SOME ASPECTS OF RETROVIRAL INFECTION AMONG IVDUS

Project: Research project

Description

Intravenous drug users are exposed to unique risks of infectious disease
through their drug use and sexual behavior. The proposed research team
will study the consequences if these risks through a transdisciplinary
approach, combining epidemiology, biostatistics, immunology, and
anthropology. The study will pursue scientific hypotheses suggested by
prior investigation of relationships among key variables. The objective of
the project is to build an understanding of these relationships across
disciplinary lines in ways that will contribute to explanatory and
predictive modeling of drug use, retroviral infection, immune status, and
health status variables. A cohort of 300 IVDUs in Miami, Florida that has
already been followed for three years will comprise the study population.
The staff will continue to follow the cohort at six-month intervals,
monitoring infection status, drug using and sexual risk behavior, immune
status, and health status. Subsets of actively injecting subjects will
contribute in-depth interviews on risk behavior during each wave of data
collection. Results of these interviews will help to refine structured
data gathering and analysis of health related hypotheses.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/1/924/30/98

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $770,757.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $673,661.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $822,674.00

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Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Drug Users
Biostatistics
Interviews
Drug Design
Health Status
Infection
Allergy and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Epidemiology
Health
Research
Population
Anthropology
Communicable Diseases

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)