Kirk Dombrowski, the principle investigator of the REACH Lab, recently published a research paper on how the War on Drugs is affecting people who inject drugs in rural Puerto Rico. This paper was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy.
The War on Drugs has raised
Researchers in the lab recently published a paper examining serosorting habits in rural Puerto Rico. The paper was published in Preventive Medicine Reports earlier this year. Serosorting is using one’s own and questioning others’ HIV or HCV infection status to determine whether to engage in
Researchers in the REACH Lab recently published a paper to the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse alongside employees from the Puerto Rico Department of Health to examine Rural/Urban differences in risk networks and the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.
Researchers examined injection drug use in
A team of UNL-affiliated researchers, including REACH Lab's Bilal Khan and Kirk Dombrowski, published a paper examining possible social determinants of HIV/HCV co-infection in a recent edition of Addictive Behaviors Reports. The team found differences in age, number of years injecting, sexual identity, and access to
A group from the REACH Lab recently published a research paper in the 36th volume of the Puerto Rico Health Science Journal. The objective of this research was to examine the social network and recruitment patterns of a sample of people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in rural
The REACH Lab's director of data analysis, Patrick Habecker, and principle investigator, Kirk Dombrowski, worked with other researchers to publish a paper in the International Journal of Drug Policy's May 2017 volume. This paper found that people who inject drugs in urban settings were significantly more
Another year of the Minority Health Disparities (MHD) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) has been successfully completed! Undergraduates from across the United States, with knowledge in multiple disciplines, joined together at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to complete a summer research project. Professors from sociology, agricultural
In collaboration with El Punto en la Montaña, our syringe exchange partners in rural Puerto Rico, our team participated in the cleanup of a number of local shooting galleries. There is considerable need, and desire on the part of local PWID, for safe injection spaces.
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
Co-infection correlates with age, longer period of drug use, medical insurance coverage and sexual identity.
2016 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Patrick Habecker, Holly Hagan, Samuel R. Friedman, Mohammed Saad “The Interaction of Human Social Systems and Virus Natural History in the non-Spreading of HIV.” AIDS and Behavior (First Online: DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1568-6)
This article explores how social network dynamics may have reduced