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Submissions from 2015

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Introducing antiretroviral (ARV)-based prevention products for women: A guide to strategic decisionmaking and planning, Population Council

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Sexual and reproductive health among young female sex workers in Bangladesh brothels—Baseline findings from Link Up, Population Council

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Women and HIV: Risk of HIV infection and how to prevent [Arabic], Population Council

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Sexual health and HIV risk behaviors of men who have sex with men in Myanmar—Baseline findings from Link Up, Population Council and Burnet Institute

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Contributions of an intensive HIV prevention programme in increasing HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Andhra Pradesh, India, Sowmya Ramesh, Purnima Mehrotra, and Niranjan Saggurti

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‘Women at risk’: The health and social vulnerabilities of the regular female partners of men who inject drugs in Delhi, India, Vartika Sharma, Avina Sarna, Stanley Luchters, Mary Philip Sebastian, Olivier Degomme, Lopamudra Saraswati, Ira Madan, Ibou Thior, and Waimar Tun

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Association between general media exposure and sexual behavior among mobile female sex workers in India, Varun Sharma, Niranjan Saggurti, and Shalini Bharat

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Using a 2-stage strategy with respondent-driven sampling to recruit a hard-to-reach population for a placebo microbicide gel clinical trial in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh (India), Waimar Tun, Lauren L. Katzen, Sharon Abbott, Aylur K. Srikrishnan, Christine A. Kelly, Avina Sarna, Barbara Friedland, Suniti Solomon, and Barbara Mensch

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An intravaginal ring for the simultaneous delivery of an HIV-1 maturation inhibitor and reverse-transcriptase inhibitor for prophylaxis of HIV transmission, Shweta Ugaonkar, Justin T. Clark, Lexie B. English, Todd J. Johnson, Karen W. Buckheit, Robert J. Bahde, Daniel H. Appella, Robert W. Buckheit Jr., and Patrick F. Kiser

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A novel intravaginal ring to prevent HIV-1, HSV-2, HPV, and unintended pregnancy, Shweta Ugaonkar, Asa Wesenberg, Jolanta Wilk, Samantha Seidor, Olga Mizenina, Larisa Kizima, Aixa Rodriguez, Shimin Zhang, Keith Levendosky, Jessica Kenney, Meropi Aravantinou, Nina Derby, Brooke Grasperge, Agegnehu Gettie, James F. Blanchard, Narender Kumar, Kevin Roberts, Melissa Robbiani, José Fernández-Romero, and Thomas Zydowsky

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Disclosure of pharmacokinetic drug results to understand nonadherence, Ariane van der Straten, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Petina Musara, Juliane Etima, Sarita Naidoo, Nicole Laborde, Miriam Hartmann, Lisa Levy, Thola Bennie, Helen Cheng, Jeanna Piper, Cynthia I. Grossman, Jeanne Marrazzo, and Barbara Mensch

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Effectiveness of behavior change communications for reducing transmission risks among people living with HIV in 6 countries in Central America, Lung Vu, Benjamin Nieto-Andrade, Allison DiVincenzo, Jorge Rivas, Jennifer Wheeler, and Sussy Lungo

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Assessing the feasibility of police initiation of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual violence survivors in Lusaka, Zambia, Mary Zama, Mardieh Dennis, Jessica Price, and Stephanie M. Topp

Submissions from 2014

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Reconceptualizing the HIV epidemiology and prevention needs of female sex workers (FSW) in Swaziland, Stefan Baral, Sosthenes Ketende, Jessie L. Green, Ping-An Chen, Ashley Grosso, Bheki Sithole, Cebisile Ntshangase, Eileen Yam, Deanna Kerrigan, Caitlin E. Kennedy, and Darrin Adams

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Influence of customized demand generation as a strategy to increase uptake of voluntary counseling and testing services amongst sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, Samita Bhardwaj, Sowmya Ramesh, and Sanjeev Singh Gaikwad

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Development and pilot testing of HIV screening program integration within public/primary health centers providing antenatal care services in Maharashtra, India, Suchitra V. Bindoria, Ramesh Devkar, Indrani Gupta, Virupax Ranebennur, Niranjan Saggurti, Sowmya Ramesh, Dilip Deshmukh, and Sanjeev Singh Gaikwad

