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Research Output

2020

Treading lightly: Finding the best way to use public health surveillance of hepatitis C diagnoses to increase access to cure

Stoové, M., Wallace, J., Higgs, P., Pedrana, A., Goutzamanis, S., Latham, N., Scott, N., Treloar, C., Crawford, S., Doyle, J. & Hellard, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 75, 2 p., 102596.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

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2019

Community-based, point-of-care hepatitis C testing: perspectives and preferences of people who inject drugs

Latham, N. H., Pedrana, A., Doyle, J. S., Howell, J., Williams, B., Higgs, P., Thompson, A. J. & Hellard, M. E., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 26, 7, p. 919-922 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Five-year Changes in Methamphetamine Use, Dependence, and Remission in a Community-recruited Cohort

Lanyon, C., Nambiar, D., Higgs, P., Dietze, P. & Quinn, B., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Addiction Medicine. 13, 2, p. 159-165 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Hepatitis C risk perceptions and attitudes towards reinfection among HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men in Melbourne, Australia

Schroeder, S. E., Higgs, P., Winter, R., Brown, G., Pedrana, A., Hellard, M., Doyle, J. & Stoové, M., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of the International AIDS Society. 22, 5, 7 p., e25288.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Reducing alcohol-related harm in people recently treated for hepatitis C

Hermosa, S., Goutzamanis, S., Doyle, J. & Higgs, P., 14 Jun 2019, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 25, 2, p. 193-194 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2018

Community-based provision of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C: study protocol and challenges of a randomized controlled trial

Wade, A. J., Doyle, J. S., Gane, E., Stedman, C., Draper, B., Iser, D., Roberts, S. K., Kemp, W., Petrie, D., Scott, N., Higgs, P., Agius, P. A., Roney, J., Stothers, L., Thompson, A. J. & Hellard, M. E., 16 Jul 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 9 p., 383.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Experiences of liver health related uncertainty and self-reported stress among people who inject drugs living with hepatitis C virus: A qualitative study

on behalf of the TAP study group, 2 Apr 2018, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 18, 1, 8 p., 151.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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3 Citations (Scopus)
2017

"Just not all ice users do that": Investigating perceptions and potential harms of Australia's Ice Destroys Lives campaign in two studies

Douglass, C. H., Early, E. C., Wright, C. J. C., Palmer, A., Higgs, P., Quinn, B., Dietze, P. M. & Lim, M. S. C., 14 Jul 2017, In : Harm Reduction Journal. 14, 1, 8 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Longitudinal changes in personal wellbeing in a cohort of people who inject drugs

Scott, N., Carrotte, E. R., Higgs, P., Stoové, M. A., Aitken, C. K. & Dietze, P. M., 1 May 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 5, 12 p., e0178474.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)

New hepatitis C antiviral treatments eliminate the virus

Doyle, J. S., Thompson, A. J., Higgs, P., Stoove, M., Dietze, P. M. & Hellard, M. E., 22 Jul 2017, In : The Lancet. p. 358-359 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

The role of respect in interactions with police among substance-using African refugee young people in Melbourne, Australia

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P., Cogger, S. & Dietze, P., 3 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 15, 2, p. 185-204 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

“We Might Get Some Free Beers”: Experience and Motivation for Transactional Sex Among Behaviorally Bisexual Men in Vientiane, Laos

Bowring, A. L., Pasomsouk, N., Hughes, C., van Gemert, C., Higgs, P., Sychareun, V., Hellard, M. & Power, R., 1 May 2017, In : Archives of Sexual Behavior. 46, 4, p. 1047-1059 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Age-related differences in patterns of criminal activity among a large sample of polydrug injectors in Australia

Horyniak, D., Dietze, P., Degenhardt, L., Agius, P., Higgs, P., Bruno, R., Alati, R. & Burns, L., 2 Jan 2016, In : Journal of Substance Use. 21, 1, p. 48-56 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Direct-acting antiviral treatment for HCV

Goutzamanis, S., Doyle, J., Thompson, A., Hellard, M. & Higgs, P., 1 Dec 2016, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 16, 12, p. 1325-1326 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Field engagement further facilitates hepatitis B vaccination completion: Letter in response to: Day et al. (in press)

Higgs, P., Doyle, J., Luppi, J., Dietze, P. & Hellard, M., 1 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Virology. 82, p. 64-65 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

