Designing and pilot testing methods for a cohort study of people who inject drugs for future HIV and HCV prevention research in Iran, 2016-2022
This study aims to adapt a set of recruitment and retention tools successful in a long running study of PWID in San Francisco (the UFO Study) to the Iranian context and pilot test feasibility and acceptability of recruiting and retaining a prospective research study of PWID in Kerman, Iran.
Investigating the level of health literacy and related factors in afghan refugees in Kerman city
Considering that there has been no study carried out on the health literacy of vulnerable refugees in Iran and regarding the fact that Kerman city hosts a large population of refugees each year, this study aims to evaluate the health literacy level and its related factors among this population in Kerman city. A number of 315 afghan refugees who are receiving services from health centers of their region, will be recruited in this study. Collecting data would be carried out by IHLQ questionnaire. KUMS supports this project financially.
Mapping and Size Estimations of Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Iran
Size estimation of key populations at higher risk of HIV has been conducted in Iran with the technical support and leadership of HIVHUB on HIV surveillance using the network scale up methodology. In 2017 it has been decided to carry out another round of size estimations combined with a mapping of key populations in order to obtain data for program planning and monitoring in selected cities. WHO and MOH supports this project.
Feasibility of tracing a cascade of viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment based on the available clinical data in Kerman city
In this study, researchers are trying to deploy the available clinical data in order to draw a prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment cascade of hepatitis in Kerman. In the future, if possible this cascade will be used as a valuable framework for evaluating different population-level engagements with the Hepatitis healthcare system in Kerman. This study is also supported by KUMS.