Sexual transmission of hepatitis c virus (HCV) among IDUs and their non-injecting sex partners on the US-Mexico border
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus among injection drug users in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico. Describe prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus among non-injecting sex partners of injection drug users in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico. Identify potential risk factors for the sexual transmission of Hepatitis C Virus.
Keyword(s): Hepatitis C, Drug Injectors
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Oralia Loza combined her analytical background and research experience and pursued a Ph.D. in Public Health (2009). In 2010, she joined the UTEP College of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health as assistant professor teaching epidemiology, biostatistics, and health research methods. Her research is focused on HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and substance abuse among high-risk and vulnerable populations, including IDUs, transgender women, and migrants. She was Co-PI of this study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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