Affiliation: University of California
- Using respondent-driven sampling methodology for HIV biological and behavioral surveillance in international settings: a systematic reviewMohsen Malekinejad
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
AIDS Behav 12:S105-30. 2008..This review has shown that RDS is an effective technique, when designed and implemented appropriately, to sample most-at-risk populations for HIV biological and behavioral surveys...
- Transition to injection amongst opioid users in Iran: implications for harm reductionMohsen Malekinejad
Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Int J Drug Policy 23:333-7. 2012..We have concluded that harm reduction policies should also emphasize prevention of the transition to injection amongst high-risk non-injecting opioid users as an additional strategy against the spread of HIV infection in Iran...
- Accessing a diverse sample of injection drug users in San Francisco through respondent-driven samplingMohsen Malekinejad
University of California, San Francisco, Global Health Sciences, 50 Beale Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 118:83-91. 2011..Behavioral surveillance data that include the diversity of the population at risk are necessary to develop effective programs for IDU...
- High HIV prevalence in a respondent-driven sampling survey of injection drug users in Tehran, IranMohsen Malekinejad
Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA
AIDS Behav 19:440-9. 2015..g., those who sharing injection paraphernalia). Our estimates of HIV prevalence were higher than some other estimates; however, repeated surveys using similar methodology are needed to monitor the trend of HIV epidemic over time...
- Access to harm reduction programs among persons who inject drugs: findings from a respondent-driven sampling survey in Tehran, IranRuyan Rahnama
Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Int J Drug Policy 25:717-23. 2014....
- Comparing respondent-driven sampling and targeted sampling methods of recruiting injection drug users in San FranciscoAlex H Kral
Urban Health Program, RTI International, 114 Sansome Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
J Urban Health 87:839-50. 2010....
- HIV risk behavior among injection drug users in Tehran, IranNooshin Razani
University of California, San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Addiction 102:1472-82. 2007..We conducted a formative study of IDU in Tehran to explore risk behavior in the wake of the recent harm reduction efforts...
- Relative risk reduction is useful metric to standardize effect size for public heath interventions for translational researchAli Mirzazadeh
Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA Electronic address
J Clin Epidemiol 68:317-23. 2015..Our objective was to develop a comprehensive algorithm to convert all types of effect measures to one standard metric, relative risk reduction (RRR)...
- Implementation challenges to using respondent-driven sampling methodology for HIV biological and behavioral surveillance: field experiences in international settingsLisa Grazina Johnston
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
AIDS Behav 12:S131-41. 2008..As RDS is increasingly used for HIV surveillance, it is important to learn from past practical, theoretical and analytical challenges to maximize the utility of this method...
- Injection drug use in Rural Iran: integrating HIV prevention into iran's rural primary health care systemVahid Mojtahedzadeh
Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
AIDS Behav 12:S7-12. 2008..08, 95% CI 1.1-3.88). This project demonstrates that HIV risks exist in rural Iran and suggests the innovative use of Iran's rural health care system to extend prevention and treatment services to these populations...