Khat chewing habit as a possible risk behaviour for HIV infection : A case-control study

  title={Khat chewing habit as a possible risk behaviour for HIV infection : A case-control study},
  author={Dawit Abebe and Asfaw Debella and Amare Dejene and Ambaye Degefa and Almaz Abebe and Kelbessa Urga and Lemma Ketema},
Background: The use/abuse of psychoactive drugs such as khat leaves (Catha edulis) are believed to alter one’s moods or emotional state either through the sustained release or inhibition of neurotransmitters, thereby enhancing or dampening the response of the individual. Most people whose thinking are warped by continued drug use may not be able to see the harm resulting from their actions. Thus, there has been a strong linkage between drug use and casual or unsafe sexual practice despite the… CONTINUE READING
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