Steffanie A Strathdee

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Needle-exchange attendance and health care utilization promote entry into detoxification
    S A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 76:448-60. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Rise in needle sharing among injection drug users in Pakistan during the Afghanistan war
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:17-24. 2003
  3. pmc The role of sexual transmission of HIV infection among injection and non-injection drug users
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 80:iii7-14. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in risk factors for hiv seroconversion among injection drug users: a 10-year perspective
    S A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room E6010, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1281-8. 2001
  5. pmc Characterization of the emerging HIV type 1 and HCV epidemics among injecting drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:853-60. 2009
  6. pmc Limited uptake of hepatitis C treatment among injection drug users
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Community Health 33:126-33. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Social circumstances of initiation of injection drug use and early shooting gallery attendance: implications for HIV intervention among adolescent and young adult injection drug users
    Crystal M Fuller
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailam School of Public Health, Columbia, New York 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:86-93. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Mortality in HIV-seropositive versus -seronegative persons in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: implications for when to initiate therapy
    Cunlin Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:1046-54. 2004
  9. pmc The relationship between self-reported sexual orientation and behavior in a sample of middle-aged male injection drug users
    Thomas Alex Washington
    Drug Abuse Research Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:67-74. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Increase in sexual risk behavior associated with immunologic response to highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected injection drug users
    Waimar Tun
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1167-74. 2004

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. pmc Needle-exchange attendance and health care utilization promote entry into detoxification
    S A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 76:448-60. 1999
    ..Creating and sustaining these linkages may facilitate entry into drug abuse treatment and serve the important public health goal of increasing the number of drug users in treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rise in needle sharing among injection drug users in Pakistan during the Afghanistan war
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:17-24. 2003
    ..36), being homeless (AOR=3.91), having been arrested (AOR=6.00), and re-using syringes (AOR=6.19). Expansion of needle exchange, drug treatment and supportive services is urgently needed to avoid an explosive HIV epidemic in Pakistan...
  3. pmc The role of sexual transmission of HIV infection among injection and non-injection drug users
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 80:iii7-14. 2003
    ..Interventions that target specific subgroups of high-risk IDUs, such as men who have sex with men and inject drugs (MSM-IDUs), sex worker-IDUs and HIV-infected IDUs, deserve special attention...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in risk factors for hiv seroconversion among injection drug users: a 10-year perspective
    S A Strathdee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room E6010, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1281-8. 2001
    ..Prospective studies that investigate both sexual and parenteral HIV risks among injection drug users (IDUs) are needed. We studied factors for HIV seroconversion among male and female IDUs in Baltimore, Md...
  5. pmc Characterization of the emerging HIV type 1 and HCV epidemics among injecting drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    Chris Beyrer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:853-60. 2009
    ..Targeted prevention programs offering both needle exchange programs and opiate substitution therapies are urgently called for to prevent the further spread of HIV and HCV in Tajikistan...
  6. pmc Limited uptake of hepatitis C treatment among injection drug users
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Community Health 33:126-33. 2008
    ..Low HCV treatment effectiveness was observed in this IDU population. Comprehensive integrated care strategies that incorporate education, case-management and peer support are needed to improve care and treatment of HCV-infected IDUs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social circumstances of initiation of injection drug use and early shooting gallery attendance: implications for HIV intervention among adolescent and young adult injection drug users
    Crystal M Fuller
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailam School of Public Health, Columbia, New York 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:86-93. 2003
    ..Hence, older IDUs may serve as a bridge group to SGs, transmitting HIV from older to younger IDUs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mortality in HIV-seropositive versus -seronegative persons in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: implications for when to initiate therapy
    Cunlin Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:1046-54. 2004
    ..The optimal time to initiate highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) remains unclear...
