Accessing Social Networks With High Rates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection: The Social Networks Demonstration Project
July 20, 2009
The study authors "evaluated the use of social networks to reach persons with undiagnosed HIV infection in ethnic minority communities and link them to medical care and HIV prevention services."
A peer-driven approach is highly effective and can serve to identify persons with undiagnosed HIV infection in high-risk networks, concluded the investigators.
American Journal of Public Health
06.2009; Vol. 99; No. 6: P. 1093-1099; Lisa W. Kimbrough, MS; Holly E. Fisher, PhD; Kenneth T. Jones, MSW; Wayne Johnson, MPH; Sekhar Thadiparthi, BS; Samuel Dooley, MD