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Yuri A. Amirkhanian PhD


Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Psychiatry
Program: Center for AIDS Intervention Research

Publications (48)

  • Using a novel genetic algorithm to assess peer influence on willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis in networks of Black men who have sex with men (Johnson KL, Walsh JL, Amirkhanian YA, Borkowski JJ, Carnegie NB) Applied Network Science December 2021;6(1) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85102836141 12/01/2021    
  • Levels of HIV Testing Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Bulgaria: Very Low Testing by Ethnic Minority Roma (Gypsy) Men. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, Kabakchieva E, Vassileva S, McAuliffe TL, DiFranceisco WJ, Varleva T) J Immigr Minor Health 2021 Apr;23(2):240-249 PMID: 32918119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090760838 09/13/2020    
  • Social network intervention to increase pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness, interest, and use among African American men who have sex with men. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, Walsh JL, Brown KD, Quinn KG, Petroll AE, Pearson BM, Rosado AN, Ertl T) AIDS Care 2020 05;32(sup2):40-46 PMID: 32167374 PMCID: PMC7165060 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081973528 03/14/2020       9 Citations
  • Mobilizing individual social capital resources for HIV care support: results of a pilot intervention in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kuznetsova AV, DiFranceisco WJ, Tarima SS, McAuliffe TL, Pirogov DG, Yakovlev AA, Musatov VB, Chaika NA) AIDS Care 2020 05;32(sup2):99-106 PMID: 32162527 PMCID: PMC7175397 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081344759 03/13/2020       1 Citation
  • The Influence of Peers on PrEP Perceptions and Use Among Young Black Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Examination (Quinn KG, Christenson E, Spector A, Amirkhanian Y, Kelly JA) Archives of Sexual Behavior 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85078907844 01/01/2020    
  • Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Factors Associated With Problem Drinking in Social Networks of People Living With HIV Infection in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Tarima SS, Kuznetsova AV, DiFranceisco WJ, Musatov VB, Yakovlev AA, McAuliffe TL) AIDS Educ Prev 2019 08;31(4):380-393 PMID: 31361515 PMCID: PMC6668921 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070265092 07/31/2019       2 Citations
  • Emerging opportunities and challenges for HIV prevention, treatment and care for MSM in the former Soviet Union and other post-communist states in Eastern Europe. (Amirkhanian YA) Sex Transm Infect 2017 08;93(5):305-306 PMID: 28389443 PMCID: PMC5522349 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85025121800 04/09/2017       1 Citation
  • Alcohol abuse and HIV infection (Yakovlev AA, Chaika NA, Kelly J, Musatov VB, Amirkhanian YA) HIV Infection and Immunosuppressive Disorders 2017;9(4):17-32 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046407071 01/01/2017    
  • The Health and Sociocultural Correlates of AIDS Genocidal Beliefs and Medical Mistrust Among African American MSM. (Quinn KG, Kelly JA, DiFranceisco WJ, Tarima SS, Petroll AE, Sanders C, Lawrence JSS, Amirkhanian YA) AIDS Behav 2018 Jun;22(6):1814-1825 PMID: 28013400 PMCID: PMC5483207 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007197257 12/26/2016       20 Citations
  • Predictors of HIV Care Engagement, Antiretroviral Medication Adherence, and Viral Suppression Among People Living with HIV Infection in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, DiFranceisco WJ, Kuznetsova AV, Tarima SS, Yakovlev AA, Musatov VB) AIDS Behav 2018 03;22(3):791-799 PMID: 27990579 PMCID: PMC5476511 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85006355938 12/19/2016       13 Citations
  • Barriers and Facilitators of HIV Care Engagement: Results of a Qualitative Study in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Kuznetsova AV, Meylakhs AY, Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Yakovlev AA, Musatov VB, Amirkhanian AG) AIDS Behav 2016 10;20(10):2433-2443 PMID: 26767534 PMCID: PMC4945482 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84954322197 01/16/2016       24 Citations
