Papers & Publications

Rosengren AL, Menza TW, LeGrand S, Muessig KE, Bauermeister JA, Hightow-Weidman LB. Stigma and mobile app use among young black men who have sex with men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2019 Nov; 31(6). In Press.

Rosengren AL, Davy-Mendez T, Hightow-Weidman LB. Online sex partner seeking and HIV testing frequency among young Black sexual minority men. J HIV AIDS Soc Serv. Accepted.

Choi, S.K., LeGrand, S., Dong,  Muessig, K.E., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Condom use intentions mediate the relationship between psychosocial predictors and HIV sexual risk behavior in young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Care – Psychology, Health & Medicine – Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 2019 Jan 31:53-60. PMID: 29950106. [PubMed]              

Liu, A., Coleman, K., Bojan, K., Serrano, P.A., Oyedele, T., Garcia, A., Enriquez-Bruce, E., Emmanuel, P., Jones, J., Sullivan, P., Hightow-Weidman, L., Buchbinder, S,. Scott, H. Developing a Mobile App (LYNX) to Support Linkage to HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Protocol for a Randomized Control Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jan 25;8(1):e10659. doi: 10.2196/10659. PMID: 30681964[PubMed]                                                       

Barry, M.C., Threats, M., Blackburn, N.A., LeGrand, S., Dong, W., Pulley, D.V., Sallabank, G.,  Harper, G.W.,  Hightow-Weidman,  L.B., Bauermeister,  J.A., Muessig, K.E. Stay strong! Keep ya head up! Move on! It gets better!!!”: Resilience processes in the healthMpowerment online intervention of young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2019 Jan 11:1-12. PMID: 30632775.  [PubMed] 

Gamarel, K.E., Darbes, L.A., Hightow-Weidman, L., Sullivan, P., Stephenson, R. The Development and Testing of a Relationship Skills Intervention to Improve HIV Prevention Uptake Among Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men and Their Primary Partners (We Prevent): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(1):e10370 [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Magnus, M., Beauchamp, G., Hurt, C.B., Shoptaw, S., Emel, L.,  Piwowar-Manning, E., Mayer, K.H., Nelson, L.E., Wilton, L., Watkins, P., Whitfield, D., Fields,  S.D., Wheeler, D.; Incidence and Correlates of STIs among Black Men who have Sex with Men Participating in the HPTN 073 PrEP Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciy1141, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy1141

Beillo, K.B., Marrow, E., Mimiaga, M.J., Sullivan, P., Hightow-Weidman, L., Mayer, K.H.; A Mobile-Based App (MyChoices) to Increase Uptake of HIV Testing and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis by Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Control Trial, JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jan 7;8(1):e10694, https:// doi: 10.2196/10694.

LeGrand, S., Knudtson, K., Benkeser, D., Muessig, K.E., McGee, A., Sullivan, P., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Testing the Efficacy of a Social Networking Gamification App to Improve PrEP Adherence (P3: Prepared, Protected, emPowered): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols. 2018 Dec 18: 7(12): e10448. PMID: 30563818.  [PubMed]

Barrington, C., Gandhi, A., Gill, A., Villa Torres, L., Brietzke, P., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Social networks, migration, and HIV testing among Latinos in a new immigrant destination: insights from a qualitative study. Global Public Health. 2018 Oct; 13(10):1507-1519. PMID: 29199546. [PubMed}                   

Wheeler, D., Lucas, J., Wilton, L., Nelson, L., Hucks-Ortiz, C., Watson, C.C., Hutchinson, C.,  Meyer, K., Kuo, I., Magnus, M., Beauchamp, G., Shoptaw, S., Emel, L., Chen, Y., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Fields, S. Building Effective multilevel HIV Prevention Partnerships with Black men who have sex with men: experience from HMPTN073, a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study in 3-US cities. Journal of International AIDS Society. 2018 October; 21 Suppl 7: e25180. PMID: 30334600. PMCID: PMC6193312. [PubMed]

Bauermeister, J.A., Muessig, K.E., Flores, D.D., LeGrand, S., Choi, S., Dong, W., Harper, G.W.,  Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Stigma Diminishes the Protective Effect of Social Support on Psychological Distress Among Young Black Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2018 October; 30(5): 406-418. PMID: 30332312. [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Legrand, S., Muessig, K.E., Simmons, R.A., Soni, K., Choi, S.K., Kirschke-Schwartz, H., Egger, J.R. A randomized trial of an online risk reduction intervention for young black MSM. AIDS and Behavior. 2018 Sept 29; PMID: 30269231. [PubMed]

