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Submissions from 2016

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An integrated peer outreach and clinic-based intervention to improve the sexual health of young men who have sex with men in Myanmar: A Link Up evaluation, Population Council

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Impact of peer education and on-site clinical services for female sex workers in Bangladesh brothels: A Link Up evaluation study, Population Council

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Reducing provider-held stigma and improving young client satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up evaluation, Population Council

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights needs of young men who live in the streets in Dhaka City: A Link Up exploratory study, Population Council

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Editorial—Lessons learned and study results from HIVCore: An HIV implementation science initiative, Naomi Rutenberg, Waimar Tun, and Nagesh N. Borse

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Association between community collectivization and mental depression among men who have sex with men in Andhra Pradesh, India, Dipak Suryawanshi, Sangram Kishor Patel, V. Sharma, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, and Shalini Bharat

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Factors associated with the likelihood of further movement among mobile female sex workers in India: A multinomial logit approach, Dipak Suryawanshi, Varun Sharma, Niranjan Saggurti, and Shalini Bharat

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Community collectivization and consistent condom use among female sex workers in southern India: Evidence from two rounds of behavioral tracking surveys, Shanti Vejella, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti, and Parimi Prabhakar

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Kenyan female sex workers’ use of female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception: Do they use condoms less consistently?, Eileen Yam, Jerry Okal, Helgar Musyoki, Nicholas Muraguri, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, and Scott Geibel

Submissions from 2015

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Evaluating the effect of HIV prevention strategies on uptake of HIV counselling and testing among male most-at-risk-populations in Nigeria: A cross-sectional analysis, Sylvia Adebajo, George I. Eluwa, Jean Njab, Ayodeji Oginni, Francis Ukwuije, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, and Theo Lorenc

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Implementation of a confidential helpline for men having sex with men in India, Ashok Agarwal, Myriam Hamdallah, Suvakanta N. Swain, Sonali Mukherjee, Neetu Singh, Sudip Mahapatra, Elizabeth J. King, Julie Pulerwitz, and Ibou Thior

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Male sex workers: Practices, contexts, and vulnerabilities for HIV acquisition and transmission, Stefan Baral, M. Reuel Friedman, Scott Geibel, Kevin Rebe, Borche Bozhinov, Daouda Diouf, Keith Sabin, Claire E. Holland, Roy Chan, and Carlos F. Caceres

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Changing HIV epidemic in north-eastern India and its relationship with development and programmatic indicators, Chiranjeev Bhattacharjya, Sangram Kishor Patel, Samiran Panda, and Alok Kr. Deb

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Causes of death among HIV-infected adults registered in selected anti-retroviral therapy centers in north-eastern India, Chiranjeev Bhattacharjya, Damodar Sahu, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti, and Arvind Pandey

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HIV risk perception and risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in Nigeria, George I. Eluwa, Sylvia Adebajo, Stanley Luchters, and Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi

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Do clinical decision-support reminders for medical providers improve isoniazid prescription rates among HIV-positive adults?, Eric P. Green, Caricia Catalani, Aggrey Keny, Lameck Diero, Charity Ndwiga, Dennis Israelski, and Paul Biondich

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Addressing mental health disorders and HIV vulnerability of marginalized adolescents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nrupa Jani, Lung Vu, Sam Kalibala, Gebeyehu Mekonnen, and Kay Lynn

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To tell or not to tell: Male partner engagement in a Phase 3 microbicide efficacy trial in South Africa, Christine A. Kelly, Barbara Friedland, Neetha S. Morar, Lauren L. Katzen, Gita Ramjee, Mathila Mokgatle, and Khatija Ahmed

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HIV and STI prevalence and risk factors among male sex workers and other men who have sex with men in Nairobi, Kenya, Nicholas Muraguri, Waimar Tun, Jerry Okal, Dita Broz, H. Fisher Raymond, Timothy Kellogg, Sufia Dadabhai, Helgar Musyoki, Meredith Sheehy, David Kuria, Reinhard Kaiser, and Scott Geibel

