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Duncan, D. T., Palamar, J. J., et al. (2014). Perceived neighborhood illicit drug selling, peer illicit drug disapproval and illicit drug use among U.S. high school seniors. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Duncan, D. T., et al. (2014). Examination of spatial polygamy among young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in New York City: The P18 cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
 



Read the press release for a new article by Dr. David Perlman, director of the Infectious Diseases and Biomedical Core, "Perceptions of Genetic Testing and Genomic Medicine Among Drug Users", which was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The abstract is available on the International Journal of Drug Policy website.

 

 

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Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, director of the Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core was elected by the Board of Directors of the Latino Commission on AIDS to be a part of its board. Read more in the press release from the Latino Commission on AIDS. 

 

 

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Read the press release for a new article by Dr. Sherry Deren, director of CDUHR, "Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Puerto Rican People Who Inject Drug: The Need for a Multiregion Approach", which was published in the American Journal of Public Health. The abstract for the article is available on the AJPH site.

 

 

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NIDA featured Dr. Ian Aronson's article in their news section: Short Video Increases HIV Testing in Emergency Department Patients Who Initially Declined.  Read the abstract for the article, which was published in AIDS and Behavior.

 

 

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Findings from Dr. Joseph Palamar's study were featured in the current issue of Newsweek: Is Teen Drinking Worse Than Teen Marijuana Use? See the abstract for the article, which was published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The study was also covered by CBS News in Alcohol, Marijuana Bad for Teens in Different Ways, the Washington Post Teens Who Smoke Weed Daily are 60% Less Likely to Complete High School Than Those Who Never Use and Reuters Teens See Different Consequences from Alcohol and Pot.

 

 
Fact Sheets

Alcohol & Marijuana Use - Adverse Psychosocial Outcome and Impact of Marijuana Legalization Among High School Seniors

Overall, adverse outcomes associated with alcohol and marijuana use tended to increase as the frequency of use increased, and there were differences by sex, race and ethnicity. Further research is needed to determine how rates of use change in light of rapidly changing policies. See more in our new fact sheet.

Herpes-2 Drives HIV Infection Among Non-Injection Drug Users in NYC

Findings clearly indicate that interventions to reduce the transmission of HIV due to HSV-2 infection are needed. A combination prevention program would be more effective including: PrEP, social marketing to encourage condom use and drug treatment programs.  Read more about this study in our new fact sheet.

A complete list of all CDUHR factsheets are available here.