Published in Physician Law Weekly, March 3rd, 2004
In a recent study from the United States, the "prevalence of HIV and associated risk behaviors were assessed among three groups of heroin users: long term injection drug users (LTIDUs), new injection drug users (NIDUs), and heroin sniffers (HSs) with no history of injection."
"HIV seroprevalence was similar among NIDUs (13.3%) and HSs (12.7%)," while "LTIDUs had almost twice as high a level of HIV infection (24.7%)," reported D.D. Chitwood and coauthors at the University of Miami. "After including drug use and sex behavior variables in logistic...
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