HIV prevalence and risk behaviour in injecting drug users in Berlin.
Risks of drug abuse in a global context. Symposium. Berlin (DEU), 1992/09/15.
In injecting drug users (IDU) newly entering drug treatment centres in Berlin, HIV seroprevalence continuously decreased from 1985 through 1992.
A recent cross-sectional study with multi-site sampling (n=472) showed significantly differing HIV prevalences by site of recruitment (treatment centres 6%, storefront units 20%, infectious disease clinic 56%). In multivariate analysis, the borrowing of syringes in prison was the strongest independent predictor of HIV infection.
A majority of the IDU have reduced risks of infection.
However, current risk behaviour is common.
Of all IDU, 48% reported the borrowing of syringes within the previous 6 months, only 13% had consequently used condoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Epidémiologie, Homme, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Toxicité, Sérologie, Prévalence, Allemagne, Europe, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Epidemiology, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Toxicity, Serology, Prevalence, Germany, Europe, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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