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  1. Edinburgh drug users : are they injecting and sharing less ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    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.

    Design

    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.

    Setting

    Lothian Health Board's Community Drug Problems Service is a secondary level service offering harm reduction and treatment of dependency.

    Participants

    A total of 734 consecutively referred drug users resident in Edinburgh.

    Re-referrals in the same calendar year were excluded.

    Measures

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

    Cote : 94-0354940

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.