Needle sharing and participation in the Amsterdam syringe exchange program among HIV-seronegative injecting drug users.
To enhance the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus infection, factors related to regular participation in the Amsterdam Syringe Exchange and the borrowing of syringes were studied in 131 HIV-seronegative injecting drug users in a 1989-90 survey.
A total of 29 percent of the users reported borrowing syringes, that is injecting drugs at least once in the past 4-6 months with a needle or syringe previously used by someone else.
Users at increased risk of borrowing are previous borrowers, long term moderate-to-heavy alcohol users, current cocaine injectors, and drug users without permanent housing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Seringue, Pays Bas, Europe, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Programme sanitaire, Echange, Toxicomanie, Séronégativité, Participation, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Syringe, Netherlands, Europe, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Sanitary program, Exchange, Drug addiction, Seronegativity, Participation, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0203946
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.