Migrant Puerto Rican PWID: The Influence of Acculturation and Enculturation on HIV and HCV Risk Behaviors

Principal Investigator: Camila Gelpi-Acosta

Reducing HIV and HCV risks among migrant Puerto Rican people who inject drugs (PWID) is critical to reduce new infections, improve health outcomes, and decrease health disparities among PWID. Our goal is to develop a targeted risk-acculturation intervention for a key population contributing to HIV and HCV prevalence in the northeast. Results will be viable for implementation in other U.S. urban areas where this population is present.

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