CHRIS R BEYRER

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Global child trafficking
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Suite E7152, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 364:s16-7. 2004
  2. pmc Molecular surveillance for drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in clinical and subclinical populations from three border regions of Burma/Myanmar: cross-sectional data and a systematic review of resistance studies
    Tyler Brown
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Broadway Research Building, 733 N Broadway, Suite 147, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Malar J 11:333. 2012
  3. pmc Modified social ecological model: a tool to guide the assessment of the risks and risk contexts of HIV epidemics
    Stefan Baral
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:482. 2013
  4. pmc Immuno-virologic outcomes and immuno-virologic discordance among adults alive and on anti-retroviral therapy at 12 months in Nigeria
    Chuka J Anude
    Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:113. 2013
  5. doi request reprint LGBT Africa: a social justice movement emerges in the era of HIV
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    SAHARA J 9:177-9. 2012
  6. pmc A call to action for comprehensive HIV services for men who have sex with men
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:424-38. 2012
  7. pmc Global epidemiology of HIV infection in men who have sex with men
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:367-77. 2012
  8. pmc Genital herpes evaluation by quantitative TaqMan PCR: correlating single detection and quantity of HSV-2 DNA in cervicovaginal lavage fluids with cross-sectional and longitudinal clinical data
    Bulbulgul Aumakhan
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Virol J 7:328. 2010
  9. pmc A cross-sectional assessment of population demographics, HIV risks and human rights contexts among men who have sex with men in Lesotho
    Stefan Baral
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:36. 2011
  10. pmc Health and historical levels of freedom
    Samantha L Biggs
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Global Health 6:11. 2010

