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Title: Ethnopharmacology: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Intravenous Drug Use and HIV
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Ethnography  Volume:19  Issue:3  Dated:(October 1990)  Pages:349-369
Author(s): J Johnson
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: SR18TA05156
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intravenous drug users (IVDUs) constitute 28 percent of all AIDS cases and are a major route of HIV sexual transmission to the heterosexual population and to unborn children.
Abstract: Data were taken from the National AIDS Demonstration Research (NADR) project in Houston (TX). The project covered white, black, and Hispanic urban communities with high rates of drug use and prostitution. A survey and tape recorded interviews drew information about past and present drug use, lifestyle, health and health service utilization, sexually transmitted disease prevention, AIDS knowledge and media experiences. Descriptions from a cocaine addict about peaks and lows and the briefness and intensity of the drug help to explain why cocaine injectors are at such high risk for contracting HIV. 2 figures and 49 references
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Ethnomethodology
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Cocaine; Risk taking behavior
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