Risk behavior and HIV infection among new drug injectors in the era of AIDS in New York City.

@article{Jarlais1999RiskBA,
  title={Risk behavior and HIV infection among new drug injectors in the era of AIDS in New York City.},
  author={Don C Des Jarlais and Samuel R Friedman and Theresa E. Perlis and Tim F. Chapman and Jo L. Sotheran and Denise Paone and Edgar R Monterroso and Alan Neaigus},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={67-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine HIV risk behavior and HIV infection among new initiates into illicit drug injection in New York City. DESIGN AND METHODS Cross-sectional surveys of injecting drug users (IDUs) recruited from a large detoxification treatment program (n=2489) and a street store-front research site (n=2630) in New York City from 1990 through 1996. Interviews covering demographics, drug use history, and HIV risk behavior were administered; serum samples were collected for HIV testing… CONTINUE READING
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