M W Ross

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Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Internalized homonegativity/homophobia is associated with HIV-risk behaviours among Ugandan gay and bisexual men
    M W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 24:409-13. 2013
  2. pmc Dimensions of gender relations and reproductive health inequity perceived by female undergraduate students in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam: a qualitative exploration
    Thanh Cong Bui
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:63. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Occupational health and safety among commercial sex workers
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:105-19. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and correlates of problematic sexual Internet use in Swedish men and women
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 41:459-66. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Project Wall Talk: an HIV/AIDS peer education program implemented within the Texas State Prison system
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston TX, 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:504-17. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of a situationally focused individual human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted disease risk-reduction intervention on risk behavior in a 1-year cohort of Nigerian military personnel
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, P O Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Mil Med 171:970-5. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Misrepresentation on the Internet and in real life about sex and HIV: a study of Latino men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Cult Health Sex 8:133-44. 2006
  8. pmc Conspiracy beliefs about the origin of HIV/AIDS in four racial/ethnic groups
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:342-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of men who have sex with men on the internet but identify as heterosexual, compared with heterosexually identified men who have sex with women
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:131-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Biases in internet sexual health samples: comparison of an internet sexuality survey and a national sexual health survey in Sweden
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, P O Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:245-52. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint Internalized homonegativity/homophobia is associated with HIV-risk behaviours among Ugandan gay and bisexual men
    M W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 24:409-13. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Dimensions of gender relations and reproductive health inequity perceived by female undergraduate students in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam: a qualitative exploration
    Thanh Cong Bui
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:63. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Occupational health and safety among commercial sex workers
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:105-19. 2012
    ..We argue that commercial sex work should be considered as an occupation overdue for interventions to reduce workplace risks and enhance worker safety...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and correlates of problematic sexual Internet use in Swedish men and women
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 41:459-66. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Project Wall Talk: an HIV/AIDS peer education program implemented within the Texas State Prison system
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston TX, 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:504-17. 2006
    ..Based on peer educator reports, we projected that peer educators (N = 257) may have as many as 84,000 or more annual opportunities to share HIV-related knowledge with other prisoners outside the classroom...
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of a situationally focused individual human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted disease risk-reduction intervention on risk behavior in a 1-year cohort of Nigerian military personnel
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, P O Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Mil Med 171:970-5. 2006
    ..These data suggest that relatively brief situationally focused individual interventions are effective in military and West African contexts in reducing HIV/STD risk behaviors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Misrepresentation on the Internet and in real life about sex and HIV: a study of Latino men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Cult Health Sex 8:133-44. 2006
    ..Data suggest that HIV misrepresentation occurred for 20% of men and was lower than other forms of misrepresentation. Implications for HIV prevention are discussed, along with the concept of levels of accuracy in internet communications...
  8. pmc Conspiracy beliefs about the origin of HIV/AIDS in four racial/ethnic groups
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:342-4. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of men who have sex with men on the internet but identify as heterosexual, compared with heterosexually identified men who have sex with women
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:131-9. 2005
    ..Such men may rationalize this cybersex with other men as not, or minimally, sexual in much the same way as Humphreys characterized MSMs in public restrooms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Biases in internet sexual health samples: comparison of an internet sexuality survey and a national sexual health survey in Sweden
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, P O Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:245-52. 2005
    ..Comparison of internet data with random survey data in other western countries should occur to determine if these patterns are replicated...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity in sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour research
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Lancet 365:1209-10. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Cocaine use and syphilis trends: findings from the arrestee drug abuse monitoring (ADAM) program and syphilis epidemiology in Houston
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Am J Addict 15:473-7. 2006
    ..These data suggest that control of crack cocaine may have an impact on syphilis rates and that there may be close relationships between some STDs and drug abuse...
  13. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of latino men who have sex with men on the internet who complete and drop out of an internet-based sexual behavior survey
    Michael W Ross
    World Health Organization Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 16:526-37. 2004
    ..The fact that there appear to be few systematic demographic or Internet use biases in dropouts suggests that the completers do not represent a seriously skewed sample of those Latinos who commence the Internet survey...
  14. ncbi request reprint Responsibility as a dimension of HIV prevention normative beliefs: measurement in three drug-using samples
    M W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    AIDS Care 19:403-9. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of HIV-related interventions on HIV risk behavior in a community sample of African American crack cocaine users
    M W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, TX 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 19:608-16. 2007
    ..Previous exposure to interventions must be a critical covariate in assessing the impact of future interventions...
