Institute for Community Research
Study of High-Risk Drug Use Settings for HIV Prevention

Study of High-Risk Drug Use Settings for HIV Prevention


High Risk Sites

Research on the dynamics and characteristics of high-risk drug use sites and site user social networks to document HIV-related risks and to assess potential of developing AIDS prevention interventions to be implemented in situ. This is Project 3 of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA).

Project Staff

Principle Investigator/Project Director
Margaret (Peg) Weeks, PhD

Center Principle Investigator
Michael Merson, MD
Yale University


Under Construction


Under Construction


Weeks, M.R., Clair, S., Borgatti, S.P., Radda, K. & Schensul, J.J. (2002). Social networks of drug users in high risk sites: Finding the connections. AIDS and Behavior, 6 (2), 193-206.

Weeks, M.R., Clair S., Singer M., Radda K., Schensul J.J., Wilson D.S., Martinez M., Scott G. & Knight, G. (2001). High-Risk drug use sites, meaning and practice: Implications for AIDS prevention. Journal of Drug Issues, 31, 781-808.