Reducing HIV Transmission by Promoting Sexual Health Among Drug Users
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2007 - August 2011
Principal Investigator: Hagan, Holly
Co-Investigator: Des Jarlais, Don
Co-Investigator: Perlman, David

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly HSV2, facilitate HIV transmission in both injecting and non-injecting users of drugs. The study was focused on learning more about STI knowledge and sexual risk behavior among drug users and to test methods to recruit them for STI screening, to increase their STI knowledge, to motivate them to return to receive their test results and attend any needed medical follow-up visits.  Data from this study informed the development of interventions for reducing rates of heterosexual transmission of HIV in this population.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Pantin M, Leonard NR, Hagan H (2013).
Sexual HIV/HSV-2 risk among drug users in New York City: An HIV testing and counseling intervention
Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (6), 438-445. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.778279. PMCID: PMC4367191.

Hagan H, Perlman DC, Des Jarlais DC (2011).
Sexual risk and HIV infection among drug users in New York City: A pilot study
Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2-3), 201-207. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2011.521470. PMCID: PMC4458329.