Wake-Up Call

March 2005
Scholastic Scope;3/7/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 14, special section p3
The article presents a chart that shows how injection-drug use spreads AIDS far beyond just the drug abusers themselves. Based on 2002 data, it breaks down the broad category of AIDS-infected people whose infection resulted directly or indirectly from injection-drug use. 48 percent were males who injected drugs of abuse. 30 percent were males and females who had sex partners who injected drugs of abuse.


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