Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2007 - November 2015
Principal Investigator: Ompad, Danielle

Drug use is a major risk factor for HIV, and identifying factors that promote sustained cessation can be critical to enhancing HIV prevention and treatment efforts. The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with sustained heroin cessation among persons with a prior history of chronic heroin use within economically disadvantaged, predominantly racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods in New York City. Data from this study will help in the development of improved interventions for promoting sustained cessation from opiate use.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Ompad DC, Benjamin EO, Weiss L, Palamar JJ, Galea S, Wang J, Vlahov D (2015).
The CHANGE Study: Methods and sample description for a cross-sectional study of heroin cessation in New York City
Journal of Urban Health, 92 (5), 955-965. doi: 10.1007/s11524-015-9973-0. PMCID: PMC4608942.