  9. pmc The relationship between self-reported sexual orientation and behavior in a sample of middle-aged male injection drug users
    Thomas Alex Washington
    Drug Abuse Research Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:67-74. 2006
    ..Furthermore, men reporting inconsistent sexual orientation tended to engage in higher risk behaviors, suggesting that these men should be especially targeted for interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Increase in sexual risk behavior associated with immunologic response to highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected injection drug users
    Waimar Tun
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1167-74. 2004
    ..An increase in CD4+ cell count after HAART initiation was not associated with injection of drugs or needle sharing. Risk reduction counseling remains important, despite improvements in the treatment of HIV infection...
  11. ncbi request reprint Distributive syringe sharing among young adult injection drug users in five U.S. cities
    Elizabeth T Golub
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, room E 7137, Baltimore, MD 21117, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:S30-8. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that interventions to reduce ongoing transmission of blood-borne infections should focus on altering peer norms among networks of young IDUs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Correlates of unsafe syringe acquisition and disposal among injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Elizabeth T Golub
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:1751-64. 2005
    ..These data suggest the need for a more active program involving pharmacists, an expanded syringe access program, and better efforts to enhance safe disposal...
  13. pmc HIV/AIDS risk behaviors and correlates of injection drug use among drug users in Pakistan
    Mohammad Abrar Ahmed
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 80:321-9. 2003
    ..Interventions to discourage transitions to injection, increase HIV testing, and safeguard the blood supply in Pakistan are urgently needed...
  14. pmc Changes in blood-borne infection risk among injection drug users
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Infect Dis 203:587-94. 2011
    ..Population-level hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection incidence is a surrogate for community drug-related risk...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection and vaccination among young injection and non-injection drug users: missed opportunities to prevent infection
    Irene Kuo
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, E6006 Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 73:69-78. 2004
    ..We examined correlates of HBV infection and vaccination and the missed vaccination opportunities among young injection drug users (IDUs) and non-injection drug users (NIDUs)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Circumstances surrounding the first injection experience and their association with future syringe sharing behaviors in young urban injection drug users
    Laura A Novelli
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street, E6006, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:303-9. 2005
    ..70-4.64). These data suggest that injection-related risk behaviors may be established as early as the onset of injection initiation, supporting the need to educate non-injectors of the harms associated with unsafe injection practices...
  17. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence among injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland (1988-2004)
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:368-72. 2006
    ..We examined recent trends (1999-2004) in HIV incidence among a cohort of injection drug users (IDUs) followed since 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk among new onset injection drug users
    David Vlahov
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addiction 99:946-54. 2004
    ..To characterize mortality experience among those who only recently started injection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus infection and risk behavior among injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland, 1988-1998
    Kenrad E Nelson
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:641-53. 2002
    ..These data suggest that high-risk behavior and HIV incidence among IDUs have decreased recently in Baltimore. Nevertheless, additional prevention strategies are needed in these populations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus seroprevalence among young male and female drug users
    Sabrina S Plitt
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:676-80. 2007
    ..To determine seroprevalence and correlates of exposure to HPV 16, 18, and 53 among 15- to 30-year-old drug users in Baltimore, MD...
  21. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward HIV treatments influence unsafe sexual and injection practices among injecting drug users
    Waimar Tun
    Infectious Disease Program, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    AIDS 17:1953-62. 2003
    ..To determine if HIV treatment-related attitudes are associated with unprotected sex and needle sharing among HIV-seropositive and -seronegative injecting drug users (IDU) in Baltimore, Maryland...
  22. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of occult hepatitis B in Baltimore injection drug users
    Michael Torbenson
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Hepatology 39:51-7. 2004
    ..20 years). In conclusion, although further research is needed to assess its clinical significance, there is a high prevalence of occult HBV infection in this cohort of HCV-infected injection drug users...
  23. ncbi request reprint Changes in willingness to participate in HIV vaccine trials among HIV-negative injection drug users
    Elizabeth T Golub
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:301-9. 2005
    ..In this cohort, WTP remained strong and modestly increased over the study period. These results should be considered in the planning of sampling and retention strategies for future vaccine trials...
