Publications and Presentations

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  1. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Logie, C. H., & Samuel, M. (2017). Syndemics of depression, alcohol use, and victimisation, and their association with HIV-related sexual risk among men who have sex with men and transgender women in India. Global Public Health, 12(2), 250-265. doi:10.1080/17441692.2015.1091024
  2. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Mengle, S., Nelson, R., Rubincam, C., & Kumar, P. (2017). “Like Holding an Umbrella Before It Rains”: Acceptability of Future Rectal Microbicides Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in India—A Modified Technology Acceptance Model. Qualitative Health Research. doi:10.1177/1049732317697947
  3. Chakrapani, V., Vijin, P. P., Logie C. H., Shunmugam, M., Sivasubramanian, M., Samuel, M., & Newman, P. A. (in press). Understanding how sexual and gender minority stigmas influence depression among trans women and men who have sex with men in India. LGBT Health.
  4. Chakrapani, V., Vijin, P. P., Logie C. H., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Sivasubramanian, M., & Samuel, M. (in press). Assessment of a ‘Transgender Identity Stigma’ Scale among Trans Women in India: Findings from Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses. International Journal of Transgenderism.
  5. Gupta, M., Bosma, H., Angeli, F., Kaur, M., Chakrapani, V., Rana, M., & van Schayck, O. C. (2017). Impact of a Multi-Strategy Community Intervention to Reduce Maternal and Child Health Inequalities in India: A Qualitative Study in Haryana. PLoS One, 12(1), e0170175. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170175
  6. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Mengle, S., Varghese, J., Nelson, R., & Bharat, S. (2015). Acceptability of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Implementation Challenges Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in India: A Qualitative Investigation. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 29(10), 569-577. doi:10.1089/apc.2015.0143
  7. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Newman, P. A., Kershaw, T., & Dubrow, R. (2015). HIV Status Disclosure and Condom Use Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men and Hijras (Male-to-Female Transgender People) in India: Implications for Prevention. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 14(1), 26-44. doi: 10.1080/15381501.2013.859113
  8. Woodford, M. R., Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., & Shunmugam, M. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to voluntary HIV testing uptake among communities at high risk of HIV exposure in Chennai, India. Global Public Health, 11(3), 363-379. doi:10.1080/17441692.2015.1057757
  9. Newman, P. A., Rubincam, C., Slack, C., Essack, Z., Chakrapani, V., Chuang, D. M., . . . Lindegger, G. (2015). Towards a Science of Community Stakeholder Engagement in Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials: An Embedded Four-Country Case Study. PLoS One, 10(8), e0135937. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135937
  10. Singh, Y., Aher, A., Shaikh, S., Mehta, S., Robertson, J., & Chakrapani, V. (2014). Gender Transition Services for Hijras and Other Male-to-Female Transgender People in India: Availability and Barriers to Access and Use. International Journal of Transgenderism, 15(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2014.890559
  11. Chakrapani, V., Velayudham, J., Shunmugam, M., Newman, P. A., & Dubrow, R. (2014). Barriers to antiretroviral treatment access for injecting drug users living with HIV in Chennai, South India. AIDS Care, 26(7), 835-841. doi:10.1080/09540121.2013.861573
  12. Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., Weaver, J., Shunmugam, M., & Rubincam, C. (2014). Willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials among men who have sex with men in Chennai and Mumbai, India. Vaccine, 32(44), 5854-5861. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.08.043
  13. Yadav, D., Chakrapani, V., Goswami, P., Ramanathan, S., Ramakrishnan, L., George, B., . . . Paranjape, R. S. (2014). Association between alcohol use and HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM): findings from a multi-site bio-behavioral survey in India. AIDS and Behavior, 18(7), 1330-1338. doi:10.1007/s10461-014-0699-x
  14. Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., Newman, P. A., & Row Kavi, A. (2013). Contextual influences on condom use among men who have sex with men in India: subjectivities, practices and risks. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(8), 938-951. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2013.798032
  15. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Singhal, N., Nelson, R., & Shunmugam, M. (2013). If It's Not Working, Why Would They Be Testing It?": mental models of HIV vaccine trials and preventive misconception among men who have sex with men in India. BMC Public Health, 13, 731. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-731
  16. Ramanathan, S., Chakrapani, V., Ramakrishnan, L., Goswami, P., Yadav, D., Subramanian, T., … Paranjape, R. S. (2013). Consistent condom use with regular, paying, and casual male partners and associated factors among men who have sex with men in Tamil Nadu, India: findings from an assessment of a large-scale HIV prevention program. BMC Public Health, 13, 827. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-827
