Demographic, risk behaviour and personal network variables associated with prevalent hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV infection in injection drug users in Winnipeg, Canada
- Persistence of low drug treatment coverage for injection drug users in large US metropolitan areas. Tempalski, Barbara; Cleland, Charles M.; Pouget, Enrique R.; Chatterjee, Sudip; Friedman, Samuel R. // Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy;2010, Vol. 5, p23
Objectives: Injection drug users (IDUs) are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis, overdose and other harms. Greater drug treatment availability has been shown to reduce these harms among IDUs. Yet, little is known about changes in drug treatment availability for IDUs in the U.S. This paper...
- Requiring Help Injecting as a Risk Factor for HIV Infection in the Vancouver Epidemic. Wood, Evan; Spittal, Patricia M.; Kerr, Thomas; Small, Will; Tyndall, Mark W.; O'Shaughnessy, Michael V.; Schechter, Martin T. // Canadian Journal of Public Health;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p355
Background: Requiring help injecting was recently associated with syringe sharing, and later HIV-1 and HCV seroconversion among injection drug users (IDU) in Vancouver. This risk factor remains poorly understood. The present study investigates this risk factor among Vancouver IDUs. Methods: We...
- Injecting drug users have high rates of HIV and hepatitis. Zarocostas, John // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/2/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7813, p16
The article reports on the risk of injecting drug users for HIV and hepatitis.
- Retrospective cohort study examining incidence of HIV and hepatitis C infection among injecting drug users in Dublin. Smyth, B.P.; O'Connor, J.J.; Barry, J.; Keenan, E. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Apr2003, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p310
Analyzes a study of the cases of HIV and hepatitis C infections among intravenous drug abusers in Dublin, Ireland. Risk increase associated with drug addicts who share needles; Seroconversion rates.
- Infection with HIV and hepatitis C virus among injecting drug users in a prevention... van Beek, Ingrid; Dwyer, Robyn; Done, Gregory J.; Kuo, Kehui; Kaldor, John M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/15/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7156, p433
Presents a study which was conducted to determine the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus infections among injecting drug users in Sydney, Australia. How the study was conducted; Setting in which the study was conducted; Findings which indicate a high number of...
- Drug Sharing Among Heroin Networks: Implications for HIV and Hepatitis B and C Prevention. Koester, Stephen; Glanz, Jason; Barón, Anna // AIDS & Behavior;Mar2005, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p27
Qualitative and quantitative findings from the baseline survey of a longitudinal, socially-focused blood-borne disease intervention study among 611 heroin IDU in Denver indicate that high risk injection practices-the sharing of contaminated drug solution in particular-often occur as a...
- Cluster of Fulminant Hepatitis B in Crack Users. Comer, Gail M.; Mittal, Manoj K.; Donelson, Shirley S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1991, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p331
Fulminant hepatitis occurs in only 1% of acute hepatitis B patients, requiring hospitalization, but coinfection with delta virus increases the incidence. Hepatitis B and D infection are commonly associated with intravenous drug abuse, but there have been no previous reports of an association...
- Injection facilities needed to combat infection crisis, AIDS network says. Martens, Debra // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/28/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p1455
Suggests that a nationwide project to provide safe injection facilities is needed to help protect thousands of Canadians who inject illegal drugs. Concerns regarding HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and injection drug use voiced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network; Statistics on overdoses involving...
- Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis Among Minority Injection Drug Users. Estrada, Antonio L. // Public Health Reports;2002 Supplement 1, Vol. 117 Issue 3, pS126
Examines the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis among minority injection drug users in the U.S. Disparities in HIV/AIDS epidemiology; Prevalence of hepatitis B and C; Implications and policy recommendations.