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Georgia State Associate Professor Examines Social Pathways of HIV Risk

In this year’s first issue of the Journal of Urban Health, Dr. Natalie Crawford, assistant professor of epidemiology at Georgia State University School of Public Health – along with colleagues from Columbia, UCLA, Hopkins, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute – examine the social pathways of HIV Risk. They find that high-risk social ties foretell differences in opportunity for HIV exposures and may contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in HIV transmission. Discrimination may affect the formation of high-risk social ties and has not been explored as a possible explanation for these persistent disparities.