The present study analyses the phenomenon of the migration to London of Italian intravenous drug users.
Using structured questionnaires and prevalence data it was estimated that a significant number of Italian intravenous drug users (at least 1000) were living in London at the time of the study (1990), of whom 30% were HIV positive.
Risk-taking behaviour was disturbingly high.
The reasons for migrating were indentified, and the implications of recent Italian legislation are briefly discussed.
The data indicated that the living conditions of these immigrants in London were precarious and that the vulnerable individuals had little access to services.
As the barriers to travel within the European Community disappear, the public health problems represented by the migration of problem-drug users are likely to become more acute.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diamorphine, Voie intraveineuse, Toxicomanie, Facteur risque, Prise risque, Enquête, Prévalence, Législation, Réglementation, CEE, Immigrant, Italien, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heroin, Intravenous administration, Drug addiction, Risk factor, Risk taking, Inquiry, Prevalence, Legislation, Regulation, EEC, Immigrant, Italian, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0035139
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 199406.