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A. L. Wirtz,, C. E. Zelaya,, C. Latkin,, R. Stall,, A. Peryshkina,, N. Galai,, V. Mogilniy,, P. Dzhigun,, I. Kostetskaya,, C. Beyrer. (2015). Alcohol Use and Associated Sexual and Substance Use Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Moscow, Russia.  AIDS and Behavior.

A L Wirtz, C E Zelaya, A Peryshkina, I McGowan, R D Cranston,  C Latkin, N Galai, V Mogilniy, P Dzhigun, I Kostetskaya, C Beyrer. (2015) Anal human papillomavirus and HIV: A cross-sectional study among men who have sex with men in Moscow, Russia, 2012–2013. Eurosurveillance, 20(15).

Schwartz, S., Papworth, E., Ky-Zerbo, O., Anato, S., Grosso, A.L., Ouedraogo, H.G., Ketende, S., Pitche, V.P, and Baral, S.  (2014).  Safer conception needs for HIV prevention among female sex workers in Burkina Faso and Togo.  Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Baral, S., Grosso, A.L., Holland, C., & Papworth, E.  (2014).  The epidemiology of HIV among men who have sex with men in generalized HIV epidemics.  Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, 9(2): 156-167.

Baral, S., Logie, C., Grosso, A.L., Wirtz, A., Beyrer, C.  (2013) Modified social ecological model: A tool to guide the assessment of the risks and risk contexts of HIV epidemics. BMC Public Health, 13:482.

 Baral, S., Ketende, S., Mnisi, Z., Mabuza, X., Grosso, A.L., Sithole, B., Maziya, S., Kerrigan, D., Green, J., Kennedy, C., & Adams, D.  (2013).  A cross-sectional assessment of the burden of HIV and associated individual- and structural-level characteristics among men who have sex with men in Swaziland.  Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16(4Suppl3): 18768.

Papworth, E., Ceesay, N., An, L., Thiam-Niangoin, M., Ky-Zerbo, O., Holland, C., Drame, F., Grosso, A.L., Diouf, D., & Baral, S.  (2013).  Epidemiology of HIV among female sex workers, their clients, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs in West and Central Africa.  Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16(4Suppl3): 18751.

 Park, J.N., Papworth, E., Kassegne, S., Moukam, L., Billong, S.C., Macauley, I., Roger Yomb, Y.R., Nkoume, N., Mondoleba, V., Eloundou, J., LeBreton, M., Tamoufe, U., Grosso, A.L., & Baral, S.D.  (2013).  HIV prevalence and factors associated with HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Cameroon.  Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16(4Suppl3): 18752.

Grosso A.L., Tram, K.H., Ryan, O., & Baral, S. (2012).  Countries where HIV is concentrated among most-at-risk populations get disproportionally lower funding from PEPFAR. Health Affairs, 31(7): 1519.

Grosso, A.L.  (2010).  Social support as a predictor of HIV testing in at-risk populations: A research note.  Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 33(1): 53.

Decker, M; Miller, E; Illangasekare, S; Silverman, J. Understanding gender-based violence perpetration to create a safer future for women and girls. The Lancet Global Health. 2013

Wirtz, A.; Glass, N.; Pham, K.; Aberra, A.; Rubenstein, L.; Singh, S.; Vu, A. Development of a screening tool to identify female survivors of gender-based violence in a humanitarian setting: qualitative evidence from research among refugees in Ethiopia. Conflict and Health 2013, 7:13.

Wirtz AL, Kirey A, Peryskina A, Houdart F, Beyrer C. Uncovering the epidemic of HIV among men who have sex with men in Central Asia. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jul 29.

Footer, K.; Rubenstein L. A Human Rights Approach to Health Care and Conflict. International Review of the Red Cross. Spring 2013 95(899).

Degenhardt, L., Mathers, B. M., Wirtz, A. L., Wolfe, D., Kamarulzaman, A., Carrieri, M. P., Strathdee, S. A., Malinowska-Sempruch, K., Kazatchkine, M., & Beyrer, C., What has been achieved in HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who inject drugs, 2010-2012? A review of the six highest burden countries, International Journal of Drug Policy (2013)

Decker, M.; Wirtz, A.; Baral, S.; Peryshkina,A.; Mogilnyi, V.; Weber, R.; Stachowiak, J.; Go,V.; Beyrer, C. Injection drug use, sexual risk, violence and STI/HIV
among Moscow female sex workers. 2012: Sex Trans Infect.

