HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, and other infectious diseases in the context of drug abuse and injection constitute a syndemic, i.e., the concentration of diseases or health conditions in which the interaction magnifies the negative health effects of the individual diseases or conditions. Research in the Division of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases explores the risk factors, transmission patterns, environmental and structural influences, and impact of prevention measures on aspects of the syndemic in domestic and international settings.
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Heroin in Connecticut - a suburban epidemic
Featuring YSPH Professor Robert Heimer
Center for Interisciplinary Research on Aids
For comprehensive information about AIDS Research at Yale, please visit the CIRA website.
CIRA's Growing Partnership with Russian NGO, Stellit
A discussion between Yale School of Public Health Professor, Robert Heimer, Stellit Development Director, Olga Levina, and CIRA Postdoctoral Fellow, Leo Beletsky, on CIRA's growing partnership with the Russian NGO, Stellit, in St. Petersburg. right-click to download
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