HIV, HCV, STI, OD and Other Risks Associated with Hard Drug Use Among Young Drug Users in St. Petersburg, Russia
Funded by: Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
Project dates: February 2016 - December 2017
Principal Investigator: Friedman, Sam
Principal Investigator: Meylakhs, Peter

This study assessed recruitment and sampling feasibility among young drug users using respondent driven sampling (RDS) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The study also documented drug use patterns and HIV risk associated with drug use.

Related Publications
Meylakhs P, Friedman SR, Meylakhs A, Mateu-Gelabert P, Ompad DC, Alieva A, Dmitrieva A (2019).
A new generation of drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia? HIV, HCV, and overdose risks in a mixed-methods pilot study of young hard drug users
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (12), 3350-3365. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02489-6. PMCID: PMC6788941.

Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Quinn K, Meylakhs P, Campos S, Meylakhs A, Berbesi D, Toro-Tobon D, Goodbody E, Ompad DC, Friedman SR (2018).
Young drug users: A vulnerable population and an underutilized resource in HIV/HCV prevention
Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 15 (4), 324-335. doi: 10.1007/s11904-018-0406-z. PMCID: PMC6309604.