The relevance of drug injectors' social and risk networks for understanding and preventing HIV infection.
Focusing on the social environment as well as the individual should both enhance our understanding of HIV transmission and assist in the development of more effective prevention programs.
Networks are an important aspect of drug injectors' social environment.
We distinguish between (1) risk networks (the people among whom HIV risk behaviors occur) as vectors of disease transmission, and (2) social networks (the people among whom there are social interactions with a mutual orientation to one another) as generators and disseminators of social influence.
These concepts are applied to analyses of data from interviews with drug injectors in two studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Homme, Réseau social, Environnement social, Comportement, Facteur risque, Influence sociale, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Human, Social network, Social environment, Behavior, Risk factor, Social influence, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Hemopathy, Immunopathology
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