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HIV among people who inject drugs in the Middle East and North Africa : systematic review and data synthesis (English)

It is perceived that little is known about the epidemiology of HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Journal Article 102454 JUN 17, 2014

Ghina R. Mumtaz; Helen A. Weiss; Sara L. Thomas; Suzanne Riome; Hamidreza Setayesh; Gabriele Riedner; Semini,Iris; Oussama Tawil; Akala,Francisca Ayodeji; Wilson,David; Laith J. Abu-Raddad Disclosed

Epidemic impacts of a community empowerment intervention for HIV prevention among female sex workers in generalized and concentrated epidemics (English)

Sex workers have endured a high burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in and across HIV epidemics. A comprehensive, community empowerment-based HIV prevention intervention emphasizes sex worker organization and mobilization to address HIV risk and often includes community-led peer education, condom distribution, and other activities. ... See More +

Journal Article 102447 FEB 01, 2014

Wirtz, Andrea L.; Pretorius, Carel; Beyrer,Chris; Baral,Stefan David; Decker, Michele R.; Sherman, Susan G.; Sweat, Michael; Poteat, Tonia; Butler, Jennifer; Oelrichs,Robert; Semini,Iris; Kerrigan, Deanna Disclosed

Implementing for results : program analysis of the HIV and STI interventions for sex workers in Benin (English)

The response to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has entered a new era, significantly shaped by emerging evidence on the effect that combinations of HIV prevention interventions have on the trajectory of the epidemic. ... See More +

Journal Article 82076 JUN 09, 2013

Alary, Michel; Anani, Hubert; Batona, Georges; Gbedji,Eugene; Kessou,Leon Kokou; Lafrance, Christian; Semini,Iris Disclosed

The global HIV epidemics among sex workers (English)

Since the beginning of the epidemic sex workers have experienced a heightened burden of HIV across settings, despite their higher levels of HIV protective behaviors (UNAIDS, 2009). ... See More +

Publication 74053 NOV 28, 2012

Baral,Stefan David; Beyrer,Chris; Butler, Jenny; Decker, Michele; Kerrigan, Deanna; Murray,Laura Kay; N'Jie, N'Della; Oelrichs,Robert; Osornprasop,Sutayut; Poteat, Tonia; Pretorius, Carel; Semini,Iris; Sherman, Susan; Stanciole,Anderson Eduardo; Sweat, Mike; Wirtz, Andrea Disclosed

The global HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs (English)

This publication addresses research questions related to an increase in the levels of access and utilization for four key interventions that have the potential to significantly reduce HIV infections among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and their sexual and injecting partners, and hence morbidity and mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). ... See More +

Publication 74052 NOV 28, 2012

Baral,Stefan David; Beyrer,Chris; Cleghorn, Farley; Dutta,Arindam; Hader, Shannon; Haworth, Caroline; Oelrichs,Robert; Pretorius, Carel; Semini,Iris; Stanciole,Anderson Eduardo; Wirtz, Andrea Disclosed

Revitalizing the HIV response in Pakistan : a systematic review and policy recommendations - synthesis report (English)

Pakistan has made strides over the last decade in its Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) response, with active surveillance, considerable research, both governmental and non? ... See More +

Working Paper 80873 NOV 01, 2012

Beyrer, Chris; Singh, Sonal; Ambrosio, Marco; Semini, Iris Disclosed

HIV/AIDS in MENA : assessment and policy recommendations (English)

The HIV pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues as one of the most devastating health crises ever. The recent regional HIV/AIDS epidemiological synthesis report entitled characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for strategic action, provides the scientific basis for the policy recommendations detailed here and provides policy makers with an overview of the specific character of the HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic in the MENA region. ... See More +

Brief 59410 NOV 01, 2010

Abu-Raddad, Laith; Ayodeji Akala, Francisca; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele; Wilson, David; Tawil, Ousama Disclosed

Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : time for strategic action (English)

Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. ... See More +

Publication 54889 JUN 04, 2010

Abu-Raddad, Laith J.; Akala, Francisca Ayodeji; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele; Wilson, David; Tawil, Ousama Disclosed