ResearchProjects

LEveraging A viRtual eNvironment (LEARN) to Enhance Prevention of HIV-related Comorbidities in At-risk Minority MSM
Funded by: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Project dates: September 2019 - July 2024
Principal Investigator: Ramos, S. Raquel
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

By 2030, 78 percent of persons living with HIV will be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. This study will test the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effects of a virtual environment (VE) to address prevention of HIV-related CVD comorbidities through behavioral and psychosocial outcomes.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Ramos SR, Johnson C, Melkus G, Kershaw T, Gwadz M, Reynolds H, Vorderstrasse A (2022).
Cardiovascular disease prevention education using a virtual environment in sexual-minority men of color with HIV: Protocol for a sequential, mixed method, waitlist randomized controlled trial
JMIR Research Protocols, 11 (5), e38348. doi: 10.2196/38348. PMCID: PMC9157319.

Ramos SR, O'Hare OM, Hernandez Colon A, Jacobs SK, Campbell B, Kershaw T, Vorderstrasse A, Reynolds HR (2021).
Purely behavioral: A scoping review of nonpharmacological behavioral and lifestyle interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in persons living with HIV
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 32 (5), 536-547. doi: 10.1097/jnc.0000000000000230. PMCID: PMC8289919.