Drug injecting and HIV infection among the population of drug abusers in Asia.

@article{Poshyachinda1993DrugIA,
  title={Drug injecting and HIV infection among the population of drug abusers in Asia.},
  author={Vichai Poshyachinda},
  journal={Bulletin on narcotics},
  year={1993},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={77-90}
}
Opium has been produced and consumed since the nineteenth century in the areas of Asia currently referred to as the Golden Crescent and the Golden Triangle. In the 1970s and 1980s, most countries from Afghanistan to Japan experienced a heroin epidemic of varying degrees of severity. Opium and heroin abuse appeared to be more severe in countries and areas where those drugs were produced, an exception being Hong Kong, which has had a large population of heroin abusers for more than two decades… CONTINUE READING
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