Baral S, Burrell E, Scheibe A, Brown B, Beyrer C, Bekker LG. HIV Risk and Associations of HIV Infection among men who have sex with men in Peri-Urban Cape Town, South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2011;11(1):766.

Chariyalertsak S, Kosachunhanan N, Saokhieo P, Songsupa R, Wongthanee A, Chariyalertsa C, Visarutratana S, Beyrer C. 2011 HIV Incidence, Risk Factors, and Motivation for Biomedical Intervention among Gay, Bisexual Men, and Transgender Persons in Northern Thailand. PLoS ONE.6(9):e24295.

Mateen FJ, Rubenstein LR.  Government Policies in Violation of Human Rights as a Barrier to Professionalism.  JAMA. 2011 Aug;306(5):541-542.

Baral S, Adams D, Lebona J, Kaibe B, Letsie P, Tshehlo R, Wirtz AL, Beyrer, C.  A Rapid Assessment of Population Demographics, Sexual Practices, HIV Risk Status, and Human Rights Contexts among Men who have Sex with Men in Lesotho.  JIAS. 2011 July 4;14:36.

Rubenstein, L. Sharrock, Justine. 2010. Tortured: When good soldiers do bad things. Bioethical Inquiry. March 2011.

Sollom R, Richards AK, Parmar P, Mullany LC, Lian SB, et al. Health and Human Rights in Chin State, Western Burma: A Population-Based Assessment Using Multistaged Household Cluster Sampling. PLoS Med. Feb 2011; 8(2): e1001007.

Fay H, Baral S, Trapence G, Motimedi F, Umar E, et al. Stigma, Health Care Access, and HIV Knowledge Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana. AIDS and Behavior. Dec 2010: 1-10.

Beyrer C, Wirtz AL, Baral S, Peryskina A, Sifakis F.Epidemiologic Links Between Drug Use and HIV Epidemics: An International Perspective. JAIDS. Dec 2010; 55: S10-S16.

Mullany LC, Lee TJ, Yone L, Lee CI, Teela KC, et al. Impact of Community-Based Maternal Health Workers on Coverage of Essential Maternal Health Interventions among Internally Displaced Communities in Eastern Burma: The MOM Project. PLoS Med. 2010;7(8).

Rubenstein LS, Xenakis, SN.  Roles of CIA Physicians in Enhanced Interrogation and Torture of Detainees. JAMA. August 2010;304(5):569-570.

Beyrer C, Malinowska-Sempruch K, Kamarulzaman A, Kazatchkine M, Sidibe M, Strathdee SA.  Time to act: a call for comprehensive responses to HIV in people who use drugs. Lancet. July 2010;108-120.

Jurgens R, Csete J, Amon J, Baral S, Beyrer C. People who use drugs, HIV, and human rights. Lancet. July 2010;97-107.

Beyrer C, Baral SD, Walker D, Wirtz AL, Johns B, Sifakis F. The Expanding Epidemics of HIV Type 1 Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Diversity and Consistency. Epidemiol Rev. 2010 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Biggs SL, Dell EM, Dixon VL, Joffres MR, Beyrer C, Wilson K,Orbinski JJ, Mills E. Health and historical levels of freedom. Global Health. 2010 May;6(11).

Beyrer C. Global prevention of HIV infection for neglected populations: men who have sex with men. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2010 May 15; 50 Suppl 3:S108-S113.

Suwanvanichkij V, Murakami N, Lee C, Leigh J, Wirtz A, Daniels B, Mahn M, Maung C, Beyrer C: Community-Based Assessment of Human Rights in a Complex Humanitarian Emergency: The Emergency Assistance Teams-Burma and Cyclone Nargis. Conflict and Health. 4(1):8.

Beyrer C, Trapence G, Motimedi F, Umar E, Iipinge S, Dausab F, Baral S: Bisexual concurrency, bisexual partnerships, and HIV among Southern African men who have sex with men (MSM). Sex Transm Infect. Epub April 2010.

