The economic, social, cultural, and political milieus that influence HIV risk behaviors along the US-Mexico border are understudied. In an effort to appropriately inform interventions targeting structural influences, we compared injecting drug using populations living in two cities--Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and Tijuana, Baja California--situated on the Mexico-US border. These populations presented with similar demographic profiles, but differed significantly in terms of social and environmental influences that can influence both risk and protective factors (e.g., family drug use, migration, drug use patterns). We observed distinct behavioral and structural influences in these two border cities that will require tailored intervention strategies to reduce HIV transmission.
My place, your place, and no place: behavior settings as a risk factor for HIV-related injection practices of drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
Historical trends in the production and consumption of illicit drugs in Mexico: implications for the prevention of blood borne infections
"Vivo para consumirla y la consumo para vivir" ["I live to inject and inject to live"]: high-risk injection behaviors in Tijuana, Mexico
HIV prevalence and correlates of receptive needle sharing among injection drug users in the Mexican-U.s. border city of Tijuana
Drug use and risk of HIV/AIDS on the Mexico-USA border: a comparison of treatment admissions in both countries
Family physicians' experiences, behaviour, and use of personal protection equipment during the SARS outbreak in Singapore: do they fit the Becker Health Belief Model?
Migration and transmission of blood-borne infections among injection drug users: understanding the epidemiologic bridge
Syringe possession arrests are associated with receptive syringe sharing in two Mexico-US border cities.
High-risk sexual and drug using behaviors among male injection drug users who have sex with men in 2 Mexico-US border cities.
Differential effects of migration and deportation on HIV infection among male and female injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico.
Exploring stakeholder perceptions of acceptability and feasibility of needle exchange programmes, syringe vending machines and safer injection facilities in Tijuana, Mexico
Border health in the shadow of the Hispanic paradox: issues in the conceptualization of health disparities in older Mexican Americans living in the Southwest
Syringe confiscation as an HIV risk factor: the public health implications of arbitrary policing in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
'Where sex ends and emotions begin': love and HIV risk among female sex workers and their intimate, non-commercial partners along the Mexico-US border
Mujer Mas Segura (Safer Women): a combination prevention intervention to reduce sexual and injection risks among female sex workers who inject drugs.
Social and structural factors associated with HIV infection among female sex workers who inject drugs in the Mexico-US border region.
Mexico's northern border conflict: collateral damage to health and human rights of vulnerable groups.
Client perspectives on design and implementation of a couples-based intervention to reduce sexual and drug risk behaviors among female sex workers and their noncommercial partners in Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez, México
A critical review of social and structural conditions that influence HIV risk among Mexican deportees
Individual, interpersonal, and social-structural correlates of involuntary sex exchange among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities
Risk behaviours for HIV infection among travelling Mexican migrants: The Mexico-US border as a contextual risk factor
A qualitative exploration of perceived gender differences in methamphetamine use among women who use methamphetamine on the Mexico-U.S. border
Factors associated with pathways toward concurrent sex work and injection drug use among female sex workers who inject drugs in northern Mexico
Neighborhood of residence and risk of initiation into injection drug use among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting
Examining the spatial distribution of law enforcement encounters among people who inject drugs after implementation of Mexico's drug policy reform
Drug-related arrest rates and spatial access to syringe exchange programs in New York City health districts: combined effects on the risk of injection-related infections among injectors.
"Eyes that don't see, heart that doesn't feel": coping with sex work in intimate relationships and its implications for HIV/STI prevention
Rethinking risk: gender and injection drug-related HIV risk among female sex workers and their non-commercial partners along the Mexico-U.S. border
Individual and socio-environmental factors associated with unsafe injection practices among young adult injection drug users in San Diego
Healthcare provider perspectives on barriers to HIV-care access and utilisation among Latinos living with HIV in the US-Mexico border
Prevalence and correlates of "popper" (amyl nitrite inhalant) use among HIV-positive Latinos living in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Methamphetamine Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex With Men in a Mexico-US Border City.
Factors associated with extrajudicial arrest for syringe possession: results of a department-wide survey of municipal police in Tijuana, Mexico
Women in Sex Work and the Risk Environment: Agency, Risk Perception, and Management in the Sex Work Environments of Two Mexico-U.S. Border Cities
Typologies and Correlates of Police Violence Against Female Sex Workers Who Inject Drugs at the México-United States Border: Limits of De Jure Decriminalization in Advancing Health and Human Rights.
PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019.
Hoots and harm reduction: a qualitative study identifying gaps in overdose prevention among women who smoke drugs.
Negotiating space & drug use in emergency shelters with peer witness injection programs within the context of an overdose crisis: A qualitative study
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