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Title:
Drug injecting and HIV infection : global dimensions and local responses
Author:
Stimson, Gerry V. (Gerry Vivian)
Publication Information:
London ; Bristol, Pa. : UCL Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
At head of title: World Health Organization.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1540 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781857288247

9781857288254
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Drug Injecting and HIV Infectionis a comparative international study of drug injecting behaviour and HIV infection based on the World Health Organization's study of 13 cities as disparate as Athens, Bangkok, Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro. Using a standardized methodology for the collection of data, as well as central data management and analysis, this study represents the largest international project of its kind. It presents a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about drug injecting, HIV infection, epidemic dynamics and possibilities for prevention.
Stressing the importance of linking research to intervention and policy, the contributors emphasize the need to place HIV and policy issues on the international agenda. Written by experts in the field, this global study offers an in-depth and definitive analysis of the subject.


Table of Contents

global perspectives on drug injecting
the social context of injectors' risk behaviour
health and social consequences of injecting drug use
drug injecting and HIV-1 infection - major findings from the multi-city study
new injectors and HIV-1 risk
the structure of stable seroprevalence HIV- 1 epidemics among injecting drug users
mobility and the diffusion of drug injecting and HIV infection
modelling the HIV-1 and AIDS epidemic among drug injectors
drug injecting and sexual safety - cross-national comparisons among cocaine and opioid injectors
cities responding to HIV- 1 epidemics among injecting drug users
prison and HIV-1 infection among drug injectors
preventing epidemics of HIV-1 among injecting drug users
overview - policies and interventions to stem HIV-1 epidemics associated with injecting drug use
appendix 1 methodology of the World Health Organization multi-city study on drug injecting and risk of HIV infection
appendix 2 city epidemics and contexts
appendix 3 contributors and collaborating agencies in the World Health Organization multi-city study on drug injecting and risk of HIV infection