Rubenstein L, Bittle MD. Responsibility for protection of medical workers and facilities in armed conflict. Lancet. 2010 Jan;375(9711): 329-340.

Baral S,Kizub D, Franck-Masenior N, Peryskina A, Stachowiak J, Stibich M, Moguilny V, Beyrer, C. Male sex workers in Moscow, Russia: a pilot study of demographics substance use patterns, and prevalence of HIV-1 and sexually transmitted infections. AIDS Care; 2010 Jan; 22(1) 112 — 118. (e-pub ahead of print).

Toney JH, Fasick JI, Singh S, Beyrer C, Sullivan DJ Jr. Purposeful learning with drug repurposing. Science. 2009 Sep 11; 325(5946): 1339-40. 
Beyrer C, Patel Z, Stachowiak JA, Tishkova FK, Stibich MA, Eyzaguirre LM, Carr JK, Mogilnii V, Peryshkina A, Latypov A, Strathdee SA. Characterization of the emerging HIV type 1 and HCV epidemics among injecting drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2009 Sep;25(9): 853-860.
Hofmeyr GJ, Haws RA, BergstrA m S, Lee AC, Okong P, Darmstadt GL, Mullany LC, Oo EK, Lawn JE. Obstetric care in low-resource settings: What, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up? Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Oct;107 Suppl 1;S21-S44, S44-S45.

Baral S, Trapence G, Motimedi F, Umar E, LIpinge S, Dausab F, Beyrer C. HIV prevalence, risks for HIV infection, and human rights among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana. PLoS One. Mar 2009:4(3).

Teela KC, Mullany LC, Lee CI, Poh E, Paw P, Masenior N, Maung C, Beyrer C, Lee TJ. Community-based delivery of  maternal care in conflict-affected areas of eastern Burma: Perspectives from lay maternal health workers. Soc Sci & Med. 2009:1–9.

Saavedra J, Izazola-Licea JA, Beyrer C. Sex between men in the context of HIV: The Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture in Health and Human Rights.  JIAS. 2008;11:9.

Khiemalo-Sakutukwa G, Morin SF, Fritz K, et al. Project Accept (HPTN 043): A community-based intervention to reduce HIV incidence in populations at risk for HIV in Sub-Sahara Africa and Thailand. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008;48:422-431.

Mullany LC, Lee CI, Yone L, Paw P, 0o EKS, Maung C, Lee TJ, Beyrer, C. Access to essential maternal health interventions and human rights violations among vulnerable communities in eastern Burma. PLoS Med. 2008 Dec;5(12):e242.

Beyrer, C. Hidden yet happening: the epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among men who have sex with men in developing countries. STI. 2008 Nov:84(6).

Mills EJ, Checchi F, Orbinski JJ, Schull MJ, Brukle FM, Beyrer C, Cooper C, Hardy C, Singh S, Garfield R, Woodruff BA, Guyatt GH.  Users' guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency.  Confl Health. 2008 Sep:2(9).

Mullany LC, Lee CI, Paw P, Shwe Oo EK, Maung C, Kuiper HK, Masenior N, Beyrer C, Lee TJ. The MOM Project: Delivering maternal health services among internally displaced populations in Eastern Burma. Reproductive Health Matters. 2008 May 16;16(31):44-56.

Beyrer C, Lee TJ. Responding to infectious diseases in Burma and her border regions. Confl Health. 2008 Mar 14;2(1):2.

Baral S, Sifakis F, Cleghorn F, Beyrer C. Elevated risk for HIV infection among men who have sex with men in low- and middle-income countries 2000-2006: Results of a meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2007 Dec; 4(12):e339.

Beyrer C, Baral S, Shaboltas A, Dukhovlinova E, Masharsky A, Verevochkin S, Latkin C, Heimer R, Hoffman I, Kozlov A. The Feasibility of HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trials Among Russian Injection Drug Users. Vaccine. 2007 Oct 10;25(41):7014-7016.