  24. pmc Effects of race, neighborhood, and social network on age at initiation of injection drug use
    Crystal M Fuller
    Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, 4th Floor, Room R422, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:689-95. 2005
    ..We investigated individual- and neighborhood-level factors associated with adolescent initiation of injection drug use...
  25. pmc Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 gene and recovery from hepatitis B virus infection
    Chloe L Thio
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1503 E Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Virol 78:11258-62. 2004
    ..32, P = 0.04). These data suggest that CTLA4 influences recovery from HBV infection, which is consistent with the emerging role of T regulatory cells in the pathogenesis of disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Correlates of initiation of injection drug use among young drug users in Baltimore, Maryland: the need for early intervention
    Susan G Sherman
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:437-43. 2005
    ..77, 95%CI: 1.07, 2.99). Early drug use patterns and drug exposure factors are associated with initiation injection. Interventions are needed that target noninjection drug users to prevent transition to injection drug use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of chlamydia trachomatis, neisseria gonorrhoeae, trichomonas vaginalis infections, and bacterial vaginosis among a cohort of young injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Sabrina S Plitt
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:446-53. 2005
    ..Injection drug users (IDUs) consistently demonstrate high-risk behaviors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This study examines STI prevalence and correlates among young IDUs...
  28. ncbi request reprint High-risk behaviors associated with transition from illicit non-injection to injection drug use among adolescent and young adult drug users: a case-control study
    Crystal M Fuller
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 622 West 168th Street, PH 18 120, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:189-98. 2002
    ..The goal of our study was to elucidate characteristics of persons likely to transition into injection drug use so that an identifiable group with high-risk for blood-borne infection may be targeted for interventions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Marked ethnic differences in HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among injection drug users in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 2004
    Julie A Stachowiak
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:S7-14. 2006
    ..To examine differences by ethnicity of HIV prevalence and correlates among injection drug users (IDUs) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection and incident type 2 diabetes
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hepatology 38:50-6. 2003
    ..05-4.40). In conclusion, pre-existing HCV infection may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes in persons with recognized diabetes risk factors. Additional larger prospective evaluations are needed to confirm these preliminary findings...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lack of behavior change after disclosure of hepatitis C virus infection among young injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Danielle C Ompad
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:783-8. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint A framework for understanding factors that affect access and utilization of treatment for hepatitis C virus infection among HCV-mono-infected and HIV/HCV-co-infected injection drug users
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS 19:S179-89. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress and progression to AIDS in a cohort of injection drug users
    Elizabeth T Golub
    Department of Epidemilogy, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:429-34. 2003
    ..We investigated whether distress was independently associated with more rapid progression to AIDS among HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs)...
  34. ncbi request reprint HIV knowledge and risk behaviors among Pakistani and Afghani drug users in Quetta, Pakistan
    Tariq Zafar
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 20205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:394-8. 2003
    ..Interventions to prevent transition to injection, needle exchange, and drug treatment are urgently required to prevent blood-borne infections...
  35. ncbi request reprint Poor validity of self-reported hepatitis B virus infection and vaccination status among young drug users
    Irene Kuo
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:587-90. 2004
    ..There was no difference in validity of self-reported HBV status between IDUs and NIDUs. Clinicians should adopt a "Don't Ask, Vaccinate" vaccination policy for young drug users...
  36. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcification, atherogenic lipid changes, and increased erythrocyte volume in black injection drug users infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 treated with protease inhibitors
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am Heart J 144:642-8. 2002
    ..Protease inhibitors (PIs) may be associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We assessed the effects of HIV PIs on subclinical atherosclerosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of referring drug users from a needle exchange program into an addiction treatment program: experience with a mobile treatment van and LAAM maintenance
    Irene Kuo
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:67-74. 2003
    ..0001). Although LAAM is no longer considered a first line treatment for heroin addiction, these results demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing long-acting agonist therapies such as LAAM to treat opioid dependence among NEP attenders...
