HIV/STI Risks Among Migrant Male Workers in Kazakhstan

Dates

Start Date: 07/01/2008
End Date: 06/30/2012

Dr. Chris Beyrer has been invited to collaborate with Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and researchers from Columbia University's Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) to further examine the risk factors and societal influences on HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemics in Kazakhstan. The study, HIV/STI Risks Among Migrant Male Workers in Kazakhstan (a.k.a The Marketplace Study), will be conducted in 2008 – 2012 in the Barakholka Market of Almaty and focuses on HIV and STI rates among male, migrant market vendors. This study is conducted in two phases; the first phase includes qualitative interviews among 60 randomly selected vendors to understand the context of sexual risk, while the second phase is a longitudinal assessment of HIV/STI incidence among 2,000 randomly selected vendors. This study is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Astana, Kazakhstan

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program
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