William A Zule

Summary

Affiliation: RTI International
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Using a modified intervention mapping approach to develop and refine a single-session motivational intervention for methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men
    William A Zule
    Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Open AIDS J 4:132-40. 2010
  2. pmc Results of a pilot test of a brief computer-assisted tailored HIV prevention intervention for use with a range of demographic and risk groups
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709 2194, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:3045-58. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Results of a pilot study to reduce methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM) not currently in treatment
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 7709 2194, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:351-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Are major reductions in new HIV infections possible with people who inject drugs? The case for low dead-space syringes in highly affected countries
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse, Treatment, Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, United States
    Int J Drug Policy 24:1-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Low dead-space syringes for preventing HIV among people who inject drugs: promise and barriers
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:369-75. 2012
  6. pmc Effects of a hepatitis C virus educational intervention or a motivational intervention on alcohol use, injection drug use, and sexual risk behaviors among injection drug users
    William A Zule
    Behavioral Health Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S180-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Perceived neighborhood safety and depressive symptoms among African American crack users
    William A Zule
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:445-68. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Stimulant use and sexual risk behaviors for HIV in rural North Carolina
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluations and Interventions SATEI, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Rural Health 23:73-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Methamphetamine use and risky sexual behaviors during heterosexual encounters
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:689-94. 2007
  10. pmc High dead-space syringes and the risk of HIV and HCV infection among injecting drug users
    William A Zule
    RTI International, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:204-13. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Using a modified intervention mapping approach to develop and refine a single-session motivational intervention for methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men
    William A Zule
    Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Open AIDS J 4:132-40. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Results of a pilot test of a brief computer-assisted tailored HIV prevention intervention for use with a range of demographic and risk groups
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709 2194, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:3045-58. 2013
    ..75; 95 % Confidence interval [CI] = 1.70-13.26; p = 0.003). The findings suggest that a brief tailored intervention may increase condom use. Larger studies with longer followups are needed to determine if these results can be replicated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Results of a pilot study to reduce methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM) not currently in treatment
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 7709 2194, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:351-8. 2012
    ..001). These results suggest that a single-session MI intervention may be useful for reducing methamphetamine use and sexual risk among MSM who use methamphetamine, especially in settings where multisession interventions are not feasible...
  4. doi request reprint Are major reductions in new HIV infections possible with people who inject drugs? The case for low dead-space syringes in highly affected countries
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse, Treatment, Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, United States
    Int J Drug Policy 24:1-7. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Low dead-space syringes for preventing HIV among people who inject drugs: promise and barriers
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:369-75. 2012
    ..It also identifies areas for additional research and examines potential barriers to interventions that promote LDSS...
  6. pmc Effects of a hepatitis C virus educational intervention or a motivational intervention on alcohol use, injection drug use, and sexual risk behaviors among injection drug users
    William A Zule
    Behavioral Health Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S180-6. 2009
    ..We compared the effects of 2 interventions on alcohol use, use of a new syringe at last injection, and condom use at last sexual encounter in a community sample of injection drug users...
  7. doi request reprint Perceived neighborhood safety and depressive symptoms among African American crack users
    William A Zule
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:445-68. 2008
    ..Additional research is needed to clarify the relationship between perceived neighborhood safety and depression. The study was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...
  8. doi request reprint Stimulant use and sexual risk behaviors for HIV in rural North Carolina
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluations and Interventions SATEI, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Rural Health 23:73-8. 2007
    ..While literature exists on sexual risks for HIV among rural populations, the specific role of stimulants in increasing these risks has primarily been studied in the context of a single drug and/or racial group...
  9. ncbi request reprint Methamphetamine use and risky sexual behaviors during heterosexual encounters
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:689-94. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between event-level methamphetamine use and heterosexual risk behaviors...
  10. pmc High dead-space syringes and the risk of HIV and HCV infection among injecting drug users
    William A Zule
    RTI International, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:204-13. 2009
    ..01, 6.15). Use and sharing of HDSSs were also associated with increased odds of HCV infection. Prospective studies are needed to determine if sharing HDSSs is associated with increased HIV and HCV incidence among IDUs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Syringe type and drug injector risk for HIV infection: a case study in Texas
    William A Zule
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1103-13. 2002
    ..HIV seroprevalence was < 1% among heterosexual injectors who had never used a detachable needle syringe compared to 4% among those who had used one (p<0.05)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use among out-of-treatment crack using African-American women
    William A Zule
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:525-44. 2002
    ....
  13. pmc Behaviorally bisexual men and their risk behaviors with men and women
    William A Zule
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluation and Invention Research Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Urban Health 86:48-62. 2009
    ..The study findings suggest that there may be important differences in HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence between MSM and MSMW as well as between MSMW and MSW...
  14. pmc The impact of illicit drug use and harmful drinking on quality of life among injection drug users at high risk for hepatitis C infection
    Elizabeth C Costenbader
    Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluations and Interventions SATEI, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:251-8. 2007
    ..To date, considerations of HRQL have not played a prominent role in the design and measurement of intervention strategies for out-of-treatment at-risk populations...
