Check out our publications and presentations on our HIV and STI research.
Schnall R, Liu J, Cho H, Hirshfield S, Siegel K, Olender S, Milian L. A health-related quality of life measure for use in patients with HIV: a validation study. AIDS Patient Care STDs. In Press.
Ruiseñor-Escudero,H., Grosso, AL., Ketende, S., Pitche, V., Anato, S., Tchalla, J., Dometo, S., Liestman, B., Kapesa, L., and Baral, S. Using a social ecological framework to characterize the correlates of HIV among men who have sex with men in Lomé, Togo. AIDS Care. 2017. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1280122
Lyons C, Grosso AL, Drame F, Ketende S, Diouf D, Ba I, Shannon K, Ezouatchi R, Bamba A, Kouame A, and Baral S. Physical and sexual violence affecting female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Prevalence, and the relationship with the work environment, HIV and access to health services. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017;75(1):9-17.
Rebchook G, Keatley J, Contreras R, Perloff J, Molano LF, Reback CJ, Ducheny K, Nemoto T, Lin R, Birnbaum J, Woods T, Xavier J, and the SPNS Transgender Women of Color Study Group. The Transgender Women of Color Initiative: Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Interventions to Enhance Engagement and Retention in HIV Care. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(2):224-229. (Hirshfield)
Schwartz S, Papworth E, Ky-Zerbo O, Sithole B, Anato S, Grosso AL, Ouedraogo G, Tchalla J, Ntshangase C, Ketende S, and Baral S. Reproductive health needs of female sex workers and opportunities for enhanced prevention of mother-to-child transmission efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2017;43(1):50-9 doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2014-100968.
Schrimshaw, E. W., & Downing, M. J., Jr. Consider porn viewers’ health before you vote. San Francisco Chronicle. 2016, Oct 31. Retrieved from www.sfchronicle.com
Grosso AL, Charbonneau E, and Van Ryzin G. How citizens judge the outcomes, outputs and costs of an HIV prevention program: A survey experiment. International Public Management Journal. 2016. doi: 10.1080/10967494.2016.1143425.
Zahn R, Grosso AL, Scheibe A, Bekker LG, Papworth E, Ketende S, Umar E, Dausab F, Iipinge S, Beyrer C, Trapence G, Youngman C, Baral S. Human rights violations among men who have sex with men in southern Africa: Comparisons between legal contexts. PLoS One. 2016;11(1): e0147156.
Berger B, Grosso AL, Adams D, Sithole B, Mavimbela M, Ketende S, Mabuza X, Baral S. The prevalence and correlates of physical and sexual violence affecting female sex workers in Swaziland. J Interpers Violence. 2016. doi: 10.1177/0886260516629385.
Grover E, Grosso AL, Ketende S, Kennedy C, Fonner V, Adams D, Sithole B, Mnisi Z, Mabusa X, Baral S. Social cohesion, social participation and HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Swaziland. AIDS Care. 2016;28(6):795-804. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1131971.
Brown C, Grosso AL, Adams D, Sithole B, Ketende S, Green J, Maziya S, Mabuza X, and Baral S. Characterizing the individual, social, and structural determinants of condom use among men who have sex with men in Swaziland. AIDS Re Hum Retroviruses. 2016;32(6):539-46.
Stahlman, S., Grosso, A.L., Ketende, S., Pitche, V., Kouanda, S., Ceesay, N., Ouedraogo, H., Ky-Zerbo, O., Lougue, M., Diouf, D., Anato, S., Tchalla, J., and Baral, S. Suicidal ideation among MSM in three West African countries: Associations with stigma and social capital. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2016;62(6):522-31.
Da W, Stahlman S, Grosso AL, Sweitzer S, Ketende S, Taruberekera N, Nkonyana J, Mothopeng T, Baral S. (2016). Depressive symptoms and substance use as mediators of stigma affecting men who have sex with men in Lesotho: A structural equation modelling approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2016;26(8):551-6.
Goodman S, Grosso AL, Ketende SC, Ouedraogo G, Kouanda S, Ky-Zerbo O, Samadoulougou, C, Baral S. Examining the correlates of sexually transmitted infection testing among men who have sex with men in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Sex Transm Dis. 2016;43(5):302-9.
Decker M, Lyons C, Billong S, Njindam I, Grosso AL, Nunez G, Tumasang F, LeBreton M, Tamoufe U, and Baral S. Gender-based violence affecting female sex workers in Cameroon: Prevalence and associations with risks of HIV acquisition and transmission. Sex Transm Infect. 2016;92(8):599-604. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052463.