  16. doi request reprint Pedagogy for prisoners: an approach to peer health education for inmates
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Correct Health Care 17:6-18. 2011
    ..This approach to prisoner health education should result in increased health literacy and emancipation, which prisoners can later diffuse within their communities of origin...
  17. doi request reprint Measurement of internalized homonegativity in gay and bisexual men in Uganda: Cross-cultural properties of the Internalized Homonegativity scale
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychol Health Med 15:159-65. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the structure of IH in gay and bisexual men in East Africa is congruent with that in equivalent western samples and that the IH scale is cross-culturally robust...
  18. doi request reprint Relationships between homosexual and heterosexual interest and their implications for bisexuality: an empirical test
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, P O Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 3:21-3. 2007
    ..No significant relationships between masculinity, femininity and sexual orientation were found. Implications for counseling people with concerns about sexual orientation and sex of partner are discussed...
  19. doi request reprint Typing, doing, and being: sexuality and the internet
    Michael W Ross
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    J Sex Res 42:342-52. 2005
    ..Finally, the importance of the internet as a medium for the exploration of human sexuality and as an opportunity to illuminate previously challenging areas of sexual research is discussed...
  20. doi request reprint The last book-burning trial of the twentieth century: the Stålstrom dissertation and the challenge of homophobic authority
    Michael W Ross
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin 2622, Houston TX 77030, USA
    J Homosex 56:623-38. 2009
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  21. pmc The relationship of internalized homonegativity to unsafe sexual behavior in HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:547-57. 2008
    ..These data provide information on the demographic, sexual and mental health variables associated with IH. They offer an indication of the paths through which IH is associated with serodiscordant risk behavior in HIV-positive MSM...
  22. ncbi request reprint Drug use careers and blood-borne pathogen risk behavior in male and female Tanzanian heroin injectors
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Texas 77225, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:338-43. 2008
    ..These data confirm that heroin injecting is well established in large cities in east Africa, and that HIV prevention in the region must now include drug injectors and other drug users...
  23. doi request reprint Reported sexually transmitted infections in Swedish Internet-using men and women
    M W Ross
    Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:696-703. 2008
    ..These data suggest that the Internet is not yet a major source of STIs in Swedish men and women. Given these STI histories, the Internet may be a useful medium to include in STI prevention efforts...
  24. ncbi request reprint The advantages and limitations of seeking sex online: a comparison of reasons given for online and offline sexual liaisons by men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston TX 77225, USA
    J Sex Res 44:59-71. 2007
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  25. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on safer sex in young gay men: a situational presentation approach to measuring influences on sexual health
    Michael W Ross
    School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 33:249-57. 2004
    ..These data suggest that environmental factors can be approximated using the Sitpres methodology, and that more proximal environmental variables have a stronger impact than distal ones...
  26. ncbi request reprint Process, efficacy and sample demographics of three approaches to behavioural surveillance for gonorrhoea: case interviews, place surveys, and network studies
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Post Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 18:846-50. 2007
    ..Sample characteristics and biases in each method are described, and conclusions drawn for the relative efficacy of each method for gonorrhoea behavioural surveillance...
  27. pmc Reported condom use and condom use difficulties in street outreach samples of men of four racial and ethnic backgrounds
    E James Essien
    The HIV Prevention Research Group, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, 1441 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 16:739-43. 2005
    ..These data suggest that racial/ethnic targeting of condom use is likely to be most efficacious in increasing condom use in men...
  28. pmc An investigation of condom use by frequency of sex
    M Williams
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 77:433-5. 2001
    ..To examine the association between condom use and frequency of sex across sexual partner types...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the processes of change for condom use: patterns across stages of change in crack cocaine users
    S C Timpson
    Center for Health Promotion Research and Development, University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, Behavioral Research Group/NOVA Research Company, Houston, TX, USA
    Health Educ Res 16:541-53. 2001
    ..Implications of this research are that interventions for increasing condom use in drug users may target behavioral steps differently for males and females...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and associated risk factors among populations of drug abusers
    L Y Hwang
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:920-6. 2000
    ..Syphilis was associated with a history of STDs. High prevalences of STDs among drug abusers indicate the need for integration of STD screening and treatment into drug treatment programs...
