Drug use and HIV risk-taking behaviour among clients in methadone maintenance treatment.

@article{Darke1992DrugUA,
  title={Drug use and HIV risk-taking behaviour among clients in methadone maintenance treatment.},
  author={Shane Darke and Angela Baker and Jane Dixon and Alex Wodak and Nick Heather},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={263-8}
}
Current drug use and HIV risk-taking behaviour of a sample of 95 methadone maintenance clients was investigated. Subjects had been on their current programme for an average of 70.9 weeks with a mean daily dose of methadone of 65.6 mg. Two-thirds had injected heroin, and 82% had injected a street drug in the month prior to interview. Over 20% of subjects had shared a needle in the month before interview, all with only one other person. Subjects who had injected cocaine in the month before… CONTINUE READING