Margaret M Weeks

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Community Research
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Structural issues affecting creation of a community action and advocacy board
    M R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Sq W, Ste 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, 345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:375-91. 2013
  2. pmc Initial and sustained female condom use among low-income urban U.S. women
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:26-36. 2013
  3. pmc Access to housing subsidies, housing status, drug use and HIV risk among low-income U.S. urban residents
    Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:31. 2011
  4. pmc Unofficial policy: access to housing, housing information and social services among homeless drug users in Hartford, Connecticut
    Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:8. 2007
  5. pmc Challenges, strategies, and lessons learned from a participatory community intervention study to promote female condoms among rural sex workers in Southern China
    Margaret R Weeks
    The Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:252-71. 2010
  6. pmc Multilevel social influences on female condom use and adoption among women in the urban United States
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:297-309. 2010
  7. pmc Changing drug users' risk environments: peer health advocates as multi-level community change agents
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 43:330-44. 2009
  8. pmc Outcomes of a peer HIV prevention program with injection drug and crack users: the Risk Avoidance Partnership
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:253-81. 2009
  9. pmc Opportunities for woman-initiated HIV prevention methods among female sex workers in southern China
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Sex Res 44:190-201. 2007
  10. pmc Microbicide acceptability among high-risk urban U.S. women: experiences and perceptions of sexually transmitted HIV prevention
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:682-90. 2004

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Detail Information

Publications14

  1. pmc Structural issues affecting creation of a community action and advocacy board
    M R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Sq W, Ste 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, 345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:375-91. 2013
    ..Lessons from this experience could inform similar efforts to mobilize, engage and build capacity of community coalitions to increase access to and support for FCs and other novel effective prevention options for at-risk women...
  2. pmc Initial and sustained female condom use among low-income urban U.S. women
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:26-36. 2013
    ..Reducing or eliminating basic barriers, including lack of awareness, knowledge of proper use, and access to free samples, may significantly increase use among those who want or need them...
  3. pmc Access to housing subsidies, housing status, drug use and HIV risk among low-income U.S. urban residents
    Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:31. 2011
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  4. pmc Unofficial policy: access to housing, housing information and social services among homeless drug users in Hartford, Connecticut
    Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:8. 2007
    ..However, the effects of housing policies on drug users' access to housing have been understudied to date. This paper will look at the "unofficial" housing policies that affect drug users' access to housing...
  5. pmc Challenges, strategies, and lessons learned from a participatory community intervention study to promote female condoms among rural sex workers in Southern China
    Margaret R Weeks
    The Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:252-71. 2010
    ..This article presents lessons learned from our experiences in the first two study sites of this intervention trial...
  6. pmc Multilevel social influences on female condom use and adoption among women in the urban United States
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:297-309. 2010
    ..FC can make a valuable contribution to reducing heterosexually transmitted HIV among women in many circumstances. The greatest barrier to increased FC use is the lack of a supportive community environment for its promotion and use...
  7. pmc Changing drug users' risk environments: peer health advocates as multi-level community change agents
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 43:330-44. 2009
    ..Implications of the RAP program for designing effective prevention programs and for analyzing long-term change to reduce HIV transmission among high-risk groups are discussed from this ecological and multi-level intervention perspective...
  8. pmc Outcomes of a peer HIV prevention program with injection drug and crack users: the Risk Avoidance Partnership
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:253-81. 2009
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  9. pmc Opportunities for woman-initiated HIV prevention methods among female sex workers in southern China
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Sex Res 44:190-201. 2007
    ..We discuss implications of these findings for further promotion of woman-initiated prevention methods such as microbicides and female condoms among female sex workers in China...
  10. pmc Microbicide acceptability among high-risk urban U.S. women: experiences and perceptions of sexually transmitted HIV prevention
    Margaret R Weeks
    Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:682-90. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to measure microbicide acceptability among high-risk women in Hartford, Connecticut, and contextual factors likely to affect acceptability and use...
  11. pmc Altruism and peer-led HIV prevention targeting heroin and cocaine users
    Mark R Convey
    Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Qual Health Res 20:1546-57. 2010
    ..We contend that altruism found in volunteers is an important factor in maintaining long-term participation in HIV intervention programs and initiatives using peer educators...
  12. pmc Acceptability of hypothetical microbicides among women in sex establishments in rural areas in Southern China
    Yu Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and School of Basic Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
    Sex Transm Dis 35:102-10. 2008
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  13. pmc High-risk women's willingness to try a simulated vaginal microbicide: results from a pilot study
    Katie E Mosack
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 N Summit Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, USA
    Women Health 42:71-88. 2005
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  14. pmc If I didn't have HIV, I'd be dead now: illness narratives of drug users living with HIV/AIDS
    Katie E Mosack
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Qual Health Res 15:586-605. 2005
    ..The findings contribute to researchers' understanding of the HIV/AIDS illness experiences among the very marginalized and have important implications for physical and mental health care professionals working with HIV-positive drug users...

Research Grants21

  1. Sustained Safe Behavior in High-Risk Women
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Longitudinal Study of the RAP Peer Intervention for HIV
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. High-risk Establishments and Women's HIV Prevention in Southern China
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Development and testing of the FC intervention has significant public health implications because of its potential for reducing sexual HIV transmission in this high-risk population and in the broader population of their sexual networks. ..
  4. High-risk Establishments and Women's HIV Prevention in Southern China
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  5. Enhancing HIV Prevention Through a Multi-level Community Intervention To Promote
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  6. Enhancing HIV Prevention Through a Multi-level Community Intervention To Promote
    Margaret R Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  7. Microbicide Acceptance--Prevent HIV in High-Risk Women
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  8. Microbicide Acceptance--Prevent HIV in High-Risk Women
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  9. HIV Prevention in High Risk Drug Use Sites: Project RAP
    Margaret Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Data collection methods include structured surveys and process tracking, as well as semi-structured interviews and ethnographic observation to document project activities and effects for process and outcome evaluation analyses. ..
  10. High-risk Establishments and Women's HIV Prevention in Southern China
    Margaret R Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2010
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