High-risk behaviors associated with transition from illicit non-injection to injection drug use among adolescent and young adult drug users: a case-control study.

@article{Fuller2002HighriskBA,
  title={High-risk behaviors associated with transition from illicit non-injection to injection drug use among adolescent and young adult drug users: a case-control study.},
  author={Crystal M. Fuller and David Vlahov and Danielle C. Ompad and Nina V Shah and Amelia M Arria and Steffanie Anne Strathdee},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={
          189-98
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of our study was to elucidate characteristics of persons likely to transition into injection drug use so that an identifiable group with high-risk for blood-borne infection may be targeted for interventions. METHODS An age-matched case-control analysis was performed from a cohort study in Baltimore, 1997-1999, of street-recruited non-injection and injection drug users (IDUs), aged 15-30. Cases were IDUs injecting < or = 2 years and controls were age-matched persons who used… CONTINUE READING
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