Correlates of risky injection practices among past-year injection drug users among the US general population.

@article{Ropelewski2011CorrelatesOR,
  title={Correlates of risky injection practices among past-year injection drug users among the US general population.},
  author={Lauren R Ropelewski and Brent Edward E Mancha and A. P. Hulbert and Abby E Rudolph and Silvia Saboia Martins},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2011},
  volume={116 1-3},
  pages={64-71}
}
BACKGROUND With an estimated 1 million active injection drug users (IDUs), injection drug use continues to be a public health concern in the United States. Risky injection practices have been associated with the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and C, as well as other skin and soft tissue infections. METHODS We used data from 463 respondents, aged 18 and older, who were past-year IDUs in the 2005-2008 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). We investigated correlates of risky… CONTINUE READING
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