Living in Disadvantaged Urban Neighborhoods Increases Likelihood of Injection Drug Use, HIV Infection, Study Says
January 26, 2005
"Neighborhood Social Disorder as a Determinant of Drug Injection Behaviors: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach," Health Psychology, January 2005: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that living in a disadvantaged urban neighborhood may increase male residents' risk of contracting HIV because of increases in stress levels that can lead to injection drug use. The study examined data from approximately 700 IDUs from the Self-Help in Eliminating Lethal Disease Study -- an HIV/AIDS prevention program in Baltimore (JHSPH release, 1/24).
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