How do persons who inject drugs (PWID) protect themselves from overdose and HIV infection? I examine how acquisition and dissemination of protective knowledge and practices among PWID differ by gender. I use ethnographic observation and in-depth semi-structured interviews in two field sites, San Francisco California and New Haven Connecticut.
Brothers, Sarah. “Merchants, Samaritans, and Public Health Workers: Secondary Syringe Exchanger Discursive Practices.” 2016. International Journal of Drug Policy (37)1-8.
Brothers, Sarah, Jeffrey Schonberg, Jess Lin, Deborah Karasek, Colette Auerswald. “A Home of One’s Own: Formerly Homeless Youth’s Experiences of Transition into Permanent Supportive Housing.” 2015. Journal of Adolescent Health (56) 2: S9
Brothers, Sarah. “‘Hard to Hit’: A Qualitative Study of Assisted Injection Risks and Practices by Persons who Inject Drugs.” Under Review