Relationship Disruption During Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: August 2010 - July 2016
Principal Investigator: Khan, Maria

African American men released from prison face disproportionate HIV risk. Preventing HIV sexual risk behavior and drug use in this group is critical to reducing the race disparity in HIV. However, research is limited on the factors that drive and protect against HIV risk among this group of men. This project assessed whether post-release sexual risk behavior and drug use were higher among men whose relationships ended during incarceration versus men whose relationships remained intact. The study will inform the development of policies and interventions that can minimize the destabilizing effects of criminal justice involvement on relationships and health.

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Related Publications
Khan MR, Scheidell JD, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Adimora AA, Lejuez CW, Hu H, Quinn K, Wohl DA (2018).
Dissolution of committed partnerships during incarceration and STI/HIV-related sexual risk behavior after prison release among African American men
Journal of Urban Health, 95 (4), 479-487. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0274-2. PMCID: PMC6095753.

Scanlon FA, Scheidell JD, Cuddeback GS, Samuelsohn D, Wohl DA, Lejuez CW, Latimer WW, Khan MR (2018).
Depression, executive dysfunction, and prior economic and social vulnerability associations in incarcerated African American men
Journal of Correctional Health Care, 24 (3), 295-308. doi: 10.1177/1078345818782440. PMCID: PMC6040589.

Coatsworth AM, Scheidell JD, Wohl DA, Whitehead NE, Golin CE, Judon-Monk S, Khan MR (2017).
HIV-related sexual risk among African American men preceding incarceration: Associations with support from significant others, family, and friends
Journal of Urban Health, 94 (1), 136-148. doi: 10.1007/s11524-016-0120-3. PMCID: PMC5359176.

Khan MR, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Hobbs MM, Scheidell JD, Adimora AA, Judon-Monk S, Dockery G, Griffin S, Oza KK, Myers D, Hu H, Medina KP, Wohl DA (2015).
STI/HIV sexual risk behavior and prevalent STI among incarcerated African American men in committed partnerships: The significance of poverty, mood disorders, and substance use
AIDS and Behavior, 19 (8), 1478-1490. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1062-6. PMCID: PMC4526321.