Milena Simić

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Respondent driven sampling (RDS) has been used in several counties to sample injecting drug users, sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men and as a means of collecting behavioural and biological health data. We report on the use of RDS in three separate studies conducted among SWs between 2004 and 2005 in the Russian Federation, Serbia, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore female and transvestite sex workers' perceptions of risk in the sex work environment in Serbia. DESIGN Qualitative interview study. SETTING Street based locations for sex work in Belgrade and Pancevo, Serbia. PARTICIPANTS 31 female and transvestite sex workers. RESULTS Violence, including police violence, was reported as a(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence of HIV or HCV in injecting drug users (IDUs) in Serbia and Montenegro. We measured prevalence of antibodies to HIV (anti-HIV) and hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), and risk factors for anti-HCV, in community-recruited IDUs in Belgrade and Podgorica, and determined the performance of a parallel rapid HIV testing(More)
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