By Gerry Stimson
Drug Injecting and HIV an infection is a comparative overseas learn of drug injecting behaviour and HIV an infection in accordance with the realm healthiness Organization's examine of thirteen towns as disparate as Athens, Bangkok, Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro. utilizing a standardized technique for the gathering of information, in addition to valuable information administration and research, this research represents the most important foreign venture of its variety. It provides a accomplished evaluate of what's at present recognized approximately drug injecting, HIV an infection, epidemic dynamics and chances for prevention. Stressing the significance of linking learn to intervention and coverage, the participants emphasize the necessity to position HIV and coverage matters at the overseas time table. Written via specialists within the box, this worldwide research deals an in-depth and definitive research of the topic.
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Injection is also easier than opium smoking, requiring less time for preparation and consumption. These economic considerations should not be taken as arguments for legalization of currently illegal drugs, but as an indication that there are economic incentives for injection as a route of administration. Fifth, is that diffusion of injection can be rapid. In many parts of the world it took only a few years to happen. This means that countries presently without injecting need to be able to identify the potential for its spread.
14, Geneva: World Health Organization. , YANG, X. et al. (1994) ‘Injecting drug use and HIV infection in south-west China’, AIDS, 8, pp. 1141– 7. G. J. (1995) ‘IV risk behaviors but absence of infection among drug users in detoxification centers outside Yunnan province, China, 1993’, AIDS, 9, pp. 959–63. Friedman and Fabio Mesquita There is a popular view that the reason why injecting drug users share each other’s injecting equipment is that they are unconcerned with their health and the health of others.