Patricia M Spittal

Summary

Affiliation: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc In the face of war: examining sexual vulnerabilities of Acholi adolescent girls living in displacement camps in conflict-affected Northern Uganda
    Sheetal H Patel
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:38. 2012
  2. pmc The Cedar Project: high incidence of HCV infections in a longitudinal study of young Aboriginal people who use drugs in two Canadian cities
    Patricia M Spittal
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:632. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The Cedar Project: a comparison of HIV-related vulnerabilities amongst young Aboriginal women surviving drug use and sex work in two Canadian cities
    Azar Mehrabadi
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 608 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Int J Drug Policy 19:159-68. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The Cedar Project: historical trauma, sexual abuse and HIV risk among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities
    - Cedar Project Partnership
    Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:2185-94. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint The future face of coinfection: prevalence and incidence of HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection among young injection drug users
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, and Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:743-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks among high-risk youth in Vancouver demands a public health response
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 96:107-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The Cedar Project: correlates of attempted suicide among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities
    Akm Moniruzzaman
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 68:261-73. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The Cedar project: prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among young Aboriginal people who use drugs in two Canadian cities
    Patricia M Spittal
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 66:226-40. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Binge drug use independently predicts HIV seroconversion among injection drug users: implications for public health strategies
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 41:199-210. 2006
  10. pmc Displacement of Canada's largest public illicit drug market in response to a police crackdown
    Evan Wood
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital and the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 170:1551-6. 2004

