New Article on Drug Use in Puerto Rico

Abadie, R., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Dombrowski, K., Khan, B. 2017. “Social Determinants of HIV/HCV Co-Infection: A case Study from PWID in Rural Puerto Rico.” Addictive Behaviors Reports.5: 29-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2017.01.004

Highlights

  • Co-infection correlates with age, longer period of drug use, medical insurance coverage and sexual identity.
  • LGBT PWID are vulnerable to co-infection. Stigma, commercial sex and violence compounds risk.
  • Culturally sensitive prevention strategies focused on this particular population should be implemented to avoid co-infection.
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