Baral S, Sherman SG, Millson P, Beyrer C. Vaccine Immunogenicity in Injecting Drug Users: A Systematic Review. Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Oct;7(10):667-674.

Mullany L, Richards A, Lee C, Suwanvanichkij V, Maung C, Mahn M, Beyrer C, Lee TJ.  Population-Based Survey Methods to Quantify Associations between Human Rights Violations and Health Outcomes Among Internally Displaced Persons in Eastern Burma. In Press, Journal of Epidemiol and Community Health. 2007 Oct;61(10):908-914.

Beyrer C. Burma and The Challenge of Humanitarian Assistance. Lancet. 2007 Oct 27;370(9597):1465-7.

Orbinski J, Beyrer C, Singh S, Mills E.  Violations of  Human Rights: Health Practitioners as Witnesses. Lancet. 2007 Aug;370(9588):698-704.

Beyrer C, Villar JC, Suwanvanichkij V, Singh S, Baral S, Mills E.  Neglected Diseases, Civil Conflicts and the Right to Health. Lancet 2007 Aug;370(9587):619-627.

Beyrer C.  HIV Epidemiology Update and Transmission Factors: Risks and Risk Contexts. Clinical Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 1;44(7):981-7.

Beyrer C, Kawichai S,  Hyder JA, Borwornsin S, Srirak N, Natpratan C, Celentano DD, Khamboonruang C. Patterns of HIV and syphilis infection in Northern Thailand 1998-2001. J Int STD & AIDS 2007;18(3):179-83.

Masenior N, Beyrer C.  The U.S. Anti-Prostitution Pledge: First Amendment Challenges and Public Health Priorities. PLoS Medicine. 2007 Jul. 24;4(7):e207.

Leiter K, Suwanvanichkij V, Tamm I, Iacopino V, Beyrer C.  Human Rights Abuses and Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: The Experiences of Burmese Women in Thailand. Health & Human Rights. 2006 December.9;2:88-111

Beyrer C, Suwanvanichkij V, Mullany L, Richards A, Franck N, Samuels A, Lee TJ.  Responding to AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Burma:  Dilemmas of Policy and Practice.  PLoS Med. 2006 Oct. 10;3(10) e393, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed0030393.

Lee TJ, Mullany LC, Richards A, Maung  C, Beyrer C.  Mortality rates in conflict zones, Karen, Karenni, and Mon states in eastern Burma. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2006; Jul;11(7):1197-1227.

Stachowiak JA, Tichonova F, Strathdee SA, Stibich M, Mogilnii V, Beyrer  C.
Marked ethnic differences in HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among injecting drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 2004. Drug & Alcohol Dep. 2006;82(S1):S7-S14

Stachowiak JA, Sherman S, Konakova A, Krushkova I, Peryshkina A, Strathdee S, Beyrer C. Health risks and power among female sex workers in Moscow. SIECUS Rep. Spring 2005;33(2):18-25.

Leiter K, Tamm I, Beyrer C, Wit M, Iacopino V.  No Status:  Migration, Trafficking and Exploitation of Women in Thailand. Health and HIV/AIDS Risks for Burmese and Hill Tribe Women and Girls. Physicians for Human Rights. June 2004; Special Report, Boston, MA.

In the News...

