Comparison of HIV risk by duration of injection drug use

David Vlahov, Danielle C Ompad, Crystal M Fuller, Vijay Nandi

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Abstract

Early studies documented an inverse association between the HIV risk and duration of injection among injection drug users (IDUs). Results from subsequent studies have been inconsistent. To examine this issue, we conducted interviews with 395 street-recruited active IDUs from 38 neighborhoods in New York City during 2005 and 2008. We observed no significant differences in drug or risky sex behaviors by duration of drug use among these IDUs. Despite this, continuing to tailor HIV prevention programs for these recent-onset IDUs is prudent. The study's limitations are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume46
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • adolescent and young adults
  • epidemiology
  • HIV
  • injection
  • substance use

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
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Comparison of HIV risk by duration of injection drug use. / Vlahov, David; C Ompad, Danielle; M Fuller, Crystal; Nandi, Vijay.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 46, No. 2-3, 10.01.2011, p. 181-191.

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Vlahov, D, C Ompad, D, M Fuller, C & Nandi, V 2011, 'Comparison of HIV risk by duration of injection drug use', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 46, no. 2-3, pp. 181-191. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2011.521466
Vlahov, David ; C Ompad, Danielle ; M Fuller, Crystal ; Nandi, Vijay. / Comparison of HIV risk by duration of injection drug use. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2011 ; Vol. 46, No. 2-3. pp. 181-191.
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