Vivian Fei ling Go

Summary

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

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of an HIV peer prevention intervention on sexual and injecting risk behaviors among injecting drug users and their risk partners in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: a randomized controlled trial
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 North Wolfe Street, E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 96:154-64. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Decreased injecting is associated with increased alcohol consumption among injecting drug users in northern Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 24:304-11. 2013
  3. pmc Characteristics of high-risk HIV-positive IDUs in Vietnam: implications for future interventions
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:381-9. 2011
  4. pmc Factors associated with the perpetration of sexual violence among wine-shop patrons in Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Soc Sci Med 71:1277-84. 2010
  5. doi request reprint High prevalence of forced sex among non-brothel based, wine shop centered sex workers in Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Program, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6610, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:163-71. 2011
  6. pmc HIV rates and risk behaviors are low in the general population of men in Southern India but high in alcohol venues: results from 2 probability surveys
    Vivian F Go
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:491-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for reproductive tract infections among women in rural Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:185-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint High HIV sexual risk behaviors and sexually transmitted disease prevalence among injection drug users in Northern Vietnam: implications for a generalized HIV epidemic
    Vivian F Go
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:108-15. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Intra-couple communication dynamics of HIV risk behavior among injecting drug users and their sexual partners in Northern Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:69-76. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Gender gaps, gender traps: sexual identity and vulnerability to sexually transmitted diseases among women in Vietnam
    Vivian Fei ling Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:467-81. 2002

