142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Injection Drug Use & Co-occurring Health Risks, Including HIV

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Objectives: Assess differences in racial and ethnic disparities in HIV among injection drug users. Identify unique risks for lifetime drug use among African American women with executive disfunction. Describe ways in which the magnitude of withdrawal symptoms compound injection-related behaviors. Discuss how drug markets play a role in the formation of drug use classes and blood-borne illness transmission.

Racial/Ethnic and Sex Disparities in HIV Infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City, 1990 to 2012
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Courtney McKnight, MPH, Jonathan Feelemyer, MS, David C. Perlman, MD, Holly Hagan, PhD and Hannah LF Cooper, ScD, SM
Deficits in executive function as a predictor of lifetime drug use among African American women
Allyson Diggins, M.A., Eugene Dunne, MA, Jonathan Rose, M.A., William Latimer, PhD, MPH and Larry Burrell, M.S.
Patterns of drug use, risky behavior, and health status among persons who inject drugs in San Diego, California
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH, Richard Armenta, MPH, MA, Karla D. Wagner, PhD, Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD, Jazmine Cuevas-Mota and Richard Garfein, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Caucus on Homelessness

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)