  38. ncbi request reprint Protection against persistence of hepatitis C
    Shruti H Mehta
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 359:1478-83. 2002
    ..However, HCV infection and vaccination in chimpanzees has been shown to reduce the magnitude and duration of viraemia with re-challenge. We aimed to establish whether similar immunity could be achieved in man...
  39. pmc Screening for depressive symptoms among HCV-infected injection drug users: examination of the utility of the CES-D and the Beck Depression Inventory
    Elizabeth T Golub
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:278-90. 2004
    ..Results indicated that both scales should be used in tandem to have the most sensitive detection of depressive symptoms, thereby maximizing the potential for HCV treatment success...
  40. ncbi request reprint Severity and correlates of liver disease in hepatitis C virus-infected injection drug users
    Rudra Rai
    Division of Gastroenterology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231 1001, USA
    Hepatology 35:1247-55. 2002
    ..In conclusion, these data indicate that severe liver disease is uncommon in this urban, HCV-infected IDU cohort, especially in younger persons and those with repeatedly normal liver enzymes...
  41. doi request reprint Effects of duration of injection drug use and age at first injection on HCV among IDU in Kabul, Afghanistan
    Christian T Bautista
    U S Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Division of Retrovirology, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:336-41. 2010
    ..Duration of injection and young age at first injection are common risk factors for HCV in IDU populations. The association of HCV with these time factors was analyzed...
  42. pmc Time to act: a call for comprehensive responses to HIV in people who use drugs
    Chris Beyrer
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 376:551-63. 2010
    ..Failure to do so will exacerbate the spread of HIV infection, undermine treatment programmes, and continue to expand prison populations with patients in need of care...
  43. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported needle exchange attendance among injection drug users: implications for program evaluation
    Mahboobeh Safaeian
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:169-75. 2002
    ..These findings have important implications for evaluations of NEPs...
  44. ncbi request reprint The search for social validation and the sexual behavior of people living with HIV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: understanding the role of treatment optimism in context
    Deanna Kerrigan
    School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2386-96. 2006
    ..These deep-rooted psychosocial issues may be better addressed by longer-term individual and group-level opportunities for exploration and critical reflection regarding sense of self and its relationship to social solidarity among PLWHA...
  45. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of HCV infection in homeless Baltimore families
    Kathleen B Schwarz
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins Children s Center, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:580-7. 2008
    ..Conclusion. The homeless families were very receptive to our HCV seroprevalence study and are likely also to be receptive to shelter-based HCV prevention programs for young children and adolescents as well as for adults...
  46. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with recent-onset injection drug use among drug users in Pakistan
    Irene Kuo
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:853-70. 2007
    ..Familial/social influences were also associated with recent-onset injection, suggesting peer-led interventions could discourage transition to injection drug use...
  47. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among female injection drug users with and without HIV infection
    Richard D Semba
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 29:142-4. 2002
    ..Anemia is associated with increased progression of disease and higher mortality during HIV infection...
  48. pmc Comprehensive analysis of class I and class II HLA antigens and chronic hepatitis B virus infection
    Chloe L Thio
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Virol 77:12083-7. 2003
    ..The associations with class I alleles are consistent with a previously implicated role for CD8-mediated cytolytic-T-cell response in determining the outcome of an acute HBV infection...
  49. ncbi request reprint Methods to recruit and retain a cohort of young-adult injection drug users for the Third Collaborative Injection Drug Users Study/Drug Users Intervention Trial (CIDUS III/DUIT)
    Richard S Garfein
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 45, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:S4-17. 2007
    ..S. policy to only fund proven-effective HIV prevention interventions, insights into conducting intervention trials among young IDUs are provided here by describing methods and participants' characteristics in the CIDUS III/DUIT study...
  50. pmc High-risk sexual and drug using behaviors among male injection drug users who have sex with men in 2 Mexico-US border cities
    Robert G Deiss
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California 92093 0622, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:243-9. 2008
    ..The population of Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) and who are also injection drug users (IDUs) is understudied. We explored risk behaviors of MSM/IDUs compared with other male IDUs in 2 Mexican border cities...
