Project dates: March 2006 - January 2008
Beginning in 2006, the CDC funded 21 U.S. cities to implement a behavioral surveillance system for heterosexuals at high risk for HIV (HET). A sample of 750 HET participants was recruited in New York City, and administered a risk behavior interview and HIV testing. The results from the surveys guided the development of prevention education programs and allocation of resources to address the high prevalence observed in the study (approximately 10%).
Reciprocal sex partner concurrency and STDs among heterosexuals at high-risk of HIV infection
Journal of Urban Health, 90 (5), 902-914. doi: 10.1007/s11524-012-9727-1. PMCID: PMC3795189.
Jenness SM, Begier EM, Neaigus A, Murrill CS, Wendel T, Hagan H (2011).
Unprotected anal intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases in high-risk heterosexual women
American Journal of Public Health, 101 (4), 745-750. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.181883. PMCID: PMC3052332.
Jenness SM, Kobrak P, Wendel T, Neaigus A, Murrill CS, Hagan H (2011).
Patterns of exchange sex and HIV infection in high-risk heterosexual men and women
Journal of Urban Health, 88 (2), 329-341. doi: 10.1007/s11524-010-9534-5. PMCID: PMC3079035.
Hagan H, Jenness SM, Wendel T, Murrill C, Neaigus A, Gelpi-Acosta C (2010).
Herpes simplex virus type 2 associated with HIV infection among New York heterosexuals living in high-risk areas
International Journal of STD and AIDS, 21 (8), 580-583. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2010.010137.
Jenness SM, Neaigus A, Hagan H, Murrill CS, Wendel T (2010).
Heterosexual HIV and sexual partnerships between injection drug users and noninjection drug users
AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 24 (3), 175-181. doi: 10.1089/apc.2009.0227.
Jenness SM, Murrill CS, Liu KL, Wendel T, Begier E, Hagan H (2009).
Missed opportunities for HIV testing among high-risk heterosexuals
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 36 (11), 704-710. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181ab375d.