Risk Factors Driving the Emergence of a Generalized Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Washington, District of Columbia, Networks at Risk
July 24, 2009
Noting that Washington, D.C., has the "highest HIV/AIDS rate in the United States, with heterosexual transmission a leading mode of acquisition and African-American women disproportionately affected," the study authors sought to examine risk factors driving the local epidemic using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data from the District.
"This study suggests that a generalized heterosexual HIV epidemic among African Americans in communities at risk may be emerging in the nation's capital alongside concentrated epidemics among men who have sex with men and injecting drug users," the authors concluded, calling for innovative prevention strategies to slow the D.C. epidemic.
06.19.2009; Vol. 23; No. 10: P. 1277-1284; Manya Magnus; Irene Kuo; Katharine Shelly; Anthony Rawls; James Peterson; Luz Montanez; Tiffany West-Ojo; Shannon Hader; Flora Hamilton; Alan E. Greenberg
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