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Prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and risk behaviors among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya: Results of a respondent driven sampling study, Helgar Musyoki, Timothy Kellogg, Scott Geibel, Nicholas Muraguri, Jerry Okal, Waimar Tun, H. Fisher Raymond, Sufia Dadabhai, Meredith Sheehy, and Andrea Kim

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Public participation of men who have sex with men in the context of community empowerment in India, Karikalan Nagarajan, Seema Sagay, Deepika Ganju, and Ramesh S. Paranjape

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Factors associated with mental depression among men who have sex with men in southern India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Parimi Prabhakar, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Correlates of mental depression among female sex workers in southern India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti, Saroj Pachauri, and Parimi Prabhakar

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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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Sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from the Link Up baseline survey, Population Council

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Burundi program implementation workshop, 3–5 June 2014: Link Up meeting report, Population Council and Alliance Burundaise contre le Sida

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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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Experiences with pregnancy among female sex workers in Ethiopia: A Link Up exploratory study, Population Council, Miz-Hasab Research Center, and Organization for Social Services for AIDS

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Improving hospital-based quality of care by reducing HIV-related stigma: Evaluation results from Vietnam, Julie Pulerwitz, Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Dayo Akinwolemiwa, Kim Ashburn, and Laura Nyblade

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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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Are truckers being over stigmatized as HIV carriers in India? Evidences from behavioral and biological cross-sectional surveys among clients of female sex workers, Damodar Sahu, Sowmya Ramesh, Ram Manohar Mishra, K. Srikanth Reddy, Reena Bharadwaj, Niranjan Saggurti, Arvind Pandey, Mandar Mainkar, and Bitra George

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HIV, Hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs: High prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C RNA positive infections observed in Delhi, India, Lopamudra Saraswati, Avina Sarna, Mary Philip Sebastian, Vartika Sharma, Ira Madan, Ibou Thior, Julie Pulerwitz, and Waimar Tun

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HCV in people who inject drugs: A neglected epidemic, Avina Sarna and Samiran Panda

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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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Association between system reach and exposure to interventions and characteristics of mobile female sex workers in four high HIV prevalence states in India, Varun Sharma, Niranjan Saggurti, and Shalini Bharat

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Health care coverage among long-distance truckers in India: An evaluation based on the Tanahashi model, 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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HIV and STI prevalence and injection behaviors among people who inject drugs in Nairobi: Results from a 2011 bio-behavioral study using respondent-driven sampling, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, Dita Broz, Jerry Okal, Nicholas Muraguri, H. Fisher Raymond, Helgar Musyoki, Andrea Kim, Mercy Muthui, and Scott Geibel

Submissions from 2014

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Comparison of audio computer assisted self-interview and face-to-face interview methods in eliciting HIV-related risks among men who have sex with men and men who inject drugs in Nigeria, Sylvia Adebajo, Otibho Obianwu, George I. Eluwa, Lung Vu, Ayodeji Oginni, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Adebola Bashorun, Omokhudu Idogho, and Andrew Karlyn

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HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa's youth: Insights from a multi-country study, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Scott Geibel, Sam Kalibala, Jerry Okal, Babacar Mane, Nathi Sohaba, Julialynne Walker, and Eric P. Green

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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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Provider alerts and reminders to improve tuberculosis care among people living with HIV in Kenya: TB Tech formative report, Caricia Catalani, Eric P. Green, Lameck Diero, Jane Carter, Martin Were, Dennis Israelski, Adrian Gardner, Charity Ndwiga, and Paul Biondich

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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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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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Patterns of drug use among people who inject drugs (PWID) and their implications for sexually transmitted infections in northern Nigeria, Desmond Iriaye, Ibrahim Suleiman, Otibho Obianwu, Sylvia Adebajo, George I. Eluwa, Jean Njab, Ayodeji Oginni, and Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi

