A Year in Review: HIV & Drug Abuse Research in 2019

The Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its eighth year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Each year, early career investigators across various fields receive research ethics training under principal investigator Dr. Celia Fisher. RETI fellows also conduct studies focused on ethical issues in HIV and drug abuse research. Fellows publish their findings in a variety of high impact journals such as AIDS and Behavior and The Journal of Sex Research. The following articles highlighted below were funded by NIDA Grant #R25DA031608 or authored by RETI fellows in 2019.

Cook, R., Davidson, P.; clinical adviser, Martin, R. (2019). “Antiretroviral treatment can reduce the risk of HIV transmission between male partners to ‘zero’.” NIHR Dissemination Centre. BMJ. 2019 Aug 27;366:l4915. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l4915. PMID: 31455630

Coudray, M., Kiplagat, S., Saumell, F., Madhivanan, P. (2019). “Sexually transmitted infections among high-risk populations that use treatment as prevention or pre-exposure prophylaxis: a protocol for a systematic review.” BMJ Open. 2019 Dec 5;9(12):e032054. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032054. PMID: 31811008

John, S.A., Robles, G., Starks, T.J., Rendina, H.J. (2019). “Differences Between Groups of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Using Couples in HIV-Negative/Unknown Relationships.J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Aug 1;81(4):419-428. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002058. PMID: 30985555.

Karris, M.Y., Baker, D., Berry, J., Brown, B., Karpiak, S., Levin, J., Reese, M., Sharp, M., Taylor, J. (2019). “Encouraging Community Engagement in the Performance of Research at the Intersection of HIV and Aging.AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2019 Nov/Dec;35(11-12):979-981doi: 10.1089/AID.2019.0122. Epub 2019 Sep 9.PMID: 31379191.
 
Parmley, L., Fielding-Miller, R., Mnisi, Z., Kennedy, C. (2019). “Obligations of motherhood in shaping sex work, condom use, and HIV care among Swazi female sex workers living with HIV.” Afr J AIDS Res. 2019 Sep;18(3):254-257. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2019.1639521. Epub 2019 Jul 23.PMID: 31333060.
 
Pearson, C.R., Kaysen, D., Huh, D., Bedard-Gilligan, M. (2019). “Randomized Control Trial of Culturally Adapted Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Substance Misuse and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior for Native American Women.” AIDS Behav. 2019 Mar;23(3):695-706. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-02382-8. PMID: 30607757

Rudolph, A.E., Upton, E., McDonald, M.J., Young, A.M., Havens, J.R. (2019). “Peer influence of injection drug use cessation among dyads in rural Eastern Kentucky.” Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Nov 15:102604. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.11.012. PMID: 31740176

Schumann, C., Kahn, D., Broaddus, M., Dougherty, J., Elderbrook, M., Vergeront, J., Westergaard, R. (2019). “Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan;23(Suppl 1):41-47. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
PMID: 29766328.

Shrestha, R., Altice, F., & Copenhaver, M. (2019). “HIV-Related Stigma, Motivation to Adhere to Antiretroviral Therapy, and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Positive Methadone-Maintained Patients.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Feb 1;80(2):166-173. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001891. PMID: 30383588.

Siegel, K., Meunier, É. (2019). “Awareness and Perceived Effectiveness of HIV Treatment as Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City.” AIDS Behav. 2019 Jul;23(7):1974-1983. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02405-y. PMID: 30697639.


Fellowship Opportunity for NIDA-Funded HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute: Summer 2020

Interested in becoming a RETI fellow?

The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Institute and Mentored Research Program.

  • Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and lodging beginning July 13-21, 2020 in New York City
  • Receive a $30,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that will contribute to evidence-based HIV and drug abuse research ethics practice
  • Join an international network of scholars examining current challenges in HIV and drug abuse research ethics

Applications are due March 11, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of award decisions by April 27, 2020.

Visit fordham.edu/ethicsinstitute to apply and contact the Program Administrator, Rimah Jaber, MA at ethicsinst@fordham.edu for more information.  

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