The Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico project is moving along full steam ahead.
The project began Phase 1 of data collection in April 2015 and finished in June 2015. During Phase 1, the field team collected 315 computer assisted personal interviews, HIV rapid tests,
Dr. Dombrowski spent last week in Bankok, Thailand attending the 3rd World Health Organization/UN AIDS Global HIV Consultation conference. This conference happens once every 5 years to set the HIV Surveillance agenda for the next 5 years. The focus is on creating a uniform set of
An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said. There are now 120 confirmed H.I.V. cases and 10 preliminary positive cases tied
Last week, the Guardian published an article focusing on the extremely positive findings of the Proud study in the UK, a study designed to evaluate the impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on preventing HIV infection. This study found an 86% reduction in HIV transmission for
REACH Lab founder, Dr. Dombrowski and REACH post-doctoral field researcher, Dr. Abadie co-authored a letter to the editor that was published in the American Journal of Public Health titled "HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rican People Who Inject Drugs: Policy Considerations". Read the letter here.
Just under six months have passed since we received funding for the Injection Risk Networks project in rural Puerto Rico. Since then, the project team has been working tirelessly to get everything ready for the first data collection phase, which will begin in February 2015. The
Dombrowski, Khan, & Reyes' new NIH/NIDA funded grant, Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico, was featured on UNL Today last week. This project will study HIV risk among injection drug users in central rural Puerto Rico (including the areas of Cayey, Cidra, Aguas Buenas,
PIs Kirk Dombrowski (UNL), Bilal Khan (CUNY), Juan Carlos Reyes (UPRMC); Project Director Melissa Welch Lazoritz (UNL); Senior Investigators Roberto Abadie (UNL), Camila Gelpi-Acosta (CUNY); Consultants Richard Garfein (UCSD); Ric Curtis (CUNY)
Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico
The most recent HIV surveillance data from the Centers for
Authors: Holly Hagan, Joshua Neuer, Ashly E Jordan, Don C Des Jarlais, Jennifer Wu, Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, R Scott Braithwaite and Jason Kessler
Title : Hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
"Hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM): the role of non-injection drug use"
Has been accepted for the 76th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. The conference will take place in June 2014, in San Juan, Puerto