  • Correlates of Sexual HIV Risk Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men. (Kelly JA, St Lawrence JS, Tarima SS, DiFranceisco WJ, Amirkhanian YA) Am J Public Health 2016 Jan;106(1):96-102 PMID: 26562130 PMCID: PMC4689635 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84952023836 11/13/2015       12 Citations
  • Correlates of internalized homonegativity among black men who have sex with men. (Quinn K, Dickson-Gomez J, DiFranceisco W, Kelly JA, St Lawrence JS, Amirkhanian YA, Broaddus M) AIDS Educ Prev 2015 Jun;27(3):212-26 PMID: 26010313 PMCID: PMC4626011 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84939192839 05/27/2015       26 Citations
  • Attitudes Toward HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men: Concerns Underlying Reluctance to Test. (St Lawrence JS, Kelly JA, Dickson-Gomez J, Owczarzak J, Amirkhanian YA, Sitzler C) AIDS Educ Prev 2015 Jun;27(3):195-211 PMID: 26010312 PMCID: PMC4547358 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84939152126 05/27/2015       22 Citations
  • Social Media Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Three-City Study. (Broaddus MR, DiFranceisco WJ, Kelly JA, St Lawrence JS, Amirkhanian YA, Dickson-Gomez JD) AIDS Behav 2015 Jun;19 Suppl 2:90-7 PMID: 25566762 PMCID: PMC4496312 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84937637611 01/09/2015       14 Citations
  • Effects of a social network HIV/STD prevention intervention for MSM in Russia and Hungary: a randomized controlled trial. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Takacs J, McAuliffe TL, Kuznetsova AV, Toth TP, Mocsonaki L, DiFranceisco WJ, Meylakhs A) AIDS 2015 Mar 13;29(5):583-93 PMID: 25565495 PMCID: PMC4497559 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84926514211 01/08/2015       28 Citations
  • Beyond the ball: implications for HIV risk and prevention among the constructed families of African American men who have sex with men. (Dickson-Gomez J, Owczarzak J, St Lawrence J, Sitzler C, Quinn K, Pearson B, Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA) AIDS Behav 2014 Nov;18(11):2156-68 PMID: 24980248 PMCID: PMC4198443 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84919416132 07/02/2014       21 Citations
  • Social networks, sexual networks and HIV risk in men who have sex with men. (Amirkhanian YA) Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2014 Mar;11(1):81-92 PMID: 24384832 PMCID: PMC3944100 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84896707781 01/05/2014       94 Citations
  • Situational, partner, and contextual factors associated with level of risk at most recent intercourse among Black men who have sex with men. (Kelly JA, DiFranceisco WJ, St Lawrence JS, Amirkhanian YA, Anderson-Lamb M) AIDS Behav 2014 Jan;18(1):26-35 PMID: 23868691 PMCID: PMC3868642 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892787693 07/23/2013       15 Citations
  • Effects of Stigmatization on Gay Men Living with HIV/AIDS in a Central-Eastern European Context: A Qualitative Analysis from Hungary. (Takács J, Kelly JA, P Tóth T, Mocsonaki L, Amirkhanian YA) Sex Res Social Policy 2013 Mar 01;10(1):24-34 PMID: 23439743 PMCID: PMC3579507 02/27/2013    
  • Levels and predictors of HIV risk behavior among Black men who have sex with men. (Kelly JA, St Lawrence JS, Amirkhanian YA, DiFranceisco WJ, Anderson-Lamb M, Garcia LI, Nguyen MT) AIDS Educ Prev 2013 Feb;25(1):49-61 PMID: 23387951 PMCID: PMC4067001 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84873618858 02/08/2013       28 Citations
  • High-risk sexual behavior, HIV/STD prevalence, and risk predictors in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kabakchieva E, Antonova R, Vassileva S, Difranceisco WJ, McAuliffe TL, Vassilev B, Petrova E, Khoursine RA) J Immigr Minor Health 2013 Feb;15(1):172-81 PMID: 22370730 PMCID: PMC4107306 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84872594583 03/01/2012       10 Citations
  • Review of HIV vulnerability and condom use in central and eastern Europe. (Amirkhanian YA) Sex Health 2012 Mar;9(1):34-43 PMID: 22348631 PMCID: PMC4476380 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84857464490 02/22/2012       15 Citations
  • Levels and Predictors of Sexual HIV Risk in Social Networks of Men who Have Sex with Men in the Midwest. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, Seal DW, Galletly CM, Difranceisco W, Glasman LR, Stevenson LY, Rosado N) AIDS Educ Prev 2010 Dec;22(6):483-95 PMID: 21204625 PMCID: PMC4103004 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79551484172 01/06/2011       35 Citations