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Policy and programme considerations for ARV-based prevention for women: Insights from key opinion leaders in Zimbabwe about tenofovir gel, Samukeliso Dube, Barbara Friedland, Saiqa Mullick, Martha Brady, and C. Elizabeth McGrory

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Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Kalkidan (‘Promise’) preventing marital transmission of HIV in urban Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Hanan Nourhussein

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Effectiveness of a combination prevention strategy for HIV risk reduction with men who have sex with men in Central America: A mid-term evaluation, Rebecca Firestone, Jorge Rivas, Sussy Lungo, A. Cabrera, S. Ruether, Jennifer Wheeler, and Lung Vu

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PMTCT cascade analysis in Côte d'Ivoire: Results from a national representative sample, Stephen S. Gloyd, Julia Robinson, Serge A. Dali, S. Adam Granato, Rebecca Bartlein, Seydou Kouyate, David Aka, Doroux A. Billy, Irma Ahoba, and Ahoua Kone

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What HIV programs work for adolescent girls?, Karen Hardee, Jill Gay, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena

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Strengthening the enabling environment for women and girls: What is the evidence in social and structural approaches in the HIV response?, Karen Hardee, Jill Gay, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Amelia Peltz

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Effect of peer-led outreach activities on injecting risk behavior among male drug users in Haryana, India, Bindya Jain, Suneeta Krishnan, Sowmya Ramesh, Shrutika Sabarwal, Vijay Garg, and Neeraj Dhingra

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Formative research to develop an intervention for addressing mental health/psychosocial issues and HIV vulnerability of marginalized adolescents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nrupa Jani and Katie D. Schenk

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Cultural practices and sexual risk behaviour among adolescent orphans and non-orphans: A qualitative study on perceptions from a community in western Kenya, Milka Juma, Ian Askew, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, and Bart van den Borne

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Factors associated with acceptability of HIV self-testing among health care workers in Kenya, Sam Kalibala, Waimar Tun, Peter Cherutich, Anne Nganga, Erick Oweya, and Patricia Oluoch

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Male circumcision and sexual risk behaviors may contribute to considerable ethnic disparities in HIV prevalence in Kenya: An ecological analysis, Chris Richard Kenyon, Lung Vu, Joris Menten, and Brendan Maughan-Brown

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Investing in communities: Evaluating the added value of community mobilization on HIV prevention outcomes among FSWs in India, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Christine Galavotti, Philip Hastings, Pradeep Narayanan, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Engaging male partners in women's microbicide use: Evidence from clinical trials and implications for future research and microbicide introduction, Michele Lanham, Rose Wilcher, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Robert Pool, Sidney Schuler, Rachel Lenzi, and Barbara Friedland

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An interdisciplinary framework for measuring and supporting adherence in HIV prevention trials of ARV-based vaginal rings, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Elizabeth E. Tolley, Derek H. Owen, K. Rivet Amico, Kathleen M. Morrow, Thomas Moench, David R. Friend, and Barbara Friedland

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Exposure to pornographic videos and its effect on HIV-related sexual risk behaviours among male migrant workers in Southern India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra and Niranjan Saggurti

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HIV risk behaviors of male injecting drug users and associated non-condom use with regular female sexual partners in north-east India, Ritu Kumar Mishra, Deepika Ganju, Sowmya Ramesh, Melody Lalmuanpuii, Langkham Biangtung, Chumben Humtsoe, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Female sex worker's participation in the community mobilization process: Two distinct forms of participations and associated contextual factors, Karikalan Nagarajan, Seema Sahay, Mandar Mainkar, Sucheta Deshpande, Sowmya Ramesh, and Ramesh S. Paranjape

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Socio-demographic factors associated with uptake of HIV counseling and testing (HCT) among Nigerian youth, Ayodeji Oginni, Otibho Obianwu, and Sylvia Adebajo

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Achieving an AIDS-free future, Population Council

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An overview of the HIV prevention landscape in Zimbabwe: Implications for tenofovir gel, Population Council

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Building the assets to thrive: Addressing the HIV-related vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in Ethiopia—Policy Brief, Population Council

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Documentation of HIV prevention research and programmatic learnings from India—Selected peer-reviewed journal articles and key highlights: 2013-2014 (Volume 2), Population Council

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HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Nigeria's youth, Population Council

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HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility of Nigeria's youth: Summary of study findings, Population Council

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Program and policy considerations for tenofovir gel in India: An overview, Population Council