  51. pmc Barriers and missed opportunities to HIV testing among injection drug users in two Mexico--US border cities
    Laura B Moyer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 93093 0622, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:39-45. 2008
    ..We sought to identify barriers associated with HIV testing among injection drug users (IDUs) in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, the two largest Mexican border cities located across from San Diego, California and El Paso, Texas, respectively...
  52. pmc Syringe possession arrests are associated with receptive syringe sharing in two Mexico-US border cities
    Robin A Pollini
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Addiction 103:101-8. 2008
    ..To identify factors associated with receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users (IDUs) and elucidate the association between syringe possession arrests and syringe sharing...
  53. ncbi request reprint Baseline findings from the third collaborative injection drug users study/drug users intervention trial (CIDUS III/DUIT)
    Robert E Booth
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:S1-3. 2007
  54. pmc Delivery of HIV prevention counseling by physicians at HIV medical care settings in 4 US cities
    Lisa R Metsch
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1186-92. 2004
    ..We investigated physicians' delivery of HIV prevention counseling to newly diagnosed and established HIV-positive patients...
  55. pmc Correlates of injection drug use among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:132-40. 2008
    ..To characterize the overlap between injection drug use and sex work by women in Tijuana and Cd. Juarez, situated on the Mexico-U.S. border...
  56. pmc The relationship between lifetime abuse and suicidal ideation in a sample of injection drug users
    Jacqueline J Lloyd
    Temple University School of Social Administration, 554 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:159-66. 2007
    ..0; p = 0.004). These findings suggest that emotional and sexual abuse might be risk factors for suicidality among IDUs and also might suggest that suicide prevention should be an integral part of drug treatment for treatment-seeking IDUs...
  57. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal investigation into excess risk for blood-borne infection among young injection drug users (IUDs)
    Cari L Miller
    University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:527-36. 2007
    ..These factors underscore the need to target this age group and develop youth friendly interventions to minimize drug-related harms...
  58. ncbi request reprint Correlates of receptive and distributive needle sharing among injection drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan
    Catherine S Todd
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0622, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:91-100. 2008
    ..60, 95% CI: 1.66-4.06; Distributive: AOR = 1.56, 95% CI: 1.02-2.39). Receptive and distributive sharing are common among IDU in Kabul; scaling up availability of sterile, no-cost injecting equipment is urgently needed...
  59. ncbi request reprint Expanding access to HIV antiretroviral therapy among marginalized populations in the developed world
    Evan Wood
    AIDS 17:2419-27. 2003
  60. pmc HIV, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B infections and associated risk behavior in injection drug users, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Catherine S Todd
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1327-31. 2007
    ..The high prevalence of risky behavior indicate that Kabul is at risk for an HIV epidemic. Scale-up of harm-reducing interventions is urgently needed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors by audio computer-assisted self-interviews among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative injection drug users
    Grace E Macalino
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:367-78. 2002
    ..These findings support the validity of ACASI as an important mode of data collection in reducing socially desirable responding, especially among HIV-seropositive subjects...
  62. ncbi request reprint Drug user treatment referrals and entry among participants of a needle exchange program
    Elise D Riley
    University of California, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1869-86. 2002
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Readiness for cessation of drug use among recent attenders and nonattenders of a needle exchange program
    Leigh A Henderson
    Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc, Arlington, Virginia, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:229-37. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that formal collaboration between NEPs and drug treatment programs could increase the proportion of IDUs in treatment...
  64. doi request reprint HIV transmission risk behaviors among HIV-infected persons who are successfully linked to care
    Lisa R Metsch
    Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:577-84. 2008
    ..We examined the relationship between receipt of medical care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and HIV transmission risk behavior among persons who had received a recent diagnosis of HIV infection...