Mitchell, J.T., LeGrand, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., McKellar, M.S., Kashuba, A., Cottrell, M.,  McLaurin, T., Satapathy, G., McClernon, F.J. A Pilot Trial of a Smartphone-Based Contingency Management Intervention to Improve Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Adherence. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2018 Sept 10; 6(9): e10456. PMID: 30201601. PMCID: PMC6231728.  [PubMed]    

McCumber, M., Cain, D., LeGrand, S,. Mayer, K.H., Murphy, D.A., Psioda, M.A., Seña, A.C., Starks, T.J., Hudgens, M. Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions Data Harmonization: Rationale and Development of Guidelines. JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(12):e11207. DOI: 10.2196/11207 [PubMed]

Bauermeister, J.A., Muessig, K.E., LeGrand, S., Flores, D.D., Choi, S.K., Dong, W., Sallabank, G., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.. HIV and sexuality stigma reduction through engagement in online forums: Results from the HealthMPowerment intervention. AIDS and Behavior. 2018 Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30121727. [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K., Rosenberg, E., Sanchez, T., LeGrand, S., Gravens, L., Sullivan, P.S. University of North Carolina/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) for Addressing the HIV Epidemic Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: Protocol and Rationale for Center Development. JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(8):e10365. DOI: 10.2196/10365 [PubMed]

Bauermeister, J.A., Golinkoff, J.M., Horvath, K.J., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Sullivan, P.S., Stephenson, R. A Multilevel Tailored Web App–Based Intervention for Linking Young Men Who Have Sex With Men to Quality Care (Get Connected): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(8):e10444. DOI: 10.2196/10444 [PubMed]      

LeGrand, S, Muessig, K.E., Platt, A., Soni, K., Egger, J.R., Nwoko, N., McNulty, T., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Epic Allies, a Gamified Mobile Phone App to Improve Engagement in Care, Antiretroviral Uptake, and Adherence Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men and Young Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(4):e94. April 5, 2018. [PubMed]

Mulawa, M.I., LeGrand, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. eHealth to Enhance Treatment Adherence Among Youth Living with HIV. Current HIV/AIDS reports. 2018 Aug; 15(4):336-349. PMID: 29959649. PMCID: PMC6086132. [PubMed] 

Dworkin, M., Chakraborty, A., Lee, S., Monahan, C., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Garofalo, R., Qato, D., Jimenez, A. Development of a theory-based relational realistic talking human embodied agent mobile phone intervention to promote HIV medication adherence and retention in care in young HIV-positive African American MSM. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2018 July 31; 6(7): e10211. PMID:30064971. PMCID: PMC6092590.  [PubMed]     

Muessig, K.E., Knudtson, K.A., Soni, K., Larsen, M.A., Traum, D., Dong, W., Conserve, D.F., Leuski, A., Artstein, R., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.. ‘I Didn’t Tell You Soon Because I Didn’t Know How to Handle it Myself’. Developing a Virtual reality Program to Support HIV Status Disclosure Decisions. Digital Culture & Education. 2018; 10:22-48. PMID: 30123342. PMCID: PMC6097708.  [PubMed]   

Jackman, K.M., Baral, S.D., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Poteat, T. Uncovering a role for electronic personal health records (PHRs) in reducing disparities in sexually transmitted infection rates: A mixed-methods study among students at a predominantly African American University. JMIR Medical Informatics. 2018 July 12;6(3); e41. PMID: 300001998. PMCID: PMC6062685. [PubMed]

Merino, Y., Barrington, C., Villa –Torres, L., Carcano, J., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.. Negotiating Control of HIV: A Qualitative Analysis of HIV-Positive Latino MSM in North Carolina. AIDS Behavior. 2018 July 11. PMID: 29995205. [PubMed]

Bauermeister, J., Sullivan, P.S., Gravens, L., Wolfe, J., Countryman, K., Smith-Bankhead, N.,  Drab, R.A., Sallabank, G., Helms, J.D., Khatibi, K., Filipowicz, R., Horvath, K.J., Bonar, E., Castel, A., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Guest, J., Stephenson, R. Reducing HIV Vulnerability Through a Multilevel Life Skills Intervention for Adolescent Men (The iREACH Project): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protocols. 2018 Jul 10;7(7): e10174. doi: 10.2196/10174. PMID: 29991470.PMCID: PMC6058092.  [PubMed] 

