Prithwish De

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The importance of social networks in their association to drug equipment sharing among injection drug users: a review
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Addiction 102:1730-9. 2007
  2. pmc Sexual network analysis of a gonorrhoea outbreak
    P De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A2
    Sex Transm Infect 80:280-5. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the drug-injecting networks of cocaine and heroin injectors in Montreal
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 97:207-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of gonorrhea reinfection in a cohort of sexually transmitted disease patients in Alberta, Canada, 1991-2003
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 34:30-6. 2007
  5. pmc HIV and HCV discordant injecting partners and their association to drug equipment sharing
    Prithwish De
    Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:206-14. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Rethinking approaches to risk reduction for injection drug users: differences in drug type affect risk for HIV and hepatitis C virus infection through drug-injecting networks
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:355-61. 2007
  7. pmc Risk of hepatitis C virus transmission through drug preparation equipment: a systematic and methodological review
    P De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Viral Hepat 15:279-92. 2008
  8. pmc Social network-related risk factors for bloodborne virus infections among injection drug users receiving syringes through secondary exchange
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A2, QC, Canada
    J Urban Health 85:77-89. 2008
  9. pmc Access to sterile injecting equipment is more important than awareness of HCV status for injection risk behaviors among drug users
    Joseph Cox
    Direction de sante publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 44:548-68. 2009
  10. pmc Low perceived benefits and self-efficacy are associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection-related risk among injection drug users
    Joseph Cox
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:211-20. 2008

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint The importance of social networks in their association to drug equipment sharing among injection drug users: a review
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Addiction 102:1730-9. 2007
    ..To examine the scientific evidence regarding the association between characteristics of social networks of injection drug users (IDUs) and the sharing of drug injection equipment...
  2. pmc Sexual network analysis of a gonorrhoea outbreak
    P De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A2
    Sex Transm Infect 80:280-5. 2004
    ..We also compared risk in smaller disconnected components with a large network centred on a social venue...
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the drug-injecting networks of cocaine and heroin injectors in Montreal
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 97:207-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare drug-injecting network characteristics of cocaine and heroin injectors believed to be associated with a risk of bloodborne infections...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of gonorrhea reinfection in a cohort of sexually transmitted disease patients in Alberta, Canada, 1991-2003
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 34:30-6. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to identify characteristics associated with reinfection in sexually transmitted disease (STD) patients in Alberta, Canada...
  5. pmc HIV and HCV discordant injecting partners and their association to drug equipment sharing
    Prithwish De
    Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:206-14. 2009
    ..The results warrant greater screening to raise awareness of infection status, post-test counselling to promote status disclosure among partners, and skill-building to avoid equipment sharing between discordant partners...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rethinking approaches to risk reduction for injection drug users: differences in drug type affect risk for HIV and hepatitis C virus infection through drug-injecting networks
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:355-61. 2007
    ..To identify and compare the drug-injecting network characteristics of cocaine and heroin injectors associated with a risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
  7. pmc Risk of hepatitis C virus transmission through drug preparation equipment: a systematic and methodological review
    P De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Viral Hepat 15:279-92. 2008
    ..Current evidence implicating the association of drug preparation equipment with HCV incidence is limited by several methodological concerns...
  8. pmc Social network-related risk factors for bloodborne virus infections among injection drug users receiving syringes through secondary exchange
    Prithwish De
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A2, QC, Canada
    J Urban Health 85:77-89. 2008
    ..This approach can optimize the benefits of SSE while minimizing the potential risks associated with the practice of secondary exchange...
  9. pmc Access to sterile injecting equipment is more important than awareness of HCV status for injection risk behaviors among drug users
    Joseph Cox
    Direction de sante publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 44:548-68. 2009
    ..Improved access to sterile injecting equipment may be more important than knowledge of HCV status in reducing injection risks among this IDU population. The study limitations are noted and recommendations discussed...
  10. pmc Low perceived benefits and self-efficacy are associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection-related risk among injection drug users
    Joseph Cox
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:211-20. 2008
    ..Interventions should aim to heighten awareness of the benefits of risk reduction and provide IDUs with the skills necessary to negotiate safer injecting with their peers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Minimal uptake of sterile drug preparation equipment in a predominantly cocaine injecting population: implications for HIV and hepatitis C prevention
    Carole Morissette
    Montreal Public Health Department, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1301 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1M3, Canada
    Int J Drug Policy 18:204-12. 2007
    ..To identify factors associated with using sterile drug injection equipment by injection drug users (IDUs)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Northern Alberta, Canada
    Prithwish De
    Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 30:497-501. 2003
    ..In January 2001 we investigated an outbreak of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a northern region of Alberta, Canada, and here we report on the epidemiology of the outbreak...
  13. doi request reprint Characteristics of primary and late latent syphilis cases which were initially non-reactive with the rapid plasma reagin as the screening test
    Ameeta E Singh
    Provincial Health Office, Alberta Health and Wellness, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Int J STD AIDS 19:464-8. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to inform the optimal use of the RPR test in laboratory testing algorithms for the diagnosis of syphilis and to determine the cost effectiveness of better screening tests for syphilis...
  14. doi request reprint Primary syphilis: serological treatment response to doxycycline/tetracycline versus benzathine penicillin
    Tom Wong
    Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 121:903-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the serological response from treatment of primary syphilis with benzathine penicillin compared with doxycycline or tetracycline...