Network Location and Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission among Injecting Drug Users: Results of Multiple Membership Multilevel Modeling of Social Networks

@inproceedings{Shahesmaeili2015NetworkLA,
  title={Network Location and Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission among Injecting Drug Users: Results of Multiple Membership Multilevel Modeling of Social Networks},
  author={Armita Shahesmaeili and Ali Akbar Haghdoost and Hamid Soori},
  booktitle={Addiction & health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the implementation of harm reduction program, some injecting drug users (IDU) continue to engage in high-risk behaviors. It seems that there are some social factors that contribute to risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in IDUs. The aim of this study was to analysis the social network of IDUs and examines the effect of network location on HIV transmission risk using the multiple membership multilevel models. METHODS From October 2013 to March 2014 we… CONTINUE READING
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