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NCJ Number: 134569 Find in a Library
Title: Cocaine, AIDS, and Intravenous Drug Use
Editor(s): S R Friedman; D S Lipton; B Stimmel
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: Harrington Park Press, Inc
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56023-004-5
Sale Source: Harrington Park Press, Inc
12 West 32 Street
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents important information about how to deal with both cocaine use and AIDS.
Abstract: The papers included in this volume address several issues: how to prevent the further spread of the AIDS epidemic, pharmacotherapeutic interventions for cocaine abuse, changes in cocaine use after entry to methadone treatment, cardiovascular evaluation after withdrawal from chronic alcohol or cocaine-alcohol abuse, the prevention of HIV transmission in drug treatment programs, organizing as a new approach to AIDS risk reduction for intravenous drug users, and the reasons woman partners of drug users will continue to be at high risk for HIV infection. One paper describes the program and efforts of the Tacoma Syringe Exchange which has been operational for over a year despite existing drug paraphernalia laws in Washington. 7 figures, 13 tables, and 282 references
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Cocaine
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV epidemiology; Drug abuse; Medical research
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