Thomas J Stopka
Affiliation: California Environmental Protection Agency
- Public health interventionists, penny capitalists, or sources of risk?: assessing street syringe sellers in Hartford, ConnecticutThomas J Stopka
The Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
Subst Use Misuse 38:1345-77. 2003..A qualitative and ethnographic study was conducted in Hartford between 1999 and 2001 to help elucidate the public health risks and benefits of street syringe sellers...
- A multistate trial of pharmacy syringe purchaseWilson M Compton
National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9589, Bethesda, MD 20892 9589, USA
J Urban Health 81:661-70. 2004..Despite potential advantages of pharmacies as sites for access to sterile syringes, pharmacy purchase of syringes faces significant obstacles in terms of the practices in different jurisdictions...
- Writing about risk: use of daily diaries in understanding drug-user risk behaviorsThomas J Stopka
Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
AIDS Behav 8:73-85. 2004..Furthermore, we witnessed an unexpected intervention effect that the diary may have in the lives of drug users...
- Increasing syringe access and HIV prevention in California: findings from a survey of local health jurisdiction key personnelThomas J Stopka
Office of AIDS, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA 95899 7426, USA
J Urban Health 84:116-25. 2007..Further research is needed to identify facilitators and barriers to adopting SB1159, to identify areas for improving technical assistance to implementers, and to assess the public health impact of the legislation...
- HCV and HIV counseling and testing integration in California: an innovative approach to increase HIV counseling and testing ratesThomas J Stopka
California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, Sacramento, CA 95899 7426, USA
Public Health Rep 122:68-73. 2007..This study tested the hypothesis that offering HIV counseling and testing (C&T) concurrently with HCV C&T will increase HIV C&T rates among IDUs...