OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights-Special Edition: Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan

By Robert Gray | 15 November 2018
Washington, DC, United States (U.S)

An expert in international public health and development

Robert Gray is an independent consultant whose work is mostly in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among key populations, especially peopl...

“HIV testing programmes have struggled to reach the most marginalized populations at risk for HIV. Social network methods such as respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and peer-based active case-finding (ACF) may be effective in overcoming barriers to reaching these populations.

An OnFrontiers expert Mr. Robert Gray co-authored the article Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan. They developed a rigorous model for HIV case finding in Tajikistan and conducted intensive data analysis to ensure continuous improvement of results. Please read more details in the pdf document here.

This article was published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (2018, 21(S5):e25139).

Robert Gray is an independent consultant whose work is mostly in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among key populations, especially people who inject drugs and sex workers. He is based in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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Washington, DC, United States (U.S)
Senior Technical Consultant on HIV & Drug Use, Population Services International

An expert in international public health and development

Robert Gray is an independent consultant whose work is mostly in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among key populations, especially people who inject drugs and sex workers. He is based in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and daughter