International conference abstracts co-authored by C-SHaRP investigators  
(Venkatesan Chakrapani and Murali Shunmugam)

     
  • 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.

     
         
  • 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.

     
         
    Divya Ravi, Vijayalakshmi Loganathan , Ruban Nelson, Chakrapani, V. (June 2015). Oral presentation at 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, June 28-30, 2015, Miami. [Download PDF]
         
    Chakrapani, V., Mittal, S., Gupta, V., Rajesh Kumar. (February 2015). HIV care cascade for key populations in ChandigarhAIDSCON-5, Chandigarh.  
         
    Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Shunmugam, M., Mengle, S. (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.  

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Newman, P.A., Mengle, S., Shinde, D., Dakshinamoorthy, D.K., Nelson, R., & Shunmugam, M. (2014, July). Mental models of placebo and vaccine-induced seropositivity among MSM in India: implications for interventions to counter preventive misconception among prospective HIV vaccine trial participants. Poster presentation at the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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    Aryal, M., Samuel, M., Shah, B., Shunmugam, M., & Chakrapani, V. (2014, July). Extent of stigma, discrimination and violence faced by metis (male-to-female transgender people) in Nepal: implications for HIV prevention and care. Poster presentation at the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

     

     

     

    Subramanian, T., Mehendale, S., Dhingra, N., Chakrapani, V., Selvaraj, E., Noronha, E., & Narang, A. (2014, July). Mapping and size estimation of male-to-female transgender community in 17 states of India: First level findings at the country level. Oral poster discussion at the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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    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.

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    Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Nelson, R., & Newman, P. A.  (2013, November).  Assessment of a four-item tool to measure discrimination faced by MSM from health care providers. E-poster discussion at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Chakrapani, V., Logie, C. H., Shunmugam, M., & Newman, P. A.  (2013, November).  Assessment of ‘Transgender identity stigma’ scale among Indian male-to-female transgender people. E-poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Shunmugam, M., Nelson, R., Singhal, N., Chakrapani, V., & Newman, P.A.  (2013, November).  Associations between HIV-related stigma, sexual risk and alcohol use among MSM in India.   E-poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Chakrapani, V., Newman, P.A., Singhal, N., Jerajani, J., & Shunmugam, M. (2013, November).  Mental Models of HIV Vaccines and Clinical Trials among High  Risk Men who have Sex with Men in India. E-poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Eswarlal, A., Chawla, U., Narang, A., & Bharat, S. (2013, November). Critical Review of HIV-related Stigma Literature in India: Insights and Recommendations. E-poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Chakrapani, V., Narrain, A., & Noronha, E. (2103, November). Legal recognition of gender identity of male-to-female trans people in India: Community perspectives. E-poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    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. Retrieved from http://pag.ias2013.org/session.aspx?s=71#3

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    Chakrapani, V., Shanmugam, M., Sivasubramanian, M., Samuel, M., Carmen, L., Newman, P. A., Dhall, P., & Syed, J. (2013, July). Influence of sexual minority stigma and HIV-related stigma on mental health: testing the minority stress model among men who have sex with men in India. Poster presented at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Chakrapani, V., Shanmugam, M., Sivasubramanian, M., Samuel, M., Carmen, L., Newman, P. A., Karmakar, S.R., & Syed, J. (2013, July). Influence of transgender identity stigma and HIV-related stigma on mental health: testing the minority stress model among hijras/transgender women in India. Poster presented at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Shanmugam, M., McInnis, M., Nelson, R., Chakrapani, V., & Kershaw, T. (2013, July).Characteristics and sexual risk behaviours of men who have sex with men (MSM) who use cell phones and Internet to seek male sexual partners in Chennai, India. Poster presented at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., Dhanikachalam, D., & Manila, N. R. (2012, July). Women partners of men who have sex with men (MSM) in India: preventing HIV transmission and promoting early HIV diagnosis and treatment. Paper presented at XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. Retrieved from http://pag.aids2012.org/Abstracts.aspx?SID=238&AID=12147

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Boyce, P., & Dhanikachalam, D. (2012, July).  Intersections between sexual violence and HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) in India: Prevention and impact mitigation of sexual violence. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA.

     

     

    Boyce, P., Chakrapani, V., Dhanikachalam, D., Manilal, N. R., & Dhingra, N. (2012, July). Hard-to-reach men who have sex with men (MSM) in India: Sexual subjectivities and the social construction of HIV prevention – findings and recommendations from community-based research. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. 

     

     

    Shunmugam, M., Sivasubramanian, M., Roy Karmakar, S., Samuel, M., & Chakrapani, V. (2012, July). Extent of alcohol use and its association with inconsistent condom use among hijras/transgender (male-to-female) people in India: survey findings from urban and rural sites in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. 

     

     

    Logie, C., Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V., & Shunmugam, M. (2012, July). Sexual stigma, HIV-related stigma and sexual risk behaviour among men who have sex with men in south India. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. 

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Newman, P. A., Jerajani, J., Shanmugam, M., & Singhal, N. (2012, September). A social ecological model of willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials among men who have sex with men in Chennai and Mumbai, India. Poster presented at the AIDS Vaccine 2012 Conference, Boston. 

     

     

    Carmen, L., Newman, P. A., Chakrapani, V. (2012, January). The Influence of HIV-Related Stigma and Sexual Stigma On Sexual Risk Behaviour Among Men Who Have Sex with Men In South India: Implications for Social Work Practice and Research. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 16th Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA.

     

     

    Newman, P. A.,  Lindegger, G., Chakrapani, V., Tepjan, S., Logie, C., Essack, Z., Koen, J., Roungprakhon, S., Shunmugam, M., & Yim, S. (2012, January). Social and Ethical Challenges of Community Engagement In International HIV Prevention Trials: An Embedded, Exploratory Multiple Case Study In India, South Africa, Thailand and Canada. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 16th Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA.

     

     

     

    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. Retrieved from http://cira.med.yale.edu/bulletin/Archives/04_26_11.html

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Shanmugam, M., Logie, C., Newman, P. A., Kumar, S. K. J., & Kipgen, N. (2010). Access and adherence to tuberculosis treatment among IDUs living with HIV in Manipur, Northeast India: a mixed methods study. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., & Abraham, K. K. (2010). Greater involvement of people living with HIV in decision-making processes in five Indian states. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Kurian, Abraham, K. K., Newman, P. A., & Dubrow, R. (2009, August). Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and Transwomen in Chennai, India. Poster presented at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Bali, Indonesia.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Kamei, R., Kipgen, H., & Nukella, P. B. (2009). Need to ensure continuum among harm reduction & drug-dependence-treatment services for IDUs in India. Poster presented at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia.

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V. (2009, August). Positive health, dignity and prevention. Presentation at the satellite meeting in the 9th ICAAP, Bali, Indonesia.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V. (2008, August). Development of positive prevention in India. International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

    Chakrapani, V., Shunmugam, M., Newman, P. A., & 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.

     

     

     

  • Chakrapani, V., Nukella, P. B., & 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.

     

     

     

     

    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 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