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Other Titles2018 Rwanda
First assessment of injection drug use practices and associated HIV risks in Kigali, Rwanda
AbstractInjection drug use (IDU) was one of the earliest risk factors identified for acquisition of HIV infection...This project was designed around an interprofessional and cross-cultural student collaboration to assess an important social/behavioral risk for HIV acquisition. Since there is very little work in the space of IDU in sub-Saharan Africa, it required heightened sensitivity among the students to work within the medical/social/behavioral context in a foreign country. Addressing people who inject drugs requires multidisciplinary collaboration across various professions, including medical, nursing, social, pharmacologic, and legal.
DescriptionProject led by Dr. David Riedel. Students (school affiliation): Winne Asimwe (Pharmacy), Julie Factor (Nursing), and Kayli Workman (Medicine)
KeywordInjection drug use
Interdisciplinary approach in education
University of Maryland, Baltimore