Carmen Portillo, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor & Chairperson



Substrate-Induced Dimerization of Engineered Monomeric Variants of Triosephosphate Isomerase from Trichomonas vaginalis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0141747.
A Cross-Sectional Relationship Between Social Capital, Self-Compassion, and Perceived HIV Symptoms. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jul; 50(1):59-68.
Appreciating Reasons for Nonadherence in Women. Health Care Women Int. 2015 Sep; 36(9):1007-25.
Engagement with Care, Substance Use, and Adherence to Therapy in HIV/AIDS. AIDS Res Treat. 2014; 2014:675739.
Self-compassion and risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS. Res Nurs Health. 2014 Apr; 37(2):98-106.
Telomere length is associated with sleep duration but not sleep quality in adults with human immunodeficiency virus. Sleep. 2014 Jan; 37(1):157-66.
Empowering others. Hisp Health Care Int. 2014; 12(2):60-1.
Depressive symptoms, self-esteem, HIV symptom management self-efficacy and self-compassion in people living with HIV. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(7):795-803.
A multinational study of self-compassion and human immunodeficiency virus-related anxiety. Int Nurs Rev. 2013 Dec; 60(4):477-86.
Associations between the legal context of HIV, perceived social capital, and HIV antiretroviral adherence in North America. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:736.
Weaving dreamcatchers: mothering among American Indian women who were teen mothers. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Jan; 70(1):153-63.
Use of a brief version of the self-compassion inventory with an international sample of people with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(12):1513-9.
The impact of stressful life events, symptom status, and adherence concerns on quality of life in people living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2013 Nov-Dec; 24(6):478-90.
Focus on increasing treatment self-efficacy to improve human immunodeficiency virus treatment adherence. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2012 Dec; 44(4):403-10.
Lack of energy: an important and distinct component of HIV-related fatigue and daytime function. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Feb; 45(2):191-201.
Mediators of antiretroviral adherence: a multisite international study. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(3):364-77.
Exploring the contribution of general self-efficacy to the use of self-care symptom management strategies by people living with HIV infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Jun; 26(6):335-43.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis: an ethical discussion. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2013 Jan-Feb; 24(1):6-10.
A cross-sectional description of social capital in an international sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:188.
Types of sleep problems in adults living with HIV/AIDS. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Feb 15; 8(1):67-75.
Teaching and educational scholarship in Tanzania: faculty initiative to improve performance of health professions' students. J Public Health Policy. 2012; 33 Suppl 1:S150-70.
Self-care behaviors and activities for managing HIV-related anxiety. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2012 Mar-Apr; 23(2):111-23.
Patterns of morning and evening fatigue among adults with HIV/AIDS. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Aug; 20(15-16):2204-16.
Factors associated with repeat pregnancy among women in an area of high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. Womens Health Issues. 2011 May-Jun; 21(3):222-9.
A 7-item version of the fatigue severity scale has better psychometric properties among HIV-infected adults: an application of a Rasch model. Qual Life Res. 2011 Nov; 20(9):1447-56.
Self-reported medication adherence and symptom experience in adults with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011 Jul-Aug; 22(4):257-68.
Unhealthy substance-use behaviors as symptom-related self-care in persons with HIV/AIDS. Nurs Health Sci. 2011 Mar; 13(1):16-26.
Additive effects of numbness and muscle aches on fatigue occurrence in individuals with HIV/AIDS who are taking antiretroviral therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Feb; 41(2):469-77.
Prevalence, correlates, and self-management of HIV-related depressive symptoms. AIDS Care. 2010 Sep; 22(9):1159-70.
Metabolic abnormalities and coronary heart disease risk in human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010 Jun; 8(3):279-86.
Prevalence, self-care behaviors, and self-care activities for peripheral neuropathy symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Nurs Health Sci. 2010 Mar; 12(1):119-26.
Risk factors and symptoms associated with pain in HIV-infected adults. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):125-33.
Does perceived HIV stigma contribute to nurses' intent to migrate in five African countries? J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):134-43.
Symptom experience in HIV-infected adults: a function of demographic and clinical characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Dec; 38(6):882-93.
The impact of taking or not taking ARVs on HIV stigma as reported by persons living with HIV infection in five African countries. AIDS Care. 2009 Nov; 21(11):1357-62.
The Tanzania HIV/AIDS nursing education (THANE) preservice curriculum. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):92-8.
Exploring HIV stigma and quality of life for persons living with HIV infection. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2009 May-Jun; 20(3):161-8.
Does "asymptomatic" mean without symptoms for those living with HIV infection? AIDS Care. 2009 Mar; 21(3):322-8.
Symptoms and quality of life of people living with HIV infection in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Mar; 28(1):54-9.
HIV care provider shortages highlighted in national meeting. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 Nov-Dec; 19(6):412-4.
Understanding Native women's health: historical legacies. J Transcult Nurs. 2009 Jan; 20(1):15-27.
Sleep disturbances in women with HIV or AIDS: efficacy of a tailored sleep promotion intervention. Nurs Res. 2008 Sep-Oct; 57(5):360-6.
