Rachel Sacks-Davis

Summary

Affiliation: Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Hepatitis C virus phylogenetic clustering is associated with the social-injecting network in a cohort of people who inject drugs
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e47335. 2012
  2. ncbi Identifying newly acquired cases of hepatitis C using surveillance: a literature review
    R Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 85 Commercial Rd, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1925-34. 2012
  3. doi Behavioural interventions for preventing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs: a global systematic review
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 23:176-84. 2012
  4. ncbi Modelling antiviral treatment to prevent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Victoria, Australia
    Margaret E Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:638-41. 2012
  5. pmc Hepatitis C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs
    David A Rolls
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e78286. 2013
  6. pmc High rates of hepatitis C virus reinfection and spontaneous clearance of reinfection in people who inject drugs: a prospective cohort study
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Centre for Excellence into Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e80216. 2013
  7. pmc A systematic examination of the use of online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:583. 2011
  8. pmc The Australian national binge drinking campaign: campaign recognition among young people at a music festival who report risky drinking
    Caroline van Gemert
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:482. 2011
  9. pmc Home-based chlamydia testing of young people attending a music festival--who will pee and post?
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:376. 2010
  10. doi Hepatitis C treatment for injection drug users: a review of the available evidence
    Margaret Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 49:561-73. 2009

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Publications10

  1. pmc Hepatitis C virus phylogenetic clustering is associated with the social-injecting network in a cohort of people who inject drugs
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e47335. 2012
    ..300; p<0.001). This is the first study to show that HCV phylogeny is associated with the injecting network, highlighting the importance of the injecting network in HCV transmission...
  2. ncbi Identifying newly acquired cases of hepatitis C using surveillance: a literature review
    R Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 85 Commercial Rd, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1925-34. 2012
    ..Automated systems that extract and link testing data from multiple laboratory and clinic databases may provide an opportunity for collecting testing histories for individuals that is less resource intensive than enhanced surveillance...
  3. doi Behavioural interventions for preventing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs: a global systematic review
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 23:176-84. 2012
    ..A systematic review was conducted to determine whether behavioural interventions are effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) amongst people who inject drugs...
  4. ncbi Modelling antiviral treatment to prevent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Victoria, Australia
    Margaret E Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:638-41. 2012
    ..To develop a mathematical model to project the potential impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment on HCV infection prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID)...
  5. pmc Hepatitis C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs
    David A Rolls
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e78286. 2013
    ..A strategy targeting infected PWID with the most contacts (analogous to targeted vaccination) is the least effective. ..
  6. pmc High rates of hepatitis C virus reinfection and spontaneous clearance of reinfection in people who inject drugs: a prospective cohort study
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Centre for Excellence into Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e80216. 2013
    ..Public health campaigns about the risks of hepatitis C reinfection are required. ..
  7. pmc A systematic examination of the use of online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:583. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which SNSs are currently being used for sexual health promotion and describe the breadth of these activities...
  8. pmc The Australian national binge drinking campaign: campaign recognition among young people at a music festival who report risky drinking
    Caroline van Gemert
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:482. 2011
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  9. pmc Home-based chlamydia testing of young people attending a music festival--who will pee and post?
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:376. 2010
    ..Home-based chlamydia testing has been piloted in several countries to increase testing rates, but uptake has been low. We aimed to identify predictors of uptake of home-based chlamydia testing to inform future testing programs...
  10. doi Hepatitis C treatment for injection drug users: a review of the available evidence
    Margaret Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 49:561-73. 2009
    ..g., enrollment in drug treatment, the requirement of a period of abstinence from injection drug use, or the establishment of multidisciplinary treatment programs)...