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K.E., Knudtson, K., Srivatsa, M., Lawrence, E., LeGrand, S., Hotten, A., Hosek, S. AllyQuest: engaging HIV+ young MSM in care and improving adherence through a social networking and gamified smartphone application. JMIR Public Health Surveillance. 2018 April 30; 4(2): e34. PMID: 29712626. PMCID: PMC5952121[PubMed]                                      

Tang, W., Liu, C., Cao, B., Pan, S.W., Zhang, Y., Ong, J., Fu, H., Ma, B., Fu, R., Yang, B., Ma, W., Wei, C., Tucker, J.D., SESH Study Group. Receiving HIV Serostatus Disclosure from Partners Before Sex: Results from an Online Survey of Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29470809. [PubMed]     

Menza, T.W., Choi, S.K., LeGrand, S., Muessig, K., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Correlates of self-reported viral suppression among HIV-positive, young, Black men who have sex with men participating in a randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based HIV prevention intervention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2018 Feb; 45(2): 118-126. PMID: 28876283.  [PubMed]                           

Matthews, A., Farley, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K., Rennie, S., Tucker, J.D. Crowdsourcing and community engagement: a qualitative analysis of the 2BeatHIV contest. Journal of Virus Eradication. 2018 Jan 1; 4(1):30 -36. PMID: 29568551. PMCID: PMC851182. [PubMed]

Hurt, C.B., Nelson, J.A.E., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Miller, W.C. Selecting an HIV Test: A Narrative Review for Clinicians and Researchers. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2017 Dec; 44(12): 739-746. PMID: 29140890. PMCID: PMC571836. [PubMed]

Cao, B., Gupta, S., Wang, J., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig,  K., Tang, W., Pan, S., Pendse, R.,  Tucker, J. Social Media Interventions to Promote HIV Testing, Linkage, Adherence, and Retention among Key Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JMIR. 2017; 19(11): e394. PMID: 29175811. PMCID: PMC5722976. [PubMed]

Tucker, J.D., SESH Study Group. Crowdsourcing to promote HIV testing among MSM in China: study protocol for a stepped wedged randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Oct 2; 18(1):447. PMID: 28969702. PMCID: PMC5625620. [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K.E., Bauermeister, J.A., LeGrand, S., Fiellin, L.E. The future of digital games for HIV prevention and care. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2017 July. [PubMed]

Muessig, K.E., LeGrand, S., Horvath, K.J., Bauermeister, J.A., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.  Recent mobile health interventions to support medication adherence among HIV-positive MSM. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2017. [PubMed

LeGrand, S., Muessig, K.E., Horvath, K.J., Rosengren, A.L., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Using technology to support HIV self-testing among MSM. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2017 Jun. [PubMed]

Bauermeister, J.A., Golinkoff, J.M., Muessig, K.E., Horvath, K.J., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Addressing engagement in technology-based behavioural HIV interventions through paradata metrics. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2017 July. [PubMed]

Wu, H., Cohen, S.E., Westheimer, E., Gay, C.L., Hall, L., Rose, C., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Gose, S., Fu, J., Peters, P.J. Diagnosing acute HIV infection: The performance of quantitative HIV-1 RNA testing (viral load) in the 2014 laboratory testing algorithm. Journal of Clinical Virology. 2017 Aug; 93:85-86. [Epub 2017 Feb 15]. PMID: 28342746. [PubMed]

Hussen, S.A., Harper, G.W., Rodgers, C.R.R., van den Berg, J.J., Dowshen, N., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., and on behalf of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). Cognitive and Behavioral Resilience Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV LGBT Health. 2017 Aug 01; 4(4): 275-282 [PubMed]

Zhang, Y., Clarke, W., Marzinke, M.A., Piwowar-Manning, E., Beauchamp, G., Breaud, A., Hendrix, C.W., Cloherty, G.A., Emel, L.M., Rose, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Siegel, M., Shoptaw, S., Fields, S.D., Wheeler, D.P., and Eshleman, S.H. Evaluation of a multi-drug assay for monitoring adherence to a regimen for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in a clinical study. (HIV Prevention Trials Network 073). Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy. 2017 Jun 27; 61(7):1-11. PMID: 28438932. PMCID: PMC5487665. [PubMed]

T. Anand, C. Nitpolprasert, S.J. Kerr, K.E. Muessig, S. Promthong, N. Chomchey, L.B. Hightow-Weidman, P. Chaiyahong, P. Phanuphak, J. Ananworanich, N. Phanuphak. A qualitative study of Thai HIV-positive young men who have sex with men and transgender women demonstrates the need for eHealth interventions to optimize the HIV care continuum. AIDS Care. 2017 July; 29(7): 870-875. February 3: 106 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28158952.