  31. ncbi request reprint Differences between Internet samples and conventional samples of men who have sex with men: implications for research and HIV interventions
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion Research and Development, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:749-58. 2000
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  32. pmc Personal and partner measures in stages of consistent condom use among African-American heterosexual crack cocaine smokers
    U E Pallonen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 20:205-13. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Heroin and HIV risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: youth hangouts, mageto and injecting practices
    S A McCurdy
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 17:S65-76. 2005
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Emotional intimacy predicts condom use: findings in a group at high sexually transmitted disease risk
    R Damani
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 772250, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 20:761-4. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that in a high-risk environment, people exert more effort in protecting those they feel closer to. These data suggest a need to further explore the complex relationship between emotional intimacy and condom use...
  35. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about cybersex and Internet-mediated sex of Latino men who have Internet sex with men: relationships with sexual practices in cybersex and in real life
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    AIDS Care 16:1002-11. 2004
    ..We discuss the implications of the Internet for MSM and for sexual IRL interactions in the Internet age...
  36. ncbi request reprint Codeine cough syrup use among African-American crack cocaine users
    Ronald J Peters
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:97-102. 2007
    ..These findings are important in determining the "cultural novelties" relative to crack and codeine use among younger African Americans...
  37. pmc Stages of consistent condom use, partner intimacy, condom use attitude, and self-efficacy in African-American crack cocaine users
    Unto E Pallonen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:149-58. 2009
    ..In sum, consistent condom use was rare. A partner's attitudes and the participants' own situational self-efficacy expectations, rather than intimacy, determined the readiness to adopt consistent condom use...
  38. ncbi request reprint Study of perceived norms, beliefs and intended sexual behaviour among higher secondary school students in India
    M S Selvan
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    AIDS Care 13:779-88. 2001
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  39. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior and illicit drug use
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    Annu Rev Sex Res 12:290-310. 2001
    ..Sexual behavior in association with drugs in Western societies is important for its role in the spread of sexually transmissible pathogens, as well as injection-related pathogens...
  40. pmc A community level syphilis prevention programme: outcome data from a controlled trial
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 80:100-4. 2004
    ..This study investigated the impact of a small media campaign to reduce syphilis through testing, treatment, and condom use in two urban predominantly African-American communities with high syphilis rates...
  41. ncbi request reprint Examining the direct costs and effectiveness of syphilis detection by selective screening and partner notification
    S L Reynolds
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    J Public Health Med 23:339-45. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest that the relative benefit of partner notification over selective screening depends on prophylactic treatment and an increase in worker productivity...
  42. pmc Influence of educational status and other variables on human immunodeficiency virus risk perception among military personnel: a large cohort finding
    E James Essien
    Institute of Community Health, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Mil Med 172:1177-81. 2007
    ..Therefore, HIV prevention interventions targeted at NMP need to include multiple factors that may affect risk perception regardless of the educational status of the participants...
  43. ncbi request reprint Toward a public health of situations: the re-contextualization of risk
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion Research and Development, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston TX 77225, USA
    Cad Saude Publica 16:59-71. 2000
    ..It is concluded that situational presentations may offer additional explanatory power in public health and a means for intervening at a situational level...
  44. ncbi request reprint HIV risk among a sample of drug using male sex workers
    Mark L Williams
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
    AIDS 17:1402-4. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of childhood sexual abuse among incarcerated males in county jail
    Regina J Johnson
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, TX, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 30:75-86. 2006
    ..The current study examined the prevalence and characteristics of childhood sexual abuse in a jailed-based population...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of non-medical drug use and dependence among homosexually active men and women in the US population
    Susan D Cochran
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Addiction 99:989-98. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare patterns of drug use and dependence between homosexually experienced and exclusively heterosexually experienced individuals...
  47. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with adherence to antiretroviral medications in a sample of HIV-positive African American drug users
    A J Harzke
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 16:458-70. 2004
    ..Further studies using the complete TMSC are recommended...
  48. doi request reprint Flashblood: blood sharing among female injecting drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Addiction 105:1062-70. 2010
    ..Flashblood is a syringe-full of blood passed from someone who has just injected heroin to someone else who injects it in lieu of heroin...
  49. pmc Gender relations and sexual communication among female students in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam
    Thanh Cong Bui
    School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston, TX, USA
    Cult Health Sex 12:591-601. 2010
    ..Programmes that aim to promote safer-sex negotiation and practices for this population may need to address the influence of gender relations and power...
