Rapid assessment and response to injecting drug use in Madras, south India.

@article{Mudaliar2000RapidAA,
  title={Rapid assessment and response to injecting drug use in Madras, south India.},
  author={Mudaliar and P Thyagarajan and Kumar and Selvanayagam and Daniels},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 1-2},
  pages={83-98}
}
HIV infection among injecting drug users (IDUs) is preventable, and in order to develop appropriate interventions, an assessment was carried out at Madras, South India using the Rapid Assessment and Response Guide on Injecting Drug Use developed by WHO. Data were collected with multiple methods from multiple sources using the principles of triangulation and induction. A total of 100 IDUs were interviewed. These interviews were complemented by focus groups and observations. A community advisory… CONTINUE READING

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