  • People with HIV in HAART-era Russia: transmission risk behavior prevalence, antiretroviral medication-taking, and psychosocial distress. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kuznetsova AV, DiFranceisco WJ, Musatov VB, Pirogov DG) AIDS Behav 2011 May;15(4):767-77 PMID: 20803063 PMCID: PMC4083488 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79959974763 08/31/2010       33 Citations
  • Male labor migrants in Russia: HIV risk behavior levels, contextual factors, and prevention needs. (Amirkhanian YA, Kuznetsova AV, Kelly JA, Difranceisco WJ, Musatov VB, Avsukevich NA, Chaika NA, McAuliffe TL) J Immigr Minor Health 2011 Oct;13(5):919-28 PMID: 20690041 PMCID: PMC4476384 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-81355139707 08/07/2010       43 Citations
  • HIV/STD prevalence, risk behavior, and substance use patterns and predictors in Russian and Hungarian sociocentric social networks of men who have sex with men. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Takacs J, Kuznetsova AV, DiFranceisco WJ, Mocsonaki L, McAuliffe TL, Khoursine RA, Toth TP) AIDS Educ Prev 2009 Jun;21(3):266-79 PMID: 19519240 PMCID: PMC2802572 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67649364702 06/13/2009       17 Citations
  • Prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in high risk social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria: randomised controlled trial. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, Kabakchieva E, Vassileva S, Vassilev B, McAuliffe TL, DiFranceisco WJ, Antonova R, Petrova E, Khoursine RA, Dimitrov B) BMJ 2006 Nov 25;333(7578):1098 PMID: 17040924 PMCID: PMC1661707 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33845247890 10/17/2006       91 Citations
  • "Condoms are reliable but I am not": A qualitative analysis of AIDS-related beliefs and attitudes of young heterosexual adults in Budapest, Hungary, and St. Petersburg, Russia. (Takács J, Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kirsanova AV, Khoursine RA, Mocsonaki L) Cent Eur J Public Health 2006 Jun;14(2):59-66 PMID: 16830606 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33745742027 07/13/2006       15 Citations
  • HIV risk behavior patterns, predictors, and sexually transmitted disease prevalence in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Kabakchieva E, Vassileva S, Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, DiFranceisco WJ, McAuliffe TL, Antonova R, Mihaylova M, Vassilev B, Khoursine R, Petrova E) Sex Transm Dis 2006 Aug;33(8):485-90 PMID: 16641823 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33746408087 04/28/2006       26 Citations
  • HIV risk behaviour patterns, predictors, and sexually transmitted disease prevalence in the social networks of young men who have sex with men in St Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kirsanova AV, DiFranceisco W, Khoursine RA, Semenov AV, Rozmanova VN) Int J STD AIDS 2006 Jan;17(1):50-6 PMID: 16409680 PMCID: PMC1514189 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-30944446145 01/18/2006       44 Citations
  • Programmes, resources, and needs of HIV-prevention nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. (Kelly JA, Somlai AM, Benotsch EG, Amirkhanian YA, Fernandez MI, Stevenson LY, Sitzler CA, McAuliffe TL, Brown KD, Opgenorth KM) AIDS Care 2006 Jan;18(1):12-21 PMID: 16282071 PMCID: PMC2265204 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-31544444718 11/12/2005       43 Citations
  • A randomized social network HIV prevention trial with young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kabakchieva E, Kirsanova AV, Vassileva S, Takacs J, DiFranceisco WJ, McAuliffe TL, Khoursine RA, Mocsonaki L) AIDS 2005 Nov 04;19(16):1897-905 PMID: 16227798 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-27544475390 10/18/2005       84 Citations
  • Identifying, recruiting, and assessing social networks at high risk for HIV/AIDS: methodology, practice, and a case study in St Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, McAuliffe TL) AIDS Care 2005 Jan;17(1):58-75 PMID: 15832834 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-12944316456 04/19/2005       30 Citations
  • Distance communication transfer of HIV prevention interventions to service providers. (Kelly JA, Somlai AM, Benotsch EG, McAuliffe TL, Amirkhanian YA, Brown KD, Stevenson LY, Fernandez MI, Sitzler C, Gore-Felton C, Pinkerton SD, Weinhardt LS, Opgenorth KM) Science 2004 Sep 24;305(5692):1953-5 PMID: 15448268 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-4644266859 09/28/2004       23 Citations
