S Sivaram

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Male alcohol use and unprotected sex with non-regular partners: evidence from wine shops in Chennai, India
    S Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:133-41. 2008
  2. pmc Reasons for seeking HIV-test: evidence from a private hospital in rural Andhra Pradesh, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:431-41. 2008
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint An approach to addressing ethical issues in a community-based risk assessment for HIV: a case from Chennai, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:165-76. 2005
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Training outreach workers for AIDS prevention in rural India: is it sustainable?
    S Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Health Policy Plan 18:411-20. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Geographic prevalence and multilevel determination of community-level factors associated with herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in Chennai, India
    J M Jennings
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1495-503. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Associations between social capital and HIV stigma in Chennai, India: considerations for prevention intervention design
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:233-50. 2009
  10. 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

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Male alcohol use and unprotected sex with non-regular partners: evidence from wine shops in Chennai, India
    S Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:133-41. 2008
    ..In India, heterosexual transmission accounts for approximately 80% of the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Male alcohol use and its putative association with sexual risk are explored to inform HIV prevention interventions...
  2. pmc Reasons for seeking HIV-test: evidence from a private hospital in rural Andhra Pradesh, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E6610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:431-41. 2008
    ..It is argued that services that are gaining prominence in urban areas, such as addressing male heterosexual behaviours and assessing the role of alcohol-use, are equally relevant areas of intervention in rural India...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint An approach to addressing ethical issues in a community-based risk assessment for HIV: a case from Chennai, India
    Sudha Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:165-76. 2005
    ..This framework discusses the role of community participation, transparent and comprehensive informed consent, timely dissemination of results, and access to follow-up care for those living with HIV/STDs...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Training outreach workers for AIDS prevention in rural India: is it sustainable?
    S Sivaram
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Health Policy Plan 18:411-20. 2003
    ..We present a conceptual model based on these findings to help future projects plan for and achieve sustainability...
  8. doi request reprint Geographic prevalence and multilevel determination of community-level factors associated with herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in Chennai, India
    J M Jennings
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1495-503. 2008
    ..Future studies are needed to test mechanisms through which these community-level factors may be operating...
  9. doi request reprint Associations between social capital and HIV stigma in Chennai, India: considerations for prevention intervention design
    Sudha Sivaram
    Infectious Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:233-50. 2009
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS stigma: reliability and validity of a new measurement instrument in Chennai, India
    Carla E Zelaya
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:781-8. 2008
    ..81; subscales were 0.86, 0.73, 0.72 and 0.76, respectively). The scale and distinct subscales suggest a valid and reliable measure for HIV/AIDS stigma in a setting with highly prevalent HIV risk behaviors...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint The association of health-care use and hepatitis C virus infection in a random sample of urban slum community residents in southern India
    Melissa A Marx
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:258-62. 2003
    ..57, 21.6), a finding not detected in women. More research is needed to determine the extent to which HCV infection is associated with reuse of contaminated injection equipment in health-care settings in developing countries...
  17. pmc Intimate partner violence is as important as client violence in increasing street-based female sex workers' vulnerability to HIV in India
    Subadra Panchanadeswaran
    Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:106-12. 2008
    ..This study documents street-based female sex workers' experiences of client and intimate partners, examines the intersections of violence, alcohol use in condom use, and highlights survival strategies used to avert harm...

Research Grants1

  1. Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention in Risky Venues in India
    Sudha Sivaram; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such an intervention, if feasible and acceptable will be important in bridging the gap between science and practice where structural interventions in HIV prevention are emphasized but few are implemented and evaluated. ..