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A CDC-HMU Cooperative Study on Family Social Support and Networks among injection drug users (IDUs) in Vietnam

This study is one of the Cooperative Agreement activities between Ha Noi Medical University and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Overall objectives:

The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the structure and role of family social support networks among injection drug users (IDUs)related behaviors concerning HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in order to make appropriate recommendations for interventions.

This study have two components: 1) qualitative using ethnographic methodology including participant observation and in-depth interviews and 2) quantitative.

Specific objectives:

(1)    The first survey can focus on broad and informative aspects of social support networks among IDUs.

(2)   The second survey is to investigate the association between a specific source of support, in particular family support and health-seeking behaviors such as HIV testing and registration of Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). The second component will be developed and conducted in support of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of San Francisco through the Fogarty Scholarship.

For more details, please contact:

Lung Bich Ngoc, MA

Senior Research Scientist

The Center for Research and Training on HIV/AIDS, Hanoi Medical University

Room 605, Building A1, Hanoi Medical University, No.1 Ton That Tung, Dong Da, Hanoi