This study sought to describe the drugs used by drug injectors infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to determine factors associated with the primary injection drug used.
A cross-section of persons 18 years of age or older reported with HIV or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) to local health departments in 11 US states and cities was surveyed.
Of 4162 persons interviewed, 1147 (28%) reported ever having injected drugs.
Of these 1147 injectors, 72% primarily injected a drug other than heroin.
However, the types of drugs injected varied notably by place of residence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, SIDA, Age apparition, Initiation, Substance toxicomanogène, Surveillance sanitaire, Adulte, Etats Unis, Virose, Infection, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, AIDS, Age of onset, Initiation, Drug of abuse, Sanitary surveillance, Adult, United States, Viral disease, Infection, Human, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0065546
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.