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This study was carried out in 1987 to investigate the relationships between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related risk-taking behaviour, demographic characteristics and serostatus of 181 intravenous drug users in Sydney. Subjects were predominantly heterosexual men in their late twenties with limited secondary education. The majority (77%) had been(More)
The contents of needles and syringes returned by intravenous drug users to two Sydney needle and syringe exchange centres were analysed for HIV antibodies by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Reactive and borderline samples were further tested by the Western blot method. Basic demographic and needle sharing data were also collected from the(More)
The national educational programme on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused a dramatic increase in the number of heterosexual persons who presented for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody testing at the Albion Street (AIDS) Centre. There was also a marked increase in the number of intravenous drugs abusers who presented, although the(More)
Intravenous drug users who presented to the Albion Street (AIDS) Centre for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody screening during the period March 1, 1985 to January 31, 1989, were included in this study. Information on medical history and HIV risk-related behaviour was collected by means of a standardized, computer-coded medical record. Of the 1222(More)
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