Combined HIV Prevention for PWID and Future Collaborative Research in Vietnam
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse (Administrative Supplement to CDUHR)
Project dates: January 2014 - December 2015
Principal Investigator: Des Jarlais, Don

Combined HIV prevention programming has been successful in eliminating HIV transmission among persons who inject drugs (PWID) in high-income areas, but it is unknown if it will have the same impact in low and middle income countries. The study will assess combined prevention programming in Haiphong, Vietnam, and examine the results seen among PWID. In addition, Vietnam is part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and PEPFAR is now expecting countries to contribute more toward HIV prevention resources, as well take on the responsibility, management and delivery of these services. The study will also assess this transition of “country ownership” of HIV prevention services in Vietnam. Results will improve understanding of combined HIV prevention programming in low/middle income countries. In addition, it will evaluate the benefits and challenges of delivering HIV prevention resources in these countries as they transition to taking on greater responsibility for these programs.

Related Publications
Des Jarlais D, Khue PM, Feelemyer J, Arasteh K, Huong DT, Oanh KTH, Giang HT, Thanh NTT, Vinh VH, Heckathorn DD, Moles JP, Vallo R, Quillet C, Rapoud D, Michel L, Laureillard D, Hammett T, Nagot N (2018).
Using dual capture/recapture studies to estimate the population size of persons who inject drugs (PWID) in the city of Hai Phong, Vietnam
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, 106-111. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.033. PMCID: PMC5889732.

Michel L, Des Jarlais DC, Huong DT, Oanh KTT, Khue PM, Peries M, Vallo R, Thanh NTT, Giang HT, Le SM, Feelemyer J, Vinh VH, Moles JP, Laureillard D, Nagot N (2017).
Intravenous heroin use in Haiphong, Vietnam: Need for comprehensive care including methamphetamine use-related interventions
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 179, 198-204. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.07.004. PMCID: PMC5911921.

Des Jarlais D, Huong DT, Khue PM, Oanh KTH, Thanh NTT, Arasteh K, Feelemyer J, Heckathorn DD, Peries M, Moles JP, Laureillard D, Nagot N (2016).
Integrated respondent-driven sampling and peer support for persons who inject drugs in Haiphong, Vietnam: A case study with implications for interventions
AIDS Care, 28 (10), 1312-1315. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1178698. PMCID: PMC5026702.

Des Jarlais DC, Huong DT, Oanh KTH, Khue PM, Giang HT, Thanh NTT, Arasteh K, Feelemyer J, Hammett T, Peries M, Michel L, Vinh VH, Roustide MJ, Moles JP, Laureillard D, Nagot N (2016).
Prospects for ending the HIV epidemic among persons who inject drugs in Haiphong, Vietnam
International Journal of Drug Policy, 32, 50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.02.021. PMCID: PMC4899107.