Anand, T., Nitpolprasert, C., Trachunthong, D.,  Kerr, S.J., Janyam, S., Linjongrat, D., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Phanuphak, P., Ananworanich, J., Phanuphak, N. A novel Online-to-Offline (O2O) model for pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing scale up. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2017 Mar 13; 20(1): 1-11. PMID: 28362062. PMCID: PMC5467616 [PubMed]

Tang, W., Mao, J., Tang, S., Liu, C., Mollan, K., Cao, B., Wong, T., Zhang, Y., Hudgens, M., Qin, Y.,  Han, L., Ma, B., Yang, B., Ma, W., Wei, C., Tucker, J.D., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Bayus, B., Terris-Prestholt, F., Yang, L., Peeling, R., Fenton, K., Huang, S., Wang, C., Zheng, H., Vickerman, P.,  Mitchell, K.M., Cheng, Z., Best, J., Tangthanasup, T.M., Wong, N.S., Tso, L.S., Zhang, W., Li, H. Disclosure of sexual orientation to health professionals in China: results from an online cross-sectional study. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2017 Feb 6; 20(1):1-9. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28361498. PMCID: PMC5467583. [PubMed]

Hurt, C.B., Soni, K., Miller, W., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.. HIV Testing Patterns and Awareness of Self-Testing Options Among Young, Black MSM in North Carolina. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2016 September; 43(9): 587-93. PMID: 275133387.PMCID: PMC4991826. [PubMed]

Kahana, S.Y., Jenkins, R.A., Bruce, D., Fernandez, M.I., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Bauermeister J.A., Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Structural Determinants of Antiretroviral Therapy Use, HIV Care Attendance, and Viral Suppression Among Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV. Plos One. 2016 April 1; 11 (4): e0151106. PMID: 27035905. PMCID: PMC4817971. [PubMed]

Wilson, P.A., Kahana, S.Y., Fernandez, M.I., Harper, G.W., Mayer, K., Wilson, C.M., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Sexual Risk Behavior Among Virologically Detectable Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Young Men Who have Sex with Men. Jama Pediatr. 2016 Feb 1; 170(2): 125-31. PMID: 26641367. PMCID: PMC4821589. [PubMed]

Peters, P.J., Westheimer, E., Cohen, S., Hightown-Weidman, L.B. Screening Yield of HIV Antigen/Antibody Combination and Pooled HIV RNA Testing for Acute HIV Infection in a High-Prevalence Population. JAMA 315.7 (2016): 682-690[PubMed].

Carter, M.W., Wu, H., Cohen, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Lecher, S.L. Linkage and Referral to HIV and Other Medical and Social Services: A Focused Literature Review for Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control Programs. Sexually transmitted diseases 43.2S (2016): S76-S82. [PubMed]

Baltierra, N.B., Muessig, K.E., Pike, E.C., LeGrand, S. More than just tracking time: Complex measures of user engagement with an internet-based health promotion intervention. Journal of biomedical informatics 59 (2016): 299-307. [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K.E., Bauermeister, J.A., Zhang, C., LeGrand, S. Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2015 Dec; 12(4): 500-15. PMID: 26385582. PMCID: PMC4643403. [PubMed]

Bruce, D., Kahana, S.Y., Bauermeister, J.A., Nichols, S.L., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Heinze, J.E.,  Shea, J., Fernandez, M.I., Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Neighborhood-level and individual-level correlates of cannabis use among young persons living with HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Jun 1; 151:173-80. PMID: 25858786. PMCID: PMC4447557. [PubMed]

Pettifor, A., Nguyen, N.L., Celum, C., Cowan, F.M., Go, V., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Tailored combination prevention packages and PrEP for young key populations. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Feb 26; 18(2 Suppl 1): 19434. PMID: 25724507. PMCID: PMC4344537 [PubMed]

