Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. The Impact of Drug and Alcohol Consumption and Socio-demographic Variables on the Age of First Selling Sex among Iranian Female Sex Workers

Mahboobeh Mousavi-Ramezanzade; Yunes Jahani; Moghaddameh Mirzaee; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 149-158

Abstract
  Background: A significant proportion of Female Sex Workers (FSWs) as a vulnerable population begin sellingsex at an early age, which may lead the person to develop sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and humanimmunodeficiency virus (HIV). Thus, this study seeks to identify the factors which influence ...  Read More

2. Correlates of Alcohol Consumption and Drug Injection among Homeless Youth: A Case Study in the Southeast of Iran

Abolfazl Hosseinnataj; Abbas Bahrampour; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Samira Poormorovat; Glayol Ardalan; Farzaneh Zolala; Naser Nasiri; Jasem Zarei; Ghazal Mousavian; Abedin Iranpour; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 207-215

Abstract
  Background: Alcohol use and drug injection are prevalent among homeless youths. The aim of this study wasto identify the associated factors of alcohol consumption and drug injection among homeless youths aged18-29 years.Methods: Data on 202 homeless youths (111 males and 91 females) were collected using ...  Read More

3. Age of Onset of Methamphetamine Consumption among the Iranian Youth Aged 19-29: A Cross-sectional Study

Hadiseh Darvishzadeh; moghaddameh mirzaee; Yunes Jahani; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 138-147

Abstract
  AbstractBackground: Around the world, one of the main concerns and risky behaviors among youths ismethamphetamine consumption. Since the age of onset of methamphetamine use is decreasing, therefore, itis important to identify the effective factors on the age of onset of methamphetamine consumption. In ...  Read More

4. Population Size Estimation of Tramadol Misusers in Urban Population in Iran: Synthesis of Methods and Results

Naser Nasiri; Leili Abedi; Ahmad Hajebi; Alireza Noroozi; Malahat Khalili; Maryam Chegeni; Sairan Nili; Moslem Taheri-Soodejani; Mehdi Noroozi; Armita Shahesmaili; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 173-182

Abstract
  Background: Estimating the population who use drugs is essential for planning, monitoring, and evaluation of substance use prevention and treatment. This study aims to estimate the population who misuse tramadol in urban population in Iran. Methods: We used the wisdom of the experts (WOTE) and network ...  Read More

5. Social Capital and its Relationship with Drug Use among Southeast Iranian Adolescents

Najmeh Pourramazani; Hamid Sharifi; Abedin Iranpour

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, , Pages 58-65

Abstract
  Background: Social capital (SC) is one of the most important assets and a vital determinant of sustainabledevelopment of any country. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the relationshipbetween SC and substance use (SU) in Southeast Iranian adolescents.Methods: This cross-sectional ...  Read More

6. Sex under Influence of Drugs: A Nationwide Survey among Iranian Female Sex Workers

Atiyeh Kamel-Khodabandeh; Moghaddameh Mirzaee; Yunes Jahani; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 205-215

Abstract
  Background: Due to the high level of sexual relationships, prostitute women are faced with many dangers, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), fertility problems, drug use, etc. In this regard, addict prostitute women are exposed to more risks because ...  Read More

7. Cost-effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Centers in Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Sirus Pourkhajoei; Mohsen Barouni; Alireza Noroozi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saeed Amini; Mohammad Karamouzian; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, , Pages 81-87

Abstract
  Background: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the greatest social health problems in many communities in the twenty-first century. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) could decrease HIV infection among injection drug users (IDU). The main aim of this paper was to determine the cost-effectiveness ...  Read More

8. Injecting and Sexual Networks and Sociodemographic Factors and Dual HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-sectional Study in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Mehdi Noroozi; Ali Mirzazadeh; Alireza Noroozi; Hamid Sharifi; Peter Higgs; Zahra Jorjoran-Shushtari; Ali Farhoudian; Farbod Fadaei; Farahnaz Mohhamadi-Shahboulaghi; Bahram Armoon; Omid Massah

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 186-194

Abstract
  Background: Few studies suggest that social network factors, including size of sexual network may associate with drug-related and sexual high-risk behaviors. The objective of this study is to investigate injecting and sexual networks and sociodemographic factors that might be associated with dual HIV ...  Read More

9. Client-Level Coverage of Needle and Syringe Program and High-Risk ‎Injection Behaviors: A Case Study of People Who Inject Drugs in ‎Kermanshah, Iran

Mehdi Noroozi; Ali Mirzazadeh; Alireza Noroozi; Yadoallah Mehrabi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saman Zamani; Hamid Sharifi; Peter Higgs; Hamid Soori

Volume 7, 3-4 , Summer 2015, , Pages 164-173

Abstract
  Background: Needle-syringe programs (NSP) have been running in Iran since 2002. However, the coverage of such program among the NSP clients at the individual level was not studies yet. This study aimed to determine the client coverage of NSP and its correlation with high injection-related risk behaviors. ...  Read More