  17. Ramanathan, S., Chakrapani, V., Ramakrishnan, L., Goswami, P., Yadav, D., George, B., … Paranjape, R. S. (2013). Factors Associated with Use of Latex Condom-Compatible Lubricants by Men Who Have Sex with Men in India: Implications for HIV Prevention. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2013, 7. doi: 10.1155/2013/161085
  18. Chakrapani, V., Kamei, R., Kipgen, H., Kumar Kh, J., (2013). Access to Harm Reduction and HIV-related Treatment Services inside Indian Prisons: Experiences of formerly Incarcerated Injecting Drug Users", International Journal of Prisoner Health, 9(2): 82-91. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17085071
  19. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Singhal, N., Jerajani, J., & Shunmugam, M. (2012). Willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials among men who have sex with men in Chennai and Mumbai, India: a social ecological approach. PLoS One, 7(12), e51080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051080.
  20. Chakrapani, V., Newman P. A., Shunmugam, M., & Dubrow, R. (2011). Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access among kothi-identified men who have sex with men and aravanis (transgender women) in Chennai, India. AIDS Care, 23(12), 1687-1694. doi:10.1080/09540121.2011.582076
  21. Logie, C. H., Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., & Shunmugam, M. (2012). Adapting the minority stress model: associations between gender non-conformity stigma, HIV-related stigma and depression among men who have sex with men in South India. Social Science and Medicine, 74(8), 1261-1268. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.01.008
  22. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., & Dubrow, R. (2011). Social-structural contexts of needle and syringe sharing behaviours of HIV-positive injecting drug users in Manipur, India: a mixed methods investigation. Harm Reduction Journal, 8:9. doi: 10.1186/1477-7517-8-9.
  23. Chakrapani, V., Kershaw, T., Shunmugam, M., Newman, P. A., Cornman, D. H., & Dubrow, R. (2011). Prevalence of and Barriers to Dual-Contraceptive Methods Use among Married Men and Women Living with HIV in India. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011, 8. doi:10.1155/2011/376432
  24. Woodford, M. R., Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Kakinami, L. (2011). Correlates of HIV Testing Uptake among Kothi-Identified Men who have Sex with Men in Public Sex Environments in Chennai, India. AIDS and Behavior, 16(1): 53-62.
  25. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A, Shunmugam, M., Dubrow, R. (2010). Prevalence and Contexts of Inconsistent Condom Use Among Heterosexual Men and Women Living With HIV in India: Implications for Prevention. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 24(1):49-58.
  26. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A, Shunmugam, M., Kurian, A. K, Dubrow, R. (2009). Barriers to Free Antiretroviral Treatment Access for Female Sex Workers in Chennai, India. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(11): 973-980. doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0035.
  27. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A, Shunmugam, M. (2008). Secondary HIV Prevention among Kothi- identified MSM in Chennai, India. Culture, Health & Sexuality,10(4):313-27.
  28. Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., Cook, C, Shunmugam, M, Kakinami, L. (2008). Determinants of Sexual Risk Behavior Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Accessing Public Sex Environments in Chennai, India. Journal of LGBT Health Research, 4(2):81-87.
  29. Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., Cook, C., Shunmugam, M., Kakinami, L. (2008). Correlates of paid sex among men who have sex with men in Chennai, India. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84(6):434-8.
  30. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A, Shunmugam, M., McLuckie, A., Melwin, F. (2007). Structural violence against Kothi-identified men who have sex with men in Chennai, India: A qualitative investigation. AIDS Education and Prevention, 19(4), 346–364.
  31. VanRompay, K.K.A., Madhivanan, P., Rafiq, M., Krupp, K., Chakrapani, V., Selvam, D. (2008). Empowering the people: development of an HIV peer education model for low literacy rural communities in India. Human Resources for Health, 6, 6. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-6-6.
  32. Joyee, A. G., Thyagarajan, S. P., Vikram Reddy, E., Rajendran, P., Venkatesan, C., Ganapathy, M. (2007). Diagnostic utility of serologic markers for genital chlamydial infection in STD patients in Chennai, India. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 55, 777-80.
  33. Joyee, A. G., Thyagarajan, S. P., Vikram Reddy, E., Venkatesan, C., Ganapathy, M. (2005). Genital chlamydial infection in STD patients: Its relation to HIV infection. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 23(1):37-40.
  34. Chakrapani, V., Babu, P., Ebenezer, T. (2004). Hijras in sex work face discrimination in the Indian health-care system. Research for Sex Work, 7, 12-14.
  35. Madhivanan, P., Mothi, S.N., Kumarasamy, N., Yepthomi, T., Venkatesan, C., Lambert, J.S., Solomon, S. (2003). Clinical manifestations of HIV infected children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 70(8), 615-20.
  36. Joyee, A. G., Thyagarajan, S. P., Sowmya, B., Venkatesan, C., Ganapathy, M. (2003). Need for specific & routine strategy for the diagnosis of genital chlamydial infection among patients with sexually transmitted diseases in India. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 18, 152-7.

