An urgent need to scale-up injecting drug harm reduction services in Tanzania: prevalence of blood-borne viruses among drug users in Temeke District, Dar-es-Salaam, 2011.

@article{Bowring2013AnUN,
  title={An urgent need to scale-up injecting drug harm reduction services in Tanzania: prevalence of blood-borne viruses among drug users in Temeke District, Dar-es-Salaam, 2011.},
  author={Anna L. Bowring and Niklas Luhmann and Sandrine Pont and C{\'e}line Debaulieu and St{\'e}phanie Derozier and Fatima Asouab and Abdalla Toufik and Caroline van Gemert and Paul M Dietze and Mark Stoov{\'e}},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={78-81}
}
BACKGROUND Injecting drug use (IDU) is a growing concern in Tanzania compounded by reports of high-risk injecting and sexual risk behaviours among people who inject drugs (PWID). These behaviours have implications for transmission of blood-borne viruses, including HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). METHODS We recruited 267 PWID (87% male) from Temeke District, Dar-es-Salaam through snowball and targeted sampling. A behavioural survey was administered alongside repeated rapid HIV and HCV antibody… CONTINUE READING

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