Correlates of Not Using Antiretroviral Therapy among Transwomen Living with HIV: The Unique Role of Personal Competence

Richard A. Crosby, Laura F. Salazar, Brandon J. Hill

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Abstract

Purpose: This study tested three psychosocial measures for their potential to serve as counseling goals for promoting ART to transgender women living with HIV (TWLH). Methods: Among 69 TWLH, 17.4% were not taking ART; these volunteers were compared to the remainder using multivariate regression analyses. Results: Only one psychosocial measure achieved significance: Personal Competence (Adjusted Odds Ratio = 0.80, 95% CI = 0.67-0.97, P = 0.02). Because this was a continuous measure, assessed on a 7-point scale, the protective adjusted odds ratio of 0.80 represents a 20% reduction in the odds of not taking ART for each unit of increase in this construct. Conclusion: Findings suggest a potential counseling goal for TWLH not taking ART.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalTransgender Health
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Richard A. Crosby et al.

Keywords

  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV Infections
  • Transgender Women
  • counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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