ResearchProjects

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
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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
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.