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Setting the stage for ARV-based prevention for women: A snapshot of the Zimbabwean context, Population Council

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Tenofovir gel for HIV prevention for women: Perspectives of key opinion leaders from India, Abhijit Prabhughate, Avina Sarna, and Martha Brady

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Behavior change pathways to voluntary medical male circumcision: Narrative interviews with circumcision clients in Zambia, Jessica Price, Lyson Phiri, Drosin Mulenga, Paul C. Hewett, Stephanie M. Topp, Nicholas Shiliya, and Karin Hatzold

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Tackling stigma: Fundamental to an AIDS-free future, Julie Pulerwitz and John Bongaarts

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Addressing vulnerabilities of female sex workers in an HIV prevention intervention in Mumbai and Thane: Experiences from the Aastha project, Virupax Ranebennur, Sanjeev Singh Gaikwad, Sowmya Ramesh, and Amrita Bhende

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Impact of the RHANI Wives intervention on marital conflict and sexual coercion, Niranjan Saggurti, Saritha Nair, Jay G. Silverman, Dattaram D. Naik, Madhusudana Battala, Anindita Dasgupta, Balaiah Donta, and Anita Raj

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Men’s heavy alcohol use and risk of HIV acquisition and transmission to sexual partners within marriage in India, Niranjan Saggurti, Shrutika Sabarwal, and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra

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An appraisal of sexual behaviors, STI/HIV prevalence, and HIV prevention programs among truckers in India: A critical literature review, Damodar Sahu, Arvind Pandey, Ram Manohar Mishra, Niranjan Saggurti, Shekhar Sethu, and Indra Raj Singh

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High HIV incidence in a cohort of male injection drug users in Delhi, India, Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Saraswati, Mary Philip Sebastian, Vartika Sharma, Ira Madan, Dean Lewis, Julie Pulerwitz, Ibou Thior, and Waimar Tun

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Enrollment of adolescents aged 16–17 years old in microbicide trials: An evidence-based approach, Katie D. Schenk, Barbara Friedland, Michelle Chau, Marie Stoner, Marlena Gehret Plagianos, Stephanie Skoler-Karpoff, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Khatija Ahmed, Mary-Jane Malebo Ratlhagana, Pamela Nombali Mthembu, and Nomampondomise Ngcozela

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Making the cut: Evidence-based lessons for improving the informed consent process for voluntary medical male circumcision in Swaziland and Zambia, Katie D. Schenk, Barbara Friedland, Meredith Sheehy, Louis Apicella, and Paul C. Hewett

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Degree of male mobility as a risk factor for HIV in high in-migration districts of Maharashtra, India, Dipak Suryawanshi, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Varun Sharma, K. Anil Kumar, Niranjan Saggurti, and Shalini Bharat

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The promise and peril of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Using social science to inform PrEP interventions among female sex workers, Jennifer Syvertsen, Angela M. Robertson Bazzi, Andrew Scheibe, Sylvia Adebajo, Stephanie A. Strathdee, and Wendee M. Wechsberg

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Socioeconomic and behavioral factors influencing choice, adherence and success of microbicide formulations, Elizabeth E. Tolley, Barbara Friedland, Mitzy Gafos, K. Rivet Amico, Lut Van Damme, Cynthia Woodsong, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Leila Mansoor, and Sheena McCormack

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Non-paying partnerships and its association with HIV risk behavior, program exposure and service utilization among female sex workers in India, Sandra Mary Travasso, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Niranjan Saggurti, and Suneeta Krishnan

Submissions from 2013

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An evaluation of methods to improve the reporting of adherence in a placebo gel trial in Andhra Pradesh, India, Sharon Abbott, Barbara Friedland, Avina Sarna, Lauren L. Katzen, Ulrike Rawiel, Aylur K. Srikrishnan, C.S. Shalini, Waimar Tun, Christine A. Kelly, Suniti Solomon, and Barbara Mensch

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Female sex workers, male circumcision and HIV: A qualitative study of their understanding, experience, and HIV risk in Zambia, Sharon Abbott, Nicole Haberland, Drosin Mulenga, and Paul C. Hewett

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Does rural to urban migration improve Indian women's health status and knowledge of AIDS, Sutapa Agrawal and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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Lessons from reproductive health to inform multipurpose prevention technologies: Don't reinvent the wheel, Martha Brady and Judy Manning

