Frangiscos Sifakis

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc U.S. medical resident familiarity with national tuberculosis guidelines
    Petros C Karakousis
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:89. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of HIV infection and prior HIV testing among young men who have sex with men. The Baltimore young men's survey
    Frangiscos Sifakis
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:904-12. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in HIV incidence among young men who have sex with men: the Baltimore Young Men's Survey
    Frangiscos Sifakis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:343-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Partner characteristics and undiagnosed HIV seropositivity among men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in Baltimore
    Cathy Maulsby
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:543-53. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Associations between substance use and sexual risk among very young men who have sex with men
    David D Celentano
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:265-71. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of HIV infection and sexual risk behaviors among individuals having heterosexual sex in low income neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD: the BESURE study
    VIVIAN L TOWE
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:522-8. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Changes in sexual risk behavior as young men transition to adulthood
    Jacinda K Dariotis
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 40:218-25. 2008
  8. doi request reprint HIV risk among men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in Baltimore
    Cathy Maulsby
    a Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Homosex 60:51-68. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Risks for HIV infection among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
    Stefan Baral
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:874-9. 2012
  10. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in sexual risk behaviors and STDs during young men's transition to adulthood
    Jacinda K Dariotis
    Center for Adolescent Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 43:51-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc U.S. medical resident familiarity with national tuberculosis guidelines
    Petros C Karakousis
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:89. 2007
    ..We assessed medical resident knowledge about tuberculosis diagnosis and early management based on American Thoracic Society guidelines...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of HIV infection and prior HIV testing among young men who have sex with men. The Baltimore young men's survey
    Frangiscos Sifakis
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:904-12. 2010
    ..Prevention efforts must address high HIV prevalence among young non-Hispanic black MSM and must make testing and effective counseling for young MSM readily available...
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in HIV incidence among young men who have sex with men: the Baltimore Young Men's Survey
    Frangiscos Sifakis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:343-8. 2007
    ..3). Non-Hispanic blacks were no more likely than non-Hispanic whites to report these risk behaviors. Possible alternative explanations for the observed racial disparities in HIV incidence and implications for prevention are explored...
  4. doi request reprint Partner characteristics and undiagnosed HIV seropositivity among men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in Baltimore
    Cathy Maulsby
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:543-53. 2012
    ..Our findings underscore the importance of partner characteristics in understanding HIV transmission. HIV programs for men with both male and female partners are needed to address the unique partnership dynamics of MSMW...
  5. ncbi request reprint Associations between substance use and sexual risk among very young men who have sex with men
    David D Celentano
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:265-71. 2006
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  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of HIV infection and sexual risk behaviors among individuals having heterosexual sex in low income neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD: the BESURE study
    VIVIAN L TOWE
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:522-8. 2010
    ..Furthermore, sexual risk behaviors were widespread in this population, suggesting that HIV prevention efforts in these geographic areas are needed...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in sexual risk behavior as young men transition to adulthood
    Jacinda K Dariotis
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 40:218-25. 2008
    ..Understanding how young men's sexual risk behaviors change during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood is important for the design and evaluation of effective strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV and other STDs...
  8. doi request reprint HIV risk among men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in Baltimore
    Cathy Maulsby
    a Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Homosex 60:51-68. 2013
    ..HIV prevention programs for MSMW are needed that address the complex partnerships of MSMW and the social contextual factors within which relationships and behaviors are embedded...
  9. doi request reprint Risks for HIV infection among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
    Stefan Baral
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:874-9. 2012
    ..HIV prevention efforts need to specifically focus on urban MSM in Russia, encourage testing, and target injection risks to address this epidemic...
  10. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in sexual risk behaviors and STDs during young men's transition to adulthood
    Jacinda K Dariotis
    Center for Adolescent Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 43:51-9. 2011
    ..The extent to which racial and ethnic differences in STDs among youth are related to differences in socioeconomic characteristics and risky sexual behaviors requires investigation...
  11. doi request reprint Persistently high prevalence and unrecognized HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Baltimore: the BESURE study
    Danielle German
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:77-87. 2011
    ..Given high rates of HIV among Baltimore men who have sex with men (MSM), we examined characteristics associated with HIV prevalence and unrecognized HIV infection among Baltimore MSM at two time points...
  12. pmc The highest attainable standard of evidence (HASTE) for HIV/AIDS interventions: toward a public health approach to defining evidence
    Stefan D Baral
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Rep 127:572-84. 2012
    ..We developed a novel system of evaluating evidence for assessing HIV preventive interventions termed the Highest Attainable Standard of Evidence (HASTE)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sex with women as a risk factor for herpes simplex virus type 2 among young men who have sex with men in Baltimore
    Hayley D Mark
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:691-5. 2005
    ..The findings of studies investigating the relationship between infection with HSV-2 and number of sex partners among MSM are inconsistent and rarely distinguish between male and female partners...
  14. pmc Race/ethnic differences in HIV prevalence and risks among adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men
    David D Celentano
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, USA
    J Urban Health 82:610-21. 2005
    ..These findings suggest the need for HIV prevention and testing programs which target young racial/ethnic minority MSM and highlight identified risk factors and behaviors...
  15. doi request reprint Smoking, HIV status, and HIV risk behaviors in a respondent-driven sample of injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland: The BeSure Study
    Andrea Villanti
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, JohnsHopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 259, Baltimore, MD 21205
    AIDS Educ Prev 24:132-47. 2012
    ..Results suggest that health care use mediates the relationship between heavy smoking and self-reported HIV. Integrating smoking cessation with HIV prevention services could address unmet health needs in IDU...
  16. pmc Differences and Similarities in HIV Testing Among Men Who have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) and Men Who Have Sex with Men Only (MSMO)
    Cathy Maulsby
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Open AIDS J 6:53-9. 2012
    ..One-on-one counseling interventions may increase rates of HIV testing among MSMW...
  17. doi request reprint The expanding epidemics of HIV type 1 among men who have sex with men in low- and middle-income countries: diversity and consistency
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 20205, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 32:137-51. 2010
    ..This scenario-based categorization of HIV epidemics among MSM may assist public health agencies and civil societies to develop and implement better-targeted HIV prevention programs and interventions...
  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. pmc Elevated risk for HIV infection among men who have sex with men in low- and middle-income countries 2000-2006: a systematic review
    Stefan Baral
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e339. 2007
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  20. pmc Beyond surveillance: a role for respondent-driven sampling in implementation science
    Sunil S Solomon
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:260-7. 2013
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  21. pmc What are the consequences of relying upon self-reports of sexually transmitted diseases? Lessons learned about recanting in a longitudinal study
    Jacinda K Dariotis
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:187-92. 2009
    ..Self-reports are the standard measure of STD history used in survey research. We explored to what extent self-reports of ever having an STD are recanted in a follow-up data collection...