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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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HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in India: National scenario of an unfinished agenda, Ugra Mohan Jha, Yujwal Raj, Srinivasan Venkatesh, Neeraj Dhingra, Ramesh S. Paranjape, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Effect of public-private partnership in treatment of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India, Suresh Babu Kokku, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Saroj Tucker, Niranjan Saggurti, and Parimi Prabhakar

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Non-disclosure of violence among female sex workers: Evidence from a large scale cross-sectional survey in India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Madhusudana Battala, Akash Porwal, and Niranjan Saggurti

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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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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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Financial inclusion of marginalised key populations in southern India, Parimi Prabhakar, Sangram Kishor Patel, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Circular labor migration and HIV in India: Exploring heterogeneity in bridge populations connecting areas of high and low HIV infection prevalence, Tanvi Rai, Helen S. Lambert, Annick B. Borquez, Niranjan Saggurti, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Helen Ward

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The effect of mobility on sexual risk behaviour and HIV infection: A cross-sectional study of men who have sex with men in southern India, Sowmya Ramesh, Purnima Mehrotra, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Deepika Ganju, Karikalan Nagarajan, and Niranjan Saggurti

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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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Role of a community-to-community learning strategy in the institutionalization of community mobilization among female sex workers in India, Santhosh Sadhu, Archana Rao Manukonda, Anthony Reddy Yeruva, Sangram Kishor Patel, and Niranjan Saggurti

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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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Pretreatment loss-to-follow-up after HIV diagnosis from 27 counseling and testing centers across India: Findings from a cohort study, Avina Sarna, Mary Philip Sebastian, Damodar Bachani, Ruchi Sogarwal, and Madhusudana Battala

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Money, power and HIV: Economic influences and HIV among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa, Andrew Scheibe, Brian Kanyemba, Jennifer Syvertsen, Sylvia Adebajo, and Stefan Baral

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High levels of bisexual behavior and factors associated with bisexual behavior among men having sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria, Meredith Sheehy, Waimar Tun, Lung Vu, Sylvia Adebajo, Otibho Obianwu, and Andrew Karlyn

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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

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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Estimating the number of male sex workers with the capture-recapture technique in Nigeria, Sylvia Adebajo, George I. Eluwa, Jack Tocco, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Lolade Abiodun, Oliver Anene, D.O. Akpona, Andrew Karlyn, and Scott E. Kellerman

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Financial inclusion of female garment workers, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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Are female sex workers able to negotiate condom use with male clients? The case of mobile FSWs in four high HIV prevalence states of India, Shalini Bharat, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Suchismita Roy, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Induced abortion, contraceptive use, and dual protection among female sex workers in Moscow, Russia, Michele R. Decker, Eileen Yam, Andrea L. Wirtz, Stefan Baral, Alena Peryshkina, Vladmir Mogilnyi, and Chris Beyrer

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Evaluating the impact of three HIV counselling and testing strategies on male most-at-risk population in Nigeria: A segmented regression analysis, George I. Eluwa, Sylvia Adebajo, Jean Njab, Ayodeji Oginni, and Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi

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A profile on HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among injecting drug users in Nigeria: Should we be alarmed?, George I. Eluwa, Stephanie A. Strathdee, Samson B. Adebayo, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, and Sylvia Adebajo

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

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Impact of an HIV prevention intervention on condom use among long distance truckers in India, Sachin Juneja, Vasudha Rao Tirumalasetti, Ram Manohar Mishra, Shekhar Sethu, and Indra Ramayash Singh

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Degree and correlates of sexual mixing in female sex workers in Karnataka, India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Catherine M. Lowndes, Kaveri Gurav, Banadakoppa M. Ramesh, Stephen Moses, Reynold G. Washington, and Michel Alary