  50. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, drug use, and sex partners of a sample of male sex workers
    Sandra C Timpson
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:63-9. 2007
    ..In the past 30 days they reported an average of 56 male partners and 5 female partners. Of the 179 men, 152 had been tested for HIV and knew their status. Twenty-six percent of those tested had tested positive...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sexuality and health challenges: responding to a public health imperative
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Sex Res 39:7-9. 2002
    ..Presented here are U.S. data on the public health dimensions of human sexuality and the evidence for the urgent need to address the magnitude of sexually related public health problems...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behaviours and STIs in drug abuse treatment populations whose drug of choice is crack cocaine
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas, PO Box 20186, Houston TX 77225, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 13:769-74. 2002
    ..These data suggest that drug users generally, and crack-using populations in particular, in drug treatment programmes should be routinely screened for STIs as an integral part of drug treatment...
  53. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of men and women who complete or exit from an on-line internet sexuality questionnaire: a study of instrument dropout biases
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Sex Res 40:396-402. 2003
    ....
  54. pmc The use of fry (embalming fluid and PCP-laced cigarettes or marijuana sticks) among crack cocaine smokers
    Ronald J Peters
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Drug Educ 38:285-95. 2008
    ..05), marijuana use (OR = 12.11, p < or = 0.05), and codeine (syrup) use (OR = 8.10, p < or = 0.05). These findings are important in determining the "cultural novelties" relative to crack and fry use among younger African Americans...
  55. pmc Sexual compulsivity and high-risk sex among Latino men: the role of internalized homonegativity and gay organizations
    Derek J Smolenski
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Care 21:42-9. 2009
    ..Further work is needed to validate a path from IH and high-risk sex that incorporates drug or alcohol use...
  56. doi request reprint The relationship between homosexuality, internalized homo-negativity, and mental health in men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 55454, USA
    J Homosex 55:185-203. 2008
    ..Internalized homo-negativity, not homosexuality, appears associated with negative health outcomes. Providers should promote sexual health and avoid interventions that reinforce internalized homo-negativity...
  57. pmc HIV seroprevalence in a sample of Tanzanian intravenous drug users
    Mark L Williams
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:474-83. 2009
    ..The factors associated with increased risk of HIV infection suggest further research is needed on the needle use and sexual networks of IDUs...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effective targeted and community HIV/STD prevention programs
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston TX 77225, USA
    J Sex Res 39:58-62. 2002
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  59. ncbi request reprint Relationship between expressed HIV/AIDS-related stigma and HIV-beliefs/knowledge and behaviour in families of HIV infected children in Kenya
    Mary Hamra
    Department of Medicine, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:513-27. 2006
    ..To quantify expressed stigma in clients of the Kangemi program for HIV+ children, and to characterize the association between stigma and other population characteristics...
  60. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the consequences of a coercive sexual experience among adolescents attending alternative schools
    Ruth S Buzi
    Teen Health Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Sch Health 73:191-6. 2003
    ..More research focusing on the differential impact of a coercive sexual experience on males and females is crucial...
  61. ncbi request reprint An investigation of concurrent sex partnering in two samples of drug users having large numbers of sex partners
    Mark L Williams
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2516, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 17:309-14. 2006
    ..Efforts should be made in future studies to better capture the complexities of concurrent partnering and to examine the implications of these for disease spread and control...
  62. ncbi request reprint Club drugs and sex on drugs are associated with different motivations for gay circuit party attendance in men
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1173-83. 2003
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  63. ncbi request reprint Situational correlates of condom use in a sample of African-American drug users who are primarily crack cocaine users
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston Health Sciences Center, Houston TX 77225, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:55-60. 2003
    ..The Sitpres methodology was successfully used by these crack users and data indicated that it was sexual variables, rather than drug-associated variables, that were significantly associated with condom use...
  64. pmc Spatial bridging in a network of drug-using male sex workers
    Mark L Williams
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, San Antonio Regional Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7976, San Antonio, TX 78284 7976, USA
    J Urban Health 82:i35-42. 2005
    ..Despite the small sample size, this study found that many drug-using MSWs spatially bridge sexual networks in cities where they trade sex for money...
  65. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in the neighborhoods of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:S23-7. 2006
    ..Geographic distance is an indicator of recent adoption of IDU in neighborhoods and correlates strongly with the distribution of syringes containing HIV-positive blood residue...
  66. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention and street-based male sex workers: an evaluation of brief interventions
    Mark L Williams
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:204-15. 2006
    ..Brief interventions to reduce the HIV risks are acceptable to MSWs and are efficacious for reducing unprotected anal sex during paid sexual encounters...
  67. ncbi request reprint The impact of a history of sexual abuse on high-risk sexual behaviors among females attending alternative schools
    Ruth S Buzi
    Teen Health Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Adolescence 38:595-605. 2003
    ..The findings also highlight the importance of targeting adolescents who attend alternative schools...
