The relevance of drug injectors' social and risk networks for understanding and preventing HIV infection.

@article{Neaigus1994TheRO,
  title={The relevance of drug injectors' social and risk networks for understanding and preventing HIV infection.},
  author={Alan Neaigus and Samuel R Friedman and Richard Curtis and Don C Des Jarlais and R. Terry Furst and Benny Jose and Philipe Mota and B Stepherson and M. Deris M. Sufian and Thomas P. Ward},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={67-78}
}
Focusing on the social environment as well as the individual should both enhance our understanding of HIV transmission and assist in the development of more effective prevention programs. Networks are an important aspect of drug injectors' social environment. We distinguish between (1) risk networks (the people among whom HIV risk behaviors occur) as vectors of disease transmission, and (2) social networks (the people among whom there are social interactions with a mutual orientation to one… CONTINUE READING

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