BOOK CHAPTERS (Selected list)

  1. Chakrapani, V., Newman P. A., & Noronha, E. (in press). Hijras/Transgender Women and Sex Work in India: From Marginalization to Social Protection. In Nuttbrock (Ed.). Transgender Sex Work & Society. New York: Harrington Park Press.
  2. Chakrapani, V. (2016). Sex Change Operation and Feminizing Procedures for Transgender women in India: Current Scenario and Way Forward. In Arvind Narrain and Vinay Chandran (Eds.). Nothing to Fix: Medicalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A Human Rights Resource Book. New Delhi: SAGE Yoda Press. https://www.sagepub.in/books/Book251842
  3. Chakrapani, V., & Kumar, J. Kh. (2009). Drug Control Policies and HIV Prevention and Care among Injection Drug Users in Imphal, India. In D. Wolfe & R. Saucier (Eds.) At What Cost? HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global War on Drugs (pp. 62-76). New York: Open Society Institute - International Harm Reduction Development. Retrieved from http://www.soros.org/sites/default/files/at-what-cost_20090302.pdf

RESEARCH REPORTS AND POLICY BRIEFS (Selected list)

  1. Sheikh, D., Chakrapani, V., & Narrain, A. (2016). Legal gender recognition in India: a legal, policy and practice review. Report commissioned by VHS-India and UNDP.
  2. Narrain, A., Chandran, V., & Chakrapani, V. (2015). Legal and Policy Issues in India related to Proposals for Gender Incongruence in WHO’s ICD-11. Report commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva.
  3. Chakrapani, V., & Bharat, S. (2014). Getting to Zero? A National Survey on HIV-related stigma and discrimination in Urban India. Delhi: UNDP India.

http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/library/hiv_aids/getting-to-zero/

  1. Bharat, S., & Chakrapani, V.  (2014).  Research Compendium -  HIV-related Stigma Research in India: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Recommendations. Delhi: UNDP India.

http://www.in.undp.org/content/dam/india/docs/HIV_and_development/UNDP_StigmaCompendium_final.pdf

  1. Chakrapani, V., Samuel, M., Shunmugam, M., & Sivasubramanian, M. (2013). Modelling the Impact of Stigma on Depression and Sexual Risk Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men and Hijras/Transgender women in India: Implications for HIV and Sexual Health Programmes. Jointly published by Madras Christian College, the Humsafar Trust & C-SHaRP, with support from ICMR. http://www.c-sharp.in/research_policy/Download/Stigma_Study_2013.pdf
  2. Chakrapani, V. (2012). Barriers to and Opportunities for Uptake of HIV testing and Antiretroviral Treatment among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in the Context of Targeted Interventions. New Delhi: UNODC. http://www.unodc.org/documents/southasia//publications/research-studies/Diagnostic_Study_ART.pdf
  3. Chakrapani, V. (2012). Access to comprehensive package of services for injecting drug users and their female sex partners Identification and ranking of barriers in Northeast India. A mixed methods study. New Delhi: UNODC.

www.unodc.org/documents/southasia//publications/research-studies/NE_final_for_web_02-07-12.pdf

  1. Chakrapani, V. (2009). Continuum of Care for Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), including IDUs living with HIV, in Imphal city, Manipur: Current Situation, Needs and Gaps. A Mixed Methods Study. New Delhi: PFI.
  2. Chakrapani, V. & Narrain, A. (2012). Legal recognition of gender identity of transgender people in India: Current situation and potential options. New Delhi: UNDP India.

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/india/docs/HIV_and_development/legal-recognition-of-gender-  identity-of-transgender-people-in-in.pdf.