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Factors associated with risky sexual practices among female sex workers in Karnataka, India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Catherine M. Lowndes, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, Kaveri Gurav, Banadakoppa M. Ramesh, Stephen Moses, Reynold G. Washington, and Michel Alary

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Male sex workers who sell sex to men also engage in anal intercourse with women: Evidence from Mombasa, Kenya, Priya Mannava, Scott Geibel, Nzioki King'ola, Marleen Temmerman, and Stanley Luchters

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Characteristics of female sex workers in southern India willing and unwilling to participate in a placebo gel trial, Barbara Mensch, Barbara Friedland, Sharon Abbott, Lauren L. Katzen, Waimar Tun, Christine A. Kelly, Avina Sarna, Aylur K. Srikrishnan, and Suniti Solomon

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Exploring urban male non-marital sexual behaviours in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Stephen Pearson, Mumraiz Khan, and Irfan Masood

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Self-report of STI symptoms, inconsistent condom use and condom non-use are poor predictors of STI prevalence among men who have sex with men, Karikalan Nagarajan, Sheela Godbole, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Mandar Mainkar, Sowmya Ramesh, Deepika Ganju, and Ramesh S. Paranjape

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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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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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The association between noncommercial partnerships and risk of HIV among female sex workers: Evidences from a cross-sectional behavioral and biological survey in southern India, Renuka Somanatha Pullikalu, Ram Manohar Mishra, Niranjan Saggurti, and Parimi Prabhakar

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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and its effect on survival of HIV-infected individuals in Jharkhand, India, Sandeep Rai, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Subhashish Sircar, Pinnamaneni Yujwal Raj, Srinivasan Venkatesh, Mohammed Shaukat, and Bharat Bhusan Rewari

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Community collectivization and its association with consistent condom use and STI treatment-seeking behaviors among female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men/transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India, Niranjan Saggurti, Ram Manohar Mishra, Laxminarayana Proddutoor, Saroj Tucker, Dolly Kovvali, Parimi Prabhakar, and Tisha Wheeler

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Prevalence and correlates of non-disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners among HIV-infected female sex workers and HIV-infected male clients of female sex workers in India, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Debbie M. Cheng, Sharon Coleman, Carly Bridden, Madhusudana Battala, Jay G. Silverman, Manoj Pardeshi, and Jeffrey H. Samet

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Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and co-infection in a cohort of male injection drug users in Delhi, Lopamudra Saraswati, Mary Philip Sebastian, Avina Sarna, Vartika Sharma, Ira Madan, Dean Lewis, Ibou Thior, and Waimar Tun

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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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High uptake of HIV testing in a cohort of male injection drug users in Delhi, India: Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection, Avina Sarna, Waimar Tun, Vartika Sharma, Mary Philip Sebastian, Ira Madan, Amita Yadav, Meredith Sheehy, Dean Lewis, and Ibou Thior

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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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High HIV incidence among male injection drug users in Delhi, India, Waimar Tun, Lopamudra Saraswati, Mary Philip Sebastian, Vartika Sharma, Amita Yadav, Ira Madan, Ibou Thior, and Avina Sarna

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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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Population-based prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus, HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia in male injection drug users in Lagos, Nigeria, Waimar Tun, Lung Vu, Sylvia Adebajo, Lolade Abiodun, Meredith Sheehy, Andrew Karlyn, Jean Njab, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, B. Kawu Issa, and Omokhudu Idogho

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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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High levels of unprotected anal intercourse and never testing for HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria: Evidence from a cross-sectional survey for the need for innovative approaches to HIV prevention, Lung Vu, Katherine Andrinopoulos, Waimar Tun, and Sylvia Adebajo

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Role of community group exposure in reducing sexually transmitted infection-related risk among female sex workers in India, Diwakar Yadov, Shreena Ramanathan, Prabuddhagopal Goswami, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Niranjan Saggurti, Shrabanti Sen, Bitra George, and Ramesh S. Paranjape