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Russian PREVENT Study


Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH

Key Personnel

Christine Chaisson, MPH

Debbie Cheng, ScD

Nick Horton, PhD

Evgeny Krupitsky, MD, PhD, DMSci

Suzette Levenson, MPH

Anita Raj, PhD

Edwin Zvartau, MD, PhD, DMSci

Project Manager

Carly Bridden, MA, MPH

Data from this study are available from our URBAN ARCH Repository.


Raj A, Cheng DM, Krupitsky EM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Samet JH.  Correlates of any condom use among Russian narcology patients reporting recent unprotected sex.  AIDS and Behavior. 2009; 13:310-317. PMCID: PMC2651995.

Raj A, Cheng DM, Krupitsky EM, Levenson S, Egorova VY, Meli S, Zvartau EE, Samet JH.  Binge drinking and unsafe sex: a study of narcology hospital patients from St. Petersburg, Russia. Substance Abuse. 2009; 30:1-10. PMCID: PMC2758047

Walley AY, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Edwards EM, Bridden C, Egarova VY, Zvartau EE, Woody GE, Samet JH.  Implications of cannabis use and heavy alcohol use on HIV drug risk behaviors in Russian heroin users. AIDS and Behavior. 2008; 12:662-669. PMCID: PMC2480514

Samet JH, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Egorova VY, Levenson S, Meli S, Bridden C, Verbitskaya EV, Kamb ML, Zvartau E.  Mitigating risky sexual behaviors among Russian narcology hospital patients: the PREVENT (Partnership to Reduce the Epidemic Via Engagement in Narcology Treatment) randomized controlled trial.  Addiction. 2008; 103:1474-1483. PMCID: PMC2588416

Edwards EM, Cheng DM, Levenson S, Bridden C, Meli S, Egorova VY, Krupitsky EM, Samet JH.  Behavioral assessments in Russian addiction treatment inpatients: a comparison of ACASI and interviewer-administered questionnaires. HIV Clin Trials. 2008; 9:247-253. PMCID: PMC2588424