Yuri Amirkhanian

Summary

Affiliation: Medical College of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Y A Amirkhanian
    St Petersburg State University, Russia
    Fam Plann Perspect 33:106-12. 2001
  2. doi request reprint Social networks, sexual networks and HIV risk in men who have sex with men
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:81-92. 2014
  3. doi request reprint High-risk sexual behavior, HIV/STD prevalence, and risk predictors in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, International HIV Prevention Research Core, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:172-81. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Review of HIV vulnerability and condom use in central and eastern Europe
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    Sex Health 9:34-43. 2012
  5. doi request reprint People with HIV in HAART-era Russia: transmission risk behavior prevalence, antiretroviral medication-taking, and psychosocial distress
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:767-77. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Male labor migrants in Russia: HIV risk behavior levels, contextual factors, and prevention needs
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:919-28. 2011
  7. pmc HIV risk behaviour patterns, predictors, and sexually transmitted disease prevalence in the social networks of young men who have sex with men in St Petersburg, Russia
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 17:50-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized social network HIV prevention trial with young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    AIDS 19:1897-905. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Identifying, recruiting, and assessing social networks at high risk for HIV/AIDS: methodology, practice, and a case study in St Petersburg, Russia
    Y A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukeee, WI 53202, USA
    AIDS Care 17:58-75. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour in Russia: results of a population-based, random-digit telephone survey in St Petersburg
    Y A Amirkhanian
    St Petersburg State University, Russia
    Int J STD AIDS 12:50-7. 2001

