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Hard to Reach Populations

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

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Abstract Despite the epidemiological reality of ongoing HIV infection in Puerto Rico, the public health infrastructure related to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse in the territory is severely lacking, as reflected in alarmingly high rates of morbidity/mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID). Because of this, HIV

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A Re-examination of Connectivity Trends via Exponential Random Graph Modeling in Two IDU Risk Networks SUBSTANCE USE AND MISUSE December 2013, Vol. 48, No. 14 , Pages 1485-1497 Kirk Dombrowski Bilal Khan Katherine McLean Ric Curtis Travis Wendel Evan Misshula Samuel Friedman Abstract: Patterns of risk in injecting drug user (IDU) networks—including co-use, equipment

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