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Louisville Researchers Examine How Drug Policy Impacts HIV Vulnerability among African Americans

Although HIV rates are higher among the African American community compared to the White population, research shows that engagement in risky behaviors does not fully account for these differences. Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities. Dr. Jelani Kerr and Mr. Trinidad Jackson utilized a review of scientific literature and an historical analysis of drug policy to create the Drug War HIV/AIDS Inequities Model, which appeared recently in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

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