Project dates: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Beginning in 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 25 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) to implement a behavioral surveillance system for people who inject drugs. A sample of 500 PWID were recruited New York City to assess HIV prevalence and the frequency and correlates of injection and sexual risk behaviors, HIV and HCV testing history, and use of HIV prevention services. The results from the study helped in the development of prevention education programs, service initiatives and targeting resources to underserved PWID communities.
Continuing HIV risk in New York City injection drug users: The association of syringe source and syringe sharing
Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2-3), 192-200. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2011.521467.