Profiles of risk: a qualitative study of injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran

  title={Profiles of risk: a qualitative study of injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran},
  author={Emran Mohammad Razzaghi and Afarin Rahimia Movaghar and Traci J. Craig Green and Kaveh Khoshnood},
  journal={Harm Reduction Journal},
  pages={12 - 12}
BACKGROUND In Iran, there are an estimated 200,000 injecting drug users (IDUs). Injecting drug use is a relatively new phenomenon for this country, where opium smoking was the predominant form of drug use for hundreds of years. As in many countries experiencing a rise in injecting drug use, HIV/AIDS in Iran is associated with the injection of drugs, accounting for transmission of more than two-thirds of HIV infections. This study aimed to: describe the range of characteristics of IDUs in Tehran… CONTINUE READING
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