It stops with us: Peer responses increase availability of sterile injecting equipment

Higgs, P., Cogger, S., Kelsall, J., Gavin, N., Elmore, K., Francis, P. & Dietze, P., 1 Mar 2016, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 29, p. 96-97 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Longitudinal changes in psychological distress in a cohort of people who inject drugs in Melbourne, Australia

Scott, N., Carrotte, E. R., Higgs, P., Cogger, S., Stoové, M. A., Aitken, C. K. & Dietze, P. M., 1 Nov 2016, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 168, p. 140-146 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

The introduction of CCTV and associated changes in heroin purchase and injection settings in Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Scott, N., Higgs, P., Caulkins, J. P., Aitken, C., Cogger, S. & Dietze, P., 1 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Criminology. 12, 2, p. 265-275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2015

Factors influencing access to sexual health care among behaviorally bisexual men in Vientiane, Laos: a qualitative exploration

Bowring, A. L., Pasomsouk, N., Higgs, P. G., Sychareun, V., Hellard, M. E. & Power, R., 2015, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 27, 8, p. 820 - 834 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Going tobacco free in Australian prisons – increasing tattooing harm?

Treloar, C., Baldry, E., Higgs, P., Dietze, P., Stoove, M. & Lloyd, A., 2015, In : International Journal of Prisoner Health. 11, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Hepatitis C transmission and treatment as prevention - The role of the injecting network

Hellard, M., McBryde, E., Sacks Davis, R., Rolls, D. A., Higgs, P., Aitken, C., Thompson, A., Doyle, J., Pattison, P. & Robins, G., 1 Oct 2015, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 10, p. 958-962 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateResearchpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

How "hidden" are unobserved networks among people who inject drugs?

Higgs, P., Sacks-Davis, R., Aitken, C. & Hellard, M., 1 Jun 2015, In : American Journal of Public Health. 105, 6, p. e3

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Oral health-related quality of life among an Australian sample of people who inject drugs

Truong, A., Higgs, P. G., Cogger, S., Jamieson, L., Burns, L. & Dietze, P. M., 2015, In : Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 75, 3, p. 218 - 224 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Detection of HCV-specific IFN-gamma responses in HCV antibody and HCV RNA negative injecting drug users

Flynn, J. K., Sacks-Davis, R., Higgs, P. G., Aitken, C. K., Moneer, S., Suppiah, V., Tracy, S. L., Ffrench, R. A., Bowden, S., Drummer, H. E., George, J., Bharadwaj, M. & Hellard, M. E., 2014, In : Hepatitis Monthly. 14, 1 (Art. ID: e14678), p. 1 - 14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Does informing people who inject drugs of their hepatitis C status influence their injecting behaviour? Analysis of the Networks II study

Aspinall, E. J., Weir, A., Sacks-Davis, R., Spelman, T. D., Grebely, J., Higgs, P., Hutchinson, S. & Hellard, M. E., 2014, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 25, 1, p. 179 - 182 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)

Experiences of and attitudes toward injecting drug use among marginalized african migrant and refugee youth in Melbourne, Australia

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P. G., Cogger, S., Dietze, P. M., Bofu, T. & Seid, G., 2014, In : Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 13, 4, p. 405 - 429 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Further research required to determine unique factors associated with dental care access among deprived populations

Truong, A., Higgs, P. G., Cogger, S. & Dietze, P. M., 2014, In : Public Health. 128, 12, p. 1131 - 1133 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The impact of injecting networks on hepatitis C transmission and treatment in people who inject drugs

Hellard, M., Rolls, D. A., Sacks-Davis, R., Robins, G., Pattison, P., Higgs, P., Aitken, C. & McBryde, E., 1 Dec 2014, In : Hepatology. 60, 6, p. 1861-1870 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

88 Citations (Scopus)
2013

A cross-sectional study of emergency department visits by people who inject drugs

Aitken, C. K., Kerr, T., Hickman, M., Stoove, M., Higgs, P. G. & Dietze, P. M., 2013, In : Emergency Medicine Journal. 30, 5, p. 421 - 422 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

A response to: Self-reported and actual hepatitis C virus infection status

O'Keefe, D., Aitken, C., Higgs, P. & Dietze, P., Jan 2013, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 32, 1, p. 107 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Concordance between self-reported and actual hepatitis C virus infection status in a cohort of people who inject drugs