  65. ncbi request reprint Willingness to participate and enroll in a phase 3 preventive HIV-1 vaccine trial
    Jacqueline M O'Connell
    BC Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, University of British Columbia, 608 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:521-8. 2002
    ....
  66. pmc Incidence of and risk factors for sexual orientation-related physical assault among young men who have sex with men
    Thomas M Lampinen
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Public Health 98:1028-35. 2008
    ..We sought to determine incidence of, prevalence of, and risk factors for sexual orientation-related physical assault in young men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral correlates of depressed mood among female methamphetamine users
    Shirley J Semple
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs . 2007
    ..Psychosocial and behavioral factors are discussed in terms of treatment protocols for mood regulation and meth abatement in the target population...
  68. pmc Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among female sex workers in 2 Mexico-US border cities
    Thomas L Patterson
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:728-32. 2008
    ..We examined human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence and correlates among female sex workers (FSWs) in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, 2 large cities on the Mexico-US border...
  69. ncbi request reprint Association between injection practices and duration of injection among recently initiated injection drug users
    Meredith Becker Buxton
    Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:177-83. 2004
    ..Whether IDUs' risky injection practices rise progressively with duration of injection or frequency of practices is higher near initiation and then taper remains an open question...
  70. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis C virus and HIV infection among injection drug users in two Mexican cities bordering the U.S
    Emily Faye White
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:165-72. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection and associated risk behaviors among injection drug users (IDUs) in two northern Mexican cities...
  71. ncbi request reprint Correlates of attempted suicide among young injection drug users in a multi-site cohort
    Jennifer R Havens
    Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky, 915B South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:261-9. 2004
    ..These data suggest that increased access to drug treatment, community mental health, and violence prevention programs may decrease suicidal behavior among young injection drug users...
  72. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behavior among injection drug users before widespread availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Melanie L Rusch
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    AIDS Behav 9:289-99. 2005
    ..No significant change in the odds of inconsistent condom use was observed with continued study exposure. Condom use remained low, indicating a need for interventions to reduce sexual risks and HIV transmission in this population...
  73. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with early adolescent initiation into injection drug use: implications for intervention programs
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 38:462-4. 2006
    ..6 (CI: 1.3-5.0) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), OR: 2.6 (CI: 1.3-5.0). Targeted early interventions are required, specifically designed for and in collaboration with girls and young women...
  74. pmc Childhood sexual abuse and age at initiation of injection drug use
    Danielle C Ompad
    New York Academy of Medicine, Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:703-9. 2005
    ..We examined the relation between childhood sexual abuse and injection drug use initiation among young adult injection drug users...
  75. ncbi request reprint Predictors of early initiation of vaginal and oral sex among urban young adults in Baltimore, Maryland
    Danielle C Ompad
    Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York 10029, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:53-65. 2006
    ..In light of the rates of oral and anal sex, sexual education and intervention programs should address the risk for unintended consequences of these behaviors...
  76. pmc "Vivo para consumirla y la consumo para vivir" ["I live to inject and inject to live"]: high-risk injection behaviors in Tijuana, Mexico
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 82:iv58-73. 2005
    ..Interventions are urgently needed to expand access to sterile injection equipment and offset the potential for a widespread HIV epidemic...
  77. pmc High prevalence of alcohol use among hepatitis C virus antibody positive injection drug users in three US cities
    Jennifer V Campbell
    HIV AIDS Epidemiology Program, Public Health Seattle and King County, 106 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:259-65. 2006
    ..These findings underscore the importance of referring HCV-positive persons to effective alcohol treatment programs to reduce future liver damage and improve eligibility for and effectiveness of treatment of HCV...
  78. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal predictors of injection cessation and subsequent relapse among a cohort of injection drug users in Baltimore, MD, 1988-2000
    Nina G Shah
    Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 St Francis Drive, P O Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502 6110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:147-56. 2006
    ..To determine predictors of injection drug use cessation and subsequent relapse among a cohort of injection drug users (IDUs)...
