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STTR HIV Publications

Revised July 2017

STTR Consortium Publications

  1. Christopoulos KA, Cunningham WE, Beckwith CG, Kuo I, Golin CE, Knight K, Flynn PM, Spaulding AC, Coffin LS, Kruszka B, Kurth A, Young JD, Mannheimer S, Crane HM, Kahana SY. Lessons Learned From the Implementation of Seek, Test, Treat, Retain Interventions Using Mobile Phones and Text Messaging to Improve Engagement in HIV Care for Vulnerable Populations in the United States. AIDS Behav [Internet]. 2017 Jun 3; Available from: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10461-017-1804-8
  2. Chandler R, Gordon MS, Kruszka B, Strand LN, Altice FL, Beckwith CG, Biggs ML, Cunningham W, Chris Delaney JA, Flynn PM, Golin CE, Knight K, Kral AH, Kuo I, Lorvick J, Nance RM, Ouellet LJ, Rich JD, Sacks S, Seal D, Spaulding A, Springer SA, Taxman F, Wohl D, Young JD, Young R, Crane HM. Cohort profile: seek, test, treat and retain United States criminal justice cohort. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy [Internet]. 2017 May 16;12(1):24. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5433052/
  3. Loeliger KB, Biggs ML, Young R, Seal DW, Beckwith CG, Kuo I, Gordon MS, Altice FL, Ouellet LJ, Cunningham WE, Young JD, Springer SA. Gender Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Persons Involved in the U.S. Criminal Justice System and Living with HIV or at Risk for HIV: A “Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain” Harmonization Consortium. AIDS Behav [Internet]. 2017 Feb 10 [cited 2017 Mar 13];1–13. Available from: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10461-017-1722-9
  4. Nance RM, Delaney JAC, Golin CE, Wechsberg WM, Cunningham C, Altice F, Christopoulos K, Knight K, Quan V, Gordon MS, Springer S, Young J, Crane PK, Mayer KH, Mugavero MJ, Del Rio C, Kronmal RA, Crane HM. Co-calibration of two self-reported measures of adherence to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care [Internet]. 2016 Dec 2;29(4):464–8. Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540121.2016.1263721
  5. Chandler RK, Kahana SY, Fletcher B, Jones D, Finger MS, Aklin WM, Hamill K, Webb C. Data Collection and Harmonization in HIV Research: The Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain Initiative at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Am J Public Health [Internet]. 2015 Dec;105(12):2416–22. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302788

Individual STTR Grant Publications


  1. Kutnick AH, Gwadz MV, Cleland CM, Leonard NR, Freeman R, Ritchie AS, McCright-Gill T, Ha K, Martinez BY. It’s a Process: Reactions to HIV Diagnosis and Engagement in HIV Care among High-Risk Heterosexuals. Front Public Health [Internet]. 2017 May 10;5. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5423945/
  2. Harawa NT (In Press), Amani B, Bowers JR, Sayles JN, Cunningham WE. Understanding Interactions of Formerly Incarcerated HIV-Positive Men with Substance Abuse Treatment, Medical Care, and Criminal Justice Systems. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2017 May 3
  3. Kiriazova T, Lunze K, Raj A, Bushara N, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Bridden C, Lioznov D, Samet JH, Gifford AL. “It is easier for me to shoot up”: stigma, abandonment, and why HIV-positive drug users in Russia fail to link to HIV care. AIDS Care [Internet]. 2017 May;29(5):559–63. Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540121.2016.1259451
  4. Wechsberg WM, van der Horst C, Ndirangu J, Doherty IA, Kline T, Browne FA, Belus JM, Nance R, Zule WA. Seek, test, treat: substance-using women in the HIV treatment cascade in South Africa. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice [Internet]. 2017 Apr 26 [cited 2017 Apr 28];12:12. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13722-017-0077-x
  5. Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Perlman DC, Hagan H, Jenness SM, Leonard NR, Ritchie AS, Kutnick A. Public Health Benefit of Peer-Referral Strategies for Detecting Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among High-Risk Heterosexuals in New York City. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr [Internet]. 2017 Apr 15;74(5):499–507. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Public+health+benefit+of+peer-referral+strategies+for+detecting+undiagnosed+HIV+infection+among+high-risk+heterosexuals+in+New+York+City
  6. Mcfall AM, Solomon SS, Lucas GM, Celentano DD, Srikrishnan AK, Kumar MS, Mehta SH. Epidemiology of HIV and hepatitis C infection among women who inject drugs in Northeast India: A respondent-driven sampling study. Addiction [Internet]. 2017 Apr [cited 2017 Apr 5];n/a – n/a. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.13821/abstract
  7. Wohl DA, Golin CE, Knight K, Gould M, Carda-Auten J, Groves JS, Napravnik S, Cole SR, White BL, Fogel C, Rosen DL, Mugavaro MJ, Pence BW, Flynn PM. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Maintain Suppression of HIV Viremia Following Prison Release: The imPACT Trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr [Internet]. 2017 Mar 18; Available from: http://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00126334-900000000-97006
  8. Powers C, Comfort M, Lopez AM, Kral AH, Murdoch O, Lorvick J. Addressing Structural Barriers to HIV Care among Triply Diagnosed Adults: Project Bridge Oakland. Health Soc Work [Internet]. 2017 Mar [cited 2017 Apr 5];1–9. Available from: https://academic.oup.com/hsw/article/doi/10.1093/hsw/hlx013/3069322/Addressing-Structural-Barriers-to-HIV-Care-among
  9. Sabri B, McFall AM, Solomon SS, Srikrishnan AK, Vasudevan CK, Anand S, Celentano DD, Mehta SH, Kumar S, Lucas GM. Gender Differences in Factors Related to HIV Risk Behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in North-East India. PLoS One [Internet]. 2017 Jan 18 [cited 2017 Apr 5];12(1). Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5242464/
  10. Beckwith C, Castonguay BU, Trezza C, Bazerman L, Patrick R, Cates A, Olsen H, Kurth A, Liu T, Peterson J, Kuo I. Gender Differences in HIV Care among Criminal Justice-Involved Persons: Baseline Data from the CARE+ Corrections Study. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2017 Jan 12;12(1):e0169078. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5231337/
  11. Walley AY, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Chaisson CE, Krupitsky E, Coffin PO, Samet JH. Fatal and non-fatal overdose after narcology hospital discharge among Russians living with HIV/AIDS who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy [Internet]. 2017 Jan;39:114–20. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955395916303358


