completed project INTERNATIONAL

Population Size Estimation of People Who Inject Drugs in Georgia, 2015

This study was supported by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) under the project “Establishment of the evidence base for national HIV/AIDS program by strengthening of HIV/AIDS surveillance system in the country” (GEO-H-GPIC).

Modelling of New HIV Infections Based on Exposure Groups in Sudan, using MOT model, 2013-2015

The MOT model recommended by UNAIDS is developed to help countries estimate the proportion of new infections occurring among general adult population and MARPs. We applied the MOT model to estimate the infections of HIV in each subgroups of Sudan’s population.

Population Size Estimation of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Georgia, 2014

The purpose of this study was to estimate the population size of MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia. We applied several methods, literature review, network scale-up (NSU), mobile/web apps multiplier, service and unique object multiplier, network-based capture-recapture, Handcock RDS-based and Wisdom of Crowd’s methods. This study was supported by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) under the project “Establishment of the evidence base for national HIV/AIDS program by strengthening of HIV/AIDS surveillance system in the country” (GEO-H-GPIC).

Impact of Harm Reduction Interventions among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2014

This assessment was carried out to understand the dynamics of risk behaviours and to provide a description of the current situation of the HIV epidemic in Bangladesh as well as its future projections. The study was supported by the National AIDS/STD Program (NASP), IEDCR, Save the Children, UNAIDS Bangladesh, icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research Bangladesh) and CDC Atlanta.

New Technology to Measure Spatial Movement and Social Interaction of PWIDs in San Francisco, USA, 2013-2014

This was a pilot study of the new technology to measure spatial movement and social network interactions among injection drug users in San Francisco: ethics, feasibility, acceptability, and prevention research implications. It was supported by the UCSF Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) as an Innovative Pilot Project.

Assessment of Feasibility of Modes of Transmission (MOT) and Network Scale up (NSU) Studies in Sudan, 2013-2014

To address the up-to-date information on new infections, and estimation of the size of Most at Risk Populations (MARPs) who are at high risk of HIV infection in Sudan, the UNAIDS office in Sudan invited the HIVHUB as a consultant to explore whether basic infrastructures and information are available to implement such studies.

Bio-Behavioural Survey among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Yemen, 2011

The main objective of this survey was to provide strategic information on the prevalence of HIV and its related risk behaviours among MSM in two cities of Yemen. A combination of mapping and facility-based sampling techniques was applied and behavioural data were collected by a person-assisted questionnaire, which was followed by a HIV rapid test confirmed with ELISA.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Support to Iraq, 2010

Using financial resources from the United National Development Group – Iraq Trust Fund and World Health Organization, the HIV/AIDS surveillance support project was developed to strengthen the second generation HIV surveillance system in Iraq. The project included conducting the assessment of an HIV surveillance system, developing a plan of action for strengthening the system and the training of national staff on various aspects of HIV surveillance.