A Mismatch between High-Risk Behaviors and Screening of Infectious Diseases among People Who Inject Drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

@article{Mlunde2016AMB,
  title={A Mismatch between High-Risk Behaviors and Screening of Infectious Diseases among People Who Inject Drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.},
  author={Linda Beatrice Mlunde and Bruno Fokas Sunguya and Jessie Kazeni Kilonzo Mbwambo and Omary Said Ubuguyu and Akira Shibanuma and Junko Yasuoka and Masamine Jimba},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={e0148598}
}
BACKGROUND People who inject drugs are at risk of various infectious diseases. Despite such a risk, evidence is limited which studied the utilization of screening services for common infectious diseases among people who inject drugs in Tanzania. We aimed to examine their high-risk behaviors; utilization of screening services for HIV infection, hepatitis B/C, any other sexually transmitted infection, and tuberculosis; and their associated factors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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