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Publications22

  1. pmc In the face of war: examining sexual vulnerabilities of Acholi adolescent girls living in displacement camps in conflict-affected Northern Uganda
    Sheetal H Patel
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:38. 2012
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  2. pmc The Cedar Project: high incidence of HCV infections in a longitudinal study of young Aboriginal people who use drugs in two Canadian cities
    Patricia M Spittal
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:632. 2012
    ..We sought to estimate time to HCV infection and the relative hazard of risk factors associated HCV infection among young Aboriginal people who use injection drugs in two Canadian cities...
  3. ncbi request reprint The Cedar Project: a comparison of HIV-related vulnerabilities amongst young Aboriginal women surviving drug use and sex work in two Canadian cities
    Azar Mehrabadi
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 608 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Int J Drug Policy 19:159-68. 2008
    ..Young women involved in sex work are particularly vulnerable. The purpose of this study is to determine HIV-related vulnerabilities associated with sex work amongst young Aboriginal women in two Canadian cities...
  4. doi request reprint The Cedar Project: historical trauma, sexual abuse and HIV risk among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities
    - Cedar Project Partnership
    Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:2185-94. 2008
    ..Sexual trauma will continue to impact individuals, families and communities until unresolved historical trauma is meaningfully addressed in client-driven, culturally safe programming...
  5. ncbi request reprint The future face of coinfection: prevalence and incidence of HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection among young injection drug users
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, and Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:743-9. 2004
    ..The median number of years injecting for youth seroconverting to a secondary infection was 3 years, suggesting that appropriate public health interventions should be implemented immediately...
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks among high-risk youth in Vancouver demands a public health response
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 96:107-8. 2005
    ..Without focussing such resources, further HIV and HCV infections and subsequent higher health care costs appear imminent...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Cedar Project: correlates of attempted suicide among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities
    Akm Moniruzzaman
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 68:261-73. 2009
    ..Study design. The Cedar Project is a prospective cohort study involving 605 young Aboriginal people aged 14-30 who use drugs in Vancouver and Prince George, British Columbia, Canada...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Cedar project: prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among young Aboriginal people who use drugs in two Canadian cities
    Patricia M Spittal
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 66:226-40. 2007
    ..Whereas the majority of infections are related to injection drug use, factors that explain elevated risk and transmission of HIV among Aboriginal young people who use illicit drugs are not well understood...
  9. ncbi request reprint Binge drug use independently predicts HIV seroconversion among injection drug users: implications for public health strategies
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 41:199-210. 2006
    ..Given the unaddressed public health risks associated with bingeing, a public health response protocol must be developed to minimize the personal and public health risks associated with the binge use of drugs...
  10. pmc Displacement of Canada's largest public illicit drug market in response to a police crackdown
    Evan Wood
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital and the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 170:1551-6. 2004
    ..A large-scale police "crackdown" to control illicit drug use in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside provided us with an opportunity to evaluate the effect...
  11. pmc Impact of supply-side policies for control of illicit drugs in the face of the AIDS and overdose epidemics: investigation of a massive heroin seizure
    Evan Wood
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 168:165-9. 2003
    ..An ongoing prospective cohort study of injection drug users afforded an opportunity to evaluate the impact of this seizure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Unstable housing, associated risk behaviour, and increased risk for HIV infection among injection drug users
    Trevor A Corneil
    Division of Epidemiology and Population Health, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, 608 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Health Place 12:79-85. 2006
    ..Implications for policy including more comprehensive housing interventions (e.g. 'floating support') are discussed...
  13. pmc An external evaluation of a peer-run "unsanctioned" syringe exchange program
    Evan Wood
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada BC V6Z 1Y6
    J Urban Health 80:455-64. 2003
    ..The findings also suggest that other forms of syringe-exchange programs should consider the benefits of offering fixed site nighttime service...
  14. pmc Peer support using a mobile access van promotes safety and harm reduction strategies among sex trade workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
    Patricia A Janssen
    UBC School of Population and Public Health, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Urban Health 86:804-9. 2009
    ..The peer-led Mobile Access Project has emerged as a viable harm reduction strategy for serving the immediate health and trauma-related needs of women engaged in street-level sex work...
  15. ncbi request reprint The Cedar Project: sexual vulnerabilities among Aboriginal young people involved in illegal drug use in two Canadian cities
    Negar Chavoshi
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 103:e413-6. 2012
    ..This study sought to identify the risk factors associated with inconsistent condom use in a cohort of young Aboriginal people who live in British Columbia and use drugs...
  16. doi request reprint The Cedar Project: acknowledging the pain of our children
    Wayne M Christian
    Cedar Project Partnership, Splats in Secwepemc Nation, Enderby, BC, Canada, VOE 1VO
    Lancet 372:1132-3. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint Incarceration, addiction and harm reduction: inmates experience injecting drugs in prison
    Will Small
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 40:831-43. 2005
    ..The findings of this study emphasize the need for effective harm reduction programs that provide an appropriate response to the problem of injection drug use among inmates...
  18. doi request reprint War and HIV: sex and gender differences in risk behaviour among young men and women in post-conflict Gulu District, Northern Uganda
    Sheetal Patel
    a School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Glob Public Health 9:325-41. 2014
    ..Post-conflict programme planners must therefore design and implement contextualised, evidence-based responses to HIV that are sensitive to gender and cultural issues...
  19. pmc Risk factors for elevated HIV incidence among Aboriginal injection drug users in Vancouver
    Kevin J P Craib
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, and the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, USA
    CMAJ 168:19-24. 2003
    ..We compared HIV incidence rates among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver and studied factors associated with HIV seroconversion among Aboriginal participants...
  20. pmc Lost in transition: HIV prevalence and correlates of infection among young people living in post-emergency phase transit camps in Gulu District, Northern Uganda
    Sheetal Patel
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e89786. 2014
    ..The objective of this analysis was to assess the prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among young people living in post-conflict transition in Gulu District, northern Uganda...
  21. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for prevention: hepatitis C prevalence and incidence in a cohort of young injection drug users
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Hepatology 36:737-42. 2002
    ..Thus, there is a window of opportunity for prevention. However, the incidence rate of HCV among these young IDUs is alarming, suggesting that the opportunity to intervene is exceedingly small...
  22. ncbi request reprint HIV vulnerabilities and coercive sex at same-sex sexual debut among men who have sex with men in Beijing, China
    Stephen W Pan
    a School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    AIDS Care 26:742-9. 2014
    ..95-14.87] and lifetime number of male sex partners (AOR: 7.25, 95% CI: 2.39-22.01). Coercive sex is harming MSM in China and should be immediately addressed by researchers, public health officials, and MSM community stakeholders...