  1. Solomon SS, Lucas GM, Celentano DD, McFall AM, Ogburn E, Moulton LH, Srikrishnan AK, Kumar MS, Anand S, Solomon S, Mehta SH. Design of the Indian NCA study (Indian national collaboration on AIDS): a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care centers to improve HIV outcomes among men who have sex with men and persons who inject drugs in India. BMC Health Serv Res [Internet]. 2016 Nov 14 [cited 2017 Apr 5];16. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5109686/
  2. Tsui JI, Ko SC, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Chaisson CE, Gnatienko N, Samet JH. Insights on the Russian HCV care cascade: minimal HCV treatment for HIV/HCV co-infected PWID in St. Petersburg. Hepatology, Medicine and Policy [Internet]. 2016 Oct [cited 2016 Oct 31];1:13. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313079/
  3. McFall AM, Mehta SH, Srikrishnan AK, Lucas GM, Vasudevan CK, Celentano DD, Kumar MS, Solomon S, Solomon SS. Getting to 90: linkage to HIV care among men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India. AIDS Care [Internet]. 2016 Oct [cited 2017 Mar 13];28(10):1230–9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4972663/
  4. Golin CE, Knight K, Carda-Auten J, Gould M, Groves J, L.White B, Bradley-Bull S, Amola K, Fray N, Rosen DL, Mugavaro MJ, Pence BW, Flynn PM, Wohl D. Individuals motivated to participate in adherence, care and treatment (imPACT): development of a multi-component intervention to help HIV-infected recently incarcerated individuals link and adhere to HIV care. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2016 Sep [cited 2017 Mar 13];16(1). Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5011897/
  5. Glenn MC, Sohler NL, Starrels JL, Maradiaga J, Jost JJ, Arnsten JH, Cunningham CO. Characteristics of methadone maintenance treatment patients prescribed opioid analgesics. Substance Abuse [Internet]. 2016 Jul [cited 2017 Mar 13];37(3):387–91. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2015.1135225
  6. Gnatienko N, Han SC, Krupitsky E, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Raj A, Samet JH. Linking Infectious and Narcology Care (LINC) in Russia: design, intervention and implementation protocol. Addict Sci Clin Pract [Internet]. 2016 May [cited 2017 Mar 13];11. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855723/
  7. Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Kutnick A, Leonard NR, Ritchie AS, Lynch L, Banfield A, McCright-Gill T, del Olmo M, Martinez B. Factors Associated with Recent HIV Testing among Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV Infection in New York City. Front Public Health [Internet]. 2016 Apr 27 [cited 2017 Mar 13];4. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4846660/
  8. Solomon SS, Mehta SH, McFall AM, Srikrishnan AK, Saravanan S, Laeyendecker O, Balakrishnan P, Celentano DD, Solomon S, Lucas GM. Community viral load, antiretroviral therapy coverage, and HIV incidence in India: a cross-sectional, comparative study. The Lancet HIV [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2016 Mar 15]; Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4863069/
  9. Herbeck J, Tanser F. Community viral load as an index of HIV transmission potential. The Lancet HIV [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2017 Mar 13];3(4):e152–4. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352301816000369
  10. Beckwith CG, Kurth AE, Bazerman LB, Patry EJ, Cates A, Tran L, Noska A, Kuo I. A pilot study of rapid hepatitis C virus testing in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. J Public Health (Oxf) [Internet]. 2016 Mar [cited 2017 Mar 13];38(1):130–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4750523/
  11. Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Jenness SM, Silverman E, Hagan H, Ritchie AS, Leonard NR, McCright-Gill T, Martinez B, Swain Q, Kutnick A, Sherpa D. Exploring Factors Associated with Recent HIV Testing among Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV Infection Recruited with Venue-based Sampling. J AIDS Clin Res [Internet]. 2016 Feb [cited 2017 Mar 13];7(2). Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4836844/
  12. Gutman R, Sammartino CJ, Green TC, Montague BT. Error adjustments for file linking methods using encrypted unique client identifier (eUCI) with application to recently released prisoners who are HIV. Stat Med [Internet]. 2016 Jan 15; Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4715569/