Garbers S, Friedman A, Martinez O, Scheinmann R, Bermudez D, Silva M, Silverman J, Chiasson MA. Adapting the get yourself tested campaign to reach Black and Latino sexual-minority youth. Health Promot Pract. 2016;17(5):739-50. PMID:27225216
Hirshfield S, Downing MJ Jr, Horvath KJ, Swartz JA, Chiasson MA. Adapting Andersen’s behavioral model of health service use to examine risk factors for hypertension among U.S. MSM. Am J Mens Health. 2016 Apr 19. pii: 1557988316644402. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27099347
Hirshfield S, Downing MJ Jr, Parsons JT, Grov C, Gordon RJ, Houang ST, Scheinmann R, Sullivan PS, Yoon IS, Anderson I, Chiasson MA. Developing a video-based eHealth intervention for HIV-positive gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Jun 17;5(2):e125. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5554.PMID:27315764
Yoon IS, Houang ST, Hirshfield S, Downing MJ, Jr. Compulsive sexual behavior and HIV/STI risk: a review of the current literature. Curr Addict Rep. 2016;3(4):387-99.
Downing MJ, Jr, Schrimshaw EW, Scheinmann R, Antebi-Gruszka N, Hirshfield S. Sexually explicit media use by sexual identity: A comparative analysis of gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men in the United States. Arch Sex Behav. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print].
Downing MJ, Jr, Houang ST, Scheinmann R, Yoon IS, Chiasson MA, Hirshfield S. Engagement in care, psychological distress, and resilience are associated with sleep quality among HIV-positive gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Sleep Health. 2016; 2(4):322-9.
Downing MJ, Jr, Chiasson MA, Hirshfield S. Recent anxiety symptoms and drug use associated with STI diagnosis among an online U.S. sample of men who have sex with men. J Health Psychol. 2016;21(12):2799-812.
Schrimshaw EW, Antebi-Gruszka, Downing MJ Jr. Viewing of internet-based sexually explicit media as a risk factor for condomless anal sex among men who have sex with men in four U.S. cities. PLOS One. 2016;11(4):e0154439.
Schrimshaw EW, Downing MJ Jr, Cohn DJ. Reasons for non-disclosure of same-sex behavior among behaviorally-bisexual men: Non-disclosure as stigma management. Arch Sex Behav. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print].
Downing MJ, Jr, Hirshfield S. Physical and social influences of sex venue behavior: An ecological psychology approach to studying HIV risk among sexual minority men. N Am J Psychol. 2015;17(2):323-42.
Frye V, Wilton L, Hirshfield S, Chiasson MA, Usher D, Lucy, McCrossin, Greene, Koblin B. “Just Because It’s Out There, People Aren’t Going To Use.” HIV self-testing among young, Black MSM and Transgender women in New York City. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Nov;29(11):617-24. doi: 10.1089/apc.2015.0100. PMID:26376029
Habel MA, Scheinmann R, Verdesoto E, Gaydos C, Bertisch M, Chiasson MA. Exploring pharmacy and home-based sexually transmissible infection testing. Sexual Health. 2015;12(6):472-9. doi: 10.1071/SH15031. PMID:26409484
Ellman TM, Hawkins K, Benitez J, Negron R, Chang S, Palmer S, Robertson V, Chiasson MA, Sobieszczyk ME. Representation of Latinos and Blacks in screening for and enrollment into preventive HIV vaccine trials in New York City. Vaccine. 2015;33(48):6809-15. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.091. PMID:26458799
Hirshfield S, Schrimshaw EW, Stall RD, Margolis AD, Downing MJ Jr, Chiasson, MA. Drug use, sexual risk, and syndemic production among men who have sex with men who engage in group sex encounters. Am J Public Health. 2015 Feb 25:e1-e10 PMID: 25713951.
Hirshfield S, Grov C, Parsons JT, Anderson I, Chiasson MA. Social media use and HIV transmission risk behavior among ethnically diverse HIV-positive gay men: results of an online study in three U.S. states. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Oct;44(7):1969-78. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0513-5. PMID:26179596
Yu G, Wall MM, Chiasson MA, Hirshfield S. Complex drug use patterns and associated HIV transmission risk behaviors in an internet sample of U.S. men who have sex with men. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Feb;44(2):421-8. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0037-8. PMID:24737773.
Grosso AL, Ketende S, Dam K, Papworth E, Ouedraogo G, Ky-Zerbo O, and Baral S. Structural determinants of health among women who started selling sex as minors in Burkina Faso. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68(S2):S162.
Grosso AL, Ryan O, Tram K, and Baral S. Financing the response to HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men: Case studies from eight diverse countries. Global Public Health. 2015;10(10):1162.
Grosso AL, Lei E, Ketende S, Peitzmeier S, Mason K, Ceesay N, Diouf D, Drame F, Loum J, Papworth E, and Baral S. Correlates of condom use among female sex workers in The Gambia: Results of a cross-sectional survey. PeerJ. 2015;17(2):612.
Peitzmeier S, Grosso AL, Bowes A, Ceesay N, and Baral S. Association between enacted and internal stigma and uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, and care services among people living with HIV in The Gambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68(S2):S146.
Sherwood J, Grosso AL, Decker M, Peitzmeier S, Papworth E, Diouf D, Drame FM, Ceesay N, and Baral S. Sexual violence against female sex workers in The Gambia: A cross-sectional examination of the associations between victimization and reproductive, sexual and mental health. BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1):270.
