Frequent needle exchange use and HIV incidence in Vancouver, Canada.

@article{Wood2007FrequentNE,
  title={Frequent needle exchange use and HIV incidence in Vancouver, Canada.},
  author={Elizabeth D. Wood and Elisa Lloyd-Smith and Kathy Li and Steffanie Anne Strathdee and Will Small and Mark Tyndall and Julio S. G. Montaner and Thomas Kerr},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={
          172-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Opposition to needle exchange programs has been fueled by a Vancouver study showing an association between frequent program use and elevated rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among injection drug users. METHODS We evaluated possible explanations for the observed association between elevated HIV rates and frequent needle exchange attendance using a prospective observational cohort study of injection drug users in Vancouver, BC, Canada. HIV incidence rates were… CONTINUE READING
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