- Predictors of methadone program non-retention for opioid analgesic dependent patientsJoseph Cox
Mental Health and Addiction Services, Cape Breton District Health Authority, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada B1P 1P3
J Subst Abuse Treat 44:52-60. 2013..Some determinants of involuntary discharge were modified by sex. Understanding predictors of specific loss to follow-up outcomes may help MMT programs improve patient retention...
- Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours associated with the provision of hepatitis C care by Canadian family physiciansJ Cox
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
J Viral Hepat 18:e332-40. 2011....
- HIV status of sexual partners is more important than antiretroviral treatment related perceptions for risk taking by HIV positive MSM in Montreal, CanadaJ Cox
Montreal Public Health Department, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1M3 Canada
Sex Transm Infect 80:518-23. 2004..To examine the role of antiretroviral treatment related perceptions relative to other clinical and psychosocial factors associated with sexual risk taking in HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM)...
- Access to sterile injecting equipment is more important than awareness of HCV status for injection risk behaviors among drug usersJoseph Cox
Direction de sante publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Subst Use Misuse 44:548-68. 2009..Improved access to sterile injecting equipment may be more important than knowledge of HCV status in reducing injection risks among this IDU population. The study limitations are noted and recommendations discussed...
- Low perceived benefits and self-efficacy are associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection-related risk among injection drug usersJoseph Cox
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Soc Sci Med 66:211-20. 2008..Interventions should aim to heighten awareness of the benefits of risk reduction and provide IDUs with the skills necessary to negotiate safer injecting with their peers...
- Minimal uptake of sterile drug preparation equipment in a predominantly cocaine injecting population: implications for HIV and hepatitis C preventionCarole Morissette
Montreal Public Health Department, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1301 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1M3, Canada
Int J Drug Policy 18:204-12. 2007..To identify factors associated with using sterile drug injection equipment by injection drug users (IDUs)...
- Social network-related risk factors for bloodborne virus infections among injection drug users receiving syringes through secondary exchangePrithwish De
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A2, QC, Canada
J Urban Health 85:77-89. 2008..This approach can optimize the benefits of SSE while minimizing the potential risks associated with the practice of secondary exchange...
- Rethinking approaches to risk reduction for injection drug users: differences in drug type affect risk for HIV and hepatitis C virus infection through drug-injecting networksPrithwish De
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:355-61. 2007..To identify and compare the drug-injecting network characteristics of cocaine and heroin injectors associated with a risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
- The importance of social networks in their association to drug equipment sharing among injection drug users: a reviewPrithwish De
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Addiction 102:1730-9. 2007..To examine the scientific evidence regarding the association between characteristics of social networks of injection drug users (IDUs) and the sharing of drug injection equipment...
- HIV and HCV discordant injecting partners and their association to drug equipment sharingPrithwish De
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Scand J Infect Dis 41:206-14. 2009..The results warrant greater screening to raise awareness of infection status, post-test counselling to promote status disclosure among partners, and skill-building to avoid equipment sharing between discordant partners...
- Hepatitis C meanings and preventive strategies among street-involved young injection drug users in MontréalElise Roy
Service de Toxicomanie, Faculte de Medecine et des Sciences de la Sante, Universite de Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Int J Drug Policy 18:397-405. 2007..To examine what hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection means to street-involved young IDUs (SYIDUs) and how this impacts on their health behaviours, based on social contexts in which they live...
- Characterizing the drug-injecting networks of cocaine and heroin injectors in MontrealPrithwish De
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 97:207-9. 2006..Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare drug-injecting network characteristics of cocaine and heroin injectors believed to be associated with a risk of bloodborne infections...
- Accuracy of physician reporting in routine public health surveillance for hepatitis C virus infectionKlaus Jochem
Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Public Health Rep 129:64-72. 2014..We evaluated physician responses to risk factor questions for non-acute HCV cases...
- Behavioural risks for HIV infection among Quebec residents of Haitian originAlix Adrien
Public Health Department, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
J Immigr Minor Health 12:894-9. 2010..This study allows us to identify subgroups whose behaviours can result in greater vulnerability to HIV infection and other STIs...
- Impact of hepatitis C viral replication on CD4+ T-lymphocyte progression in HIV-HCV coinfection before and after antiretroviral therapyMartin Potter
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
AIDS 24:1857-65. 2010..We examined the impact of spontaneous clearance of HCV on CD4(+) T-lymphocyte count progression before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-HCV coinfected adults...
- Correlates of drug use cessation among participants in the Canadian HIV-HCV Co-infection CohortJoseph Cox
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A2 Chronic Viral Illness Service, McGill University Health Centre, 3650 Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 2P4 Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, 1301 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 1M3 CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, 588 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 3E6 Electronic address
Drug Alcohol Depend 137:121-8. 2014..Ongoing drug use remains a barrier to HIV and HCV treatment. We examined the occurrence and correlates of drug use cessation among HIV-HCV co-infected drug users participating in HIV care...
- Transmission networks of drug resistance acquired in primary/early stage HIV infectionBluma G Brenner
McGill University AIDS Centre, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
AIDS 22:2509-15. 2008..In Quebec, half of PHIs represent clustered transmission events. This study ascertained the cumulative implications of clustering on onward transmission of drug resistance...
- HIV infection affects blood myeloid dendritic cells after successful therapy and despite nonprogressing clinical diseaseJulie Fontaine
Laboratoire d Immunogénétique, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Département de Microbiologie et Immunologie de l Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Infect Dis 199:1007-18. 2009..pDC levels followed the pattern of CD4+ T cell fluctuations. These findings provide evidence for an ongoing process affecting mDCs after successful ART and despite nonprogressing clinical disease following HIV infection...
- The challenge of promoting integration: conceptualization, implementation, and assessment of a pilot care delivery model for patients with type 2 diabetesLouise Nasmith
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Fam Med 36:40-5. 2004..promote behavior changes in patients to foster self-care, (3). introduce tools to allow family physicians to modify their practices, and (4). encourage local community action to support patients and providers...