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Local social support mitigates depression among women contending with spousal violence and husband’s risky drinking in Mumbai slum communities, Anindita Dasgupta, Madhusudana Battala, Niranjan Saggurti, Saritha Nair, Dattaram D. Naik, Jay G. Silverman, Balaiah Donta, and Anita Raj

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In search of the optimal delivery method for anti-HIV microbicides: Are intravaginal rings the way forward?, Nina Derby, Thomas Zydowsky, and Melissa Robbiani

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Kalkidan ('Promise'): Addressing marital transmission of HIV in Ethiopia, Banchiamlack Dessalegn and Annabel Erulkar

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Alcohol consumption as a barrier to prior HIV testing in a population-based study in rural Uganda, Robin Fatch, Benjamin Bellows, Fred Bagenda, Edgar M. Mulogo, Sheri Weiser, and Judith A. Hahn

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How informed are clients who consent? A mixed-method evaluation of comprehension among clients of male circumcision services in Zambia and Swaziland, Barbara Friedland, Louis Apicella, Katie D. Schenk, Meredith Sheehy, and Paul C. Hewett

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Male migrants' non-spousal sexual partnerships in the place of origin: An in-depth investigation in two rural settings of India, Deepika Ganju, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Condoms and condiments: Compatibility and safety of personal lubricants and their use in Africa, Scott Geibel

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Risky sexual behavior among orphan and non-orphan adolescents in Nyanza Province, Western Kenya, Milka Juma, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, Ian Askew, and Bart van den Borne

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Understanding orphan and non-orphan adolescents' sexual risks in the context of poverty: A qualitative study in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Milka Juma, Jane Alaii, L. Kay Bartholomew, Ian Askew, and Bart van den Borne

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Implementing incentive-based HIV interventions in Zambia: The COMPACT model, Sam Kalibala, Waimar Tun, Chabu Kangale, Jill Keesbury, Ray Handema, and Mwaka Monze

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Lost in translation: Assessing effectiveness of focus group questioning techniques to develop improved translation of terminology used in HIV prevention clinical trials, Natasha Mack, Catalina B. Ramirez, Barbara Friedland, and Soori Nnko

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Comparing estimates of multiple and concurrent partnerships across population based surveys: Implications for combination HIV prevention, Martina Morris, Lung Vu, Ayn Leslie-Cook, Eniko Akom, Aloo Stephen, and Donna Sherard

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Alcohol and condom use among HIV-positive and HIV-negative female sex workers in Nagaland, India, Amenia Nuken, Michelle Kermode, Niranjan Saggurti, Greg Armstrong, and Gajendra Kumar Medhi

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Estimates of the size of key populations at risk for HIV infection: Men who have sex with men, female sex workers and injecting drug users in Nairobi, Kenya, Jerry Okal, Scott Geibel, Nicholas Muraguri, Helgar Musyoki, Waimar Tun, Dita Broz, David Kuria, Andrea Kim, Tom Oluoch, and H. Fisher Raymond

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Prevalence of HIV-1 drug resistance among women screening for HIV prevention trials in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (MTN-009), Urvi M. Parikh, Photini Kiepiela, Shayhana Ganesh, Kailazarid Gomez, Stephanie Horn, Krista Eskay, Cliff Kelly, Barbara Mensch, Pamina M. Gorbach, Lydia Soto-Torres, Gita Ramjee, John W. Mellors, and IPTc Taskforce

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Documentation of HIV prevention research and programmatic learnings from India—Selected peer-reviewed journal publications from the Knowledge Network Project (Volume 1), Population Council

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Randomized controlled trial to test the RHANI wives HIV intervention for women in India at risk for HIV from husbands, Anita Raj, Niranjan Saggurti, Madhusudana Battala, Saritha Nair, Anindita Dasgupta, Dattaram D. Naik, Daniela Abramovitz, Jay G. Silverman, and Balaiah Donta

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A toolkit for developing bilingual lexicons for international HIV prevention clinical trials, Catalina B. Ramirez, Natasha Mack, and Barbara Friedland

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Effects of a health care provider intervention in reduction of sexual risk and related outcomes in economically marginal communities in Mumbai, India, Niranjan Saggurti, Stephen L. Schensul, Bonnie K. Nastasi, Rajendra Singh, Joseph A. Burleson, and Ravi K. Verma

