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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