  79. pmc Facilitating entry into drug treatment among injection drug users referred from a needle exchange program: Results from a community-based behavioral intervention trial
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Ash Building, Room 118, Mailstop 0622, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:225-32. 2006
    ..Such initiatives could be implemented at more than 140 needle exchange programs currently operating in the United States. These data also support the need for more accessible programs such as mobile or office-based drug abuse treatment...
  80. pmc A qualitative exploration of gender in the context of injection drug use in two US-Mexico border cities
    Michelle Firestone Cruz
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 9500 Gilman Drive, Ash Building, Room 118, Mail stop 0622, San Diego, CA, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:253-62. 2007
    ..In these two cities, venue-based interventions may be more appropriate for male IDUs, whereas personal network interventions may be more appropriate among female IDUs...
  81. pmc Factors associated with interest in initiating treatment for hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection among young HCV-infected injection drug users
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:S304-12. 2005
    ..We sought to identify factors associated with interest in receiving therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HCV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in 3 United States cities...
  82. ncbi request reprint Unprotected anal intercourse and substance use among men who have sex with men with recent HIV infection
    Lydia N Drumright
    Department of Medicine, Antiviral Research Center, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:344-50. 2006
    ..To examine within-subjects and combined between- and within-subjects associations between substance use and unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men (MSM) with recent HIV infection...
  83. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of indirect sharing practices among young adult injection drug users in five U.S. cities
    Hanne Thiede
    HIV AIDS Epidemiology Program, Public Health Seattle and King County, 400 Yesler Way, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:S39-47. 2007
    ....
  84. pmc Methamphetamine-using HIV-positive men who have sex with men: correlates of polydrug use
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Urban Health 82:i120-6. 2005
    ....
  85. pmc Injecting alone among young adult IDUs in five US cities: evidence of low rates of injection risk behavior
    Holly Hagan
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes, 8th Floor, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:S48-55. 2007
    ..However, risks may include accidental overdose with severe consequences...
  86. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with willingness to participate in a heroin prescription program among injection drug users
    Cari L Miller
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    J Opioid Manag 1:201-3. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that a clinical trial of prescribed heroin should be able to enroll an appropriate sample of drug users and properly assess the treatment potential of prescribed opiate pharmacotherapy...
  87. pmc Knowledge, perceived stigma, and care-seeking experiences for sexually transmitted infections: a qualitative study from the perspective of public clinic attendees in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Monica Malta
    Social Science Department, Sergio Arouca School of Public Health DCS ENSP, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 7:18. 2007
    ..The study focused on eliciting the perspective of clinic users with regard to those factors influencing their STI care-seeking decisions and the health education and counseling which they received during their clinic visit...
  88. pmc Efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in HIV-positive MSM methamphetamine users: results from the EDGE study
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:249-57. 2007
    ..This study examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in the context of ongoing methamphetamine use in a sample of HIV-positive, methamphetamine-using MSM...
  89. ncbi request reprint Comparison of sexual and drug use behaviors between female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, 92093 0680, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1535-49. 2006
    ..These preliminary results suggest that risk profiles for HIV/sexually transmitted infection among FSWs in these two Mexico-U.S. border cities differ, suggesting a need to tailor interventions to the specific needs in each city...
  90. ncbi request reprint Multiperson use of syringes among injection drug users in a needle exchange program: a gene-based molecular epidemiologic analysis
    Sadeep Shrestha
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, NCI Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:335-43. 2006
    ..Testing of STRs represents a promising approach to examining and accessing complex behavioral data, including syringe sharing...
  91. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and correlates of receptive needle sharing among injection drug users in the Mexican-U.s. border city of Tijuana
    Carlos Magis-Rodriguez
    Centro Nacional para la Prevencion y Control del VIH SIDA e ITS, Mexico City, Mexico
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:333-9. 2005
    ..21-3.24). These results underscore the need to increase access to voluntary HIV testing and counseling to IDUs and migrants in Tijuana, as well as expand access to sterile syringes in an effort to avert widespread HIV transmission...