Just Released: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition’s 3rd annual report: No Protection, No Respect. The report details attacks on health care facilities, infrastructure, workers, and patients during 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.
Congratulations! Director Chris Beyrer to be installed as first Desmond M Tutu Professor of Public Health and  Human Rights.
News: African academinc challenge homophibic laws. Read here.
Listen! CPHHR Director Chris Beyrer discusses the AIDS Pandemic on Minnesota Public Radio.
New Publication: Sexual violence against female sex workers in the Gambia
Just Released! New JAIDS Special Issue: HIV Risks and Vulnerabilities Among Key Populations in West and Central Africa - Evidence to Inform HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care
Join Us: March 31 4-5:30pm in Sheldon Hall for 'Health Transitions in Myanmar: 2015'
New Report: Syrian Medical Voices from the Ground: The Ordeal of Syria’s Healthcare Professionals.
Free: Editors of The Lancet have identified important articles from their respective journals to highlight World AIDS Day. They're freely available Dec. 1-31, including the Series on HIV and Sex Work.
Hot News! CPHHR Director Chris Beyrer has been appointed to the UNAIDS Scientific Experts Panel and is a newly elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Just Released! The Lancet Series on HIV and Sex Work was recently released at AIDS 2014 in Melbourne. Congratulations to the team on an incredible Series!
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AIDS 2014: The 20th International AIDS Conference is fast approaching! The newly released destination guide is a great resource for LGBT attendees.
Just released! On the frontline of eastern Burma’s chronic conflict - Listening to the voices of local health workers in Social Science and Medicine. Full article.
New Report: The full report from the conference on the protection of health workers, patients and facilities in times of violence is now available.
Post-Doc Position: The CPHHR is looking for a post-doctoral research fellow to conduct analysis of quantitative data from studies with MSM in several settings. Details and application instructions.
Call to Action: Len Rubenstein recently convened a group of experts to address the issue of protection of health workers, patients and facilities in times of conflict. The Call to Action is available here.
Tribute: Please visit the IAS website for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, as well as links to his AIDS conference speeches.
New Reports: OSF profiles 11 access to justice projects in their new report Bringing Justice to Health. Read.
Just out: The Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism has found that since 9/11/2001, the DoD and CIA have involved U.S. military and intelligence agency health staff in activities that inflicted severe harm on detainees in U.S. custody. Read.
New Reports! Meeting the HIV-related needs of gay men, other MSM and Transgendered persons worldwide. Read.
Just Released: 'A Human Rights Approach to Heath and Conflict' by Center faculty Katherine Footer and Len Rubenstein. Read.
New Report: Center faculty have just published a new report 'Social and Structural Risks for HIV among migrant and immigrant MSM in Moscow." Read.
Just Released: Turning surveillance into support for MSM in Africa. Read.
HOT NEWS! The US Supreme Court ruled that Groups receiving federal money to combat AIDS abroad may not be required to adopt policies opposing prostitution. Read the full article here.
New Report: A new project lead by Dr. Stef Baral highlights HIV risk among MSM in Malawi and the discusses the need for data. Read.

New! Center faculty have published a new article"Modified social ecological model: a tool to guide the assessment of the risks and risk contexts of HIV epidemics" available here.

Read! Center faculty have published a new article 'Modeling the impact of HIV prevention and treatment for MSM on HIV trajectories in LMICs. Read.
Exclusive: The AMA has written to Secretary of Defense Hagel concerning allegations that detainees on hunger strike are being force-fed with assistance from physicians. Click here to view the letter.
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Hot News! The Huffington Post released an article on a recently published study on HIV among transgendered women, led by Center Faculty member Stefan Baral. Read.
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Update: HIV among MSM examined at CROI 2013. Read.
New! Click here for video of the CROI 2013 Plenary 'The Global HIV MSM Epidemic: Time to Act', by Center Director Chris Beyrer.
Hot Topic: The Center recently hosted the film "Beneath the Blindfold", which reveals the reality of life after torture. This informative documentary follows the lives of four torture survivors as they build new lives, careers and relationships. Please visit the website for more information.
Just Released! The eBriefing for the NYAS/CPHHR event 'New Paradigms of Risk and Protection: Understanding the HIV Epidemics among Gay and Bisexual Men' is now available on the NYAS website. Congratulations to everyone who worked together and made this event a tremendous success!
Congratulations! Gift Trapence attended the LGBT Human Rights Defenders event at the UN in NYC with Secretary General Ban Kyi-Moon, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ricky Martin as a leader in the fight against homophobia. Congratulations on this incredible honor!
Just Released: 'Free and Equal', a booklet published by the UN human rights office describes sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law. Read.
New Report: 'Impact of Maternal Depressive Symptoms on Growth of Preschool- and School-Aged Children', just published in Pediatrics, found that Maternal depressive symptoms during infancy may affect physical growth in early childhood. Congratulations to the Center's Pam Surkan and team on this interesting article. Read. Article.
Hot News! Burma's Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke via video to the International HIV/AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday about ending the stigma experienced by many HIV/AIDS patients. Read. 
New Video! Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Watch Video.

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