Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 16th, 2004
"We examined gender differences in drug use patterns and in medical presentation among 520 hospitalized, HIV infected African Americans. Substance abuse history was self-reported, and medical data were obtained by chart review," reported S.J. Boyd and colleagues at the U.S. National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).
"Overall, 321 (65%) [of the patients] reported ever having used heroin, with equivalent rates in men and women. Women were more likely to report current use, to have...
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