Drug use contexts and HIV-consequences: the effect of drug policy on patterns of everyday drug use in Rotterdam and the Bronx.

@article{Grund1992DrugUC,
  title={Drug use contexts and HIV-consequences: the effect of drug policy on patterns of everyday drug use in Rotterdam and the Bronx.},
  author={J P Grund and L. S. Stern and Charles D. Kaplan and N F Adriaans and Ernest Drucker},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  year={1992},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={381-92}
}
Epidemiological data on HIV seroprevalence has been essential in assessing the (future) extent of the AIDS epidemic. By coupling these data with quantifiable variables related to injection drug use (frequency of injecting, number of needle sharing partners) specific 'risk behaviors' could be determined, accounting for the rapid spread of the virus in the injecting drug user (IDU) population. Yet, such data give little information on the social mechanisms and setting generating such risk… CONTINUE READING

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