  68. ncbi request reprint Differences in HIV risk behaviors by gender in a sample of Tanzanian injection drug users
    Mark L Williams
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2516, Houston, Texas, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:137-44. 2007
    ..Despite differences in sociodemographic, drug use, and sexual behaviors by gender, both male and female injectors in Dar es Salaam exhibit elevated risk of HIV infection associated with drug use...
  69. ncbi request reprint Psychological correlates of trading sex for money among African American crack cocaine smokers
    Jan M H Risser
    Division of Epidemiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:645-53. 2006
    ..These differences suggest that interventions should address self-esteem, risk-taking practices, depression and anxiety as well as other psychosocial factors...
  70. ncbi request reprint Concordance between sexual behavior and sexual identity in street outreach samples of four racial/ethnic groups
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:110-3. 2003
    ..There is a discrepancy between self-reported sexual identity and sexual behavior. The magnitude of this discrepancy is unclear, as is its variation across race/ethnicity and gender...
  71. ncbi request reprint Predictors of post-release primary care utilization among HIV-positive prison inmates: a pilot study
    A J Harzke
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 18:290-301. 2006
    ..The model correctly classified 80% of cases overall. Future studies are required to ascertain whether these results would obtain with a statistically adequate sample size...
  72. pmc Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about HIV/AIDS-related issues, and the sources of knowledge among health care professionals in southern Nigeria
    Chiamaka N Umeh
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J R Soc Promot Health 128:233-9. 2008
    ..This has important implications for future interventions designed for health care professionals including doctors, nurses and laboratory workers...
  73. ncbi request reprint Assessing the HIV/AIDS health services needs of African immigrants to Houston
    Lila Rosenthal
    Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:570-80. 2003
    ..1%), a lack of awareness about vertical transmission (16.3% of women; 29.9% of men), and discouraging scores on an HIV stigma perception scale, suggest that a targeted campaign to raise awareness in this population is warranted...
  74. ncbi request reprint The relationship between expressed HIV/AIDS-related stigma and beliefs and knowledge about care and support of people living with AIDS in families caring for HIV-infected children in Kenya
    M Hamra
    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics BCM335, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Care 17:911-22. 2005
    ..We found significant associations between less expressed stigma and greater care/support knowledge. Our results have implications for interventions that reduce expressed stigma and/or improve quality of care...
  75. ncbi request reprint Predictors of dropout and burnout in AIDS volunteers: a longitudinal study
    M W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion Research and Evaluation, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    AIDS Care 11:723-31. 1999
    ..These data indicate that it is the stressors of AIDS volunteering, including the intensity of depersonalization, which lead to dropout, and that rewards do not appear to have a protective effect...
  76. ncbi request reprint Perception among upper middle class adolescent in Bombay regarding sex and sexuality
    M S Selvan
    Dept of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Indian J Public Health 49:250-1. 2005
    ..However, there were significant differences between the responses of male and female adolescents...
  77. ncbi request reprint Empathic communication between dental professionals and persons living with HIV and AIDS
    Anne D Wiltshire
    Dental Branch, University of Texas School of Public Health, Health Science Center at Houston, 77225, USA
    J Dent Educ 66:86-93. 2002
    ..These data describe the measurement of empathy in dental providers dealing with people with HIV/AIDS and changes in the themes and levels of empathy following an HIV/AIDS training session...
  78. ncbi request reprint Differences between chat room and e-mail sampling approaches in Chinese men who have sex with men
    Quanyi Wang
    Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:361-6. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the two recruiting methods are largely comparable in respondent characteristics, but that e-mail respondents are likely to be more isolated and at higher HIV risk than chat room participants...
  79. ncbi request reprint Medication compliance and satisfaction with treatment for HIV disease in a sample of African-American crack cocaine smokers
    Beth R Crisp
    Department of Social Work, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    AIDS Behav 8:199-206. 2004
    ..Moreover, these findings suggest that they will continue to take antiretroviral medications even if they have doubts about the effectiveness of these medications...
  80. pmc A theme issue by, for, and about Africa: new injecting practice increases HIV risk among drug users in Tanzania
    Sheryl A McCurdy
    BMJ 331:778. 2005
  81. ncbi request reprint Incomplete reporting of race and ethnicity in gonorrhoea cases and potential bias in disease reporting by private and public sector providers
    Michael W Ross
    Int J STD AIDS 15:778. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint Using the Internet to find offline sex partners
    Kristian Daneback
    Department of Social Work, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:100-7. 2007
    ..The results suggest that using the Internet to find sex partners may be less hazardous for the general Internet users than pointed out by prior research about this behavior often focusing on specific sub groups of Internet users...