Hussen, S.A., Harper, G.W., Bauermeister, J.A., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Psychosocial influences on engagement in care among HIV-positive young black gay/bisexual and other men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Feb; 29(2): 77-85. PMID: 25682888. PMCID: PMC4321768 [PubMed]

Kahana, S.Y., Fernandez, M.I., Wilson, P.A., Bauermeister, J.A., Lee, S., Wilson, C.M., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Rates and Correlates of Antiretroviral Therapy Use and Virologic Suppression among Perinatally and Behaviorally Infected HIV+ Youth Linked to Care in the United States. JAIDS. 2015 Feb 1; 69(2): 169-77. PMID: 25590270. PMCID: PMC4312477 [PubMed]

Muessig, K.E., Bien, C.H., Wei, C., Lo, E.J. A mixed-methods study on the acceptability of using eHealth for HIV prevention and sexual health care among men who have sex with men in China. Journal of medical Internet research 17.4 (2015). [PubMed].

Muessig, K.E., Nekkanti, M., Bauermeister, J., Bull, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. A systematic review of recent smartphone, Internet and Web 2.0 interventions to address the HIV continuum of care. Current HIV/AIDS Reports 12.1 (2015): 173-190. [PubMed].

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Muessig, K.E., Pike, E.C., LeGrand, S. HealthMpowerment. org Building Community Through a Mobile-Optimized, Online Health Promotion Intervention. Health Education & Behavior 42.4 (2015): 493-499. [PubMed].

LeGrand, S., Reif, S., Sullivan, K., Murray, K. A Review of Recent Literature on Trauma Among Individuals Living with HIV. Current HIV/AIDS Reports 12.4 (2015): 397-405. [PubMed].

Wu, H., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Gay, C.L., Zhang, X. Unreported Male Sex Partners Among Men with Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection—North Carolina, 2011–2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 64.37 (2015): 1037-1041. [PubMed].

Boyer, C.B., Robles-Schrade, G.M., Li, S.X., Miller, R.L., Korelitz, J., Price, G.N., Rivera Torres, C.M., Chutuape, K.S., Stines, S.J., Straub, D.M., Peralta, L., Febo, I., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Gonin, R., Kapogiannis, B.G., Ellen, J.M. A Comparison of Network-Based Strategies for Screening At-Risk Hispanic/Latino Adolescents and Young Adults for Undiagnosed Asymptomatic HIV Infection. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):765-73. PMID: 25223476. PMCID: PMC4252839 [PubMed]

Cope, A.B., Crooks, A.M., Chin, T., Kuruc, J.D., McGee, K.S., Eron, J.J., Hicks, C.B., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Gay, C.L. Incident sexually transmitted infection as a biomarker for high-risk sexual behavior after diagnosis of acute HIV. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2014 Jul; 41(7):447-52. PMID: 24922104. PMCID: PMC4191902. [PubMed]

Tucker, J.D., Rennie, S., ** Social and Ethical Working Group on HIV Cure. (**L.B. Hightow-Weidman one of 21 collaborators). Social and ethical implications of HIV cure research. AIDS. 2014 Jun 1; 28(9):1247-50. PMID: 24451161. PMCID: PMC4071118. [PubMed]

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Beagle, S., Pike, E., Kuruc, J., Leone, P., Mobley, V., Foust, E., Gay, C. No One’s at Home and They Won’t Pick up the Phone: Using the Internet and Text Messaging to Enhance Partner Services in North Carolina. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2014 Feb; 41(2): 143-48. PMID: 24413497. [PubMed]

Peters, P.J., Gay, C., Beagle, S., Shankar, A., Switzer, W.M., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. HIV Infection Among Partners of HIV-Infected Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — North Carolina, 2011–2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7; 63(5):90-4. PMID: 24500287 [PubMed]

Mann, L., Valera, E.,  Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Barrington, C. Migration and HIV risk: Life histories of Mexican-born men living with HIV in North Carolina. Cult Health Sex. 2014;16(7):820-834. PMID: 24866206. PMCID: PMC4313377 [PubMed]

Phillips II, G., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Fields, S.D., Halpern-Felsher, B., Outlaw, A.Y., Wohl, A.R.,  Hidalgo, J. Experiences of Community and Parental Violence among HIV-Positive Young Racial/Ethnic Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Care. 2014;26(7):827-34. PMID: 24274141. [PubMed]

Muessig, K.E., and Cohen, M.S. Advances in HIV prevention for serodiscordant couples. Current HIV/AIDS Reports 11.4 (2014): 434-446. [PubMed].