A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of an HIV/AIDS symptom management manual. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Sep; 36(3):235-46.
Unhealthy behaviours for self-management of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. AIDS Care. 2007 Nov; 19(10):1266-73.
Symptom management and self-care for peripheral neuropathy in HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 2007 Feb; 19(2):179-89.
HIV symptoms. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2007; 25:259-91.
Symptom cluster of fatigue and depression in HIV/AIDS. J Prev Interv Community. 2007; 33(1-2):19-34.
Testing a nurse-tailored HIV medication adherence intervention. Nurs Res. 2006 May-Jun; 55(3):189-97.
Theories of fatigue: application in HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2006 Jan-Feb; 17(1):37-50.
Self-care strategies for depressive symptoms in people with HIV disease. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Jul; 51(2):119-30.
Utility of a standardized nursing terminology to evaluate dosage and tailoring of an HIV/AIDS adherence intervention. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2005; 37(3):251-7.
The effectiveness of Web-based vs. non-Web-based interventions: a meta-analysis of behavioral change outcomes. J Med Internet Res. 2004 Nov 10; 6(4):e40.
Self-care strategies and sources of information for HIV/AIDS symptom management. Nurs Res. 2004 Sep-Oct; 53(5):332-9.
The Nursing Research Center on HIV/AIDS Health Disparities. Nurs Outlook. 2004 Sep-Oct; 52(5):226-33.
Community partnerships: the cornerstone of community health research. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2004; 22:315-29.
Symptom experience and functional status among HIV-infected women. AIDS Care. 2003 Aug; 15(4):483-92.
Physical and mental fullness as descriptors that influence sleep in women with HIV. Holist Nurs Pract. 2003 Mar-Apr; 17(2):91-8.
Self-care management of anxiety and fear in HIV disease. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2003 Mar-Apr; 14(2):21-9.
Health disparities and culture--moving beyond the beginning. J Transcult Nurs. 2003 Jan; 14(1):5.
Self-care for fatigue in patients With HIV. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002 Jun; 29(5):E60-9.
Randomized controlled trial of interventions to improve follow-up for latent tuberculosis infection after release from jail. Arch Intern Med. 2002 May 13; 162(9):1044-50.
Research agenda for Hispanics in the United States: a nursing perspective. Nurs Outlook. 2001 Nov-Dec; 49(6):263-9.
Social interactions, perceived support, and level of distress in HIV-positive women. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2001 Jul-Aug; 12(4):68-76.
Tuberculosis prevalence in an urban jail: 1994 and 1998. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2001 May; 5(5):400-4.
The influence of sleep and activity patterns on fatigue in women with HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2001; 12 Suppl:19-27.
Predictors of perception of cognitive functioning in HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2000 May-Jun; 11(3):19-26.
Hematological complications and quality of life in hospitalized AIDS patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2000 May; 14(5):269-79.
The Client Adherence Profiling-Intervention Tailoring (CAP-IT) intervention for enhancing adherence to HIV/AIDS medications: a pilot study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2000 Jan-Feb; 11(1):36-44.
Communicating with limited English proficiency persons: implications for nursing practice. Nurs Outlook. 1999 Nov-Dec; 47(6):262-70.
Predictors of self-reported adherence in persons living with HIV disease. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 1999 Mar; 13(3):185-97.
The fatigue experience for women with human immunodeficiency virus. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1999 Mar-Apr; 28(2):193-200.
Implementing a nurse information system in a nurse-managed primary care practice: a process in progress. Clin Excell Nurse Pract. 1999 Mar; 3(2):123-7.
Informed consent in a multicultural cancer patient population: implications for nursing practice. Nurs Ethics. 1998 Sep; 5(5):412-23.
Graduate program: advanced practice nurses in the home. AACN Clin Issues. 1998 Aug; 9(3):355-61.
A comparison of patient and nurse ratings of human immunodeficiency virus-related signs and symptoms. Nurs Res. 1997 Nov-Dec; 46(6):318-23.
[An advanced practice home care nursing model]. Kango Kenkyu. 1997 Sep-Oct; 30(5):413-6.
American Academy of Nursing's HIV/AIDS Nursing Care Summit: the final synthesis. Nurs Outlook. 1996 Sep-Oct; 44(5):229-34.
Physical and social correlates of perceived psychological support among hospitalized AIDS patients. J Adv Nurs. 1996 Jul; 24(1):167-73.
Tuberculosis mortality associated with AIDS and drug or alcohol abuse: analysis of multiple cause-of-death data. Public Health. 1996 May; 110(3):185-9.
Profile: the International Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Clinical Training in Nursing. Imprint. 1995 Sep-Oct; 42(4):65-8.
Problems of persons with HIV/AIDS hospitalized for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 1995 May-Jun; 6(3):23-30.
Capturing patients' perceptions in the computer-based patient record: essential prerequisites to the measurement of health-related outcomes. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 1:266-70.
Angina, functional impairment and physical inactivity among Mexican-American women with depressive symptoms. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 1995; 10(3):18-25.
Nervios and dysphoria in Mexican American widows. Health Care Women Int. 1989; 10(2-3):273-93.
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