The changing landscape of crack cocaine use and HIV infection

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, p571
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "The changing landscape of crack cocaine use and HIV infection," by David Celentano which was published at www.cmaj.ca. It discusses the study by K. DeBeck and colleagues which suggests that smoking of crack cocaine is an independent risk factor for HIV infection among intravenous drug abusers. The role of high-risk sexual activity as a significant predictor of HIV incidence is also tackled.


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