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Y A Amirkhanian
    St Petersburg State University, Russia
    Fam Plann Perspect 33:106-12. 2001
    ..Risk and social characteristics identified in this study can help to guide the development and tailoring of risk reduction interventions...
  2. doi request reprint Social networks, sexual networks and HIV risk in men who have sex with men
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:81-92. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint High-risk sexual behavior, HIV/STD prevalence, and risk predictors in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, International HIV Prevention Research Core, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:172-81. 2013
    ..Two men had HIV infection, 3.7% gonorrhea, and 5.2% chlamydia. HIV prevention interventions directed toward high-risk social networks of Roma are needed before HIV infection becomes more widely established...
  4. doi request reprint Review of HIV vulnerability and condom use in central and eastern Europe
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    Sex Health 9:34-43. 2012
    ..Intensified, comprehensive and locally tailored measures to curb sexual HIV transmission are urgently needed. Social development programs need to incorporate HIV prevention...
  5. doi request reprint People with HIV in HAART-era Russia: transmission risk behavior prevalence, antiretroviral medication-taking, and psychosocial distress
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:767-77. 2011
    ..Social programs should reduce stigma and discrimination, and promote social integration of affected persons and their families...
  6. doi request reprint Male labor migrants in Russia: HIV risk behavior levels, contextual factors, and prevention needs
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:919-28. 2011
    ..Eastern European migrants had higher AIDS knowledge, alcohol and drug use, and sexual risk. Improved HIV prevention efforts are needed to reduce the risk vulnerability of migrants who relocate to high disease prevalence areas...
  7. pmc HIV risk behaviour patterns, predictors, and sexually transmitted disease prevalence in the social networks of young men who have sex with men in St Petersburg, Russia
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 17:50-6. 2006
    ..There was a high level of correspondence in behaviour between the social leader of a network and its other members. Social networks should be directly targeted in HIV prevention efforts...
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized social network HIV prevention trial with young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    AIDS 19:1897-905. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of an HIV prevention intervention with social networks of young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in St. Petersburg, Russia and Sofia, Bulgaria...
  9. ncbi request reprint Identifying, recruiting, and assessing social networks at high risk for HIV/AIDS: methodology, practice, and a case study in St Petersburg, Russia
    Y A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukeee, WI 53202, USA
    AIDS Care 17:58-75. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour in Russia: results of a population-based, random-digit telephone survey in St Petersburg
    Y A Amirkhanian
    St Petersburg State University, Russia
    Int J STD AIDS 12:50-7. 2001
    ..2% through sharing cigarettes. HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for the general public and also targeted campaigns directed toward high-risk communities must be quickly undertaken in Russia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of HIV risk behavior among Russian men who have sex with men: an emerging epidemic
    Y A Amirkhanian
    Faculty of Sociology, St Petersburg State University, Russia
    AIDS 15:407-12. 2001
    ..Russia is experiencing one of the sharpest increases in HIV incidence in the world. Almost no research has examined patterns of risk behavior among Russian men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  12. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe: programs, resources and challenges
    Y A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:12-8. 2004
    ..Five such exemplary programs are described in this article. HIV epidemics in the region are still potentially controllable. NGOs need immediate support so that they can carry out their community-based activities on a larger scale...
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial needs, mental health, and HIV transmission risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS in St Petersburg, Russia
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    AIDS 17:2367-74. 2003
    ..Very little is known about the social, psychological, behavioral, and health care service access of persons living with HIV in Russia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a social network HIV prevention intervention program for young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 N Summit Avenue, Milwaukee 53202, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:205-20. 2003
    ..Although not a controlled, randomized trial, these program evaluation findings strongly support the feasibility of social network-level HIV prevention approaches...
  15. pmc HIV/STD prevalence, risk behavior, and substance use patterns and predictors in Russian and Hungarian sociocentric social networks of men who have sex with men
    Yuri A Amirkhanian
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:266-79. 2009
    ..Sociocentric social network sampling approaches are feasible and constitute a modality for reaching hidden high-risk populations inaccessible through conventional methods...
  16. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention in Africa: programs and populations served by non-governmental organizations
    Eric G Benotsch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53202, USA
    J Community Health 29:319-36. 2004
    ..NGOs in Africa are struggling to implement sustainable, cost-effective programs with few resources. Strengthening the infrastructure and capacity of these key agencies is crucial to fighting the AIDS epidemic in Africa...
  17. ncbi request reprint The newest epidemic: a review of HIV/AIDS in Central and Eastern Europe
    Jeffrey A Kelly
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 14:361-71. 2003
    ..This will require new models of government/non-governmental organization cooperation, policy approaches for addressing structural factors underlying the epidemic, and attention to human rights protection...
  18. doi request reprint Levels and Predictors of Sexual HIV Risk in Social Networks of Men who Have Sex with Men in the Midwest
    Jeffrey A Kelly
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:483-95. 2010
    ..Social network-level approaches are feasible for reaching hidden subgroups of MSM at high risk for contracting HIV...
  19. pmc Prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in high risk social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria: randomised controlled trial
    Jeffrey A Kelly
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2071 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA
    BMJ 333:1098. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of a behavioural intervention for prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases that identified, trained, and engaged leaders of Roma (Gypsy) men's social networks to counsel their own network members...
  20. ncbi request reprint Distance communication transfer of HIV prevention interventions to service providers
    Jeffrey A Kelly
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research CAIR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Science 305:1953-5. 2004
    ..Advanced communication technologies can create a cost-effective infrastructure to disseminate new intervention models to service providers worldwide...
  21. ncbi request reprint "Condoms are reliable but I am not": A qualitative analysis of AIDS-related beliefs and attitudes of young heterosexual adults in Budapest, Hungary, and St. Petersburg, Russia
    Judit Takacs
    Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
    Cent Eur J Public Health 14:59-66. 2006
    ..HIV/STD prevention programs are needed that extend beyond risk education alone and that also address critical psychological, social, and relationship factors related to sexual risk behavior...
  22. ncbi request reprint HIV risk behavior patterns, predictors, and sexually transmitted disease prevalence in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Sofia, Bulgaria
    Elena Kabakchieva
    Health and Social Development Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Sex Transm Dis 33:485-90. 2006
    ..OBJECTIVES AND GOAL: This research studied predictors of high-risk sexual practices and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence among Roma (Gypsy) men's social networks in Sofia, Bulgaria...
  23. ncbi request reprint HIV risk behaviour among gay and bisexual men in Budapest, Hungary
    Peter Csepe
    Department of Public Health, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Int J STD AIDS 13:192-200. 2002
    ..Community-based HIV prevention programmes focused on the needs of gay or bisexual men in Central and Eastern Europe are urgently needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint High levels of sexual HIV/STD risk behaviour among Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria: patterns and predictors of risk in a representative community sample
    Elena Kabakchieva
    Health and Social Development Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Int J STD AIDS 13:184-91. 2002
    ..These factors should be targeted in rapid, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive prevention interventions for Roma communities...

Research Grants4

  1. HIV Risk Reduction Predictors in Russian Social Networks
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Targeted Social Network HIV Prevention Intervention
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This research, if successful, will provide a model that can be used to focus HIV prevention efforts on community population segments in greatest need. ..
  3. Fostering an AIDS Research and Training Center Infrastructure in Russia
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....