A perfect storm: crack cocaine, HSV-2, and HIV among non-injecting drug users in New York City.

@article{Jarlais2014APS,
  title={A perfect storm: crack cocaine, HSV-2, and HIV among non-injecting drug users in New York City.},
  author={Don C Des Jarlais and Courtney Mcknight and Kamyar Arasteh and Jonathan Feelemyer and David C. Perlman and Holly Hagan and Emily F. Dauria and Hannah Lf Cooper},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={783-92}
}
Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has reached 16% among non-injecting drug users (NIDU) in New York City, an unusually high prevalence for a predominantly heterosexual population that does not inject drugs. Using a long-term study (1983-2011, >7,000 subjects) among persons entering the Beth Israel drug-treatment programs in New York City, we identified factors that contributed to this high prevalence: a preexisting HIV epidemic among injectors, a crack cocaine epidemic… CONTINUE READING
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