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  1. Explanations for sharing injection equipment in injecting drug users and barriers to safer drug use.

    Article - En anglais

    We examined the explanations given by a sample of 1245 injecting drug users in Sydney, Australia for accepting used injection equipment.

    Factor analysis of these reasons revealed three dimensions of sharing: not caring when withdrawing or intoxicated, unavailability of equipment, and not seeing it as high risk or ease of injecting.

    The most common reasons given were difficulty in obtaining sterile equipment (73 ; of cases), the dangers not seeming so important when in withdrawal (40 ;) and sharing being something done with friends or lovers (31 ;). Most common reasons for not sharing were related to health issues (91 ; citing AIDS and 67% hepatitis).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Facteur risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Motivation, Partage, Seringue, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Risk factor, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Motivation, Sharing, Syringe, Prevention, Health education, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0316078

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 199406.