Anastasia Meylakhs will present the paper "Sexual partnerships of Russian drug users: reduction and increase in HIV-infection transmission risks within relationships' dynamics"
Seminar presentation will be based on a pilot study results of «Staying Safe in St. Petersburg: how long-term IDUs avoid HIV infection». We will describe how some aspects of being in a stable relationships may facilitate or block a viral transmission within a couple. Mainstream public health studies predominately show injecting drugs couples as a route of viruses transmission; contrary to that vision we recognise a protective effects of PWID couples as a factor for their health and well-being in the long run.
At 15-17th of May Junior Research Fellow Aleksandrova E. visited University Medical Center Groningen, she was in the meeting with Head of Unit Patient-Centered HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Professor Paul Krabbe.