  1. Kurth AE, Cleland CM, Des Jarlais DC, Musyoki H, Lizcano JA, Chhun N, Cherutich P. HIV prevalence, estimated incidence, and risk behaviors among people who inject drugs in Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr [Internet]. 2015 Dec 1 [cited 2017 Mar 13];70(4):420–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4624615/
  2. Mehta SH, Lucas GM, Solomon S, Srikrishnan AK, McFall AM, Dhingra N, Nandagopal P, Kumar MS, Celentano DD, Solomon SS. HIV Care Continuum Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Persons Who Inject Drugs in India: Barriers to Successful Engagement. Clin Infect Dis [Internet]. 2015 Dec 1 [cited 2017 Mar 13];61(11):1732–41. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4643485/
  3. Lorvick J, Comfort ML, Krebs CP, Kral AH. Health service use and social vulnerability in a community-based sample of women on probation and parole, 2011–2013. Health & Justice [Internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2016 Mar 15];3(1). Available from: http://www.healthandjusticejournal.com/content/3/1/13
  4. Springer SA, Altice FL, Brown S-E, Di Paola A. Correlates of Retention on Extended-Release Naltrexone among Persons Living with HIV Infection Transitioning to the Community from the Criminal Justice System. Drug Alcohol Depend [Internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2017 Mar 13];157:158–65. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4675147/
  5. Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Leonard NR, Kutnick A, Ritchie AS, Banfield A, Hagan H, Perlman DC, McCright-Gill T, Sherpa D, Martinez BY. Hybrid STTR intervention for heterosexuals using anonymous HIV testing and confidential linkage to care: a single arm exploratory trial using respondent-driven sampling. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2015 Nov 16 [cited 2017 Mar 13];15. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4647497/
  6. Comfort M, Lopez AM, Powers C, Kral AH, Lorvick J. How Institutions Deprive: Ethnography, Social Work, and Interventionist Ethics Among the Hypermarginalized. RSF [Internet]. 2015 Nov 1 [cited 2016 Mar 15];1(1):100–19. Available from: http://www.rsfjournal.org/doi/abs/10.7758/RSF.2015.1.1.06
  7. Dennis AC, Barrington C, Hino S, Gould M, Wohl D, Golin CE. “You’re in a world of chaos”: Experiences accessing HIV care and adhering to medications after incarceration. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care [Internet]. 2015 Sep [cited 2017 Mar 13];26(5):542–55. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540691/
  8. Hammett TM, Donahue S, LeRoy L, Montague BT, Rosen DL, Solomon L, Costa M, Wohl D, Rich JD. Transitions to Care in the Community for Prison Releasees with HIV: a Qualitative Study of Facilitators and Challenges in Two States. J Urban Health [Internet]. 2015 Aug [cited 2017 Mar 13];92(4):650–66. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4524841/
  9. Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Hagan H, Jenness S, Kutnick A, Leonard NR, Applegate E, Ritchie AS, Banfield A, Belkin M, Cross B, Del Olmo M, Ha K, Martinez BY, McCright-Gill T, Swain QL, Perlman DC, Kurth AE. Strategies to uncover undiagnosed HIV infection among heterosexuals at high risk and link them to HIV care with high retention: a “seek, test, treat, and retain” study. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2015 May 10 [cited 2017 Mar 13];15. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434577/
  10. Lucas GM, Solomon SS, Srikrishnan AK, Agrawal A, Iqbal S, Laeyendecker O, McFall AM, Kumar MS, Ogburn E, Celentano DD, Solomon S, Mehta SH. High HIV burden among people who inject drugs in 15 Indian cities. AIDS [Internet]. 2015 Mar 13 [cited 2017 Mar 13];29(5):619–28. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4346289/
  11. Solomon SS, Mehta SH, Srikrishnan AK, Solomon S, McFall AM, Laeyendecker O, Celentano DD, Iqbal SH, Anand S, Vasudevan CK, Saravanan S, Lucas GM, Kumar MS, Sulkowski MS, Quinn TC. High burden of HCV disease and poor access to HCV services among people who inject drugs in India: A cross-sectional study among 14,481 drug users across India. Lancet Infect Dis [Internet]. 2015 Jan [cited 2017 Mar 13];15(1):36–45. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4503257/
  12. Beckwith CG, Kurth AE, Bazerman L, Solomon L, Patry E, Rich JD, Kuo I. Survey of US Correctional Institutions for Routine HCV Testing. Am J Public Health [Internet]. 2015 Jan [cited 2017 Mar 13];105(1):68–71. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4265939/


