Avina Sarna

Summary

Affiliation: Population Council
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint High uptake of HIV testing in a cohort of male injection drug users in Delhi, India: prevalence and correlates of HIV infection
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, Zone 5A, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 110003, India
    AIDS Behav 17:2479-89. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections and reproductive health morbidity in a cohort of female sex workers screened for a microbicide feasibility study in Nellore, India
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, Delhi, India
    Glob J Health Sci 5:139-49. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of unsafe injection practices and sexual behaviors among male injecting drug users in two urban cities of India using respondent driven sampling
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, Delhi, India
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 43:652-67. 2012
  4. pmc Sexual behavior of HIV-positive adults not accessing HIV treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: Defining their prevention needs
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, 142 Golf Links, New Delhi 110048, India
    AIDS Res Ther 9:9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy & its determinants amongst HIV patients in India
    A Sarna
    Horizons Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Med Res 127:28-36. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Sexual risk behaviour and HAART: a comparative study of HIV-infected persons on HAART and on preventive therapy in Kenya
    A Sarna
    Population Council, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
    Int J STD AIDS 19:85-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Short- and long-term efficacy of modified directly observed antiretroviral treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: a randomized trial
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:611-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Changes in sexual risk taking with antiretroviral treatment: influence of context and gender norms in Mombasa, Kenya
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Cult Health Sex 11:783-97. 2009
  9. pmc Access to antiretroviral therapy for adults and children with HIV infection in developing countries: Horizons studies, 2002-2008
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Public Health Rep 125:305-15. 2010
  10. pmc Strategies for recruiting injection drug users for HIV prevention services in Delhi, India
    Waimar Tun
    Population Council, Zone 5A, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
    Harm Reduct J 10:16. 2013

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint High uptake of HIV testing in a cohort of male injection drug users in Delhi, India: prevalence and correlates of HIV infection
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, Zone 5A, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 110003, India
    AIDS Behav 17:2479-89. 2013
    ..69; 95 % CI: 0.55-0.86) were negatively associated with HIV infection. HIV prevalence remains high among male IDUs in Delhi. HIV prevention programs should include comprehensive package of services for IDUs. ..
  2. doi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections and reproductive health morbidity in a cohort of female sex workers screened for a microbicide feasibility study in Nellore, India
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, Delhi, India
    Glob J Health Sci 5:139-49. 2013
    ..We report on the HIV and STI prevalence and reproductive health (RH) morbidity of FSWs screened for the trial.  ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of unsafe injection practices and sexual behaviors among male injecting drug users in two urban cities of India using respondent driven sampling
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, Delhi, India
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 43:652-67. 2012
    ..HIV testing was infrequent (Delhi: 37%; Imphal: 49%). IDUs are a heterogeneous group with different prevention needs requiring need-based tailored prevention interventions...
  4. pmc Sexual behavior of HIV-positive adults not accessing HIV treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: Defining their prevention needs
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, 142 Golf Links, New Delhi 110048, India
    AIDS Res Ther 9:9. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  5. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy & its determinants amongst HIV patients in India
    A Sarna
    Horizons Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Med Res 127:28-36. 2008
    ..There is limited information available from India on adherence to ART and its predictors. We carried out this study to examine adherence levels and to explore the factors associated with adherence among PLHA receiving ART in India...
  6. doi request reprint Sexual risk behaviour and HAART: a comparative study of HIV-infected persons on HAART and on preventive therapy in Kenya
    A Sarna
    Population Council, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
    Int J STD AIDS 19:85-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, HAART was not associated with increased sexual risk behaviours though considerable risk of HIV-transmission remains. HIV-care services need to emphasize partner testing and consistent condom use with all partners...
  7. doi request reprint Short- and long-term efficacy of modified directly observed antiretroviral treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: a randomized trial
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:611-9. 2008
    ..To determine short- and long-term efficacy of modified directly observed therapy (m-DOT) on antiretroviral adherence...
  8. doi request reprint Changes in sexual risk taking with antiretroviral treatment: influence of context and gender norms in Mombasa, Kenya
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Cult Health Sex 11:783-97. 2009
    ..In addition to classic perceptions about condom's effect on intimacy and trust, traditional gender roles, misconceptions about potential harm from condoms and fertility desires hinder condom use...
  9. pmc Access to antiretroviral therapy for adults and children with HIV infection in developing countries: Horizons studies, 2002-2008
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Public Health Rep 125:305-15. 2010
    ..The article concludes with recommendations for evidence-based programming and future research around treatment for both children and adults...
  10. pmc Strategies for recruiting injection drug users for HIV prevention services in Delhi, India
    Waimar Tun
    Population Council, Zone 5A, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
    Harm Reduct J 10:16. 2013
    ..We utilized multiple recruitment approaches to recruit IDUs in a longitudinal cohort study to examine HIV incidence and behavior change pre- and post-introduction of comprehensive HIV prevention services...
  11. pmc Validation of a dye stain assay for vaginally inserted hydroxyethylcellulose-filled microbicide applicators
    Lauren L Katzen
    Population Council, New York, NY, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1050-5. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Safer sexual behaviors after 12 months of antiretroviral treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: a prospective cohort
    Stanley Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Mombasa, Kenya, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:587-94. 2008
    ..Positive prevention interventions for those receiving ART must reinforce safer sex practices and partner disclosure...