  15. pmc Sustainability of intervention effects of an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for African American women who smoke crack cocaine
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    RTI International, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194 USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:205-12. 2010
    ..Thus, we conducted a long-term (mean 4.4 years) follow-up of a woman-focused HIV intervention for African American crack smokers, for which we had previously observed beneficial short-term gains...
  16. pmc Preliminary findings of an adapted evidence-based woman-focused HIV intervention on condom use and negotiation among at-risk women in Pretoria, South Africa
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Prev Interv Community 38:132-46. 2010
    ..The findings indicate that gender-based interventions for women may result in increased condom negotiation skills...
  17. pmc Methamphetamine ("tik") use and its association with condom use among out-of-school females in Cape Town, South Africa
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:208-13. 2010
    ..Little is known about the association between methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors among young South African women between 13 and 20 years of age...
  18. pmc Double jeopardy--drug and sex risks among Russian women who inject drugs: initial feasibility and efficacy results of a small randomized controlled trial
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 7:1. 2012
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  19. pmc African-American crack abusers and drug treatment initiation: barriers and effects of a pretreatment intervention
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:10. 2007
    ..This study examined the effects of a pretreatment intervention designed to enhance treatment motivation, decrease crack use, and prepare crack abusers for treatment entry...
  20. pmc Transactional sex among men and women in the south at high risk for HIV and other STIs
    Georgiy V Bobashev
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Urban Health 86:32-47. 2009
    ..Although neighborhood violence and disorder show significance in bivariate associations with the outcome, these associations disappear in the structural equation models...
  21. pmc Efficacy of a woman-focused intervention to reduce HIV risk and increase self-sufficiency among African American crack abusers
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1165-73. 2004
    ..This study compares 3- and 6-month outcomes of a woman-focused HIV intervention for crack abusers, a revised National Institute on Drug Abuse standard intervention, and a control group...
  22. pmc Secrecy and risk among MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia
    Elizabeth C Costenbader
    Behavioral and Biomedical Research Department, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 21:591-7. 2009
    ....
  23. pmc Pregnant and nonpregnant women in cape town, South Africa: drug use, sexual behavior, and the need for comprehensive services
    Hendree E Jones
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Int J Pediatr 2011:353410. 2011
    ..Moreover, findings support the urgent need for women-focused and pregnancy-specific treatment services for methamphetamine use. Finally, a job-skills training/employment component focus is suggested...
  24. pmc Substance abuse, treatment needs and access among female sex workers and non-sex workers in Pretoria, South Africa
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Research Program, RTI International Research Triangle Institute, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 4:11. 2009
    ..This study examined cross-sectional data collected from substance-using female sex workers (FSW) and non-sex workers (non-SW) in Pretoria, South Africa, who entered a randomized controlled trial...
  25. ncbi request reprint Treatment readiness among out-of-treatment African-American crack users
    William A Zule
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 35:503-10. 2003
    ..The many unmet needs reported by crack users motivated for treatment suggest that treatment entry and retention could be facilitated by pretreatment and more comprehensive and ancillary treatment services...
  26. ncbi request reprint Contextualizing gender differences and methamphetamine use with HIV prevalence within a South African community
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA Duke University, Durham, NC, USA Electronic address
    Int J Drug Policy 25:583-90. 2014
    ..Problems associated with high HIV prevalence are compounded by gender inequality and high rates of gender-based violence exacerbated by heavy alcohol use and increasing methamphetamine use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effect of high dead-space syringes on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among injecting drug users
    Georgiy V Bobashev
    RTI International, Statistics and Epidemiology, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Addiction 105:1439-47. 2010
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  28. pmc Factors That Influence HIV Risk among Hispanic Female Immigrants and Their Implications for HIV Prevention Interventions
    Amy M Hernandez
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Int J Family Med 2012:876381. 2012
    ..Intervention implications are discussed such as developing and adapting culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions for Hispanics that address gender roles and partner communication...
  29. ncbi request reprint Childhood trauma and adult prostitution behavior in a multiethnic heterosexual drug-using population
    Martha A Medrano
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:463-86. 2003
    ..Black men with a history of childhood physical abuse were more likely to use prostitutes than Hispanic or white men...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictive validity of a measure of treatment readiness for out-of-treatment drug users: enhancing prediction beyond demographic and drug history variables
    James Alan Neff
    School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:147-69. 2002
    ..Findings support the importance of the individual's perception of "readiness" to change their substance-abusing behavior and enter treatment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress in childhood trauma survivors who abuse drugs
    Martha A Medrano
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:1-13. 2002
    ..Prevalence of early trauma ranged from 44% for emotional neglect to 65% for sexual abuse. The severity of all forms of childhood maltreatment were directly associated with current psychological distress...

Research Grants7

  1. Chronic Hepatitis Intervention Project for Drug Users
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We believe the innovation of the proposed study lies in its personalized motivational intervention tailored to each IDUs unique combination of HIV, HCV, and HBV test results. ..
  2. Modeling HIV Diffusion through Drug Using Networks
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Motivating Changes in Condom, Methamphetamine Use During MSM Sexual Encounters
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Chronic Hepatitis Intervention Project for Drug Users
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We believe the innovation of the proposed study lies in its personalized motivational intervention tailored to each IDUs unique combination of HIV, HCV, and HBV test results. ..
  5. Chronic Hepatitis Intervention Project for Drug Users
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We believe the innovation of the proposed study lies in its personalized motivational intervention tailored to each IDUs unique combination of HIV, HCV, and HBV test results. ..
  6. Chronic Hepatitis Intervention Project for Drug Users
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We believe the innovation of the proposed study lies in its personalized motivational intervention tailored to each IDUs unique combination of HIV, HCV, and HBV test results. ..
  7. Chronic Hepatitis Intervention Project for Drug Users
    William Zule; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We believe the innovation of the proposed study lies in its personalized motivational intervention tailored to each IDUs unique combination of HIV, HCV, and HBV test results. ..