Needle-cleaning practices among intravenous drug users who share injection equipment in Baltimore, Maryland.
In Baltimore, Maryland, between 1988 and 1989, 2, 921 intravenous drug users were recruited into a study of drug injection practices and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Sixty-three percent reported both current use and sharing of needles ; almost all these (N=1,757) reported using injection equipment immediately after it was used by another intravenous drug user.
Of the 1,757, 62% said that they typically' cleaned the used equipment with bleach or alcohol before injecting.
These data suggest that information about disinfecting needles has disseminated into this population and identifies several groups to target for interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Facteur risque, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Partage, Seringue, Prévention, Information biomédicale, Communication information, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Risk factor, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Sharing, Syringe, Prevention, Biomedical information, Information communication, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0418175
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.