The efficacy of a network intervention to reduce HIV risk behaviors among drug users and risk partners in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Philadelphia, USA.

@article{Latkin2009TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of a network intervention to reduce HIV risk behaviors among drug users and risk partners in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Philadelphia, USA.},
  author={Carl A. Latkin and Deborah Donnell and David Metzger and Susan R. Sherman and Apinun Aramrattna and Annet Davis-Vogel and Vu Minh Quan and Sharavi Gandham and Tasanai Vongchak and Tom Perdue and David D Celentano},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={740-8}
}
This HIV Prevention Trials Network study assessed the efficacy of a network-oriented peer education intervention promoting HIV risk reduction among injection drug users and their drug and sexual network members in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Philadelphia, USA. The study was designed to test impact on HIV infection, but the infection rate was low and the study was terminated early. This paper reports efficacy on outcomes of self-reported HIV risk behaviors. We enrolled 414 networks with 1123… CONTINUE READING