  83. pmc Misperceptions about HIV transmission among heterosexual African-American and Latino men and women
    E James Essien
    HIV Prevention Center, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, Houston 77004, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:304-12. 2002
    ..These data strongly suggest that concentration on narrow targeting of misinformation common in particular minority populations is important in the development of HIV/AIDS prevention programs...
  84. ncbi request reprint A history of drug use and childhood sexual abuse among incarcerated males in a county jail
    Regina J Johnson
    The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas 78701 1499, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:211-29. 2005
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Conducting Internet-based HIV/STD prevention survey research: considerations in design and evaluation
    Willo Pequegnat
    Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:505-21. 2007
    ..Strategies promoting minority participant recruitment, minimizing attrition, validating participants, and compensating participants are discussed. Throughout, the implications on budget and realistic timetabling are identified...
  86. ncbi request reprint Social and behavioral determinants of consistent condom use among female commercial sex workers in Ghana
    Ahmed Adu-Oppong
    Georgia Southern University, Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health in Statesboro, GA 30460 8015, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 19:160-72. 2007
    ..The level of condom education was very low (14%); however consistent condom use (all the time) with clients was relatively high (49.6%). Two hundred seventy-seven of the participants did not use condoms all the time...
  87. pmc History of childhood sexual abuse and HIV risk behaviors in homosexual and bisexual men
    David J Brennan
    School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1107-12. 2007
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Three types of adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy and their association with AIDS diagnosis, medication side-effects, beliefs about antiretroviral therapy, and beliefs about HIV disease
    Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
    Infectious Disease Clinic Gay Men s Health Clinic, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J STD AIDS 18:369-73. 2007
    ..Data suggest that health beliefs may vary across type of adherence and that adherence behaviours may be a coping strategy to adjust antiretroviral therapy to one's daily living...
  89. ncbi request reprint The lives of female sex workers in Vietnam: Findings from a qualitative study
    Anh D Ngo
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    Cult Health Sex 9:555-70. 2007
    ..This study provides evidence that socio-psychological factors must be addressed along with risky behaviours to promote women's well-being and social integration...
  90. doi request reprint Body image, body satisfaction, and unsafe anal intercourse among men who have sex with men
    Donald Allensworth-Davies
    Data Coordinating Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Sex Res 45:49-56. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled intervention trial of a sexual health approach to long-term HIV risk reduction for men who have sex with men: effects of the intervention on unsafe sexual behavior
    B R Simon Rosser
    Center for HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies HIPS, Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:59-71. 2002
    ..546; p = .015). The sexual health seminars appear a promising new intervention at significantly reducing unprotected anal intercourse between men...
  92. doi request reprint Internet influences on sexual practices among young people in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Anh D Ngo
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    Cult Health Sex 10:S201-13. 2008
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes of Pakistani medical students towards HIV-positive and/or AIDS patients
    Farah D Shaikh
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Psychol Health Med 12:7-17. 2007
    ..These results on knowledge indicate that education about HIV/AIDS should be incorporated in the curriculum and interventions must be taken by public health professionals to avoid poor treatment outcomes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Technological tearoom trade: characteristics of Swedish men visiting gay Internet chat rooms
    Ronny Tikkanen
    Department of Social Work, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:122-32. 2003
    ..These data suggest that the Internet may be a useful place to reach younger and bisexual men, and those who make sexual assignations, with HIV/STD preventive messages, often before they have publicly come out...
  95. ncbi request reprint Why healthcare workers don't wash their hands: a behavioral explanation
    Michael Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:484-92. 2006
    ..To elucidate behavioral determinants of handwashing among nurses...
  96. ncbi request reprint The HIV Medication Self-Reported Nonadherence Reasons (SNAR) Index and its underlying psychological dimensions
    Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
    Gay Men s Health Center, Söder Hospital Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    AIDS Behav 8:293-301. 2004
    ..The psychological factors found to be associated with the index may imply a number of mental-health-related interventions to improve adherence, which deserve further exploration...
  97. ncbi request reprint The Internet as a medium for HIV prevention and counseling
    Michael W Ross
    Focus 17:4-6. 2002

Research Grants1

  1. Measuring Oral Disease Burden for Planning Services
    Michael Ross; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The principal investigator is based in Houston, Texas (USA) and the collaborators are based in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and London (UK). ..