  • HIV prevention in Africa: programs and populations served by non-governmental organizations. (Benotsch EG, Stevenson LY, Sitzler CA, Kelly JA, Makhaye G, Mathey ED, Somlai AM, Brown KD, Amirkhanian Y, Fernandez MI, Opgenorth KM) J Community Health 2004 Aug;29(4):319-36 PMID: 15186017 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-3543150014 06/10/2004       15 Citations
  • HIV prevention nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe: programs, resources and challenges. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Benotsch EG, Somlai AM, Brown KD, Fernandez MI, Opgenorth KM) Cent Eur J Public Health 2004 Mar;12(1):12-8 PMID: 15068200 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-1542573716 04/08/2004       12 Citations
  • Gender roles and HIV sexual risk vulnerability of Roma (Gypsies) men and women in Bulgaria and Hungary: an ethnographic study. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, Kabakchieva E, Csepe P, Seal DW, Antonova R, Mihaylov A, Gyukits G) AIDS Care 2004 Feb;16(2):231-45 PMID: 14676028 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0842309126 12/17/2003       44 Citations
  • Psychosocial needs, mental health, and HIV transmission risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS in St Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, McAuliffe TL) AIDS 2003 Nov 07;17(16):2367-74 PMID: 14571189 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0742322164 10/23/2003       40 Citations
  • Evaluation of a social network HIV prevention intervention program for young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kabakchieva E, McAuliffe TL, Vassileva S) AIDS Educ Prev 2003 Jun;15(3):205-20 PMID: 12866833 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0038787036 07/18/2003       82 Citations
  • The newest epidemic: a review of HIV/AIDS in Central and Eastern Europe. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA) Int J STD AIDS 2003 Jun;14(6):361-71 PMID: 12816662 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0038388200 06/21/2003       96 Citations
  • HIV risk behaviour among gay and bisexual men in Budapest, Hungary. (Csepe P, Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, McAuliffe TL, Mocsonoki L) Int J STD AIDS 2002 Mar;13(3):192-200 PMID: 11860698 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036177653 02/28/2002       24 Citations
  • High levels of sexual HIV/STD risk behaviour among Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria: patterns and predictors of risk in a representative community sample. (Kabakchieva E, Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, McAuliffe TL, Vassileva S) Int J STD AIDS 2002 Mar;13(3):184-91 PMID: 11860697 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036183112 02/28/2002       38 Citations
  • HIV risk characteristics and prevention needs in a community sample of bisexual men in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, McAuliffe TL, Granskaya JV, Borodkina OI, Dyatlov RV, Kukharsky A, Kozlov AP) AIDS Care 2002 Feb;14(1):63-76 PMID: 11798406 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036146924 01/19/2002       38 Citations
  • Risk factors for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Amirkhanian YA, Tiunov DV, Kelly JA) Fam Plann Perspect 2001 May-Jun;33(3):106-12 PMID: 11407433 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0034994915 06/16/2001       41 Citations
  • HIV risk behavior and risk-related characteristics of young Russian men who exchange sex for money or valuables from other men. (Kelly JA, Amirkhanian YA, McAuliffe TL, Dyatlov RV, Granskaya J, Borodkina OI, Kukharsky AA, Kozlov AP) AIDS Educ Prev 2001 Apr;13(2):175-88 PMID: 11398961 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035006974 06/12/2001       29 Citations
  • Predictors of HIV risk behavior among Russian men who have sex with men: an emerging epidemic. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Kukharsky AA, Borodkina OI, Granskaya JV, Dyatlov RV, McAuliffe TL, Kozlov AP) AIDS 2001 Feb 16;15(3):407-12 PMID: 11273221 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035895661 03/29/2001       50 Citations
  • AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour in Russia: results of a population-based, random-digit telephone survey in St Petersburg. (Amirkhanian YA, Kelly JA, Issayev DD) Int J STD AIDS 2001 Jan;12(1):50-7 PMID: 11177483 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035146973 02/15/2001       57 Citations
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