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Growing up in rural India: An exploration into the lives of younger and older adolescents in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Iram Saeed, and Archana Sarkar

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Effectiveness of a community-based positive prevention intervention for people living with HIV who are not receiving antiretroviral treatment: A prospective cohort study, Avina Sarna, Stanley Luchters, Eustasius Musenge, Jerry Okal, Matthew F. Chersich, Waimar Tun, Sabine Mall, Nzioki King'ola, and Sam Kalibala

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Herpes simplex virus type 2 cross-sectional seroprevalence and the estimated rate of neonatal infections among a cohort of rural Malawian female adolescents, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Paul C. Hewett, Nadia N. Abuelezam, Satvika Chalasani, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A. Kelly, and Barbara Mensch

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Evaluating the McDonald's business model for HIV prevention among truckers to improve program coverage and service utilization in India, 2004–2010, Vasudha Rao Tirumalasetti, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Sachin Juneja, and Indra Ramayash Singh

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The Community Mobilization for Preventive Action (COMPACT) project in Zambia: A midline evaluation, Waimar Tun, Chabu Kangale, Scott Geibel, Meredith Sheehy, Ray Handema, and Mwaka Monze

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Situation analysis of programs to meet the HIV prevention, care, and treatment needs of persons with disabilities in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia, Waimar Tun, Jerry Okal, Katie D. Schenk, Meredith Sheehy, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Hilary Asiah, Grimond Moono, Felix Mutale, Rita Kyeremaa, Edson Ngirabakunzi, and Atwijukire Justus

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Strategies for recruiting injection drug users for HIV prevention services in Delhi, India, Waimar Tun, Mary Philip Sebastian, Vartika Sharma, Ira Madan, Samir Souidi, Dean Lewis, Ibou Thior, and Avina Sarna

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High HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in Nigeria: Implications for combination prevention, Lung Vu, Sylvia Adebajo, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, Andrew Karlyn, Jean Njab, Aderemi Azeez, and Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi

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Microbicide clinical trial adherence: Insights for introduction, Cynthia Woodsong, Kathleen M. MacQueen, K. Rivet Amico, Barbara Friedland, Mitzy Gafos, Leila Mansoor, Elizabeth E. Tolley, and Sheena McCormack

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Contraception and condom use among Bolivian female sex workers: Relationship-specific associations between disease prevention and family planning behaviors, Eileen Yam, Freddy Tinajeros, Rita Revollo, Kara Richmond, Deanna Kerrigan, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Mitigating the consequences of sexual violence in Zambia by decentralizing emergency medical responses to police victim support units: Report on the feasibility of police provision of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PEP) in Zambia, Mary Zama, Mardieh Dennis, Jessica Price, Stephanie M. Topp, Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa, and Jill Keesbury

Submissions from 2012

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Shaping the operations research agenda for antiretroviral-based prevention products for women: Gels and rings, Martha Brady and C. Elizabeth McGrory

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Same-sex sexual behavior of men in Kenya: Implications for HIV prevention, programs, and policy, Scott Geibel

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The impact of peer outreach on HIV knowledge and prevention behaviours of male sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, Scott Geibel, Nzioki King'ola, Marleen Temmerman, and Stanley Luchters

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The (mis)reporting of male circumcision status among men and women in Zambia and Swaziland: A randomized evaluation of interview methods, Paul C. Hewett, Nicole Haberland, Louis Apicella, and Barbara S. Mensch

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Assessing and improving self-reporting of male circumcision in Zambia and Swaziland, Paul C. Hewett, Nicole Haberland, Barbara Mensch, and Louis Apicella

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Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition among women in South Africa, Charles S. Morrison, Stephanie Skoler-Karpoff, Cynthia Kwok, Pai-lien Chen, Janneke Van De Wijgert, Marlena Gehret Plagianos, Smruti Patel, Khatija Ahmed, Gita Ramjee, Barbara Friedland, and Pekka Lahteenmaki

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Positive action for HIV in schools in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Monica Wanjiru, Sheila Bayley, John Kiunjuri, Mary Omondi, Rob Burnet, and Bridget Deacon

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Critical issues for integrating SRH and HIV/AIDS services to provide dual protection against unintended pregnancy and HIV/STI acquisition, Population Council

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Getting real with youth-friendly services in Africa: Report of a satellite session at the XIX International AIDS Conference, Population Council