To describe epidemiological trends in injecting and equipment sharing among a sample drawn from a drug-using population with a high rate of HIV infection.
A structured interview was administered prior to treatment to cross-sectional samples of drug users over the period 1988-1991.
Reports of injecting, sharing and HIV infection were compared annually.
Lothian Health Board's Community Drug Problems Service is a secondary level service offering harm reduction and treatment of dependency.
A total of 734 consecutively referred drug users resident in Edinburgh.
Re-referrals in the same calendar year were excluded.
History of injecting and sharing, recent injecting and sharing, HIV testing history, drugs used in previous month and substitute prescription status.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Echange, Seringue, Epidémiologie, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Exchange, Syringe, Epidemiology, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 94-0354940
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.