Stahlman S, Grosso AL, Ketende S, Mothopeng T, Taruberekera N, Nkonyana J, Mabuza X, Sithole B, and Baral S. Characteristics of men who have sex with men in southern Africa using the internet to find sexual partners: A cross-sectional study. J Med Internet Res. 2015;17(5):e129.
Stahlman S, Grosso AL, Ketende S, Sweitzer S, Mothopeng T, Taruberekera N, Nkonyana J, and Baral S. Depression and social stigma among MSM in Lesotho: Implications for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention. AIDS Behav. 2015;19(8):1460-9.
MacAllister J, Sherwood J, Galjour J, Robbins S, Zhao J, Dam K, Grosso AL, and Baral S. A comprehensive review of available epidemiologic and HIV service data for female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in select West and Central African countries. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68(S2):S83.
Papworth E, Schwartz S, Ky-Zerbo O, Liestman B, Ouedraogo G, Samadoulougou C, Grosso AL, Drame F, Diouf D, Ketende S, and Baral S. Mothers who sell sex: A potential paradigm for integrated HIV, sexual, and reproductive health interventions among women at high risk of HIV in Burkina Faso. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68(S2):S154.
Wirtz A, Schwartz S, Ketende S, Anato S, Nadedjo FD, Ouedraogo HG, Ky-Zerbo O, Pitche V, Grosso, AL, Papworth E, and Baral S. Sexual violence, condom negotiation and condom use in the context of sex work: Results from two West African countries. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68(S2):S171.
Mason K, Ketende S, Peitzmeier S, Ceesay N, Logie C, Diouf D, Loum J, Deen D, Drame F, Grosso AL, and Baral S. Stigma, human rights violations, health care access, and disclosure of sexual orientation among men who have sex with men in The Gambia. Journal of Human Rights Practice. 2015;7(1):139.
Margolis AD, Joseph H, Hirshfield S, Chiasson MA, Belcher L, Purcell DW. Anal intercourse without condoms among HIV-positive men who have sex with men recruited from a sexual networking Website, United States. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(12):749-755.
Friedman SR, Downing MJ Jr, Smyrnov P, Nikolopoulos G, Schneider JA, Livak B, Magiorkinis G, Slobodianyk L, Vasylyeva TI, Paraskevis D, Psichogiou M, Sypsa V, Malliori MM, Hatzakis A. Socially-integrated transdisciplinary HIV prevention. AIDS Behav. 2014;18(10):1821-34.
Grov C, Hirshfield S, Remien RH, Humberstone M, Chiasson MA. Exploring the venue’s role in risky sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men: an event-level analysis from a national online survey in the U.S. Arch Sex Behav. 2013;42(2):291-302.
Downing M, Schrimshaw EW, Antebi-Gruszka N, Yoon IS, Houang ST, and Hirshfield S. Male sexual arousal and risk behavior associated with viewing condomless sexually explicit media. American Psychological Association. August 3-6, 2017, Washington, DC. [Poster]
Hirshfield S, Yoon IS, Houang ST, and Downing MJ. Informing study enrollment: Analysis of personality characteristics in an HIV eHealth intervention. American Psychological Association. August 3-6, 2017, Washington, DC. [Poster]
Yoon IS, Houang ST, Hirshfield S, and Downing M. Does resilience moderate the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and psychological distress? American Psychological Association. August 3-6, 2017, Washington, DC. [Poster]
Schrimshaw EW, Kim B, and Downing MJ Jr. Self-presentation strategies to avoid unwanted disclosure and stigma among behaviorally bisexual men. International Academy of Sex Research. July, 2017, Charleston, SC. [Poster]
Hirshfield S, Teran R, Chiasson MA, Downing M, Dize L, and Gaydos C. Feasibility of using Hemaspot dried blood spot kits for at-home collection of blood to quantify viral load among an online sample of U.S. HIV-positive MSM. International AIDS Society Conference. July 23-26, 2017, Paris, France. [Poster]
Grosso AL, Bermudez D, and Chiasson MA. State-level school-based sex education policies on sexual orientation are associated with changes in teaching about HIV prevention. International AIDS Society Conference. July 23-26, 2017, Paris, France. [Oral]
Grosso AL, Lyons C, Diouf D, Liestman B, Ezouatchi R, Thiam-Niangoin M, Abo K, Drame F, Bamba A, Tety J, Obodou E, Ba I, and Baral S. Ethical and human rights considerations for inclusion of minors who sell sex in epidemiological, prevention, and other research: Evidence from female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. International AIDS Society Conference. July 23-26, 2017, Paris, France. [Poster]
Downing, M., Hirshfield, S., Voss, J., Buchanan, D., Yoon, I., & Houang, S. Unanticipated sleep benefits among gay and bisexual men participating in an ehealth intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC. 2017, June. Boston, MA. [Poster]