Alternate routes of administration and risk for HIV among prescription opioid abusers.

@article{Surratt2011AlternateRO,
  title={Alternate routes of administration and risk for HIV among prescription opioid abusers.},
  author={Hilary L. Surratt and Steven P. Kurtz and Theodore J. Cicero},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={334-41}
}
Route of administration is an important contributor to the adverse health consequences of prescription medication abuse. The current study examines characteristics associated with non-oral routes of administration among a large sample of prescription opioid abusers and explores needle-related human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors as well. In the study, 791 opioid abusers completed a one-time structured interview, including complete histories of illicit and prescription drug abuse… CONTINUE READING