Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. HIV Programs in Iran (Persia), Iraq and Saudi Arabia: A Brief Review of Current Evidence in West and Southwest Asia

Omid Massah; Afsaneh Moradi; Ali Farhoudian; Mahmood Amini-Lari; Hassan Joulaei; Reza Daneshmand

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 136-144

Abstract
  Background: In Western and Southwest Asia, literature is not documented on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programs in Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The present study is the first brief review that describes HIV programs in these three neighboring countries.Methods: Data regarding the evidence of HIV ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
2. Prevalence of HIV/AIDS among Iranian Prisoners: A Review Article

Morteza Akbari; Maryam Akbari; Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami; Hassan Joulaei; Maryam Nasiriyan; Maryam Hesampour; Kamran Bagheri-Lankarani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 195-206

Abstract
  Background: Worldwide, prisoners are more at risk of being infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as well as hepatitis C and B in comparison with other risk groups. The combination of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), addiction and prison are factors that threaten the health of our ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
5. Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement Therapy Prevent Methamphetamine-Induced Synaptic Plasticity Impairment in Ovariectomized Rats

Hamed Ghazvini; Mohammad Shabani; Majid Asadi-Shekaari; Solmaz Khalifeh; Khadijeh Esmaeilpour; Mehdi Khodamoradi; Vahid Sheibani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 145-156

Abstract
  Background: Methamphetamine (METH) is one of the most popular psychostimulants which produce long lasting learning and memory impairment. Previous studies have indicated that estrogen and progesterone replacement therapy attenuate cognitive impairment against a wide array of neurodegenerative diseases. ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
6. Sexual Risk Behaviors Constructed in Iranian Women’s Life with Substance Use Disorders: A New Implication of Human Ecological Theory

Mansoureh Jamshidimanesh; Seyed Abbas Mousavi; Effat Merghati-Khoei; Mohammad Hassan Emamian; Afsaneh Keramat

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 157-169

Abstract
  Background: Drug abuse is one of the important variables influencing protective sexual behavior. The objective of this study was to explore how risky sexual behaviors develop in drug abusing women using human ecological theory.Methods: In this study, we used a descriptive exploratory approach. The participants ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
7. Estimating the Size and Age-gender Distribution of Women’s Active Social Networks

Maryam Zamanian; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Tayebeh Mokhtari-Sorkhani; Fatemeh Amiri; Farzaneh Zolala

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 170-178

Abstract
  Background: Network Scale-up (NSU) method is an indirect method for the estimation of hidden behaviors. In NSU, respondents are asked about the number of members they know from a subpopulation of interest (e.g., injecting drug user) and assume that the prevalence of risky behavior in the networks of ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
8. Effects of Opium Addiction and Cigarette Smoking on Hematological Parameters

Gholamabbas Shahabinejad; Majid Sirati-Sabet; Mohammad Kazemi-Arababadi; Saeideh Nabati; Gholamreza Asadikaram

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 179-185

Abstract
  Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of opium addiction and cigarette smoking on the complete blood count (CBC).Methods: Eighty-six male subjects, including 31 opium-addicted cigarette smokers (OACS), 19 opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (OANCS), 17 non-opium-addicted ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
9. 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