Effectiveness of Respondent Driven Sampling to Recruit Undocumented Central American Immigrant Women in Houston, Texas for an HIV Behavioral Survey

@article{Montealegre2012EffectivenessOR,
  title={Effectiveness of Respondent Driven Sampling to Recruit Undocumented Central American Immigrant Women in Houston, Texas for an HIV Behavioral Survey},
  author={Jane Richards Montealegre and Jan Mary Hale Risser and Beatrice Josephine Selwyn and Sheryl A McCurdy and Keith Sabin},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={719-727}
}
Respondent driven sampling (RDS) is widely used for HIV behavioral research among sex workers, drug users, and other hidden populations, but has had limited application in immigrant populations in the U.S. In 2010, we used RDS to recruit undocumented Central American immigrant women in Houston, Texas for an HIV behavioral survey. Beginning with three initial participants we recruited 226 women within 16 weeks. Social networks were dense and participants adopted the recruitment system with… CONTINUE READING
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