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NCJ Number: 137177 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS and Drug Misuse
Editor(s): J Strang; G V Stimson
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-05328-5
Sale Source: Routledge
711 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These 24 papers examine the connection between AIDS and intravenous drug abuse and the implications for AIDS prevention, treatment, and care as well as research, policy, and programs both in individual countries and globally.
Abstract: Overviews discuss the impacts of HIV on scientific research, medicine, planning for public health responses, and direct work with drug users and the need for new interventions to strengthen both the primary prevention of drug-injecting behavior and the secondary transmission of HIV. Additional papers focus on the clinical features of HIV infection and AIDS in drug users, HIV antibody testing, the neuropsychiatric complications of HIV infection, trends in drug abuse and high-risk behavior, and HIV transmission and prevention efforts in several cities. Other papers discuss HIV prevention programs and policies in individual countries, AIDS in correctional facilities, needle exchange programs, counseling of drug abusers, self-help programs, the primary care of HIV-positive drug abusers, and the role of the therapeutic community. Examples are presented from the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Australia, and other countries.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Drug abuse education; Drug paraphernalia; International cooperation
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