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HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate

ale sex workers and one third of injection drug users in Tijuana have ever had an HIV test," said Carlos Magis-Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of the study and Director of Epidemiology at CENSIDA, Mexico's federal HIV/AIDS agency. "Simple steps, such as proper use of condoms and increasing the availability of sterile syringes, can make a major difference in fighting this epidemic," said Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., Chief of the Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural Medicine at UCSD, where the study was conducted.

Other co-authors include Robert S. Hogg, Ph.D., UCSD Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural Medicine and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine; Enrique Bravo-Garcia and Cecilia Gayet, Centro Nacional para la Prevencion y Control del VIH/SIDA, Mexico City; Thomas L. Patterson, Ph.D., UCSD Department of Psychiatry; and Stefano M. Bertozzi, Ph.D., Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.


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