Neighborhood history as a factor shaping syringe distribution networks among drug users at a U.S. syringe exchange. Brainea, N.; Ackerb, C.; Goldblattc, C.; Yid, H.; and and Don C.&nbsp;DesJarlaisc, S.<nbsp>F. Social Networks.
Neighborhood history as a factor shaping syringe distribution networks among drug users at a U.S. syringe exchange [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
Throughout the U.S., high visibility drug markets are concentrated in neighborhoods with few economic opportunities, while drug buyers/users are widely dispersed. A study of Pittsburgh Syringe Exchange participants provides data on travel between and network linkages across neighborhoods with different levels of drug activity. There are distinct racial patterns to syringe distribution activity within networks and across neighborhoods. Pittsburgh's history suggests that these patterns emerge from historical patterns of social and economic development. Study data demonstrate the ability of IDUs to form long-term social ties across racial and geographic boundaries and use them to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
@article{ naomi_brainea_caroline_ackerb_cullen_goldblattc_huso_yid_samuel_friedmand_and_don_c._desjarlaisc_neighborhood_????,
  title = {Neighborhood history as a factor shaping syringe distribution networks among drug users at a {U}.{S}. syringe exchange},
  volume = {Volume 30, Issue 3, July 2008, Pages 235-246},
  url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378873308000166},
  abstract = {Throughout the U.S., high visibility drug markets are concentrated in neighborhoods with few economic opportunities, while drug buyers/users are widely dispersed. A study of Pittsburgh Syringe Exchange participants provides data on travel between and network linkages across neighborhoods with different levels of drug activity. There are distinct racial patterns to syringe distribution activity within networks and across neighborhoods. Pittsburgh's history suggests that these patterns emerge from historical patterns of social and economic development. Study data demonstrate the ability of IDUs to form long-term social ties across racial and geographic boundaries and use them to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.},
  urldate = {2011-06-03TZ},
  journal = {Social Networks},
  author = {Naomi Brainea, Caroline Ackerb, Cullen Goldblattc, Huso Yid, Samuel Friedmand {and} Don C. DesJarlaisc}
}
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