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Global child trafficking
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Suite E7152, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 364:s16-7. 2004
  2. pmc Molecular surveillance for drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in clinical and subclinical populations from three border regions of Burma/Myanmar: cross-sectional data and a systematic review of resistance studies
    Tyler Brown
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Broadway Research Building, 733 N Broadway, Suite 147, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Malar J 11:333. 2012
    ..A systematic review of resistance studies is provided for context...
  3. pmc Modified social ecological model: a tool to guide the assessment of the risks and risk contexts of HIV epidemics
    Stefan Baral
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:482. 2013
    ..Prevention sciences research and programming aiming to decrease HIV incidence requires epidemiologic studies to collect data on multiple levels of risk to inform combination HIV prevention packages...
  4. pmc Immuno-virologic outcomes and immuno-virologic discordance among adults alive and on anti-retroviral therapy at 12 months in Nigeria
    Chuka J Anude
    Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:113. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint LGBT Africa: a social justice movement emerges in the era of HIV
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    SAHARA J 9:177-9. 2012
    ..Homophobia is a barrier to social acceptance and to health and other social services, but African communities are showing reliance in addressing stigma and discrimination, and in organizing for rights and social tolerance...
  6. pmc A call to action for comprehensive HIV services for men who have sex with men
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:424-38. 2012
    ..To address HIV in MSM will take continued research, political will, structural reform, community engagement, and strategic planning and programming, but it can and must be done...
  7. pmc Global epidemiology of HIV infection in men who have sex with men
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:367-77. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Genital herpes evaluation by quantitative TaqMan PCR: correlating single detection and quantity of HSV-2 DNA in cervicovaginal lavage fluids with cross-sectional and longitudinal clinical data
    Bulbulgul Aumakhan
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Virol J 7:328. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc A cross-sectional assessment of population demographics, HIV risks and human rights contexts among men who have sex with men in Lesotho
    Stefan Baral
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:36. 2011
    ..Evidence is increasing of high HIV risks among southern African men who have sex with men (MSM). This represents the first study of HIV risks and human rights contexts among MSM in Lesotho...
  10. pmc Health and historical levels of freedom
    Samantha L Biggs
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Global Health 6:11. 2010
    ..The link between political freedom and health is unclear. We aimed to determine the association by exploring the relationship of historical and cumulative freedom levels with important health outcomes...
  11. pmc HIV risk and associations of HIV infection among men who have sex with men in peri-urban Cape Town, South Africa
    Stefan Baral
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:766. 2011
    ..The study presented here represents the first evaluation of HIV prevalence and associations of HIV infection among MSM in the peri-urban townships of Cape Town...
  12. pmc The feasibility of HIV vaccine efficacy trials among Russian injection drug users
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Vaccine 25:7014-6. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Burma and the challenge of humanitarian assistance
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 370:1465-7. 2007
  14. pmc Sex between men in the context of HIV: The AIDS 2008 Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture in health and human rights
    Jorge Saavedra
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 11:9. 2008
    ..And MSM includes a wide array of traditional and local terms worldwide-with enormous cultural diversity in Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere. We use the term MSM here at its most inclusive...
  15. pmc Characterization of the emerging HIV type 1 and HCV epidemics among injecting drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:853-60. 2009
    ..Targeted prevention programs offering both needle exchange programs and opiate substitution therapies are urgently called for to prevent the further spread of HIV and HCV in Tajikistan...
  16. pmc Expanding the space: inclusion of most-at-risk populations in HIV prevention, treatment, and care services
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S96-9. 2011
    ..Both public health and human rights frameworks concur that those at greatest risk should have expanded access to services...
  17. pmc Time to act: a call for comprehensive responses to HIV in people who use drugs
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 376:551-63. 2010
    ..Failure to do so will exacerbate the spread of HIV infection, undermine treatment programmes, and continue to expand prison populations with patients in need of care...
  18. doi request reprint Epidemiologic links between drug use and HIV epidemics: an international perspective
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, The Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S10-6. 2010
    ..The dearth of targeted, evidence-and human rights-based responses to these epidemics is explored as a structural driver of HIV spread in these settings...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patterns of HIV and syphilis infection in Northern Thailand 1998-2001
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 18:179-83. 2007
    ..43; 0.22-0.85). For men and women, those with syphilis were approximately three times more likely to have HIV. These unique population data illustrate evolving sex parity of HIV burden in northern Thailand...
  20. ncbi request reprint HIV epidemiology update and transmission factors: risks and risk contexts--16th International AIDS Conference epidemiology plenary
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:981-7. 2007
    ..We need to do much more to control HIV infection, and social and structural risks are crucial intervention targets...
  21. ncbi request reprint Molecular methods for the diagnosis of genital ulcer disease in a sexually transmitted disease clinic population in northern Thailand: predominance of herpes simplex virus infection
    C Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Infect Dis 178:243-6. 1998
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus infection status was known for 24 of 38 subjects; 11 (45.8%) were seropositive, and all 11 had HSV by M-PCR. HSV appeared to be the most common pathogen overall...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic and biologic characterization of a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 highly exposed, persistently seronegative female sex workers in northern Thailand. Chiang Mai HEPS Working Group
    C Beyrer
    Division of Retrovirology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Infect Dis 179:59-67. 1999
    ..018). Epidemiologic exposure to HIV-1 without apparent infection, an unusual distribution of HLA class I alleles, and HIV-1 gp160-specific IgA responses suggest a biologic basis for this phenomenon...
  23. ncbi request reprint Overland heroin trafficking routes and HIV-1 spread in south and south-east Asia
    C Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS 14:75-83. 2000
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Shan women and girls and the sex industry in Southeast Asia; political causes and human rights implications
    C Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:543-50. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Lifetime correlates associated with amphetamine use among northern Thai men attending STD and HIV anonymous test sites
    Kirsten Melbye
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Suite E 7138, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:245-53. 2002
    ..To investigate the demographic, sexual, and other substance use risk correlates of amphetamine use among men in northern Thailand prior to the current epidemic of amphetamine use in the Kingdom...
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Burma
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:311-7. 2003
    ..Estimates of the HIV/AIDS burden in Burma (Myanmar) are uncertain. Using data from the 1999 national HIV sentinel surveillance and available population data, we generated estimates of Burma's HIV burden in 1999...
  27. ncbi request reprint Drug use, increasing incarceration rates, and prison-associated HIV risks in Thailand
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:153-61. 2003
    ..Incarceration is a known risk for HIV infection in Thai drug users. Through the 1990s, incarceration rates for drug-related offenses rose sharply, whereas HIV prevention and drug treatment in prisons remained limited...
  28. pmc Responding to AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infectious diseases in Burma: dilemmas of policy and practice
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e393. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Is trafficking a health issue?
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 21205, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 363:564. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Methamphetamine users in northern Thailand: changing demographics and risks for HIV and STD among treatment-seeking substance abusers
    C Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street E 7152, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 15:697-704. 2004
    ..MA use is a serious public health problem in Thailand and both improved prevention and treatment methodologies are urgently needed...
  31. ncbi request reprint High HIV, hepatitis C and sexual risks among drug-using men who have sex with men in northern Thailand
    Chris Beyrer
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street E 7152, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS 19:1535-40. 2005
    ..We investigated MSM-drug user demographics, HIV sexual and drug use risks and behaviors in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand to identify prevention targets...
  32. ncbi request reprint Preventive intervention to reduce sexually transmitted infections: a field trial in the Royal Thai Army
    D D Celentano
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:535-40. 2000
    ..4% per year, and incidence of sexually transmitted diseases was 17% per year. We evaluated a behavioral intervention to reduce incident sexually transmitted infections among conscripts inducted into the Thai Army in 1993...
  33. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Burmese migrant factory workers in Tak Province, Thailand
    L C Mullany
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Care 15:63-70. 2003
    ..The survey reveals a significant lack of knowledge about HIV among factory workers and indicates that a sub-population of Burmese people appears to lack the most basic information about the epidemic...
  34. ncbi request reprint Emerging HIV infections with distinct subtypes of HIV-1 infection among injection drug users from geographically separate locations in Guangxi Province, China
    X F Yu
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 22:180-8. 1999
    ..Designing and implementing effective intervention strategies targeted toward both injection drug use and high risk sexual behavior are urgently needed to further reduce HIV-1 spread in China...
  35. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence and risk behaviours after voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) among adults aged 19-35 years living in peri-urban communities around Chiang Mai city in northern Thailand, 1999
    S Kawichai
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, MD, Baltimore, USA
    AIDS Care 16:21-35. 2004
    ..The HIV incidence after VCT among this study population is substantial. Studies to investigate factors associated with HIV incidence among VCT clients could provide insights for more effective HIV prevention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Widely varying HIV prevalence and risk behaviours among the ethnic minority peoples of northern Thailand
    C Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA
    AIDS Care 9:427-39. 1997
    ..HIV prevention needs to target the Shan, Akha, and Yao communities, and to focus on reduction of brothel work and use...

Research Grants6

  1. Risks for HIV and STIs among Moscow Sex Workers
    Chris Beyrer; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. High Risk Men: Identity, Health Risks, and Stigma
    Chris Beyrer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will endeavor to enhance Respondent-Driven Sampling and investigate the utility of Internet-Based Sampling as tools to recruit hard to reach subsets into HIV testing and health services. ..
  3. High Risk Men: Identity, Health Risks, and Stigma
    Chris Beyrer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will endeavor to enhance Respondent-Driven Sampling and investigate the utility of Internet-Based Sampling as tools to recruit hard to reach subsets into HIV testing and health services. ..