HIV, HCV and STI Risk Associated with Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids

The proposed mixed-methods, respondent-driven sampling (RDS)-based study asseses the drug and sex- related disease risk associated with nonmedical PO use and determine prevalence rates for HIV, HCV and STIs (Chlamydia and Gonorrhea) among young adult (ages 18-29) nonmedical PO users in New York City, an endeavor which will contribute to the development of disease prevention messages tailored to this group’s distinct characteristics, needs and drug-use practices.`

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