  1. Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Tulsky J, Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT, Wilson L, Coffin LS, Falahati V, Akerley J, Hilton JF. A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial. BMC Infect Dis [Internet]. 2014 Dec 31 [cited 2017 Mar 13];14. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4323139/
  2. Di Paola A, Lincoln T, Skiest DJ, Desabrais M, Altice FL, Springer SA. Design and methods of a double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial of extended-release naltrexone for HIV-infected, opioid dependent prisoners and jail detainees who are transitioning to the community. Contemp Clin Trials [Internet]. 2014 Nov [cited 2017 Mar 13];39(2):256–68. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4283549/
  3. Solomon L, Montague BT, Beckwith CG, Baillargeon J, Costa M, Dumont D, Kuo I, Kurth A, Rich JD. Survey Finds That Many Prisons And Jails Have Room To Improve HIV Testing And Coordination Of Postrelease Treatment. Health Aff (Millwood) [Internet]. 2014 Mar [cited 2017 Mar 13];33(3):434–42. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4028701/
  4. Tomori C, Go VF, Tuan LN, Huong NM, Binh NT, Zelaya CE, Celentano DD, Dat DT, Quan VM. “In their perception we are addicts”: Social vulnerabilities and sources of support for men released from drug treatment centers in Vietnam. Int J Drug Policy [Internet]. 2014 Sep [cited 2017 Mar 13];25(5):897–904. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4205961/
  5. Wechsberg WM, Zule WA, Ndirangu J, Kline TL, Rodman NF, Doherty IA, Novak SP, van der Horst CM. The biobehavioral Women’s Health CoOp in Pretoria, South Africa: study protocol for a cluster-randomized design. BMC Public Health [Internet]. 2014 Oct 15 [cited 2017 Mar 13];14. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4287508/
  6. Young JD, Patel M, Badowski M, Mackesy-Amiti ME, Vaughn P, Shicker L, Puisis M, Ouellet LJ. Improved Virologic Suppression With HIV Subspecialty Care in a Large Prison System Using Telemedicine: An Observational Study With Historical Controls. Clin Infect Dis [Internet]. 2014 Jul 1 [cited 2017 Mar 13];59(1):123–6. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4305134/


  1. Gordon MS, Kinlock TW, McKenzie M, Wilson ME, Rich JD. Rapid HIV Testing for Individuals on Probation/Parole: Outcomes of an Intervention Trial. AIDS Behav [Internet]. 2013 Jul [cited 2017 Mar 13];17(6):2022–30. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3674156/
  2. Kurth A, Kuo I, Peterson J, Azikiwe N, Bazerman L, Cates A, Beckwith CG. Information and Communication Technology to Link Criminal Justice Reentrants to HIV Care in the Community. AIDS Res Treat [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2017 Mar 13];2013. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3745938/
  3. Solomon SS, Lucas GM, Celentano DD, Sifakis F, Mehta SH. Beyond Surveillance: A Role for Respondent-driven Sampling in Implementation Science. Am J Epidemiol [Internet]. 2013 Jul 15 [cited 2017 Mar 13];178(2):260–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712656/


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