  1. Chakrapani, V. (2012). The Case of Tamil Nadu Transgender Welfare Board: Insights for Developing Practical Models of Social Protection Programmes for Transgender People in India. New Delhi: UNDP India.

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/india/docs/HIV_and_development/the-case-of-tamil-nadu-transgender-welfare-board--insights-for-d.pdf

  1. Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., Dhanikachalam, D. (2011). Women partners of men who have sex with men in India. India ‘MSM situation paper’ series – Technical Brief 2. DFID AIDS Technical Assistance Support Team for National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), India.
  2. Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., Dhanikachalam, D. (2011). Sexual violence against men who have sex with men in India: Intersections with HIV. India ‘MSM situation paper’ series – Technical Brief 3. DFID AIDS Technical Assistance Support Team for National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), India.
  3. Boyce, P., Chakrapani, V., Dhanikachalam, D. (2011). Hard-to-reach men who have sex with men in India: Recommendations for HIV prevention. India ‘MSM situation paper’ series – Technical Brief 1. DFID AIDS Technical Assistance Support Team for National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), India.
  4. Chakrapani, V. (2011). Health Policies and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of People Living with HIV and Sexual Minorities in Orissa and West Bengal. Chennai: SAATHII.
  5. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A. (2010). HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in South-East Asia: The current situation and national responses. WHO-SEARO, ISBN 978-92-9022-381. http://apps.searo.who.int/PDS_DOCS/B4568.pdf?ua=1
  6. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Logie, C., Newman, P. A. (2010). Access and Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment for Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in Imphal, India: Barriers & Facilitators. A mixed methods study. Indian Network for People living with HIV, India.
  7. Chakrapani, V., & Abraham, K. K. (2010). “If we involve, will they contribute?”: Involvement of people living with HIV in policy and program decision-making. A qualitative situation assessment of ‘Greater involvement of People living with and affected by HIV/AIDS’ (GIPA) in five Indian states. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV, India.
  8. Chakrapani, V, Shunmugam, M., Logie, C., Newman, P. A. (2010). Access and Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment: Barriers & Facilitators. A mixed methods study conducted among people with TB - including people living with HIV (PLHIV) and injecting drug users (IDUs) – in Imphal and Erode, India. Research brief. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV, India.
  9. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Michael, S., Velayudham, J., & Newman, P. A. (2008). Barriers to HIV Antibody Testing among People at risk in Chennai, India. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV & Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations (APCASO), Malaysia.
  10. Chakrapani, V., Mehta, S., Buggineni, P., Barr, F. (2008) Sexual and Reproductive Health of Males-at-risk in India: Service Needs, Gaps, and Barriers. New Delhi: India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
  11. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Dubrow, R. (2008, November). Policy brief: Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for marginalized groups in India: policy and programmatic implications to ensure equity. Indian Network for People Living with HIV.
  12. Chakrapani, V., Velayudham, J., Michael, S., Shunmugam, M. (2008). Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for injecting drug users in Chennai, India. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV.
  13. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Michael, S. (2008). Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in Chennai, India. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV.
  14. Chakrapani, V., Shanmugam, M., Michael, S., Dubrow, R. (2008). Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for female sex workers in Chennai, India. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV.
  15. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Mhaprolkar, H., Kavi, A. R. (2007). Sexual and Social Networks of MSM and Hijras in India: A qualitative study. Mumbai: The Humsafar Trust.
  16. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Newman, P. A, Dubrow, R., Satpathy, A., Kurian, A. K. (2007). Sexual and Reproductive Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS in India: A Mixed Methods Study. Chennai: Indian Network for People living with HIV.
  17. Chakrapani, V., Mhaprolkar, H., Basu, J., Kavi, A. R. (2007). Dynamics of men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras in Maharashtra: A qualitative study on sexual networks and vulnerability. Mumbai:  The Humsafar Trust. Report commissioned by the AVERT Society/USAID, Maharashtra, India.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIUMS (Selected list)

