TITLE

Lessons from the History of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Epidemic among Spanish Drug Injectors

AUTHOR(S)
De Ia Fuente, L.; Bravo, M. J.; Barrio, G.; Parras, F.; Suárez, M.; Rodés, A.; Noguer, I.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/15/2003 Supplement 5, Vol. 37, pS410
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Spain,∼ 10 years passed between the time when human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) harm-reduction programs should have been developed with sufficient coverage to have an optimum impact on public health (before the HIV/AIDS epidemic's explosion in 1984) and the date of their actual implementation. This delay yielded an enormous cost for the country. The introduction of the virus in drug injector networks during a period of widespread diffusion of heroin injection and the lack of political awareness of the growing problem were 2 important factors that contributed to the important diffusion of the HIV infection among Spanish injection drug users. Lessons can be learned that may be of great interest in countries or territories facing similar challenges now and in the future.
ACCESSION #
11791136

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics