Author - Humsafar Trust

2012: Humsafar Tracking Study : VII Wave

Knowledge Attitude Behavior and Practice (KABP) Study: (Conducted in waves every 18 months) About the project: This study is conducted by HST to understand the reach and efficacy of targeted interventions implemented by HST across its MSM projects. The KABP study is conducted in-house with all resources drawn from HST. This study aims to gauge the understanding of the MSM community with regard to condom usage, HIV/AIDS and STIs, sexuality, and outreach work on sites covered under the 5 [...]

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2012 :ISHKonnect : Internet Based HIV prevention for Indian MSM in collaboration with University of Texas, University of Minnesota and Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The internet as well as mobile applications such as Grindr and Scruff rapidly emerged as tools for Indian MSM to cruise and look for sex partners posing a new challenge to India’s HIV/AIDS intervention programs. The ISHKonnect study was an internet-based study that aimed to conduct formative research to identify risk behavior associated with such cruising and help devise intervention strategies to combat vulnerability of such population to HIV/AIDS and STIs. Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health and ICMR (Grant [...]

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2011: Stigma Study with ICMR to study stigma levels among MSM and TG populations

Title :Modeling the impact of Stigma on Depression and sexual risk behavior of MSM and TG/Hijras in India: Implications for HIV and Sexual Health Programmes This study aims to validate a conceptual model of the impact of stigma on depression and sexual risk behaviours of men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras/transgender (TG) women in India. We use a sequential mixed methods explanatory design: Quantitative phase (n=300 MSM/300 TG)—a multi-site survey to assess the relationship between HIV-related, sexual [...]

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2011: SHAKTI:Intervention with health care providers to work better with TG –ICMR, Baldwin Wallace University – Cleveland and MGM Hospital

SHAKTI: Stigma reduction, Health care provider Awareness and Knowledge enhancement on Transgender issues in India R01 DA033719-02 Indo-US/83/9/2010-ECD-II The current study is an Indo-US collaborative study funded by NIH/ ICMR (2012-2014). Dr Swagata Banik (Baldwin Wallace College) is the US PI on this project and the Dr H R Jerajani (Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s medical college and Hospital) is the Indian PI. The project was approved by ICMR and has also received ethics clearance from The Humsafar Trust – IRB and [...]

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