Prison Interventions and HIV Prevention Collaboration

*Implementing by LLC “European Institute of Public Health Policy”

Sergii Dvoriak
The term of realization
01.08.2015 - 31.07.2021

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The aim of the progect

To study the spread of socially dangerous infectious diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis; injecting drug use, the use of other psychoactive substances and mental disorders not related to the use of PS among prisoners in Ukraine.

Results and publications

Frederick L Altice, Lyuba Azbel, Jack Stone, Ellen Brooks-Pollock, Pavlo Smyrnov, Sergii Dvoriak, Faye S Taxman, Nabila El-Bassel, Natasha K Martin, Robert Booth, Heino StÖver, Kate Dolan, Peter Vickerman.  The perfect storm: incarceration and the high-risk environment perpetuating transmission of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Lancet. July 14, 2016. (EN)

Azbel L., Wickersham J.W., Wegman M., Polonsky M., Suleymanov M., Ismayilov R., Dvoryak S., Altice F.L. Burden of substance use disorders, mental illness, and correlates of infectious diseases among soon-to-be-released prisoners in Azerbaijan. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015 Mar 19 (EN)

Polonsky, M.; Rozanova, J.; Azbel, L.; Bachireddy, C.; Izenberg, J.; Kiriazova, T.; Dvoryak, S.; Altice, F.L. Attitudes toward addiction, methadone treatment, and recovery among HIV-infected Ukrainian prisoners who inject drugs: Incarceration effects and exploration of mediators.  AIDS and Behavior. 2016 Dec; 20(12) (EN)

Azbel L., Grishaev, Y., Wickersham J.W., Chernova O., Dvoryak S., Polonsky, M., Altice F.L. Trials and tribulations of conduction bio-behavioral surveys in prisons: Implementation science and lessons from Ukraine. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2016 Jun 13; 12(2) (EN)

Polonsky M, Azbel L, Wickersham JM, Marcus R, Doltu S, Grishaev E, Dvoryak S, Altice FL. Accessing methadone within Moldovan prisons: Prejudice and myths amplified by peers. Int J Drug Policy. 2016; 29 (EN)

Azbel L, Grishaev Y, Wickersham JA, Chernova O, Dvoryak S, Polonsky M, Altice FL. Trials and tribulations of conducting bio-behavioral surveys in prisons: implementation science and lessons from Ukraine. Int J Prison Health. 2016; 12(2) (EN)

Звіт про відвідування м. Суми групою дослідників за проектом «Співпраця із запобігання поширення ВІЛ в місцях позбавлення волі» УІПГЗ, 2018 (UA)