Characteristics of high-risk HIV-positive IDUs in Vietnam: implications for future interventions.

@article{Go2011CharacteristicsOH,
  title={Characteristics of high-risk HIV-positive IDUs in Vietnam: implications for future interventions.},
  author={Vivian F Go and C. Frangakis and Le Van Nam and Teerada Sripaipan and Anna Bergenstrom and Fan Li and Carl A. Latkin and David D Celentano and Vu Minh Quan},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={381-9}
}
The HIV epidemic in Vietnam is concentrated primarily among injecting drug users (IDUs). To prevent HIV-1 superinfection and to develop effective HIV prevention programs, data are needed to understand the characteristics of high-risk HIV-positive IDUs. In 2003 , we conducted a community-based cross-sectional study among predominately male, out-of-treatment IDUs, aged 18?45, in the Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam. Among 299 male participants, 42.8% were HIV-positive, and among those, 96.9% did not… CONTINUE READING

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