Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic: Persons Who Inject Drugs in New York City, 2011-2015.

@article{Jarlais2017RacialEthnicDA,
  title={Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic: Persons Who Inject Drugs in New York City, 2011-2015.},
  author={Don C Des Jarlais and Kamyar Arasteh and Courtney Mcknight and Jonathan Feelemyer and Susan Tross and David C. Perlman and Samuel R Friedman and Aimee N C Campbell},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2017},
  volume={107 7},
  pages={
          1157-1163
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether racial/ethnic disparities persist at the "end of the HIV epidemic" (prevalence of untreated HIV infection < 5%; HIV incidence < 0.5 per 100 person-years) among persons who inject drugs (PWID) in New York City. METHODS We recruited 2404 PWID entering New York City substance use treatment in 2001 to 2005 and 2011 to 2015. We conducted a structured interview, and testing for HIV and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2; a biomarker for high sexual risk). We estimated… CONTINUE READING
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