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Effects of an HIV peer prevention intervention on sexual and injecting risk behaviors among injecting drug users and their risk partners in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: a randomized controlled trial
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 North Wolfe Street, E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 96:154-64. 2013
    ..3%, SE (difference) = 2%, p < 0.01) and persisted until 12 months, but there was no difference across trial arms (Wald test = 3.74, df = 3, p = 0.44). ..
  2. doi request reprint Decreased injecting is associated with increased alcohol consumption among injecting drug users in northern Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 24:304-11. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine if an association exists between a reduction in injecting and level of alcohol use among IDU...
  3. pmc Characteristics of high-risk HIV-positive IDUs in Vietnam: implications for future interventions
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:381-9. 2011
    ..Structural interventions that increase syringe accessibility may be effective in reducing HIV risk behavior among HIV-positive IDUs. Study limitations are noted in the article...
  4. pmc Factors associated with the perpetration of sexual violence among wine-shop patrons in Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Soc Sci Med 71:1277-84. 2010
    ..HIV interventions that facilitate formal groups that foster positive social support and address a range of HIV risk behaviors including sexually and physically abusive behaviors are recommended to reduce sexual violence...
  5. doi request reprint High prevalence of forced sex among non-brothel based, wine shop centered sex workers in Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Program, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6610, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:163-71. 2011
    ..HIV interventions for FSWs and their clients aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and encouraging condom use could be enhanced by violence prevention interventions to facilitate discourse about sexual violence...
  6. pmc HIV rates and risk behaviors are low in the general population of men in Southern India but high in alcohol venues: results from 2 probability surveys
    Vivian F Go
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:491-7. 2007
    ..As the HIV epidemic continues to expand in India, empiric data are needed to determine the course of the epidemic for high-risk populations and the general population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for reproductive tract infections among women in rural Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:185-9. 2006
    ..Given the low prevalence STD in this area of Vietnam, clinical case management of women presenting with RTI symptoms should focus on treatment of the more common endogenous infections, candida and BV...
  8. ncbi request reprint High HIV sexual risk behaviors and sexually transmitted disease prevalence among injection drug users in Northern Vietnam: implications for a generalized HIV epidemic
    Vivian F Go
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:108-15. 2006
    ..HIV prevalence in Vietnam is currently concentrated among injection drug users (IDUs). The extent to which this core risk group represents a potential for broader HIV transmission to the general population is currently unknown...
  9. ncbi request reprint Intra-couple communication dynamics of HIV risk behavior among injecting drug users and their sexual partners in Northern Vietnam
    Vivian F Go
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:69-76. 2006
    ..Couple-based interventions to facilitate risk communication combined with programs to promote condom use among male IDUs, may help to reduce HIV transmission from IDUs to their primary partners...
  10. ncbi request reprint Gender gaps, gender traps: sexual identity and vulnerability to sexually transmitted diseases among women in Vietnam
    Vivian Fei ling Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:467-81. 2002
    ..Community level interventions that work towards disassociating STDs from traditional social norms may enable Vietnamese women to report possible STD symptoms and promote diagnosis and care for STDs...
  11. ncbi request reprint When HIV-prevention messages and gender norms clash: the impact of domestic violence on women's HIV risk in slums of Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6007, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:263-72. 2003
    ..HIV-prevention messages targeting men may effectively reduce women's exposure to HIV/AIDS...
  12. ncbi request reprint High HIV prevalence and risk behaviors in men who have sex with men in Chennai, India
    Vivian F Go
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:314-9. 2004
    ..To estimate HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence and behavioral risk characteristics of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chennai, India...
  13. ncbi request reprint Barriers to reproductive tract infection (RTI) care among Vietnamese women: implications for RTI control programs
    Vivian F Go
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E7133, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:201-6. 2002
    ..Vietnamese women may be especially vulnerable to reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and their biological and social sequelae. Few data are available on the prevalence of and health-seeking behavior for RTIs among women in Vietnam...
  14. pmc Social injecting and other correlates of high-risk sexual activity among injecting drug users in northern Vietnam
    Christina M Schumacher
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:352-6. 2009
    ..We sought to determine characteristics of sexually active IDUs and correlates of high-risk sexual practices among IDUs in Bac Ninh province in northern Vietnam...
  15. pmc Risks for HIV, HBV, and HCV infections among male injection drug users in northern Vietnam: a case-control study
    Vu Minh Quan
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 21:7-16. 2009
    ..This finding may have important implications for bloodborne viral prevention for IDUs in Vietnam...
  16. ncbi request reprint Development of an opinion leader-led HIV prevention intervention among alcohol users in Chennai, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 16:137-49. 2004
    ..We outline specific lessons we learned in intervention development in this population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sexual health promotion in Chennai, India: key role of communication among social networks
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E 6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Promot Int 20:327-33. 2005
    ..Interventions identifying communication networks and influencing the natural communication patterns in these networks may be a viable HIV prevention strategy in the study area...
  18. doi request reprint Mortality and HIV transmission among male Vietnamese injection drug users
    Vu Minh Quan
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Epidemiology, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Addiction 106:583-9. 2011
    ..To estimate all-cause mortality rate and to assess predictors of all-cause mortality among injection drug users (IDUs) in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam between 2005 and 2007...
  19. pmc Influence of Perceived Secondary Stigma and Family on the Response to HIV Infection Among Injection Drug Users in Vietnam
    Megan L Salter
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:558-70. 2010
    ..Data illustrated the strong value given to family in Vietnam and underscored the importance of secondary stigma in the coping process including gaining social support and engaging in risk reduction...
  20. pmc Exploring "wine shops" as a venue for HIV prevention interventions in urban India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 84:563-76. 2007
    ..The data suggest that wine shops may be an appropriate location to target men for HIV prevention interventions. We discuss how these findings helped design such an intervention in Chennai...

Research Grants8

  1. HIV/STD Network Prevention Trial in Northern Vietnam
    Vivian Go; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Prevention for Positives: A Randomized Controlled Trial Among Vietnamese HIV-Posi
    Vivian Go; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We hypothesize that the 2-level intervention will reduce injecting and sexual risk behaviors of HIV-positive IDUs and provide a potential model for reducing HIV-transmission in Vietnam. ..
  3. Prevention for Positives: A Randomized Controlled Trial Among Vietnamese HIV-Posi
    Vivian Go; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We hypothesize that the 2-level intervention will reduce injecting and sexual risk behaviors of HIV-positive IDUs and provide a potential model for reducing HIV-transmission in Vietnam. ..
  4. Prevention for Positives: A Randomized Controlled Trial Among Vietnamese HIV-Posi
    Vivian F Go; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We hypothesize that the 2-level intervention will reduce injecting and sexual risk behaviors of HIV-positive IDUs and provide a potential model for reducing HIV-transmission in Vietnam. ..