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Controlling HIV Epidemics among Injection Drug Users: Eight Years of Cross-Border HIV Prevention Interventions in Vietnam and China

  • Theodore M. Hammett mail,

    ted_hammett@abtassoc.com

    Affiliation: Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Don C. Des Jarlais,

    Affiliation: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ryan Kling,

    Affiliation: Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Binh Thanh Kieu,

    Affiliation: Abt Associates Inc., Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Janet M. McNicholl,

    Affiliation: DHAP, Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Punneeporn Wasinrapee,

    Affiliation: Thai Ministry of Public Health-US CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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  • J. Stephen McDougal,

    Affiliation: National Center for HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Wei Liu,

    Affiliation: Guangxi Center for Disease Control, Nanning, China

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  • Yi Chen,

    Affiliation: Guangxi Center for Disease Control, Nanning, China

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  • Donghua Meng,

    Affiliation: Ning Ming County Health Department, Ning Ming City (Guangxi), China

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  • Ngu Doan †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Abt Associates Inc., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Tho Huu Nguyen,

    Affiliation: Lang Son Provincial HIV/AIDS Center, Lang Son City, Vietnam

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  • Quyen Ngoc Hoang,

    Affiliation: Ha Giang Provincial Health Services, Ha Giang City, Vietnam

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  • Tren Van Hoang

    Affiliation: Ha Giang Provincial Health Services, Ha Giang City, Vietnam

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  • Published: August 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043141

About the Authors

Theodore M. Hammett, Ryan Kling
Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Don C. Des Jarlais
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America
Binh Thanh Kieu
Abt Associates Inc., Hanoi, Vietnam
Janet M. McNicholl
DHAP, Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Punneeporn Wasinrapee
Thai Ministry of Public Health-US CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
J. Stephen McDougal
National Center for HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Wei Liu, Yi Chen
Guangxi Center for Disease Control, Nanning, China
Donghua Meng
Ning Ming County Health Department, Ning Ming City (Guangxi), China
Ngu Doan
Abt Associates Inc., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tho Huu Nguyen
Lang Son Provincial HIV/AIDS Center, Lang Son City, Vietnam
Quyen Ngoc Hoang, Tren Van Hoang
Ha Giang Provincial Health Services, Ha Giang City, Vietnam

Corresponding Author

Email: ted_hammett@abtassoc.com

Competing Interests

Authors TMH, RK, and BTK are employees of Abt Associates Inc., a for-profit, employee-owned research and consulting firm based in the U.S. This employment relationship does not involve any competing interests of any kind, including those related to patents, products in development, or marketed products, nor does this relationship alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TMH DCDJ RK BTK WL YC DM ND THN QNH TVH. Performed the experiments: JMM PW. Analyzed the data: TMH RK BTK JMM JSM DCDJ. Wrote the paper: TMH DCDJ RK JMM.