Although injection drug users have been shown to reduce high-risk injection behaviors in response to the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the total elimination of risk behaviors has not been achieved.
A more fundamental preventive measure may be to keep drug users from starting to inject at all.
The authors selected 184 drug users from a cohort study in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 1985 to 1992, who had reported at entry to the study that they either had never injected drugs or had injected for the last time more than 1 year before the initial visit.
Over a 5-year follow-up period, impressively high cumulative rates of transition to injection drug use were found in both groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Initiation, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Changement comportement, Prévention, Facteur risque, Pays Bas, Europe, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Initiation, Human, Follow up study, Behavior change, Prevention, Risk factor, Netherlands, Europe, Epidemiology
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Cote : 94-0556026
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 09/06/1995.