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  1. HIV infection in females dependent on drugs.

    Article - En anglais

    One hundred and seventy-one drug-dependent females in a drug rehabilitation centre were studied to estimate the prevalence of HIV infection among them.

    Twenty-four (14%) were positive on the Western Blot test.

    The presence of HIV infection was significantly correlated with syphilis (p<0.03) and age (p<0.001) ; 83% of those who were HIV positive were intravenous drug users.

    The need for harm reduction programmes to prevent spread of HIV infection among injecting drug users is stressed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Opiacés, Prévalence, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Séropositivité, Partage, Seringue, Relation sexuelle, Prise risque, Femme, Homme, Malaisie, Asie, Santé publique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Opiates, Prevalence, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Seropositivity, Sharing, Syringe, Sexual intercourse, Risk taking, Woman, Human, Malaysia, Asia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0154151

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 199608.