O'Keefe, D., Aitken, C. K., Higgs, P. G. & Dietze, P. M., 2013, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 32, 2, p. 208 - 210 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing the Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study (MIX): rationale, methods, and baseline and twelve-month follow-up results

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P., Jenkinson, R. A., Degenhardt, L., Stoove, M., Kerr, T., Hickman, M., Aitken, C. K. & Dietze, P. M., 2013, In : Harm Reduction Journal. 10, 1, p. 1 - 14 14 p., 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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55 Citations (Scopus)

High rates of hepatitis C virus reinfection and spontaneous clearance of reinfection in people who inject drugs: a prospective cohort study

Sacks-Davis, R., Aitken, C. K., Higgs, P., Spelman, T. D., Pedrana, A., Bowden, S., Bharadwaj, M., Nivarthi, U. K., Suppiah, V., George, J., Grebely, J., Drummer, H. E. & Hellard, M. E., 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 11, 12 p., e80216.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Preventing hepatitis C virus transmission among young people in the justice system

Lenton, E. D., Aitken, C. K., White, B., Higgs, P. & Hellard, M., 2013, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 35, 5, p. 834 - 836 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The relationship between age and risky injecting behaviours among a sample of Australian people who inject drugs

Horyniak, D., Dietze, P. M., Degenhardt, L., Higgs, P. G., McIlwraith, F., Alati, R., Bruno, R., Lenton, S. & Burns, L., 2013, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 132, 3, p. 541 - 546 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Hepatitis C virus phylogenetic clustering is associated with the social-injecting network in a cohort of people who inject drugs

Sacks-Davis, R., Daraganova, G., Aitken, C. K., Higgs, P., Tracy, L., Bowden, S., Jenkinson, R. A., Rolls, D., Pattison, P., Robins, G., Grebely, J., Barry, A. & Hellard, M. E., 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 10, 15 p., e47335.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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48 Citations (Scopus)

Injecting drug use and related health behaviours in a small case series of East African migrants in Melbourne

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P., Degenhardt, L., Cogger, S., Power, R. & Dietze, P., Dec 2012, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 36, 6, p. 586-587 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling antiviral treatment to prevent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Victoria, Australia

Hellard, M., Jenkinson, R., Higgs, P., Stoove, M., Sacks-Davis, R., Gold, J., Hickman, M., Vickerman, P. T. & Martin, N., 2012, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 196, 10, p. 638 - 641 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

46 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of khat use on East African communities in Melbourne: A preliminary investigation

Feigin, A., Higgs, P., Hellard, M. & Dietze, P., 2012, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 31, 3, p. 288 - 293 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Barriers to receiving hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs: Myths and evidence

Higgs, P. G., Sacks-Davis, R., Gold, J. & Hellard, M., 2011, In : Hepatitis Monthly. 11, 7, p. 513 - 518 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
2010

An evaluation of a heroin overdose prevention and education campaign

Horyniak, D., Higgs, P. G., Lewis, J., Winter, R., Dietze, P. M. & Aitken, C. K., 2010, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 29, 1, p. 5 - 11 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Australians living with and managing hepatitis C

O'Brien, A. P., Cross, W. M., Higgs, P., Munro, I., Bloomer, M. & Chou, K-R., 2010, In : Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 31, 8, p. 520 - 524 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Further research required to determine link between khat consumption and driver impairment.

Feigin, A., Higgs, P., Hellard, M. & Dietze, P. M., 2010, In : Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 88, 6, p. 480 - 480 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

3 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Heroin-gel capsule cocktails and groin injecting practices among ethnic Vietnamese in Melbourne, Australia

Higgs, P. G., Dwyer, R., Duong, D., Thach, M. L., Hellard, M., Power, R. & Maher, L., 2009, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 20, 4, p. 340 - 346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Limits to Relying on Expert Information: The Delphi Technique in a Study of Ethnic Vietnamese Injection Drug Users in Melbourne, Australia

Nguyen, O., Higgs, P. & Hellard, M., 2009, In : Social Work in Public Health. 24, p. 371 - 379 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Qualitative evaluation of a peer-based needle syringe programme in Vietnam

Ngo, A. D., Schmich, L., Higgs, P. G. & Fischer, A., 2009, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 20, 2, p. 179 - 182 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)