Iberoamericana located in the Dominican Republic (UNIBE), Mr. Santo Rosario and Ms. Rebecca Charow with El Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral also located in the Dominican Republic (COIN), Ms. Elaine McGlaughlin with the United Nations Population Fund in Honduras (UNFPA), Dr. Adrienne Milner with Queen Mary University in the United Kingdom (Blizzard Institute), and Dr. Henna Budhwani, Director of Caribbean Initiatives with the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health.