Two new publications from HISTP scholars Dr. Conserve and Dr. DelaCruz

Two HISTP scholars, Dr. Conserve and Dr. DelaCruz, just published new research: One publication on COVID self testing and another on aging with HIV.

November 19, 2020
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Dr. Donaldson Conserve, current HISTP scholar, recently published a paper on the new COVID testing kit:

Preparing for SARS-CoV-2 Self-Testing Implementation and Scale Up: Lessons learned from HIV Self-Testing

Key findings:

With the recent approval of the first self-testing kit for COVID-19 that can provide results at home, the paper describes how lessons learned from the HIV self-testing field can inform the efforts to rapidly implement and scale this urgently needed testing approach.  Self-testing can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by allowing people to test and receive their results more quickly than current testing strategies.

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Dr. Juan DelaCruz, an alumni of the HISTP program, recently published research on older adults and HIV:

The Cost Effectiveness of Mental Health Treatment in the Lifetime of Older Adults with HIV in New York City: A Markov Approach

Key points:

  • Mental health disorders reduce quality of life and accelerate premature death among older adults with HIV.
  • A medical + behavioral strategy is cost effective, with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $13,316 per quality-adjusted life-year.

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