Jeffrey S. Mandel

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China is currently undergoing a serious HIV-1 epidemic in intravenous drug users, sex workers, and former plasma donors. Little is known, however, about HIV-1 risk in Chinese men who have sex with men. In this study of seroprevalence in such men in Beijing, we recorded 15 (3.1%, 95% CI 1.8-5.1) of 481 men infected with HIV-1. Overall, 238 (49%) of(More)
Internalized homonegativity (IH) measures the internalization of homophobia in gay and bisexual men. We obtained data on Ross and Rosser's 26-item IH scale from 216 gay and bisexual men in Kampala, Uganda and used confirmatory factor analysis to compare the structure of the Ugandan responses to those of a large US sample of gay and bisexual men. The data(More)
Pregnant and postpartum women with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at home and in the community. In Vietnam, associations between HIV and the "social evils" of drug use and sex work contribute to stigmatization of people with HIV. We conducted a qualitative study to explore discrimination experienced by HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women in(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are two common conditions among heroin users in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). However, the comorbid relationship between depression and HCV infection among MMT patients is not well understood. METHODS One hundred and fifteen MMT patients were recruited from the Yangpu MMT Clinic in(More)
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