Injection and non-injection drug use and infectious disease in Baltimore City: differences by race.

@article{Keen2014InjectionAN,
  title={Injection and non-injection drug use and infectious disease in Baltimore City: differences by race.},
  author={Larry D Keen and Maria R. Khan and Lisa M Clifford and Paul Truman Harrell and William W. Latimer},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={1325-8}
}
PURPOSE The current study examines differences in the prevalence of biologically-confirmed hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV, and coinfection between Black and White adult cocaine/heroin users across three drug use subgroups identified in previous research (Harrell et al., 2012): non-injection smoking crack/nasal heroin users, heroin injectors, and polydrug injectors. RESULTS 59% of the 482 participants in the study were male. Significant race differences emerged between drug use subgroup… CONTINUE READING
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