  1. Chakrapani, V., Kaur, M., Mittal, S., Kumar, R. (2017, February). Relationships between public stigma, internalised stigma and sexual risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chandigarh: Qualitative research findings. AIDSCON-6 by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society, February 3 & 4, 2017, Chandigarh, India.
  2. Chakrapani, V. (2016, November). Access to Health Care for Transgender People in India. People’s inquiry: National Consultation on the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and Allied Legislations, November 3 & 4, 2016. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  3. Chakrapani, V. (September 2015). Acceptability of new HIV prevention technologies among MSM in India: Implications for combination HIV prevention. 39th National Conference of IASSTD & AIDS, ASTICON-2015, Coimbatore, India.
  4. Chakrapani, V. (2013, November). Health system barriers faced by Indian transgender people in accessing HIV/STI prevention and treatment services, and What can be done. Oral presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.
  5. Chakrapani, V. (2013, July). Influence of HIV-related and Sexual Minority Stigma on Mental Health and Sexual Risk Behaviors of MSM and Transgender people in India. 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://pag.ias2013.org/session.aspx?s=71#3
  6. Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., Dhanikachalam, D., Manila, N.R. (2012). Women partners of men who have sex with men (MSM) in India: preventing HIV transmission and promoting early HIV diagnosis and treatment. http://pag.aids2012.org/Abstracts.aspx?SID=238&AID=12147
  7. Chakrapani, V. (2011, May). HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Hijras (transgender people) in India: Current Situation and National Responses. Invited presentation for the Visiting International Scholar Seminar at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on HIV/AIDS (CIRA) at the Yale University. http://cira.med.yale.edu/bulletin/Archives/04_26_11.html
  8. Chakrapani, V. (2011, March). Conceptualising and measuring stigma and its impact on MSM/Hijras in India: Adapted Minority Stress Model. Invited presentation at the national seminar on Stigma and HIV at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India.
  9. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M, Newman, P A. (2009). HIV Social Research among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Hijras/Transwomen in India: Current Status and Way forward. First National Consultation on HIV and Social Research. Mumbai, India.
  10. Chakrapani, V. (2009, August). Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention. Presentation at the satellite meeting in the 9th ICAAP, Bali, Indonesia.
  11. Chakrapani, V. (2008, August). Development of Positive Prevention in India. International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.
  12. Chakrapani, V., Velayudham, J. (2008, January). Whether ICD-10/DSM-IV diagnostic guidelines and WPATH treatment guidelines on ‘Gender Identity Disorders’ (GID) are relevant to India?: Discussion on the need for ‘India-specific’ guidelines for GID. 8th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatrists Society, Kolkata, India.
  13. Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M, Newman, PA, Dubrow, R. (2008, January). Contextual influences behind risky drug-use practices among HIV-positive IDUs in Manipur, India. First Asian Consultation on the Prevention of HIV related to Drug Use. Goa.
  14. Chakrapani, V., Nukella, PB, Verghese, M. (2007, August). Understanding Support Group Meetings of People living with HIV and AIDS PLHA): A Qualitative study. 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSH), Hyderabad, India.
  15. Chakrapani, V. (2006, November). Providing competent and quality VCT services to MSM and Transgender populations in India: Progress and Challenges? Consultation on Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Communities - organized by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), Delhi, India.

Co-chaired Oral Abstract Sessions in International AIDS Conferences:

  • Co-chaired the session 'Stigma: Contexts, Intersections and Responses'. Oral Abstract Session: Track D. 20th International AIDS conference, Melbourne, 2014.Chairs: Li, United States; Venkatesan Chakrapani, India. http://pag.aids2014.org/Session.aspx?s=1111
  • Co-chaired the session 'Bad Manners at the Bedside: Stigma and Discrimination in Health Care Settings'. THAD01 Oral Abstract Session. International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, July 2012. Co-Chairs: Venkatesan Chakrapani, India; Jessie Mbwambo, Tanzania. http://pag.aids2012.org/session.aspx?s=241

TRAINING MANUALS (Selected list)

  1. Chakrapani, V. (2010). Positive living for men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras/Transgender people. Commissioned by India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
  2. Chakrapani, V. (2007). A crash course for counselors in voluntary [HIV] testing and counseling centres. Prevention Counseling for People living with HIV. Commissioned by AsiaPacific Council for AIDS Service Organisations (APCASO).
  3. Chakrapani, V. (2005). Understanding men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras & Providing HIV/STI risk reduction information. Basic Training for Clinicians & Counselors in Sexual health/STI/HIV. Trainers (TOT) manual.
  4. Chakrapani, V. (2005). Understanding MSM and Hijras & Providing HIV/STI risk reduction information. Handbook for STI/HIV and Sexual Health Care Providers. Participant Handbook.
  5. Chakrapani, V. (2005). Providing quality sexual health care to MSM/Hijras in India. Clinical Manual.

The last three manuals were prepared under the FLD fellowship of the John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation, India. (See www.indianLGBThealth.info)