Muessig, K.E., Baltierra, N.B., Pike, E.C., LeGrand, S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. Achieving HIV risk reduction through HealthMpowerment. org, a user-driven eHealth intervention for young Black men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men. Digital culture & education 6.3 (2014): 164. [PubMed].

Muessig, K.E., McLaughlin, M.M., Nie, J.M., Cai, W. Suboptimal antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV-infected adults in Guangzhou, China. AIDS care 26.8 (2014): 988-995. [PubMed] .

LeGrand, S., Muessig, K.E., Pike, E.C., Baltierra, N., Hightow-Weidman, L.B. If you build it will they come? Addressing social isolation within a technology-based HIV intervention for young black men who have sex with men. AIDS care 26.9 (2014): 1194-1200. [PubMed].

Reif, S.S., Whetten, K., Wilson, E.R., McAllaster, C., Pence, B.W., LeGrand, S. HIV/AIDS in the Southern USA: A disproportionate epidemic. AIDS care 26.3 (2014): 351-359. [PubMed].

Pandori, M.W., Westheimer, E., Gay, C., Moss, N., Fu, J., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Craw, J., Hall, L., Giancotti, F.R., Mak, M.L., Madayag, C., Tsoi, B., Louie, B., Patel, P., Owen, S.M., Peters, P.J.. The Multispot rapid HIV-1/HIV-2 differentiation assay is comparable with the Western blot and an immunofluorescence assay at confirming HIV infection in a prospective study in three regions of the United States. J. Clin Virol. 2013 Dec, 58 Suppl 1: e92-6. PMID:24342485. [PubMed]

Boyer, C.B., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Bethel, J., Li, S.X., Henry-Reid, L., Futterman, D., Maturo, D., Straub, D.M., Howell, K., Reid, S., Lowe, J., Kapogiannis, B.G., Ellen, J.M. An Assessment of the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Friendship-Based Social Network Recruitment Strategy to Screen At-Risk African American and Hispanic/Latina Young Women for HIV Infection. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2013 Mar 1; 167(3): 289-96. PMID: 23338776. PMCID: PMC3596427. [PubMed]

Dennis, A.M., Wheeler, J.B., Valera, E., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Napravnik, S., Swygard, H., Barrington, C., Eron, J.J. HIV risk behaviors and sociodemographic features of HIV-infected Latinos residing in a new Latino settlement area in the Southeastern United States. AIDS Care 2013; 25(10):1298-307. PMID: 23384328. PMCID: PMC4125118. [PubMed]

Reif, S, Proeschold-Bell, R.J., Yao, J., LeGrand, S. Three types of self-efficacy associated with medication adherence in patients with co-occurring HIV and substance use disorders, but only when mood disorders are present. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare 6 (2013): 229. [PubMed].

Muessig, K.E., Pike, E.C., Fowler, B., LeGrand, S. Putting prevention in their pockets: developing mobile phone-based HIV interventions for black men who have sex with men. AIDS patient care and STDs 27.4 (2013): 211-222. [PubMed].

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Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Phillips, G., Outlaw, A.Y., Wohl, A.R., Fields, S., Hildalgo, J., LeGrand, S. Patterns of HIV disclosure and condom use among HIV-infected young racial/ethnic minority men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior 17.1 (2013): 360-368. [PubMed].

Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Pike, E., Fowler, B., Matthews, D.M. HealthMpowerment. org: feasibility and acceptability of delivering an internet intervention to young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS care 24.7 (2012): 910-920. [PubMed].

Hurt, C.B., Beagle, S., Leone, P.A., Sugarbaker, A., Pike, E., Kuruc, J., Foust, E.M., Eron, J.J.,  Cohen, M.S., Hightow-Weidman, L.B.. Investigating a sexual network of Black men who have sex with men: Implications for transmission and prevention of HIV infection in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2012 Dec 1; 61(4): 515-21. PMID: 22972020. PMCID: PMC3494769. [PubMed]

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Hoots, B.E., MacDonald, P.D.M., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Leone, P.A., Miller, W.C. Developing a Predictive Model to Prioritize HIV Partner notification in North Carolina. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012 Jan; 39(1): 65-71. PMID: 22183850. PMCID: PMC3244826. [PubMed]